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

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theBalm Instain Long-Wearing Powder Staining Blush in Swiss Dot

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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 Swiss Dot–a coral-peach.

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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

TheBalm describes Swiss Dot as a peach color, but the shade is much more orange than a plain peach color. Swiss Dot is richly pigmented and bold. It requires only a light tap of the brush to get a noticeable flush to the cheeks. This powder leaves a nearly matte finish on the skin. This would be a beautiful shade on darker skin and works well on light skin too, applied softly.

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 Swiss Dot Box

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theBalm Instain Long-Wearing Powder Staining Blush in Swiss Dot

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theBalm Instain Long-Wearing Powder Staining Blush in Swiss Dot Box

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theBalm Instain Long-Wearing Powder Staining Blush in Swiss Dot

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theBalm Instain Long-Wearing Powder Staining Blush in Swiss Dot

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theBalm Instain Long-Wearing Powder Staining Blush in Swiss Dot Swathces: 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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