If you’ve been following my blog or YouTube channel for a while you know that I am a huge fan of theBalm Cosmetics. They are a San Francisco brand and their makeup is fun flirty and most importantly – great quality. I bought many things from their flagship location in downtown San Francisco when I used to live there. They remind me a bit of Benefit Cosmetics, their packaging is very cheeky and colourful and the names are always sassy.
Though I’ve tried a large selection of their makeup I hadn’t tried many of their lip products. I was so excited to try out 5 of their most popular shades, especially after reading reviews and seeing how much people love these lippies! The Read My Lips lipgloss collection has 11 shades from sheer to crazy pigmented. They are infused with Ginseng which can cause your lips to look more plump.
L-R: Pop, Bam, Zaap, Hubba Hubba, Wow
This is a creamy tangerine shade that goes on super smooth. I love this colour for the summer, it’s sort of peachy and looks great as an alternative to a nude lip.
This is a soft pink/nude shade that glides on smooth and is quite opaque. This might be my favourite of all the colours!
This is a sheer glittery pink gloss that applied patchy on me. As you can see in the photo it clung to dry areas and didn’t have the same plumping effect as the other shades. Not my favourite but it’s still a pretty colour.
In the tube it looks more red but once applied it’s a bright fuchsia. It’s crazy pigmented and be careful because it can transfer onto your teeth easily if you don’t apply it very carefully. It wasn’t goopy and I was able to get a precise line with the doe foot applicator without much trouble.
This is a vibrant red that applied a little unevenly on me. I had to really work to get it smootly applied without it building up around the edges of my lips. I don’t love red lipstick on me (I’d always rather go for a pink) but this one is a pretty shade but I might pull out if I want to do a Taylor Swift inspired look!
Have you tried anything from theBalm? What’s your favourite lipgloss at the moment? Let me know in the comments!
* This post contains products that were sent to me for consideration. As always, my reviews and opinions are my own.