12 March 2016

Dipping My Toe into theBalm

I've wanted to try out theBalm cosmetics for quite awhile but it's not particularly easily accessible in the UK. I know that Superdrug now stock it online, but i've never actually seen it in-store so it's something you have to go out of your way to order online. A couple of months ago, i finally decided it was about time that i went ahead and bought a couple of products that i've been lusting after.

Starting out with the 'Nudetude' Palette which is one of their best known products, and as you can see from the images above the packaging boasts a lot of naked ladies. They do now also have the 'Nudedude' Palette that is the equivalent with naked men on it, but you know it depends on your colour palettes. This particular one is right up my street as it has plenty of neutral, pink-toned shadows as well as some perfect crease colours including my favourite burgundy, a deep brown and a black to smoke everything out. The shadows are buttery and soft, they're super easy to blend and create a beautiful finish on the eye. I absolutely love pairing the shade 'Stubborn' with 'Sexy' in the crease, it turns out to be a beautiful pinky, burgundy smokey eye.

As you can see, they're super easy to blend out and to blend together, and as i said before the consistency is so buttery. They're so smooth, they almost feel creamy like a cream to powder formula but they're not. Honestly, it's not the cheapest brand out there but they are well worth a try for the quality.

The Second product i decided to try, which happens to be another famous product from theBalm, is the Mary Lou-Manizer highlighter. It's described as a 'honey-hued luminizer' and can be used as a highlighter and a shadow, and is supposed to diffuse light so you get a subtle glow. If i don't buff this out once i've applied it, on me it can look a little bit yellow as really i think i suit a cooler, pink or champagne toned highlight but if i work it into the skin a bit before i apply my setting spray then i can make it work. Again, the texture is buttery smooth and super blendable. For the pale skinned gals, like me, it's buildable so you can literally dab your brush in and add just a touch or really layer it on if you have darker skin. It's super soft and so worth giving ago, as it seems as though it's a real cult product.


1 comment:

  1. I like the look of the shadows but I found the Mary Lou Manizer way too dark for my skin! xx



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