I have fallen head over heels for The Balm. Granted up until these two products I have only tried the Nude Tude Palette and the Mary Lou-Manizer (reviews to follow), but the quality of the products is very impressive and the price is great. Hot Mama Blush and Plump Your Pucker Gloss arrived recently from Cloud10Beauty.com. I have been using them both daily for the past month so it was high time for a review.
I applied the gloss over a tiny bit of concealer and then smeared on a very bright shade of pink lipstick that I haven’t the courage to wear from the tube. The result was so pretty I got a little obsessed.
Hot Mama Blush is a very pretty coral peach with golden undertones and reflects. I would imagine to many people it would be very similar to Nars Orgasm but I’m a fussy pants and two me the two are not inter-changeable. In other words, I need both :D
There is a bit of shimmer, it’s not matte. This doesn’t bother me in the slightest, you know I’m a glow addict. But a little goes a long way so go easy. It’s a great blush for a tired day since it makes me look fresh and awake. It has that I’ve-just-been-to-the-park affect on your skin. It’s also very pigmented so it will work on plenty of skin tones. It’s nice and warming on the skin so it looks natural, shimmer aside.
And a crappy iphone pic, with Sunday sweats!
I received Plump Your Pucker in the nude shade Cocoa My Coconut. It looks quite boring in the tube but it is anything but let me tell you. I have issues with gloss- they are usually so sticky that my hair gets stuck in them or they don’t have enough stick and they wear off in 5 minutes flat. This on is perfect for me. It lasts well for a lipgloss.
The shade is quite an opaque beige nude. It reminds me of Barry M Toffee but it’s better! It’s more milky, has better coverage and lasts much longer. I have to mention the scent, coconut and toffees. Yum. It stops me reaching for the sweeties too. I have been wearing the gloss alone, over nude lipsticks (Gosh Darling mostly) and finally, in a weird way.
I applied the gloss over a tiny bit of concealer and then smeared on a very bright shade of pink lipstick that I haven’t the courage to wear from the tube. The result was so pretty I got a little obsessed. Here it is on bare lips…
So there you have it, I’m addicted to The Balm! I have my eye on a blush palette next.
Any fans of The Balm?