TheBalm Instain Long-Wearing Powder Staining Blush Review
Have you heard about TheBalm new cheeks product, Instain blush?
It was launched April 1st, last month and has been everywhere ever since.
This product carries 6 shades: Argyle, Lace, Toile, Houdstooth, Swiss Dot and Pin Stripe.
The company's describe Instain blush as:
theBalm’s long-wearing, STAINING powder blush is a fashion must have! With six shades, perfect for all seasons and skin tones, it will give your cheeks color that won’t quit.
I purchased Lace, Argyle, Pinstripe and Toile.
Claims to be long wearing and staining, i must say i was very curious with Instain blushes and i had a high expectation of them. I was very excited when they came, because the colors on the pan are just pretty and bright.
Instain blush, just like the Boy and Mama series, come in cardboard packaging with a paper sleeves and a mirror inside. And the design is very cute, women in various skin tones, dressed in vintage outfits (1920-ish maybe?) I like it more than the Boy and Mama series.
Let's take a look at them a little closer :)
the swatches on my hand
Well i must say i really like these blushes.
The packaging are cute, the colors in the pan are pretty, the pigmentation and staying power is amazing.
Some of them do stain, yes, but only if i apply them a lot. which kinda impossible with that kind of pigmentation. And since i need only a little amount of product for both of my cheeks, it will take forever until i need to buy the new ones, yay.
My only issue is the application. Because of the pigmentation, application is tricky. After some experiments with Tarte & Real Techniques blush brushes and my fingers, for me the best tool to apply these blushes is CQ flat top brush, from makeuptoolshop. It also requires a light handed application and a lottttttt of blending movements. Blend, blend, blend, blend !
And here's how they look on my face, minus Pinstripe. I forgot to take selca when i wore Pinstripe. Will do a special FOTD with Pinstripe next time :D
If you haven't got yourself TheBalm Instain blush, i highly recommended you to at least have 1 or 2.
I regret why i didn't buy Swiss Dot also, i just saw the swatch and it's a pretty orange blush. I think i will buy it too soon :)
Until next post ladies :)