Saturday, September 7th, 2013

theBalm Swiss Dot Instain Long-Wearing Staining Powder Blush
theBalm Swiss Dot Instain Long-Wearing Staining Powder Blush

theBalm Swiss Dot Instain Long-Wearing Staining Powder Blush ($22.00 for 0.20 oz.) is described as a “peach.” It’s a medium-dark orange with subtle red undertones and a matte finish. Chanel Presage is similar but a cream product. NARS Gilda is slightly pinker. MAC Early Morning is a touch more muted. MAC Out for Fun is slightly redder and brighter, also a cream product. Guerlain Peach Boy #1 is pinker/redder. Chanel Frivole is slightly lighter. See comparison swatches.

It’s intensely pigmented with rich color payoff. The texture is soft and finely-milled without being powdery. It does have a tendency to cling to the skin almost immediately, so I highly recommend applying over totally dry/set foundation (if it is liquid/cream) with a light hand and patting, then blending. You may consider lightly dusting cheeks with a finishing or setting powder and then applying the blush, because this will help it blend better. Even on bare skin, it sometimes would stick where it landed, and it would be difficult to blend out. Swiss Dot wore well, though, for eight and a half hours, and after ten hours of wear, it started looking patchy, so it lives up to its long-wearing claim.

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Swiss Dot

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It's intensely pigmented with rich color payoff. The texture is soft and finely-milled without being powdery. It does have a tendency to cling to the skin almost immediately, so I highly recommend applying over totally dry/set foundation (if it is liquid/cream) with a light hand and patting, then blending.

Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

8.5/10

Longevity

9.5/10

Application

4/5

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theBalm Swiss Dot Instain Long-Wearing Staining Powder Blush
theBalm Swiss Dot Instain Long-Wearing Staining Powder Blush

theBalm Swiss Dot Instain Long-Wearing Staining Powder Blush
theBalm Swiss Dot Instain Long-Wearing Staining Powder Blush

theBalm Swiss Dot Instain Long-Wearing Staining Powder Blush
theBalm Swiss Dot Instain Long-Wearing Staining Powder Blush

theBalm Swiss Dot Instain Long-Wearing Staining Powder Blush
theBalm Swiss Dot Instain Long-Wearing Staining Powder Blush

theBalm Swiss Dot Instain Long-Wearing Staining Powder Blush
theBalm Swiss Dot Instain Long-Wearing Staining Powder Blush

theBalm Swiss Dot Instain Long-Wearing Staining Powder Blush
theBalm Swiss Dot Instain Long-Wearing Staining Powder Blush

theBalm Swiss Dot Instain Long-Wearing Staining Powder Blush
theBalm Swiss Dot Instain Blush (with Tarina Tarantino Kanzashi eyeliner)

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29 thoughts on “theBalm Swiss Dot Instain Long-Wearing Powder Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Susan

    Gorgeous blush! And I absolutely LOVE your eye look! You are the queen of blue/tealish liners. I really need to pick up some of those Tarina Tarantino pencils liners.

  2. Adhishree

    This colour is SOOOO gorgeous on you Christine! Can’t go wrong with a dusty peachy pink.

  3. Pretty color, but I already own one of the dupes you listed. I’m serious, your dupes and comparisons save me from owning too many of the same shades!

    • YAY! <3

      Sometimes it can look ridiculous – like you’ll see a palette, then see all the dupes, and it’s like seeing the palette repeated in five different ways, lol!

  4. Exquizeet

    Hi Christine, that blush looks amazing on you. It looks intensely pigmented. I love how you matched your eyeliner to your earings and your t-shirt. Hvae you stopped posting the “What you’re wearing” column. I enjoyed reading it and I can’t seem to find it at the bottom of your posts anymore. By the way, what eyeliner are you wearing?

    • Hey Exquizeet!

      If you mean the Saturday post, it’s on hiatus until we can figure out a better way to get readers to interact as well as highlight readers who have submitted looks to MyTemptalia :)

      I only post the FAQ for what I was wearing if I’m actually wearing something other than the product featured – due to readers’ feedback, I pretty much try to just wear mascara and whatever product is reviewed. With blush, I try to pick a neutral-ish shade that needs to be tested. For this post, I thought it’d be easier since it’s just one thing to include it right under the photo – Tarina Tarantino Kanzashi eyeliner! :)

  5. Catie

    TheBalm is one of my absolute favorite makeup brands, their blushes are just so soft and so highly pigmented. This one definitely looks like one I need to keep my eye out for!

  6. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Kelsey Elle

    Is there a way I can see all the A+ products together? …or do I just have to go through every review? xx

  7. Oooh look at the pigmentation, lovely! And with a name like that this blush is just destined to be mine :-) Go Switzerland!

  8. Erika

    I have all the Instain Blushes in 6 different colors. Best purchase ever! Will repurchase all of them in a heartbeat, IF I ever run out. :)

  9. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Melissa Melissa C

    I’m intrigued by the idea of a powder stain blush – but so far the colors aren’t anything I don’t already have and my powders tend to stay pretty well. Although you don’t have this swatched, I think this also looks very similar to Tarte’s Tipsy. And, I already have Out for Fun. I so appreciate the comparisons – I agree – it helps me save my pennies for something truly unique.

  10. I agree with all the lovely gals ..
    Your comparisions are the best part :) saved my hubby money too ….

    The blush is stunning on u n so is the eyeliner :)
    That 1000 watts smile is icing on cake :)

    I want these blushes badlyyyy but naah … only on offer hahha

  11. Swetha

    You look so freh and pretty. The blush looks amazing on you and it is blended so well. Can you ever look not so good ? :)

  12. That’s too cute! Such a gorgeous color.

  13. Mimi

    Do you think this will work on dark skin NW45?

  14. The pretty eyes are stealing the show! Nice blush, I own I won several of this shade.

  15. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Neha Neha

    Awesome, Awesome and so Awesome you look Christine! Love the combination of teal with it. Can you do a post (video will be great) of how to apply eyeliner on the waterline, your application looks beyond perfect always. Just see,how the black mascara and the teal eyeliner look so perfectly placed at their respective places.

  16. I have a sample size of the blush from Birchbox, and it’s pretty good! I love this shade for autumn!

  17. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of MissMagic CatWink

    Hi. How does it compare to ilamasqua rude and lover in color? Will it look good on pale skin NC10?
    Thanks to anyone who answers.