The Balm FratBoy Blush-Review

by Parita on January 14, 2013 · 46 comments

The Balm FratBoy Blush-Review

Dear Beauties,

In my last haul pic many of you commented regarding The Balm products, so I thought let me review my very first blush from from this brand known as The Frat Boy :) I came to know about The Balm brand from one of my favorite YouTube gurus Emilynoel! In my opinion no body reviews the product better than her on YT and in one of her reviews she mentioned about The Balm products and from then on I was totally hooked on them!

Since these were not available in India so I put them in my ever growing wish list for the products to try when I visit U.S.:) so you can understand my excitement when I spotted these in a local cosmetic store SASA in KL! I just had to try them and seeing my excitement hubby dear gifted me a couple of these :)

Product Description:-

The Balm Frat Boy Blush.

Whether you’re mixing it up or cutting a rug, you’re left with a face that’s pretty, polished and totally pledge worthy!
When you can’t keep the boys away, blame it on the blush .

I just adore the description!! Isn’t it cute :)


The packaging of The Balm products are for me the cutest and most attractive of all. I love it! The Frat Boy blush in whopping size of 8.5gms which is something I can never finish in my life time! It comes in card board box with a decent size mirror. The mirror is very helpful in touch ups and is of good quality too. It doesn’t come with a brush but I don’t really care about it.

The Balm Frat Boy Blush (2)


The shade Frat Boy is gorgeous peachy pink shade and is matte! I have been digging matte products off lately especially in blushes and eyeshadows! I truly feel for me matte blushes work way better for my combination skin tone than those shimmery glittery blushes! The pigmentation is absolutely brilliant! Just a small touch of brush and that’s all you need. Its completely matte with no shimmer or sheen at all and it doesn’t bring out dry patches at all. I have combination skin and it totally works for me.

The Balm Frat Boy Blush (4)

Staying power:

I have been wearing this blush every single say since last week, when I am at home or just go out for grocery shopping or for movie etc. almost everywhere! It stays for like 8+hours on me which is fantastic!!! I have worn this during day time and night time and it works for both. I have worn this while travelling in trains and hot humid weather of KL and even with little bit of fading it still shows for 6+ hours which freaking awesome!

The Balm Frat Boy Blush (3)


The texture is extremely finely milled and packed. It blends smoothly and looks very natural. The best part is that there are absolutely no fallouts!


I feel this blush will work on every skin tone warm or cool since its got the right balance of warm and cool undertones. Its perfect for all skin types even for dry skinned beauties since it does not accentuate dry patches nor does it bring out open pores so yay for oily to combi skins as well :) Its one of my HG blushes at the moment and I am so eyeing the rest of the range from The Balm. Oh and it can also be used as an eyeshadow!!! So def a versatile product :)

The Balm Frat Boy Blush swatch 2

The Balm Frat Boy Blush swatches

Pros of Frat Boy Blush:

-> Beautiful peachy pink shade which will suit all skin tones and all skin types
-> Absolutely matte shade with no shimmer at all
-> Blends effortlessly
-> Fantastic pigmentation
-> Extremely finely milled texture with visible zero fallout
-> Cute and attractive packaging
-> Comes with a mirror
-> Fantastic staying power of 8+ hours
-> Looks very natural
-> Comes in whopping of 8.5 gms!!
-> Can be used as eyeshadow as well :)
-> Paraben free

The Balm Frat Boy Blush (1)

Cons of Frat Boy Blush:

-> Availability is the only con here

IMBB Rating:

4.5 out of 5


Retails for 21$ in US, I got for 65 RM and comes in 8.5 gms

Do I recommend Frat Boy Blush?

Yes Yes Yes!! If you love matte blushes then this is a must-have for you!!!

Hope you all liked the review, until next time tc and stay beautiful :)


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{ 45 comments… read them below or add one }

Nafisa Ali January 14, 2013 at 6:08 pm

Love it! M such a hugd of emily too.. Love her.. Checked out her face awards recently? Her awards r so amazing! Luv ur review girl, u make me wanna purchase this ASAP! so many brands r missin in india n hyd :(


Nafisa Ali January 14, 2013 at 6:58 pm

Moderation :(


Parita January 14, 2013 at 7:13 pm

u moderation…pls rescue :(


neha January 14, 2013 at 7:09 pm

me too luv emily and this is soooooo cute congos on this
so many men so lil time ๐Ÿ˜›


Parita January 14, 2013 at 7:14 pm

yeah that line is soooo cute na ๐Ÿ˜€ i love the packaging <3


Poo January 14, 2013 at 7:24 pm

Such a flirtyy packaging.. I loveddd itt.. so little time so many boyss..hihiih..


