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Like Matt Damon's famous one-liner in Good Will Hunting, this dual-purpose cream palette from theBalm® is destined to be a classic. Each one of these easy-to-blend, long-wearing shades can be used on both cheeks and lips, and they won't streak or fade once applied. Each palette has six orchard-inspired shades: Cider, Cobbler, Pie, Crisp, Candy, and Caramel. Mix and match for the sweetest results. Use Caramel for contouring, and dab Cobbler on your lips for a fresh shade of red. Layer Candy and Crisp for the perfect pink peach color, or use Crisp solo all over cheeks. Wear Pie on the apples of your cheeks, and try Cider to mimic the effects of a day spent in the sun.
Wasn't impressed. The cream I used on my lips but not as well as a regular lip gloss. The color was not as vibrant and did't stay on that long.3
I really love the color and feel of the product. However, the application method of only using your fingers is bothersome due to the bright red pigment of the product.5
I know many people were excited about receiving this in their box this month, but it just doesn't do it for me. The color was too red and bright for someone with a fairer skin tone. I have other cheek tints that I'll stick to.3
This is a lovely color with fun packaging. Unfortunately, this product suffers from what most two-in-one products do: great for one purpose but not for two. The color is lovely on both cheeks and lips. However, it dries out the lips. I've tried it with clear balm to no avail. It leaves the lips chapped. Figuring out if I would purchase it seeing as how it only seems to work on my cheeks and do I really need six cheek colors?4
I got the Pie color in my March sample box and really enjoyed it! The color is strong which I like because it lasts for a long time. It isn't moisturizing and is a little drying which stinks but I really like it.4
I have to exfoliate my lips because they constantly peel. This product helped moisturize my lips giving a super soft feel while not creating a lot of color just enough. I plan to order more when my sample runs out5
I was really excited to try this product because of the cute packaging of magnetic book-style compact. The dual lip/cheek idea also intrigued me. What great marketing they have!
Application wise, I was very pleased with the texture. It goes on smooth like a lip balm but finishes like a stain. This would be especially helpful if you are going to add gloss over it.
The sample color however (Pie) was offensively bad. I was startled by the shocking pink and the way it clashed with my fair skin and dark hair. This is a value concern since the palette's 6 provided colors will not compliment every skin tone. In other words, you may be stuck paying for a few "bad apples" in your palette.
Another disappointment to note is the flavor/fragrance. It tastes and smells like wax. I am not a big flavored gloss person, but you would expect something a little more pleasant given the fruity name and theme of the product.
Luckily, the cream does not last long on your lips so both color and flavor will not linger.
Impressed at how long this lasted on my lips! Got a sample of "pie", which is a great lip color but more bold than I'm used to for my cheeks.5
I think this is one of the best multifunction tints I have tried. The color was ok, perhaps not the one I would choose if given a choice. The packaging is adorable and will easily fit as a take along item in purse or pocket.5
I love the color and look of this product! It goes on great!5