The Balm Instain Blush In Houndstooth – Review & swatches

The Balm Instain Blush In Houndstooth – Review & swatches

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 Sara Hassan , 11 Comments

Would you look at the packaging? It’s soooo freakin’ cute!

Instain Blush In Houndstooth
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.

The Balm Instain Blush In Houndstooth
The Balm Instain Blush In Houndstooth
The Balm Instain Blush In Houndstooth - Swatch
The Balm Instain Blush In Houndstooth - Applied
My thoughts
For me it’s a gorgeous pink mauve blush that I can wear every day. On the website, it appeared a bit deeper but in reality it looks light and leans more towards pink. I think this color would look absolutely beautiful on medium skin tones. I, for one, am a fan.

Houndstooth doesn’t contain visible shimmer and appears matte. I am extremely impressed with its texture. The powder feels soft and silky to the touch and blends like a dream. Moreover, the pigmentation is just wow! I would suggest keeping a light hand during application for you can easily overdo it. So far, I haven’t experienced any major fall-out issues with this. The staying power is also quite remarkable – lasts around five hours on a hot, sweaty day.

Overall, it’s my new favorite color along with my Tarte blush in Exposed. LOVE IT!

You might like it if…
  • It’s very soft and easy to blend
  • You think it’s extremely pigmented
  • You think it’s long lasting
You might not like it if…
  • You go overboard with application
  • You think it’s pricey
My rating

The Balm Instain Blush is priced at PKR 2700 and can be purchased online through the website. If you live in Pakistan, you can also get it through Makeup & Accessories.

What do you think about it? Have you tried it yet?

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  1. I've been eyeing this in "Toile" for quite a time but alas! So Expensive!

  2. Sarah....clap clap clap, this one is amazing, crazy pigmentation and love the way you have blended it :) adorable mashAllah!

  3. Excellent review sara!
    Which foundation r u wearing in the swatch? ? Its mind blowing

  4. This is such a soft and subtle colour, perfect for barely there makeup looks. I need to check the instain blushes on the next the balm sale. ;) x

  5. I've heard so many good things and have seen how beautiful they are! I love this natural shade! I totally need to treat myself to at least one!

  6. Nicely reviewed Sara the blush looks nice on you :)

  7. Lovely shade of Pink , i do agree.Not saying i would pay 2700 for it but still seems like a nice product.Thanks for sharing :-)

  8. Sara which base r u using in the swatches..its amazing?,

    1. I am wearing Bourjois 123 perfect foundation in 54 Beige :) x

  9. Love the review.such a pretty colour, and you've blended it so beautifully
    What's your secret? It's definitely on my Eid List now


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