theBalm is celebrating the launch of their new ewbsite with 50% off site-wide for the first 24 hours! The new site launches April 1st
Last update from theBalm @ 4:29 PM PST: We are so sorry our website crashed! The great news is, our 24-hour 50% off celebration has not yet begun! thebalm.com didn’t expect such a huge influx of orders and we underestimated the number of our dedicated fans while overestimating the capacity of our server. We’re currently upgrading our server and are told that once it’s functional we’ll be able to accommodate everyone. We are expecting this to be within the next few days and we will announce our launch here, on Facebook. Any orders placed today that received a confirmation email will be honored. If you have any questions please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org! Thanks again for your patience and understanding.
This spring, theBalm is taking on hair care with their En Root collection, which features shampoos, conditioners, hair sprays, hair treatments, and even hair mascara.
En Root Shampoo & Conditioner Control My Curls ($15.00 each)
These Bamboo and Rice Protein formulas leave you with clean, manageably soft curls. All En Root Shampoos and Conditioners are free of Parabens and Sulfates so they won’t fade your color. Forget cruise control…this shampoo and conditioner give high performance curl control!
En Root Shampoo & Conditioner Give Me Volume ($15.00 each)
Take the high road with this light-weight shampoo and conditioner, infused with Vitamins A, C and E. All En Root products are free of Parabens and Sulfates so they won’t fade your color. Use this volumizing duo to pump up flat hair.
En Root Shampoo & Conditioner Keep My Color ($15.00 each)
These Bamboo and Rice Protein formulas cleanse and moisturize your hair without color-stripping Sulfates and Parabens. Insure your color with this rich and hydrating shampoo and conditioner infused with Vitamins A, C and E.
En Root Shampoo & Conditioner Moisturize My Hair ($15.00 each)
Replenish dry hair with this rich and hydrating shampoo and conditioner infused with Vitamins A, C and E. Free of Parabens and Sulfates, these Bamboo and Rice Protein formulas clean and quench thirsty strands.
En Root Conditioning Treatment Mask ($15.00 each)
Our Conditioning Treatment Mask is infused with Bamboo Extracts, Rice Proteins and Vitamins A, C and E. It gently nourishes your hair without Sulfates, Parabens or harmful chemicals and is safe for color-treated hair. There’s going to be repairs a-head with this deep conditioner!
En Root Pre-Styling Conditioning Spray ($15.00 each)
Infused with Bamboo and Rice Protein, Keratin, and Shea, this luxurious Pre-Styling Conditioning Spray detangles and protects all hair types. There are repairs a-head with this Paraben and Sulfate-free formula.
En Root Dry Shampoo ($19.00)
Revive your hair between washes with this Paraben and Sulfate-free Dry Shampoo. It’s the ideal alternative to a time-consuming shampoo and blow dry for girls on the go!
En Root Hair Mascara ($15.00 each)
Get an instant root touch-up and save yourself the commute to the salon with En Root Hair Mascara. With this Paraben and Sulfate-free formula you can put grays and tell-tale roots in your rear-view mirror!
En Root Hair Shine Serum ($15.00 each)
Our Hair Shine Serum is infused with Green Tea, Bamboo, Rice Proteins and Vitamins A, C and E to give dry and damaged hair the gloss-over. Take fly-aways and frizz on a detour with this Paraben and Sulfate-free serum.
En Root Hair Sprays ($20.00 each)
Keep your style at a standstill with these traffic-stopping Paraben and Sulfate-free Hair Sprays from En Root Hair Care. Choose from flexible or strong hold and look fabulous even with the top down!
En Root Spray Gel ($16.00 each)
Infused with Bamboo and Rice Proteins, Keratin, and Shea, this Paraben and Sulfate-free Spray Gel defines your styles and creates long-lasting hold. Get hair styles that stop traffic!
You’ve met Matt(e), now it’s time to Meet Matt(e) Nude… nude eyeshadows that is. Because size matt(e)rs, there are nine larger Matt(e)s showing their true colors in nude hues. As a matt(e)r of fact, this palette is versatile enough to wear day and night, as liners and all-over colors… the whole nine yards! With so many Matt(e)s to choose from, you’re sure to find your perfect shade, no matt(e)r what!
It’s been a rather busy week! Over the past few days, we looked at a new holiday palette from theBalm, MAC’s most recent Viva Glam release, as well as a collaboration lipstick called Yung Rapunxel. We also discovered two fun Illamasqua pieces this week! Subscribe to our channel if you enjoy the videos!
