Salt New York

Sneaky Balm Hydrating Skin Tint Refills

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**Absolutely zero retouching, airbrushing, or editing has been done to the models' skin in these photos. They are wearing Sneaky Balm only with NO concealer, bronzer, or blush, etc. to show exactly how the product looks on its own.**

Best Practices for using Sneaky Balm

  • Remember that it is made to be worn as a tint and apply light layers.
  • Lock down your skin care routine, and be sure to exfoliate regularly with a chemical exfoliant.
  • Apply moisturizer beforehand to prime the skin and even out your skin's natural oils.
  • Set lightly with a translucent powder if you have oily skin and you prefer to keep the shine down throughout the day (if you like a dewy look then feel free to skip!)

Check out this video for FAQ, a Demo, and more details about how to use Sneaky Balm :).

0:00 Intro/The qualities I wanted to create in a complexion product

9:22 How I learned to formulate and create the cosmetics for Salt + a breakdown of some of the science of complexion makeup + some information about why we only have "neutral" colors in the range

20:30 Answering FAQs about Sneaky Balm and sharing tips for application

37:16 Applying the Sneaky Balm

Sneaky Balm Hydrating Skin Tint

The sneakiest skin tint. A soft, dewy finish. Long lasting for a hydrating skin tint type of formula, not long lasting compared to a matte finish liquid foundation, so let's say medium lasting? Medium lasting! They're chock full of nourishing ingredients like pomegranate, jojoba, & grape seed oils, and contain absolutely zero nonsense ingredients like talc, fragrance, or mineral oil. 

  • Vegan + cruelty free
  • Non-comedogenic 
  • Hand poured in New York City
  • So fresh
  • So clean
  • So fresh and so clean clean


Zero waste. We designed this system to be as good for the planet as it is for your face. We spent months talking to recycling experts, and researching all the ways we could deliver these precious square babies to y'all without compromising our standards. We landed on simple envelopes that are both recyclable and made from post consumer recycled paper. They have a small insert in the front to protect the tints, but don't worry if your pan becomes intimate with the insert and things...get a little messy. It's perfectly normal for the tint to get on the back of the insert and won't affect the quality of your product at all. 


Dimensions 1.5"x1.5"

Weight .15oz


Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Candelilla Wax, Kaolin Clay, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Vitis Vinifera (Grape Seed Oil), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba Seed Oil), Punica Granatum (Pomegranate Seed Oil), Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower Seed Oil), Propylene Carbonate, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499.)



Customer Reviews

Based on 134 reviews
Jennifer Adkins
The good and the uncertain

I’ve been wearing mineral powder foundation forever, but wanted to try something new. I purchased sneaky balm, radiant, sculpt and bronze and lip and cheek (+ 4 palettes). I’m still figuring out how to best apply and don’t feel confident in that yet. I’m used to matte finish and this is not that, so I use a sheer setting powder at the end.

The good: Despite never feeling like I am applying properly, sneaky balm does leave my skin pretty flawless and I’m happy about that. The radiant is *perfect* and you only need a little bit. I think it will last forever. I use the sculpt and bronze as a bronzer and it’s super. I will absolutely repurchase radiant and sculpt and bronze.

The uncertain: I’ve only had this for a couple of weeks. I don’t really feel like I use a lot, tbh, but I already hit the bottom of the sneaky balm. Obviously I still have a lot in there but I’m used to mineral makeup lasting forever and wonder how long one palette will last. Obviously the price is where it’s not terrible to repurpose often, but wish this product was bigger in general. I also have no idea how one would use a brush to put this on or blend it in, as it’s thick and I can only get it out of the palette with a sponge. It’s likely my lack of experience. I think I may like this better in the cooler months where I don’t mind a little shine. The lip and cheek does add a bit of color to my cheeks, but it’s quite sheer for my lips, so I don’t use it as lip color. I also purchased four of the cases as the 4-in-1 was out of stock. 3 out of 4 were lacking enough adhesive for the mirrors to stay in place. It’s not a big deal really, but worth noting.

Abigail Faulkner
Really lovely

I've tried a lot of skin tints/balms/etc, and this one is a top 5 for sure. I'm on my second pan, and it gives my dry skin such a nice blurred finish. It doesn't cling to dry patches, and it minimizes my pores very well. I use a light dusting of translucent powder over it, which works well. Highly recommend.

Maryann Gonzalez
excellent product

I LOVE THIS STUFF !!! I will soon be 61 and still have oily acne prone skin . Even though I have old acne marks and large pores I need light coverage . I have always felt that full , heavy coverage actually draws more attention to texture and pores . The color is spot on . I have become a SALT NY convert .Kiki created an amazing line . Highy recommend .

This shits bananas

I love all the makeup Salt New York has. I use the sneaky balm daily and love how light and natural it feels while still giving me good coverage. I’ve been using it for a few years now and don’t plan on stopping, which is a big deal for me be since I used to rotate to a new brand every time I ran out. All of the tints and concealer blend nicely with it too.


I prefer a minimal coverage look to let my skin shine through and this product provides that. It also sits well on top of my skincare and works well with my dry skin (other products tend to dry me out throughout the day). I also find that I can wear N11 or N12 pretty interchangeably, so I think the color is forgiving.