With it's kitsch retro-style packaging theBalm has been a firm favourite of mine for some time now. Without actually realising it I've build up a little collection that I absolutely love, so to show off the cuteness and rave about the brand I thought I'd share with you what I own from theBalm and what I hope to pick up next!
First came the blushers, I'd like to say with Frat Boy Blusher (£15.50 Feel Unique here), in a beauty box. It was instant love and actually it's now still one of my favourite ever blushers. Beyond the gorgeous packaging the soft dusky pink blush is just perfect for pale skin tones and ideal for spring/summer. And even with my excessive use this still doesn't show huge signs of wear - you do get 8.5g after all! This however is also classed as an eyeshadow... which I very much disagree with, I mean who wants a light pink eyeshadow?! Just a big no-no really.
Next came Bahama Mama Bronzer (£15.00 Feel Unique here), I'm thinking this was a lucky TK Maxx find that I didn't spend too much on it. Which is actually a good thing as this is the only hit and miss product I've experienced from theBalm. The problem I have is that it's just too dark for my skin! But thankfully I do make use out of it as a lovely contouring eyeshadow. I imagine if I had a medium skin tone this would be amazing as it's such a finely milled press powder and the right side of tan with no orange in sight.
Then lastly to complete my little blusher collection I picked up Hot Mama Blusher (£15.00 Feel Unique here), another favourite out of my entire collection! Unfortunately this doesn't pick up on the swatch as beautiful as it is in real life, think a stunning rose gold type blusher that's very similar to Nars Orgasm blusher. This is definitely a shade I become obsessed with each summer and it works with all skin tones!
Next up the amazing Autobalm California Palette (£16.50 Feel Unique here) which is quite a recent addition to my collection, and one I thought would be great for travel. And it is! This could possibly be my favourite product from theBalm as I love everything about it! The palette contains a lovely blusher, brow/crease eyeshadow, highlighter/eyeshadow and liner come eyeshadow. Meaning you can achieve a full eye look, fill in your brows and add blush and highlight - all in a credit card sized palette! All the shades are just spot on and so far I've got so much use out of it!
Lastly the Cindy-Lou Manizer Highlighter (£17.50 Feel Unique here) which I annoyingly confused with Mary-Lou, the highlighter I actually wanted! But all wasn't lost as this turned out a pretty lovely blusher come highlighter and one I know I will be reaching for in spring/summer. Also finally no cardboard packaging... the only down fall of a lot of theBalm products.
As for what I want to buy next... I still have my eyes on Mary-Lou Manizer Luminizer and possibly another compact palette!
Do you own anything from theBalm? What do you think of the brand?
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