I can’t say no to a deal….and I especially can’t say no when it involves theBalm.
Their blush/bronzer trio was on Ipsy for $10, so I pounced. My self-control is at an all-time low.
TheBalm’s “Girls’ Getaway Trio” comes in classic theBalm packaging – bright colours featuring pin-up style models. Inside is three powders. They can be blushes or bronzers, depending on how you want to use them/what works for you. The sleeve with an identical design keeps the magnetic closure palette in one piece.
Each pan contains 3.3 g of product each. The palette also has a little mirror.
I used the two pans on the left as blush on their own and the powder on the right as a bronzer. Because there were two blushes, I tried two looks to see the difference.
The difference was extremely minimal when worn on the cheeks. “Balm Beach” was surprisingly darker than “Balm Springs” and also a bit more taupe-y, but the difference between the two blushes was pretty indiscernible (unless you got *real* close and took some serious time to think about it).
I’m a HUGE fan of theBalm’s blushes. “Hot Mama” and “Frat Boy” are some of my all-time fave blushes because of the colour-payoff and how easy they are to work with, but I found the blushes in this palette to be subpar compared to what I’m used to from the brand. The shade selection didn’t have the same personality as theBalm’s other blushes (I feel like theBalm single blushes are people with presence and characteristics) and they didn’t go on as easily. I’ll still use the blushes in this palette, but not nearly as much as I will use my singles.
The bronzer in this palette was the stand-out of the three powders. Go in with a light hand, because it has more pigmentation that you would think. It also blends in really easily, which is nice to have in a bronzer, because in a lot of other cases, it’s easy to accidentally blend it into a muddy mess.
It wasn’t a total hit, but I can’t stay mad at theBalm. I wish I knew how to quit you!