Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Color Combos with The Balm's "Balm Jovi" Palette

Hello everyone!
It's been a fun day of makeup-related activities! :) Can't wait to share my upcoming videos with you. For now, it's another Color Combos post! Ever since showing some of my favorite color combinations in The Balm's Nude 'Tude palette (click here to see them), I've been getting requests to do the same for the Balm Jovi palette. And I'm happy to do it, because this palette is FREAKING AWESOME. Not only does it have 12 amazing shadows, but you also get a Mary LouManizer highlight, Frat Boy blush (they're re-named in this palette), and two cream lip/cheek colors. It all folds down to a really compact, travel-friendly size and I'm pretty sure I've been raving about this palette since before Christmas 2012.

In terms of the shadows, you have some shimmery, sparkly, and metallic shades, along with four totally matte shades right down the middle. It's a great palette for those who are wanting to branch out a bit from their neutral-shadow comfort zone, because you get some interesting and unusual colors... but nothing too wild & crazy & bright. As with other palettes from The Balm, the shadows are richly pigmented and easily blendable. Because of that, I find that I'm able to overlap different shades and create some fun, new colors without anything looking "muddy". This is such a versatile palette, and I could probably spend all afternoon creating different combinations of shades... but for this post I thought I'd share some of my favorite ways to wear this palette. And I'd love to hear your ideas in the comments section! :)

Look #1: Fast & Glowy
This quick look utilizes one of my favorite mid-toned shades in this palette- Blink1982. It's a dusty lilac color with golden sparkle. I think a lot of times when we're going for a quick one or two shadow look, we gravitate toward taupe, bronze, and brown. This is a way to get a quick look with a different tone, and I love how the gold in both shades ties it all together.
-First use Iron Maid-in (shimmery buttercup color) around the inner corner
-Pat Blink1982 (dusty lilac) all over the lid with w flat brush
-Use a fluffy crease brush to blend Blink1982 into the crease, adding subtle contrast to the look.
-Use Iron Maid-in again lightly to buff out Blink1982 & highlight the brow bone

Look #2: Classic Matte 
I love how this "Rockstar" palette is still capable of giving you one of the most classic eyeshadow looks ever! An all-matte eye can look really clean and polished- perfect for an interview, work, pictures... anything!
 -Apply Adagio (matte cream) all over the lid
-Lightly blend Allegro (medium brown) throughout the crease for a really natural effect
-To add a bit more definition, use Presto (dark brown) in the outer corner. Blend over it again with a bit of Allegro
-Highlight the brow & blend out the edges of the deeper shades with Adagio
-You can also smudge a bit of Presto under the eye as your liner
-Heck, Presto also works great as liner for the upper lashline, too!

Look #3: Rosy Glow
I think the burgundy shade called "Alice Copper" in this palette is stunning. In this look I utilize the overlapping shadow technique to create yet another great shade with this palette. I love this shadow look combined with a dusty rose/mauve lip. Revlon Colorburst Gloss in Rosepearl, for example.  
-Use Metal-ica (pearly white) around the inner corner and lightly under the brow as a highlight
-Lightly pat Metal-ica on the inner half of the lid
-Overlap Metal-ica on the lid with Alice Copper- getting deeper as you get toward the outer corner (that's what you're seeing in the center swatch- you get a mauve/taupe color).
-Use Alice Copper to deepen the crease and create an outer V.
-Also take Alice Copper under the eye- it looks pretty smudged/overlapped with Metali-ica like you did on the lid- getting lighter as you get toward the inner corner.

Look #4: Dusty Plum
This is probably one of my most-created looks with this palette. The fact that the purple shades are kind of muted & "dusty" as opposed to being bright and bold makes it very workable with tons of different outfits... and I just love any opportunity to throw in the Blink1982 color!
-Apply Third Eye Blinded (pearly pink) around the inner corner and under the brow
-Use Blink1982 (dusty lilac) all over the lid, and blend it up into the crease as well
-Moderato (dark matte plum) can look practically black... so if it's a daytime look, I use it lightly in the outer corner and blend over it with Blink1982
-Use Blink1982 on the lower lashline for a soft look, or to deepen it up, overlap with Moderato.

