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Tinted Moisturizer SPF18, Light 2.25 oz (63 g)

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A Glam Girls Go-To for a Golden Glow

theBalm plumped your pucker, concealed your late nights, and gave you a hint of tint.  Now, theBalm is building the foundation for a flawless face with the launch of BalmShelter Tinted Moisturizer SPF 18.  A superior formulation that provides long lasting moisture, BalmShelter Tinted Moisturizer leaves skin looking smooth and feeling silky.   

theBalm founder, Marissa Shipman, knew exactly what she wanted to achieve, saying, "I wanted to create a product that gave you that polished glow you have in the best photograph ever taken of you.  The picture you email to someone you've never met.  I wanted to bottle that perfect skin, and decided to throw in some SPF while I was at it." 

Key ingredients include:

  • Allantoin ~ added to heal, moisturize, soothe, acting as an anti-irritating and non-toxic agent.  It is a valuable cell-proliferating healing ingredient which stimulates healthy tissue formation and will improve skin over time with daily use. 
  • Hexyl Laurate ~ to help maintain smooth, soft pliable skin, so skin stays hydrated.
  • Octinoxate and Octisalate ~ to work as a safe and effective UV-B absorber. 
  • Avobenzone ~ to provide a broad-spectrum UV-A protection when combined with Octinoxate and Octisalate.

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theBalm BalmShelter Tinted Moisturizer SPF18, Light, 2.25 oz
 
4.7

(based on 13 reviews)

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100%

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Pros

  • Lightweight (9)
  • Moisturizes (6)
  • Blends well (4)
  • Easy to apply (4)
  • Non-greasy (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily use (7)
    • Sensitive skin (7)
    • Fine lines/wrinkles (4)
    • Redness/ blotchiness (4)
    • Uneven skin tone (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Survivalist / minimalist (4)
      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair (3)
      • Skin Type:
      • Combination (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great Tint! Too Bad It's Not Sweatproof

    I'm a 24 year old Chinese female and have tried a lot of drugstore brand tinted moisturizers (nothing comes close to this one!), I've tried Covergirl, Revlon, Physicians formula, etc. they...Read complete review

    I'm a 24 year old Chinese female and have tried a lot of drugstore brand tinted moisturizers (nothing comes close to this one!), I've tried Covergirl, Revlon, Physicians formula, etc. they were either too sheer, cakey, or orange (respectively).

    I really liked this one because it's non comodegenic, great for sensitive users, and has no fragrance! The colour is true to color. I purchased Light. The bottle (2 oz) will last you about 2 1/2 months so it's very practical!

    The cons of this is that it is not sweatproof/waterproof (so don't wear during beach) nor is the SPF high enough (18...but it's better than most). Also it would help to have more colours!

    Other than that I use this when I go to work or when I'm running errands, it's a great find.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Nice alternative.

    I am in my late 60s, and my skin, which has always been good, has aged normally. This means it is getting drier and needs a little extra hydration, so I use...Read complete review

    I am in my late 60s, and my skin, which has always been good, has aged normally. This means it is getting drier and needs a little extra hydration, so I use this product over my usual non-oily moisturizer. I think many older women make the mistake of applying too much foundation which only makes the skin look dessicated. I find that a tinted moisturizer followed with a bit of concealer under the eyes and on any blemishes is enough for me. I finish with a very light patting of powder on my nose. For washed-out days I also apply a bit of sheer blush on cheek apples. My only criticisms of theBalm tinted moisturizer is that 1) it is almost as opaque as a foundation and care must be taken not to apply too much and 2) the "light" shade is a bit too yellow for me. I'd prefer a more neutral color (like #30 in Lancome foundation).

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    5.0

    Love it!

    By Melissa

    from Brooklyn, NY

    describe yourself Brand Buyer

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Easy To Apply
    • Goes On Smoothly
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Light To Medium Coverage

      Comments about theBalm BalmShelter Tinted Moisturizer SPF18, Light, 2.25 oz:

      I've been using this tinted moisturizer for years. The shades run on the dark side. I have a light-medium tone and use this in Light and during the summer I will use the light/medium shade. Blends in easily and provides light coverage. The finish is very natural on my oily skin. I have tried other high end tinted moisturizers and like this one the best. It is a great value.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium

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      4.0

      it is "The Balm"!

