|theBalm calls it a "dusty rose sheen"|
This color is just gorgeous. It's a rose pink blush with a hint of raspberry and plum. It's definitely not your typical pink blush. As with the other blush I got, Frat Boy (which you can see HERE) it's incredibly pigmented. It has a very subtle, pearl sheen to it (no sparkles). Because it's so strongly pigmented, i'd definitely recommend applying with a light hand or a skunk/stippling blush. Blended out it gives a beautiful pink glow to the cheeks, but be careful not to overapply (or you'll get clown cheeks!). Just like frat boy, the texture is very smooth and blends very easily so you can apply it exactly where you want. Packaging is cute and functional.
Here's some blushes from my stash I compared it to...
|you can see a little more plum in cabana boy here.|
Nars Mata Hari is definitely closer in color. It's a matte blush, so the texture and overall look is not the same. Mata Hari is rose pink blush but it doesn't have as much plum in the undertones that Cabana Boy has. I definitely recommend all three blushes ;)
Yet another fantastic product from theBalm. I really can't emphasize enough just how great the quality is!
What do you think of theBalm products and Cabana boy?!