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Can anyone Compare this to bareminerals bb primer cream- difference? Lasting? Coverage? Shine free? Color shades the same?
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Too Faced Tinted Beauty Balm SPF 20

What it is:A multibenefit BB cream that tints, primes, nourishes, prevents, and protects skin in one easy step. What it does:- Innovative face cream offering both makeup and skincare benefits in one simple step - Features SPF 20 sun protection- Comes in five shades Achieve better-than-real looking skin today and healthier skin long term by using this antiaging, multimineral complex that supports natural cell health, strengthens skin's elasticity, and enhances luminosity. This versatile tinted skin perfector instantly delivers oil-free hydration and primes the skin. Wear any of the shades alone or under foundation to achieve your ideal level of luminous coverage. What else you need to know:Beauty Balms or BB Creams were originally developed as a perfect post-procedure cream used to treat, hydrate, prime, protect, and camouflage the skin. Great for all skin types including those with sensitive skin, these versatile “five-in-one” formulas are designed to do it all: treat with high levels of active skincare ingredients moisturize and smooth dehydrated skin prime and perfect skin’s surface camouflage and color correct the skintone and protect skin from the sun with SPF. They can be used as a last step for their skincare benefits or used on their own as an instant beautifier.
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Questions & Answers for Too Faced Tinted Beauty Balm SPF 20

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Primed and Poreless or Beauty Balm?
which one is better? I've been using primed and poreless before foundation. i have acne prone skin which is a combination of oily, dry and sensitive. Their both around the same price and I've been reading that neither give great coverage so is it better to go with p.p or the beauty balm then more foundation to cover my blemishes?
asked 3 years, 1 month ago
purpleglamour
(Fort Collins, CO)
on Tinted Beauty Balm SPF 20
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
I would use SMASHBOX
Photo Finish More Than Primer - Blemish Control for a primer and this product on the top or MAKE UP FOR EVER
HD Invisible Cover Foundation if you would like more coverage of redness and that looks almost like you wear no makeup. I have similar skin issues and had to explore a lot of products.
answered 11 months ago
beautybug1
(Cincinnati, OH)
answer 2
I would not recommend it for the oily areas of your face, as it is quite shiny. It might be good for your dry areas, though.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
lolo14222
(mpls, mn)
answer 3
I'm FAIR (redhead) skinned with pink undertones, Primed & poreless is by far your better bet if you are either fair and/or your skin has pink undertones, as this is *yellow* toned & MUCH darker than it seems. I returned this but LOVE my Primed & Poreless in Light :) Hope this helps.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
daedal
(Anchorage, AK)
answer 4
I'd go with a mineral foundation powder, I love Laura Mercier for price and hypo-allergenic reasons. I have super sensitive acne prone skin even as an adult. I love this product for everyday use and even use it as my primer for my foundation so I don't use as much foundation as the BB evens out my skintone before I even apply foundation.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
tgran
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 5
I use a primer meant for acne prone skin, such as the one made by Cover F/X. I have also found for my type of adult acne, where I usually have no more than 1 or 2 spots, albeit BIG ones, at a time, that rather than going for a heavier foundation, which hides not just your spots but even the "good skin"parts of your face, that it is better to work in layers. Go for the acne fighting primer, follow up with a concealer for the acne spots, (Murad makes a good one), then go for a lighter foundation like this one. If you have acne problems that are all over, not just limited to one or two spots, I'd still go the same route, but top this with a mineral foundation to set the BB cream and give you one extra layer of coverage. I find overall that using layers to build the coverage makes it look slightly more natural. Just my 2 cents!
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
jeinmpls
(Minneapolis, MN)
answer 6
This is def more of a tinted moisturizer. The prep and prime is totally different then this. You would use it before and apply this on after. I have large pores and oily skin too, and I love this product.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
divamom
(Orange County, Ca)
answer 7
I have the same skin as you and have used and own both products. Here's what I do. If my skin is good then I use the pp and some powder and I'm good to go. If I am having a bad skin day I use the beauty balm bc it gives me great coverage. I like to look natural and because the coverage is better than average I look like I have full make-up but I don't just the balm.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
bellebelle01
(Martindale, TX)
Question
Does the SPF in this give off a white/gray cast in photos?
asked 3 years, 1 month ago
comet630
(Greenville, NC)
on Tinted Beauty Balm SPF 20
7 answers
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answer 1
No, it does not create a white cast in photos. It actually looks great in pictures!
