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BB Cream Beauty Balm SPF 20

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ULTABB Cream Beauty Balm SPF 20
 
4.0

(based on 447 reviews)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (340)
  • 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 (208)
  • Daily use (116)
  • All skin types (97)
  • Travel (88)
  • Women (87)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (154), Budget shopper (100), Classic style (98), Brand buyer (49), Trendy style (30)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (83), 30 minutes (63), 1+ hour (7)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (171), Medium (106), Deep (4)

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4.0

Great value

By Abby

from Florida

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:

    Apply each morning

    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 Minutes
     
    5.0

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this product

    By redague

    from Tacoma, WA

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good coverage
    • Good Value
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • On-the-go
      • Women

      Comments about ULTA BB Cream Beauty Balm SPF 20:

      I love the illuminating BB cream from Ulta. It's lightweight but has good coverage. The illuminating option gives a nice natural glow without being heavy or shiny. There is a color to it, but since I'm very fair, it matches perfectly. I will definitely buy this product again!

      • My Beauty Routine Takes:
      • 30 Minutes
       
      5.0

      Love it!!!!

      By asian

      from Bloomington, MN

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Effective
      • Good Value
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • On-the-go
        • Women

        Comments about ULTA BB Cream Beauty Balm SPF 20:

        I used this instead foundation & love it. It hydrates my skin & doesn't make it oily. Looks natural.

        • My Beauty Routine Takes:
        • 10 Minutes
         
        5.0

        Best BB cream

        By kendradee

        from Salt Lake City

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Effective
        • Good Value
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

          Comments about ULTA BB Cream Beauty Balm SPF 20:

          This is equal to high priced BB creams. It adds a slight glow and hides small wrinkles and flaws. I tried it because it was on sale and got hooked. I continue to buy it instead of the expensive brands I previously used.

          • My Beauty Routine Takes:
          • 10 Minutes
           
          4.0

          Great coverage, not heavy

          By Vivi

          from San Francisco

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Good Value
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Women

            Comments about ULTA BB Cream Beauty Balm SPF 20:

            I tend to favor towards hinted moisturizers but this is really great. I have T-zone combination skin and often times my cheeks dries out.

            This BB cream covers great and makes my skin look dewey and it's light on my face. AND this is inexpensive compared to other BB creams.

            New favorite! I use it daily on my face

            • My Beauty Routine Takes:
            • 10 Minutes

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            not enough coverage

            By Cheers

            from Vancouver Wa

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Not Effective
            • Poor Texture

            Best Uses

              Comments about ULTA BB Cream Beauty Balm SPF 20:

              Too liquidity

               
              5.0

              LOVE THIS

              By Bri

              from Rochester NY

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Effective
              • Good Value
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • On-the-go
                • Women

                Comments about ULTA BB Cream Beauty Balm SPF 20:

                Great, and easy to use product! Great coverage!

                • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                • 30 Minutes

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Great lightweight coverage

                By lencur

                from Clearwater, FL

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Effective
                • Good Value
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • On-the-go
                  • Women

                  Comments about ULTA BB Cream Beauty Balm SPF 20:

                  I really believe that you truly get what you pay for, so I typically only shop on the prestige side of the store. However, I got this product as a free promotion and decided to give it a whirl. I'm impressed! It's got a good, lightweight coverage that is perfect for days when you don't want to do the full prime and foundation. My go-to for Saturday morning errand running. My only critique is that the color is a little dark. I'm typically somewhere in the medium beige range in ever brand. I got a "light" in this and it seems a bit dark. Fortunately, it's super blendable so it hasn't really been an issue. Just an FYI for those ordering online.

                  • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                  • 1+ Hour
                   
                  4.0

                  Love this BB Cream

                  By hasdesigner

                  from houston, tx

                  About Me Brand Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Effective
                  • Good Value
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use
                    • Oily Skin

                    Comments about ULTA BB Cream Beauty Balm SPF 20:

                    I used to pay for the really expensive foundation and decided to try this product a year ago and have really liked it. It does not cause acne and makes your skin look healthier and happier due to the tiny bits of reflective glitter in it.

                    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                    • 1+ Hour
                     
                    5.0

                    A+

                    By Bamagirl

                    from Douglasville, gA

                    About Me Budget Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Effective
                    • Good Value
                    • Lightweight
                    • Smells Great

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Use

                      Comments about ULTA BB Cream Beauty Balm SPF 20:

                      Love this product. Lightweight, SPF 20, smells good, great price.

                      • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                      • 10 Minutes

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                      • Q:

                        How does this BB cream compare to Tarte's BB cream? Tarte is my current regimen, but I would love to switch to Ulta's brand, which is more affordable.
                        Asked on 11/15/2014 by Margaret from United States

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          The formulas are very similar. Both products provide sheer coverage with broad spectrum SPF 20 sun protection. Both are oil-free, fragrance-free, gluten-free, formulated for all skin types, and provide light hydration. Both contain vitamins A, C, and E, chamomile, green tea, and hydrating sodium hyaluronate. Tarte's contains Amazonian Clay to balance the skin. Tarte's formula is paraben-free, while ULTA's is not.

                          Answered on 11/17/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        How much coverage does this BB cream give ? and what are the benefits?
                        Asked on 11/11/2014 by carmen46 from Oakland, CA

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          BB Cream provides sheer, natural coverage. It provides SPF 20 sun protection, helps to even out skin tone, and provides lightweight hydration. It is suitable for all skin types and works great as a makeup primer applied under your foundation.

                          Answered on 11/12/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • 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
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