Parita January 14, 2013 at 7:25 pm

yeah i too adore the packging..its so much girly hihi :)


Shweta A January 14, 2013 at 7:38 pm

such a nice shade and so cute packaging…


Parita January 14, 2013 at 7:59 pm

thanks shweta…def a must check out :)


esha January 14, 2013 at 8:11 pm

I love it!! ๐Ÿ˜€ why can’t we have the good things in India! :'(


Parita January 15, 2013 at 7:35 am

I know :(


Natasha (Nats) January 14, 2013 at 8:16 pm

Balm has the most amazing blushes and the packaging is too cute :) …. i love cabana boy along with frat boy… sad we don’t get these products here… :(


Parita January 15, 2013 at 7:51 am

I so wanna get all of them ๐Ÿ˜€


poorva January 14, 2013 at 8:25 pm

loved the packaging ๐Ÿ˜€ so many men, so little time hahah ๐Ÿ˜€ loved it ๐Ÿ˜‰
even the colour is very pretty n girly :) would love to get it if i get the opportunity :)


Parita January 15, 2013 at 7:53 am

definitely check it out if you ever get time :)


Pooh January 14, 2013 at 8:40 pm

I love the packing it vry hot :p


Parita January 15, 2013 at 7:57 am

I agree ๐Ÿ˜€


Nidhi January 14, 2013 at 9:28 pm

Parii woow.. i want to lay my hands on TB products asap :-) .. what a puruuttyyy color :-) .. i can buy this just for the packaginggggg :-) so lovely :-) .. amazing blush and nice review :-)


Parita January 15, 2013 at 8:29 am

thanks a lot nidhi..m glad you liked it :)


Zohra January 14, 2013 at 9:30 pm

I got this couple of days back and im soo in love with it..I also have the Mary lou highlighter which is the best highlighter ive used soo far. ๐Ÿ˜€


Parita January 15, 2013 at 8:32 am

I so agree Zohra..the balm products are amazing!


Mamta Sharma Das January 14, 2013 at 10:28 pm

Gosh ! how cute the vintage packaging is ! absolutely loved it. buuuhuuuuu i want it here in india as clue where to get it


Parita January 15, 2013 at 8:39 am

its unfortunately not available in india right can try online


Devie January 14, 2013 at 10:32 pm

The Balm products always remind me of Benefit Cosmetics, with their funny names and fun packaging :) This one reminds me of Benefit’s Coralista.
Great review, Parita and awesome photos and swatches :)


Parita January 15, 2013 at 8:41 am

thanks a lot Devie..i agree their packaging does seem similar to benefit but with 1/2 the price ๐Ÿ˜€


Devie January 14, 2013 at 10:33 pm

The Balm products always remind me of Benefit Cosmetics, with their funny names and fun packaging This one reminds me of Benefitโ€™s Coralista.
Great review, Parita and awesome photos and swatches :)


Parita January 15, 2013 at 8:43 am

thanks devie :)


sweta January 14, 2013 at 11:13 pm

will look for this if I can get it some how :) thanks for the Review parita !!


Parita January 15, 2013 at 8:44 am

welcome sweta :)


jhanvi January 14, 2013 at 11:20 pm

hey parita!!! bit out of context but inglot pigments are not available online na???


Parita January 15, 2013 at 8:45 am

they are available online jhanvi :)


Roshini January 14, 2013 at 11:31 pm

awesome review parita :)
TB has such cute packaging….
waiting for them to come to indis, siiiiiggghhhhhh :(


Parita January 15, 2013 at 8:49 am

๐Ÿ˜€ thanks Roshni!


Aruna January 15, 2013 at 2:48 am

Haww! Everyone is getting awesome stuff from their hubby dearests. Now I too want a hubby dearest!


Parita January 15, 2013 at 8:50 am

hehe do what I did :) before bday or anniversary take hubby to shop n specifically shpw the products which you want ๐Ÿ˜€


Aruna January 15, 2013 at 3:00 pm

No no.. I meant I’m not married yet but wouldn’t mind getting a hubby who pampers you by showering your fav gifts ๐Ÿ˜‰


Parita January 15, 2013 at 5:43 pm

oh ..okie ๐Ÿ˜€


Bhumika January 15, 2013 at 3:06 am

Such a lovely shade !


Parita January 15, 2013 at 8:50 am

thanks bhumika :)


Supriya January 15, 2013 at 6:35 am

Very similar packaging to Benefit ….. I love shopping at Sasa/…u r very lucky Paritha hubby knows exactly what you like as gifts :)


Parita January 15, 2013 at 8:51 am

hehe thanks Supriya..oh no he doesnt I had showed him exactly what all I want ๐Ÿ˜€


supriya January 15, 2013 at 3:05 pm

he he that was a very clever trick I should try it


Parita January 15, 2013 at 5:43 pm



Rama January 15, 2013 at 8:07 am

its a beautiful sahde Pari..and I like the packing a lot..
And i saw ur haul post thru this review ..wooow..u got all those stuffs gifted ??
gr8 :)


Parita January 15, 2013 at 8:51 am

:) thanks Rama


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