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Naturally flushed, rosy cheeks are a great way to look fresh and healthy. Streaky, glaring cheeks are a great way to look clownish. Avoid the latter with theBalm® cosmetics’ InStain® Long-Wearing Powder Staining Blush. The buildable formula comes in a range of skin-flattering, natural-looking hues and stands up to heat and humidity.
My skin: fair/light, neutral undertones.
I went back and forth for a long time trying to decide which color to go with. Toile ended up being great. Not too cool or too warm. I only needed a tiny bit--this is very pigmented.
The Balm is my new favorite. I love this blush. It's natural looking, easy to put on, and I cannot rave enough about their products!!!5
Oh I love this little blush so much. The color is just lovely and the size is small enough to just throw in your purse for the day. The top flap is possibly magnetized so it stays closed and keeps the color powder from escaping and staining.5
I ordered the balm's Instain in Pinstripe recently, and I have to say that this is my best purchase in a long while. You see, my skin tends to soak up blush/cheek color. I don't know if that makes sense, but powder blushes look great for the first two hours of the work day. However, by the third hour, my cheel color starts fading. I've tried other cheek stains and they typically only give an extra two hours of blush life. But when I got a hold of this, the Instain actually kept me blushing and gave me a flirty flush for the entire work day! A bonus is the ease of applying this. I'm so used to powder blushes that this powder stain was a breeze to apply. Unlike the waxy or liquidy cheek stains that sometimes appear streaky on me, the powder form of Instain was def a bonus! I have the Pinstripe color, a plum-y color that compliments my skin tone, tanned or not. And it will work well as we transition to fall. Oh one more thing, I also use it as a lip stain...and it gives a beautiful color. I start with a lip balm first and, then with my finger, dab into the color and apply on my lips. The color stays longer than regular lpstick!5
I received this in my BIRCHBOX months ago and purchased full size after in a different shade. Love it!! And it lasts forever..you don't need much. I've even used on my lips with gloss over it. Definitely recommend :-)5
I fell in love with this staining blush when I received a sample. A little goes a long way. I've been using the small sample DAILY for MONTHS and it will probably last another 6 months. (I ordered a full size today). This is a solid, powder blush that can be applied with a brush. Unlike other products I have tried, this blush does not stir up a messy cloud of dust when applied. The color lasts all day...even my crazy pants 17 hour days!5
This is a great blush, I'm still using my sample but I plan on buying the full size soon! It blends really well and I have VERY sensitive and I have found it doesn't irritate my skin or clog my pores at all.5
I tend to have a lot of issues with blush never blending well with my skin but I found this blush to not be too pink and make me look like a 60 year old lady who can't see well during her makeup application. I also find that the blush applies well and also tends to last the day and keeps me from looking washed out. All in all it was flattering and could take me from work in the morning to happy hour in the evening.5
I received this in one of my first Birchbox boxes and still use it today. Lasts all day, great color and a cute little package. One of my favorite Birchbox products to date.5
This product is one of those, a little goes a long way. The sample size is small but a little dab will do you. It's a great color for night, too strong during the day. Love this brand.5