The Balm Cosmetics has been making waves over this side of the pond with its eye-catching and retro-inspired packaging. Having achieved somewhat of a cult status amongst beauty junkies and gurus, the Balm offers an illustrious range of multi-purpose products high in quality. Cruelty-free, paraben-free and made in the USA, I’ve sampled a couple of things from the brand which do live up to the hype including the shimmery Cindy Lou Manizer Highlighter, which not only can be used as a highlighter on the cheeks but on the eyelids too. A lot of the Balm’s products favour the neutral look
When I was packing my make-up for California, I randomly picked a foundation that was half empty. Thinking I had enough to last me two weeks, I was wrong when it actually ran out half way. Yes, I was in the land of Sephora. I also had planned to pick up a MUFE Ultra HD replacement but I stopped in my tracks when the cost of it turned out to be several pounds more expensive than in the UK. (It then dawned upon me as MUFE is French, import charges were a factor.) What was I to do? I managed a
Urban Beauty United (UBU) is a new and affordable beauty and accessories brand on the scene. With bright and vibrant colours, their make-up tools are probably the most eye-catching of all with an array of sponges and brushes to choose from. The Face Dozen Foundation Sponges* comes in a pack of multi-coloured square sponges for applying and blending liquid foundation. Made from hydrophilic foam (and not latex), it’s supposed to be more durable than conventional cosmetic sponges, absorbing and locking in water in order to make application a breeze. As with any cosmetic sponge, you wet it first (it will expand) before use.