Melanin and Swatch | The Balm Single Eyeshadow’s

The Balm Single Eyeshadows

When I first started this blog one of the things I wanted to do was provide swatches for products on a deeper skin tone. Yes I know that there are some bloggers that currently do this, however I found that often times it was the more popular products that were swatched, and featured. As a makeup lover, I don’t limit myself to just main stream brands, though in this case The Balm is pretty main stream.

So I’m starting a new series on my blog that will focus solely on providing swatches of products, I have a vast array of eyeshadows and blushes and providing some visibility to how they apply to some one with a deeper skin tone. Doing this series will allow me to show the colours and application without having to provide a complete review. Often times I haven’t had the chance to use the palette or product as extensively as I would like to before providing a review.

Generally I will apply the swatches on skin that hasn’t been primed, and I’ll use a brush as well as my finger so you can see the difference in application.

Quick Thoughts

My initial thoughts on these shadows is that I like them, they are pigmented but not overly so. They are buildable, so you can increase the intensity when you apply it. I did find that some shades were dry and powdery and others were creamy and smooth. The ones that are a bit drier like #10, are more on the powdery side and are sheer when first applied, the creamy shades like #21, are rich and pigmented on first application.


Have you tried any of the single eyeshadows from The Balm? What did you think of them?