Wednesday, 10 July 2013

The Balm Pick-Up Liners in Karate - Review & Swatches

The Balm Pick-Up Liners in Karate

theBALM CLAIMS
This set of 3 mini eyeliner pencils comes in a purse-perfect case with its very own sharpener, making sure you're always on point!
They're water-resistant and glide on smooth for a perfect application.

PRICE & AVAILABILITY
$19.00 | Amazon

THE BASICS
theBalm Pick-Up Liners in Karate are a set of three mini eyeliners that are as long as my pinkie and come with their own mini sharpener.

The Balm Pick-Up Liners in Karate
The Balm Pick-Up Liners in Karate - sharpener

MY OPINION
I only like theBalm for their blushes, I have never really bothered with anything else. I just happened to come across a massive clearance sale where some of theBalm productswere  for 2-4 euros, crazy right? I saw this set of eyeliners, and since eyeliners can always be put to use I just ordered them.

Karate contains three shades, Sugar Daddy which is an olive green, a navy blue Ladies Man and a purple-plum shade of Lover Boy. Sadly, the quality of these eyeliners is very cheap. They are very dry and require a a lot of pressure during application. I only found Sugar Daddy slightly more creamy and smoother and better pigmented. The colour payoff of the other two is okay, provided you manage to put them on your eyelids after all that tugging and pulling. I won’t recommend them for the waterline at all, since they drag a lot.

The packaging is adorable as with all theBalm products, even the minis are cute but I wished they were less dry.

I could not find them on theBalm’s official website, which probably means they have been discontinued. But maybe you can find them somewhere around you on sale.

These are the swatches obtained after 3-4 swipes:
The Balm Pick-Up Liners in Karate - swatches
theBalm Pick-Up Liners in Karate: (L-R) sugar daddy, ladies man, lover boy
RATING


After giving them each a shot twice, this handy mini case has just been lying at the back of my drawer. 



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18 comments :

  1. Omg you should try rimmels scandal eyes eye pencils! Aaaamazingg! Smugr proof, water proof, freakin amazing! SOo pigmented and soft! Love them! Trust me you wont regret trying them! The one in black works even better than my mac pencil in smolder!

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    1. Yes I have heard SO MUCH about them. But sadly Rimmel is not available here. :(

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  2. Aw these cute little penicls turned out to be disappointing but atleast you got them on sale! :)
    I haven't tried anything from theBalm but I've got my eyes on Mary-Lou Manizer. Do you have any theBalm blush reviews? I'd love to read :) x

    Jasmine Catches Butterflies ʚϊɞ

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    1. Haha I am glad about the sale part too.
      Aw no! Their blush is still on my wishlist. x

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  3. These look nice, really sad know that these did not work for you

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  4. Oh, these look very disappointing!! I haven't tried anything from this brand but I've my eyes on a few things. Thanks to your review, these won't be on that list. :D

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    1. I have my eyes on their blushes still. :D

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  5. The packaging is super cute, sad it didn't work out equally well for you! xx

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  6. I love thebalm, I really want to try their nude'tude pallet!

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  7. Nice shades..wish they had been better in quality! Great review :)

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  8. karate is an amazing colour!. they are all so pretty!

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  9. They look cute.. too bad :)

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  10. Oh no such a shame that they're not as good as they look. The swatches look gorgeous, but that many swipes is going to hurt the eyes :( fab review as ever, lovely xx

    Gemma ♥ | MissMakeupMagpie

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    1. Yeah it is so hard to keep going over and over on your eyelids. :/

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  11. such a disappointment... otherwise these are looking so helpful...

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  12. This review saved the bucks I was going to spend! Thanks!!

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