I think this is the most pigmented of all the Instain blushes. A very bright, cool toned, and yellow based pink. It's comparable to many high end blushes as far as the quality and lasting power. However, I wouldn't order these at full price because of the packaging. I think there are good deals through Amazon, and I paid around $13 for it. Some of their products have showed up in TJ Maxx, and I hope to see these blushes there one day. I'd buy all of them.
I first heard of the balm through a friend of mine who really loved their products. The Balm here in Canada is quite expensive in comparison the the USA. I think even with the sales in hautelook the shipping and handling adds up and I would still be paying regular price. Anyways, 2x a year london drugs here in Canada usually has a 30% off sale (the lowest the prices goes for thebalm here in Canada according to the sales person). So after waiting since this past summer I finally caved and bought some blushers, highlighters and eyeshadows. This blusher is $28 cdn original price.
Lace is one of the brightest pink blushers I've ever seen. I would compare it to... NARS Desire. It's incredibly pigmented and you have be very careful while applying this blusher... It can make you look like a crazy clown if you're too heavy handed. On my NC30 skin it shows up incredibly well... I have to use my real techniques stippling brush to apply this because it's so vibrant with amazing colour payoff. You don't have to use much either. I think this colour would look great on everyone... Those with pale skin just need to be light handed. The packing is OK... It's made of of cardboard.