My love for theBalm products grows with each new purchase, but something unexpected happened recently.
I don’t have a soft neutral pink blush in my collection so Down Boy, described as a “baby pink,” sounded like an obvious choice from theBalm. Upon receiving it, however, I was surprised to find something far from “baby pink.”
Anyone else in love with the pattern around the mirror?
Let’s take a closer look at the color.
I had a lighter and softer pink in mind. In the pan, Down Boy is about one whole shade deeper than I expected. But the swatch? A complete shock.
When worn, Down Boy looks more playful than sophisticated. It is far cooler than I anticipated and carries a slight lavender undertone. While this blush is a gorgeous color and wears beautifully, I am disappointed. And here’s why:
Flamingo doesn’t have the subtle lavender tone to it, but otherwise the two are identical. I’m still on the hunt for a baby pink, but for now I need to start wearing Flamingo on a regular basis if I’m ever going to use it up before wearing Down Boy.
Have you ever been excited to purchase something only to realize it’s not what you expected?