Tuesday, August 28, 2012
TheBalm Shady Lady Eye Palette Vol. 1 and Plump Your Pucker Lip Gloss
Right off the bat, theBalm cosmetics had me drooling over their fun, flirty patterns and now their newest launch at select Perfumania stores, makes it easy to stock up on all your favs. This playful but edgy line wears with up-to-the-minute trends and offers a series of total "must have" products.
PR recently provided me with the sleek "Shady Lady" vol. 1 eye palette and "Plump Your Pucker" lip gloss in Water Me Melon. This "Shady Lady" palette is dressed in a chic yellow and black cheetah print compact and a FULL sized mirror inside (the kind you can actually see your whole face in). Inside are 9 delicious shimmering shades, (3 of which double as a liner) and among them are some of this season's hottest bronzes for creating today's revamped smokey eye.
The shadows are super pigmented with amazing staying power (even on the day I ran out of primer!). Eager to get started, I applied "Jet Setting Jennifer" as my creamy ivory base, swept glimmering bronze "Shameless Shana" across my lid and added "Caught in the Act Courtney" for a rich chocolate through my crease. Blending was quick and easy and the result was a soft but show stopping, sultry smoky eye. I loved that no shadow fell off under my eyes during application (not just a pain to wipe off, but such a waste of makeup!) and best of all, NO creasing by the end of the day.
It's a totally charming palette that I've come to really love, and believe it is worth every penny.
TheBalm's "Plump Your Pucker" lip gloss in Water Me Melon was the perfect finishing touch to give me that full pout and make my smoked out baby blues really pop. It had a light watermelon scent with no taste and I felt a brief tingling sensation for about 30 seconds after application. Its customized mixture of menthol and vitamin C help circulation and reduce the appearance .of fine lines while theBalm's exclusive Maxi Lip formula hydrates and plumps lips to the max. It glided on a sheer, natural looking pink with the faintest hint of gold shimmer enhanced the overall shine. The soft tones warmed my look into that signature JLo glow (which I SO adore) and did it with lasting shine, color and NO sticky residue. With five other playful shades like Cherry My Cola and Passion My Fruit its a fun collection with hues for a girl's every mood.