Friday, March 13, 2015

The Balm Instain Blush In Houndstooth – Review & swatches

The Balm Instain Blush In Houndstooth 

The Balm Instain Blush In Houndstooth

If you follow my blog , You would know that I am a HUGE pink/mauve blush fan. I am naturally drawn to anything in general and honest when I saw the glimpse of Instain Blush In Houndstooth, I knew I had to have it.

The Balm Instain Blush In HoundstooththeBalm’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.

No one can ignore the uber cute packaging to instain blushes. These come in a super cute magazine- themed packaging. It opens just like a magazine and have a magnetic closure. The huge mirror inside is an added bonus .

The Balm Instain Blush In Houndstooth described as a “mauve.” It’s a medium-dark pink-mauve with a satin finish .It has a matte finish with an incredibly creamy powder texture which makes application so easy. It is really easy to blend. The formula is really pigmented, so I will suggest applying it with light hand, I use my RT blush brush, tab the excess and reapply if required. I love blushes with some good staying power and this baby doesn’t disappoint.  I applied in the afternoon and I came back home around 9 pm and I could still see it intact.They last and stay vibrant all day on my oily skin without retouching.

The Balm Instain Blush In Houndstooth - Swatch
The Balm Instain Blush In Houndstooth

The Balm Instain Blush In Houndstooth

The Balm Instain Blush In Houndstooth
Pros :
  • Pigmented and Soft texture .
  • Beautiful shade ,which will suit medium skintone.
  • Packaging is uber cute and easy to carry around and travel with.
  • Staying power is very impressive
  • Fades evenly
  • No shimmers in the blush . A beautiful satin finish

Cons :
  • tendency to go overboard with the colour if not applied carefully
  • Bit  pricey
  • They are not easily available in Pakistan

OVERALL : It is a beautiful blush, I would say perfect for days , when you want minimal makeup but want a nice pop of color on your cheeks. It’s a  a soft and subtle colour, and will go with  almost any look you create . 

Price & Availability : theBalm Houndstooth Instain Long-Wearing Staining Powder Blush costs $22.00 and be ordered through or you can pre-order through any facebook pages like Makeup and accessories, HASH etc


  1. Such a nice color.

  2. This is so beautiful! I love theBalm's packaging. x

  3. I love the colour! Great review :) I just keep hearing that the packaging is a bit delicate and I don't feel like spending money on something that could so easily :( If it were a little easier on the pocket I would be getting it right now

  4. Loved your review!!!I have also tried jo's product and also reviewed jos chocolate scrub n whitening soap in my blog ,hope you ll enjoy it .chao


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