Lately I finally committed to trying some matte eyeshadow palettes. I love my shimmers, but a good matte is a must have of course as well. A palette that I have had for a while, but that I had never gotten round to reviewing is The Balm’s Meet Matte Nude. This palette is much raved about and since it is fully matte it just never really captured my attention too much. Now that I’m getting into it more, I figured it was time for a review.
The Balm Meet Matt(e) Nude eyeshadow palette
My love for dusty rose blushes is no secret. It is my favorite blush color to wear year round, but mainly during fall and winter. This season I have a new favorite: The Balm’s Instain blush in Houndstooth. I had tried one of these blushes before, but never really got into them. And then I bought this color and I have been using this nonstop.
The Balm Instain Longwearing Staining Blush Houndstooth
Eyeshadow palettes: my main make up love. I already showed you my full collection earlier this year, but I wanted to do a more in-depth series. This gives me the chance to discuss even some of the older palettes that have become staples in the makeup world. When should you buy which one? What does each palette have to offer? Today, we’re kicking off this series with warm toned neutral palettes. Say hello to Urban Decay’s Naked 1, Too Faced’s Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar, Lorac’s Pro 1 and The Balm’s Nude Tude.
Which warm toned neutral eyeshadow palette should you buy?
The Balm just released their third and newest eyeshadow palette: Nude Beach and I am way behind and hadn’t even gotten round to reviewing the first one. In a moment of, well better late than never, I decided to still post about this palette that most people are on the fence about. With so many neutral eyeshadow palettes on the market, does this add anything different?
The Balm Nude Tude
So you want to be a Hot Mama? You have to hand it to make up brand The Balm: there product names are about as witty as it gets. Pair that off with some retro looking packaging and you have a combination that sells. I had tried a few of their products before, but not that many. So when I spotted this classic blush when I was in Italy, I decided to snatch it up.
The Balm Hot Mama blush
Haul time! Last week I showed you what I packed when I went to Rome, today I’m showing you the bits I brought home. Be aware: I shopped to my heart’s content. Why? Because Italy has Sephora, which means instant access to brands I can only dream of getting my hands on. So that is where my focus lies. I also shopped at Kiko and at an Italian beauty store where I bumped into The Balm, which makes this a make up laden video. Hope you enjoy!
I came. I saw. I shopped.
You will probably know The Balm from their make up. Some of their eyeshadow palettes and also their Mary Lou-Manizer highlighter are some cult products in the beauty community. But did you know they do skincare too? I didn’t. Until I found this Time Balm White Tea Sunflower Skin Clarifier. An interesting product that I didn’t know anything about and that took some time for me to figure out how to use this properly. But once I figured that out, it became an important part of my make up routine.
The Balm Time Balm White Tea Sunflower Skin Clarifier with Witch Hazel extract