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ULTABB Cream Beauty Balm SPF 20
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BB Cream Beauty Balm SPF 20

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Item #: 2231731

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ULTABB Cream Beauty Balm SPF 20
 
4.0

(based on 411 reviews)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (313)
  • Easy to apply (251)
  • Smooth (188)
  • Natural looking (166)
  • Good pigmentation (155)

Cons

  • Poor coverage (31)
  • Doesn't stay on (26)
  • Doesn't work (19)
  • Heavy (17)
  • Causes breakouts (15)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (207)
  • All skin types (97)
  • Daily use (93)
  • Travel (88)
  • Sensitive skin (76)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (154), Classic style (98), Budget shopper (75), Brand buyer (39), Trendy style (30)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (64), 30 minutes (51), 1+ hour (3)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (171), Medium (106), Deep (4)

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4.0

Good Formula

By Mrs. Perez

from Riverside, Ca

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Effective
  • Good Value
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Wear Off

Best Uses

  • Daily Use
  • On-the-go
  • Women

Comments about ULTA BB Cream Beauty Balm SPF 20:

I use this when I want light coverage. I liked the formula and feels good on my skin. Did have some wearing off issues

  • My Beauty Routine Takes:
  • 30 Minutes
 
4.0

i always use this

By Summer

from Dothan, AL

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Effective
  • Good Value
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Oily Skin
    • On-the-go
    • Women

    Comments about ULTA BB Cream Beauty Balm SPF 20:

    I use it under foundation or alone. It covers well for BB and it matches my skin tone. there is nothing bad to say about it.

    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 Minutes
     
    4.0

    can't wear alone, need to finish w/ pwdr

    By ang

    from ohio

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • On-the-go
      • Women

      Comments about ULTA BB Cream Beauty Balm SPF 20:

      love the spf
      had it on all day and still looks great

      • My Beauty Routine Takes:
      • 30 Minutes
       
      4.0

      Improved BB cream

      By Carol

      from Pasadena, California

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Value
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • On-the-go
        • Women

        Comments about ULTA BB Cream Beauty Balm SPF 20:

        I was disappointed the first time I used this product. It was dry and chalky. I decided to try it again, this time I bought the illuminating color. It was moist and creamy and went on smoothly. It was light, with just a little coverage. I also like that it is SPF 20 so it is a multi-purpose cosmetic.

        • My Beauty Routine Takes:
        • 10 Minutes
         
        4.0

        I love how this gives a shear coverage

        By Dana

        from Virginia Beach, VA

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Effective
        • Good Value
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Women

          Comments about ULTA BB Cream Beauty Balm SPF 20:

          I use this every morning before applyng by make up and it works great to blend in all the brown spots so they aren't as predominant when i apply the rest of my makeup.

          • My Beauty Routine Takes:
          • 30 Minutes
           
          1.0

          I really didnt like it

          By Marie

          from Boise Id

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Not Effective
            • Poor Texture

            Best Uses

              Comments about ULTA BB Cream Beauty Balm SPF 20:

              It was thick and cakey

              • My Beauty Routine Takes:
              • 30 Minutes
               
              3.0

              Sparkle City

              By Beth

              from Omaha

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about ULTA BB Cream Beauty Balm SPF 20:

                  After searching for the perfect BB cream I decided on this one. It helped that it came with a bunch of free gifts after purchase. I tried it at Ulta and I liked it.
                  It had good coverage and was pretty light weight.
                  I was very happy until I was out and about running errands and realized my hands were COVERED in light reflecting sparkle/mineral/glitter specks.
                  I immediately found a mirror and saw that my face looked the same as my hands and I looked like Edward Cullen in the sunlight. YIKES. Kind of my fault for not putting makeup on in good lighting but still. A girl only needs so much sparkle. I have pretty sensitive skin and after only one day of wear, this BB cream made me break out like a teen during testing week! I would not recommend this to those who arent a fan of sparkle and those with sensitive skin.

                  • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                  • 30 Minutes
                   
                  3.0

                  Lightweight, Good Coverage, A Bit Oily

                  By Steph

                  from Atlanta, GA

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Effective
                  • Good Value
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Oily
                  • Shiny

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • On-the-go

                  Comments about ULTA BB Cream Beauty Balm SPF 20:

                  Good coverage overall, less thick & heavy feeling than most BB creams. It does leave my skin a bit shinier / oilier than other BB creams I've tried but with a powder foundation on top it's fine. It also has a shimmery / glittery look that wasn't evident by the product description.

                  For the quality at this price point I would buy it again.

                  • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                  • 30 Minutes
                   
                  3.0

                  Does what it says!!

