Encased in a squeezable bronze tube, the Beauty Balm behaves like any other BB really and provides a sheer finish with a wash of bronze tint that is buildable. That said, I find that just one application does the trick and anything more than that can look a little on the orange side and as the kids say, aint nobody got time for that.
The Bronzing Beauty Balm contains watermelon extract which is said to protect the skin and 'high tech' ingredients Vitasource and dGlyage that are designed to firm and improve elasticity.
The balm has a 'menthol' type cooling sensation when applied, which is a nice touch since it's most likely to be used when it's hot outside.
The balm can be used instead of or on top of moisturiser - I prefer the latter as I find it gives a dewier finish when applied after moisturiser, but if your skin is oily I'd say you could use it instead of moisturiser and achieve a nice finish.
In terms of staying power, the balm seems to actually last really well, which I wasn't expecting for some reason.
|Left Side - Urban Decay Bronzing Beauty Balm. Right Side - nothing!|
All in all, I really like this product and the fact that it's on special at Beauty Bay for £16.45 instead of £23.50 makes it even more appealing! If you're a fake tanner or just want to add a bit of a summery glow to your complexion, pick up a tube of Urban Decay Naked Skin Bronzing Beauty Balm for sure.