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If you're a fan of "cult" brands then you will be aware of The Balm Cosmetics.
For those of you not familiar, The Balm are a San Francisco based company extremely similar to Benefit cosmetics who we have been loving in the UK for years. They have a cool 50s Americana style and tonnes of oh-so-quirky names for their products and they developed quite following over the last few years however they have not been available in NI.
My recent trip up to Foyleside Debenhams revealed that their brand new beauty hall contains a stand dedicated to The Balm. We were very excited. At least 3 of us walked away clutching a brand new Mary-Lou Manizer highlighter and to be honest, I could have bought more, alas the budget would not allow it. Knowing that it's there though makes me want to travel back up to Derry just have another nosey!
When it comes to makeup I'm unfamiliar with I need to see it in person. Until I trust a brand I will not buy online, just part of the reason I have never purchased from The Balm before. It's early days for me and this brand and early days for the highlighter but look how pretty it is in the pan! I can see me making a few more regular trips to Foyleside from now on.