The Balm Frat Boy Blush

5 October 2014

The Balm Frat Boy Blush L'amour Josie Review
Ladies and gentlemen, say hello to my new favourite blusher. The Balm's Frat Boy Blush was an impromptu Walgreens purchase, but it has become the blush that I've used constantly for the last four months. I'd read several reviews of Frat Boy before I added it to my collection, and had seen it described as everything from a coral shade, to a peach, to a bold pink. I was intrigued to see how this blusher would work out for me, and drawn in by the packaging.

Housed in sturdy cardboard with a decent sized mirror and the usual vintage design that I've come to know and love from the Balm, Frat Boy is the ideal suits everyone blush. On my skin, it actually looks to be quite a deep pink shade, which adds a really natural flush to my cheeks. Frat Boy is a beautiful colour blusher, and I can't imagine a skin tone which this wouldn't look great on. It has a hint of shimmer in the pan, but this isn't noticeable once applied. I usually stick to peachy pink blushers for Spring/Summer, and have more plum toned cheeks in Autumn/Winter, but this pink is pretty enough to be worn all year round.

After initially being drawn in by the colour of this blush and the quirky packaging, what really impressed me about Frat Boy was the quality of the product. Even after months of use, it still feels buttery soft to swatch. This is a very finely milled, highly pigmented blusher (you really only need to use the smallest amount), which I'd say is easily comparable to my favourite NARS blushers. I'd definitely recommend Frat Boy to everyone, and can't wait to get my hands on a couple more products from the Balm.
The Balm Frat Boy Blush L'amour Josie Swatch Review


  1. This is a lovely warm colour - perfect for Autumn :)

    Josie xoxo | Fashion Mumblr

  2. i wanted to get my hands on frat boy for such a long time, the color seems so amazing.

  3. I've heard so much about this blush! I haven't tried anything by theBalm yet even though their products are quite readily available where I live. I'll have to check them out. xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

  4. This looks so lovely! The colour is so soft, but also warm enough for winter!
    Mandeville Sisters

  5. Been after this for so long!!

    Ah, so jealous.


  6. I love this blusher! x


  7. I recently bought my 1st theBalm product, which was Mary Lou Manizer and I'm in love! Will definitely try more stuff from the brand. x | Instagram

  8. I've never even heard of The Balm before, apparently it's not sold at my local Walgreens ): I definitely want to try this blush though, it looks gorgeous!

  9. This is the one that I want from the Balm's range! I'm pleased to hear it's such amazing quality :) x

    Jasmine // Magpie Jasmine // My Blog Giveaway


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