Biggest THE BALM Make-Up Haul , Ever! | Swatches & Giveaway!

Hey Everyone!
I am so eggscited because today I have a major haul for you courtesy of The Balm! I’ve always been excited about The Balm and have a few favourites from there mainly the Mary-Lou Manizer (which is a holy grail highlighter for many) and the Meet Matt(e) Hughs liquid lipsticks. They’re great and the packaging is super fun. Currently in Singapore, it’s being sold in Sasa stores but isn’t widely available as it’s not stocked in the major drugstore or department stores. Although this is the case, Sasa is pretty much everywhere too. When The Balm contacted me to see if I wanted to try some of their products, I was pretty over the moon but never did I expect something this huge. At the end of this post I have a giveaway because I totally need to share the joy with you. Can’t wait to read your entries but for now, let’s get started and see what’s inside!
The first palette is something I’ve been totally eyeing – it’s the Meet Matt(e) Trimony palette. Notice the play on words – each color is like meeting a new guy named Matt and all the colors are of course matte in texture. I think this palette provides a good mix of lights and darks and they’re overall very pigmented. Although some lack as much creaminess as the other, it still is overall an amazing selection of shades.
I also received the Nude Dude palette! Oh my gosh guys, when I first opened this up, I have to say that I was a little shy. It’s full of naked men! Well thankfully, not fully nude but you get the idea! The eyeshadows look gorgeous though and they have a really nice mix of neutral shades – all in the names of what characteristics you’d want in a guy.
Moving onto the cheeks, The Balm always has a huge selection of cheek products. Currently in my collection before this haul, I had Mary Lou Manizer, and one of my favourite blushes The Balm Hot Mama which claims to be a dupe for the NARS Orgasm blush. It comes really close! These are interesting aren’t they? They are called Instain which is a powder staining blush. I think the whole idea is that the pigment gradually stains your cheeks making your blush appear long-lasting.
If you notice, they’re all named after different clothing patterns like houndstooth (a more muave blush) and swissdot (a more peachy pink)! I haven’t tried them yet on my cheeks but the swatches look great.
Next up we have the other The Balm powders which I was really excited about to receive Fratboy and Balm Beach which are super pretty natural looking blushes. Fratboy kind of reminds me of Dandelion while Balm Beach is more of a pinkish toned highlighter for medium skintones. Bahama Mama is a really famous bronzer so I was really happy to see that too.
Here are some swatches of the above. Look how gorgeous Fratboy is, I love it! Balm Desert isn’t’ as brown as Bahama Mama, it has blush tones to it. I can’t wait to try them out!
Then of course we move on to the iconic Mary-Lou Manizer and Betty-Lou Manizer! Mary-Lou is again easily one of my holy grail highlighters that’s super classic. It’s like the perfect shade for a highlighter – not too frosty white but more on the natural side. I absoutely love it. It’s like Hoola is to Benefit, Mary-Lou is to The Balm. You have to try it ;). Then Betty-Lou is the bronzing version of that. I’m not too keen on glittery bronzers. Maybe I’ll try it tomorrow and update you on snapchat!
When it comes to the eyes, we have the new Batter Up Eyeshadow sticks. They’re like big baseball bats. I used to play a bit of baseball in school during P.E, it was really fun! Anyway, back to make-up these are your standard cream shadow sticks in a variety of natural and neutral shades which is nice.
When I swatched them on my arm, they turned out really creamy and pigmented and I was impressed with how easily it could glide on my skin. My favourite colours probably are Nightgame, Outfield and Curveball! What are yours?
It’s lip time and of course we can’t forget these Pickup Lip Liners. The names are all pickup lines aren’t they so cute! Although looking at the batch I felt that a lot of the liner colors looked really similar, they’re actually pretty different. Again these glided on really smoothly and weren’t as drying as other lip liners I’ve tried.
Here are your colors! Quite a nice range if I may say so myself! Chemistry is absolutely gorgeous!
Something I absolutely love is the Meet Matt(e) Hughes long-lasting liquid lipsticks. They are matte liquid lipsticks that dry and don’t transfer. They have quite a flexible texture meaning it doesn’t cake or powder up on the lips like other liquid lipsticks do and they smell just like peppermint! I didn’t even know there were this many Matt(e) Hughes shades!
I randomly picked one to swatch on my lips and ended up with Charming which is gorgeous!
Last but not least, I totally didn’t know that The Balm had the last two products – the Schwing Liner and Mad Lash Mascara. Love the packaging but I have yet to try them out!
Hope you enjoyed my haul and now it’s time for the much-anticipated GIVEAWAY! I asked you guys on snapchat what you wanted the most and thank you so much for replying πŸ™‚ I’m giving away 1 x The Balm NudeDude Eye-shadow Palette & a Mary-Lou Manizer Highlighter!!Β 
To win this Giveaway:
1. Comment below in the comments section of this blog postΒ and let me know “What’s one product you use every single day?”
2. Follow me on instagram on both accounts: @roseannetangrs and @bloombyroseanne
3. Add me on snapchat if you haven’t yet: @roseannetangrs
Giveaway is international and ends on September 1, 2016!
— Update —
Congratulations to Kaori for winning this giveaway! Thank you to all the participants! Really enjoyed reading your comments and finding out what you love! Look forward to the next giveaway soon! Kaori, I have emailed you!



