Eye Primer -theBalm Cosmetics -Put A Lid On It Eyelid Primer

on 10/13/2018 5:01:00 PM

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Unfortunately, my eyes didn’t tolerate it at all! Burned and watered, so I really don’t know how well it might have worked. Surprised to find that Urban Decay’s version (“Original”) did work, and without irritation.

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Highlighters -theBalm Cosmetics -Cindy-Lou Manizer Highlighter Shadow & Shimmer

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I really do not care much for Mary-Lou, but Cindy-Lou is gorgeous on me. I am quite fair, but the peachy glow this gives is perfect on my warm skin. I was probably sucked in by the redhead on the package, to be honest, but I have a thing for peachy or pinky highlights so this was right up my alley. It is not over-the-top or blindingly metallic, but it can be built up a little bit without looking cakey. I reach for this one more on the days when I want a more subtle highlight, especially if I am wearing a peach or coral blush. The packaging is cute and somewhat sturdy, but I had bad experiences with dropping and breaking TheBalm highlights in the past so I am extra careful with this one. It is not the best, most groundbreaking highlight out there, but it is pretty and I will definitely use it a lot.


Highlighters -theBalm Cosmetics -Mary-Lou Manizer Highlighter & Shadow

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This is my favorite highlighter ever! It has a beautiful shine that is perfect for any occasion. It is perfectly dewy....not cakey at all. Some highlighters show imperfections when it comes to the way they make my pores look, but not this one. The packaging is adorable, and also sturdy enough ( some of my products break so easily... even expensive brands!)
It came with a mini highlighter that is great for travel. I love, love, love this one!!!

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Eye Primer -theBalm Cosmetics -Put A Lid On It Eyelid Primer

on 9/22/2018 2:53:00 AM

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Quite decent for oily eyelids, but have to wait at least 10 minutes for it to dry before applying eye shadow.


Palettes -theBalm Cosmetics -Nude 'tude Eyeshadow Palette

on 9/16/2018 6:24:00 PM

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Got it 50% off, not worth full price by any means. Incredibly small amounts for the price.

Looking at the pallete right now and I see that the only colors I use in this are Stand-Offish, Sultry, Seductive, and Sexy. I haven't touched half of them other than to swatch.

Brush included is trash. Packing is adorable.


Blush -theBalm Cosmetics -Instain Blush in Pinstripe

on 9/14/2018 7:39:00 AM

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I've been wanting a plumy-wine blush for the fall and winter and was trying to decide between this and Cabana Boy. I went with Pinstripe because it seemed to have a more satin finish (Cabana Boy seemed more shimmery/glittery). This blush is absolutely beautiful! I'm pretty pale (often the lightest foundation shades are still too dark for my complection), but when applied with a light hand it's perfect. I just use a cheap ELF fan blush on my cheek bones for a light flush of color and it easily lasts 12+ hours!!

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Bronzers -theBalm Cosmetics -Bahama Mama Bronzer, Shadow & Contour Powder

on 9/7/2018 3:17:00 PM

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For reference, I am NW20ish with dry skin.

I really like this bronzer! I live where it's pretty sunny and warm all year long, so I like to have a slightly deeper bronzer so my face can match my body without having my foundation be too dark (I find the bronzer looks more natural). This is a beautiful tone that isn't too warm or too red- it looks like a real tan rather than makeup sitting on your face. I don't use this for a contour, I think it would be a little too warm for me as a contour, but it might be better for those who have warm undertones. It is on the darker side if you are fair to light, but it blends really well and can be sheered out without much effort. It has a natural sheen but isn't packed with shimmer or glitter- if you prefer a matte look this would still work well for you. The staying power is also fantastic- if I put this on in the morning it is still going strong at after 12 hours in the heat. Also, this isn't scented. In a market where it seems like more and more products have added fragrance (particularly bronzers) I appreciate this a lot.

Honestly I took off a star for two minor reasons. One is the packaging. I used this for a month or so and the top was already starting to rip off. The magnetic closure is decent, but I kept this in my makeup bag and was always terrified it would somehow open up and get crushed. Second, this does have the tendency to get hard pan. It's not a huge deal because you can just scrape it off, but it does waste product.

Overall, excellent bronzer if you are light to medium (not sure this would work for dark or deep dark) and need a scentless bronzer that lasts all day.

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Bronzers -theBalm Cosmetics -Balm Desert Bronzer/Blush

on 8/24/2018 1:40:00 AM

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When I first saw this color in its adorable little package I thought, “Meh, meh, not for me”. But my MUA sisters rarely steer me wrong. So I bought it and tried it. Holy Mother of God! This is beautiful stuff. I don’t know how that boring looking colour morphs into such rich beauty on your skin but it does. This is the only blush I will ever need. I don’t consider too many products life long beauty finds but this will be one of them.

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Blush -theBalm Cosmetics -Frat Boy

on 8/23/2018 5:43:00 PM

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This blush is a stunning matte peachy pink color, that seemed to suit my light olive skin tone - so i decided to buy it.

