Blushing Biddies

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theBalm: Overshadow in “If You’re Rich, I’m Single”

If you asked me a year ago if I would ever venture into the world of loose pigments, I would of instantly cowered in fear and said no! However, they aren’t nearly as terrifying as I thought, and I’m starting to grow a small collection. Out of theBalm’s Overshadow collection, containing 4 different colors, I went with just one- “If you’re rich, I’m single“. Oh ho ho, these names.

If you’re rich, I’m single” is described as a ‘shimmering mauvey pewter’, but I would definitely disagree! I can see a super-subtle pewter shimmer, but this mauve-copper color comes off very warm. Technically the Overshadow line is meant to be worn over shadows, but I’ve only swatched/worn it alone, applied wet. With the intense color you can achieve, it really looks stunning on the eyes!

more in direct light

** don’t mind the bushy eyebrows, they’re roaming free!

I’m actually really enamored with this color! You can add so many different colors to the crease, but this is me just wearing it alone. Gotta give it some time to shine! And by shine, I mean subtle shimmer- this is not super-glitter-in-your-face at all. I still need to give this loose mineral eyeshadow a chance dry. When applying it wet I find it easiest to start with a brush sprayed first, and then pick up some loose shadow that’s been distributed in the container’s cap. From there, it’s just gentle patting motions on the lid to apply evenly and prevent any fall-out.

There are 4 different colors total ( gold, champagne, and copper), all shimmering, but I think I’ll just stick with this one color. Have you tried any of the Overshadows? Any preference on wet vs dry?

theBalm Overshadow loose mineral shadow in “If You’re Rich, I’m Single”, $15; available online at,, (( I personally saved more than 50% when I purchased off of Hautelook))


5 comments on “theBalm: Overshadow in “If You’re Rich, I’m Single”

  1. briannafee
    November 11, 2014

    This is such a gorgeous colour on you! And I’m most definitely intimidated by loose shadows as I’m kind of a spaz haha

    • blushingbiddies
      November 11, 2014

      Thanks! ❤ I think if you have a flat workspace, it really isn't that bad. Also, work from a hard surface, not anything with fabric. I think you can do it! ^___^

  2. Marianna
    November 12, 2014

    Ooo, I LOVE this shade on you! Loose eyeshadow definitely scare me as well, but you keep sharing all these pretty shades… Maybe I will build up the courage to try a few 🙂

    • blushingbiddies
      November 15, 2014

      I definitely think loose pigments are worth trying. I totally failed on my first attempt, but once I knew what I was getting into the second time went a LOT smoother ❤

  3. Natalye
    November 13, 2014

    such a pretty shade! I love theBalm product names 🙂

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