The Balm 'Balm Shelter' Lipgloss in 'Girl Next Door'

Saturday, 31 August 2013




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? 




16 comments:

  1. I like this shade it is lovely but I would want a bigger range to choose from too xx

    Lots of Love Beautyqueenuk!

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    1. They had quite a lot of darker shades, but I dark lips don't suit me :( xx

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  2. I love the shade too! Bright pink is my favourite. What? It smells like banoffee pie? How interesting! :p yeah, the price tag is a lot but I guess you pay for the quality :) x

    Beauty from the Fjord

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    1. I know it is a lot for a lipgloss but I do think that sometimes It's nice to have one expensive thing like lipgloss and I really do think that you pay for quality with this range, I would be annoyed if it was rubbish! xx

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  3. I wish The Balm was sold where I live! This looks just beautiful.
    the-creationofbeauty.blogspot.com

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    1. It's hardly sold anywhere in the UK either, the one & other stories shop that we have here is the only place I've found it! I really wanted their nude-itude pallete but their range was a bit limited in the store! xx

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  4. I've never gotten a lip product from the balm (besides stainiac that is) This looks great!
    New follower <3

    Kallie @ But First, Coffee

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    1. Aw thank you for following! This is my first one of their products but i think I'll be getting some more now this one has impressed me! xx

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  5. I really like the shade of this. Not sure about the £12 price but if it's a good quality lipgloss your getting what you pay for. I recently got a multi use product in shade hot mama from the birchbox e-shop using my points I collected. I always look for swatches online before purchasing any product even when I'm in a shop lol. But the hot mama is so pretty on others.

    Kate | Sparkle Dust x

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    1. I know the price is a bit stupid for the actual size of the product but I'm glad its good quality and it does stay on for a lot longer than my normal lipglosses! Yeah I like to look at swatches but if its something expensive then I'm always a bit cautious about ordering it online! xx

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  6. I currently don't own any of the Balm products, but this one looks worthy of being checked out! Thanks for the post!
    <3 Pauline, ­­Addicted to Makeup

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    1. This is my first one of their products but I definitely think I want to try some more! xx

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  7. The shade looks amazing! I actually haven't tried anything from theBalm yet but I intend to xx

    Justine | BRIGHTON DREAM

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    1. I've been wanting to try some of their products for ages but like a lot of american brands they aren't widely available here! xx

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  8. I have never tried anything fro The Balm - although I love the look of so many of their products.
    This gloss looks like a pretty pink, not too bright and easy to wear. Very cute
    http://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk/

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    1. It's definitely easy to wear, I can't wear anything too bright but this is a great colour if you want to brighten things up without being too over the top! xx

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