Meet Matt(e) Palette by theBalm | Review - Beauty With Lily

Meet Matt(e) Palette by theBalm | Review

Sunday, October 13, 2013

I featured this trusty little palette in my September Favorites blog post and wanted to do a full review and post some swatches up for you guys.
 
I reach for this palette almost on a daily basis, it has some great transition shades as well as defining shades.
It's really hard and rare, to find a good quality palette with ALL matte shades. I actually purchased this one by accident, theBalm makes another palette called Meet Matt(e) Nude, which has all matte, nude shades, I was actually going to purchase that one and accidently bought this one. I'm glad I did, I have fallen in love with it.
 
Let's jump into the review and swatches!
 
 
 
Meet Matt(e) Palette
 
 
Prize: $34.50 -- Can be found at Nordstrom
Size: 9 Matte Shadows
 
Matt Smith - cream, skin tone
Matt Gallagher - light brown
Matt Ramirez - dark brown
Matt McDonald - hunter green
Matt Horowitz - grayish blue
Matt Chung - light pink
Matt Batali - dark plum
Matt Schilling - blue green
Matt Patel - gray
 
 
Overall Application | These eyeshadows feel amazing, they are so creamy and smooth. There is absolutely no fallout or flaking from these shadows, and they glide on very well to the eye lids.
 
Overall Color | The pigmentation is pretty much a hit for all of the colors. Matt Smith is a color that doesn't really "show up" on the skin, but it's not due to pigmentation or formula, it's just the color.
 
Overall Packaging | I adore all of theBalm's packaging, so cute and whimsical. I like that all of the matte shades have a "Matt" name. This palette is small enough to take with while traveling, yet it still has a decent size mirror.
 
Overall Wear | I do usually wear a primer underneath as I have oily eye lids, therefore the shadows last a long amount of time without creasing or wearing off.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Final Thoughts
 
 I couldn't be happier with my accidental purchase. I love a good matte eyeshadow, and the fact that all of these are matte makes it that much better. I highly recommend this palette if you are on the hunt for a matte palette. Like I mentioned earlier, it's rather hard and rare you come across an all matte palette.
I reach for this palette for my go-to look, which I will have a post on in the near future.
I honestly haven nothing bad to say about this palette.

I plan to continue my Color Combo series with this palette as soon as I have concluded the Nude'tude Color Combo series. Which you can find here and here.

I hope you have found this post helpful! Please do let me know if you have any requests on some eye looks using either palette.

Do you have this palette?
What are your favorite matte eyeshadows?

Until next time beauties!

xoxo, Lily
 

 Daily Nuggets...

-I'm so excited for the return of The Walking Dead! Anyone else watch it? Did you catch last nights premiere?

-It rained all day yesterday, it was such a cozy day...definitely fall weather.

-Speaking of fall weather, a PSL sounds yummy right now!
 

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35 comments

  1. I love creamy eyeshadows, makes application and blending a dream!

    I don't own this palette, no. :( But my fave palettes are Naked, Lorac Pro, and Sleek eyeshadow palettes too - love them!

    I've never watched The Walking Dead, but I love horros so I'm sure would be obsessed with it!

    You always make my mouth water when you mention a PSL, even though I have NO IDEA what one tastes like lol!

    xxx

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    1. These blend amazingly well! I need to get my hands on some Sleek products!

      You would love The Walking Dead, do y'all have Netflix? If so, I highly recommend it.

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  2. I absolutely love the design of that palette! How creative....and a bit hot! Lol, I've only tried one product from the Balm before and I really liked. I do plan on trying more from them in the future. I'll have to check out this palette once I do that! Great post love! :)

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    1. Haha! You're so funny girl! I'm glad you enjoyed this post love!

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  3. These are amazing! I've never bought matte shadows before always worried they would be too dry and hard to put on.

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    1. You won't have that problem with these shadows, they are a dream!

