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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Review & Swatches: the Balm Products

Hi everyone!

First, I want to thank each and everyone of you who greeted me a Happy Birthday last Thursday! It really meant a lot to me and sincerely helped make my Birthday special! So, thank you! :) 

I'm back today with some great summer essentials from the Balm cosmetics.

Mary Lou-Manizer is a light, gold champagne highlighter.

Frat Boy is a  matte, peachy, apricot blush.

Mary Lou Manizer  + Frat Boy
- Finely milled 
- Blends like a dream
- Highly pigmented 
- Gives a beautiful glowy-sheen
- Will probably last me forever; a little bit goes a long way!
- Unique packaging
- Mirrored!
-Flip off top with magnetic closure (Frat Boy)

Sexy Mama
- Finely milled
-Matte Finish
- Translucent, so it does not interfere with the makeup already on your face
- Absorbs excess oil build up (great for my T-zone)
- Great for touching up throughout the day
- No white cast in photos
- Slim and perfect for on the go gals
- Great packaging & mirrored
-Magnetized closure 

Balm Shelter
Personally, I'm not one to wear liquid foundation or any heavy face powders. I typically use Maybelline Fit Me as an everyday powder to even out my skin tone. With that said, I don't need much coverage, but when I want to get a little fancy, I like to use tinted moisturizers. They are a great alternative for those who don't prefer the heavy feel of liquid foundation and offers light coverage.

I've tried several tinted moisturizers in the past, but was mainly let down because they were too greasy. Balm shelter offers light coverage and evens out your skin tone. It's easily bledable, offers SPF 18, non cakey/greasy, and a little bit goes a long way. In addition, this goes hand-in-hand with Sexy Mama leaving my skin matte and photo ready!

With Mary Lou-Manizer, you want to make sure you only dab a small amount of product on your brush. Remember, it's easier to add than to remove! :)

These products along with other great products can be purchased directly from

Mary Lou-Manizer: $24.00 8.5g

Frat Boy: $21.00 8..5g

Sexy Mama: $19.00

Balm Shelter: $25.00 2.25 fl. oz

As always, hope this helps & happy shopping!

Do you own any the Balm products? If so, what are you're must haves? Thoughts?! I'd love to know down below!

A sample of these products were provided for review purposes. I am not being compensated in anyway, shape, or form. The reviews on Deuce Beauties my are honest opinions, based on my experience/knowledge with each product mentioned.


  1. WOW I really love that vintagy look! :D

  2. I haven't tried anything from The Balm yet! Great swatches :)

  3. i so badly wanna try something by the balm! i have never tried any of their products before because i have no clue where to get em! they look like they would be great though! thanks for the review!

    1. You can purchase them directly from or Sephora! xx

  4. the highlighter is soooo pretty. i love their packaging

  5. I love Mary-lou manizer its so pretty ;O

  6. looks good! highlighter's so pretty!

  7. The highlighter is one of my favs!

  8. I only have the highlighter, didn't really look into other products from them. Thanks for the review

  9. I'll try to find it here in Portugal ;) Thanks

  10. I havenot tried anything from THE BALM Yet. but i loveeeeeee this highlighter :)

  11. Love thebalm products, now we have them in Italy too! I've to buy!

  12. I love the packaging of this product.

  13. I love TheBalm! I recently got the "Hot Mama" blush and I love it. I've been wanting to get Mary Lou-Manizer, so thanks for sharing the swatches!

  14. The packaging looks so fun!
    I find that it works for me to mix tinted moisturizer with regular moisturizer. I don't like a lot of coverage, but that much just evens me out a little.

  15. I ve never seen this brand before but I am really excited by retro pictures and font and this makes thebalm products very attractive and likeable. Thanks for sharing them with us.
    Lubka K.
    lubaska at hotmail dot com

  16. I really love the Balm's products ;)

  17. I love the packaging ^^
    Thanks for the reviews

  18. Omg I have never seen these before but they are super awesome, I love the packaging, sometimes that is the selling point for me with a product I must confess and there is for sure some things I have bought in the past because their packaging is so stinking cute/unique

  19. I end up trying to ignore poor reviews on products if I like the packaging enough...!

  20. I always wanted to try balm product. Especially the frat boy blush

  21. OOO ive wanted to try duce stuff for ages, so I think i might give it ago



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