How ‘Bout Them Apples? Fresh This Season From theBalm, a New Six-Piece Cream Cheek and Lip Palette

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theBalm How 'Bout Them Apples

Taking a bite out of the newest palette by theBalm

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. 🙂

theBalm How Bout Them Apples

Fresh from theBalm

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!!

theBalm How Bout Them Apples

Want a bite?

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.

theBalm How Bout Them Apples


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. 🙂

theBalm How Bout Them Apples Pie


theBalm How Bout Them Apples Crisp


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.

theBalm How Bout Them Apples Candy


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.

theBalm How Bout Them Apples Cider


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.

theBalm How Bout Them Apples Cobbler


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.

theBalm How Bout Them Apples Caramel


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.

theBalm How Bout Them Apples swatches from the left: Cider, Cobbler, Pie, Crisp, Candy and Caramel

Swatches from the left of Cider, Cobbler, Pie, Crisp, Candy and Caramel

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 How Bout Them Apples Ingredients


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  1. ana says:

    never have senn your hair like this. i love it! very youthful and rapunzel-like

  2. Vineetha says:

    The shades are real pretty. Multiples dont usually work for me. They work either as a cheek product or a lip product. Will check tis out after the launch 🙂
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  3. I really like the colour selection!
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  4. Erin says:

    I think theBalm does such a nice job with color selection. I would love to get my hands on this palette, the shades look like they’d be versatile and flattering. I can see why you like Candy so much!
    Erin recently posted … Is Orlane’s $75 line-reducing lip treatment worth it?

  5. Mari says:

    You look so Beautiful in these pictures!
    I love this natural look!
    So beautiful!
    Have a good day 🙂

  6. Chelsea says:

    theBalm has such cute palettes.

  7. fancie says:

    I’m not a fan of lip palettes for personal use but this one is really pretty. The color selection is very wearable!
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  8. Grace says:

    I can’t wait to get my hands on this, especially since I was just searching for a creme blush as a person with dry skin. Thanks for FYI!

  9. hanna says:

    The packaging is hilarious.
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  10. I have never tried and of theBalm products before, but cream blushes surrounded by hunky men I just may have to give this a try!
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  11. Allison C says:

    I think thebalm’s stuff is so dang cute, and this cheek/lip palette is so adorable! Love the concept and the color selection. I have a couple of new Napoleon Perdis cheek/lip palette I have to break into, but this cutie is worth a look!
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  12. musical says:

    How pretty does “Pie” look in the pan! If only i could find it in lipstick form…

  13. Helena says:

    I like this a lot! A palette of cream blushes/lip colors… But the packaging doesn’t really suit my tastes, if you know what I mean, ha ha.

  14. Adrianna says:

    Gosh, the colors are really nice. Have to get my hands on them

  15. Sylirael says:

    This looks fabulous! They’ve just made one oversight, in my opinion, which is that abs are nice and all, but If I’m going to have dudes photoshopped onto my blush palettes, Jeremy Irons, Liam Neeson and Mark Harmon are going to need to be involved somehwere.
    (DON’T JUDGE ME). 😀
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  16. *adds to wish list*
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  17. Erin says:

    Nice colors, but I’d rather be seeing Ian Somerhalder or Tom Hiddleston photoshopped into my pallet. Abs are nice but eyes win every time!
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  18. Martha Nelson says:

    I think cosmetics and pictures of hot men go together.

  19. Danielle says:

    Oh my! This is amazing! theBalm always kills it with their packaging & themes.
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  20. Kim says:

    I love these as lip colors so the hour wear time is totally disappointing. That said, I did chuckle about the hip popping and your “hunky” apple description. 🙂

  21. Robyn says:

    This palette looks awesome. I love theBalm and I just so happen to love cream blushes. I guess the guys on the packaging don’t hurt either…if anything they might be a bit distracting. I’m for sure going to check this out when it launches. Great post!

  22. Niki says:

    I love theBalm’s products, and this palette is so fun for spring! I love it!!!
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  23. Lulle says:

    This is so cute! theBalm is such a fun, creative brand. I love cream blushes (understand: I’m obsessed with) so I have to add this palette to my wish list!
    Lulle recently posted … Clinique All About Shadow duo in Beach Plum

  24. AussieDonna says:

    I bought this palette today for $32 (and two of the Instain blushes) on TheBalm’s website during their 50% off sale.

    Even though TheBalm charge the outrageous price of $35 USD for postage to Australia, during the 50% off sale the discount equals free postage for me.

  25. Darlene says:

    I just ordered this palette dying to see it in person.

  26. Darlene says:

    I just ordered this palette dying to see it in person.

  27. Darlene says:

    I just ordered this palette dying to see it in person.

  28. Veronica says:

    All of those shades look so pretty

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