theBalm Shady Lady Vol. 2 vs The Balm and the Beautiful/Cast Your Shadow Palette Comparison

I noticed that there were a couple of shades in the Shady Lady Vol. 2 palette that did similar to shades in The Balm and the Beautiful/Cast Your Shadow(Muppets) palette so I thought it might be handy to do a comparison post. Remember, the Balm and the Beautiful palette is the same as the Cast Your Shadow (Muppets) palette, just without the Muppets theme. Here's the link to swatches of The Balm and the Beautiful palette if you wanted to see the whole palette.

I had the Balm and the Beautiful/the Cast Your Shadow eyeshadow on the left against the Shady Lady Vol 2 eyeshadow on the right and I'll name them in that order. Only a couple of shades were nearly the same, the rest of it is different enough to warrant owning both! These were finger swiped over ELF Mineral Eye Primer

Swatches in daylight. I'll be talk about each pair from left to right.


The Bad Boy/Mahna-Mahna vs. Caught in the Act Courtney: Very similar looking but I felt that The Bad Boy/Mahna-Mahna was more red toned and also had a lot less glitter than Caught in the Act Courtney.

The Brain Surgeon/Kissy Kissy vs. Feisty Felicia: Not close at all.

The Guy Who Died But Didn't Really Die/Celebrational vs. Insane Jane: The picture makes it seem like they're similar but in reality they aren't. The Guy Who Died But Didn't Really Die/Celebrational is not as frosty and darker whereas Insane Jane is frostier and a little more silver-brown.

The Southern Belle/Sensational vs. Bossy Bobbi: Not similar at all, The Southern Belle/Sensational is lighter than Bossi Bobbi and isn't as dusky.


The Step Brother/Woman-Woman vs. Makeout Mary: The Step Brother/Woman-Woman is less olive toned than Makeout Mary and has less of a yellow sheen to it. Similar but not the same

The Coma Patient/Curtain Call vs. Just This Once Jamie: Not even close.

The Supermodel/Meep Meep vs. Mischievous Marissa: Not close. The Supermodel/Meep Meep is a super metallic copper whereas Mischievous Marissa is more of a muted shimmery orange.

The Stock Broker/Lab Coat vs. Tempting Tara: They're both shimmery whites but The Stock Broker/Lab Coat is so much more opaque. The texture is a bit softer too. Tempting Tara is a little sheerer and stays that way, I wasn't able to build up any more coverage.

The Basket Case/Hiii-Yaaa! vs. Devilish Danielle: Sort of similar but The Basket Case/Hiii-Yaaa! is more of a champagne pink whereas Devilish Danielle has a more peachy tone.

Anyway, I hope this was helpful to those of you who may have been trying to find the palettes. I had a hell of a time trying to do this post because I kept forgetting to swatch one eyeshadow so I had to redo it twice because I forgot my 2nd time around.

1 comment

  1. Great swatches and thanks so much for breaking down the comparisons of the shadows. Bad boy & Mahna Mahna is goregous...I like them both.


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