I really like the blushers from TheBalm and this is an excellent colour it really reminds me of NARS Sin. I have both and they look so similar except this is a touch less shimmery but both are gorgeous imo. This is an excellent Fall blush if you're looking for a plummy shade. Plus the amount of shimmer is minimal in that it gives a beautiful glow from your cheeks. It's highly pigmented and not chalky at all. You get a good amount of product and because it's so heavily pigmented it should last me a very long time. Also the colour does not budge so it lasts quite awhile.
Usually I wait for 1/2 off sales but this is worth the $$ because you get a great product. I also love the packaging very easy to use with a cute little mirror. Its great for travel and it's a great shade if you are looking for something similar to Sin or just want an awesome plum blush with a fine amount of shimmer, then this is for you. It would be lovely on fair and dark skin tones as well. Definitely Recommended!
This is so beautiful. I always wanted to get NARS Oasis, but I was always put off by the sparkle, but this is exactly what I wanted Oasis to be. It is really pigmented, but the gold sheen isn't overwhelming, it just gives it a glow, rather than making you look like you've overdone it with highlighter or have decided to wear frosty eyeshadow as blush. The colour is kind of in between berry and red, it doesn't have the same 'bruised' Oasis had when I swatched it.
It is really blendable, with one caveat- if your foundation isn't fully dry the moisture seems to activate the 'staining' quality of Instain blushes, which will make it darker and pinker (I think the staining pigment in this must be related to the staining pigment in the Maybelline tinted Baby Lips, and the MAC Sheen Supreme Lipglass Tints). If your foundation is dry or you apply powder first this is easy to blend out if you want subtle.
I bought this blush during the 50% sale off TheBalm website. It's a beautiful reddish-plum with golden shimmer. The shimmer is very refined and gives the blush a beautiful golden sheen. The blush is very smooth. All you need to do is lightly tap your brush and you'll get enough product to apply onto both of your cheeks.