I was recommended by a Sephora employee to try this product. The product comes in a small jar along with a sponge. It matched my skin tone exactly and stayed put pretty much all day. The consistency is very thick, so it covers my dark circles and dark spots very well. I recommend this if you have spots or scars on your face.
I've been a fan of TheBalm lip glosses and eyeshadow palettes for a long time, so I don't know why it took me so long to try their concealer. I guess I was scared off by the pot since usually concealers in a pot are heavy, oily, cakey...in other words scary if you are trying to avoid clogged pores or that creasing, heavy concealer look. I've tried many concealers in various forms and have never been more than lukewarm about the results, but this one is fantastic! It is smooth, creamy, weightless, and NEVER cakes on me! I don't put any moisturizer under my eyes even though my skin is combo and tends toward dryness in the eye area and this still smoothes on beautifully without migrating into fine lines. With most concealers, I have to use a careful layering of moisturizer, concealer, powder, and the results are always inconsistent, depending on the amount of moisturizer, the humidity, the time of day -- who knows -- it would still migrate into lines, cake, or just plain disappear. Time Balm hasn't budged for me and that's probably because it's so smooth that I haven't needed a separate moisturizer under it.
I also use it on the occasional blemish and it works great there too -- it blends them away better than loose mineral concealers, which, until now, always gave me the most natural look for redness or blemishes. I have not had any clogged pores and I've been using this daily for three weeks. I use this in "Light" on my freckly, irish skin and it matches wonderfully, but they have "Lighter than Light" for those who are really porcelain, like my sister who has trouble finding concealers and foundations that are light enough. I don't care if it has any skin-enhancing ingredients or whether or not I could sleep in it (wouldn't do that with any cosmetics), but this is just hands-down the best concealer I've ever found.
The description was soo tempting.... a concealer that works as Eyecream >.> can I ask for more?o
Well, the product covers mediocre, it is also a little dry on my skin so looks cakey. Given, I have not yet had a foundation that covers and is not cakey so no complaint there.
The texture is not bad, and knowing this makeup is good for my skin already beats all other concealers I've tried. So until I find my HG, this is the best out of the ones I can vouch for.
I absolutely love this product. I was in search for my hg concealer when they stopped making Vincent longo one. this goes on thick and creamy, great for dried pimples. Its easy to blend and matches my skin tone from winter through summer. It doesn’t cause break outs on my sensitive skin.
I love this concealer! After trying TONS of drugstore brands like Revlon, Maybelline, Physician's Formula and Covergirl, when I was at Sephora my best friend got her makeup done and this was the concealer the consultant used. I was so impressed that I dashed over to the display to try it myself. WOW! I have decent dark circles, that dark makeup (like smokey or purples) was an absolute no-no without concealer lest I look like I had gotten in a fist fight. The 'not so great, but worked' until this product was Revlon's Spa Age Defying concealer.
But lemme tell you, theBalm's Time Balm knocked that concealer waaay out of the park. Not only did the Medium shade match my olive/yellow-without-a-tan skin, but it actually CONCEALS my dark circles! It's very creamy and easy to put on with my ring finger. I think it came with a sponge, but I tossed it out. In the winter I would rub a spot in the pot (lol rhyme) until it was creamy to use. Lately, I've been waiting to do my makeup until I reach my destination, so I put it between my thighs when I'm driving and it's good to go (hey it works!).
Staying power is decent- I have oily skin, and though I use it for the dark inside/outside eye corners, entire lid, and under circles, I might only have to touch up the circles later in the day. It also works great for blemishes, is non-irritating, and doesn't break me out or clog pores or create milia. Woohoo! I will say it can crease, but only when I first put it on. After I get that initial crease in my lids from excess product, no more appear.
The price put me off at first, $18!? BUT, it had waaay more product than that Revlon concealer, and wasn't that much more. I've had it for almost a year now, and I've only used up like 1/3 of it. I'm so glad I bought this!
I'm really impressed with this concealer! I've tried DS and HE concealers in the past and this is by far one of the best. I was actually @ Sephora because I had just finished my Paula Dorf Total Camouflage (another awesome concealer). They happened to be out that day and the SA recommended TheBalm which I've been using ever since (this was back in 07', I believe). When it comes to concealers and other staples in my makeup bag, I'm willing to spend a little extra for quality. IMO, DS concealers do not provide enough coverage or the color ranges is narrow. I got the shade in Light/Medium which is perfect (I'm NC20, fair with yellow undertones). The coverage is in medium range but buildable. The consistency is waxy but IMO that makes application/blending process all the much easier (as long as you moisturize beforehand). As far as staying power, it is good, minimal touch ups but I do tend to touch my face throughout the day so can't give a good estimate. It is $18 @ Sephora which may seem steep but I've been using this concealer for almost 3 years and I'm now only on my 2nd pot, don't know if that's sanitary but I am not about to throw away perfectly good concealer based on cosmetic expiration guidelines. A little dab and you are set, applies well with both finger and brush. Also as another MUA'er stated, the rim of the container broke on me, too---still screws on but don't know how that sucker broke off.
generally a good concealer. i use it on my acne scars, as i don't have dark circles. doesn't cover entirely, but it doesn't make me break out either. the container's kinda crappy... the rim broke on mine. i don't use the sponge that it came with, it doesn't really do anything.
this is currently my favourite concealer. it doesn't accentuate dry spots when used as a blemish concealer and it's great under the eyes when set with powder. it might lead to clogged pores and breakouts but since i'm only using it to cover existing breakouts it's hard to tell
This concealer is amazing. I apply it by swishing a flat concealer brush across the top of the product, and then pat it gently wherever coverage is needed. The product feels incredibly light and gives a very natural look while still covering everything you want covered. I look very awake and bright eyed when I use this under my eyes. It does travel a little bit, but not badly. Most concealers travel on me and create an obvious line of makeup under my eyes, but I have to pull a funny face to really notice it with Time Balm. The packaging looks a bit cheap, but it's durable and doesn't take up much space in your bag, so it's great for travel. The shade called "light" is a perfect match for my NW20 skin, to the point that it's practically invisible before it's even blended in. This will replace MUFE's Full Cover for me once my tube is used up, which is great because this is about half the price!
THIS IS MY HG CONCEALER! Sorry for the caps, but if I could I would shout it from the rooftops! It's the best! i've tried countless other brands from higher end to drugstore and NONE have worked like this one! first of all, lighter than light is my color. it's perfect for those like me with super pale porcelain Cullen-esque skin tone. but I'm sure there are colors to match most people. anyway, but pale girls will appreciate that there is actually a color light enough which can be hard to find. while I have found a few other brands with colors light enough such as Lancome, Cover Girl, and more I have never had one with such lasting coverage. the others would either be too cakey or slide off all day! this one stays put. period. great coverage and doesn't irritate my sensitive skin. I use it under my eyes and to cover the occasional, usually monthly, blemishes. I HIGHLY recommend this product. I use it with my Almay TLC foundation which is my new HG foundation. PS. the little pot can last a LONG time. While I'm not sure exactly how sanitary it is, I use my fingers. I have heard of others using a brush though.
EDIT: Went back to everyday minerals foundation AND concealer! This just didn't work out. Not good for my blemishes and looked horrible under my eyes! oh well :/ don't think the little pot was sanitary.