Saturday, June 8, 2013

First Impressions of The Balm | Blush & Concealer mini review

After so long of hearing about The Balm through the YouTube & Blogging communities I finally have my hands on a couple of their products.... and I am so glad I didn't go overboard with their sale on Ozsale in April because I'm sure I will finally be able to look at the products in person soon.
 Ozsale didn't have the hugest range of colours for every product, I think they only had 2 for blushes so I had to decide between Cabana Boy & Down Boy I think it was... I choose Cabana Boy because I didn't think I had anything too similar to it already.
I really like it, and I've worn it a fair few times already because I think it is quite a universal colour, a pretty mauve-pink colour with shimmer.

I've also been wanting to try different concealers, mainly something that I can also use to highlight underneath my eyes. I chose the Time Balm concealer in the colour Light. Unfortunately at the moment it basically matches my foundation colour anyway so there is only a slight highlight but if I get more tanned I'm sure it will stand out more. I also like this concealer for covering pimples & scarring. It has good coverage & I like to use it with my Real Techniques Deluxe Crease Brush. It is  not essentially creamy so you have to work it into your skin fast before it sets.

This is my FOTD using Cabana Boy as my blush and the Time Balm concealer under my eyes, I hope you can see how good the coverage is. I'm also wearing on the eyes Nyx Caviar & Bubbles palette, Sugarpill's Hysteric under my eyes & Bite Beauty's High Pigment Lip Pencil in Pomegranate.
 
What products have you tried & like from The Balm? The next thing on my list is the Mary Lou-Manizer because it looks like a stunning highlighter!

xx

29 comments:

  1. I've only tried the Balm Jovi palette and I absolutely love it! The formula of the eyeshadows is impeccable! It also included the Mary-lou manizer and it is such a beautiful highlight - definitely recommend!

    x Tashi
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    1. That looks like a great palette, thanks for the recommendation! xx

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  2. You look gorgeous! Have fun finding new stuff :)

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  3. I’ve never tried anything from the balm but that blush looks gorgeous on you x

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  4. I'm yet to try The Balm products- I love their packaging though and they remind me of Benefit's packaging :) Cabana Boy gives you such a natural flush- and your skin is so flawless!

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    1. Their packaging is so cute & vintage-inspired! Benefit also comes to mind to me, too. Thanks doll, it's one of my fave blushes now! xx

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  5. I loved cabana boy but because I have so much redness in my skin, I couldn't wear it as well as you do. Gorgeous on you!

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    1. I think as long as your redness is covered it shouldn't matter! & because this is quite a mauvey colour it shouldn't make you look any redder. Thanks darl! xx

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  6. The Balm is definitely a brand I really need to try as their products always look so good. I love the blush on you x

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  7. Looks like a great concealer - love your makeup, so flawless :)


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  8. oh snap! i recently got the Cabana Boy blush too =D the pigmentation is really amazing and it's such a gorgeous shade. apparently it can be used as an eyeshadow too but the shade is a bit too intense for the eyes, hehe. ohhh i've never thought of trying out the concealer, it looks really good and i can actually see the coverage! :) thanks for the review hun. <3

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    1. I knooww I saw it just before I posted mine hehe you had an awesome haul! I haven't thought to try it as an e/s but nice idea. No worries babe xx

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  9. I need to get my hands on Cabana Boy! I always see it on deal sites like HauteLook but never make the purchase. Next time I see it I'm gunna grab it <3 Lovely photos xx

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  10. You look stunning! I have yet to try (besides a mascara I recieved in a Ipsy bag) but want to try the Mary Lou manizer too

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  11. That Pomegranate lip shade is stunning on you! I've been meaning to try some theBalm blushes but I think I better hold off on buying any more blushes ... Cabana Boy is such a pretty shade though :)

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  12. Such a beautiful look! I get this 60s' vibe from it with the winged liner haha :) Pomegranate looks wonderful in your pictures and Cabana Boy is so gorgeous. I definitely need to get my hands on some The Balm stuff! Thanks for the review :D x

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    1. Eeek thanks darling I'm glad you like it! I so need to try more from them! xx

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  13. The balm is amazing all around
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  14. Love your makeup look. What a huge difference between flash and no flash. The blush looks lovely on you. My favorite things from theBalm is the eyeshadows.

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    1. I think it's funny that the no flash made me more paler than what I am, because I was in front of a frosted mirror haha. Thanks hun, I will have to try them. xx

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  15. So glad to hear you love the shade, its one of my favorite types of shades and I have that one too! I've seen that concealer but I want something creamier! Hope the tan develops, I can't wait to hit the beach sometime!

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    1. Ooh I'm happy to hear that you have & love it too, because your blush choices are always perfect! Yeah if you want creamier I wouldn't get this.... haha the tan will develop soon! I'm not that pale though it's thanks to my bathroom frosted window :P xx

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  16. omg these absolutely looking gorgeous on you!! im so into blush lately, as always your makeup looking like a pro done!

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    1. Aw thanks hun! I get into my blush phases too but it's usually never ending haha thanks for the sweet compliment! xx

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  17. You look gorgeous. From theBalm I really like their Down Boy blush xx

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    1. Down Boy would look beautiful on you, thanks sweetie xx

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  18. Wow cabana boy suits you so well! I got the balm jovi palette from the balm but honestly I've bared touched it since! I need to dig it out soon :)

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    1. Thanks hun! You must get so caught up with everything else haha I hope you post a look with it sometime! xx

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