Absolutely enchanted by this new Balsam shade! I had absolutely lusted for it after seeing it on the Bobbi Brown website (where the digital swatch looks more like an ivy-green) that I didn't care when, fortunately, the real thing is more like an emerald-green.
Whilst I was slightly alarmed that the colour looked more like khaki in the pan, it comes to life when it hits skin and has a sophisticated satiny finish. I don't think the colour changes much under different lighting, but that's no bad thing.
The texture is just pure luxury: it's almost buttery, like the Burberry eye shadow powders, and highly blendable without going murky. I've paired it with my Burberry Midnight Brown and my Bobbi Brown Gunmetal eyeshadows, and the Balsam holds it's stunning presence despite the boldness of the others.
I think this may be a revival of a previously discontinued colour, but definitely hope it's part of the permanent line. But just in case, I'm going to pick up a second pan the next time I pass through duty free.