theBalm Instain Blush | Review

January 8, 2014

Hey girls, I’m back with another review! I recently purchased a few things from Hautelook, you can check my Beauty Haul here

Hautelook usually has some really good flash sales of some amazing brands, so when I saw theBalm was on there, I couldn’t pass it up. These blushes are quite pricey, but thankfully I found them for 50%, such a steal! 

Let’s get on with the review, shall we?

theBalm Instain Blush

-Left: Argyle, Right: Houndstooth-

Price: $22.00

Size: 0.23 oz

Colors: 6 Color Choices



          -Swiss Dot 




What the company says about the product: “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.”

Overall Application | I find that using a big powder brush is best for applying these blushes, mainly because they are SUPER pigmented! A little goes a long way, a light hand is a definite must when applying these gorgeous blushes!

Overall Color | The color is very true to the packaging and website swatches. I have 2 full size and 1 sample of the 6 shades, and all 3 of them are true to color. Very opaque and highly pigmented. Like I mentioned, I have 3 of the 6 shades, and all 3 are matte. By looking at the swatches online, the other 3 blushes also look matte.

Overall Packaging | Packaging is just like any other product from theBalm, it is a sturdy cardboard material, with the blush on one side and a decently sized mirror on the other. I find theBalm’s packaging to be super cute and creative, I like how they made the blushes look like a cover from a magazing, so adorable!

Overall Wear | These blushes are definitely “staining” blushes, they wear ALL day long without fading, and I have oily skin. 

Pros | Long-wearing

Great color variety

Great for travel

Cons | None.



 -Top: Argyle, Bottom: Houndstooth-
The swatches are with just one swipe of product.

Final Thoughts

Overall, I’m super pleased with my blushes! They are great for long days when you don’t have time to be reapplying makeup and perfect for oily skinned gals. They are not chalky, blend well, and are very nice and creamy. I honestly can’t find a fault with these blushes…they are perfect!

Will I Repurchase?

Absolutely YES! I want the rest of the blushes ASAP! I am a blush fanatic, so I cant wait to finish my Instain collection. I hope theBalm comes out with more colors in this collection, the formula is perfection!

I hope you ladies found this review helpful! Definitely keep an eye out for theBalm products on Hautelook, especially if these little gems are on there! 

I hope you are all having a lovely week! 

Until next time beauties!

-Daily Nuggets-

♥ This week has been one of the longest weeks…ever!
♥ Sophie Lou is snoring away in the background as I type. 
♥ The weather is finally starting to warm up, no more 20 degree weather!

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