theBalm CabanaBoy Blush

Autumn is right around the corner and with that comes a transition from ‘summer’ makeup to ‘fall’ makeup. (We beautyphiles know this too well!)  As I crave warmer colours to wear like olive, rust and grey, I’m also getting giddy on breaking out the darker lipsticks and deep-toned blushes.  Looking through my blush collection, the majority of them are in the coral and pink family — great for spring/summer but I was lacking on shades that would be better for the colder months.

I’ve never owned anything from the brand theBalm but have heard very good reviews, in particular, about their blushes.  I came across CabanaBoy blush and thought it would be a perfect blush shade for the season!



First, can we just admire the packaging?  How cute is this, right?!  All of theBalm’s packaging has vintage-y, 50’s style imaging on them. I can see this being very appealing for those that like to collect products from brands, whether they are limited edition products or brands that have especially unique packaging.

The blush comes in a hard cardboard compact with a magnet to keep the product protected. On the top flap it comes with a little mirror and around the blush itself it says, “So many men, so little time.” LOL! Also, it comes with a matching CabanaBoy ‘sleeve’ that I do keep on the compact.

The colour of this blush is a dusty-rose with plum undertones. On my medium skintone, this shows up as a deep warm pinky mauve — very natural, but strong — I really like it and I don’t have anything like it in my collection.  The formula isn’t overly powdery, it’s quite silky actually and a few swirls of my blush brush picks up quite a bit of product with ease.

The lasting power of this blush on me I’d say stands a good 5-6 hours before fading.  Mind you, I’ve tried this while the weather is still quite warm and typically my blush will fade at the 5-6 hour mark. I anticipate that once I start wearing this on cooler days, it might last a little longer.

For my first theBalm product, I’m happy with this one!

I purchased this from Birchbox Canada for $23Cdn.

I give theBalm CabanaBoy blush: a STANDING OVATION

Have you tried this blush?  Like or dislike?  What are your fave products from theBalm and why?

Thanks for reading!!



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