Look #5: Fierce Smokey Eye
I can't talk about the Rockstar Palette without suggesting a way to get an awesome smokey eye! I wish the picture would do the gorgeous navy shade called "The Stroke" justice. It has a really pretty blue-toned shimmer. I love taking a shade so intense and adding in a sweet pastel, like lavender, to create some contrast.
-Use The Stroke (deep navy) all over the lid, and also smudge it under the eye. 
-Blend The Stroke up into the crease as well- make sure it's nice a deep right in the socket, then start to sheer it up a little. 
-As you build up from the crease, overlap The Stroke with rem (that's what you're seeing in the second swatch). This looks good under the eye as well. 
-Once you've got your edges really nicely buffed out, get a clean brush and add rem just above the darker shades. It should be visible when your eye is open- creating a pretty "halo" around the top part of the eye. 
-If you really want to make the look intense, I recommend lining the waterline with black and adding false lashes :)

I hope these written-out tutorials made sense! :) As I said, I could've kept going with the color combos but figured I'd stop at five. If you enjoy these kinds of posts, feel free to request other palettes that you want ideas from. Thanks for reading! 

Daily Nuggets...
  • New video coming tomorrow morning! It'll be featured on the Ladies' Home Journal Gloss Daily blog (and my YT channel, as usual) & is kind of a multi-product review on some of the new lip glosses that have recently launched! :) Keep an eye out for it!
  • Shot a new Dollar Store Beauty Adventure video today... so fun!
  • I got a new exercise ball. Once I recover from getting it pumped up, I'll do a workout. 
  • Need to get caught up on last night's Real Housewives of OC episode!
  • Making tacos/nachos tonight. Woohooo!

47 comments:

  1. Thank you! Gracias! Danke! When you did that for the Nude Tude you have no clue how happy I was. This is another palette I bought based on your reviews, so I can't wait to try out your ideas! Please, please, please keep doing this for ALL palettes!!! love ya!

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  2. Could you do one for the Meet Matt(e) Nude palette? :)

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  3. Hi Emily! I looooooove this post... I bought this palette because I saw it on one of your videos, definitely will be trying each look... Thanks for the great ideas... Greeting from Peru!

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  4. This is so fantastic! Thank you so much for writing this post. I have the Balm Jovi palette but haven't used it much b/c I've struggled with putting the shadows together. I'm going to try all your suggestions! You're the best, Emily! :)

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  5. I purchased both the Nude Tude and Balm Jovi palettes from Haute Look after seeing your review on YouTube. Thank you for this post!! I welcome new ideas. You've inspired me to start my own blog!!

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  6. Looks like a nice palette! Have fun watching last nights episode of RHOC, I've been wondering throughout my day if everyone watching was as grossed out by the stripper part as me LOL, ick!

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  7. Hi Emily. Love these posts!!! Please do one for the Tarte Carried Away Collector's Set (Sephora holiday 2012). It has so many beautiful colors, but I rarely use it because i feel overwhelmed every time I take it out!!! Thanks!

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  8. Absolutely LOVE this kind of blog!! It makes palettes way more useful for newbies like me. I would love the same with the Lorac Pro palette and Meet Matt(e) Nude!!! :)

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  9. Can you pleaseeee do the naked 2 pallette??? Thank youu!! :D

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  10. Can you pleaseeee do the naked 2 pallette??? Thank youu!! :D

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  11. I would really like to see one like this for theBalm meet matte nude palatte! I have been trying to figure out different ways to use it :)

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  12. I would love to see combos with the Meet Matt(e) Nude palette. I loved your get ready with me video on it...but I need more ideas!! Thank you!

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  13. Do one for the Lorac Pro Palette!

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  14. I love this series, such a great idea. I get stuck in ruts with palettes and end up not maximizing my uses for the product. Could you do Meet Matte, Naked, Naked 2, Tarte NeutralEyes II or any of these that you have.

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  15. OMG! I love this!! Balm Jovi! So awesome!!!

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  16. I love these kinds of posts! :) Thanks Emily =) Maybe one for the Resort palette? (Though I know you did a look on your review post of it).

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  17. I have this palette too! Love it so much, so many different ways to use it!