                  By Platinum Bella

                  from Hayward, CA

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Non-comedogenic

                  Cons

                  • Light Coverage

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • Oily Skin
                  • Winter Skin
                  • Women

                  Comments about ULTA BB Cream Beauty Balm SPF 20:

                  This item does what it says! It is a sheer moisturizer did not make me break out! I have oily combination skin and oftentimes break out when using a product labeled as a "moisturizer"- not this time! However, this product does have very light coverage (it IS sheer) and leaves a sparkly/luminous (NON-MATTE) finish. Leaves my skin too shiny in the summer but I have not tried it during the winter when I might appreciate more the glow it gives my skin. Very easy to apply and SPF 20 is a great time-saver. I purchased it during the half-price sale and am unsure I would purchase it at full price.

                  • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                  • 30 Minutes
                   
                  4.0

                  Great product

                  By Erika

                  from Fort Wayne, IN

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Effective
                  • Good Value
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Shine

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • Men
                  • On-the-go
                  • Women

                  Comments about ULTA BB Cream Beauty Balm SPF 20:

                  It's a great product for quick on the go looks. It's a bit on the shiny side even at initial application, but worth what I paid for it.

                  • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                  • 1+ Hour

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                  • Q:

                    Is this product gluten free?
                    Asked on 9/8/2014 by glutenfreecutie from miami, fl

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Yes, ULTA BB Cream Beauty Balm SPF 20 is gluten-free.

                      Answered on 9/11/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    is this product tested on animals? is it paraban free?
                    Asked on 8/10/2014 by roxi from nj

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      This product is not paraben-free. This product is not tested on animals. Please note that no ULTA Brand products are tested on animals; we are cruelty-free!

                      Answered on 8/14/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    can I mix the luminating and med cover together
                    Asked on 8/3/2014 by ellnf from conroe,tx

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Absolutely! You can "cocktail" the Illuminating shade with any of the skin tone shades for a tinted luminescent effect.

                      Answered on 8/4/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    Is this product mattifying? I have combination skin around my mouth, but mostly oily everywhere else so a glow isn't needed.
                    Asked on 8/1/2014 by Marimusic12 from Visiting Portland, Oregon at the moment

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      This product provides a natural, demi-matte finish. Please note that it is oil-free and well suited to all skin types including oily skin.

                      Answered on 8/4/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    What are the benefits of this product?
                    Asked on 7/28/2014 by Maggie from United States

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      This BB cream is a real multi-tasker! It serves as your tinted moisturizer, sunscreen, and primer in one. It features SPF 20 and light coverage for a healthy, even complexion. It can be used alone or underneath foundation. It is oil-free, fragrance-free, and hypoallergenic.

                      Answered on 7/31/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    Can you use this under foundation ?
                    Asked on 7/27/2014 by Gma from Jamesport, Mo

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Yes, this BB cream works beautifully under foundation due to its built-in priming benefits! It smooths skin's texture for even application, plus extends the wear of your foundation.

                      Answered on 7/31/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    Can I mix either the illuminating balm or medium balm with a moisturizer? also is this best applied with my fingers or a sponge or brush?
                    Asked on 7/10/2014 by LoLo from Chicago, IL

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Because this product features a silicone base, we do not recommend mixing it with your moisturizer. Instead, apply your moisturizer first, then layer this product over top. We recommend using your fingers to apply it to the skin. Once applied, you can blend and buff using a makeup brush or sponge, depending on your preference, or you can blend using your fingers.

                      Answered on 7/14/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    Does this product have a SPF rating? I see that it contains Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide for UVA/UVB protection. Thanks.
                    Asked on 5/11/2014 by Sarah

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Yes, this product features SPF 20 sun protection.

                      Answered on 5/12/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    is this tinted and what shades?
                    Asked on 5/1/2014 by Jan from storm lake ia

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Illuminating (Item #:2247381) is untinted with a sheer glow for all complexions. This product is also available in Light, Medium, and Deep tinted shades.

                      Answered on 5/1/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    I am turning 50, getting many wrinkles on forehead and around mouth. I have always worn liquid foundation. but now the make up settling in the creases making me look dirty and older. I am Caucasian, warm w/ olive tones. I have moisturized 2 x's daily since 13, so other than that I have wonderful skin, only hereditary wrinkles. help I used to have movie star, glamorous looks
                    Asked on 4/25/2014 by lixlibby from santa rosa ca

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      This product's silicone base works wonderfully to "fill in" fine lines and wrinkles to promote smooth, even skin texture. It also contains vitamins A, C, and E, which provide antioxidant and anti-aging benefits to the skin. This multi-tasker serves as a tinted moisturizer, primer, and sunscreen in one and can be layered under any formula of foundation if you feel you need more coverage. Shade Medium may be your best match.

                      Answered on 4/25/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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