theBalm: Shady Lady Vol. 3 (Giraffe) Eyesahdow Palette Photos, Review, & Swatches

Last but not least on the Shady Lady lineup is Vol. 3 (the Giraffe palette). There are 9 highly pigmented and soft shadows in this palette, with 6 colors that are meant to double as eyeliner (racy kacy, runaround rebecca come-hither heather, open to offers olwen, all the way annie, & guilty gwen). As with Vol. 1 & Vol. 2,  the shadows all have cute, flirty names and there is a great variety of dark, medium, & light shades to create a look complete with highlighting & contouring colors. As with other Shady Lady colors, these lasted very well, without showing signs of wear for 6-8 hours (paired with Too Faced Shadow Insurance primer).

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theBalm: Shady Lady Vol. 3

The Color descriptions from Nordstrom.com are:

– Lusty Lee: light silver.
– Envious Erin: metallic ivory.
– Racy Kacy: light, warm brown.
– Safe-Bet Annette: pearly pink.
– Runaround Rebecca: springy green.
– Come-Hither Heather: light lilac-silver.
– Open-to-Offers Olwen: true teal.
– All-the-Way Annie: soft purple.
– Guilty Gwen: black with silver shimmer.

I have a soft spot for bright blues, so open to offers olwen (very bottom left) is one of my favorites from this palette. It is a gorgeous teal with superb color payoff and a smooth texture. Also, all the way annie is a great color that is on point for this fall’s purple eyeshadow trend. It can be paired come-hither heather & guilty gwen for a gorgeous smoky eye.

The mirror and packaging are the same as the other 2 palettes – great sized mirror, and decent packaging. I like the different animal print themes, and despite the cardboard exterior, the palettes hold up better than I expected. All 3 of them went in and out of my purse for a couple of months and surely got tossed around in my giant bag, but still look pretty new! I love the colors in this palette and all shadow applied nicely, so I would definitely recommend checking it out. The palette retails for $39.50 and individual Shady Lady shadows retail for $16, so this is a great deal.

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