I have had my eye on The Balm products for quite some time but was not ready to pay full price for them. So you can imagine how excited I was to find several kits from The Balm at T.J. Maxx for a fraction of the price that the individual products would go for. Although each kit was tempting, I finally decided to purchase the one with the popular Mary-Lou Manizer face highlighter.
- Cheek Highlighter
- Facial Highlighter
- Inner Corner Highlighter (eyes)
- Brow Bone Highlighter
- Eye Shadow
Multi-purpose products are great for travel because they can be used in place of several items, making your travel cosmetic bag much smaller and lighter.
Full Size: 0.3 oz (8.5 g)
Full Size Price: $24.00
2. The next product that caught my eye in this kit was the Plump Your Pucker plumping lip gloss.
** I do want to note that the description on the back of the kit says that the lip gloss included is in the shade Pink My Lemonade, which is described as a soft pink. Make sure if you pick any kit up at T.J. Maxx you pay attention to the actual products the kit includes and not just the back description. It is possible these kits are showing up in T.J. Maxx because of the products and descriptions not matching up. **
Full Size: 0.25 oz (7g)
Full Size Price: $15.00
3. The third product in this kit is the Hot Ticket Nail Polish in the shade Princess.
This shade is a taupe color with some silver undertones to it. This product does have a strong smell of nail polish, but besides its smell it is a pretty color. I find that I need two to three coats to get this shade opaque, but it is a lovely color that can be worn in the workplace or on an everyday basis. As far as I can tell this nail polish line is not offered through Sephora, but can be purchased on The Balm's website.
Hot Ticket Nail Polish in the shade Princess.
**The Balm's website does not currently offer this shade. I do not know if it is exclusive to this kit or if this particular shade has been discontinued.**
Full Size: 0.5 fl oz
Full Size Price: $8.50
4. The last product that is included in this kit is the Mini Buki.
This mini kabuki brush is exactly as the name implies. This mini buki is only a fraction of the size of a normal size kabuki brush. It is very soft and really cute, but its size does limit what it can be used for. At the moment the only purpose I see myself using this brush for is applying the Mary-Lou Manizer to highlight the cheeks. Although the brush is cute and well made, I do not see myself actually purchasing this for its full price of $12.00.
Here is a picture of the mini kabuki next to a full size kabuki brush:
Price: $12.00 (Sephora also offers the full size version of The Balm Kabuki Brush for $24.00)
T.J. Maxx Kit Cost = $22.99
- Mary-Lou Manizer - $24.00
- Plump Your Pucker plumping lip gloss - $15.00
- Hot Ticket Nail Polish - $8.50
- Mini Buki Brush - $12.00
If you are interested in seeing these products in a video please check out the haul below:
Thanks for reading!