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