May 8, 2017

the Balm Balm Beach Blush Incredibly Sheer So Buy Balm Springs And Be Happier

This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

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?

Loved it?

Hated it?

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This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

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  • Isa

    It looks a lot lighter in the swatch than it does in the pan! I’m quite surprised how sheer it is; I’ve always heard good things about the balm’s blushes. I only have 2 blushes from them though (Instain Toile and Hot Mama). For some reason, their colour selection doesn’t really call out to me. I love the vintagey packaging though!

  • Veera

    I love love love this! But im very pale. This warms up my complexion, its like magic Ò˜º it has lovely sheen too.
    But this really is very sheer, i think this will only work for pale skin.

    • Isabella Muse

      I wish I could get it to show on me but it’s a bust!

  • Lisa

    I bought this at Kohls last year and returned it. No pigment, did not show up ay all on my light-modicum skin. Disappointment as it looked so pretty in the pan and watched by others online.

  • Christina

    Muse, long time reader here! I actually love this product. However, I am very pale (NW10-13), and this product really warms up my face. Coming from someone who doesn’t really like blush, this is a win for me. I literally own Fawn from ABH and the new Butter Blush in Plum Rose and that’s it! This product is really great though. However, I can see how many people would find this absolutely useless because it is a very light, sheer product. Its definitely targeted towards very fair skin tones.

    • Isabella Muse

      You are damn lucky πŸ˜€ I wish it showed on me. It’s so pretty in the pan but so sheer I can’t even detect it on my face! I’m glad it worked for you ;-D