At the theBalm website, the Balmbini palettes (there are two volumes) are described as "The Babies of theBalm." I'm not really sure why they call them that, but I think it sounds cute nonetheless. Volume 1 is currently sold out on the site, so you'll have to look elsewhere if you're interested in purchasing it. These palettes retail for $28, which I think is a very fair price considering what's included.
The products in the Vol. 2 palette are:
- Promiscuous Pearl Highlighter/Shadow
- Jinxy Jasmyne Shadow/Liner
- Manic Maribel, Open to Offers Olwen, and Lavish Latoya Shadow/Liners
- Strawberry Lip/Cheek Cream
- Nude Lip Gloss
My favorite is Manic Maribel because I love gold, shimmery shadows. Lavish Latoya is also a really fun shade. I don't think I'll use Open to Offers Olwen, but it's still a beautiful and vibrant shade.
I have to get a good eyeliner brush before I can use Jinxy Jasmine, but I definitely love it! I take back my statement in the above paragraph--this is a matte shadow, but it's jet black, so I personally wouldn't use it on my eyes other than as a liner. But I know a lot of people like to play around with black shadows so I think they'd be happy with the payoff on this one. I'm on the fence about the two lip colors. The Nude shade doesn't look good on me at all, it's too light. Strawberry, however, gives a nice wash of color, but if you want a bright pop of pink you'll have to layer quite a lot on.
Bottom Line: For $28, I think the Balmbini Vol. 2 palette is a really good value. There is a good mixture of shades, but a majority of them are shimmers so if you want texture you might want to look elsewhere. The two lip colors are nice, but nothing fantastic. Overall, if you're looking for a fun and affordable palette, theBalm's Balmbini is a great place to start!