October 10, 2007

theBalm Overshadow Review

As much as I wanted to wait for Sephora’s Friend and Family Discount to take place I couldn’t do it and my lemmings got the better of me! Thus I ended up purchasing all of the new Overshadows from theBalm.

Really! Honest! I did try to refrain but they were so tempting in their cute little pots all shimmery and glimmering! I think I heard them whisper, “buy me, buy me”…Oh wait maybe that was just me whispering it to myself.

I had previously blogged about these gems and you can read my first impression here.

These are $14 each so they aren’t going to break the bank too much and a little goes a long way. There are four colors available and of course yours truly, had a hard time firguring out which I wanted so all four somehow got plopped into my cart.

The shadows are super pigmented and can easily be worn as a shadow if you so choose but you’ll be nicely rewarded if you use them as per the instructions which would be over your shadow.

I find that these work a treat on spicing up matte shadows (I don’t have too many matte shadows but these do a great job of taking matte into wow) or adding that extra bit of sparkle you need to make your eyes pop!

If you’re a glitter hater these are not for you as they have tons of yummie shimmery bits and pieces to keep the Muse very happy!

These are a snap to use and a tiny bit on your brush is enough to light up your eyes and take any old eyeshadow and turn into a new sparkling shade! The four shades available are:

If You’re Rich, I’m Single
This is a mauve shimmer but it can pass for almost brown in color. Works perfect over purples, browns, and blacks.

No Money, No Honey
My favorite of the lot. This is a shimmering gold color and works well on top of yellows, oranges, pinks, blacks, and browns.

Work Is Overrated
Another fav of mine this is a shimmering light pink color and works well over golds, browns, pinks, and purples.

You Buy, I’ll Fly
Yet another fav of mine this one is a gorgeous shimmering cooper shade and works fantastic on top of brown mainly! It also works well on oranges and yellows.

I have to say even if the quality didn’t sell me I’d probably be so diseased as to purchase them for the mega cute packaging! Each pot has a different glamorous girl on the case which really adds a sweet touch to the cosmetic 😉

The Muse recommends them!

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Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment.

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  • Adessa

    OH laa laa!! theBalm’s overshadows are soooooo pretty!! love especially If You’re Rich, I’m Single & No Money, No Honey. The colours are so for everyday use!!