I love how it makes your face looks so awaken and alive and less dull. Another thing I love about it is that it doesn't break my sensitive acne-prone skin out. The cons, however, is that this blush doesnt last so long before it fades off, it's like I never even wear blush in the first place. Love the cute packaging and how perfect you can look in blush for 2-3 hours, but seriously it's not worth the money if you're looking for a long lasting blush. Kinda disappointed.


Wouldn't buy again.


Tinted Moisturizer -theBalm Cosmetics -BalmShelter Tinted Moisturizer SPF 18

on 8/23/2018 2:37:00 PM

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I have repurchased this product for years and will continue to do so. It gives me almost medium coverage and goes on smoothly and evenly. I've been using it for so long that I don't notice a fragrance to it anymore when I put it on, but it *may* have a slight sunscreen scent that quickly goes away. I don't love the flip cap; I find that the product clumps in and around the hole under the flip top, so I just unscrew the cap and squeeze a bit directly from the tube. My skin has a slight "dewy" look to it at the end of the day, but I don't mind that. I was using Laura Mercier TM, but switched to this years ago and haven't gone back to LM TM since then.


Tinted Moisturizer -theBalm Cosmetics -BalmShelter Tinted Moisturizer SPF 18

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At first I liked this product so much because it gave me acceptable coverage for a tinted moisturizer and formula felt good on face, but it doesn't control oil at all, I would say this product makes me look even oilier.

I used this for several months almost daily and my skin was clear (just one or two hormonal zits every month) until I started to notice a fair amount of pimples in my cheeks. It took me a while to realise this crap was the culprit. A year after I'm still fighting with the acne this product caused, maybe E.L.F. cream foundation could have helped to clog my pores too, but I didn't used this one as often as Balmshelter.

I gave it to my sister who has drier skin and it made break her out too.

You can perfectly pass on this product.

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Bronzers -theBalm Cosmetics -Balm Desert Bronzer/Blush

on 8/22/2018 10:45:00 PM

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YES! Finally a bronzer that actually looks good on my NW20 coolish skin with freckles. Doesn’t turn orange or muddy thanks to the red undertone. Since people with my coloring burn in the sun rather than tan, a bronzer that gives a sun kissed, slightly sunburned look is far more realistic. This is a highly pigmented bronzer so I need to use a light touch, but that will make it last a long time. A very slight satiny finish, not really noticeable when wearing. I have searched a long time for a red based bronzer and this is perfect. I find it looks so good that I don’t even use blush much of the time, just lightly dust this across my cheeks, forehead and chin tip. I know some people hate the Balm cardboard packaging but I like it as it is very slim in my makeup bag. FWIW another option for us pale ladies is the Pixi Subtly Suntouched bronzer, although that is very light and hard to build up to a real sun kissed look. This is a definite rebuy for me, in fact I’ve already ordered another for my travel bag. Check it out!


Lipstick -theBalm Cosmetics -Meet Matt(e) Hughes Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick (All Shades)

on 8/21/2018 3:33:00 AM

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I always interested with any product that can color my lips. I have a lot of liquid lipstick, so far I like this product. These are some of the reason: I am concerned about the smell, this product smells nice and fresh. Somehow minty and reminds me of a cookie batter. Just like other liquid lipstick, the color stays quite well. It did dried my lips a little. Right now I only have the shade of Sincere. the color is nice and pigmented. The color spread equally so no patch pigment spot. In addition, this lip liquid is not sticky to your lips.

On the other side, I found the applicator to be okay, it is useful to apply with- but I prefer using lip brush since I want the color to be not prominent. The applicator make a heavy amount of liquid to your lips which I do not prefer. Also, the color transfer a little.

Overall, I am happy with this product since it does not crack my dry lips ( I found this to be my priority in choosing lipstick etc.), the color is fine, smells good and has little transfer. Always use a lip balm before apply the liquid lipstick. This will help to keep moist of your lips. After that wait for 10 seconds and blot with a tissue.

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Bronzers -theBalm Cosmetics -Bahama Mama Bronzer, Shadow & Contour Powder

on 8/20/2018 2:55:00 PM

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This breaks me out so bad! My cheeks hurt. Its so sad, I thought this was it. That I had found my holy great contour product. ;_;
I now have breakouts everywhere where I apply this (whiteheads, bumps). I have this same problem with EVERY SINGLE bronzer, and powder contour product I have tried. It must have something to do with the colors used to make deep skin tone colors. Other than that BIG problem, this product is a perfect natural contour shade (cool color) for my NC 42 skintone (on the lighter side of nc 42). I used this to contour everything from my nose, to my cheekbones, to my jaw.

I'm so disappointed. I should throw it out but ill just keep it around for a bit until im ready to declutter it. Would only recommend this to people with normal to dry skin. This blends like a dream. It shows up fast but its also buildable. Will not repurchase.

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Eye Shadow -theBalm Cosmetics -Batter Up Eyeshadow Stick

on 8/19/2018 10:33:00 PM

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Added for review


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