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July 12, 2012

Too Faced Tinted Beauty Balm

BB creams have popped up everywhere in the U.S. lately. There are high-end brands as well as drugstore brands that are starting to carry this type of product. A BB cream is similar to a tinted moisturizer but has many more benefits.

I've been wanting to try one ever since I heard about them years ago. I was browsing around Ulta awhile back and discovered the Too Faced Tinted Beauty Balm. I knew this was a perfect opportunity to feed my curiosity.

Keep reading to learn the details of this product as well as my thoughts on it...

Some main features of this product:
  • Broad spectrum SPF 20 - sun protection is always a good thing!
  • Comes in 4 shades:  Vanilla Glow (lightest), Cream Glow, Nude Glow, and Beach Glow (darkest)
  • Can be worn by itself or under foundation
  • Oil-free
  • Moisturizing
  • Hypo-allergenic
  • Soothing and nourishing
  • Suited for all skin types

The beauty balm has a creamy consistency that is lightweight but provides a good amount of coverage.  I chose the shade Cream Glow as it seemed to be the closest match to my skin tone. I've been wearing it daily for about a month and found two ways I like to wear it.

2 Ways I Wear It:
The first way is for the days I want light coverage.  I apply the beauty balm all over my face and then use concealer to cover imperfections that the balm missed. Then I add powder on top to finish it off. This combination provides me with a natural finish that looks and feels weightless. This is my favorite combo.

The second way is for those full-coverage days. I spread the beauty balm all over and then add my foundation on top and mainly in areas that need more coverage. I still add a little concealer where/if it's needed. I apply a little powder to set everything. When I wear it this way I notice my makeup doesn't wear off as easily and lasts all day.

I'm wearing the beauty balm in this picture

Packaging and Price:
First of all, the packaging is very pretty. I was drawn to it immediately while browsing the Too Faced display. The tube is a sandy beige color with a pink iridescence and gold and black lettering. A tube is great because you can really squeeze every bit of product out. It's also easy to throw in your purse or bag without worrying about it spilling out or breaking open.

The Tinted Beauty Balm retails for $32. It may seem like a lot to shell out for one product but I think it's totally worth it. It has already lasted me awhile and I don't see it running out anytime soon. I think it's a great product and perfect for summer. If you're curious about trying a BB cream this is a great one to try!

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Disclaimer: This is not a paid or sponsored post. I purchased the product myself and this post contains my own honest opinions.

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