theBalm Time Balm Foundation in Medium PackagingI’m on a cream foundation kick lately.  Rich, silky, luxurious formulas that perfect my skin.  Something that covers my remaining Christmas-chocolate-induced spots, but that doesn’t look cakey or artificial on my face.

theBalm Time Balm Foundation in Medium

theBalm Time Balm Foundation is a no nonsense kind of formula.  In minimalistic packaging with easy access to every last bit of product, Time Balm offers .75oz of foundation and a thin flexible applicator sponge.

theBalm Time Balm Foundation and Concealer in Medium, Mid-Medium swatchFoundation in Medium / Concealer in Medium / Foundation in Mid-Medium

Medium has yellow undertones that work well with my skin most of the year.  In summer I can opt for bronzer or the Mid-Medium shade which is slightly cooler, but also deeper.  Or during the hotter months I can skip the full-coverage altogether and reach for the lightweight Balm Shelter Tinted Moisturizer.

theBalm Time Balm Foundation in Medium Beforebefore

theBalm Time Balm Foundation in Medium Afterafter

Time Balm Foundation has a very natural finish immediately after applying.  It wears well alone on my normal-dry skin for 3-4 hours.  But for a full day’s wear and to avoid any T-zone shine, I would simply prep my skin with a primer (mattifying if I’m feeling oily) and set with powder or spray.

theBalm Time Balm Foundation in Medium Full Faceno primer or powder / also wearing Shady Lady Vol 1 and Instain Blush in Toile

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Price: $28.00

Availability: theBalm, Nordstrom

Summary: theBalm Time Balm Foundation offers medium to full coverage with a natural finish. It wears best on skin that doesn’t have excessive oil, but can be prepped with a mattifier and set with a powder for combination skin or especially in the T-zone.  With fuss-free slim packaging, Time Balm travels easily and can even be carried in a makeup bag for spot concealing throughout the day.

Disclosure: This product was provided by PR for consideration.