Wednesday

the Balm Cosmetics Review

Press Samples:" the Balm cosmetics boasts a complete line of makeup, skin care, hair care and nail polish. With a "beauty in five minutes" philosophy, the Balm's multi-use, mega fabulous products have become its calling card, offering quick fixes and wondrous solutions for a wide range of beauty wants and needs. The company's wearable colors and fantastic formulas allow women to release their inner artist so they can look and feel fabulous. In 2004, Marissa Shipman, founder of theBalm, realized there were a few simple products she needed to help her look and feel glam all the time-and if she needed them, other women did too... Marissa decided to indulge her cosmetic curiosities and went to Amazon where she bought 11 books on how to make makeup and started mixing in her kitchen. "I went makeup crazy. I incorporated the company, worked out a budget, hired a chemist and designed a website." She began integrating anti-aging ingredients, triple-milled pigments, fabulous scents...and theBalm was born. Fast forward ten years, you can now find the Balm's Paraben and Cruelty-Free products worldwide."



 Hello Beautiful Dolls, I hope that all of you are doing great and enjoying Fall so far. If you haven't known so far I love this time of year it's literally my favorite season. As many of you know the Balm is one of the brands that many dolls know and love. They offer high quality performing products for a great price for being a higher end cosmetics line. Their packaging is so eye catching and appealing because it reminds me of the 1920's- 1960's era which if I had to pick which era to be born in it would be in those times. 

 Many makeup enthusiasts have been more into  the naked neutral eye, and the Balm has a perfect palette to create those types of looks and that is their NUDE'tude eyeshadow palette that offers all the colors you would need for an everyday look or deepen your eye look with sultry colors for a more night out on the town looks. They have a great mix of different types of finishes from your matte, satin, and a few that are a shimmery satin finish. Which there is a couple that I go GAGA for love every time I use this palette. I love how I don't really have to reach out of this palette and use another to get a color to finish off the look, all of the colors you would need are at your finger tips. 



 Each shadow is super pigmented on their own, with out the help of a primer to intensify the pigmentation. Long wearing, easy to build up the colors and blend out.  You can use the shades Sassy, Snobby, and Stand-offish for highlights on the tops of your cheeks, down the bridge of your nose any place you highlight these shades are amazing to use. Stubborn and Stand-offish are also great to use as blushes. Which I love products that are multi functional!The packaging is lightweight but sturdy so it's perfect for travel and comes with a nice sized mirror.  For $36.00 it's a bang for your buck for 12 outstanding high performaing eyeshadows  compared to the Urban Decay Naked palettes that cost $54.00 I have noticed I reach more for my Naked'tude palette way more than my UD ones. 










Instain Blushes $22.00 Dolls! Dolls! Dolls! If you have not tried these blushes you really need to get these in your life like yesterday!! Let's talk about the packaging I love how they have placed the type of season that particular shade would look great on.I love how it's like a little book that reminds me of these tiny books my dad used to get me when I was younger that had like 10 pages. They are super pigmented, long wearing, and if you are living in an area with warmer climate or you get hot flashes like I do due to my health issues these will not smudge off, or budge off absoultly will not move! You will still have that intense beautiful blusher on your cheeks as if you just had applied it. And! they have a mirror built into the packaging which is muy chic! with a beautiful affirmation "Wear it Well.., Vous va bien..." Ohh get's me every time lol:) They have 6 gorgeous shades to choose from, any type of skin tone and color likes would be able to find a shade that would fit them perfectly. 








"Read My Lips" Lip Gloss $15 This lip gloss is infused with Ginseng a powerful a powerful antioxidant known for its mentally stimulating properties. There is a total of 11 shades to choose from, they have their neutral colors to your colors that are bold. They are super pigmented to be a lip gloss, which in my opinion  they are more of melted lipstick with high gloss.Very moisturizing on the lips, last about 2-3 hours with eating non greasy foods, drinking and talking. They do not slick off your lips like how some glosses do, and the packaging is a like a comic book of women super heros. If you would slap a higher price tag on these I would purchase them in a heart beat!  







 Well Dolls, I also have some exciting news to share with you! Besides purchasing any of these amazing products on their website and  If you are not that big in purchasing products over the Internet you can find the Balm's products at Kohls instore and online. So if you are a person who likes to actually touch and feel the product before you purchase stop in and check the Balm out at your local Kohls.  

 Well dolls let me know if any of you have tried the Balm and what's your favorite product? And if you haven't check out their amazing product collection and let me know which ones you need in your life.

http://www.thebalm.com/

http://www.kohls.com/catalog/thebalm-health-and-beauty.jsp?CN=4294713573+4294719774&cc=bu-LN8.0-S-thebalm

 Thanks For Stopping By Always Remember Everyday is your Runways so you better work it! 

 Until Next Time XoXo