Where Have You Been All My Life? theBalm Review

15 Dec

theBalm theBalm, where have you been all my life?  I’ve spotted you at my local Sephora, but your brand isn’t as big as some of the others that they carry so I usually just pass right on by.  That is, until I read a review on Temptalia’s site about how outstanding your eyeshadows are.  After that, I was intrigued.  I had to try theBalm’s products.

Was she right?  Did they live up to my expectations?  Check it out! 

My first purchase was theBalm and The Beautiful eyeshadow palette.  It includes 16 eyeshadows, 2 lip/cheek stains, and one lip gloss.

Let me tell you people, these eyeshadows are AMAZING.  They are pigmented, long-lasting, and blend like a dream.  The only thing I would criticize as the palette as a whole is that there aren’t any matte finish shadows included.  However, all of the velvet finish shadows in this palette are very nice.  The packaging is slim and great for travel.  It comes with a cardboard sleeve.

The lip/cheek products work okay, but they have a funky smell to them.  They smell like chemicals (at least in my opinion).  The pigmentation is nice and they last a good 4 hours.   See my swatches of this entire palette here.

For me, the real star of this palette is the eyeshadows.  If you haven’t tried theBalm eyeshadows, I urge you to grab some when you get the chance.

The second thing I tried was the blush in Frat Boy.

It is described as a  ”peachy apricot.”

This blush has a such a velvety smooth texture, it feels like butta when I apply it to my cheeks!  I don’t feel like there is anything special about the color, but the texture is definitely unique.  It wears a good 8-9 hours on me.

Lighting #1

Lighting #2

Glitter rating for theBalm and The Beautiful 4 / 5

Glitter rating for Frat Boy blush 4.5 / 5

Note: I could not find a place to buy theBalm and the Beautiful palette anywhere online.  However, they do have other palettes that are worth checking out.

You can purchase theBalm products on their website and Sephora.  Frat Boy is $21.00 for 0.3oz.  

Happy Thursday my sparkly friends!

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4 Responses to “Where Have You Been All My Life? theBalm Review”

  1. Adrianna December 15, 2011 at 6:28 pm #

    I’m interested in trying this brand out, I actually found a few of their items today at TJ Maxx but nothing in my opinion worth buying. Maybe better luck next time ;)

    Thanks for sharing!

    - http://www.theadornation.wordpress.com

    • ShoeGalKayla December 17, 2011 at 10:54 am #

      That’s where I got mine! I usually skip over them because they look used and scary. But I manage to find these hidden in a clearance shelf. I grabbed them like I had found a pot of gold and ran out of the store. Well, I paid for them. Then I ran out of the store.

  2. Clare December 15, 2011 at 6:58 pm #

    First, the packaging on these products is the BEST.

    Second, thank you for the award!!!

    http://www.clarabelleblog.com

    • ShoeGalKayla December 17, 2011 at 10:52 am #

      Isn’t it adorable? Cute AND travel friendly. And you’re welcome!

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