the Balm Powder to the People is a new range of Pro Series Brushes that the brand has created and launched for Fall 2012.
Considering the Balm never really had a brush set before this could prove exciting!
I’ve been following them for a long time now and I only ever remember them having a kabuki so I was excited about this launch.
Have a look!
This a cruelty-free line of brushes made from a mix of ox, boar, and goat, and synthetic hairs and fibers. The collection consists of five full size brushes ranging in prices from $29.50 to $24.50.
Each of the handles of the brushes has a whimsical print featuring the brush’s name. They are kinda a fun, funky looking brush but don’t let the “cute” handles and look fool you, they actually pack quality behind all that whimsy!
- the Balm Powder to the People Powder Brush $29.50
- the Balm Blend a Hand Tapered Foundation Brush $26.50
- the Balm Give Crease a Chance All-Over Eyeshadow Brush/Eye Blending Brush $26.50
- the Balm Eye Believe Double-sided Eyebrow/Eyeliner Brush $24.50
- the Balm Crease, Love, and Happiness Smudger Brush/Tapered Crease Brush $24.50
The brushes have soft bristles with a nice density so the bristles aren’t flopping around during application. I’ve been using them for about two weeks now and they pretty much live a happy shed-free existence.
I have to say I’m at a point I can’t live without the Give Crease a Chance and Crease, Love and Happiness. Both of these are incredible brushes. I like how the blending brush sides are just a little smaller than crease/blending brushes I already own from brands like MAC. This smaller head makes it easier for me to blend into the crease without causing a big mess or going to high up my eye area. Both of these brushes have become instant hits with me.
What I don’t like?
It’s great getting two brushes in one but I dislike the storage on these. I typically store in old vintage jars and bottles on my vanity and having a dual sided brush makes it hard to store in those jars without bending or smooshing the bristles.
But no problem, I just lay them flat in a drawer.
I think these might be overlooked by some due to the price tag. Some folks quiver at the idea of dishing out over $20 for a makeup brush. But believe me, you need the right tools to apply your make so I really don’t see a problem with the price overall. You’re going to spend that on a MAC brush anyway and you only get one brush, at least with the Balm’s selection most of these have two sides to enjoy!
Muse Approval for Give Crease a Chance and Crease, Love and Happiness, really loved these two brushes and I imagine they’ll become a staple part of my daily makeup regime.
the Balm Powder to the People Brush Collection is available now at www.thebalm.com