theBALM How About Them Apples? from BEAUTYSPIN.COM

Hi there, my darlings! As a lot of you may have guessed from reading my past posts, I REALLY am not a fan of summer! While everyone is laying about soaking in the sun and getting their tan on, I'm usually whining about the heat with the air-conditioner on max. But if there's one thing that redeems summer in my eyes, it's that I can bust out all the bright shades. Nothing flatters a tan complexion than a bright swipe of blush on the cheek or a bright matte lippie. So, recently when the lovely people over at offered to send me another product of my choice to review on the blog, I decided to try a palette full of bright cream blushes--theBalm How About Them Apples?

IMPRESSIONS : Before I show you swatches of this fabulous little palette, let's take a minute to talk about the packaging. theBalm is known for the cutest packaging and creatively named products--this one is no different! How About Them Apples? is an adorable, compact, little 6 blush palette with shades named Cider, Cobbler, Pie, Crisp, Candy and Caramel. The palette snaps shut like a little book and is incredibly travel-friendly--in fact, this is the ONLY palette of blushes I've brought with me to India!

As for the shades, they're mainly bright, warm shades that are perfect for a summer tan. Don't be intimidated by the cream formula--although super pigmented, they are very blendable so you can apply just a little or amp up the brightness as you see fit. I usually dab on a little with the tips of my fingers and then blend with my Beauty Blender--the cream formula is seamless and oh-so-smooth! The swatches below are on the back of my hand :

FROM THE TOP LEFT : Cider, Cobbler, Pie, Crisp, Candy and Caramel.

If I had to pick two favorites from this palette, I'd have to go with Pie and Crisp. Pie is such a flattering rose shade while the shimmer in Crisp makes it the perfect highlighter/brightening blush! The swatches in this pic below are on the inside of my arm:

LEFT TO RIGHT : Cider, Cobbler, Pie, Crisp, Candy and Caramel.

So there you have it, my darlings! If you would like to add theBalm's How About Them Apples? to your stash or pick it up for a loved one, you can find it for a steal on HERE.

To discover all the other products that they carry or to learn more about new arrivals, you can follow through the outlets below :


Which of these do you think would be YOUR go-to shade? I'd love to hear your opinions in the comments section below!

Until next time,

****Products were sent to me for an honest, unbiased review. All opinions are my own.****


  1. I'm surprised how wearable these colors look. They're really pretty! ...and the guys aren't bad to look at either. Hahahaha!

  2. Every single shade is so gorgeous! There are almost always colors that I wouldn't wear in palettes, and yet I can see myself actually wearing all of these!

  3. Beautiful shades and that packaging is on point!

  4. This is so cute! I wonder how these would work as lippies - theBalm's cheek and lip creams from their face palettes seem to hold up well on the lips.

  5. These all look so pretty! I can see this being a really great palette for so many skin tones.

  6. I love the packaging and the product looks so fun and unique. What a cool concept.

  7. I love the packaging and the product looks so fun and unique. What a cool concept.

  8. I must have gotten a dud because the palette I had was so hard to work with. The cream blushes were difficult to apply. I wish I'd returned it for another but I bought it from Hautelook and they don't do returns if used.

  9. This is gorgeous and I love the shades. I hear so many great things about this - I don't own it but would like to have it.

  10. You're not alone, I loathe summer with so much passion. I can't stand humidity, heatwave and all!!!!! If not for summer makeups, I'm doomed. Pun intended.

  11. I love Cobbler! theBalm always has the best names and packaging!

  12. The only theBalm product I own is Mary Louminizer (and I love it). This palette is lovely and I love the names - thanks for the review.

  13. Cider would probably be my go-to. Such a great selection of shades!


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