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theBalm Shady Lady Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 Comparison

I did this comparison quite a while ago, not too long after I got my new camera. I got the bright idea of swatching both of theBalm Shady Lady palettes 1 and 2 together. I’ve labeled all the colors 1 and 2 to go along with the swatches.

Volume 1 – My favorite from this one is Jet-setting Jennifer. I also really like Risque Renee, Easy Wheezie, Shameless Shana and Jealous Jordana.

Volume 2 – My favorite from this on eis Bossy Bobbi. I also really like Feisty Felicia, Makeout Mary, and Insane Jane.

Shady Lady Vol 1 & 2
Caught in the Act Courtney (1) – rich brown with gold sparkle
Caught in the Act Courtney (2) – rich brown with gold sparkle
Shameless Shana (1) – tahitian bronze
Mischevious Marissa (2) – luxurious champagne gold
Luscious Lani (1) – icy pink champagne
Devilish Danielle (2) – champagne peach
Tempting Tara (2) – bright white frost
Jet-setting Jennifer (1) – pale gold sihmmer
All About Alex (1) – golden khaki olive
Makeout Mary (2) – olive green with goldshen sheen
Jealous Jordana (1) – rich shimmering green
Bossy Bobbi (2) – blackened teal blue
Risque Renee (1) – dark navy blue sheen
Feisty Felicia (2) – blackened plum with silver sparks
Curvy Cami (1) – plum shimmer with gold flecks
Just This Once Jamie (2) – pink mauve with silver shimmer
Insane Jane (2) – dark taupe brown metallic
Easy Wheezie (1) – gunmetal grey shimmer

Volume 1 $29.99
Volume 2 $36.54

Ingredients Vol. 1:
Mica, Silica, Polyethylene, Synthetic Wax, PTFE, Isoeicosane, Polyisobutene, Dimethicone, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), May Contain (+/-): Boron Nitride, Kaolin, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Capric/Caprylic Triglycerides, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Carmine (CI 75470), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ferric Ferrocyanide, Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Ultramarines (CI 77007)

Ingredients Vol. 2:
Mica, Boron Nitride, Polyethylene, Isoeicosane, Silica, Dimethicone, Polyisobutene, Ptfe, Synthetic Wax, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Kaolin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sodium Dehydroacetate. May Contain / Peut Contenir [+/- Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Carmine (Ci 75470), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Ultramarines (Ci 77007)].

Having both palettes really gives you a lot of options when it comes to color combinations. What colors do you like the best?

I really love the texture of these shadows. They’ve got good pigmentation. They’re smooth. They blend easily. These are all things I want in an eye shadow. I think these palettes are a nice investment, which is why I added them to my collection.

Do you like theBalm?

Products purchased by me. All opinions are my own.

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    • Emi at Project Swatch

      This is a great post! Both palettes look lovely to me – though I don’t own either. I do really love the balm, I have a blush and I just bought the soap opera palette off a friend who wasn’t using it. I also really want the nude tude palette – but I’m hoping it will go up on haute look again, I don’t want to pay full price.

      • Phyrra

        Me too! I <3 hautelook

    • DalaLuz

      Love the Balm, so happy I managed to collect all three Shady Lady palettes :)

      • Phyrra

        Yay! I’m still debating the third :)

    • Jenn

      I love theBalm…I have both SL palette’s 1 and 2 I found at TJ Maxx and Marshall’s each were 12.99. :-) I also have the nude ‘tude palette and meet matte palette…I won 150 dollar GC to theBalm so I have a ton of their cosmetic’s now, haha, all the blushes are lovely and i love the mary lou-manizer, and their new lipsticks are amazingly pigmented and smooth.

      • Phyrra

        Nice deal!

    • http://www.baroque-in-babylon.blogspot.com Tianne Pierce

      I like Lani and Danielle. I’m such a sucker for peach/beige shades.

      • Phyrra

        They are quite lovely :)

    • http://www.cybelesays.com cybele

      that bossy bobbi green looks fab!

      • Phyrra

        I think it’s super pretty :)

    • Jennifer

      I now have to get Vol. 1 as my name is Jennifer.

      • Phyrra

        Yes! That color is awesome.

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