I managed to get this palette for a steal at only US$25++ and with 16 eyeshadows, 2 lip/cheek stains and 1 lip gloss. It's a freaking STEAL.
Apparently this palette is being sold for a fraction of it's price in many US outlets hence the deal. It retails for US$44.50.
This is my first item from theBalm range and I'm loving it!
The palette itself is really thin and not bulky at all. Held closed by magnets with 2 flipboards - one revealing the eyeshadows and the other revealing the lip/cheek products.
When opened.... Ta Dah!!!! The brush was useless so didn't use it at all.
Top-right eyeshadow got a little messy during shipment but it is still intact. Love all the colours! It has all the basic shades you need. :)
Swatches: First two rows
Swatches: Last two rows.
All the shades are shimmery so if you're not a fan of shimmer eyeshadows you may wanna stay clear. IMO, it's slightly on the high shimmer side which I didnt really like, but the eyeshadows are of great quality and pigmentation so I wouldn't mind keeping it anyways. :)