Contouring is an essential part of my everyday makeup. On my lookout for a perfect contouring product, I stumbled across this one from the Balm. I swatched it at my friend’s and ended up ordering it for myself.
There are four shades in the line:
- Oliver - the most versatile shade, great both as a bronzer and sculpting product
- Thomas - the warm shade, more like blush or bronzer
- Greg - the darkest shade for swarthy girls
The case is like a booklet, made of solid cardboard:
With a great mirror inside:
The shade Oliver (Oscar)
Totally versatile. There are no shimmer particles to it, unlike most other bronzers. This one is absolutely matte.
Can be used as a bronzer as well as for contouring. Great pigmentation and blendability.
The formula is silky and easy to pick up and blend, therefore it is suitable even for newbies.
As I’ve mentioned, the pigmentation is high that’s why I try not to pick up so much product to avoid too-defined cheekbones.
The bronzer is fragrance-free.
MICA, ISOEICOSANE, SILICA, POLYISOBUTENE, ZINC STEARATE, POLYETHYLENE, SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE, DIMETHICONE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE (CI 77163), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).
There is also a QR-Code with leads to a makeup tutorial
That’s what the bronzer looks like in my everyday makeup:
The lasting power is nice on my normal to dry skin. The bronzer can smudge on oily skin, I think. If I need a long-lasting effect, I use a special setting spray from Urban Decay.
The cardboard housing gets messy really fast so it can be cleaned with a wet wipe or cotton pad.
I really love this bronzer as its quality lives up to its price.