January 30, 2013

Review: Too Faced Beauty Balm



I've been hearing a lot of raves for beauty balm {also known as bb cream} over the past year but I wasn't sure how to incorporate it into my daily makeup routine.  It's basically a tinted moisturizer and primer packed with added skin benefits like SPF, antioxidants and anti aging properties. After browsing the selection at Sephora, I found many of the bb creams only came in one color option which usually had a pinkish tint to it {something that would not work well on me}. I decided to go with the Too Faced Beauty Balm in Creme Glow because it most closely matched my skin tone {light with yellow undertones, tans easily}.
Pros
6 color options to choose from.
Contains SPF 20 UVA/UVB.
Has a soft, subtle shimmer which gives the skin a nice glow.
Kept my skin oil free all day.

Cons
The packaging {a plastic tube with screw cap} could be improved on.
A little on the expensive side {$32 for a 1.5oz tube}.

Overall, I'm really happy with this purchase and liked how it held up throughout the day. It's great for everyday use on it's own for someone who likes sheer to medium coverage and it also adds a nice glow under foundation. I would love to try the Dior Diorskin BB Creme once this runs out to see how it compares. Have you tried a beauty balm yet?

P.S. Thank you for all of the great concealer recommendations, I have a lot of options on my list now! XOXO

5 comments:

Caroline said...

Fun review! I've actually been wanting to try CC creams... have you tried those yet & liked any?

Brittany said...

I recently just purchased Bobbi Brown's BB Cream and I love it. I'm not one to use a lot of makeup; usually just powder, light blush & bronzer. The Bobbi Brown BB Cream is light and goes on smooth. I would def recommend trying Bobbi.

Lexi said...

I have Dr. Jart+ BB cream and I like it for quick applications (like right before class) but it doesn't cover as well as my MUF HD foundation, which I wear when I go out or to work. It also seems to make my skin more noticeably dry. I probably won't buy it again, but I'm not completely unhappy with it.

I've heard most non-Asian brand BB creams are mostly just glorified tinted moisturizers.

Lexi
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Glamorjess said...

I use Mac's BB cream on a daily basis, its just enough coverage for me. I love it!

TipPrincess said...

I got a sample of this BB cream but even though I liked it I could never justify paying full-price for it! I wasn't sure on the shimmer in it either. I know it's subtle but I prefer the "dewy" finish that other creams offer as opposed to the shimmer in this.