I am a big of matte blushers and have been using Fratboy Blush from theBalm a lot. It is the most natural blush in my stash.
Description – FratBoy is Talc-free, finely-graded powder formula adds just the right flush so you look pledge perfect around the clock.
Packaging – It comes in a cardboard packaging with a mirror and has a magnetic lock that shuts as soon as you close it. However, for a high end product, I would expect a better packaging but almost all the products from this brand come in similar packaging only
Shade – Fratboy is a peachy pink color that looks pale in the pan, but surprisingly shows up even on warm skin like mine. On dusky skin, a bit of layering will be needed though. It can be used as an eyeshadow as well.
Texture & Formula – It is completely matte, not chalky, not powdery. Highly pigmented and very very smooth. It is super easy to blend.
Staying Power – In spite of being a light shade, it stays put for 4-5 hours easily on my normal-combination skin, though fades a little if it is very humid. My cheeks are quite dry and I make sure I use a good amount of moisturizer before my makeup. This blush does not enhance any dry patches or pores.
The quality is amazing. I have worn The Balm Fratboy Blush with peach lipsticks as well as pinks so it’s a neutral color for my skin. Above NC42, I would say go for a warmer shade than this.
theBalm Fratboy Blush is priced at 21$ for 8.5 gm, available at thebalm website.
If you love matte blushes, you should definitely check out one from this range. I am sure you will fall in love with the texture. theBalm Fratboy Shadow Blush is a perfect everyday shade. The formula is smooth and shade gives a natural flushed look.
*Written By Preetha Karthik