Hauling The Balm Cosmetics

The Balm is one those brands that seems to come out of nowhere and take over the industry overnight. I’d only ever seen a few bits in one store and then all of a sudden they were all over the Blogosphere and Youtube. So naturally I was dying to try them and I snapped up a few bits when they were on Hautelook. The Balm has a collection of amazingly unique products  – that you can’t find anywhere else on the market – that span over makeup, skincare, haircare and tools. The best bit is they all come in stunning vintage inspired packaging that I absolutely adore. 

(L -R) Frat Boy, Argyle, Houndstooth, Cindy Lou, Mary Lou

My favourite beauty product to buy is blush so I wanted to try out a few of their cheek offerings. I picked up two of the Instain blushes in Houndstooth and Argyle, and I could not be more impressed, they are an incredibly smooth and buttery powder that is intensely pigmented, and they last for hours! I also picked up the well known Frat Boy blush and I can see why it is so popular, it is literally the perfect peachy pink. Then of course, I had to buy the infamous Mary Lou Manizer and her new friend Cindy Lou. These highlighters are nothing short of amazing, they pack a punch but blend out beautifully and I love the warm pinky tone of Cindy Lou as it is much more natural on my fair skin.

Lastly, I bit the “buying bases online” bullet and picked up the Balm Shelter Tinted Moisturizer in the shade lighter than light. I’ve not yet tried this for a full day but so far I am in love. First off, the shade is perfect! It is the best match to my skin that I have ever found, in any sort of base. It has a pink undertone that blends in beautifully so I don’t have to worry about looking too yellow or uneven, it just sinks right in while evening out any redness in my complexion. I can see this becoming my go-to base for the upcoming spring and summer months and I can’t wait to really test it out! 

You can pick up any of The Balm products from Rexall Drugstores, www.beautyjoint.com or on www.thebalm.com 

Have you tried anything from The Balm? Do you have any recommendations for me? 



  1. Aspiring Londoner
    May 9, 2014 / 5:58 pm

    That's a good lookin' haul! I really want to try The Balm products, they look really pretty xAspiring Londoner

    • Courtney
      May 10, 2014 / 2:16 pm

      They are such good quality and the packaging is adorable, definitely try some if you can!

  2. MizzJ
    May 10, 2014 / 9:28 am

    I know just what you mean – where the heck did they come from lol. I am swooning over the packaging!

    • Courtney
      May 10, 2014 / 2:16 pm

      haha I know right? But im so glad they're here! love everything so far!

  3. Sian Marie
    May 10, 2014 / 6:41 pm

    I really want to try Frat Boy! It looks gorgeous.Sian | Siân Marie Beauty xo

    • Courtney
      May 16, 2014 / 2:21 pm

      It is so incredibly pretty! You should try it!

  4. Scoo
    May 13, 2014 / 5:17 am

    You picked all the best things! great haul!FOTD | Gems from the Neglected lot-1

    • Courtney
      May 16, 2014 / 2:21 pm

      Thank you!

  5. asianhomie101
    May 14, 2014 / 2:17 am

    Woah, you picked up great things from the Balm. I only have one product from them, Hot Mama blush and it is amazing! I need to get my hands on more products from them!<3 Pauline, ­­Addicted to Makeup

    • Courtney
      May 16, 2014 / 2:23 pm

      I really need to try the Hot Mama blush, i've heard great things about it! Keep an eye out for flash sales, they do them quite often!

  6. Crocus
    July 11, 2014 / 9:53 pm

    Hello I have soo fair skin (I'm ginger) so do you think balm shelter lighter than light can suits me? Thank you ^.^Crocus xowww.crocusinsun.com

    • Courtney Connolly
      July 12, 2014 / 8:17 pm

      HI! It would definitely work for you! Im super fair and I have red hair too and its perfect for me!

    • Crocus
      July 12, 2014 / 9:04 pm

      Oh really? Thank you! ^.^ Some of colors doesn't exist in Turkey and I tell my friend to buying for me ^.^ I'm following you dear hope you follow me back ^.^Crocus xowww.crocusinsun.com

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