I started my year a tadpole in the sea of dating. And when it came to staying over at my new beau's abode, the fear of not wanting to wake up looking like Patsy Stone after a long night, while leaving my vast beauty bag at home, was a dilemma I did not relish. Although he may have witnessed me at just about every makeup-less state now, there was certainly that initial appeal of having a morning glow in the early days. Alas, there are only so many foam cleansers, lip plumpers, and eyebrow gels a girl can tetris into a crossbody bag.
In steps, the green gurus at Clean Beauty and their appropriately titled "Babe Balm." Acting as a highlighter, moisturiser, and cleanser, the all-natural balm caters to cheeks, brows, cuticles, lips, lids, *takes breath* elbows, hands, and feet. And with this balm in my arsenal, I was able to remove my makeup, moisturise, and add a dewy glow without even having to wet a Beauty Blender. My man was as clueless as Jon Hamm as he awoke to my unruly brows tamed, glossy eyelids, and a plump pout.
If you've just started dating someone, have camping in your calendar, or are planning a few nights away, and you're looking to downsize your beauty bag with a do-it-all product, then Babe Balm (£28) is for you. As long as it is nestled next to an Eyeko Lash Alert mascara (£19), I'm all set.