The Balm Balm Voyage Holiday Face Palette

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Whenever I visit a Sasa outlet, the first thing I’ll do is check out whether The Balm has anything new. Ever since it was available here, it has remained my favourite make-up brand at Sasa. I wasn’t intending to step into Sasa today but as I was walking past, I had a quick glance at their promo offers displayed outside their shop and noticed The Balm Balm Voyage Holiday Face Palette was instore at the discounted price of RM157.50 with a free sample Stainiac thrown in.

Another fun looking palette from Sasa designed to look like a passport. It contains 16 eyeshadows and 3 lip and cheek creams. Open up the palette and there are 3 sections, the top part is the mirror (where the passport photo would be placed) with details you’d normally find on a passport. The middle section contains the 16 fab looking eyeshadows, predominantly neutrals in the first half, there’s a purple and 2 greens in the second half of the eyeshadow section.

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The 3 lip and cheek creams have names while the eyeshadows are just known as A1, B1, C1, D1 and the others are A2-D2, A3-D3 and A4-D4. Some of the shadows are more pigmented than others. The purple shadow was the most chalky of all but colour pay-off was generally excellent.

There are a few shadows which appear to be more matte. I would have liked to see a few more shadows for highlighting. You get a lot more intensity when you apply the shadows wet. If I wasn’t still struggling to finish their Shady Lady palettes, I’d probably have got this one.

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The bottom part of palette which contains the cream shadows for lips and cheeks is covered so the eyeshadows will not migrate over to that section. I love the names “Second Officer”, “First Officer” and “Captain”. Just look at how vibrant the middle orange “First Officer” shade is. It would have been nice if they had a few more shades for lips and cheeks to complement the eyeshadows.

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