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  19. I absolutely love these posts! I would love to see a "round 2" from the Balm Jovi palette, and I would also love to see a color combo post on the Meet Matt(e) Nude palette! And the Lorac Pro palette. And last but not least, the Urban Decay Naked 2 palette. :) Can you tell I love these color combo posts?

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  20. Thank you for posting these combo ideas. Sometimes with palettes like this I feel lost when it comes to combining colors. Love your channel!

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  21. Thank you for posting these combo ideas. Sometimes with palettes like this I feel lost when it comes to combining colors. Love your channel!

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  22. I'm so glad you posted this! I bought this pallet on your recommendation when it was on Hautelook and can't wait to try these looks out!

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  23. Thank you! I bought this palette because of your review, hehe...
    Haven't played much with this palette.

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  24. I love the look of this palette, but the cheapest I can get it here in the UK is £23 (about $36) and that's for a palette that's scratched - normally it would be at least £30 (about $48).

    :-(

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  25. Thank you! I have been struggling with some combinations from this palette!!

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  26. Meet Matt(e) Nude palette please, please, please!

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  27. I agree with Teryn - Lorac Pro Palette and Meet Matt(e) Nude!

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  28. Can you show us how each combination looks on your eye?

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  29. OMG! ive been wanting this palette for sooo long and now i want it even MORE!!!! I'd love to see these color combo posts with the lorac pro, Nyx nude on nude, and bh cosmetics palettes or coastal sent (same thing lol) because ive been thinking about these palettes also ! AHHH such pretty makeup i want it alllll! lol Thank you so much emily i love wat you do your amazing! xoxo

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  30. OMG! ive been wanting this palette for sooo long and now i want it even MORE!!!! I'd love to see these color combo posts with the lorac pro, Nyx nude on nude, and bh cosmetics palettes or coastal sent (same thing lol) because ive been thinking about these palettes also ! AHHH such pretty makeup i want it alllll! lol Thank you so much emily i love wat you do your amazing! xoxo

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  31. OMG! I've been wanting this palette for sooo long and i want it even more now! i swear Emily your the person to blame for my makeup addiction! but that's not a bad thing! ;) lol anyways I'd love to see these combos with palettes like Lorac Pro, Nyx nude on nude, and also talk about the shades you have from your coastal scents singles that you talked about in your z palettes video! Thank you so much Emily i love everything you do! your amazing! xoxo

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  32. I would love a post on the Lorac pro palette! Love the shadows but don't find myself pulling it out often!

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  33. Oh this is awesome!! Thank you! I have this pallette but I think I get a little intimated. Can't wait to try these combos. woo hoo!

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  34. Thanks so much for this Emily
    THis is one of my favorite palettes, but somehow I always go for the same colors
    It will be good to mix it up now
    Brett

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  35. Thank you so much!! I have this pallette but have not branched out with it much. This really helps. If you could do a tutorial on some or all these looks it wud b great!! Also seeing how each combo looks on ur eye wud b very helpful. Thanks!!

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  36. Beautiful color combinations :) Love this post Emily, thanks for the insight!

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  37. Yes!! thank you. just got this palette but i didn't really know what to do with it.

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  38. Amazing palette. Such creative and brilliant color combos it would be great if you could do a post like this with the palette you got from forever21 in the dupe video that's similar to urban decays,naked or even just that one. Do you have the lorac pro palette im considering getting it but haven't seen any good reviews on it.

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  39. I have this palette, and it is fabulous, just as you said. I love to take it when I travel. I want to try more Balm products because I'm so impressed. The post was seriously helpful and inspiring. Your directions are very easy to understand!

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  40. Thanks for this post! I have this palette and I love it but I never know where to start with the shadows. This was super helpful!! :)

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  41. Could you please please please do a "take 2" with a different set of looks from this palette? I'm especially looking for tips on how to use the Lead Zeppelin color.

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  42. Can you please do a part 2 on this palette with maybe five more color combinations? :)

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  43. I love these written out turorials! Thanks for all your hard work! Can you do one for NYX Nude on Nude?

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  44. thank you so much for these looks, emily. i tried the rosy glow one today and it looks great!

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