TheBalm BalmShelter Tinted Moisturizer

4.2

212 reviews

79% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: OCTINOXATE (7.5), OCTISALATE (3.0) ,AVOBENZONE (3.0)INACTIVE INGREDIENTS: WATER (AQUA), CETEARYL ALCOHOL,ISOPROPYL MYRISTATE, CETYL DIMETHICONE, DIMETHICONE,HEXYL LAURATE, POTASSIUM CETYL PHOSPHATE, HYDROXYETHYL ACRYLATE/SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE COPOLYMER/ISOHEXADECANE/POLYSORBATE 60, STYRENE/DVB CROSSPOLYMER, SORBITAN SESQUIOLEATE, PHENOXYETHANOL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE, MAY CONTAIN: TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)

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Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Dark, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

I really like this TM! I was looking for a lighter face product for summer as I'm trying to ease off of wearing full coverage foundation every day. In the past, I've tried drugstore BBs and TMs and disliked the patchiness and oxidization I'd get from them.

This product blends in nicely without patchiness. The coverage is enough to make me not feel self conscious but it also feels nice and light on the skin. It has a bit of a gray cast but I expected it to because it contains sunscreen. I set it with Coty Airspun to correct some of the grayness and then it lasts a really long time and looks fine. So far, I haven't experienced any breakouts so that's another plus.

I like the price of this; the only thing I've used comparable to it is Laura Mercier's TM but I wasn't about to pay $40ish for a TM- you can get foundation in that price range.

Overall, this is a good TM. It covers a good amount without feeling heavy. The price is also fair. The only downside is that it has a slight gray cast.

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Age: 44-55

Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

The perfect tinted moisturizer! This offers light coverage, sunscreen, and easy application. I use my fingers to apply and then just smooth out specific areas lightly with a brush if needed. The tube packaging makes it sanitary and easy to take traveling. At times, if I feel I need a bit more coverage, I apply a little powder foundation over specific areas. I wear the "light" on my fair (neutral) skin and it is perfect. Unfortunately, the shade range is limited.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

I really like it. It's a tinted moisturizer, so not much coverage. But that makes finding a shade match easier. It's perfect for no fuss work makeup. Idk how else to explain it, but it makes my skin happy.

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Age: 36-43

Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I love this tinted moisturizer. And the more I use it the more I'm falling in love with it. Fortunately I don't really have any spots or anything that needs full coverage. My skin has become drier over the last few years and this tm is very moisturizing (mind you, I always use another moisturizer under fdn or tm anyway). The coverage is not too sheer. And I can spread this tm with my hands. No need for brush or sponge. What I've discovered recently, I can use it under my eyes and it doesn't crease! It's the only product I found that doesn't crease. Normally I don't put fdn or tm under my eyes just concealer. But I tried it and I can use two layers of it and maybe I'll put a teeny tiny bit of concealer in the inner corner of my eyes (Inglot undereye concealer) and it won't crease the whole day. I set this tm with powder (Chanel loose or MAC Careblend) and with Fix+ and it stays the whole day. I use Light for my C1 skin. It's a teeny tiny bit too dark, but I don't mind, because if I use the right shade I often look like a ghost. So I just bronze up my neck. I also love that it has spf.

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Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I'm not big on foundations, especially not full coverage liquid..I'm more of a TM, BB/CC, luminous look coverage... even loose or compact powder foundations such as Bobbi Brown or Lancome. With that being said, I really love this tinted moisturizer from Thebalm...It's medium coverage on me, and with a spray of rosewater to set, it lasts a good 5-6 hours before I need an oil blotter. It doesn't oxidize or separate like alot of TM's do at times. The shade light/medium matches my NC 20ish combo skin perfectly. The tube is huge, and for $25 you get a generous amount. I'm a huge fan of all Thebalm products, and this is no exception.

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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Green

I apply this in the shade light quite liberally every day. The shade itself is a tad too dark for my pasty face, but that's barely noticeable due to the sheerness of the formula.
This isn't greasy at all, and it quickly absorbs to give a blurred natural matte finish. It isn't specifically for people with combo/oily/acne prone skin, but not once has it broken me out or slid off my face halfway through the day.
My only issue is how pricey it is. But I've already bought another in Lighter Than Light.

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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

Pros:
-Large amount of product in packaging
-Provides SPF protection
-Doesn't settle into dry skin patches or fine lines
-Feels like you're not wearing makeup

Cons:
-Not enough coverage (even for a tinted moisturizer)
-Formula is very watery and can get real messy, real fast


I think this product most closely resembles UD's Naked One & Done tinted moisturizer. They are very similar in finish. I prefer the UD tinted moisturizer over this, simply because it offers more SPF and heavier coverage.

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Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool

Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Green

Have noticed lately that many of "The Balm" products have been marked down. This is good for me but I wonder why this is happening because The Balm makes excellent products; everything I have used from this line I have loved. Anyway, I am NW20, very cool toned skin, and I got this in "Light". I would say that the Light is very neutral, because many "Light" products go very yellow on me and this didn't. It is a beautiful, light finish that looks natural. Since I have gotten older, I prefer to use BB creams or Tinted moisturizers so as to avoid adding any more texture to my skin. The finish on this is really nice, and it evens out my skin tone without adding any texture.. I tend to have oily skin with a few dry patches and this did not make me oilier, nor was it very moisturizing, but love that it has SPF. The tube is bigger than average so you get lots of product for your money, and like all of The Balm's packaging, it is very cute and well done. Highly recommend!

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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

To be honest I don't know if this product really moisturizing but the color is great. The color blends perfectly and not chalky to skin, the result after use this is the skin look more fresh and actually more soft. Sadly its a little bit hard to remove and smells a little weird.

Packaging is fine.


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Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

The best impulse buy I have ever made. A perfect tinted moisturizer. I like it better than Laura Mercier, Miracle Skin Transformer, Nars and a slew of others. The perfect amount of (light) coverage. Improves the look of skin but you can't tell I'm wearing a thing. Not a lot of color choices, but it blends in so it doesn't matter much. I have light/medium golden skin tone and wear the light/medium. Perfect!

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