You're Giving Me a Complexion!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

As promised, here's my review for (part of) my haul from The Balm!!

This kit is probably my favorite that I picked up.  For $20, it came with:
(originally sells for $19)
Liquid Time Balm spot concealer
(originally sells for $20)
Balm Shelter tinted moisturizer
(originally sells for $25)
Total savings = $62
 I'd say that's pretty awesome!!  (:

This little guy is awesome for under-eye circles!  The Time Balm concealer comes with a sponge (for application, I'm assuming?) but I just use my finger to dab it on and that works just fine.  The shade is in light/medium and it's very blendable so I feel like it could work for a wide variety of skin tones.

I was going to take a different picture of the Sexy Mama anti-shine, translucent powder but I like this one because you can see part of my Rilakkuma phone case in it.  Hehe.

I really don't have much to say about this one... It's a decent setting powder and the packaging is really cute, but it's just a setting powder... lol.  It says on the back of the package that it contains "tiny oil absorbing spheres" and I don't know how true that is, but it does keep my face pretty matte so it works for me!

As I had mentioned in my initial post, I had tried the Liquid Time Balm spot concealer before - one of the makeup artists at Sephora had used it on me and it looked really nice on my skin tone.  I had originally purchased the shade "fair" because I'm pretty pale, but this kit came with "nude", and it's not that much darker - it'll be perfect for summertime when I get just a little bit darker.  (;
I love this concealer because not only does it match my skin tone really well, it blends nicely and most importantly - it contains tea tree oil.  I have to admit that sometimes I'll skip out on concealer when I break out because I'm worried about clogging my pores/feeding the breakout, but this concealer is great because tea tree oil is really good for treating acne, so this is like a concealer and treatment in one.  Yay!

Finally on to the Balm Shelter tinted moisturizer!  This came in the shade "light/medium" but it seems more on the medium side than the light side (though, this could just be because I'm pretty pale)... Overall, I like it - it has nice coverage for a tinted moisturizer and it doesn't leave my face feeling greasy like some of the tinted moisturizers I've tried in the past have.

Left to right - Balm Shelter tinted moisturizer, Time Balm concealer, Liquid Time Balm spot concealers (in 'nude' and then 'fair')

 It's hard to swatch products that match my skin tone so well.  Haha!

Overall I'm very pleased with this kit!! Next time I'll review the eyeshadow kits from The Balm that I picked up.  (:

Have you ever tried anything from The Balm?  What's your favorite product from them?


  1. Great review thanks for posting. I have to try some of these out

  2. This is great review of a this cute little kit! Adorable.

    Also wanted to say that I really like your glasses.

    Yes, I'm a new commenter- just found your blog. You seem great! :)

  3. haha love your rilakkuma phone case !
    Turtle <3

  4. Thanks anon! (:

    The Management - Thank you so much!! That really means a lot to me! They're my biggest insecurity most days, and I really appreciate you liking them! <3 Ps- I started following your blog! xx

    Thank you Daisy! I started following your blog! (:

    LittleTurtle - I started following you just because you like Rilakkuma too! Hehe. I also like your blog! xoxo

  5. This looks like such a good deal! Love your blog following you now check out my blog if you wish:)

  6. Not a big make-up person, but this is pretty well written. Great blog :)

    -The Anon Blogger

  7. Thank you Brigid! It was definitely a great deal! xx

    Thank you, Anon Blogger! That means a lot to me! (:

  8. I keep on hearing about The Balm products on blogs but i've never seen them before :p They might not be available in the UK :(
    Thanks for following me^^ Just followed you!

  9. Great post! Thank you for commenting and visiting my blog! Like yours too! I am following back on bloglovin, can't see your follow however... And following on gfc too, follow me back there as well? Waiting for you!


  10. Thanks for following me back, Marie! I'm not sure if The Balm is a US only brand or not... that would suck if they were! /:

    Thank you, Lolita!!! I've followed you on both GFC and bloglovin. I really appreciate your following me back! xoox

  11. such cute packaging!!!thk u for the review pretty!!!


  12. Aww wished this was available in the UK :)

  13. love this post and also your blog! It's so nice!!! I follow you!
    Pass to my blog and if it likes you follow me too, I will be so glad :D

  14. Thank you so much, Pei Ting!! I adore your blog and I started following it!! xoxo

    Aw, I wish it was too so you guys could try it out, Lacey! I started following your blog too! (:

    Thanks Jade!!! I followed your blog! xx

    Thanks so much Francesca! I followed you back!! xoxo

  15. great review! and lovely blog :)

  16. Thank you Sindy! I started following your blog- I really like it! (:

  17. you gave these products a nice review! good job!

    It’s a GIRL Thing

  18. I love your review! I'll definitely have to try some of these (:
    Also I'm really excited to follow you! I really hope you return the favor. It would mean so much coming from you.

    xx Amber

  19. Thank you, Julie!!! xoxo

    Thanks so much Amber! I started following your blog! (:

  20. This kit looks amazing! But sadly, it's not available in Malaysia yet /: ANYWAY! You have such a lovely blog! Followed you :)xx

  21. Thanks for following, Shanee!! I followed you back! (;
    I've been hearing that The Balm isn't available in many countries other than the US... I might have to do a giveaway if I can find some more deals like this one!! xx

  22. I want to find this at my Marshalls!

  23. I hope you can Melissa! It's a great deal and they are all awesome products!! (:

  24. I want the concealer and NUDEtude palette from theBalm so much and it is so bad that in my country is so hard to find :(
    I am a new follower. You have a lovely blog:)


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