October 5, 2010

Review: The Balm Timebalm Anti-wrinkle Concealer

The Balm Timebalm concealer in Light Medium

PRODUCT INFO FROM THE BALM:
Use this uniquely smooth anti-wrinkle concealer all day to cover dark circles and protect your delicate eye area from environmental stress. Apply to clean face before you go to bed to fight wrinkles while you sleep and wake up looking fab. Timebalm is packed with beneficial ingredients including Vit. A, C, E, Soybean oil, Panthenol, Linoleic acid and Phospolipids to help you look absolutely stunning around the clock.

RETAIL PRICE: Just bought this from a friend, but I think this costs between Php 700-800+.

WHERE TO BUY : Beauty Bar stores

WEIGHT : 7 grams

SHADES : Available in 6 shades.

PROS:
* offers medium to full coverage. Really covers imperfections!
* did not fade or crease throughout the day (when set properly)
* does not settle into fine lines
* a little amout goes a long way.
* made of natural ingredients
* pot contains a LOT of product.
I think this little guy will last me a long, long time.

CONS:
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no spf. MAC studiofinish has Spf 35.
* packaging not hygenic.
* can get cakey after a few hours if not blended & set properly.
* texture is kinda dry at first but after warming the concealer it goes smooth and easy to blend.
* has a slight herbal scent but disappears after a few minutes after application

TIPS:

Since this concealer has a dry texture, apply eye cream first to hydrate the undereyes. I prefer to use my fingertips in applying since our body heat helps warm up the concealer. Apply a thin layer at a time and gently "pat" until the product blends with your skintone. Set with powder.

I sometimes alternate this with my MAC Studio Finish NC20 to cover my dark undereye circles & redness on the sides of my nose.
Note: For my undereyes I use a corrector first then layered with a neutral toned or yellowish concealer to brighten.

ADDICTION FACTOR:
Will not repurchase for now. I have enough concealers to last me for 5 years! LOL But I still love this next to MAC Studio Finish.

RATING :
4 / 5

Swatch (click photo to enlarge)
The Balm Timebalm concealer in Light Medium

Left : Ben Nye Blue Neutralizer NB-01
Center : The Balm Timebalm Concealer in Light Medium
Right: MAC Studio Finish Concealer NC20

As you can see Light Medium matches my NC20 skintone.
I used the LIGHT shade before but it looks ashy coz of the pinkish undertone, unlike Light Medium that has a slight yellow undertone but not as yellow as MAC NC20.

Swatches of other shades:
TRIVIA: Did you know that TheBalm Cosmetics just started 5 years ago. The owner Marissa Shipman purchased a few books at Amazon.com on creating makeup and began experimenting. She succesfully mixed her own lip balm, and TheBalm was born.

Timebalm Concealer was voted on The View as the number #1 concealer for dark circle coverup.

Marissa's Makeup Tip: Never turn to concealers that clog pores and inhibit cell turnover. Instead, go for natural products that go on smoothly, without causing potencial damage to your face.
*Source: Preview Magazine Sept 2010 issue.


Till next time,


6 comments:

Pammy said...

Nice review, very detailed and comprehensive. This concealer looks promising. :P

~tHiAmErE~ said...

this looks like a great concealer!

im not much into concealers though i know that it is a must. i find that it always cakes on me..& creases big time so it emphasizes the blemish more
>_<

i haven't tried mac though...i guess i ought to try mac first for it is 1 of the best out there based on what i've been reading

Aki No Yuutsu said...

Wow, i think I want one!

Connie De Alwis said...

great review! I have this too but I've not used it often enough to know how I feel about it. Yeah, it can get cakey after a few hours! Maybe that's why I haven't been reaching for it...

The Girlie Blog said...

No SPF? That's a bummer! All products should have SPF.

Sofia S. said...

What do you suggest for my white with pink undertones skin?Light or light_mediu?

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