Review: theBalm Down Boy Blush

the balm down boy blush review and swatches
theBalm Powder Blush in Down Boy - ($21) Currently on sale for $14 at Amazon.
Hello, beauties! Today I'm reviewing a blush I featured in a Spring Makeup Haul ages ago! It was actually a repurchase because my original Down Boy Blush broke :( I really recommend theBalm's blushes and eyeshadows because they have great texture and pigmentation. The price range is on the high-end side, but they go on sale often at several retailers. They're sometimes on Hautelook  too. I recommend having a wishlist of the products you want to try and waiting for a sale. 
Color
Down Boy is a light bubblegum pink. I've always been inclined to call Down Boy a cool toned pink because whenever I compare it to my neutral and yellow-based pinks, it looks considerably cool. It's somewhat similar to MAC's Pink Swoon (Down Boy is darker). To me it's the perfect "dolly" pink. 
Texture
Down Boy is buttery soft to the touch and easy to blend. It's powdery and kicks up excess when you swirl your brush in it. Although it can be a hassle, it's not a mayor con for me. I've gotten used to gently tapping my brush when using this. I can put up with powdery-ness but am less forgiving with fading and dry/patchy textures (which this thankfully does not have).
Formula
Down Boy doesn't cling to my cheeks or go on patchy. I think the formula is great. It doesn't last amazingly long on me but that could be because it's a light color. My first blush broke because I accidentally dented it. Since it's so soft, it started to crumble over time (with usage and traveling). That's just something to keep in mind.
the balm down boy blush review and swatches
the balm down boy blush review and swatches
the balm down boy blush review and swatches
the balm down boy blush swatch review
Overall, I really love this blush! It's a light, baby dollish pink, but I still feel like I can pull it off with my medium warm skintone. The fact that I repurchased it is a testament of my love for it. :)
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55 comments

  1. I really like the colour but it would be a little too pink for my cheeks :) I think it looks lovely on you though!

    Valérie ♥ scribblesofvalerie.com

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  2. Coco you are gooorgeous! I love, love the color of this blush on you!

    xo runbarbierun.com

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  3. So gorgeous. It looks lovely on you x

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  4. The pink looks so pretty, this would be perfect for an everyday blush :) Looking gorgeous as always!

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  5. Looks so pretty! I have Frat Boy and love it :)

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  6. I recently purchased their hot mama blush on amazon to reach 25$ free shipping, hehe. if I knew that the others were on sale, I would have gotten them too - I'm patiently waiting for thebalm to be available on hautelook now, lol.

    the blush looks great on you! I'm not a fan of cool toned pinks from how it looks in the pan, but I just might give it a try ;)

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    1. Haha, I'm determined to get some of their eyeshadows next time they're on Hautelook :)

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  7. oh i love this. I'm dying to try their blushes x

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  8. The colour looks gorgeous, suits you loads!

    alittlebitsunshine.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. I love this colour, it's so pretty! I wish The Balm products were more readily
    avaliable in the UK! xx

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  10. I love this blush, it is such a pretty colour! xxx

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

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  11. I love the colour on you! So pretty, I have Pink Swoon but I can barely get it to show up on me at all! I kinda wish I got Down Boy now, but I may come across it again. xx

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  12. I need to add this to my collection! I seriously adore theBalm, wish we got the full range here in the UK xo

    www.tattooedtealady.com

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  13. It looks so great on your skin tone!! Very cute packaging too, I have never seen this blush before!

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    1. Agreed! The packaging is so cute x

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  14. Oooh, so soft and pretty! I think this shade may be a bit too cool for me, but you've inspired me to check out more products from the Balm, as well as Fleur Power, which has been on my wishlist forever! xo

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  15. Pretty I was just looking at this blush yesterday its on my shopping list :)

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  16. omg now i MUST buy this!! my drugstore is having 20% off every single item in the store and for all the balm products as well, i wanna buy this so bad but it was always so expensive!! i'm a huge blush fan! <3

    cheryl
    http://flylikeacg.blogspot.com
    beauty, lifestyle, reviews, hauls

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    1. 20% is really good!! Get it, get it ;)

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  17. Definitely want to try this product out! x

    http://perksofstyle.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. Just gorg! It's the kind of rosey shade I love! I've got so many though and have been loving sleeks blushes!

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  19. I love love love love love this Blush:)
    The Products from "theBalm" are so lovely designed and the Quality is still perfect.

    Lovely Greetings

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  20. theBalm blushes are lovely. I only have Hot Mama but I want more.

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  21. It's a really pretty color. I want to try this brand!

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  22. Love the colour ! It looks so natural xx

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  23. Oh this looks like such a pretty color, I will have to try it after I use up some of my current blush!

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  24. I simply love the balm but I refuse to use them because they are to cute
    http://www.betzysmakeup.com/

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  25. Really want to try one of The Balm blushers! Looks so pretty :) xx

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  26. Such a pretty color! Looks fantastic on you!

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  27. This is such a lovely shade and suits you so well! Makes a really pretty and girly face :) Also the packaging is so cute :D
    xx
    www.clothesandcamera.com

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  28. This is really pretty! I like how it's more neutral than most baby pink blushes.

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  29. Want Hot Mama but only have the Mary Lou Manizer. Am very pleased with it though.

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    1. That's such a popular highlighter! I haven't tried it yet x

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  30. I always thought Down Boy looked really light and cool which didn't interest me but it looks really nice in your swatch!

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  31. This looks GORGEOUS on you Coco!!! Seriously, really really stunning. And you described theBalm's blushes perfectly; they have their quirks but I think they're worth tinkering with because they're a delight overall :)

    ♥Cassie
    thriftthick.blogspot.com

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    1. Haha, you describe everything so perfectly. They have quirks but are delightful indeed x

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  32. I love the balm products! I have one of their blushes and it is a bit similar to this maybe a little darker. It looks great on you! I am pale so I have to wear blushes like these really lightly :p

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  33. I adore the colour, it looks really great on you!

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  34. Wooooooaaaaaaaaah! I love the color pay offs/swatches Ms. Coco! I heard great reviews about theBalm's products and raved by many! You're so pretty! :)

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  35. You can definitely pull it off, it looks lovely on you! xxx

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  36. Aaahhhh! I passed on this one when I made my TB purchases around Christmas last year : / Now that I see it swatched I regret it enormously, it's so pretty! Too bad the TB products are kind of expensive, I'd love for all my blushes to be from them : )

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    1. I know, I consider them pricey. :/ Luckily the store Marshall's used to stock a lot of their products (not anymore, I think, I haven't seen them in a while) so most of my Balm products I got really discounted (like half off).
      xx

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  37. Looks perfect on you as always!

    www.absolutebeaut.com

    xx

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  38. I so desperate for a new blush! Looks amazing on you x

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  39. So lovely! I've never tried anything from theBalm before but I've been seeing a lot of great reviews recently!

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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  40. That's a pretty blush! I love thebalm eyeshadows.

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  41. Such a cute color! It's definitely missing in my collection!

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  42. This looks lovely on you! I have Fratboy by theBalm and it's a gorgeous colour and lasted me for so long. It's really pigmented too xx

    Curls and Swirls Beauty & Lifestyle

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  43. I think it looks lovely, very natural!

    Kah-Feh Yen

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