I hauled out the Balm Balm Beach Blush recently as well as Balm Beach Blush. I know, I’m so late trying this out aren’t I? Both of these released a months and months ago but the weather was snowy and cold at the time I got my hands on them and the furthest thing from my mind was trying out a blush inspired by Spring break, the warmer weather, and Summer. Needless to say they ended up getting buried in my “to be reviewed” pile.
Well, the weather isn’t exactly clearing up. If you live in New York it’s more like the equivalent of living in London lately. The forecast has rain and clouds predicted for the next two weeks. Doom and gloom anyone?
Anyway, hauling out Summer blushes seems like a good idea. Maybe it’ll hurry the sunny weather in.
This comes in one of the Balm’s traditional pin-up girl inspired cardboard compacts which has an enclosed mirror and a slip cover to hold the palette closed for travel. Mind you, it has a magnetic closure but the extra slip cover ensures the blush won’t open during travel. I’ve always been a fond fan of the Balm’s packaging. Their vintage-y graphics are just too cute!
This shade excited me since they marketed as a perfect companion to a smoky eye. The color was a neutral medium pink with warmer undertones that wouldn’t overpower a more dramatic eye look. Great! That sounded awesome.
Sadly, the pigmentation is horribly sheer. Even fairer, paler tones will struggle getting this shade to show up. I layered and layered and layered and I didn’t see any color at all. It’s very, very subtle.
The formula is dense and a bit stiff but it still has a silkier texture that applies evenly and smoothly onto my cheeks without being cakey or adhering to drier areas no matter how many layers I applied.
the Balm has always had an exciting range of blushes and I’m almost terribly excited when they introduce a new one but sadly, Balm Beach Blush is the exception!
If you want to be happier might I suggesting purchasing the sister to Balm Beach, Balm Springs which is a warm earthy rose that pops and speaks Summer.
Skip this one, believe me you won’t regret doing so.
Tried it already?