It's been a while since I've posted; I'm far too busy these days being a certified art goon. I intend on setting up another blog for that, but all of the work I've been doing is top secret for the time being.
I decided to give a new foundation a whirl...
After that crapalicious Illamasqua garbage from England, I was sure I was going back to my usual Dior Nude powder. However, I didn't feel like dropping nearly $50.
I've been VERY happy with my makeup purchases from TheBalm. Their eyeshadows, blushes, and loose pigments are to die for. Their eye pencils aren't too shabby, and of course, I love their Sexy Mama powder (I think I reviewed that one in the past).
Review on their Balm Springs set HERE
Anyway, I picked up their TimeBalm foundation and some more Sexy Mama.
TimeBalm is a solid cream foundation (much in the style of Besame's) that comes in this petri dish-like container. It comes with an application sponge, which I think, works quite well. However, I think that other foundation application tools just might work better.
It comes in four shades - Light, Light/Medium, Medium and Mid-Medium.
As far as MAC shades go, I am an NC25 and the Light/Medium suits my skin perfectly.
I was pleasantly surprised about the formula... it's not the least bit greasy. It even feels matte on the skin! It hardly feels like makeup at all, which is a plus. So far, it seems to be standing up to the heat. It doesn't settle in pores or anywhere else. My skin looks flawless and so far, it hasn't caused me any issues with clogs, breakouts or irritation.
Here's a blurb on TimeBalm from Sephora's website (here):
TheBalm TimeBalm Foundation crafts a flawless face by smoothing out imperfections and leaving a perfect canvas for further beautification. Made with a vitamin-packed, rejuvenating formula, this product can be worn all day long—guilt free. The beneficial ingredients of vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin C, soybean oil, panthenol, linoleic acid, phospholipids, and beeswax create a cocktail that combats wrinkles and protects the eye area from environmental stresses.