TheBalm Haul (& Giveaway) 

You may have seen my Instagram posts last week about the flash sale TheBalm was having with  50% off sitewide. I told myself I didn’t need anything and therefore had no reason to buy anything. That last for about an hour before I couldn’t help myself and jumped onto the site to pick up a few goodies for myself.



Balm Beach Blush: This is a beautiful neutral shade that makes me look fresh-faced, like I just got back from the spa, and it lasts all day! The color can also easily be built up if you prefer a darker blush.


TheBalm Girls Lipstick, Foxxy Pout: I really wanted this in the color Mai Billsbepaid, which is a nude color, but it was sold out when I finally decided to make my purchase. Instead, I got Foxxy Pout which is a bronzy mauve. This color has a slight metallic sheen to it, but I don’t think it will translate to my lips.


Read My Lips Lipgloss, Zaap!: I already have a sample of this in Bam! and it is probably one of my most used glosses. It feels great on my lips and has good color payoff. This time around, I opted for Zaap!, which looked to be a more pigmented version of Bam! However, now that I have it in my hands, it definitely looks more red and shimmery than I was expecting.


Batter Up, Shutout: During the week, I need quick and easy to apply makeup as I never give myself enough time to get ready ( I enjoy sleeping way too much). When I saw these new eyeshadow sticks, I knew I had to try one. Shutout is a golden bronze color that looks wonderful on, and wears all day with no creasing.


BalmShelter Tinted Moisturizer: I almost exclusively use tinted moisturizers since they’re triple-duty products: cover imperfections, moisturize and provide SPF. I read that these work as better than Laura Mercier TM which is my current holy-grail, so I had to get this one to compare.


Not only did I get a few things for myself, I also grabbed The Manizer Sisters Collection Palette and Read My Lips Lipgloss, Bam! for one lucky winner. Read on to find out how to enter!



Giveaway runs until March 21, at which point I will pick a winner and announce it here and on Instagram!

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  • Erin Gallagher

    I haven’t tried too many things from the balm but I hear amazing things! I got a sample of the nude dude show in the shade fit and I am obsessed with it! Great post and giveaway!

    • beautifulbeakers

      I have and love Nude Tude, I think I need to invest in Nude Dude as well!
      Thanks for entering 🙂

  • I hauled a bunch of TheBalm off HauteLook for 50% off too. I’ve been wanting to try BalmShelter Tinted Moisturizer since I’ve heard good things about it – do let me know how you like it!
    Here’s my haul if you’re curious!

    Is the giveaway open internationally? I’m in Canada!
    I just realized that I wasn’t following you on Instagram!

    • beautifulbeakers

      I will be sure to share once I’ve had some time to test it out! What did you buy from HauteLook?

  • latanya t

    The the balm mary lou manizer is my fave

    • beautifulbeakers

      It’s been a favorite of mine for a few years too 🙂

  • Mahdi Martin

    I haven’t tried The Balm. I am really intrigued by their packaging, as silly as it may sound. I’d really like to try their tinted moisturizer. I like to go heavier on the concealer with Tarte Shape Tape, Then use my blender to go over my face with something that’s not too heavy, and follow with a setting spray or powder. I’ve been using Laura Mercier, but I’m almost out. Time to try something new.

    • beautifulbeakers

      Not silly at all, I definitely buy products based on the packaging alone! I’ve been using the Laura Mercier TM for years, so I’m curious to see how this one compares- I’ll be sure to keep you posted 🙂

  • Amber Anderson

    I absolutely love the Balm! I haven’t tried a lot of the things I want to try, but I think their blushes are amazing, and their Mad Lash mascara is awesome too. Down Boy and Frat Boy are two of my favorite blushes! They are one of my favorite matte blush formulas. I am dying to try their lip products, like that gloss in the giveaway 😉

    • beautifulbeakers

      Aw I wish I had your blush recommendations before I made this purchase, the Balm Beach is pretty, but I’m struggling to put enough on to see without looking clownish.