February 14, 2018

TheBalm TimeBalm Full Coverage Concealer (All shades)

I have an oldie but a goodie to show you today! Available in 9 shades, TheBalm's TimeBalm concealer is formulated with vitamins (A, C and E) and panthenol to help reduce the look of fine lines, dark circles and redness.

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TheBalm TimeBalm Full Coverage Concealer Swatches Review Photos All Shades Before After MAC Equivalents

The TimeBalm concealer is thick, but not too dry. It comes with a sponge, but I find that thick cream concealers look best when they are applied with the fingertips, and this one is no exception.

It can look dry and cakey if I apply it with a brush or a sponge, but it looks smooth and creamy on the skin when I apply it with my fingertips!

I would say that the finish is semi-matte with a subtle luminous effect. The formula doesn't completely set on the skin, so I always add a bit of loose powder to help prevent creasing under my eyes.

TheBalm TimeBalm Concealer Review Ingredients

I don't have many cream concealers to compare it with, but I couldn't find one with the same texture and finish.

The Benefit Boi-Ing Industrial Strength Concealer is less creamy and more matte, while the Benefit Boi-Ing Brightening Concealer is more creamy and dewy on the skin.

The Benefit Boi-Ing Airbrush Concealer and the NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer have a different consistency (more moussey) and the finish is more matte.

TheBalm TimeBalm Anti Aging Concealer Review All Shades

In terms of staying power, it settles a bit into fine lines even if I set it with my beloved NARS Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder. But I have yet to find a concealer that doesn't crease on me! (and I tried many!!)

TheBalm TimeBalm Full Coverage Concealer Swatches Before After Light NW20 Blinking Beaute Mademoiselle
I'm wearing TheBalm's TimeBalm Concealer in Light (without powder) and Blinking Beauté's Luxe Silk Lashes in Mademoiselle

I would say that the coverage is medium to full, but not full coverage. It's great for the under eye area and to cover up small imperfections!

I'm still looking for the perfect full coverage concealer that will completely cover the blue vein under my eye, but I love the finish and consistency of this concealer!

TheBalm TimeBalm Full Coverage Concealer Swatches All Shades MAC Equivalents Light Medium Dark NC35 NW15

Lighter Than Light is lighter than NW15 and has pink undertones.

Light is similar to NW20 and has beige, slightly pink undertones.

Light/Medium is similar to NC20 and has neutral, slightly yellow undertones.

Medium is similar to NC35 and has neutral, slightly yellow undertones.

Mid-Medium is slightly darker than NC35 and has neutral, slightly yellow undertones. This color is slightly darker than Medium, but the difference is minimal.

Medium/Dark is similar to NW35 and has neutral, slightly pink undertones. This shade is a bit darker and cooler than Mid-Medium.

Just Before Dark is similar to NC42 and has yellow, slightly peachy undertones.

Dark is lighter than NC45 and has yellow undertones.

After Dark is slightly darker than NW45 and has neutral, slightly red undertones.

TheBalm TimeBalm Full Coverage Concealer Review

The TheBalm TimeBalm Concealer retail for $18 US for 7.5g and is available at thebalm.com, Kohl's, Feelunique, Beauty Expert, Amazon and Lookfantastic.

(I received these products in order to evaluate them and give my opinion, but rest assured that my comments are always honest and impartial. This post contains affiliate links.)


  1. Wow, that's still amazing coverage! Also I have to say, how gorgeous are those lashes!

    A xx


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