Review & Swatches: theBalm Instain Long-Wearing Powder Staining Blush in “Argyle”

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theBalm Instain Long-Wearing Powder Staining Blush in Argyle

Availability: theBalm
Price: $22.00

Company’s Description

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.

TheBlam’s newest cheek product is its Instain long-wearing blushes. These “staining” blushes come in six (6) different shades. This review is for the shade Argyle–a petal pink color.


Packaging: 9/10

This blush comes in sturdy, cardboard packaging. The compact flips open and stays closed via a magnet. Inside you’ll find a mirror. The compact also slides out of a paper sleeve.

Quality: 9.8/10

Argyle is a bright, petal pink shade. The powder has great pigmentation, requiring only a light tap of the brush to get a pink flush to the cheeks. This powder leaves a nearly matte finish on the skin.

The formula is neither creamy nor stiff. It blends smoothly out over the skin without being overly dusty or crumbly.

I don’t know about theBalm’s “staining” claim (which can only really be tested if you apply this directly to the skin, without moisturizer, sunscreen, or makeup underneath), but I do know that this color stays strong all day without having problems with fading or becoming patchy.

Ease of Use: 9.75/10

Other than needing to use a light hand to avoid looking clown-ish, application of this smooth blush is easy.

Price: 9/10

For $22.00 you get 0.2 ounces (5.5 grams) of product.

Final Grade

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theBalm Instain Long-Wearing Powder Staining Blush in Argyle

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theBalm Instain Long-Wearing Powder Staining Blush in Argyle

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theBalm Instain Long-Wearing Powder Staining Blush in Argyle Swatches: 1 & 2 Layers

Ingredients

Mica, Boron Nitride, Polyethylene, Silica, Isoeicosane, PTFE, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Synthetic Wax, Polyisobutene, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Kaolin, Dimethicone, Sodium Dehydroacetate. May contain [+/- Iron Oxides (CI77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Carmine (CI 75470)]


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3 Responses to Review & Swatches: theBalm Instain Long-Wearing Powder Staining Blush in “Argyle”

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  2. olivia says:

    Love your swatches. I think you have some information incorrect. I have all 6 shades and it has 5.5 grams or 0.2 oz of product as shown in your photos and the ingredients you listed is different from the ingredients on the packaging. I like that you do swatches with a brush so you can really see what it would look like on skin instead of doing a heavy swatch with your finger. Keep up the good work!

    • Allura says:

      Thank you for pointing that out! For some reason TheBalm has the incorrect information on their site. I will edit it to fix the numbers.

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