After hearing much hype, I gave in and purchased some "the Balm" products from Hautelook. I had originally seen some of the makeup products at Marshalls, but I didn't take the bait then. However, I only purchased three items including: Shady Lady Eyeshadow Palette ($19.50), Frat Boy Blush ($10.50) and Down Boy Blush ($10.50).
I really love the packaging. Yes, for some it may be viewed as being flimsy since it is predominantly paper and not plastic based, but I really like it because it is very slim and portable. Plus, I love the cut pics!
There were three different palettes on sale, but this one appealed to me most. I think these shades are very wearable.
I think the eyeshadows are really pigmented. These swatches were only created with one swipe! The swatches match their place on the palette above.
Along with the eyeshadow palette, I purchased two blushes as well. One is more peachy toned and the other is a more cool toned pink.
I have very fair skin as you can see via the picture, so both blushes show up pretty well. I swatched them in the order they are shown above.
Overall, I am very happy with my purchases! Have you tried the Balm products before? What did you think?
♥ Joy ♥
Note: Products were purchased with my own money and the reviews are 100% my own.