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Sunday, August 28, 2011

theBalm Cabana Boy Blush

Here's another blush I snagged for $9.99 at Marshalls! Yet another winner from theBalm. Seriously, I am so obsessed with their products!!

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 Oasis on the left is not really similar at all except for the fact that it's base is in the raspberry family. It has gold sparkles and is a bit more plummy and darker. It is definitely one of my favorite blushes, but it's really not that similar to Cabana boy at all. Cabana boy is also more pink and brighter on the cheeks Dupe averted!
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?!


  1. omg Soo pretty! I really need to go check my marshalls&tj max for these!




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