The Balm Gang

Happy Sunday beauties!

Hope you’re all enjoying your weekend and staying cool from the heat.

I love matte products and some of my fave lippie products are from The Balm cosmetics. I picked up some of these beauties from their 50% Flash Sale last month and finally came around to snapping a photo of them. I picked up the matte eyeshadow palette, some more matte liquid lipsticks and of course restocked on my OG Mary-Lou Manizer highlighter. I have been wearing the Committed shade for a month now and am obsessed.

What are some of your fave Balm cosmetics products?


  • Meet Matt(e) Trimony matte eyeshadow palette
  • Meet Matt(e) Hughes Liquid Lipsticks (L-R): Doting, Sincere, Committed, Trustworthy, Charming, Dedicated
  • Mary-Lou Manizer highlighter

Tartelette Obsession

My latest eyeshadow palette obsession have been the Tarte cosmetics Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte Eyeshadow palette and the Tartelette In Bloom Clay Eyeshadow palette. I have been using the ACME palette everyday and just started to use the IBCE palette this week. These are definitely my favorite matte shades that I can wear daily and I love that I can easily turn day makeup looks to nighttime looks. I always talk about this in my posts about eyeshadow shades, but it’s so true. If I see the right amount of shade diversity in a palette, it’ll win me over because I’m all about efficiency and convenience when doing makeup lol. 😉 Don’t judge. But really, these shades are not only perfection but they are long wearing shadows and easy to blend, which are also what I look for in eyeshadows. I’m obsessed with nudes and that’s probably what first caught my glance on the ACME palette. Now, for the difference between the two palettes; the shades in the IBCE have slightly different shades: 9 matte shadows and 3 luster (shimmer) shadows (they added shimmer on to “funny girl”, “rocker”, and “firecracker”). Aside from the 3 shimmer shades, both palettes have the exactly same shadow names but the IBCE shades have more tans where as the ACME have no shimmer shadows and include more mauve and plum shades. I love that these two palettes can easily turn your daytime to a sexy and romantic nighttime look, not to say you can’t wear a sexy romantic eye look during the day! Now, I did contemplate whether to pick up the IBCE palette since I already had the ACME palette, but what can I say… the huge difference in shades sold me?! They’re both nude palettes to me, but two different beautiful nude palettes! I wish they could combine all these onto one lovely palette! 😁 Haha Enjoy the rest of your week beauties!




Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte Eyeshadow palette shadows: Free Spirit (cream), Force Of Nature (nude), Dreamer (warm brown), Multi-Tasker (chocolate), Caregiver (pale pink), Natural Beauty (mauve), Best Friend (mulberry), Bombshell (dark plum), Super Mom (ivory), Wanderer (light brown), Power Player (taupe), Fashionista (black)

Tartelette In Bloom Clay Eyeshadow palette shadows: Charmer (off white), Jetsetter (warm taupe), Rocker (shimmering taupe), Smokeshow (black brown), Flower Child (peachy nude), Smarty Pants (tan), Firecracker (bronze copper), Activist (dark brown), Funny Girl (champagne), Sweetheart (peach), Rebel (chestnut brown), Leader (aubergine)