Once I babysat this adorable little girl who somehow knew the lyrics to that Kelis song, Milkshake…and she also took them to heart.
She believed that milkshakes would literally bring all the boys to the yard, and since she also believed that all boys were yucky, she swore to never have a milkshake.
Hahaha! From the mouths of babes…
That’s what I thought of this morning when I pulled out theBalm’s new $21 Cabana Boy Blush. Like the milkshake of the makeup world, it’s also supposed to bring all the boys to the yard.
In a manner of speaking. theBalm claims that this pigmented, warm rosy pink, with its hint of plum, will have the boys (or girls) attending to your every whim.
After a week or so wearing it off and on, I’m still waiting on Ryan Gosling’s offer to braid my hair and carry my purse.
But the other men in my life do seem more attentive…
I was wearing Cabana Boy on my cheeks the other day when El Hub said that he liked my makeup (please note: once it took this man two weeks to notice that I’d dyed my hair pink), and Tabs hasn’t voiced any concerns.
It has a warmth to it that I like, but I think the plummy tones also make it wearable for cool-toned gals.
Another plus: it lasts through the day. No touchup necessary.
I’d call it darned near perfect if it were a little easier to blend into my bronzer and foundation. Just takes a couple extra swipes.
Oh, and perhaps because of how much pigment it contains, it can emphasize any flaky parts, so use a light touch if you have extra dry skin.
PRICE: $21 for a 0.3-ounce pan
AVAILABILITY: Available now at theBalm counters and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,