How Bout' Them Apples? The Balm Cheek & Lip Palette


When this gorgeous new lip and cheek palette from The Balm landed at my doorstep, I was really excited to give it a try. I've not tried many products from the brand before but I always hear people raving about how great their products are - especially their cheek products like the 'Mary Lou Manizer'.

I'm not usually a big blush wearer as I feel it doesn't really suit me but if I am going to wear blush, I'd much rather wear a cream one that will help give my skin a dewy glow as well as a pop of colour. Also, who could resist this amazing packaging? As with all The Balm products, the packaging is super quirky and I must admit it did make me laugh when I opened the palette to find six half naked men besides each of the blushes. I mean come on, who can resist that?



There's six colours in the palette all of which are named very fittingly for the apple theme of the palette. There's 'Cider' and 'Cobbler' on the top row, 'Pie' and 'Crisp' in the middle and 'Candy' and 'Caramel' at the bottom. They're all very wearable shades and they mostly fall into the peach / pink category with one slightly deeper red shade being the boldest shade of the palette. My favourite shade would have to be 'Crisp' which is a beautiful coral with gold particles running through it. It's like the shades NARS 'Orgasm' or Sleek 'Rose Gold' in cream form.


The pigmentation and formula of these blush/lip creams is incredible. As you can see from my swatches, the pigmentation is amazing but they look very natural when applied to the cheeks and blend out beautifully. However, if you want a more bold lip look, the colour can be built up. The formula is so easy to work with too as it's super creamy. I hate those cream blushes that you have to rub and rub at the get any product but these are so creamy that you only need the slightest dab with a finger or brush to pick up the colour.

L-R: Cider, Cobbler, Pie, Crisp, Candy and Caramel

To round things up, I'd say this palette is definitely one worth trying! I'd be more inclined to use it as a blush palette purely because I already have a lot of lip products but I guess it's handy that it can be used for both and because the palette is so lightweight, it's a great multi-purpose product to travel with. It costs £28.00 and is available here from Feel Unique.

Do you like the look of this palette?

30 comments

  1. I'm not a huge fan of cream blushes but these shades look gorgeous! I love The Balm's powder blushes though especially Frat Boy and Down Boy!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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  2. This has been on my wishlist for ages, I love theBalm products!

    Sara - She Who Is Short

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  3. I am going to have to slip a few theBalm products in to my basket, they look amazing!

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  4. this palette looks amazing and i am loving the pigmentation!

    Rachel // Style Soup

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  5. I love versatile products like this, I adore the balm's packaging, it's so retro and cute!

    Just Little Things xo

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  6. I don't really wear much blusher either but these colours look great x

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  7. This looks like such a pretty palette, I love the colour selection!
    Maddy, xo // UNSTITCHEDD

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  8. Cider, Candy, Pie and Cobbler look absolutely AH-MAY-ZING. I love the names The Balm give their products, so sassy and a little bit different, it's really cute. I haven't tried anything but I think I really might have to go and seek them out to try this palette! The swatches look lovely :D

    Fii | little miss fii

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  9. I absolutely love the packaging and all the names for the shades, such a cute theme. Love the caramel shade!
    Mantenso xx
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  10. I don't have many cream blushes in my collection so this seems like such a great place to start! The colors have a nice variety while still being so wearable, plus I'm already a huge fan of the Balm.

    eightbitbeauty.blogspot.com

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  11. This palette looks great and I love the packaging! I own and love the Mary-Lou Manizer highlighter so I'm really keen on trying some more products from The Balm.

    Troves and Roses

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  12. This packaging is so pretty and fun! This has been on my wishlist for quite some time. Awesome post! xo

    Klaudia // klaudiam96.blogspot.com

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  13. oh wow they are the most perfect shades! Love the packaging, so vintage xx
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  14. Love the look! My favorite shades are crisp and cobbler :3 ahah
    Xo
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  15. I actually do like the look of this product, I do love theBalm so I might have to add this to my wishlist x

    Lucy | www.foreverseptemberr.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. i would love to try this x
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  17. I love theBalm so dying to try these out! The packaging is so cute! xx

    www.secretsofarose.com

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  18. This palette is so pretty, I agree on the packaging - I could buy this just because it looks cute haha. Thanks for the swatches, my favourites are Candy and Cider! :)

    Julia xx
    Check out my last beauty post here: http://juliaspeaksbeauty.blogspot.fr/2015/08/disappointing-makeup-products.html

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  19. I absolutely love cream cheek products and I am head over heels with the topshop jelly (post to come soon) But this is now on my list, how amazing is the pigmentation as well.

    www.samaratalksbeauty.com

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  20. Nice photos :)
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    Maria V.

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  21. This is so pretty and the concept and packing are so cute. I love all the colors it comes with too.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

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  22. I love the look of this! The shades are so pretty and wearable :) xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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  23. This sounds great and I love the packaging! x

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  24. These are some of the only cream blushes I'm able to wear, because I'm just so picky about formula and texture. These have just enough slip to them without feeling oily. Beautiful pictures, and great review!

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  25. These look gorgeous. I haven't tried anything from The Balm before but I really want to and I have added this to my wishlist now!

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  26. Lovely post!!

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  27. I am not a fan of cream blushers however these look so pretty. Many beautiful shades

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  28. This palatte looks just fabulous- so many different options from day to evening!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Holly
    www.teachmestyle.com

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  29. I always think cream blush is perfect for summer! I really like the MAC cream blushes too. Not sticky yet very creamy.

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