Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Brands Worth The Hype: TheBalm.

TheBalm is a brand I've lusted over for some time. The Mary-Lou Manizer highlighter has been raved about in the blogesphere for some time and I've been desperate to try this and other products from the brand. So the question is, are the products worth the hype? In a word..YES.

First up Frat Boy* a gorgeous pinky, peachy blush. This is really quite matte compared to other blushes I've tried but the colour is perfect. The pigmentation is next to none and this gives the ultimate rosy cheek. This is really easy to wear, but I've made the mistake of apply a little too much a few times because it is such good quality. I imagine this blush would work for any skin tone and is perfect for us paler girls.

Ahhh the holy grail of highlighters - the Mary-Lou Manizer*. I've never tried a highlighter in this powdery form, but I've been completely converted. I actually apply this all over my face to add a subtle glow to my skin, without looking shiny. This is a firm staple in my make up bag right now, and I imagine it will stay there for a very long time. There is no way to describe this product but a-m-a-zing.

Next up is a cheeky eyeliner named Schwing*. I'm not a huge eyeliner lover but the nib on this one looks soooo good. I really need to work on my winged eyeliner look, so this will come in very handy for a novice like me. 
Last up is the gorgeous Meet Matt(e) Nude eye shadow palette*. These are, as the name suggests, all matte shades with once again incredible pigmentation. I've been loving the bottom three shades, which work so well with my Charlotte Tilbury palette. I'm going to experiment more with the darker shades too, these would work well with a smokey eye.

Have you tried anything from TheBalm. You can find all the products here.

Katie xx


  1. The frat boy blush looks perfecta, love their packaging xx

    Laura | lauraslittleloves

  2. Love the look of Frat Boy and I've heard amazing things about the Mary Lou-Maniser :)

    Jasmine // Magpie Jasmine

  3. I so cannot wait to get my hands on some of the Balm products, they all look so amazing, especially that Mary Lou-Maniser :)

  4. I am so desperate to try this brand the packaging is absolutely stunning, love the look of the shadow palette most might have to get this xxx


  5. I've not heard of this brand before but it sounds great. Really loving the packaging :) x

    The Belle Narrative

  6. Yay, thankyou so much for writing about The Balm! I've also been lusting after their products for AGES - I really want to get their 'How 'Bout Them Apples' blush palette - too cute for words!

    PS: If you want to practise your winged liner and not use all your lovely Balm liner in the process, check out Rimmel's Glameyes liquid liner - it's super cheap and the applicator is exactly the same shape and size. Perfect for practising! ;) x

  7. I have been wondering if it is worth the hype. Such a great read, I shall be looking out for some The Balm products soon :)

  8. I love the balms mary louminizer - I haven't tried anything else from them though x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x

  9. I've only ever tried the FratBoy blush, which I love. I think I might have to try some more now!

    Alice | AliceAllure

  10. I've never tried anything by TheBalm before but I'm so tempted, everything looks lovely! xx



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