theBalm Instain Blushes are a long-wearing formula that was first made available last year. The line contains six shades from soft pink to deep plum. Toile is a gorgeous strawberry that complements a number of different looks, especially for spring.
The red-pink hybrid color is exceptional for a look that focuses on a bold cheek. It can also be worn sheered out to help balance a vibrant lip color. That is one of my favorite tricks to make bright lips look very wearable.
And because Toile is neither completely red nor pink, it pairs with multiple lip colors. For spring it will cheer up a pink lip. Or it can punch up a red lip. Toile can even work with my current favorite – and very on trend – orange lip.
The wear-time is exceptional and the color lasts through an eight our day. It does take longer to blend in than the original blushes from theBalm (see all four here), but there is enough time to work with the formula before it “sets.”
Summary: theBalm Instain Blush in Toile is a long-wearing punchy color that brightens the face. Its high pigmentation and strawberry color make it an easy way to wear a bold cheek or balance a bright lip.