      By rockymom

      from Huntington WV

      describe yourself Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Easy To Apply
      • Goes On Smoothly
      • Good Pigmentation
      • Lightweight
      • Long-Lasting
      • Matte Finish

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Dry Skin
        • Mature Skin
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about theBalm BalmShelter Tinted Moisturizer SPF18, Light, 2.25 oz:

        I love this. Gives skin a great texture and smoothness.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair

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        5.0

        My New Favorite Thing

        By Nicole

        from Venice, CA

        describe yourself Brand Buyer

        See all my reviews

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Easy To Apply
        • Goes On Smoothly
        • Good Pigmentation
        • Lightweight
        • Long-Lasting
        • Noncomodegenic

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
          • Dry Skin
          • Light To Medium Coverage
          • Mature Skin
          • Normal Skin
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about theBalm BalmShelter Tinted Moisturizer SPF18, Light, 2.25 oz:

          This is my exact match, compliments my Light Time Balm Concealer perfectly, has no scent, is gentle, buildable, and looks natural while doing it's job of evening out the appearance of my skin. It contains SPF 18 for added protection against the elements. I like the color and texture even more than Smashbox Sheer Focus Tinted Moisturizer with SPF 15. If they stop making this, I don't know what I'll do. I'm hooked.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair

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          5.0

          The best tinted moisturizer available

          By TJlover

          from Los Angeles, CA

          describe yourself Classic Style

          See all my reviews

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Easy To Apply
          • Good Pigmentation
          • Lightweight
          • Long Lasting
          • Natural Looking
          • Noncomedogenic
          • Smooth

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types
            • Everyday
            • Sensitive Skin
            • Travel

            Comments about theBalm BalmShelter Tinted Moisturizer SPF18, Light, 2.25 oz:

            There is almost nothing bad to say about this product except that it should be provided in a broader array of colors/tints. I've had difficulty finding tinted moisturizers that matched my skin tone. Most also do not apply very well, coming off in tiny pieces when you try to blend. Most are also not very comfortable to wear. Unlike regular moisturizers, they don't feel like they absorb, instead sitting on top of skin like foundation and sometimes even feeling cakey. But BalmShelter is the complete opposite. When applied, it makes my skin feel smooth and softer. I use the Light color which, when blended, completely evens out my skin, leaving it natural looking, not the made-up look. The SPF is a nice touch too. On days when I don't want to trouble myself with applying both moisturizer and foundation, BalmShelter is my go-to moisturizing solution.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair

            Comment on this review

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great Tint! Too Bad It's Not Sweatproof

            By Crystal the Girl

            from Los Angeles, CA

            describe yourself Minimalist

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Moisturizes
            • Non-Greasy
            • Smells Great
            • Softens Skin
            • Soothes Skin

            Cons

            • Not Sweatproof
            • Not Waterproof
            • SPF not high enough

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Enlarged Pores
            • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
            • Redness/ Blotchiness
            • Sensitive Skin
            • Uneven Skin Tone

            Comments about theBalm BalmShelter Tinted Moisturizer SPF18, Light, 2.25 oz:

            I'm a 24 year old Chinese female and have tried a lot of drugstore brand tinted moisturizers (nothing comes close to this one!), I've tried Covergirl, Revlon, Physicians formula, etc. they were either too sheer, cakey, or orange (respectively).

            I really liked this one because it's non comodegenic, great for sensitive users, and has no fragrance! The colour is true to color. I purchased Light. The bottle (2 oz) will last you about 2 1/2 months so it's very practical!

            The cons of this is that it is not sweatproof/waterproof (so don't wear during beach) nor is the SPF high enough (18...but it's better than most). Also it would help to have more colours!

            Other than that I use this when I go to work or when I'm running errands, it's a great find.

