I love this blush! I purchased this from Hautelook for almost 50% off original price. I absolutely love the formula. It is extremely pigmented and a little goes a long way.
This blush is worth the price and even more.
Frat boy is a lovely springy matte warm peachy pink that brightens my face up. Looks like MAC cream blush in Something Special, although a bit pinkier.
The packaging is cute and very sleek considering the generous amount of product you get.
Applies smoothly, doesn't oxidise or irritate my skin and it's very longlasting.
The only intimidating point for me is the level of pigmentation. I am used to sheer glowy blushes like the Diorblush line and they are practically foolproof, can't really look too much.
Frat boy on the other hand is VERY PIGMENTED. One can't just slather it on the go/ without proper light. I'm very fair and it's the only blush I have to use a fan brush for and build the pigmentation gradually with miniscule amounts of product.
I still would recommend/ repurchase because it looks wonderful and stays all day; it just requires extra attention during application.
I need to calm down with buying blushers but THIS WAS 50% OFF, HOW COULD I SAY NO D:! I'm a huge sucker for warm corals/pinks. I made the mistake of enthusiastically swirling my brush all over the pan and smacking it on my cheeks. wah...so pigmented - not complaining just saying. use a light hand and buff it out for a lovely flush of color. smooth and finely milled. pretty good staying power for a good majority of the day on my acne-prone, oily skin. I'm sure it's a very dupe-able color but if you can get it on sale then get it, you won't regret it :D
The blush's extremely pigmented. I found it very easy to overdo, and I was using a stipple brush. The color's true to pan.
Gorgeous warm toned blush that I use occasionally but not something I can't do without.
I love the color of this blush and I adore that it's matte it's a lovely coral pink however the staying power is poor after about three-four hours it looks like I never had any blush on at all I got down boy to try and see if I had the same problem if I do then I will just stick with my tarte blushes.
I just love this blush! Ive been wanting to try the balm for so long and finally at rexall they have buy one get one free AND spend 30$ or more get the bronzer for free! AMAZING! so i finally gave in because i couldnt pass that up. I picked up this blush. Its matte and a coral pink, i love the application! it applies so nice and smooth its also very blenable! i will deff repurchase!
Very pretty coral-peach-pink-apricot fusion of matte colors! It lasts me a full workday with no fading. I like that there's no shimmer to it. It doesn't accentuate pores or anything. It adds a nice warmth to the face. Some coral/peach blushes might look orange on certain skin, but my experience with theBalm has been true-to-color product. What you see is the color that shows up on your face. The same goes for theBalm's Down Boy blush. With a light swipe, this can be worn sheer or with a heavier swipe it will be super pigmented. Definitely buildable & very affordable. Repurchase? Absolutely!
For reference, I'm asian, dry skin, nc25 with yellow undertones.
This naturally peachy pinky blush is on its way to HG for me, I can feel it! On my NC30 light tan Asian skin, it really gives me a healthy blushing glow that "finishes" my face, so I look natural, but still like I made a little effort :) The texture is amazing, on par with GA Sheer Blush; finely milled with a soft finish. Not sparkly, not powdery, just perfectly soft and glowing. The color is very slightly shimmery, but it doesn't read shimmery on my skin. No emphasized pores or glitter at all. I will definitely try other thebalm blushes!
Whenever I wear this blush, I always get compliments on how beautiful my complexion is. Its a pretty peach-coral shade with a little shimmer. I think this is WAAY more flattering than NARS "Orgasm" (Whenever I see people where that blush it seriously looks like a glitter bomb exploded on their face). The shiimmer in this is far less detectable and a lot more flattering. It adds a gorgeous glow to the face. Love this stuff!