One of my favorite things about Birchbox is discovering new companies. There are thousands of brands on the market and it’s impossible to keep up with the latest products. Because of Birchbox samples, one of my current favorite brands is theBalm: a relatively young company with a “beauty in five minutes” philosophy.
I’m a huge fan of theBalm’s Mary-Lou Manizer, a honey-colored luminizer and highlighter. It gives a subtle shimmer when applied to brow bones and cheeks. It goes on beautifully and helps your face achieve a fresh look. You can also apply it to your entire face, though I’d suggest that for a night out- not office appropriate. Some people say that you shouldn’t wear shimmer once you reach your 30s… But I disagree. I think once I reach my 30s I’ll continue to glitter to Jesus. Whatever makes you comfortable and happy.
Check out theBalm today. The packaging on their products is vibrant and fun, all products are paraben and cruelty-free, and the company was founded by a woman who LOVES makeup. Another incentive to buy!