Spring equals perfect skin and with the new COVERGIRL TruMagic Perfecting Balms you can achieve that with just one swipe. If you are looking for glowy, fresh and perfected skin these new makeup items could be just what you need.


These new balms come in three different finishes: truMAGIC Luminizer, truMAGIC Skin Perfector and TruMAGIC Sun Kisser.This month I was sent the luminizer and perfector.These balms have a unique texture and feel very silky-very luxurious for a drug-store product.

The skin perfector is great for those oily girls out there. The product is silicone-based and claims to smooth pores, reduce shine and can be used throughout the day for on-the-go touch ups. While I haven’t personally tried them, Mally Cosmetics and Stila both have products like this on the market. The COVERGIRL one is the first affordable drugstore version. I really enjoyed using the product on days when I wasn’t wearing much makeup at all. It kept my skin matte for longer and kept my nose shine-free. However, I did not like the appearance when worn with a heavy foundation, especially one that had a satin or matte finish.  It tended to cake-up a bit around the sides of my nose if applied too frequently. I do like this product and would recommend it if you want to try an alternative to a pressed powder.


The luminizer is meant to be used as a cream highlighter along the bridge of the nose, brow bone, cheekbones, chin and cupid’s bow or any other places on your face you like to highlight. I like the idea of this product, but I don’t feel that this specific color works well for my skin tone. I am on the lighter side and this highlighter leans very gold-giving me that no-so-cute disco ball effect. I tend to go for champagne or cool-toned pink highlighters. Also, this had some noticeable glitter in it, which I am not a huge fan of. I do think this product would be a beautiful highlighter for someone with a medium to dark skin tone.


Overall, I enjoyed the skin perfector, but wasn’t a huge fan of the luminizer. I may eventually pick up the sun kisser to see if it’s a cheaper alternative to my beloved Chanel Bronze Universal.

This product is available for $ 9-11 at all mass-market retailers nationwide.

Tried it? Like it? Interested? Let me know in the comments below!


amanda brooke