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

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theBalm Instain Long-Wearing Powder Staining Blush in Houndstooth

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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 Houndstooth–a mauve shade.


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

Houndstooth is a very pigmented mauve-pink shade that will work on a wide range of skin colors. It leaves a matte-velvet finish on the skin. You only need one (1) or, at most, two (2) layers of this color.

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. The powder blends smoothly over the skin.

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 Houndstooth

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theBalm Instain Long-Wearing Powder Staining Blush in Houndstooth

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theBalm Instain Long-Wearing Powder Staining Blush in Houndstooth

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theBalm Instain Long-Wearing Powder Staining Blush in Houndstooth

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theBalm Instain Long-Wearing Powder Staining Blush in Houndstooth

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theBalm Instain Long-Wearing Powder Staining Blush in HoundstoothSwatches: 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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