The Balm- Christmas Gift Ideas and Look

Hi Lovelies
I can't believe Christmas is fast approaching and it's that time of year again to start thinking about gifts!  The Balm have come out with some new products just in time for Christmas!
Below I've picked two favourites that I think would make great Christmas gifts, as well as creating a makeup look for Christmas Day!






In the Balm of your Hand Volume 2
The first gift I though would be perfect for either a newbie to the Balm or someone who carries around way to much makeup is the 'In the Balm of your Hand' palette, it is the perfect travel size, which contains 4 eyeshadows, 3 blushes, 1 bronzer and 1 highlighter. I've always said palettes are the best way to avoid the hassle of carrying around all those individual compacts or a way of trying out products without buying the full sizes first!

I'm new to trying out the Balm's Eyeshadow and i'm so impressed, they are really pigmented and blend effortlessly! You can definitely create a natural day time look with the lighter eyeshadows or create a more dramatic smokey eye look with the darker shadows. Plus by having a bronzer, blush and highlight has you covered for powder products!



-EYESHADOWS-
Matte Reed- This is from the Meet Matte Trimony eyeshadow palette. It is a dark cool-toned brown. 
Firm- Is from the Nude Dude eyeshadow palette. This shade is a bronze-y taupe shade which is perfect all over lid shade. 
Alice Copper- This stunning eyeshadow is present in the Balm’s Balm Jovi Palette. It is a beautiful deep purplish red shade. 
Matte Russo- This light milk chocolate brown shade is in the Meet Matt(e) Ador eyeshadow palette. 
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-HIGHTLIGHTER-
Mary Lou Manizer- The cult favorite and many people’s holy grail product is a champagne hued highlighter. 

-BRONZER-
Bahama Mama- Another cult favorite! The blend of cool and warm tone makes it a beautiful bronzer that can double up as an eye shadow or a blush. 

-BLUSHES-
Down Boy- This baby pink shade is an apt blush for that natural flush of color. Frat Boy: It is a peachy coral shade which is an ideal everyday blush shade. 

Houndstooth- This blush is from the Instain range. Now, this shade is a warm peachy pink.





Meet Matt(e) Hughs Mini Kit Volume 3
These mini liquid lipsticks are ideal stocking stuffers, you could give a pack as one gift or split them up and give them away as individual gifts with another the Balm product.

I found them very light weight on the lips and smelt just like peppermint, you also get a slight tingling on the lips. It takes a while to dry so it will feel tacky but once dry you will have the perfect matt lips.
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-Shades-
Charming- Deep Rose Nude
Adoring- Deep Red Burgundy
Romantic- Rose Wine
Loving- Light Pink with a blue under tone
Captivating- Brown nude
Passionate- Rich Plum Purple



-Swatches -
Top to Bottom- Adoring, Charming, Romantic, Captivating, Loving and Passionate.



-MAKEUP LOOK-

I've created a makeup look especially for Christmas and its not a Christmas makeup look without a bold red lip. I picked the shade 'Romantic' from the Meet Matt(e) Hughes Mini Long-Lasting Liquid Lipsticks Collection.

For the eyes I used all three shades in the Smoke Balm palette 'Smoking' on the lid, 'Luminous' in the crease and 'Striking' on the outer 'V'. Then from the 'In theBalm of Your Hand' palette I also use 'Matt Russo' to add to the crease. Also from this palette I used 'Frat Boy' as a blush and 'Mary-Lou' to highlight my cheekbones and inner corners of my eyes.
Lastly I used The 'Balm Dessert' Bronzer from the 'Girls' Getaway Trio and for mascara the 'Mad Lash'.



All these products mentioned above are limited edition! So if you are keen to purchase any of these items for family, friends or for a christmas present gifted to yourself then make sure to head down to any Farmers, Life and Unichem Pharmacies before stock sells out!

xLx

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