Wednesday, October 6, 2010

the Balm (it really is)

Last week I stopped at Sephora, looking for absolutely nothing in particular. I was mainly trying to kill some time. I have never paid much attention to the Balm cosmetics display, hidden at the very end of an aisle. The retro type packaging is cute, but then again, so is Benefit's. However, this face palette (aptly named Balmbini) required a second look and it was love at first swatch.

The packaging IS adorable, especially if you're into that type of thing. I normally don't care either way, but this palette really caught my eye.


The palette unfolds to reveal: two blushes(one a rosy pink, the other a peachy coral with gold shimmer), one highlighter(sort of like NARS Albatross), two eyeshadows(a shimmery taupe and a hunter green), one lipstick in berry red and one lipgloss with a slight hint of pink.


A closer look reveals I have already used the lip products. They are both sheer, but they still leave such a pretty stain and glow to the lips. The powder products are all extremely pigmented, soft, and buttery.


Truth be told, I actually don't care for palettes. The Urban Decay Naked palette and now this one are my only exceptions. I have been carrying this around in my purse ever since leaving Sephora with it, and it's great for touch-ups throughout the day (something I've never really done much before either). I wouldn't feature this palette if I didn't think some of you girls would love it! I suggest giving it a try, not only for yourself, but also as a sweet gift for all of the girly girls out there.

I hope you all are having a great week!
♥ Noelle

15 comments :

  1. I really like the berry red lipgloss. It is such a pretty and vibrant red, perfect for the upcoming holidays!

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  2. Sydney: I love wearing red lips for Holiday parties, especially Christmas and New Years. So pretty!

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  3. This is cute. =) Would make a fantastic gift for the holidays!

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  4. That is a nice palette! I have The Balm Shady Lady and I love it. I'm tempted to start Christmas shopping already. That's always a good excuse. Just wanted to let you know, your blog is one of my favorites!

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  5. This is such a great find! I will keep me eye out for it at my store, thanks for the great post as usual :)

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  6. Nicole: I agree =)

    Ness: Thank you so much, that made my day! I'm happy you enjoy it.

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  7. Andi: Thank you Andi, let me know what you think if you see it at Sephora!

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  8. The packaging is cute and it looks like a great palette. I like that it has a red lipgloss.:D

    ***** Marie *****
    allthingsmarie.com

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  9. this looks good! and you're right, i think it would be a really good christmas gift. :D

    <3, Mimi
    http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

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  10. Cute palette! I have a couple of shadows from the Balm and I really love them. :)

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  11. It's funny how I never really pay attention to this brand too. I'm not sure why. Great review and atleast now we all know that it's "the balm" lol. I should play with them next time I visit my sephora.

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  12. That's a cute palette. I have some glosses from them && I super love it

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  13. Marie: Me too! The red is such a pretty berry color.

    Mimi: I know if someone gave it to me for Christmas, I would be stoked!

    Crystal: I can't get over how creamy the shadows are. Very good quality!

    Becky: Lol, yes you should take a look next time.

    Nadine: I guess the Balm is officially on my radar now ;)

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  14. Oh, this is DARLING! I love it.
    xo Josie
    http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

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