Sunday, May 24, 2015

Hautelook Haul: the Balm and Morphe Brushes

Hautelook is a Nordstrom Company that sells deeply discounted items in flash sales and is great for snagging high end make up items at reasonable prices. Once in a while they will even feature popular brands like Lorac, BECCA, the Balm, etc. Almost all of my the Balm products I got on Hautlook! So I would definitely check it out!

This time I got the Balm Mary-Lou Manizer highlighter, the Balm Bahama Mama bronzer and a Morphe 6 Piece Deluxe Contour Brush Set!

 I've always wanted to get my hands on the coveted Mary-Lou Manizer, and I can definitely understand the hype!

First off, the Balm always has cute and sassy packaging which I thoroughly enjoy but the product itself is beautiful!

 It's a gorgeous gold-champagne powder highlight that packs a serious punch pigmentation wise. It would be extremely easy to overload your brush and end up looking crazy with this, so use cation. I apply it with a fan brush and that helps diffuse it to look a little more natural and subtle.

 Since you only need a small amount for big a impact highlight, this will last me FOREVER, which is nice.

Bronzers and contour powders have been my thing lately, so I naturally wanted to try the Balm Bahama Mama bronzer. I was a little nervous at first ordering it since it looked very dark in the pan, but it's not nearly as scary once applied and blended out on the face!

See!? Not as intimidating. But I would definitely recommend using a light hand, especially if you are light/fair skinned. Darker skin girls will love this though! It's a neutral brown with minimal orange under tones which is good news for contouring. It's smooth, easy to blend and great for giving your skin the appearance of a deep tan without looking too fake. Even better when paired with an actual tan. ;)

I've wanted to try Morphe brushes for so long and I was missing some good foundation/buffing/contour brushes from my collection so I figured why not kill two birds with one stone and get the Morphe 6 piece Deluxe Contour Set.

They came in a little black pouch (which is really cheap looking but whatever) and it included an Angled Buffer, a Round Buffer, Pointed Contour Buffer and 3 mini versions of these brushes.

I haven't tried them out yet because honestly, I'm not quite sure how to best utilize these brushes since I pretty much just use my Beauty Blender for everything. So if you have any suggestions please let me know! But this is a nice brush set that has soft bristles and a variety of different brushes.

Questions? Comments? You know what to do.




  1. I'd love to try the mary lou manizer. I'll definitely have to check that site out, thanks for sharing!

    1. I love it! I thought that it would be too intense for me but it's not when used lightly!



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