Highlighters -TheBalm -Mary-Lou Manizer

on 11/14/2017 1:42:00 AM

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If you want a highlighter that shows with just one swipe, this is it. Highly pigmented, a lovely champagne shade, no chunky glitter. It is the only one left in my makeup stash. The only one I replace. I also like to lightly dust it on my color bone and shoulders sometimes. It is buildable to a blinding highlight if that’s what you want. I also love how it highlights without emphasizing texture and looks very smooth with a subtle natural glow. If I get a bit too much I use use a sponge and take some off. I also think that the packaging is cute.

BEWARE of the ones being sold at Walmart for around 13.00 and change. Walmart uses 3rd party sellers and they do not back the product and I have read where some say it is not the real thing, a fake. I order mine from thebalm website where I know its fresh and authentic.


Highlighters -TheBalm -Mary-Lou Manizer

on 11/11/2017 8:56:00 AM

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This is by far one of my favourite highlighters. Full stop. The pigmentation is divine, and the colour is a light gold-which is completely universal (some people say it doesn't look good on people with fair skin but I would disagree). The product itself is so buttery and sits on the skin so nicely- and can build it up from a subtle healthy glow to a disco ball on your face. It even comes with a handy mirror. My ONLY two downsides with this product are
-the price has gone up (cry) from £15/or so to now £20 which is generally dissappointing
-the packaging - because you have to put your fingers under this clicker thingy to open the product up - this motion has been damaging the powder which is now beginning to break up and crack!! This hasn't just happened to me but also my sister and friends too (I would consider myself quite gentle when I open it as well). Because of this I don't take it out with me in a makeup bag anymore.
Otherwise I absolutely love this product.

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Primer/ Corrector -TheBalm -TimeBalm Face Primer

on 11/10/2017 3:15:00 AM

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Spreads out well, leaves a powdery feel to the skin after. I can see it helping the longevity of my makeup, but it doesn't work well with mineral foundations. That's okay for me, because I use liquid foundations more often.


Highlighters -TheBalm -Mary-Lou Manizer

on 11/8/2017 3:57:00 PM

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Natural highlight color. A champagne pale goldy neutral tone which is not too over the top gold on my pale skin. Its not too silver or pink its the perfect shade. Im around nc20 or nw20 in mac. Most likely the second or third to the lightest shade in most foundations for reference.


Palettes -TheBalm -Meet Matt(e) Trimony

on 11/6/2017 11:12:00 AM

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Like the meet matt(e) nude, this palette is also on the powdery side. But it isnt really that bad, the darker shades aren’t so powdery compared to the lighter shades. The shadows lean more towards warm toned shades and they are very pigmented and they blend very smoothly and nicely. They sit very nicely and beautifully on the lids and i don’t noticed any falling out. Like the nude palette, the pans in this palette are also very big but actually has a little less product than the nude palette.

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Palettes -TheBalm -Meet Matt(e) Nude Eyeshadow Palette

on 11/5/2017 12:48:00 PM

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It is a mostly cool tone palette. The lighter shades are a little on the powdery side, but the fall out is minimal. The shadows are also very buildable and they blend very smoothly and beautifully. The pans are huge in this palette so you will definitely get your money’s worth. Overall, the shades in the palettes are quite easy to work with and you can definitely do a full look with just this palette alone.

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Mascara -TheBalm -Mad Lash

on 11/3/2017 8:18:00 PM

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Unfortunately this mascara is not suited to long(ish), straight, Asian lashes, well not mine anyway!

After one coat my carefully curled lashes just drooped. And rather than wanting to start again it was a major effort to wait for it dry and then recurl and by that stage the mascara thinned out. Had to apply my trusty Kiss Me mascara to save my makeup. It was my first time trying something other than Ishehan Kiss Me in over ten years and it was a fail !!

I did try this on my boyfriend’s ridiculously long and curly lashes and it looked quite nice on him!

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Highlighters -TheBalm -Mary-Lou Manizer

on 11/1/2017 9:22:00 PM

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I would recommend this highlight for anyone with texture because it's SUPER smooth and accentuates NOTHING. makes your skin look flawless and like the light's hitting you JUST right. It's very wet and metallic looking but so smooth and glossy that it still appears somewhat natural.

If you're anywhere from fair to tan in skin tone (with warm undertones) this will look very natural on you (I'm a medium or medium/tan sometimes), but my friend with a deep skin tone loves it too. You can easily get away with this if you have a deep skin tone if you build it up subtly at first and take care to blend. Or, if you're like my friend and like a very stark highlight, pack it on. It's the kind of highlight that is purely reflective, as in invisible when viewed straight on yet very noticeable only when the light hits it, that's why it can work for a variety of skin tones.

I will say though that I've noticed it makes me look oily throughout the day faster than other highlighters I own, maybe because it's such a creamy powder. That's the only down side I've noticed.

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Highlighters -TheBalm -Mary-Lou Manizer

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Amazing highlighter for light skin tones.


Palettes -TheBalm -Meet Matt(e) Trimony

on 10/31/2017 4:22:00 AM

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I would give this palette up so easily... It's boring. The first two shades (vanilla and pink) lack personality. Just plain powdery eyeshadows. The yellow toned ones that go in the crease all appear the SAME to me when I apply them, are not buildable at all, appear very light. The purple and the dark brown shade are OK, however they tend to fade from the lower lid, the only good place you can put them. The red one is pretty in the pan but not intense on the lid. The black one I barely use. Overal, a total regret. The pans are super big, you wldnt run out of this eyeshadows in the your lifetime, which intensifies the feelings of remorse and regret I have about Matte Trimony palette. I get better usage of the BH cosmetics palettes, which are but a fraction of the price! Frankly, I'd pass this if I were you, it's so over hyped it's scares me to buy other highly rated palettes on market.


Highlighters -TheBalm -Mary-Lou Manizer

on 10/30/2017 9:33:00 AM

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I received this as a sample from ipsy, and it's the only highlight i use now. The soft champagne color looks amazing on light skin. Its very buildable and I love that it isnt too harsh or glittery. I will be buying a full size soon.


Highlighters -TheBalm -Mary-Lou Manizer

on 10/27/2017 6:24:00 AM

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I'm very pale but it works on my skin tone. I was afraid it will be too dark for me but it's perfect! It's not a blinding highlight but it's not that natural either (although, with a light hand you could get that finish). A bit pricy but I think for a highlighter it's not too much because you don't use a lot of it on a daily basis. Good packaging with a mirror, which is always a plus.


Foundations -TheBalm -Even Steven Whipped Foundation

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I regret buying it because it's quite expensive here. When I first tried it I was really in love with the finish and coverage and how it's so light on the skin. I impulsively bought it on the spot, no research no nothing. Was really amazed how this foundation doesnt seem to transfer at that time(when in fact I was wearing black turtle neck, cant really see whatever rubbed off). Wore it the next day, it transfers everywhere in less than two hours and my face was basically bare in three.I set this with powder and setting spray, nothing helps.

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Blush -TheBalm -Instain Blush in Houndstooth


Bronzers -TheBalm -Bahama Mama

on 10/20/2017 5:04:00 AM

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This is my first bronzer and literally, it looks so good on my face. It just gives such a natural light tan on my skin. I just it mainly to contour my cheeks and forehead. My only problem is probably the price. Still hope to find a drugstore bronzer that would be a good dupe for this.

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