Sunday, 7 October 2012

Review and Swatches*: theBalm Time Balm concealer


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,!/theBalmAustralia?fref=ts.

I agree. My shade is Light and it's a perfect match.
*Now updated to include swatches.

theBalm Time Balm concealer
theBalm's Time Balm concealer in Light.

theBalm Time Balm concealer swatch
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.

Verdict: A

Pigmented, easy to apply concealer which looks natural, lasts all day and covers redness and blemishes.

1 comment:

  1. love the look of it! new follower from me, follow back?


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