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The Balm What's the Tea Palette Swatches

Saturday, 20 July 2019
The Balm What's the Tea Palette Swatches 
The Balm Cosmetics is a brand that holds a special place in my heart, one of my first palettes ever was The Balm Nude Tude! Everything they do is super cute but not too childish or a gimmick like some brands can tend to do. Most recently they launched The Balm What's the Tea Eyeshadow Palettes in Hot Tea and Iced Tea to satisfy your warm or cool toned needs! Both palettes contain a light toned and black eyeshadow base as well, I'll get to that at the end of the post. They can be found on The Balm website for $36USD or on Amazon (which ships to Canada for less than their site). Currently on Amazon the Iced Tea Palette is half price! 
The Balm What's the Tea Iced Tea Eyeshadow Palette
The Balm Iced Tea Palette really intrigued me, I'm normally more into a warm toned palette but I feel like this is super balanced and ironically not too "icey". The shades "The Buzz" and "He Said, She Said" are my faves! If you want to see this palette in action I posted a tutorial on my Instagram
The Balm Ice Tea Palette Swatches 
The Balm What's the Tea Ice Tea Palette Swatches
The Balm What's the Tea Hot Tea Eyeshadow Palette
The Balm Hot Tea Palette contains the warmer of the shades but in my opinion for something called "hot tea" and as a warm shade lover I could use some more heat! That being said, there are a ton of palettes on the market with warm browns and oranges so perhaps these palettes are trying to not be too warm or too cool on either end which I can appreciate. 
The Balm Hot Tea Palette Swatches
The Balm What's the Tea Hot Tea Palette Swatches
Overall, I really do like both of these palettes. They both have interesting shades that I don't already have which isn't easy with my large makeup collection. The eyeshadow bases are a miss for me, I hate when there are creams in my powder palettes with no protection - it's a potential for a real big mess. The texture is a little stiff and I'd rather use an eyeshadow base I already know and love or my concealer over them. Give me more shadows over bases. 

*These palettes were sent for my review, all opinions are my own. Links are affiliate. 

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