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
melissabt
answer 2
No way. This stuff looks great in photos. It looks like an HD tinted moisturizer.
answered 3 years ago
elissad
(Halifax, PA)
answer 3
I haven't had that problem. it's more of a glow, almost iridescent or pearly. Not so much that it looks greasy tho. hope that helps.
answered 3 years ago
tamama
(flushing, n.y.)
answer 4
I haven't noticed a white sheen in photos, so no?
answered 3 years ago
bingj
(Binghamton, NY)
answer 5
Not at all it leaves your skin looking young and fresh and beautiful
answered 3 years ago
patsy41
(11520)
answer 6
No it does not at all. This product is amazing if you need really light coverage.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
lainey1980
(Herndon, Va)
answer 7
No. No white cast.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
mrsbunny
(Camarillo, CA)
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Dooes Too Faced BB cream contain ANY amount of sparkle or gillter whatsoever?
I need to know. Most people don't seem to recognize that tarte's soomth op. actually has very fine pink and gold flecks of annoying shimmer loaded into the product. I'm looking for a bb cream that is shimmer-free.
asked 2 years ago
MaggieMarch17
(Fayetteville, NC)
on Tinted Beauty Balm SPF 20
7 answers
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answer 1
It actually does have little flecks of shimmer through it when you look closely, I noticed that the first time I used it and was a bit disappointed. However it's hardly noticeable and just adds a nice luminous quality to the skin.
answered 7 months ago
itsemily13
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 2
I don't like "sparkly" either. This product doesn't seem to have any additional luminescence. Even so, as I prefer a more matte finish, I brush Make Up For Ever's HD powder over it (or, occ Mineral Veil) & then Mist & Fix to set it. I haven't had a problem looking too dewy or sparkly.
answered 7 months ago
Priscilla225
(New York, NY)
answer 3
Unless if it's super super super subtle, I'm pretty certain there's no sparkle/glitter in this. I've never noticed an inkling of it in mine at least.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
svnnyskies
(Vancouver, BC)
answer 4
It has a touch of glitter/shimmer, but its very very minimal and adds a slight but beautiful glow. I wouldn't worry about it too much
answered 2 years ago
stewymorg
(Rochester, NY)
answer 5
NO GLITTER!! I would not wear a BB cream that had glitter and this one does not and I use it every day! It is fabulous and I love Too Faced products.
answered 2 years ago
heybeckbeck
(Kent, WA)
answer 6
I don't think this has any sparkle or glitter, but it gives your skin a subtle almost dewy glow. I am 45 and love it so I don't want to look like a teenager or a clown either. It reminds me of having been in the sun and the way your skin glows from that.
answered 2 years ago
jinglestar
(Charleston WV)
answer 7
The Too Faced BB Cream is luminous, but not glittery. It definitely provides a natural glow and flawless finish. If you have a store near you, we suggest picking up a sample!
answered 2 years ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
Non comedigenic
Is this non comidegenic? I don't want to clog pores.
asked 3 years, 1 month ago
juliannk
(Las Vegas, NV)
on Tinted Beauty Balm SPF 20
6 answers
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answer 1
I have been using this product for about two weeks and have not found it to be pore-clogging. In fact, I had a major breakout (pimples) when I started using it and that has since cleared up. Plus, the no fragrance thing is great.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
dancinshoes
(Fulton, NY)
answer 2
It only says that its hypo-allergenic. Not sure if that's the same thing, or not.
answered 3 years ago
lipsnyc
(NYC)
answer 3
I have a similar issue and breakout a lot. That is why it was recommended to me. I haven't had any issues or breakouts using this product which is a huge surprise to me. I also use a Clarisonic to remove my make-up which helps a lot!
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
tgran
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 4
well, it claims that it wont clog pores, and I've been wearing this for a few days and it hasn't broken me out yet. I would say that if you are prone to break outs, you should get a sample and try it before buying, to see how your skin does with it. Good luck hun!
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
beautygloss
(durham, nc)
answer 5
Yes
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
nankan
(Toledo, Ohio)
answer 6
this product is not fully non-condemic, as it contains dimethicone.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
janinebt
Question
Application?
Do you apply this to your entire face, for just blend out from your nose onto you cheeks? I swatched it in the store and it has a nice shimmer, if you put it all over your face, is it too much? How do you ladies apply it?
asked 3 years, 1 month ago
cmbt
(New York)
on Tinted Beauty Balm SPF 20
6 answers
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answer 1
It looks good all over the face
answered 3 years ago
lagirlinhawaii
(Honolulu, HI)
answer 2
I use it all over (except for eyelids ... I use urban decay primer potion there). It looks great all over. When used on your entire face, you just look dewy and radiant, not shimmery or glittery.
answered 3 years ago
aujen
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 3
I apply this all over my face. My forehead tends to be lighter than my cheeks, so it works well to even out the tone.