  • thel99

    Hey roseanne!! I love your work and im a huge fan of yours!! I hope you do remember me i snapped you a few times and thanks for replying back! The one beauty product i cant live without my etude house brow pencil and i use the shade number 1 i absolutely love it because its cheap and affordable and it really gives you a run for your money! I bsaically use it on a daily basis and i cant go out of the house without it! I really hope ill win the giveaway and i’d really like to try some of Thebalm products!! They look amazingg!! Love youuu❀❀

  • tragers04

    That one product that I use every single day without fail aside from my deodorant would be my Maybelline Baby Lips lip balm. Not only it helps to hydrate my lips, but it also gives me that “my lips but better” kinda look, if that makes any sense.

  • Jo

    I definitely would be using lipstick every single day. Mainly because my lips are look very pale without any lipstick on (got tons of comments asking if I am sick from my colleagues, whenever my lipstick fades off!)
    I also think that lipstick provides me the opportunity to go wild with the colours especially on non working days.
    Followed both your ig and snapchat previously! πŸ™‚

  • Auda

    One product I use every single day is actually my MUFE Full Cover Concealer. Highly pigmented & it matches my skin perfectly, WATERPROOF and just ever so perfect for the humid Singapore weather. It was very pricey…. but very worth it too. One of my few ride or die products that I actually made an effort to save money for.
    @nrauda on IG & nurauda on

  • Coline T.

    I use the MAC “Petal Power” mineralize blush every single day. Really love this shade! πŸ™‚
    thanks for this generous giveaway β™₯ Instagram: coline_touil / Snap: colinetouil

  • Radhika

    I wear sunscreen everyday

  • Anju

    I use my silky girl browse pencil everyday without fail. I hope to win this giveaway.

  • Cassandra Chan

    Hello Roseanne! Thank you for this blog post which brought so much information about this brand. I’ve seen this in Sasa several times and it was so colourful that oftentimes, I’m not really sure what kind of products to try. Now I’ve got my eye on a few of your Favourite items that I’d like to try. ^_^
    Anyhoo, the one product I use everyday….that’s a tough one. If it’s skincare, I would have to say cleanser because well, gotta keep my face clean everyday! I rotate a few of them but my favourite one has to be the Su:m 37 Rose Cleansing Stick.
    If it is makeup, I would have to say my sunscreen (I hope this doesn’t count as cheating! ><) . I cannot emphasise enough times on the importance of sunscreen. It should be as important as brushing your teeth every morning. I also use a few types but my favourite one so far has got to be CNP Laboratory Tone Up Protection Sun SPF42/PA+++. This carries triple functions of a sunscreen, a makeup base (provides a slight tint), and a primer all at once. It is amazing on my oily (but sometimes combo) type skin, and makes the subsequent steps in make up a lot easier to apply. Colours also come out a little brighter as well. πŸ™‚

  • Siti Maryam

    Hey Roseanne, im so looking forward to this giveaway. One product i use everyday…. If it’s a cosmetic product probably the coty airspun loose face powder in translucent because i’m oily and if I don’t powder i’ll look terrible. If it’s a beauty product it’ll be my neutrogena face wash, this so helps with my acne breakouts.

  • Naomi L

    Ever since I read Bobbi Brown’s book a few years back, I’ve tried (with moderate success) to use moisturizer everyday. I think that’s something a lot of women forget to or don’t do (because the weather makes it sticky or oily skin girls think they don’t need further moisture) but I realised after doing it myself that it really makes a big difference and should be done by all skin types and regardless of climate. My faves currently are Neutrogena hydro boost in the day and Laneige evening gel for the night time (I quite forgot the exact name) and I highly recommend them!

