I’m pretty crazy about my BB Creams. If you open up my complexion drawer right now, you’ll find no less than five BB Creams/Beauty Balms at any given time. I’ve been preferring the lighter complexion coverage that they provide since last summer, and I’m still not over it yet! Too Faced gave me the opportunity to have their new Tinted Beauty Balm face-off against my two favorite complexion products. So let’s check it out together and see how it did!
Too Faced Beauty Balm is a new product for spring, and it promises to be a fab multi-tasker. It lightly tints, primes, protects (SPF 20), nourishes, and hydrates the skin in just one step. As an NW20, I convert to Too Faced shade Vanilla Glow, the lightest of the four available. As it comes out of the tube, I notice it’s about the same consistency of my other BB Creams, with the exception of my Dr. Jart+ (which is a little bit thinner in consistency).
In terms of coverage, it’s perfect for me, as I don’t like to cover my freckles all that much—I really just want to neutralize redness and even out my tone a little bit. Tinted Beauty Balm does an awesome job in that department, but I notice the shade does warm my skin tone up. I’ve tried two of the four shades available (I also checked out Cream Glow but it was too dark), and I noticed that they can pull a little bit on the warm side. Neutral and warmer skin tones shouldn’t experience an issue with this, but those with cooler tones may not care for that.
shade: Vanilla Glow
My favorite feature about the Too Faced Tinted Beauty Balm is definitely the luminosity it provides to the skin. It can take a dry, dull complexion and turn it around with a quickness! That luminosity can also help reflect light out of enlarged pores, making them appear to look smaller. While my skin doesn’t look entirely smooth with this product, it does help in that area due to its texture and finish.
Too Faced Tinted Beauty Balm vs. Dr. Jart+ Premium BB Cream (A) vs. Smashbox Camera Ready Beauty Balm (B)
Tinted Beauty Balm is probably best for skin that’s normal-to-dry, and those whose complexions don’t demand much coverage. It’s comparable to most BB Cream products currently on the U.S. market, and provides a smooth, luminous finish with standard sun protection via an SPF 20.
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