On eyes: Tom Ford Emerald Lust Eye Color Quad, Burberry Trench Eyeshadow, Tom Ford Exotic Teal Eye Defining Pencil, and Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Waterproof Mascara. On cheeks: Buxom Euphoria Blush. On lips: Bobbi Brown Canary High Shimmer Lipgloss, Revlon Sizzle ColorBurst Lipgloss, Clarins 05 Gloss Prodige.
theBalm Balm Jovi Face Palette ($39.50 for 0.76 oz.) includes twelve eyeshadows (0.38 oz., which is just over 0.03 oz.), one highlighter (0.14 oz.), one blush (0.10 oz.), and two lip colors (0.14 oz.). It will launch today on theBalm’s website.
Metal-ica is a silvery-white with a frosted finish. It had good pigmentation, though the texture was on the powdery side; very soft and dense. We’re definitely seeing a lot of these shades for the holidays; here are a few that compare favorably: MAC Crystal Avalanche, Buxom Sheepdog, NARS Flowers 1-3, and theBalm Sassy.
Blink 1982 is a muted burgundy with a hint of plum/mauve and a golden shimmer. The texture on this shade was a bit dry, so the color payoff was not quite opaque. Lancome Color du Jour is darker but similar. MAC Trax is more purple.
Iron Maid-in is a dirty gold with a metallic, frosted finish. It was not fully opaque, but it had good pigmentation overall. The texture wasn’t as buttery as other theBalm eyeshadows. Chanel Eclaire is more golden. MAC Sweet & Sour is darker. Giorgio Armani #1 is similar, less metallic. theBalm Snobby is more matte and yellow.
Allegro is a medium brown with yellowed undertones and a matte finish. It’s soft enough to be easy to blend, but not so soft as to be powdery. It had good color payoff. Dior golden Savvanah is a bit darker, slightly grayer, but similar. Urban Decay Naked is less yellow. These were the only two shades that really fit the bill out of all. these. browns.
Moderato is a purple-burgundy with a matte finish. The texture was a little dry, and the resulting pigmentation was so-so. It performed a lot better on the eye, and I didn’t have any trouble with the pigmentation there–I hardly had to use any to get deep color. theBalm Sexy is browner. MAC Real Drama is similar. MAC Rich Core is similar but frosted.
rem is a smoky medium purple with gold-copper shimmer-sheen. It’s an interesting, complex color. It had good color payoff and a soft, smooth texture. Bobbi Brown Black Violet is similar when sheered out. Bare Escentuals Romp is less pink.
Presto is a dark brown with burgundy-ish undertones and a hint of warmth. It has a matte finish, and the color payoff is good. It’s just soft enough to be blendable and pigmented, but it’s not at all powdery. Bobbi Brown Cocoa Berry is similar. Bare Escentuals Foreshadow is a little darker. theBalm Mahna-Mahna has more of a sheen and less red in it.
Solid Gold is a slightly paled, warm gold with a shimmer-sheen finish and a hint of beige coloring. It has plenty o’ color, so it will show up on all skin tones. This shade wore for eight hours without fading or separating. MAC Chez Chez Lame is the closest I could think of, but it is a little lighter. theBalm Mary Lou-Manizer is a bit yellower.
Don’t You Want Me is a warm coral-pink with a matte finish. It had decent color payoff, and it is somewhat buildable. The texture was a little dry, but it seemed to blend out easily enough. It wore for eight hours with minor, but noticeable, fading at that point. MAC Supercontinental is more orange. MAC Fleet Fast has shimmer. Tom Ford Flush is more orange. MAC Immortal Flower is softer, just barely pinker.
Milly is a pale pink with a neutral-gray undertone. It had a matte finish and opaque color coverage. When I tested it, it lasted four hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. MAC Pure Zen is less pink. MAC Lazy Day is grayer.
Vanilly is bright red with a mostly matte finish and a barely blue undertone. It was richly pigmented and had opaque color coverage. This shade lasted six and a half hours and left behind a soft stain. MAC Eden Rouge is similar. Edward Bess Midnight Bloom is bluer and darker. MAC Ruffian Red is similar. It’s a fairly common shade of red lipstick.
Overall, it’s a good palette, and at the price point, worth checking out and potentially snagging. There were a few shades on the powdery side in the palette, and a couple were less pigmented initially, but when applied to the eye, I found them to apply much, much better (upgraded to fairly pigmented/opaque in color). There’s a good mix of textures–matte, frosts, shimmers–and very fall-appropriate colors.
Overall, it's a good palette, and at the price point, worth checking out and potentially snagging. There were a few shades on the powdery side in the palette, and a couple were less pigmented initially, but when applied to the eye, I found them to apply much, much better (upgraded to fairly pigmented/opaque in color). There's a good mix of textures--matte, frosts, shimmers--and very fall-appropriate colors.
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