Next in my wishlist series is another consumer brand I like, the Balm. Their products are perfect for a very authentic, natural look. It's not a heavy brand, which I prefer, but at the same time pigment is not as deep as most pro makeup artists will expect. However, given the texture of their products I think that their blushers would be an asset in my kit, and I've always wanted to try their cheek and lip palette: I think it would be a brilliant palette to keep in my onset bag! So here's the list:
- The Balm How 'Bout Them Apples lip and cheek palette would be very handy as a standby bag standard. Perfect for quick touch-up, with a good variety of soft, natural tones. Definitely on my wishlist.
- Neutral and natural lipsticks get used more often and more quickly than most other lipstick shades in my makeup kit. Which means that I can never have enough of them! The shades I wish for in the Balm liquid lipstick range are: Sincere, Committeed, Honest and Doting.
- The Balm blushers in Frat Boy and Down Boy look like they would result in daily use. So many folks talk about pigment and staying power, and while that does make my job easier, my primary concern is to create a believably natural and healthy look on most jobs. Yes, there are days when makeup gets intense, but my most valuable trait that any pro makeup should have is seamless blend-ability. The moment you notice the makeup, you lose 'believability' and authenticity.
Other wishlists in this series include: