Review: theBalm Balm Voyage Palette

I'm certain you've seen this palette on my blog before since I posted a makeup look I created with it (Catching Fire Makeup). The Balm Voyage Palette ($42.50) was gifted to me by the lovely Laura.  (Thank you, Lau!) She posts makeup looks and reviews on her Instagram so I highly suggest you follow her. Anyhow, this palette comes with 16 eyeshadows and 3 cheek/lip creams. The color selection is amazing because it's a mixture of neutrals, colors, mattes, and shimmers. 


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thebalm voyage palette review
the balm voyage palette eyeshadow swatches cream officer
the balm voyage palette eyeshadow swatches
the balm voyage palette eyeshadow swatches
the balm voyage palette eyeshadow swatches
the balm voyage palette eyeshadow swatches
Wearing First Officer on my lips and cheeks. 
As you can see from the swatches, all the eyeshadows in this palette are very pigmented. They are soft, buttery, easy to blend, and don't crease. The downside with several eyeshadows from theBalm, I've found, is that they're a bit powdery. This doesn't pose a problem during application, they simply kick off excess dust when you put your brush in them. This sort of whispy texture, as I call it, can result in fading throughout the day, but as I always wear an eye primer this is not a problem for me. Although they'd be perfect if they weren't as powdery, powderyness is at the bottom of my worries list. Dryness, chalkiness, lack of pigmentation, and creasing are the deal breakers for me.

Is this palette worth the investment? Yes! Most definitely. There are some shades here that are unique enough so that someone who owns a lot of eyeshadows already won't feel like they're getting more of the same. Case and point? A1, a shimmery mix of taupe/brown/lilac. D1, a pale satin yellow. B2, a matte aqua and C2, a medium matte teal. You can create so many looks using this palette because of its diversity. Great for anyone who's just getting into eyeshadows because you get a little bit of everything. 

I'd also like to point out that the lip/cheek creams are very good! I wish theBalm would bring them out as stand-alone products in their permanent line. theBalm products can be a little hard to get a hold of but if you can, wait for their annual sales or until the go on Hautelook. That way you can get a 40-50% off discount!

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55 comments

  1. This palette looks gorgeous!!! The creams look so pigmented as well!

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  2. The palette looks lovely and has some amazing shades. I don't know why but that mint shade (B2) really stands out for me but I don't think I would ever be able to pull it off!

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

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  3. Looks like a lovely palette but not sure how much use I'd get out of the 3rd row. Love the look you created!

    www.peonyandpeach.blogspot.com

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  4. This palette looks gorgeous and I love the Balm Jovi one I bought last year. I don't wear colourful eyeshadows nearly enough to warrant the purchase, but if I ever see it on sale...it may just sneak into my basket!

    Tashi // shiwashiful.

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  5. I got this as a Christmas present for myself and love it! You are so right, even someone who owns lots of eyeshadows would love it. Great review as always xx

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  6. I don't know if I would use all the colours, but the nude shades are so pretty !
    Sara,
    http://thecrimeofashion.blogspot.fr

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  7. that yellow gold is so pretty! I'm not usually into theBalm, but I might change my mind!

    Taylor
    shushblush.blogspot.com

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  8. Ugh your makeup always looks so flawless!

    annie | www.raspberphobia.com

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  9. Ohh this palette is a beauty and the lip colour is perfect on you <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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  10. WOW, this is one pigmented palette! The lip & cheek creams are incredible.
    http://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk/

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  11. This palette is gorgeous! I particularly love C2 :)

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  12. Oh, pretty shades and packaging! theBalm can't do wrong with its packaging.

    RIKKI //
    RIKKI POYNTER MAKEUP

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  13. The lip cream looks really amazing on you! :-)

    Christal
    LipstickAndPonytails

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  14. I've never tried anything of the balm but the name of this palette alone is so cute! Love how pigmented the colors look-- it's a shame they're on the dusty side-- fallout is one of my biggest pet peeves with eyeshadows!

    carly blogs here

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    1. Aww, ok. Then you'll be pretty peeved with these, lol xx

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  15. This palette is gorgeous!

    www.xonoelle.com

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  16. Such pretty colours - so pigmented too! I'm really loving The Balm x

    Candy Cosmetics | For All Things Beauty

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  17. beautiful palette!!! the lip shades are all so pretty and incredibly pigmented, I didn't expect it to be so pigmented, love the FOTD you created,Coco ^^

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  18. This indeed is a very pretty palette! I wouldn't often use half of the eyeshadow shades, but that top row makes me forget about that. So pretty! Especially C4 :)

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  19. In love!! The top row of shadows look soooo up my street love them! xx

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  20. WOWZA! They always kill it with the pigmention! Those are some GORGEOUS shades. Thanks for sharing! Xo

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  21. The palette looks great! I really like however the lip creams, I think they are really pretty shades :)

    Kayla
    sheerbeautyblog.blogspot.com

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  22. These have great colors in them!
    I need to get my hands on these!

    Krystal || Little Beauty Bug <3

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  23. what a gorgeous palette♥ Love your makeover too! ☺

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  24. I picked this up in november and I adore everything about it! It's a seriously awesome palette :)

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  25. I LOVE The Balm's eyeshadows! I've heard amazing things about this palette, Emily Noel on YT raves about it all the time :) Great post, you're convincing me I should get it even more! I love the packaging combined cream products with powder ones to avoid any yuckiness in the future.

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    1. I loved that aspect, that they included a flap to cover the cream products. Great packaging! x

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  26. I've seen quite a few reviews and photos of this palette and this looks like an awesome palette, similar to the "balm jovi' one, I think they put some much thought into the packaging, color scheme and being sleek and not too bulky. I absolutely love that color on your lips and cheeks, they work so well!! Looks so fresh, bright and easy to wear, plus the mix of finishes and colors and brilliant, I don't have any palettes from them but a few singles. I've got so many palettes now I want to dig a bit more into them before getting more! Thanks for reviewing!

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    1. I think the Balm Jovi palette looks awesome too xx

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  27. Gorgeous palette! Will have to go and have a play with it and convince myself that I indeed do need another palette :P



    Ms Jelena xx | http://ms-jelena.blogspot.com

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  28. That lip colour looks gorgeous on you. And amazing pigmentation there!

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  29. Glad you're loving this! The Balm has been making some wonderful palettes lately. Thanks for the swatches! xo

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  30. I love a lot of the Balm's names, especially Balm Jovi :P I like how this palette has a lot of everyday colours, plus some that are more out there.

    xx becky / star-violet.com

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    1. I love that too! It's a good balance x

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  31. You look gorgeous Coco! I'm a theBalm convert after trying the Nude 'Tude palette, and the colours in this look super pretty :)

    Latasha xx |Today I Adore

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  32. Oh wow what a gorgeous palette! Whenever I see anyone review something from The Balm I immediately want to go and splurge on their products! x

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

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  33. Such a great palette! My favorite colors are B3 and A1, amazing!!!! I love the look you created!

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  34. Looks like a lovely range of colours :) lots of things to play with :) the look you have made looks really lovely!!

    Katie xx | Katies World

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  35. Wow, this palette comes with so many cool shades! Also the packaging is of course gorgeous! Glad you liked it :)
    xx

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  36. Which one do you like more and why: theBalmJovi palette or this Voyage palette? I see that both have very vibrant colors I can't decide which one to choose!

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    1. I don't personally own the BalmJovi sadly, but the BalmJovi seems a bit smokier? Like the colors are darker I think.

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