I've only recently come to terms with how I should have more powder blushes instead of always just reaching for my favorite blushes in my favorite formulation-- mousse.
Enter, TheBalm with their pigmented blushes in super cute, vintage packaging.
Fratboy, from TheBalm's Boy blush line, is a peach-pink color that gives a natural and healthy-looking flush to my neutral-warm skin tone. It's not quite pink, not quite orange. Just a very wearable cross between the two colors. I can even wear this blush with a pink shade of lipstick!
A little goes a long way with this product because of its excellent pigmentation. Easy to blend out and build up.
Cabana Boy is a beautiful deeo plum. It's like the blush counterpart of Revlon's Just Bitten Kissable Lipstain in Smitten. I love wearing this color on dark/damp days or when I'm going for a more mature look. This is even more pigmented than Fratboy so definitely apply with a light hand.
Toile, from the Instain blush line, is a strawberry pink color that gives a youthful flush. It has a lot of red in it and can make you appear like you're blushing when applied sparingly.
Emphasis on the word 'sparingly' because this is very pigmented and a bit difficult to blend out because, true to its name, it tends to "stain" your cheeks. Instead of loading up your brush with the product, a light swipe across the pan will do the trick. It's always easier to start light then build up on the color until you get the color intensity you're going for.
TheBalm blushes come in sturdy cardboard boxes that close magnetically and with a mirror on the lid. Pretty and practical little packaging.
The Instain colors excite me! But I prefer the formulation of the Boy blush line because they're easy to blend out despite the heavy pigmentation.