The Balm How ‘Bout Them Apples is a gorgeous selection of cream colours that can be used on either your lips or cheeks. A fun fact about me is that I’ve never actually owned a blush palette of any kind so I was excited to have a selection of shades to play around with particularly ones that I may not purchase individually.
Typical of The Balm the packaging is cute and fun but also extremely compact with a big mirror so if you’re a blush addict that just can’t decide what shades to pack when travelling this would be perfect. I’m a big fan of cream blushes so it was nice to try out a few different shades and a new formulation. All the colours are unique with one boasting some shimmer whilst the others just being cream finishes.
The formulation is beautiful and allows you enough time after dabbing on the cheeks to blend out which is something I’ve had trouble with when using other cream blushes. Once set the colours a long-lasting on the skin alone or layered with a blush. On the lips they provide a sheer wash of colour but can be quite drying, a typical characteristic of dual purpose products, but that’s easily fixed with layering a lip balm underneath or on top. I’m not a fan of the shimmer shade on the lips but that’s just down to personal preference I guess.
Cider: a beautiful light peachy shade that comes off quite natural on the cheeks so it’s perfect for no-make up days when you want a subtle flush. This is one of my favourite shades on the lips mixed with a lip balm for everyday.
Cobbler: the brightest shade in the palette and it packs a punch but on the cheeks it’s surprisingly easy to blend. I really like wearing this on both the cheeks and lips for a little coordination (post coming soon on that)
Pie: this is my typical blush shade I always gravitate towards. It looks beautiful with any eye look and very wearable.
Crisp: this is my least favourite shade in the palette purely based on the high amount of shimmer throughout. On cheeks it’s not as noticeable but I don’t like it on the lips.
Candy: similar to ‘Pie’ but more cool toned – still really easy to wear.
Caramel: this is not something I would ever buy but I’m telling you it’s seriously stunning on the cheeks. It adds dimension but colour all at once so it’s great if you don’t feel like doing bronzer and blush. On the lips it’s a darker nude but I do like it.
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