TimeBalm Concealer


Rikki P.
Ha, no.

theBalm TimeBalm concealer is a seven gram product that you can get for 18$ at If you're lucky, you can find it in a complexion kit with a few other products for around 30$ (or cheaper, if it's on clearance) at TJ Maxx or Marshalls. There are six shades: lighter than light, light, light/medium, medium, mid-medium, and medium/dark. The shade pictured is light.

This concealer is supposed to cover your dark circles and help "heal your delicate eye area from environmental stresses." Apparently, you can also wear this at night while you are sleeping. Honestly, why the hell would anyone want to do that?

I have hereditary dark circles, so I really need (or would like~ since makeup isn't a necessity in life and you will not die if you don't wear it) something that will cover it up. I've had very bad luck with every concealer I've ever tried. I'm not expecting a miracle and I'm not expecting my circles to be covered up completely, but it would be nice if a concealer covered my circles up somewhat. Before I tried this, I was using Benefit Erase Paste in Fair. It did an okay job, but I wanted better.

People on YouTube, beautylish, blogs, and makeupalley swore by this concealer. They swore it completely covered up their dark circles. So when I kept reading good reviews on makeupalley, I knew I had to get it once I found it.

Unfortunately, it doesn't do me any good. First of all, the shade light is too dark and too orange for me. It makes my under eyes look very muddy/dirty when I'm out and about and it seems to make my dark circles even darker, which is exactly the opposite of what I want. I figured since I'm the shade light in theBalm BalmShelter Tinted Moisturizer, this would work, but it doesn't. But it came in the kit, so I didn't have much of a choice in shade selection. It doesn't cover anything for me at all. I thought even though it's a bit dark for me, it'd still cover up something, but it didn't do that. It's also quite drying. I have dry skin and if you have dry skin, I would highly suggest staying away from this for that reason alone. I use theBalm eye gel and it didn't help. The concealer still dried down and looked very disgusting and powdery.

This is a photo of swatches of both concealers mentioned on my hand. I have Benefit Erase Paste on the left and theBalm TimeBalm on the right. As you can see, Erase Paste is much lighter. This actually suits my skintone very well. It may not cover as well as people say it does (why is it that every time people say something covers things up so well, it doesn't work for me), but it does do a nice job at covering it just a little bit and brightening up my under eye area.

In the end, I'm not a fan of this at all and I regret wasting my money on it. I have this up for swap and it's also in my shop if anyone sees this and would like to try it out.

EDIT: beautylish, y u no show photo when u ask me to post photo