theBalm Balm Beach Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

01/07

theBalm Balm Beach Blush
theBalm Balm Beach Blush
theBalm Balm Beach Blush
theBalm Balm Beach Blush
theBalm Balm Beach Blush
theBalm Balm Beach Blush
theBalm Balm Beach Blush
theBalm Balm Beach Blush
theBalm Balm Beach Blush
theBalm Balm Beach Blush
theBalm Balm Beach Blush
theBalm Balm Beach Blush
theBalm Balm Beach Blush
theBalm Balm Beach Blush
theBalm Balm Beach Blush
theBalm Balm Beach Blush
theBalm Balm Beach Blush
theBalm Balm Beach Blush
theBalm Balm Beach Blush
theBalm Balm Beach Blush
theBalm Balm Beach Blush

Balm Beach

theBalm Balm Beach Blush ($21.00 for 0.20 oz.) is a muted, medium pink with strong, warm undertones and a matte finish. It’s the type of color that pairs well with a lot of looks so long as your skin tone is light-medium or fairer (it shows up as a subtle color on my skin tone, and I’m light-medium to medium). I did find that the color darkened just a tad on the skin, but if you are drier, you might get truer-to-pan color.

The consistency was soft, smooth, and slightly firmer in the pan, though it wasn’t too stiff to use. It had good pigmentation, somewhat buildable though never quite opaque, that went on evenly and blended out without issue. On me, the color started to fade after eight hours of wear.

Ingredients

MICA, DIMETHICONE, SYNTHETIC WAX, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, BORON NITRIDE, PTFE, KAOLIN, SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE, ISOEICOSANE, POLYETHYLENE, SILICA, HYDROGENATED LECITHIN. MAY CONTAIN / PEUT CONTENIR [+/- TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE (CI 77163), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), CARMINE (CI 75470), MANGANESE VIOLET (CI 77742), RED 7 LAKE (CI 15850)]

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Product Availability

theBalm Balm Beach $21.00/0.225 OZ.
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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • LORAC Black Tie Attire Eyeshadow Palette
  • Sephora Black Lace Contour Eye Pencil
On lips:
  • MAC I Get So OOC Lipstick

About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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I love that you reviewed this this week! I have been obsessed with the balm desert bronzer/blush since it came out this summer. It’s my one and done bronzer blush, or I can wear it lightly as a blush. It is so pigmented. A complete HG product for me. I somehow didn’t know about this balm beach blush until I went to go reorder a desert blush. I was super excited because it looks like a perfect flush color. Since it’s winter (I live in utah), I am at my winter white..which is a solid nc20. I have to layer this about 3 times before I get the color I want/need. I was very surprised. I will say, thay once it’s there, it wears for a long time…and I like the finish. I may reorder it because I love the color, but it’s definitely not LOVE like the desert blush.

Let me clarify, so that my comment makes sense…I didn’t discover the beach blush until black Friday sales…that’s why I love that you reviewed it this week!

LOL! You know, I actually typed it in as “Balm Desert” for about an hour (in the photos, database, etc.) before realizing I was wrong, haha!

theBalm makes some great cheek colors!

The balm desert is an outstanding product. I too ordered it when it came out and got another one. It is HG. The texture is perfect. The color is perfect and unique. It works beautifully. And it doesn’t have talc. It is like a high end product but cheaper and with a better formula (since most high end use talc).

This IS a pretty one for lighter and fairer skintones! It does show up on you far better than it would on me. But I could see this working well on my daughter, as she is NC25-ish.

I bought this during a flash sale and I like it. Very easy to wear, looks natural and not powdery. There’s not really anything special about it, it’s just a nice, wearable blush (for lighter skintones).

While I think it would be too light for my skin tone, (I had the same issue with the blush that came in my Poppy Picnic Amazonian Clay Eye and Cheek Palette), this seems like a nice neutral blush!

I must try this out — I’m quite fair, and warm toned so this could be spot on. I had seen many saying good things about this product and this brand, but it wasn’t until this review that I realized how specifically this particular blush best suited for fairer folks.

I’ve had this for a few months now and I actually use it quite a bit. It’s one of those goes-with-everything shades that you can’t really mess up and I like to layer different toned highlighters over it for a bit of variety.

It’s not terribly exciting or different but it certainly works for me 🙂

I got this online when it first came out. I was hoping it was like my beloved Illamasqua Naked Rose (it’s so hard to tell online), but in a more portable form for my makeup bag, but it’s definitely much warmer and peachier – they’re not even close! I still haven’t tried it. It might surprise me, as that sometimes happens, but probably not. I would have returned it, but I very rarely return anything.

I just spied this at the brand new theBalm kiosk at Life Pharmacy today! I instantly jumped on here to compare dupes (great way to delay the purchase and really evaluate if I need it or not!!). I have similar but not very close, think I’ll be getting this one 🙂

hi! is it comparable to the Mac melba blush or something special (creamblend)? or they are more comparable to frat boy of the balm?. thanks!

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