            • Skin Type:
            • Oily
            • Age:
            • 16-24

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Better than Others

            By Maria - Makeup Explorer

            from New York, NY

            describe yourself Beauty Expert

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Moisturizes

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
              • Uneven Skin Tone

              Comments about theBalm BalmShelter Tinted Moisturizer SPF18, Light, 2.25 oz:

              This is the best tinted moisturiser I've tried. It has a natural tone and creates an even palatte without feeling like you are wearing a heavy base layer. I am a light olive skinned Italian and I've found the color to be the perfect tone, I've chosen it over Stila, Laura Mercier and Lierac - I am on my third tube of this stuff. A little goes a long way so this lasts for a long time.

              • Skin Type:
              • Combination
              • Age:
              • 35-44

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Best tinted moisturizer I've ever used

              By Laura

              from Minneapolis

              describe yourself Beauty Conscious

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Moisturizes
              • Non-Greasy
              • Soothes Skin

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use

                Comments about theBalm BalmShelter Tinted Moisturizer SPF18, Light, 2.25 oz:

                I've tried a lot of tinted moisturizers and this one is the best. It doesn't leave my skin greasy or chalking looking. The coverage is enough to minimize pores and fine lines but allows my natural skin tone to come through. My face looks like me but better!

                • Skin Type:
                • Combination
                • Age:
                • 45-54

                Comment on this review

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Subtle, but leaves skin glowing!

                By Diane

                from Chicago-area

                describe yourself Minimalist

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Moisturizes
                • Sheer to light coverage
                • Softens Skin
                • Soothes Skin

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • Enlarged Pores
                  • Fine Lines/Wrinkles

                  Comments about theBalm BalmShelter Tinted Moisturizer SPF18, Light, 2.25 oz:

                  A very nice, sheer to light coverage tinted moisturizer. Has SPF with I love - UVA & UVB.

                  My best friend commented on how great my skin looked when I was wearing this.

                  This product gives me the dewy* look. I really like it so far! I've used it four times already.

                  *by dewy, I do NOT mean sparkly or shimmery. There is no glitter in this. I really do mean dewy!

                  • Skin Type:
                  • Normal

                  Comment on this review

                  (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Nice alternative.

                  By zoozie

                  from Way down South (Louisiana)

                  describe yourself Minimalist

                  See all my reviews

                  Pros

                  • Moisturizes
                  • Non-Greasy
                  • Soothes Skin

                  Cons

                  • Heavy

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • Redness/ Blotchiness
                  • Sensitive Skin
                  • Uneven Skin Tone

                  Comments about theBalm BalmShelter Tinted Moisturizer SPF18, Light, 2.25 oz:

                  I am in my late 60s, and my skin, which has always been good, has aged normally. This means it is getting drier and needs a little extra hydration, so I use this product over my usual non-oily moisturizer. I think many older women make the mistake of applying too much foundation which only makes the skin look dessicated. I find that a tinted moisturizer followed with a bit of concealer under the eyes and on any blemishes is enough for me. I finish with a very light patting of powder on my nose. For washed-out days I also apply a bit of sheer blush on cheek apples. My only criticisms of theBalm tinted moisturizer is that 1) it is almost as opaque as a foundation and care must be taken not to apply too much and 2) the "light" shade is a bit too yellow for me. I'd prefer a more neutral color (like #30 in Lancome foundation).

                  • Skin Type:
                  • Dry
                  • Age:
                  • 55+

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  5.0

                  Great stuff!

                  By Patty

                  from Clifton, NJ

                  describe yourself Minimalist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to use
                  • Great Coverage
                  • Great for Sensitive Skin
                  • Moisturizes
                  • Non-Greasy

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use
                    • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
                    • Redness/ Blotchiness
                    • Sensitive Skin
                    • Uneven Skin Tone

                    Comments about theBalm BalmShelter Tinted Moisturizer SPF18, Light, 2.25 oz:

                    I really like this. I use it to moisturize and in place of foundation and concealer.

                    • Skin Type:
                    • Combination
                    • Age:
                    • 55+

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