Instain Blush by the Balm – My First Impression!

Hey guys!

Today I have a blush review that I love to share it with you all. It’s the up and coming brand called The Balm. Most of you may have heard of this company as they are creating and coming up with new and exciting products. Bear in mind that this blushes are not new to their lineup but worth sharing.

So, are you as excited as I am now before I reveal what I’m going to do on my first impression?


Instain blushes

I ordered these Instain blushes by thebalm and I fell head over heels on these ones. I received them in my mail a couple of days ago and inside the package are two beautiful matte finish blushes and an amazing satin finish blush. I ordered 3 different color shades for this review. They’re available in six lovely shades for all seasons and skin tones. You can order online at the balm or also check out at Amazon, ebay and nordstrom.

Two are of matte finishing and the other are satin finish. These blushes comes with a sturdy cardboard packaging that’s not bulky at all and a good size mirror. Each blush has a unique photo of a retro/vintage woman in front. I’m sucker for cute packaging and I just love how cute they are. Inside in the pan are these beautiful blushes.

instain the balm

closed up instain

Pinstripe is of plum toned and the texture is soft and blend-able. Net wt: 0.20 oz for $22.00 at thebalm. Beautiful satin finish for medium to dark skin. It gives pretty coverage and a little goes along way.

argyle blush

color shade

Spring color (Argyle) is of soft petal pink with a matte finish. It’s a little bit lighter in shade that I expected and a little powdery. The texture is soft and smooth. Once you’ve blended it well, this blush will look dashing. If you have pale skin, this shade will look pretty on fair skin toned.

lace blush

lace shade

Lace is of bright pink with a matte finish. The shade does popped out better for me on swatches than the argyle which is a paler pink in my opinion. All three blushes are intensely pigmented and they’re blend-able. Since they’re so pigmented, it’s better to gradually built up the color. If you’re looking for some shade to look fresh and cheerful, Lace is the perfect choice.

color swatches pic

I highly recommend these blushes for its high pigmentation, color pay-off and long wear time. Overall, I love these Instain Blushes and I know they’re going to keep me busy for awhile dolling up!

What do you think of this Instain blush by theBalm? Will you pick them up?

Thank you for reading.

Sharon xoxo

Top 5 Tuesday Favorite Blushes

Top 5 Fave blushes blog


Hi friends! Today, I would like to talk about my Top 5 FAVORITE BLUSHES which I picked up from the drugstores.cI love blushes since it make a pale face looking fresh and bright. It really make a dull day seems happier. It works for me everytime when I feel down these beauties knows how to cheer my face up.

maybelline blushinside maybelline blush

Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush in 10 – Pink Frosting

Essence Kalinka blush

  Inside Kalinka

Essence Kalinka Blush in 01 – East Side Story

revlon blush

inside revlon blush

Revlon Powder Blush with Brush in 010 – Classy Coral

nyx blush 

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NYX Blush in 21 – Copper
elf blush inside elf

E.L.F. Blush in Mellow Mauve

color swatches of blushes

Color swatches of the Top 5 Blushes

Maybelline Dream Bouncy blush is also one of my favorite blush of all time. I had this for a while already and finally I got the chance to show case it as my Top 5. Yes it has those bouncy effect which I find it quite cool. This is a cream blusher that is so lightweight to powder form. It has a beautiful colour payoff and so a little goes a long way.

This little gem – Essence Kalinka blush. Believe it or not I got this for only $2.00 on liquidation sale. I simply love the cute and adorable Russian doll theme packaging that drew me to grab it. But I did find it quite pigmented and soft. It blends in quite well and it has a matte finish. Not too bad for a $2 bucks blusher.

Revlon Blush in 010 Classy Coral is a rich, quite pigmented and so wonderful soft when applying. The texture is soft and it blends pretty nicely. One thing to note is that the color of this Classy Coral which I picked has a very soft and light tone to it. So, lots of blending required for a fresh looking cheek. Good news is that the color is buildable so it works for me. There are 9 color shades available!

NYX blush is one of my everyday blusher after I started using it. It’s very pigmented, creamy texture feel eventhough it is a powder blush. Has a shimmery effect too.  It creates a really natural glow when I applied it on my apple cheek.  It glides so smoothly and I absolutely love this blusher. By the way, I got mine in copper for an autumn look. Available in 24 gorgeous and radiant colors!

Last but not least is my E.L.F. blusher. It has a silky finish which blends pretty well on my skin. The formula is silky to touch. It has a tiny, subtle amount of shimmer to it which gives off a natural looking glow. Average pigments and good value for money. I got mine at Target.

What is your favorite blusher from the drugstore?

Thanks for reading guys!
Sharon xoxo