Review: theBalm Sexy Mama
TheBalm’s Sexy Mama is a translucent, mattifying powder that “matches the skin so perfectly that even your most attentive admirer will suspect nothing”.
|Not totally sure why there are daisies between her knees, but I’ll allow it.|
I bought this product a while ago, and I think it’s perfect for dusting on your face at the end of your makeup routine, pulling your whole face together.
|Big old mirrors are handy.|
The product looks a bit peach-colored, but it certainly appears invisible on my face. I did my best to make a swatch, but I couldn’t build it up enough to display any sort of color. To me, that suggests that this product will probably work acceptably for a variety of skin tones.
|The product close up.|
I hate being a greaseball, but I don’t always want my skin to be an eerie, rubbery looking matte. One of the things I really like about Sexy Mama is that it stops me from looking like I rubbed my face against a plate of french fries, but it doesn’t take away any of the luminous qualities of my skin.
|Before and After applying theBalm’s Sexy Mama|
At full price, this costs about $20 for 0.25oz, or about $80 an ounce. Although this isn’t an unreasonable price, I have officially reached the point that I refuse to pay full price for theBalm products. Their frequent appearance on HauteLook alone makes it difficult to justify paying full retail price for these products.
Case in point: theBalm recently announced a really great sale. On April 1st, every product on their website will be 50% off. Although I love and appreciate these enormous sales, this kind of thing draws my attention to both the high markup of their products. And, because of the frequency of these huge discounts, I have a hard time saying that a product is worth the full price when simply waiting for a couple weeks will give you the chance to try it for a much cheaper rate. (That being said, mark your calendars for April 1st, guys.)