Frrresh fruit! Get your fresh fruit here! Sweeet apples! Crisp and hunky!
Don’t be alarmed if you feel like taking a bite out of theBalm’s new cheek and lip cream palette.
It’s completely understandable.
And not merely because it houses a bushel of six juicy shades sweet enough to strike fear into the sweetest Honeycrisp…
It’s also because the men of Magic Mike appear inside! WOO HOO!!
OK, not really… Well, maybe.
Seriously, though, I don’t think these dudes have ever grinded to Pony on stage with Channing Tatum, but it looks like they could, judging by the way that cobbler pops that hip. That man clearly two-steps like a pro.
I have to admit that the inclusion of so many abdominal muscles probably heightened my enthusiasm for this palette. I mean, I think I would have liked it anyway, but I’m just sayin’. It’s true.
Anyway, what was I saying…? Something about a palette?
Ah, the palette — it’s new for spring, and the shades are designed for cheeks and lips.
I think they’re lovely on both, although I prefer them more as cheek colors, since they appear to fade pretty quickly when used as lipsticks (one hour, sheesh!).
In each of these pics, I’m wearing Candy on my cheeks as a blush, because it’s my favorite of the bunch. That one makes my cheeks look like I just finished a long run.
But used as cream blushes, I think all of them are very pretty. You’ll probably like them too if you like cream blushes with a slightly shiny finish.
The creams also have a sort of thin, slightly wet consistency, and they layer beautifully on top of the cream foundations I’ve been using lately from NARS. They also don’t loiter in my pores or rustle up any dry flakes, either.
Fingers apply these fine, but I like using a brush. I experimented with a couple of different brushes and my fingers, and stippling the cream blush on my cheeks with a skunk brush worked best for me. I get a lovely flush, and it doesn’t mess with the foundation underneath.
The palette’s pretty new, and I haven’t confirmed a release date or price yet, but I’ll update this post when I have. I’m told it’ll be available in the next few weeks on thebalm.com.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,