Review: the Balm Balm Desert Bronzer/Blush

Good morning!

I have another quick review for you guys today.

I received a sample of the Balm’s Balm Desert Bronzer/Blush in my July Birchbox.

I will leave the link to my Birchbox post in case you missed it.

July Birchbox

The full size version of this product retails for $21.

Here is the description:

Dive right into theBalm’s latest sun-kissed must-have…Balm Desert®. This blush and bronzer is specially formulated to be long-wearing and fade-resistant.

In the pan this looks like a cool toned, mid-brown bronzer.  But once swatched on my skin, I could see a hint of red to it.

Because it has a hint of red, it made a terrible contouring bronzer (at least on me).
The good news is that it doesn’t have any shimmer so it could be used to contour.  It does give skin that nice “glow” though.

As a blush though, it worked fantastically!  I loved the way it looked-especially when I was going for a more natural/yet look at my summer glow look.

It worked a lot better than other bronzed blushes I’ve tried.

The powder is very finely milled which makes it feel very silky and smooth and is great for blending out on your skin.  The only downside is the fact that it does kick up a lot of product and makes a bit of a mess on the packaging.

It is definitely long wearing too.  It does fade somewhat throughout the day, but not terribly.  I was shocked at the end of the day when I could still see product.

I have also been using this as an eyeshadow and love it!  I love mid toned reddish brown tones placed in my crease so this works perfectly for me!

Overall, I do like this product.  I don’t know if I would actually purchase the full size simply because I would only be using it as a blush.

If you have any recommendations on similar products let me know.  I would love to try out more bronzer/blush products!

Have a beautiful and wonderful day!

xoxo Lizzie♥


4 Comments Add yours

  1. Sounds like a great blush:) I’ve never tried a bronzer/blush though…I’ll have to look for one!

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    1. It’s the first one I’ve ever tried! It didn’t work as a bronzer for me but I do love using it for blush and eyeshadow!!

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  2. plus+beauty27 says:

    I really liked this bronzer but I’ve used it as an eyeshadow since the sample is so small lol. 🙂

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    1. That’s why I started doing it too. I don’t understand why they make it so small and expect us to use it as a bronzer! Lol. My brush won’t even fit in there. Oh well!!! 🙂

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