a few months ago i won thebalm‘s overshadow via twitter. i was able to choose color of my choice. there are 4 colors to choose from:
- work is overrateed – shimmering pink champagne
- no money, no honey – shimmering gold
- you buy, i’ll fly – shimmering copper
- if you’re rich, i’m single – shimmering mauve / pewter
i later got to check out the actual products at david jones. however at the time i chose the color based on what i saw online and chose if you’re rich, i’m single, because it looks darkest and looks like it may look good just by itself. you know me, i like to do single eyeshadow looks, which are quick and easy and doesn’t require too much makeup skills.
about the product:
theBalm’s Overshadow Series features a collection of 100% pure mineral pigments in wearable colours that add a luxe look to the lid, taking the most subtle daytime shadow and amping it up for night time fun. Free of talc, preservatives, oil and fragrance, Overshadows represents the first foray into the mineral market for theBalm. The result is a finely milled, all mineral shimmer designed to be used over your eye shadow giving the shadows already in your makeup arsenal a new dimension.
if you’re used to indie loose eyeshadows, the container is bigger that 5g-jars.
swatched over bare skin.
the color if you’re rich, i’m single is described as ‘shimmering mauve / pewter’. while it can look mauvish at certain angle, it looks mostly brown tone to me.
this is the first time i’ve used pigment. but i’ve been using it like how i use loose powder eyeshadows.
the texture is very fine and very smooth when applied.
the color is very shimmery. can be used alone to get that touch of shimmer or over eyeshadows to add sparkles that is attention-grabbing. it can also be used wet to add more intensity.
i’ve been using this alone and love how it instantly spice up simple and neutral looks. it’s still wearable during the day.
i’ve also tried to mix small amount the product with body lotion to add that touch of shimmer. perfect for special events.
if you love shimmers, you don’t want to miss out thebalm’s overshadows.
thebalm overshadows retails aud$22.95 and are available at selected pharmacies nation-wide and david jones.