07/10/2013

theBalm Frat Boy, Down Boy and Cabana Boy blushes


I recently shared a post with you on theBalm Bahama Mama, Sexy Mama and Hot Mama, some recent new additions to my collection. It's clear from how frequently I feature theBalm, that they are a favourite brand of mine and I am always lusting after their newest releases. One of my favourite products theBalm do is blushes. As with all theBalm products, the packaging is unique, eye-catching and attractive with the running retro theme. The packaging for theBalm products is some of my favourite because they never use plastic, instead study, thick durable cardboard which never collapses, all with in-built mirrors and they close so securely, so there's no worry over mishaps like them opening up in your bag. For applying my theBalm blushes I like to use my EcoTools Blush Brush, which is one of my all time favourite blusher brushes. 


My love affair with theBalm blushes started last Christmas when I bought Sophie Frat Boy blush (Beauty Chamber, 8.5g, £13) as it was on her Christmas wishlist. When I was buying it, I decided it looked too beautiful and had to order one for myself! Since then, I've been hooked on theBalm blushes and think they are an investment well made. Frat Boy is the most universally wearable of theBalm blusher shades, I think, as it's very subtle and light, but can be built up if you want more oomph. The colour is a perfect dolly pink and it looks lovely as a flush of colour on your cheeks; as if you're just slight windswept. The texture of the blusher itself, which is the same throughout the blusher range, is a very soft, light power, which is firm, yet very easy to manipulate and blend. There's never any problems with fall out, and the longevity and amazing pigment means these blushes last all day without the need to reapply.


Something worth noting with theBalm products is that they are all incredibly versatile. The powers, including their blushes and bronzers, are all multi-purpose and can also be used as eyeshadows or contour products. Each of these blushes works just as well on the lids and makes for a nice, subtle day-time look. Down Boy (Beauty Chamber, 8.5g, £13) and Cabana Boy (Beauty Chamber, 8.5g, £13) are the newest theBalm blushes to my ever-growing theBalm collection, and I am actually surprised I have fallen in love with them as much as I have, considering I thought I'd narrowed down my 'favourite' blushes to just a handful - these two were added straight to the faves! Down Boy is a lilac toned baby pink that's a bit more striking on the cheeks than Frat Boy, but still very flattering and would really suit paler beauties. Cabana Boy is becoming a favourite everyday blush for me, as it's a gorgeous deep rosy pink, with a very warm tone to it. It's a gorgeous choice for these Autumn days.

Next, I think I'm going to finally add theBalm Nude Tude Eyeshadow Palette (Beauty Chamber, £26) which has been on my wishlist for ages! Are there any new theBalm products in your collection? 



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26 comments:

  1. I have been waiting for your review of the blushes from theBalm! I adore Cabana Boy for this time of year. I have got the Nude 'Tude palette and adore it, Time Balm, Instain blush in Swiss Dot and I *really* want the face palette in BalmJovi - it is stunning. Never had a dud product from them and I think that along with Illamasqua, they are my favourite non hight street brand.

    Thanks for the great (as ever) review. You have now made me put Down Boy on my wishlist!

    Fi x

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    1. Balm Jovi is a fantastic palette, it has shades which really stand out from my other palettes! :) Let me know what you think to Down Boy when you give it a go! So glad you enjoyed my review xo

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  2. I have so many theBalm things on my wishlist!
    Megan x | MeganRoisinn

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    1. Time to treat yourself to a few then! ;) xo

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  3. These all sound great, I've not really heard of this brand before so going to check it out now!
    Liza | Glambeautys | YouTube

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    1. theBalm is a fantastic brand, I think you'd love them Liza! xo

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  4. I adore the packaging. And the blushes themselves seem to be great too.

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    1. The packaging for all of theBalm's products is amazing! :) xo

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  5. These are adorable, you can't beat the packaging!

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  6. I have recently reviewed theBalm highlighter on my blog and I love it! I really want to try some more of their products and now I know what to get my hands on next!

    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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    1. It is beautiful, Betty-Lou Manizer which is the bronzed version is equally as beautiful :) xo

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  7. I love the packaging it's so cool! x

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    1. Such a stand out brand due to their packaging I think! xo

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  8. I love Down Boy, it's such a great blush. I've always wanted to give Frat Boy a go x

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    1. You should, it was such a lovely shade for me to be introduce to theBalm blushers xo

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  9. Cabana Boy looks amazing! Now we're getting to winter I want to ditch the bronze and embrace the blush again <3 xx

    www.erinjaine.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm still embracing the bronzer, but I'm going for a lighter all over bronze with a deep blush nowadays, I love it! xo

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  10. I really really want to try a blush from The Balm, they looks so pretty & I like the packaging. Its fun & quite slim so seems like it would be good for travel.
    Down Boy looks like a really wearable light pink.
    http://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk/

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    1. All of theBalm's products are amazingly travel friendly, they take up no space at all because they're wonderfully slim and compact! I think Down Boy would look lovely on you Vicki :) xo

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  11. I need all of these lol. I tried the highlighter from the balm recently and love it highly recommend it.

    www.makeupbylaurenmarie.com

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  12. I love Frat Boy its one of my favourite blushes. I think I now need Cabana Boy in my life looks so perfect for autumn. X

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    1. It's absolutely stunning and so workable! xo

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  13. Definitely want to give these a try along with the Nude 'Tude palette, I am in love with Mary Lou Manizer and the Balm Jovi palette and can't wait to try more of their products! xx

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    1. theBalm have so many products I want to try, but the Balm Jovi palette is by far one of my favourites from the brand! xo

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