I had a good thing going with Too Faced Cosmetics Tinted Beauty Balm. From the shade (Vanilla Glow) to the formulation. It was a perfect match for my oily/fair complexion. I mean seriously Too Faced. If it ain’t broke, why discontinue it?
I purchased the Too Faced Beauty Balm at my local T.J. Maxx for $12 (orig.$34), not thinking for a second that this product could possibly become discontinued. I thought more along the lines of a reformulation. A lot of makeup companies are known to do such a thing, and rightfully so.
As we all know, when beauty bargain hunting at these kinds of discount department stores, its a rarity to typically find your shade of choice. Normally, I tend to find shades for medium to deep skin tones, never fair. That being said, I swooped in and snatched Vanilla Glow before anybody else could. As the seagulls saying goes in Finding Nemo-it was mine, mine, mine!
Vanilla Glow is a fair shade with a golden undertone.
The undetectable broad spectrum (SPF 20) formula provides sheer to medium coverage. It has a lightweight, creamy, balmy texture. It’s comfortable to wear, easy to apply, easy to blend, non greasy, does not oxidize, hydrating, long lasting, pore-minimizing, and sets in a luminous/matte finish. A little Beauty Balm goes a long way too. I would start off with a pea size amount on my oval brush and would work from there if I felt my skin needed more coverage.This Tinted Beauty Balm is suitable for all skin types, especially oily/acne prone. I’m telling you, I could wear this all day long and sleep in it if I wanted to. I would not get one breakout or any visible clogged pores. My skin looked flawless, fresh and radiant all day long. It melts right into the skin, masking slight imperfections, which created a soft, dewy photo finish effect. Can you see what I am talking about?! That photo of me to the right though. My complexion is on fleek! Now, because this is a sheer to medium coverage BB Cream, it doesn’t fully cancel out redness. After I apply the Too Faced Tinted Beauty Balm, I let it set for a moment, and then go back in with a small concealer brush and full coverage concealer (Flower Beauty Hollywood Concealer kit has been my world lately) to camouflage the few red blemishes that I have on my face. You can use a blending sponge or brush to cover wider areas if need be. Just a fun little tip to throw out there when using any BB cream.
Too Faced your Tinted Beauty Balm was pure magic and I wish you never discontinued it. Hopefully, you’ll come across this review as well as others to see what big fans we are of the product. Please bring this one back! It’s amazing.
As I mourn the loss of an excellent BB Cream. What would you boys and gals consider I try next?
Do share your cruelty free/vegan friendly favorites!
Stay beautiful, xo.