You can still get it! The Balm Shady Lady Vol. 3

I usually get all annoyed when I see some pretty limited edition palettes that I won’t be able to buy anymore. I had these photos taken a long time ago, but I didn’t feature it because I thought they were already sold out. Then, I saw this at different Sasa stores, so yay! It’s safe for me to show you the colours!

 

In my opinion, The Balm is one of the more affordable brands that make good quality pigmented eye shadows! I haven’t tried the other products yet, but its Shady Ladies have impressed me time after time. I didn’t manage to pick up Vol. 1, but I definitely fell in love with Vol. 2. I certainly didn’t hesitate to purchase Vol. 3. The eye shadows are buttery soft with minimal fall outs. Some shades are matte and some shimmery. I especially love the shimmery ones because they are not over the top, just soft and subtle enough for an ethereal glow. Below is what the palette looks like. Housed in a sturdy cardbox like palette, the 9 shadows can take you from day to night in a heart beat.

 

 

This palette is lighter compared to Vol. 2 (there are more darker shades) but this one has some pretty shades such as Runaround Rebecca and Come-Hither Heather. Below are swatches for you. The first photo is taken under direct sunlight (see how they shine!) and the second is taken using diffused light. The only shade that I thought was a dud was Guilty Gwen. It is supposed to be black, but it turned out dry and stiff. Even working it on the lids with a brush, this shade is harder to work with than the rest which glide on like butter.

 

 

For the price of RM120, I still think this palette is a bargain. For 8 beautiful colours and 1 odd dud, it is still value for money. The packaging can get a little dirty, since the pigments stick onto the paper material, but it’s still good. I’m tempted to depot the shadows into my Unii or Z-palette so I can combine both Vol.2 and 3 in the same palette. We’ll see. If I did it, I will show you what the palette looks like.

Have you tried any of The Balm products before? Did you manage to get any of the Shady Ladies? They are lovely palettes and should there be a Vol.4, I will get it in a blink of an eye!

 

xoxo Lily

 

  • milktea

    For me, I’m lusting for palette vol.2. I have vols.1 & 3 purchased from overseas blog sale. But vol.2 is the prettiest i think. Sometimes, I look at both my shady lady palettes next to my two sleek palettes (ori & storm) and think do i have too many eye shadows? 🙂

    • Lily

      I don’t have 1 and I do love Vol 2! I just depotted the eye shadows into a z palette. Will show you guys later!

  • BooBooNinja

    Hey girl — just so you know, I’m open to CPs for you. Just ask, ok?

    • Lily

      Aaw, thanks babe! I will keep that in mind 🙂

      • BooBooNinja

        Cheers!

  • Sunny @ Mostly Sunny

    Oh I’ve always wanted one of these but for some reason never hunted them down! I’ll see if I can find any at Sasa next week 🙂

    • Lily

      Oh you should, these are really good quality shadows 🙂 If you need me to get it for you, just let me know!

  • Have heard so much about The Balm but I’ve yet to try anything from the brand yet! Turnaround Rebecca’s a gorgeous shade of green too but does one need another eyeshadow palette? =D

    • Lily

      There is no such thing as too many eyeshadows or too many blushes, my dear… different textures, different shades… the confession of a makeup addict. LOL!

  • Gin

    i have no 2 and i love it! like the cardboard packaging! slim and sturdy!

    it is very cheap if u do the math hiehiehie~~~ coz there’s 9 of them!

    • Lily

      Hi Gin! I agree, definitely value for money. I depotted both the palettes already though… and put them together 😉

      • BooBooNinja

        What freestyle palettes do you prefer?

        • Lily

          I have some Unii palettes and some Z palettes. I like Unii palettes because they’re sturdy but they are also small and expensive. Z palettes are bigger, but the packaging is just strong cardbox. They’re both very different, so I like them both for various reasons 🙂 Do you use any?

          • BooBooNinja

            I have two of the old style Inglot travel palettes (you can’t get them in stores anymore) and one small Z-palette. I’ve been trying to get one of the first versions of the UNII palette because I like how it seals. Though the clear cover of the Z-palette is convenient, the rectangular Inglot and UNII palettes fit better in my makeup bag and both have good sized mirrors.

            I also think depotting and consolidating my makeup is fun 🙂

            • Lily

              Oh yes, I think depotting is fun too, unless I break the pan, which happened quite a few times 😉

          • Gin

            haha, i dare not to transfer any of my eyeshadows…i am too clumsy for that! i feel that i have ignored the Naked a lot due to its bulky packaging! too diff to tote around with that

            • Lily

              It takes practice for sure. I remember my first depotting attempt *eeks!* Do you ‘tote around’ with all your makeup? Gosh, so heavy! You could try just carrying an eyeshadow duo. But if I travel, I don’t really mind the bulk.

          • Gin

            >.< yes i do tote around most of my makeups and skincare…hehe, coz i go home almost every week and i dont have a separate stash at home..so bulky stuffs always get left out! sorry Naked i actually love u a lot! HAHAHA

            • Lily

              Aah, I see. I actually depotted my Naked into a Unii palette. So, that palette houses Naked and a blush to go with it. Same goes for the 15 Anniversary palette which was WAY huge… Maybe I’ll do a post on depotting and my palettes one day. It’s helped me reduce storage space, for sure. We’ll see…

  • theBalm is currently my favorite brand of makeup.

    Awesome packaging – designs/names. Great quality. And paraben-free!

    Yay!

    I have all three volumes. I purchased them from the official theBalm website.

    They had a sale so I got all three palettes for the price of one.

    One palette costs about RM42-43 after conversion.

    Hip hip hooray!

    I hope you do show the way you depotted the eyeshadows.

    Thanks, Lily!

    • Lily

      I missed the sale! I wanted Vol 1. I would’ve bought it in a heartbeat. 3 for the price of 1, bargain! Let me know if there’s another sale like that!
      I’ll see what I can do about the depotting post 🙂

      • BooBooNinja

        Lily, are you able to purchase things off HauteLook? TheBalm shows up occasionally.

        • Lily

          There are so many awesome things on Haute look but it’s only available for those in the USA.