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These Pocket-Friendly Balms Are Essential For Glowing

No, we're not just talking about affordability. It's convenient, easy and is a brand that's generally a bit of toy.

Welcome to KULALA Beauty Club, where YOU our dear readers help us suss out the best in the beautysphere. This week, we brought back Alverina (@aloebella) to review Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Hydra-Gel Eye Patches. Read her last review here.

I’ve tried Mamonde products before, but it’s been a bit of a hit-and-miss. I do like their colour balms and Flower Lab Essence masks, and they’re really pocket-friendly too. This time round, I received a few products – primers, eyeshadows, lipsticks, and a blusher.

To start off, I used the Aqua Glow Ball Base as a primer. It comes in two different formulas – No. 01 Green Ball for oily and combination skin, and No. 02 Golden Ball for dry, dehydrated and oily skin. Both formulas minimise the appearance of pores and gives your skin a decent glow, but it might not be suitable for most people in hot and humid weather, especially for those with oily skin.

In order to put it to the test fairly, I used one on each side of my face. The only noticeable difference between the two would be how No. 02 absorbs faster, is more lightweight, and has lesser fragrance scent. But after a few hours, there really wasn’t a difference between the two.

For people who struggle with eyeshadows, this might be the solution for you! The Creamy Eye Colour Balms are so easy, and glide on the lids like butter. Blend it out with your fingers, or build darker colours for a more intense look.

The same type of balm also comes in a blusher form. The Creamy Multi Colour Balm works the same way, and gives you the most natural, radiant finish. You don’t even need a brush!

Last on the list is the Highlight Lip Tint Velvet, a formula that’s moisturising and soft, blending out fine lines on your lips. I would still recommend wearing a lip balm underneath, especially if it’s prone to chapped lips. If you’re not used to wearing strong, pigmented colours on your lips, it can be easily blended out into some lip balm once the tint has set for a natural transition.

Thanks, Alverina! Want to join the KULALA Beauty Club? Head on over here to see how you can be a part of it. For more beauty reviews like this, click over here for our “Best of Beauty” series. All photos here were taken by Alverina. 

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