Love this blush! the color and the texture are amazing. It is such a versatile berry shade that isn't too cool or warm. With a light hand it looks great on pale skin and it can be used on darker skin. It lasts for a long time on my skin ( I have oily skin). I use a real techniques blush brush to apply it. I can apply it heavily for night or light for day. I do find that it clings if I apply it over foundation before a setting powder. It is a more sophisticated color and I don't like it for very casual days. I think it blends great with contour powder and with highlighter. It doesn't have a smell and the packaging it cute ( it does get dirty).
Gorgeous plummy blush that I use on occasion but not something I can't do without.
Good pigment, although be light handed. It can go from lovely to too much by surprise. I love this when I want a change from TheBalm Hot Mama. I love the packaging too, great pin-up chicks. Not the colour for a fair/blondes.
I was so excited to find this blush! Over 2 years ago I first tried The Balms "Hot Mama" blush and was blown away by it's quality and the overall look of it when it's on. Earlier this month I was in London Drugs and came across the Cabana Boy blush for about $24 and without any hesitation I knew I had to purchase it and try it out! Cabana Boy's color is a dusty rose with little flex of glimmer,it's perfect for my pale complexion,and would probably be suitable for any skin tone. It can be used for blush on the cheek bones or eye shadow! I have very sensitive skin and easily break out from new products but i have never had that problem with any of the balms products.Another plus side to The Balms blushes are they last a very long time, they are for sure worth the price you pay!
I have several TheBalm products and love this line. I disagree that this is too dark, I am very fair and this is a pretty rosy blush that is deeply pigmented. I do think it is buildable. I have a few other blushes that I reach for more, but this is fast becoming a favorite too.
i like this brush a lot. i would disagree with many reviewers - it's not too heavy. if you swipe your brush only once and start applying it carefully, you will get the right bit of color! of course, you need a good large round brush for that - i use becca kabuki.
the color is dark pink. i don't notice any yellow/orange pink in it and i actually like it. i'm pale so pink looks much more natural than peach. there is some shimmer, but it's very subtle so it's not very noticeable.
the packaging is nice. i don't carry it around so i don't worry much about the magnet closing. however, if you do, i must the "lock" is pretty strong. also, it comes with a cardboard case and it will help keep the brush securely closed.
all in all, highly recommended!
Just like another reviewer said, this is a cold dark pink blush that is easy to overdo, so be careful!
I tend to prefer corally-pinky colors but I am glad to have an option like this in my drawer.
Adorable packaging as with all of the balm's products. This blush is very pigmented with just a touch of shimmer, blends easy and looks gorgeous on. It's a raspberry shade which I never would have picked for myself with my fair complexion, but im glad I did.. I get the most compliments on this blush!
Great product! This is a beautiful, deep raspberry blush with some shimmer, but the shimmer isn't very noticeable. The blush is very pigmented and has a great texture, so a little goes a long way. I also love the packaging- it's a slim square compact made of paper and closes magnetically. This blush gives a really beautiful healthy, flushed and glowy color to my cheeks. You also get quite a bit of product for what you pay, which is also a plus. But my absolute favorite thing about this blush is that it's a great dupe for Nars's Outlaw, which I can't seem to find anywhere anymore. I would even almost venture to say that I like Cabana Boy more than Nars. A definite keeper!
I have over 40 blushes and this is the best that I own. Its quite a dark pink with shimmer but its very subtle and fine.
I am a NC42/44 and this is fantastic on my skin. There isnt a blush that I can compare it to. It is very igmented and you get alot of product. Cant stop using it!
the worst packaging i never even dropped this and it has broken. I think its got to do with the consistency of the powder which is quite buttery if that make sense but i think thats why i love the texture on my skin so much and why its so easy to blend.
I think they need to put this in a metal compact.
I know alot of ppl have had BB Shimmerbricks break - i own 7 and not one has broken but this just seemed to break and what makes it worse is that due to the packaging it makes it difficult ot contain the smaller broken bits so ive had to discard these - i even preferbenefits powder packaging to this would still buy again though