As you may know already, TheBalm came out with their third Meet Matt(e) palette! Featuring nine matte eyeshadows, the Meet Matt(e) Ador palette is vegan and talc-free.
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In my experience, TheBalm eyeshadows tend to be drier in texture and aren't buttery smooth. That doesn't mean that they aren't good! Most of them are highly pigmented and easy to blend.
I compared this palette to my Meet Matte Trimony palette and the formula feels a bit more silky to the touch. I wouldn't say that all the colors are highly pigmented though! The first two rows are really nice, the color payoff is great and they are easy to blend. I've been using these shades quite a bit lately!
The darkest three colors are less than impressive though. The shades Matt Soto and Matt Lee aren't very pigmented, although this issue can be easily solved with a primer. My main complaint is that whenever I try to apply these two shades all over the lid, they are quite patchy! If I only wear them on the lash line, they look good... but I love to wear dark shades all over the lid so that's a bit of a bummer.
The deep royal blue is highly pigmented, but the formula is very grainy and prone to fall-outs. If you've ever used blue eyeshadows, you know that fall-outs are NOT a good thing! It can get messy really quickly and this particular shade tend to stain the skin too, so it's very difficult to work with.
Overall, I like most of the colors but I prefer the Meet Matt(e) Trimony palette even if the formula is less silky.
Matt Russo is a dusty rosy beige with a matte finish.
Matt Bernard is a peachy beige with a matte finish.
Matt Munoz is a light peachy coral with a matte finish.
Matt Jones is a mustard yellow brown with a matte finish.
Matt Williams is a light chocolate brown with a matte finish.
Matt Johansson is a pale ivory with a matte finish.
Matt Soto is a deep green with a matte finish.
Matt Borski is a dark royal blue with a matte finish.
Matt Lee is a dark grey with a matte finish.
The TheBalm Meet Matt(e) Ador. matte eyeshadow palette retail for $42 US for 21.6g.
(I received this product in order to evaluate it and give my opinion, but rest assured that my comments are always honest and impartial.)