It's extremely pigmented. I had a hard time not overdoing it and ending up with a tacky barbie pink. The color on the pan is classic pink - nothing special. The other problem I had with this was that it caked on my skin; none of my other powder blushes did the same thing.
I really like this brush. It is shimmerless, classical pink as told by previous reviewers. My light-medium skin has gold-yellow undertones ( For Referece: NARS Sheer Glow-Punjab/ M.A.C NW 25) However I was so fed up with peachy blushes and I was on the hunt for a pink blush that won't look bad on me and I think Down Boy is the one. This is a shade that that will look different on everyone but its also suitable for a pink look and warm skin. Packaging is adroable. .Recommend.
Gorgeous cool toned pink blush that I use occasionally but not something I can't do without.
I have oily, suuuper yellow NC25 skin, so a lot of pink blushes pull coral or peach on me. However, this is the one true, light pink blush that I can wear which stays TRUE to its color throughout the day and doesn't look ridiculous on my skin tone. It applies lighter than it looks in the pan, so don't be fooled into thinking this is your everyday, generic pink. I'd describe the exact shade as a matte, cool-to-neutral, light (but NOT pastel) pink. It's easy to use and quite buildable, so you can make the color as subtle or as dramatic on your cheeks as you want.
The staying power is great even on my oily skin and will easily last through my 10 hr work day. The price is in the low $20-ish range, but you get a big pan of product so it should last you a while. The packaging is retro and made of cardboard, which I don't mind because it takes up minimal space and is quite light. Just be careful not to throw it around needlessly - I ended up with a large crack in my blush after a month or so of use. (Repress it IMMEDIATELY if this happens because this blush will start to crumble immediately after cracking and you'll lose a lot of product that way!)
This is an ok blush. The colour is not bad, but not perfect, and staying power is on the poor side. The container is cute, but that doesn't cover the flaws this product has. First of all, it dusts like nothing else. It is too loosely pressed, and never again will I apply this while wearing white. The magnet does hold it together, but I still find my other products covered in this. I also find the blush to be a bit too pigmented, you'd think a little would go a long way. But since most of it is gone by lunchtime, you will hit pan very soon. I had high hopes for this one, but I will not repurchase. It is now at the back of the drawer, half empty. I've only had it since Christmas, and not used it every day. My advice is to keep looking, there are so many blushes out there that beats this.
I usually don't like pink blushes, bc they all turn a weird "wine" color or they're SO pink that it looks like I'm trying too hard. That's usually the problem I have with MAC's pink blushes. If I'm going out, hey, that's another story, but if I'm going to work/school I'd like to nOT be "that girl that wears a bunch of makeup."
If Benefit's Dandelion was more pigmented, I think this would be it. If Macy's Dainty were more naturally pink (dainty turns a weird wine-ish color on my yellow-toned nc25 skin) this would be it. Down boy is perfectly pigmented, buildable from a soft pink to a pigmented pinky pink. There's no shimmer, but I didn't think this was matte either. A perfect in-between. The color is true, so there's no weirdness due to mixing with your skin color. The color in the pan is what u get on your face.
Repurchase? It'll last me awhile, and if I haven't found a natural everday pink better than this, then yes. (I just bought Nars Gaiety. It looks more baby pink, but ill update once I get to try it a few days)
I love all TheBalm products that I own, in particular the blushes. This baby is so nice and pigmented and last forever.
Just give it a try!
Thats the only pink blush i have and i don't think i need another one its just perfect!!! very fine and smooth powder blush that reminds me of NARS blushes but comes in much bigger container. Its matte but if i want it to be a little shimmery i just apply it over a highlighter and it instantly becomes more vibrant pink that is still looks very fresh and natural.
Best blush I've used. It is a nice pink shade that shows up well on my medium skin tone, yet looks extremely natural. The color does not change throughout the day, even with my oily skin. It looks nice in photos, too. I didn't know how long-lasting it was. Surprisingly, it lasts through the whole day and night, even better than the Tarte blush, which is supposed be longest lasting blush. I have zero complaints about this blush. I think the shade will go well with most skin tones. Worth a try.
Absolutely one of my favorite blushes. I have light skin that I would say is neutral toned but leans more toward cool than warm. I love TheBalm packaging its old fashioned in a way yet modern. This is a cool toned pink that I think would suite a lot of different skin tones. It mimics similarly to when I blush so I definitely like to have a blush that doesn't look obviously fake. Coverage is build able and I only need a tiny amount and apply to the apples of the cheeks. I love that this is matte also and not all sparkly. Paraben free also which is a plus for some. I find that this lasts through out a majority of the day and hasn't broken me out. Will be repurchasing but not for awhile because I have a lot. I actually got this in a swap but I know it's about 20 something bucks but hautelook has it half off right now and others in reviews have said you can get it at Marshall's or tj maxx so you don't have to pay full price:)