If you’re not familiar with the makeup brand, The Balm, you really should be. Their packaging is fantastic, incorporating a 50’s “pin-up/comic book” era with hilarious tongue-and-cheek catch phrases. It’s always a treat pulling their products out of the vanity. Within the last year or so The Balm came out with a “greatest hits” Volume 1 palette that encompassed all of their best-selling products in one palette. Genius. Slow clap to the designer. If you’re interested in reading my full In The Balm of Your Hand Greatest Hits Vol. 1 Palette Review (say that 10 times fast) grab a coffee, a snack, and continue reading.
In The Balm of Your Hand Greatest Hits Vol. 1 Palette Review
If you’ve been following the blog for any amount of time, you’ll know that I am brutally honest. If I don’t like it, I will tear it apart. That’s why readers come back and trust my opinion. Guys…this palette is AMAZING. It’s the one. It’s Neo. It’s the travel companion of my dreams. The Caliph of Clout. The Great Bambino. Did I mention it’s $17?
The packaging (as stated above) is adorable. It has 11 products inside, but on the outside, shows the design of each product if it were purchased separately. Staple products like, Bahama Mama bronzer, Cabana Boy blush, and Mary-Lou Manizer highlight are all found inside. The palette is very sturdy, has a nice mirror, and magnetic closure for safe keeping.
Here is a breakdown of the products inside and their uses:
- Hot Mama – a coral shade with fine, gold shimmer. Can be used as a blush or shadow. $20 Retail
- InStain Argyle – a matte pink shade. Can be used as blush or shadow. $22 Retail.
- Cabana Boy – a satin berry shade. Can be used as blush or shadow. $21 Retail.
- Bahama Mama – a matte mid-toned brown. Can be used as bronzer or shadow. Great for transition shade on the eyes. $20 Retail.
- Insane Jane (from their Shade Lady Vol. 2 palette) – a metallic, bronzy taupe. Can be used as a shadow only. $5.50 Retail.
- Mischevious Marissa (from their Shady Lady palette) – a metallic rose-gold. Can be used as a shadow or blush/highlight. $5.50 Retail.
- Sexy (from the Nude tude palette)a matte, warm, chocolate cherry. Perfect for deepening the crease, outer corner, or use as a liner. Also, use all over the eye for a sexy, smokey eye. $36 if bought separately. $5.50 Retail
- Lead Zeppelin (from the Balm Jovi palette) – a satin, deep, cool toned grey. Perfect for deepening the crease, outer corner, or use as a liner. Also, use all over the eye for a sexy, smokey eye. $5.50 Retail.
- Mary-Lou Manizer – a metallic, light gold. Perfect as a highlight, shadow, or inner corner highlight. $24 Retail
Enclosed in a second part of the palette are 2 cream products.
- Caramel (How’d you like them apples palette) – a matte, warm, caramel-coral. Can be used as a cream blush, on the lips, or on the lids.
- Mia Moore (from The Balm Girls palette) – a rich, cherry red with a light sheen. It’s almost matte. Can be used as a lipstick or blush, if used sparingly. $17 Retail
If you watched the video you’ll notice I’m a better writer than speaker. I’ll get better though over time. Just jitters.
Anyway, I am blown away with the quality of this palette. All of the shades are high quality and blend like a dream. Pigmentation is excellent. It’s fun, functional, smart, and doesn’t take things too seriously. I wish more brands would take this approach to makeup. Give this palette a try. I guarantee you will be glad you did. ❤️Thanks for reading and sticking around for this very long In The Balm of Your Hand Greatest Hits Vol. 1 Palette Review. See y’all soon.