answered 3 years ago
bingj
(Binghamton, NY)
answer 4
I apply it to my entire face is that light. I do my eyes first if I'm going out if not I can just use mascara n lip gloss and out the door looking great!
answered 3 years ago
patsy41
(11520)
answer 5
i put it all over my face and it works just find, maybe try adding a face powder on top if you feel its too shimmery hope this helps (:
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
kailag
(Austin, TX)
answer 6
I had one of the women that work at Sephora apply this to my entire face with her fingers. I bought it on the spot and have loved it ever since. It gives just the lightest coverage while evening out your skin tone, gives you a beautiful dewey glow AND has SPF. WIn, win! I just put a dot on both cheeks, nose, chin and forehead and rub it in. The woman at Sephora said not to pat it but to rub it in like lotion. Hope this helps!
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
lainey1980
(Herndon, Va)
Question
which color has a yellow and which has a nuetral base? I can't have pink . I have a ruddy complexion
asked 3 years ago
Raebella
(Cape Cod <MA)
on Tinted Beauty Balm SPF 20
6 answers
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answer 1
I would try the new Linen shade. I've found that it has a more neutral beige undertone than Creme or Nude. You can sort of tell even by the swatch colors online that Linen looks more neutral than Creme or Nude. My skin has some pinkness to it and neither Creme or Nude neutralized the pinkness enough for me. Creme overly accentuated the yellow undertone of my light-medium Asian skin and Nude made me look a bit ashy brown, as if I tanned a bit. I'm so glad they came out with the new Linen shade. Give it a try by sampling it at a store.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
bakerbee
(San Diego, CA)
answer 2
I have light skin, and reddish cheeks. I started with the Vanilla Glow, and I liked it, but it's summer now and I switched to the Cream Glow. Gives me a little more color, blends beautifully, covers the red (better than the VG), and looks natural. I'd spring for the Cream Glow, and if it's a tad too dark, mix it half and half with another moisturizer or sunscreen.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
SisterSarah
(Sunny Florida)
answer 3
Cream glow. I have a problem with redness and this one really helps to counteract that.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
dancinshoes
(Fulton, NY)
answer 4
NUDE GLOW.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
gina13
(Long Island, NY)
answer 5
I have redness in my complexion and I use the vanilla creme; it covers it all.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
crewfan
(Reynoldsburg, Oh)
answer 6
I believe they all have slightly yellow undertones. I use Nude glow.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
baileyy
(Baltimore Maryland)
Question
What shade to use?
I have yellow undertones but I wouldn't say i'm tan or olive at all. Not super light either. Brown hair hazel eyes. Should I go with the cream or the nude shade?
asked 3 years ago
jojo54321
(Portland, ME)
on Tinted Beauty Balm SPF 20
6 answers
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answer 1
If you have yellow undertones, I recommend using the color that gives you a little bit of a rosy glow to counteract any sallowness. So whichever one has a rosy tint to it, would be my recommendation.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
dancinshoes
(Fulton, NY)
answer 2
Nude shade.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
gina13
(Long Island, NY)
answer 3
I have yellow undertones and the Cream Glow brightens up my complexion and looks natural. Yellow based makeups match me but don't do anything for my complexion.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
lillibet
(Pittsburgh, PA)
answer 4
If you're more medium than olive/tan I would definitely go cream glow over nude glow, this product does run a bit dark. I have light to medium skin, more on the medium side and cream glow is perfect. In terms of undertones it's quite neutral, I would not say this is pink
answered 3 years ago
jlbm81
(Australia)
answer 5
Sounds like we have similar complexions - I went with the cream glow and have been very happy!
answered 3 years ago
staceywright
(Tampa, FL)
answer 6
definitely go for the nude, I was wondering the same because I am lighter skined, but it is so sheer that is gives a sun-kissed glow rather than looking unnaturally dark :)
answered 3 years ago
hc34
Question
What shade should I choose?
I typically wear shades with names including buff beige, sand beige, natural or nude. What shade would be appropriate for my skin, also keeping in mind my skin shade will slightly darken with summer sun coming?
asked 3 years ago
krissyg4
on Tinted Beauty Balm SPF 20
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
NUDE GLOW
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
gina13
(Long Island, NY)
answer 2
I first purchased the medium shade and felt it was a bit dark but still looked good. I then tried the shade lighter and it is perfect. I will save the other when summer comes and I tend to darken a bit.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
Anonymous
(Youngstown)
answer 3
You probably need cream glow. I have used the shades you mention and cream glow brightens up my complexion.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
lillibet
(Pittsburgh, PA)
answer 4
I am the same, plus I go tanning. Go with Nude Glow.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
baileyy
(Baltimore Maryland)
answer 5
I usually wear those colors (Sand Beige) or in Bare Minerals, I use Medium Beige. I use the Nude Glow color in this BB cream, it's got a lot more color than the name would suggest.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
bananabrains
(NY)
answer 6
I have light to medium skin with neutral beige undertones and by the sounds of it wear similar shades of makeup to you (I wear medium beige in BE) I bought the cream glow and it's perfect.

