TheBalm is one of those brands that's only now starting to get the attention and appreciation it deserves. The lines is sold on theBalm and Sephora websites, and some products have been seen at TJ Maxx, which is where I got my eyeshadow palettes. But today I want to review Down Boy blush.
In the spring and summer, when I always wear bronzer, it looks more fresh and natural to add a little pink or peach flush on the apples of the cheeks, so while I use pink blushes a lot in the winter to get that 'just stepped inside from the cold' look, I also show them a lot of love in the spring and summer. And one of my absolute favorites is TheBalm Down Boy blush, which is a soft medium pink blush. It's a neutral pink, so it'll work well on ladies with light to medium skintones with both cool and warm undertones. It might be a little light and look a bit chalky on deep skin, so you might like Cabana Boy (raspberry pink with subtle shimmer) better.
Down Boy has a satin finish and contains light-reflecting particles, so you get a lovely subtle glow on the cheeks. Down Boy is pigmented, soft without being powdery and blends very easily. You only need a small amount to add a nice pink pop on the cheeks. You can apply it sheer or build it up to a full opacity. It doesn't fade throughout the day, so I apply in the morning and don't worry about it until I take it off.
This blush is versatile and work appropriate. I think, if you are in the market for a nice satin-finish pink blush, you should look into Down Boy. The quality is amazing, and you get a lot of blush for the money 0.35 oz for $21, considering that most blushes are between 0.15 and 0.25 oz. I should mention that theBalm blushes are formulated without parabens.
I think that TheBalm products have fantastic pigmentation and quality that rival expensive high-end products, and my next purchase will be Frat Boy blush (peachy-apricot). I do wish they'd add more blushes to their line, because they wonderful.