The Balm usually has a 1/2 off (all products), one day sale (for only a couple of hours) ONCE A YEAR! It's usually in April or May. I would subscribe to their social media accounts to stay tuned in for the sale or you're definitely sure to miss it. I always try and take advantage of the sale, because their products can be HIT or MISS. I think beauty enthusiasts would agree, their Mary Lou, Betty Lou and Cindy Lou Highlighters are awesome. But on the flip-side, How Bout' Them Apples sucked (except for the packaging). LOL The Balm, just like Too Faced (who has now been bought out by Estee Lauder) knocks it out the park when it comes to cute packaging! I purchased The Balm's Meet Matt(e) Trimony during their sale for 1/2 price (it sells for $42 regularly). And honestly (after swatching it), it should be sold for 1/2 price! Is it a bad palette? NO. Is it an awesome palette? NO. I liked 7 of the 9 shades. The two I had problems with, were Matt Lin & Matt Thomas which where were VERY CHALKY! The other shades turned out NICE. They were highly pigmented (for mattes) and applied well (a little powdery). When you look at Smashbox's Lightening Theory Palette (which is now only $45 at Sephora), Master Palette By Mario ($45), Too Faced Merry Macaron Palette ($39), Too Faced Christmas In New York Grande Hotel Cafe ($49) or even Tarte's Young Wild & Free Palette ($28) you DEFINITELY GET MORE BANG FOR YOUR BUCK by purchasing one of those (in comparison to this one)! Of course the majority of these came out AFTER this one (except for the Tarte one), so you didn't have those options the beginning of this year. I just want to say, don't be so quick to buy something. If there are trending colors for the year, trust me ALL the brands will make their own version. For me, this is a nice palette, but I have an issue with the price. Nine shadows for $42? You're clearly paying more for the packaging. The companies above give you a lot more shadows etc PLUS cute packaging for a better price.