If you’ve stayed away from beauty balms because you were worried none of them comes in the perfect shade of chocolate, here’s two to try: Balm Shelter by The Balm ($25), and SMASHBOX Camera Ready BB Cream ($39). Both give light coverage, moisturize and have an SPF. However, I think Balm Shelter might give a little bit more of a dewy look without appearing oily. I’m wearing “After Dark,” their deepest shade. Both beauty balms feel light and I hardly notice it’s on. At this point, unless I’m posing for a photo shoot or doing a video I use BB creams exclusively with no setting powder needed.
I killed two birds with one stone and applied Kevyn Aucoin’s “The Elegant Lip Gloss” on both my lips and cheeks in Vizcaya. If you like it, you’d better hurry. I think the company is phasing this item out, because it’s no longer available on the home site, but is still on sale at other places online.
Finally, I’ve got Too Faced “Better Than Sex” Mascara. The stuff is amaze balls. It’s build able and resists clumping and makes my lashes go POW. Finally I colored in my sparse eyebrows with an eye pencil from Anastasia Beverly Hills.
I applied all three items today before I went to yoga class, and it took less than five minutes.