Monday, 10 June 2019

Review: Colorbar Perfect Match Beauty Balm 002 Honey Glaze, SPF 20

Hello everyone,
Today, I am going to review Colorbar Perfect Match Beauty Balm in the shade 002 Honey Glaze. Although the brand says this Beauty Balm caters to all skin types, I would tag it under the best BB creams for normal to combination skin types! Wondering why? Keep reading!!

Review of Colorbar Perfect Match Beauty Balm 002 Honey Glaze, SPF 20

About Colorbar 002 Honey Glaze Beauty Balm, SPF 20:

Makeup and skincare come together to create a perfect match! This multi-benefit beauty balm hydrates, smoothes, protects and corrects skin with sheer coverage in one effortless step. Enhanced with a blend of potent botanicals and antioxidants, the fresh and airy formula boosts luminosity, diminishes the signs of aging and repairs uneven skin tone while protecting it with broad-spectrum sun protection.

Colorbar Perfect Match Beauty Balm 002 Honey Glaze, SPF 20
Product Description


Category: Beauty balm, BB Cream
Types of skin: All skin types
Shade: 002 Honey Glaze for medium skin tone
Price & quantity: Rs. 599/ for 29g Buy from here
Availability: Colorbar stores across India & online


Ingredients of Colorbar Perfect Match Beauty Balm 002 Honey Glaze, SPF 20

My Experience With Colorbar Perfect Match Beauty Balm Honey Glaze 002:

Colorbar Perfect Match has three shades in their BB cream section- 001 Vanilla Crème, 002 Honey Glaze and 100 White Light. I picked 002 Honey Glaze for my medium skin tone (MAC NC 40 for reference) as suggested by the Sales Assistant at the store.

Colorbar Perfect Match Beauty Balm 002 Honey Glaze, SPF 20 Review
Colorbar 002 Honey Glaze BB Beauty Balm

Product Packaging:

Colorbar Perfect Match Beauty Balm comes in a small, cute cardboard packaging wherein all the product related information is printed. The BB cream Honey Glaze 002 comes in a beautiful flat, tube packaging fitted with a firm silver-coloured screw lid. The packaging is compact, lightweight and leak-proof hence travel-friendly.

Texture, Price of Colorbar Perfect Match Beauty Balm 002 Honey Glaze, SPF 20

Product Texture:

Colorbar Beauty Balm 002 Honey Glaze shade has yellow undertones in it so it’s absolutely suitable for medium to dusky skin tones. The texture of this BB cream is creamy, mousse type with a thick consistency. It has a mild, unnoticeable fragrance.

Colorbar Perfect Match Beauty Balm 002 Honey Glaze, SPF 20 Price, Swatch, Review

How I use:

I take a pea-sized amount of this cream for my face & apply it with my fingertips. Post application, I press my fingers against the skin so that it melts into the skin nicely. Remember, this BB cream dries fast, so you need to blend it quickly. I have never used any brush or sponge to apply a BB cream thus can’t comment on how it’d work. I have dark circles and blemishes too, hence to cover them I apply the concealer & corrector underneath this beauty balm. The steps are moisturizer-sunscreen (if daytime)-corrector-concealer-BB cream-Face powder.

Note: Upon the first application, you may feel “What the hell is going on? Why does it look & feel muddy on the skin? Why it shows up the dry patches?” things like these! At least, I felt that!! Don’t fret, just moisturise your skin really well before using this beauty balm. Use my technique and try to blend it fast. 

Product Performance:

The formula of this beauty balm is non-comedogenic and paraben-free thus it’s pretty much safe for the acne-prone, sensitive skinned beauties. Earlier I have tried Garnier BB cream, Maybelline clear glow BB stick and Dr G Hydra Intensive Blemish Balm. Amongst those, Garnier one broke me out badly!! Thankfully, I have never experienced any breakouts or skin irritations with this Colorbar beauty balm. This Colorbar BB cream also boasts SPF 20 yet leaves no white cast behind!

It blends in well without being cakey and provides an even, natural look with a dewy finish to the skin. The coverage is sheer but buildable and also can be worn under foundation for extra coverage as per their claim. However, it doesn’t cover the acne blemishes, only conceals the minor imperfections of the skin. In summers it stays for around 3-4 hours, lasts long in winters though! 

Anamika Chattopadhyaya wearing Colorbar 002 Honey Glaze BB cream with Maybelline Peach O Puff Face Powder, NBAM Blog, Beauty Blogger
Wearing Colorbar 002 Honey Glaze Beauty Balm

What I don’t like about this beauty balm is it accentuates the dry patches on my skin so I need to moisturise my skin really well before applying it. On the other hand, this BB cream is not sweat-proof hence during summers when I sweat like a pig, it slides off pretty quick!

Moreover, to my dismay, Colorbar 002 Honey Glaze shade oxidizes on me! I must get the other lighter shade- Vanilla next time to avoid this issue. For the last two years, every single product be it foundation or BB/CC cream, all have been oxidizing on my skin within 3 hours of application. Even though I use a nice primer & a moisturizer (without SPF formula) underneath, they still would oxidize!! Also, I don’t use this beauty balm daily so cannot comment on its role in the skin texture improvement.

