Next stop on our tour of the Red Lips District: theBalm The Balm Girls lipstick in Mia Moore!
People seem to either love or hate theBalm’s cheeky and cheesy packaging. I, for one, love it. Puns and all.
Once you get the bullet out of the packaging, though, it’s pretty nondescript.
In fact, it looks like a silver version of the easily recognizable MAC lipsticks. Here’s the one MAC lipstick I own, for reference.
It’s a bright, orange-y red on me. It was a bit dry when I first applied it, but I hadn’t touched the tube in awhile. In fact, I don’t think I ever wore it until I finally got around to preparing this post!
In any case, it wore well and held its own after a meal of ramen noodles. It did fade a bit unevenly in the middle, but that’s to be expected. It was also drying, but nothing a slick of lip balm won’t fix.
I’m wearing a bunch of other theBalm things on my face. Just to keep it consistent, you know.
Okay, I lied. I have an ulterior motive. theBalm is currently on sale on Hautelook, and in case any of these things on my face inspire you to buy it, then you can grab it at a discount.
Am I thoughtful, or what? ;)
Rouge Bunny Rouge Milk Aquarelle liquid foundation – Chestnut Milk Parfait
Pixi Correction Concentrate – Brightening Peach (not pictured because I forgot)
BECCA Dual Coverage concealer – Tahini
Rouge Bunny Rouge Flawless Face Powder – Adagio
theBalm InStain blush – Toile
theBalm Cindy-Lou Manizer
Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
theBalm Nude ‘Tude palette – Selfish, Silly, Sleek
theBalm Overshadow – Work is Overrated
Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner – Corrupt
Urban Decay Subversion mascara primer
Tarte Gifted Amazonian Clay smart mascara
theBalm The Balm Girls lipstick – Mia Moore
A note: I myself bought Mia Moore (and pretty much ALL of my theBalm products) from Hautelook. The last time I ordered, some items arrived damaged. Cindy-Lou Manizer was shattered (I pressed it back together with alcohol), a concealer jar was cracked, and this lipstick was oddly melted.
To be fair, when I received the box, it felt really warm, like it had been sitting in the delivery truck in the hot sun all day long. Still, Hautelook has great customer service, and when I emailed them about this, they actually refunded me (well, gave me Hautelook credit) on all the damaged products. So essentially, they were all free.
I’ve ordered makeup from Hautelook many, many times, and in my experience, this was NOT the norm. I was just unlucky. However, I have read several stories that Cindy-Lou Manizer arrived cracked (not just Hautelook, but in general), so I think it’s an overall fragile product.
theBalm is on sale on Hautelook until Tuesday, May 4th, 8 AM PST. Please feel free to use my invite link, if you want.