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Looking for a two-in-one blush and shadow with a pinker hue? Try theBalm®’s downBOY.

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We’ve never been satisfied with basic blushes. Too often, they look amazing in the compact but leave behind flat streaks of color. Not so with this peachy pink powder, which has a subtle infusion of golden shimmer to give off a 3-D effect. It also works as a shadow and highlighter, letting you achieve pinup-worthy results with just one product. And did we mention that the cute mirror compact will look right at home in your purse?

How it Works

This illuminating powder is one of the most flattering blush, highlighter, and shadow combos we’ve ever come across. It combines subtle color with light-reflecting silica particles to give us the peachy keen complexions we’ve always wanted. Wear it on your cheeks, your lids, and wherever you want to add a dose of shimmery warmth.

How to Use

Sweep up a small amount of powder with a blush brush, and brush on the apples of your cheeks and your cheekbones. Next, use a shadow brush or the pads of your fingers to apply the pigment as a shadow. Feel free to add a touch to your jawline, the bridge of your nose, or anywhere else the light strikes (we promise the results will be stunning).

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Love this color
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I've tried several of these blushes, and this one works best with my complexion -- very natural color, and, as with all of the Balm products, you don't need very much, so it will last a long time.

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Blush
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This is a great product. One of the most natural blending blushes with staying power I have found. The color is amazing. Very flattering and natural looking. No streaking. Nice big generous size will last for a long time. Love the packaging. So cute everyone comments on it.

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Bold
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On my days when I'm feeling the normal blush just won't do, I pull out this sample. The golden shimmer is lovely, but it does seem to pick up more minor skin imperfections than a less shiny shadow would.

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This color is perfect!
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I have pale skin and blonde hair, and I have to say this color is amazing! I don't really ever wear blush, but as eyeshadow, this is amazing! I can (and do) use it as my base color and/or my highlight color depending on how fancy I'm getting with my eyes. It's subtle enough to pop my eyes without over powering my face. Beautiful!

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The perfect blush
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I fell in love with this product when I received a sample! It's a gorgeous peachy-pink with gold shimmer that gives my fair skin a healthy glow without being obvious or streaky. I'm not a fan of pink eyeshadows so I use it as a blush only. It builds well and doesn't look caked on. Great for everyday use.

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perfect pink
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I became a fan of theBalm blush after receiving a sample in a monthly Birchbox, and bought the full size soon afterwards. I really love how it looks on my cheeks- adds a natural pink glow. I was worried, since I have some pink from rosacea to begin with- this helped my skin tone look more natural. Soft shimmer is a plus to. I have since purchased other theBalm blushes, but this one remains one of my favorites. Bonus- the packaging is compact, and has a mirror. Great for travel.

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Fair skin success!
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I'm a fair skin, redhead so it takes me a few try's to find a product that matches my skin tone and looks natural. This stuff is so versatile and I'm thrilled that I was able to test it first thanks to a monthly box. It adds warmth to my red undertones without adding to the redness, thank goodness!!

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Beautiful color!
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I use this all-in-one blush as a shadow highlighter and blush. It gives a great golden shimmer and never streaks. It blends perfectly and easily every time I use it.

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LOVE!
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I LOVE LOVE LOVE this powder. I'm quite pale, and this shadow is the perfect, summery, peachy, bronze color - and it doesn't look orange on me!

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Won't be without!
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Finally a go-to blush color I can use all year 'round and it always looks FAB! FYI: I have olive skin-tone and tan easily. I hate wearing makeup in the summer months if I don't have to, but if I'm going out, this is just enough color with my natural tan to do the trick :)

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