Oily Skin types- need to use a primer and set it with a nice oil-controlling
face powder. Best for winters.

Dry Skin types- need to moisturize & prime their skin nicely before
applying this BB cream

It comes off easily with a good makeup remover. I use Bioderma Micellar Water/Nivea Micellar wipes followed by washing my face with the regular cleanser.


What I Like About Colorbar Honey Glaze 002 BB Cream:

  • Perfect shade for warm, Indian skin tones
  • Gives a beautiful natural finish
  • Skin looks even-toned, smooth and luminous
  • Infused with a blend of potent botanicals & anti-oxidants
  • Non-comedogenic (it doesn't clog the pores)!
  • Has no parabens
  • Mild fragrance
  • Loaded with broad-spectrum SPF 20, protecting skin from harmful rays
  • No breakouts/irritations
  • Great for sensitive, acne-prone skin types
  • Best for everyday use


What I Dislike About Colorbar Honey Glaze 002 BB cream:

  • Expensive for the quantity it comes! 
  • It dries quickly. So make sure your skin is moisturized and you’re blending it fast!
  • Not sweat-proof, transfer-proof and waterproof!
  • The coverage is sheer. Doesn’t cover scars/blemishes!
  • Clings on to dry patches which can be solved by applying moisturizer before using it!
  • It oxidizes and makes my skin look darker! I have no clue why it’s happening to me. 

NBAM Rating: 4.7/5

To conclude,
Colorbar Perfect Match Beauty Balm with SPF 20, Honey Glaze 002 is true to its all claims to a great extent. This shade is best suited for all the medium to dusky skin toned beauties. It is an amazing paraben-free, everyday-wear BB cream, ideal for normal-combination skin folks. If used with a nice oil-controlling primer and face powder, this beauty balm lasts long on my skin even in hot summers. I am on my second tube and totally love this product πŸ’—. 

Colorbar Perfect Match Beauty Balm 002 Honey Glaze, SPF 20 Review
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If you are on the lookout for a wonderful BB cream for your sensitive skin then give this Colorbar Beauty Balm a try!!

Highly recommended! πŸ‘

See you soon πŸ’—

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  1. Is it bad that the name of this make up is actually making me hungry? lol

  2. Oh boy, does that stuff sound great. I really want to give it a try. I'm always on the lookout fore new products to try.

  3. Sounds like a great beauty product! I've not heard of this brand before so will check them out...

  4. I love BB cream! It's perfect for my skin tone and helps tremendously with my sensitive skin.

  5. I have been in search of a great cream that will be good through the summer. It is quite hard as I get more and more tan every weekend.

  6. This sounded great until you said it doesn’t hold up in the heat. I spend all my time either in south Texas or even further south Florida, so I’m always in the heat. Otherwise, this sounds like a great product overall.

  7. I do like that it has a SPF of 20 and since I have an oily complexion it might not dry as fast while applying it as it does for you. But, it would not get much wear here in the South as most of the year it is Summer.

  8. What a comprehensive review of this product! It sounds like it really works well for you.

  9. Very interesting & informative post! You've detailed the steps in the application process, which is very helpful indeed.

  10. Oh I know those foundations where it makes your skin really dry. What I do is, like you said, I mix it with the hydrating cream so it doesn't make my skin bad

  11. This looks like a great product to try. I love finding coverups that have SPF in them.

  12. I've never used these products but they sound great. I will definitely consider trying them.

  13. I really love this this sound like is the best skin medication i think i will try it thanks for sharing

  14. It sounds like a great product. It gave your skin a nice bronze glow. I just started wearing makeup, so I have a lot to learn. Thanks for such a comprehensive review.

  15. I'm usually not a fan of BB creams, for some reason they never really work for me! I have dry skin and some discoloration, so I need something to moisturize deeply and cover up my imperfections.

  16. It sounds really nice. Too bad that it oxidizes though. Hopefully you have better luck with another shade.

  17. That gives you such a gorgeous glow! Since our skin types are similar, I'll be trying this.

  18. i'll have to try this. i have combo oily skin

  19. This sounds like an interesting product. It's great that it's travel friendly, but a bummer it shows dry spots. I have dry skin so I can sympathize.

  20. I hadn't heard of this beauty product before. Sounds like a good one.

  21. I like that it's leak-proof. That is important this time of year when so many of us are traveling.

  22. I’ve not tried colorbar products yet – so your review was extremely helpful. I like the fact that they are inexpensive!

  23. Thanks for the intro to this product, as I've never heard of it before. Looks like one I will use.

  24. This sounds great for summer. That's the only time I use something with SPF built-in, but then it's a requirement.

  25. I love BB cream. It works wonders on my skin.

  26. Sounds great that this is good for acne prone skin! A shame about the fact that it oxidises though, as this is something I always worry about with base makeup.

  27. I've been using BB foundation for such a long time...sounds like a great brand!

  28. Ooo I like the look of this product for sure. My have to give this a go xx

  29. A little dark for me but I'd love to try color match and see how it goes for my skin tone

  30. Thanks for sharing this nice BB cream which will help those who are looking to get one but are still undecided.

  31. It can be difficult to find fiundation that addresses all our needs. When we do, most of us stick to it. I have only one foundation by a company that really works for me.