Monday, August 30, 2010

TheBalm Balm Shelter Tinted Moisturizer

A downfall of this product is that it is only offered in three shades: light, light/medium, and medium. I purchased Light which was a good choice for my NW15-20 skin. If you purchase this in Canada and wonder why all of the places where SPF is mentioned, it is because Canada considers SPF a drug. It's still there, but legally it has to be crossed out until SPF is approved by Canada. It does offer SPF 18, though. It retails for $25US/$32CA.

*left- the light shade is shown *right- shows it rubbed in

I admit I was originally cheap in my tinted moisturizers by making my own, but I actually like this one a lot more. The consistency is really nice and buffs in nicely with my SS187. I do not feel like setting it with powder is absolutely necessary, but I like to use my Maybelline Dream Matte powder lightly over it. It does not look caked on and lasts through the day. The best part is that you don't need that much at all to get a flawless and even finish. This bottle will last for a long time!

I notice no smell with the product. I would say it is a notch over sheer coverage. Not quite sheer but not quite medium! I have not suffered from any breakouts from it, though some have mentioned getting them. Some have also said that it turns orange on them, but I personally have not had that problem at all and I wore it for 11 hours straight one day. No touch-ups were needed and it looked just as decent as it did when I first applied it.

I think that it is worth a try! I don't see myself making my own tinted moisturizer that often anymore, unless I'm trying to save money. :) Stay tuned for tomorrow's post on my August favorites!

P.S.- Sorry for not updating on Friday! I have been suffering from an allergic reaction from an insect bite that happened at the concert on Thursday night. It bit me right on my eyelid! Ugh. My eye has been swollen since. It makes seeing difficult and I've been taking Benadryl and resting. It's finally starting to get a little better. I honestly hope that karma kicked that little bug's butt afterward. I really do. :P


Lillian said...

I'm kind of curious about why Canada considers SPF a drug. hmmmm... I'm still iffy about tinted moisturizers. Since I have oily skin I'm really not certain they would do the trick for me.

Thanks for the review though! Always good to have more info on an item than less. :)

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