theBalm Fratboy Shadow Blush Review Swatches Photos

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.

theBalm Fratboy Blush Review Swatches Photos

Description – FratBoy is Talc-free, finely-graded powder formula adds just the right flush so you look pledge perfect around the clock.

theBalm Fratboy Blush Review Swatches Photos

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.

theBalm Fratboy Blush Review Swatches Photos

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.

theBalm Fratboy Blush Review Swatches Photos

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 Review Swatches Photos


theBalm Fratboy Blush is priced at 21$ for 8.5 gm, available at thebalm website.

Overall Thoughts

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. 

Rating: 4.5/5


*Written By Preetha Karthik
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  • October 2, 2016

    The Beauty Highlights

    Pretty shade.
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    Wowww… I love balm cosmetics
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  • October 3, 2016


    Pretty shade. But I don’t like matte blushes much. Will skip this…
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  • October 3, 2016

    Gressa sankhe

    nice shade
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  • October 4, 2016

    Sangeeta G

    Such a perfect flush of colour.
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  • October 5, 2016

    Vaishnavi Venkatesh

    Wow love love the shade!
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