  • May

    The one product that I use every day is sunscreen. My instagram and snapchat name is doggiebeans

  • Alison

    Hi Roseanne! I definitely use my NARS Creamy Concealer the most because it helps conceal my imperfections quickly, I think that the formulation for the NARS concealer is really easy to blend so I can get away with a quick touch up in the middle of the day, or if I have a long night. Thanks for hosting this giveaway! πŸ™‚

  • susan

    I always use my Bobbi Brown concealer even on weekends!

  • Nama

    I use many thinks on daily basis but without lipstick I am incomplete so I use Nars orgasm blush everyday

    • Nama


  • Nama

    I use many products on daily basis but I can’t live without lipstick and blush so I use lipstick-mac’s flat of fabulous and nars blush in orgasm..

  • shimmerpole

    I bought the Clinique Even Better Water Veil Powder after your video review and have been using it everyday since!!
    Thank you for introducing it! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  • Kaori

    Thank you for the generous giveaway Roseanne! πŸ˜€ I’m so glad you did a detailed review with swatches. Definitely taking note of some of these items for future makeup purchases! πŸ˜‰
    To answer your question, the one product I never fail to use everyday is lip balm! Not only does it keep my lips hydrated (chapped lips are the worst!) in the hot and humid Singapore weather, it doubles as an SPF for my lips too. It also has the added benefit of making my lips look healthy and plump. Most importantly, it preps my lips for any type of lip product I’m in the mood to wear. And since I’m a huge fan of matte lipsticks and matte liquid lipsticks, I really NEED lip balm in my life! πŸ˜›
    Personally, I’m a huge fan of Nivea Sun Protect lip balm for everyday; but if I’m staying indoors/ turning in for the night, I love using Fresh Sugar Advanced Therapy lip balm! πŸ™‚
    Instagram & Snapchat: [at] kebl93

    • roseannetangrs (author)

      Congratulations Kaori! You’ve won this giveaway! I’m going to email you in a bit! – Roseanne

  • Anika

    I use maybelline’s compact everyday

  • Pearlyn

    Hi Roseanne, thank you for this giveaway! I love The Balm products myself too, especially their fun and gorgeous packaging! It is to die for. πŸ˜€ The one product I will use every day would be facial mists! As Singapore’s weather is really dry and humid, I find myself reaching towards my facial mist almost twice or more in a day! My favourite facial mist is the Innisfree Olive Real Oil Mist as it contains real olive oil, which I think really helped to nourish my skin. I love that it is super convenient too as I can spritz it on real quick if my face ever feels dehydrated!
    I have followed you previously on all social media accounts too! πŸ™‚

  • Sandy

    I can’t live without my lipstick even when I’m just at home so I have to have a lipstick on every single day and it makes me happy. Thank you for this giveaway. I hope I’ll win!

  • Prisilla F. Margaretha

    one product I use every single day is lipstick! because lipstick makes me look fresh – ig: @prisillll

  • Annette

    There are so many things I wear daily, but I’ll start with moisturizer. (I followed you on instagram and snapchat.)

  • Bianca Rogoveanu

    The Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer !

  • wissam

    Hello roseanne ! The one product i use every single day is sunscreen from ureage i name makeup because i’m in a vacation and i’m not puting a lot of makeup but i’m about to go back to college and it would be a fantastic dream becoming true to win the balm makeup since it’s my favourite but it’s not available in my region and even in other regions it’s very expensive
    Thank you and the balm company for this oppertunity

  • Colleen Boudreau

    I used bronzer every since day.
    i follow both Insta accounts & Snapchat (collifornia)

  • Joyce

    Hi Roseanne πŸ™‚ I have been following you for some time now, and I love watching all your instagram stories! One product I use every single day is the Anastasia Beverly Hills brow wiz. My brows are really sparse and light, so I have to draw on my brows everyday and make sure they’re on point at all times (haha), and to me Anastasia Beverly Hills products are really the best for the brows! They’re high quality, long lasting and always give a natural finish πŸ™‚ Thank you so much for the giveaway! Have followed on IG (both accounts) and snapchat, my ID for both is @lilmissjoyce!
    PS: Looking forward to the new challenges you’re going to post on your youtube channel (I watched you shop for kids makeup at Hamley’s haha… really fun!) <3

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