Undertones are neutral, and I wouldn't worry about it being too light in summer. My sister borrowed mine, her skin is a couple of shades darker than mine and it looked great on her too
answered 3 years ago
jlbm81
(Australia)
Question
Color
I cannot tell if you have the order of darkness in the color line-up? That being the vanilla one is the lightest? According to the names of the other ones, it does not appear it is......
asked 2 years, 2 months ago
Shellyra
(Rigby, ID)
on Tinted Beauty Balm SPF 20
6 answers
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answer 1
Linen glow is a light beige and its a shade lighter than the Creme Glow, which I would describe as a medium beige, but lighter than Nude Glow. Vanilla Glow is lighter than Linen.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
ocshopper123
(Brea, So Cal)
answer 2
I'm unsure about Linen Glow, but I purchased Snow Glow after returning Vanilla, and it's far less yellow. (Vanilla Glow was farrrrr too yellow for me).
answered 2 years ago
aristarr
(New York, NY)
answer 3
If you go to a local retailer they usually have display products that they will let you try in order to find out which color fits best.
answered 2 years ago
JulissaajC
(Bay Area, CA)
answer 4
To me, the color lineup is not in order from light-to-dark. It is "kind of" a combination of cool/neutral/warm overtones from light-to-dark. I had to return "Linen" for "Vanilla Glow" because the store lighting gave me a false impression of the true color .
answered 2 years ago
thenoseknows
(Rockville MD)
answer 5
Yes, the vanilla is the lightest. It's not as heavily pigmented as concealer or foundation, so it only needs to be correct within a few shades. I have fair skin, but if I tan in the summer, I probably won't need to change it.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
klutz
(New York, NY)
answer 6
snow glow, i'm certain, is the lightest
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
kritterrn
(struthers, OH)
Question
What Color To Pick + Coverage + Will It Make Me Break Out?
I have quite fair skin with pink undertones, blue-green eyes, and red-brown hair (I am going to get red to blonde ombre in less than a month) and am not sure which shade I should get. Would the lightest shade be to yellow for me?
Also, how is the coverage? Would you say light to medium? And is it buildable?
Lastly, will it make someone with sensitive acne-prone skin break out?

Haha I know these are a lot of questions but I really do not want to pay a lot of money for a BB cream that will not work for me - I've never tried one before.
asked 2 years ago
michellexlynn
(Donald, Oregon)
on Tinted Beauty Balm SPF 20
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
It also does not make you break out, I found my skin was doing a lot better while using this.
answered 7 months ago
itsemily13
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 2
I would say you should get Snow Glow, it has a neutral-pink undertone to it.

As for coverage, its definitely light and will not cover any active breakouts, if you have darker scarring and pigmentation you may need to cover that up with a concealer as well. I find that it can be built up, but probably not enough to skip concealer. I also have problematic skin and I still had to conceal some things even after two layers of product. That's not saying it does nothing because it definitely helps and makes your skin look incredible. I was very impressed by this product.

As for the lasting power I found that it was pretty amazing once I set it. I used the Coty Airspun Loose powder to set it, and it lasted for hours. And this was on a hot summer day in southern california, and I do tend to get pretty oily throughout the day.
answered 7 months ago
itsemily13
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 3
Color is hard to say, I would goto a sephora near by and have them try it on for you. I'm not extreammly pail I can tan a little, but not much and I use the vinilla glow. deff light coverage. I use a foundation over it. (let it dry first) and it actually will help you acne! pretty amazing
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
FLMI
answer 4
my skin actually cleared up while using this product because it is so light. I would say the lightest would be good for you and it isn't very yellowy because it blends in really well. I love this one. Best BB I ever used. I don't have to wear anythign else
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
wonderplum
answer 5
I have oily, ance-prone skin and it did not make me break out. Also, it felt very light on, not greasy at all. Similar to tinted moisturizers. The finish is amazing for such light coverage. I receive more compliments when wearing this compared to my usual mineral foundation make-up!
answered 2 years ago
CaliDocMom
answer 6
I'm not sure what color you should get as I have olive skin and I use nude glow. I would say the coverage is medium and it is not buildable. I use a powder over it and I think it is more than enough coverage. It shouldn't make you break out. It feels so lightweight on your skin especially compared to foundation.
answered 2 years ago
lan1234
(Los Angeles, ca)
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