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  4. This is a wonderful review my love! You did a great job as always! I absolutely am adoring this palette very much based off of your review and the looks you've created with this! You are right, it is hard to find a palette with just matte shadows. I just may have to pick this little bad boy up... =X lol!

    My favorite palettes are of course the UD Naked palettes and my Smashbox Master Class palette! LOVEEEE hehe! xoxo

    It's raining over here today! A #PSL sure sounds lovely right about now! =D Love you dahling! xoxo

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    1. Eeeek, don't tell the hubby I made you want this product, I'm sure he's not too fond of us #bbloggers who recommend some amazing things! Hehe!!

      Thanks for reading my love! I love you also my dahhling Liz!! <3

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  5. I almost purchased this palette when it was on sale on Hautelook, but I restrained myself and didn't do it *sigh*. I regret not getting it now! I love the Nude 'Tude palette though, and the looks you created with that are awesome! Looking forward to some more color combo posts!

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    1. I'm hoping Hautelook puts more products from them up soon, maybe you can pick this bad boy up. Thank you so much sweet girl!

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  6. Matte eye shadows are my favorite. I do like shimmer occasionally but they tend to remind me of the horrors of my teens when it was shimmer everything LOL oh if I could go back and tell my know it all teen age self that bright shimmer eye shadow in blue and white on the lid was not cute lol. No blending or anything just packed it on as thick as I could get haha. Great post girl. I now need this beautiful palette.

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    1. Haha! At least you've moved on from that stage, just today I saw a lady, well in her 40's I'm sure, rocking a black and blue shimmery--I mean SHIMMERY, eye look. No blending, just 2 harsh lines of colors! Eeeek!

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  7. This has some great colors in it! I have been eyeing the meet matte nude palette.

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  8. I love matte and I want to have his babies, If I ever meet him we will be very happy, I can tell he is just my type. Great review and swatches :)

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    1. Haha! Girl, you are too much! I love it! :) Thank you my dear!

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  9. I've said it 1000 times already but you always have me lusting after theBalm products! I'm actually just starting to get into matte colors - I've always liked shimmer. This sounds a-mazing! Great review girly.

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    1. I like shimmery shades as well, but every now and then I like to mix it up with mattes. Keep an eye out on Hautelook, they often have theBalm on sale! Thank you sweetie!

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  10. I don't use eyeshadows but this looks gorgeous! I love theBalm's product names, they are brilliant and so witty x

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    1. Aren't they just stinkin' cute! You are so right, they are vet witty! Thank you for stopping by!

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  11. I just reviewed/bought the Nude 'tude palette and now I want this one! Great swatches!!

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    -Rose

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    1. I'm glad you liked it! I love the Nude'tude palette!

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  12. Great palette I love that the colours are matte. Did you use a base on the swatches? xoxo

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    1. No base and horrible lighting, I probably should have added that. Thanks for catching that! :) xo

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  14. Wow - I had no idea that they would be so pigmented! I love thebalm's Nude Tude palette, I need to try this one! xx

    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. I'm sure you will like just as much as the Nude'tude! xoxox

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  15. We love matte eyeshadows too and the packaging on this palette is super cute! Think this may be a new wish list item for us!

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    1. I love all of the cute packaging the Balm does! So creative!

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  16. Yes, I saw this pallette in your other post and loved it already. These colors are beautiful! LOVE IT!

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    1. Aren't they just great!! Thanks for reading Sissi! xoxox

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  17. looks like a great palette! the packaging for theBalm products are always so retro and pretty!

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  18. i have the meet matte nude and i love it. im gonna use it today!!

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  19. I am dying to try some of the balms palettes! Have you tried/got the nude tude palette? It looks gorgeous and I want it sooooo bad!
    Great post!

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    Hannah x

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  20. Oooo this palette looks really interesting! Think I'm definitely going to have to try this one!
    Love your blog, now following! :)
    Jess xo

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