Time for a quick review on the Too Faced Tinted Beauty Balm SPF 20! Since the weather is getting warmer (and my daily foundation is too pricey to waste) I was really looking for either a tinted moisturizer or a BB cream. BB Creams are kind of all the rage now, so I was anxious to try one to see what all the hype was about. While I’ve heard that the American version of BB Creams aren’t quite the same as the original versions from Asia, I find this one to be pretty good, though I guess I have no other comparison. It got the highest rating on Beautypedia.com (click here to read that review) which is one of the main reasons I chose it over other brands. Its a little pricier than I’d like at $32, but that seemed to be in the range of tinted moisturizers or BB Creams that Sephora had. The shade I picked up was “Cream Glow” which is the second lightest (there’s only 4 shades total). The shade is a teeny bit dark on me, but it should even out better once I get more tan.
As you can see there is not a whole lot of coverage at all, which I expected. It does work to cover some redness and generally even your skin out a bit, but if you’re looking for any coverage than this isn’t for you. Its very moisturizing and leaves an extremely dewy finish (powder is a must!). I’m not a fan of how it kind of stings a little bit when you put it on, at least on my skin…this may not be that common of an experience. This BB Cream hasn’t broken me out at all and it lasts pretty well! There is absolutely no caking and no heavy feeling, and it has the added bonus of SPF 20! Its perfect for those days where you just want something light and natural. I usually wear my regular moisturizer under this, but I’ve gone without that before and its been moisturizing enough for me. I don’t know if this is the perfect BB Cream for my skin, but its pretty darn good and I’ll definitely use it up! 🙂