theBalm Nude ‘Tude palette was released in November 2011 and carries a fabulous range of neutral shades with a good mix of highlighters and middle to dark tones. I guess it is inevitable that most cosmetic companies will start naming their neutral palettes with words like “nude” or “naked” since the Urban Decay version has […]


Hello, all! How was your Christmas and can you believe we are almost into a New Year already? Time certainly flies! I am back from sunny ol’ Penang and have had a really wonderful celebration with my family In recent months, I have started to incorporate highlighters into my routine. I don’t use them every […]


theBalm Frat Boy Shadow / Blush

by lyn on December 5, 2011 · 10 comments

in Blush, theBalm

theBalm has gone and done it again and this time with the Frat Boy blush! I sincerely hope this is the last of the “Boy” series because the names are getting quite absurd. Frat Boy was only made available locally slightly more than a month ago and it completes the Boy blush line-up, for now […]


theBalm Down Boy Shadow / Blush

by lyn on November 16, 2011 · 22 comments

in Blush, theBalm

I think it’s safe to say that I’m very fond of theBalm blushes. I previously reviewed Hot Mama and Cabana Boy, both of which I love dearly. The quality of their blushes is just lovely. They are silky, pigmented and long-lasting.


When I first heard of theBalm’s Cabana Boy blush, I immediately thought of the Club Tropicana music video by Wham! Do you remember George Michael in his little white Speedos? Yeah, that’s what I’m talking about. He may not have been a cabana boy in that video but he definitely embodied the look of one.