Hi Ladies, I hope you're all having a fab weekend! I'm currently ill in bed as I don't really feel well enough to be moving around so it's an early night with a hot chocolate for me! In an attempt to make me feel better I went to Oxford Street today hoping that shopping would be the cure - wrong! But while I was out I did manage to pick up this lipgloss from The Balm so I thought I would review it for you.
I've been wanting to try something from The Balm for a while now but as it isn't widely available in the UK, I haven't been able to as I really don't like ordering make up online if I haven't seen the colour in person. Anyway, while I was in & Other Stories today I noticed that they sell The Balm products so I had to pick one up. They didn't have the Nude-itude palette that I've been wanting so I thought a lipgloss would be a nice little treat as my lipgloss collection has been a little neglected lately.
They had two different types of lipgloss available - Balm Shelter and a plumping lipgloss but as I'm not really a fan of plumping lipgloss, this one seemed the best option. I got the shade 'Girl Next Door' and loved the shade as soon as I saw it. It's very similar to the Mac lipstick I have in Speed Dial and is a warm medium pink. It is quite bright but not in a neon way which I really don't like about lip products so this one if perfect for me. I wouldn't usually go for a lipstick in this colour as I think it would be just too deep and bright on my pale skin but with lipglosses I feel like I can go for a wider variety of shades as they are more sheer and less dramatic than lipstick.
One thing I really love about this lipgloss is the smell. It smells like banoffee pie but not too sickly sweet. Lip products are one of the only make up items which I like to be scented so this is really nice little extra with this product. I also find it really hard to get a good lipgloss which isn't stick or tacky, there's nothing worse than that gloopy sticky feeling on your lips which is why I haven't been using lipgloss that much but this one isn't sticky at all which is amazing and I think this makes up for the £12 price tag which I think is a little expensive for lipgloss.
The only thing I don't love about this product is the fact that the shade range is a little limited, I wanted to pick up another one in a more nude colour but they just didn't have one which was disappointing.
Have you tried any products from The Balm?