Friday, July 27, 2012
The Balm Cosmetics
Hello Dearies! I got around to swatching. Let's introduce a makeup line: The Balm Cosmetics.
This vintage inspired brand was born in San Francisco CA. The founder & CEO is Marissa Shipman. One day, a brilliant idea popped up in her head, there were some must-have products in her makeup bag to feel glamorous and felt that other women could need the same, so she brought several makeup books in Amazon on how to make cosmetics and mixed ingredients in her kitchen:) After a lot of hard work, she created the brand which is now a bestseller in Sephora USA and is a favourite with famous makeup artists.
The Balm packaging is absolutely lovely. Pin-up girls and beefcakes, curtsey cards containers and cheeky names such as Sexy Mama, Nude'Tude, Hot Mama and so on. It reminds me of Benefit Cosmetics, with the advantage that the most of their products are under €20. The Balm also represents an important vegan culture as they aren't harmful to animals.
Now, I would like to show you my first two choices, I bought them on the website: Maquillalia
Mary Lou-Manizer: It is a beautiful, shimmering champagne highlighter that is flattering on all skin tones, giving an instantaneous boost of luminosity. Also it can be an eye shadow (I use it as a brow eye shadow) . It has a big mirror inside and doesn't put any glitter onto your skin. The texture is very creamy and there is a lot of product.
Hot Mama: This is a coral pink blush with golden sheen that will give your cheeks such a lovely sunny flush. Some people think that is practically identical to cult favourite NARS Orgasm. The texture is very soft, it has shimmer in but no glitter. It can be a sexy shadow and lovely blush, all-in-one!, so it's a good purchase.
I will use them in future posts for new makeup looks, anyway I made some swatches on my arm for you.
The Balm Cosmetics, a trendy-vintage makeup line for Vargas-girls;)