Wednesday, December 14, 2011

AMW Reviews: The Balm FratBoy Shadow/Blush

My dearest friend from Malaysia (you know who you are sweetie pie, thank you!) asked me if I've tried any The Balm product.  I gave a sheepish "no" and told her we do have them locally but I just didn't get the chance to even visit the stores who sell them due to my super busy schedule.

She said: "No worries!"  

When we met, she handed me the gorgeous FratBoy shadow/Blush and told me its a gorgeous color!  I agree, I gave it a try the next day and the days after, I even have this blush on while I type this post.

The Balm FratBoy Shadow/Blush says ---
This velvety smooth, peachy-apricot shadow/blush adds the perfect amount of color for a foxy flush so you look stellar around the clock.  Frat Boy leaves you with a face that's pretty and polished.  When you can't keep the boys away, blame it on the blush.

Mica, Boron Nitride, Polyethylene, Isoeicosane, Silica, Ptfe, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Polyisobutene, Dimethicone, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Carmine (C1 75470), Iron Oxides (C1 77491, C1 77492).

AMW says ---
  • Some may not like the carton packaging but I actually love it for the fact that it's a super space saver!  I can easily fit this in on tiny spaces left on my makeup traincase.
  • Comes with a mirror.
  • Gives out a pinkish matte finish yet exudes a healthy, unexplainable glow.
  • Smooth texture.
  • A little goes a long way.
  • Works as eyeshadow and blush, but I prefer to use this for the latter.
  • Build-able, you can create a light flush to a super "obviously there" wild blushing.
  • The Balm can still come up with MORE blushes!  
  • Oily individuals may find this to disappear on them in less than half a day.
  • Available locally.
Compared the product on pan, I like it once applied on my cheeks!  It just shows that we can't judge a blush by it's "cartoon-ish" cover!  *laughs*

  • Test on different blush brush to get the right "pigmentation".  I prefer using this with my Charm Vegan Powder Brush
  • If you like to have a better glow on cheeks, apply your favorite "illuminizer" on top of the FratBoy.
  • Apply with big fluffy brush on the apples of your cheeks for a sweet glow.
  • Apply on the apples of your cheeks going upwards to the temple for a more defined look.
  • It helps to apply a cream based blush underneath for the blush to stay longer.
  • If you apply too much, do not worry but apply your shade of powder foundation on top.
  • It helps to keep the "sleeves" so this won't open up accidentally inside your bag.
Will I repurchase?
Not the same shade, but I just checked the online site and I would love to give Cabana Boy and Down Boy a try :)

To whom do I recommend this to?

Blush lovers out there who has the same thinking as mine --- "You can never have enough blush!" *laughs*

Where to purchase and how much?
Locally, at the Beauty Bars for Php850.00 (approx $19.32).

The Balm FratBoy is a 
matte Pinky Peach Blush on pan

gives out a Satiny Finish on my cheeks

How do you like the blush on my cheeks?
Yay or nay?
Would you go for this shade?

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!


  1. YAY! I would definitely go for this shade! It's gorgeous! :)

  2. That is such a lovely shade. I would definitely pick that out if I see it. I've been eyeing the Bahama Mama from The Balm, it's a perfect contour powder / matte bronzer. you should check it out too.

  3. nice shade!!! so pretty!!!=)

  4. YAY! So nice color for cheeks! And the packaging is soo cute :)

  5. What a gorgeous shade! Love the packaging too!

  6. That's so pretty color! I would love to buy it

  7. I love this blush and it looks very pretty on you!

  8. i love theBalm products, i've got a lot of their eyeshadows and their hot mama is a great dupe, only a tad warmer for orgasm.

  9. @Issa Ang pretty lang! i even bought it with me over Malaysia!

  10. @Hollie I have heard Bahama Mama is really good and really a nice color of bronzer! I will give it a swatch when I visit Beauty Bar!

  11. @Anastacia I like the packaging because it's a space saver!

  12. @gio You like the packaging for the drawings or the "thin carton box?"

  13. @Noniek I think beauty bars have testers? give it a test muna dear :D

  14. @lavender It is a lovely natural shade, I used this during my KL trip! :)

  15. @Marge Would you believe I actually like warmer blushes? it brings out the natural "hotness" lol "hotness" as in init! lol


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