“How ‘Bout Them Apples?” is a multi-functioning lip and cheek cream palette. Each freshly picked color is formulated to have a smooth finish that won’t streak or fade, so there are no bad apples in this bunch!
TheBlam’s newest palette is a 6-pan lip and cheek palette, filled with cream colors that can be used as blushes and glosses. The palette includes the following colors: Cider, Cobbler, Pie, Crisp, Candy and Caramel.
This palette comes in sturdy, cardboard packaging. The compact flips open and stays closed via a magnet. Inside you’ll find a full-sized mirror. The compact also slides out of a paper sleeve.
Cider is a light, peachy-nude with a glossy finish. Cobbler is a candy-apple red with a glossy finish. Pie is a yellow-orange-tinted pink with a slightly glossy finish. Crisp is a soft red with tons of gold shimmer in it. Candy is a bright, yellow-based pink with a glossy finish. And Caramel is a caramel-colored nude with a glossy finish.
This palette’s lip and cheek colors have a thin, silky, light-weight, cream formula that’s moisturizing on the cheeks and leaves a dewy finish. Of the 6 shades, Pie has the most matte finish (thought even it leaves a slightly glossy sheen). Crisp is the only glittery shade, and boy, does it shimmer.
All of the colors have good pigmentation. The cream blends over the skin in an even, smooth manner while retaining the strength of color.
Cider and Crisp can make the lips appear more dry and cracked than they are. But the other shades look beautiful on the lips because they have good color while completely sinking into the skin. They’re not very long-lasting (an hour or so), but the brighter shades do leave a hint of translucent color stained on the lips.
Ease of Use: 9.25/10
You can keep the color sheer or make the colors more intense depending on your preference. The cream layers effectively and blends out smoothly. If you use these on your lips, make sure they’re exfoliated well beforehand.
For $32.00 you get 0.7 ounces (20 grams) of product. Given the amount of product you get, this is a good price.
PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRAISOSTEARATE, RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL, ISONONYL ISONONANOATE, SILICA, HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE, CERA CARNAUBA (COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARANUBA WAX) CIRE DE CARANAUBA), CANDELILLA CERA ((EURPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAX) CIRE DE CANDELILLA), CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, STEARALKONIUM HECTORITE, PROPYLENE CARBONATE, PHENYL TRIMETHICONE, POLYETHYLESE, CETYL DIMETHICONE, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, CYCLOHEXASILOXANE, MICA, MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIRS (+/-) TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), RED 6 LAKE (CI 15850), YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, C1 77492, CI 77499), RED 27 LAKE (CI 15850), RED 7 LAKE (CI 15850)