The Balm Sexy Mama Translucent Anti Shine Face Powder Review

The Balm, for all intents and purposes is a very cute brand to use and I have tried some bits and pieces from their range that have been quite successful.

This product, the Sexy Mama is a anti-shine translucent powder which is supposed to work for all skintones. The result is a matt, soft effect without a cakey look.

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It comes in a cute compact that is cardboard – I have always said I prefer plastic over cardboard but at least its not bulky.

The formula doesn’t have Parabens, Sulfates, Dyes, Fragrances, Phthalates. Good!

You don’t get a brush with this powder, but you do get a mirror:

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At first I wondered how universal this powder can actually be.

It looks like it almost has a slightly warm pink edge to it:

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But actually…its nice. Really nice.

I was also worried about it looking ashy (which it does look IF you slap it on). Otherwise it just leaves a beautiful glow, thats soft and – yes – kinda sexy.

Can’t vouch for how this would look on very dark skin though. I used it on me here, on my cheek and around the eye area. I think its quite nice:

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I find some powders that are just for taking away shine leave a whitish cast or look too powdery. I do think this is a great powder for adding a believable, soft glow to the face without any chalkiness.


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Its a really nice powder! Retails for about £15.

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  1. tigerslovepepper says

    I’m dying to find some of those TheBalm jewels on e-bay. No European seller, argh.