Rave Review: theBalm InStain Blush in Lace and Toile8:17 AM
A few weeks back TheBalm had one of their online flash sales (50% off!) and I got the two InStain blushes I'd been eyeing, Lace and Toile. InStain is a line of "long-wearing powder staining blushes." To be honest, I don't notice the subtle differences in the colors of blush when worn. But I was was looking for something matte and these looked so pretty! I'm also very happy that these are available at Beauty Bar Philippines. Included in my order was a sachet of the Honey Face and Body Primer, which I will most likely use for my legs when I fly back home.
Above are all six shades from theBalm's website. It seems they've grouped the shades into "spring" and "fall" colors for fair, medium, and deep skin tones. Without noticing this, I purchased the shades for the medium tones, how perfect. Also, the borders match the blush name! ♥
Lace is a pink that looks scarily bright in the pan, but is very pretty and youthful when applied. It reminds me of my No7 marble blusher but more intense, and matte.
my previous review.
ProsGorgeous colors in a finely-milled very pigmented formula.
Adorable packaging -- I love!
NeutralA bit pricey but worth it, especially the price in Beauty Bar and with sales in the US.
theBalm InStain blushes have a full retail price of US $22 or an incredibly reasonable PhP 895 at Beauty Bar in the Philippines.