the Balm AutoBalm California Face Palette For Fall



I’m a huge fan of the Balm makeup palettes and I love to keep a collection from this line. I have been very impressed with the quality and amazing pigmentation but this face palette seems to fall under my expectation. Continue reading if you want to know more …

The Balm Autobalm California Face Palette is a $15.00 face palettes that are available now at Kohl’s website, Amazon for $18.00, ASOS and ebay.

Let’s take a look!

the balm palette

This AutoBalm Face Palette by theBalm consists of a Blush, Highlighter, Brow and Liner. It comes in a cardboard material with an invisible magnet closure. it’s rather cute as a pick up for quickie looks!

It has a nice variety of multitasking products in a sleek packaging that can come in handy for touch ups or if you’re in a hurry and not wanting to spend too much on makeup.


Colors picked up directly from the pan. Not too bad but I expected a better from theBalm after having a good collection of the products. The texture is smooth but they feels powdery to touch.

Another downside I noticed was, it lacks staying power. Personally, once I’m done with my makeup, I leave it as it is but this palette requires me to touch up which I don’t usually do. So, I’m not a big fan of this palette.

Now, let’s take a look at the color swatches. A decent “meh”, it just doesn’t wow me as much like other palettes do.


The Blush/Shadow – it’s peachy-pink tone with enough pigmentation but nothing amazing.

The Highlighter/Shadow– I’m sad to say this is a powdery boring shade and not a highlighter whatsoever, since the shimmer disappears on the skin once you apply it. I’m in an “Epic shocker” state! Gahhhh!!!

The Brow/Crease Shadow – this is great to use as a transition color on the lid and crease. As a brow product? Not so much. I don’t know about you, but I don’t like to spend ten minutes doing my brows and this fades away while blending. Remember this is a powdery shadow. I’m not so crazy about this.

The Lid/Liner Shadow – it came up a little patchy on the swatch but I think it’s a cool alternative to black liner. I personally prefer to wear it on the lids than as an eyeliner. It’s not dark enough as an eyeliner but to each their own preference.


Overall, I think you can make a good use of this palette and create beautiful looks with it, but compared to larger palettes from the brand like the Nude’tude or Meet Matte (review here), these colors lack pigmentation. I repeat, I wasn’t very impressed with this palette. I feel that the formula was too powdery and lack of pigmentation is the biggest issue here.


On a positive note, I find that they’re easy to blend.

You can see that theBalm has definitely changed the makeup packaging game with their incredible designs, so if you want to get it just because it’s cute and pretty then go ahead, but grab it on sale because it doesn’t worth the whole price ($18.00) in my opinion. This is solely my opinion after trying this California Face Palette. It’s not a terrible palette but I would have expected better than this.

Last but not least, I want to point out that all the products from theBalm palette is paraben-free and not tested on animals. So, yay!

What do you think of this Autobalm palette? Do you own one already? Don’t forget to leave your comments down below.

Thank you so much for reading!

Sharon xoxo


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