This is a rapid review of theBalm's Time Balm concealer.
Here's the marketing blurb:
"From dawn 'til dusk and dusk 'til dawn, timeBalm's got you covered! This beeswax-based concealer is packed with hardcore science to help fight wrinkles, conceal circles and look stunning ‘round the clock. Whether you’re a daytime achiever or evening diva, keep your cover morning, noon and night. Apply before bed to wake up looking fabulous! timeBalm is a uniquely smooth anti-wrinkle concealer that commits all day to covering dark circles and blemishes. Using a cocktail of beneficial ingredients, such as vitamins A, E,and C, Soybean Oil, Panthenol, Linoleic Acid and Phospholipids, timeBalm combats wrinkles and protects your delicate eye area from environmental stresses."
|Picture from theBalm Australia's facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/#!/theBalmAustralia?fref=ts.|
I agree. My shade is Light and it's a perfect match.
*Now updated to include swatches.
|theBalm's Time Balm concealer in Light.|
|Here's the swatch. It doesn't look like the perfect match here on my forearm,|
but blended out on my face or under dark circles or over a pimple, it's perfect.
This has been the concealer I've been using full-time for the last month- I LOVE it.
It covers my acne and redness perfectly. I apply it with a (clean!) finger, not with the little sponge that it comes with, and I find it's smooth, easy to apply and gives a lovely natural finish. Lately, as I've been trialling the Urban Decay Naked Skin foundation, it's been in even higher use than usual (the foundation is on the sheer side and I need more coverage) and it's been great.
I can't really say much about the "doesn't settle into wrinkles" part...but it does cover under-eye darkness. I don't usually use it for that purpose, though- I have another concealer which really brightens, so I save Time Balm for acne and redness.
In terms of cost, it's 7.5g of product for USD$28 (couldn't find the Australian price, and again, I bought it online, so all I can say is shop around and you can get things for much cheaper) and a little goes a long way.