I mentioned in a recent video the story about how I met Marissa Shipman, CEO of theBalm.   If you haven’t checked that video out, please do.  It’ll go great with this post.


I basically wanted to publish a post with detailed pictures of all the products I received from theBalm.  I haven’t tried all of the products yet so this is not a full review.


Cute little card from Marissa…


Cute packaging!!



I am in love with all 3 blushes so far…  They are amazing quality, super pigmented and very silky in texture.


theBalm Cabana Boy packaging blushCabana Boy shadow/blush

theBalm Cabana Boy packaging blush closeupCabana Boy closeup… I <3 the tag line

theBalm Cabana Boy packaging blush swatchCabana Boy swatched on finger


theBalm Down Boy blush packagingtheBalm Down Boy shadow/blush

theBalm Down Boy Closeup blushDown Boy closeup

theBalm Down Boy SwatchDown Boy swatched on finger


theBalm Hot Mama packaging blush shadow theBalm Hot Mama shadow/blush

theBalm Hot Mama closeupHot Mama closeup

theBalm Hot Mama swatchHot Mama swatched on finger


the-balm-blush-swatches-hot-mama-cabana-boy-down-boyAll 3 blush swatches


Mary-Lou Manizer is an amazing powder luminizer in a compact form.  I even used it as an eyeshadow in this look. This product is just as pigmented and silky as their blushes.  I’m very impressed.

theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer packaging luminizer powderTheir packaging is just adorable…

theBalm Mary-Lou ManizerThe compact out of the box..

theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer

Swatched on finger…

theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer swatchBlended out…


Their eyeshadow palettes are also amazing!!!   I feel like a broken record but again the shadows are very blendable and silky AND pigmented.


theBalm Shady Lady Volume 2theBalm Shady Lady Palette Volume 2

theBalm Shady Lady Volume 2 Swatches

theBalm Shady Lady Volume 3theBalm Shady Lady Palette Volume 3


I have only used the Balm Shelter once so I don’t really want to review it quite yet.  First impressions?  A little heavier and more of a matte finish than your average tinted moisturizer.

theBalm Balm Shelter tinted moisturizer light mediumtheBalm Balm Shelter

theBalm Balm Shelter tinted moisturizer light medium

theBalm Balm Shelter tinted moisturizer light medium

theBalm Balm Shelter tinted moisturizer light medium

I have not used the primer yet but it definitely feels similar to Smashbox Photo Finish Primer so I’m assuming this is a silicone based primer as well.  Smells nice as do all theBalm products.

theBalm Time Balm Face PrimertheBalm Time Balm Face Primer

theBalm Time Balm Face Primer


The Time Balm concealer I haven’t used yet but I’ve gotten some good feedback on it since I posted my video.  It looks like a heavy duty concealer so I will keep you posted on this.


theBalm Time Balm ConcealertheBalm Time Balm concealer

theBalm Time Balm Concealer

Not quite sure if this is an effective plumper (I’m probably not the best tester for that) but I do love it as a gloss.  It smells divine (I’m thinking chocolate pudding), has a mild tingling effect and is a nice nude color.

theBalm Plump Your Pucker Cocoa My Coconut

theBalm Plump Your Pucker Cocoa My Coconut Lip SwatchCocoa My Coconut Lip Swatch


I have not used Staniac yet but it reminds me of Benetint although this seems to be more of a gel.

theBalm Staniac


Stay tuned for the reviews on these products!!!

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  1. Everything looks amazing!! Great swatches and pictures. I love the packaging so much!! Its so fun!!

    • I love the packaging too!!!

  2. Do you prefer Shady Lady palette volume 2 or 3? I cannot decide!

    • I seem to reach for volume 2 more. =)

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