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BB Cream Beauty Balm SPF 20

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ULTABB Cream Beauty Balm SPF 20
 
4.0

(based on 429 reviews)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (323)
  • 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 (103)
  • All skin types (97)
  • Travel (88)
  • Women (77)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (154), Classic style (98), Budget shopper (88), Brand buyer (44), Trendy style (30)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (75), 30 minutes (56), 1+ hour (5)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (171), Medium (106), Deep (4)

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1.0

This was sooo sparkly!!!!

By agbue28

from Orland Park, Illinois

About Me Budget Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight

Cons

  • No Coverage
  • Not Effective
  • Sparkly
  • Thin

Best Uses

  • None

Comments about ULTA BB Cream Beauty Balm SPF 20:

This product was horrible. There was a huge sale going on at Ulta and I decided i wanted a bB cream. This was one of the first make-up products that i have ever bought for my face, since i have fairly good skin. I had such high hopes but when I received it, it was really dark, light, and extremely sparkly. I put a tiny bit on my face to test it out and my sister laughed at me. I was sooo disappointed, especially since I love Ulta hair and skin products.

  • My Beauty Routine Takes:
  • 10 Minutes
 
5.0

Love this BB

By Faboosh at 50

from SC

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Effective
  • Good Value
  • Lightweight
  • No Heavy Smell
  • Spf

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use

    Comments about ULTA BB Cream Beauty Balm SPF 20:

    I use this as a foundation on some days and as a moisturizer under my foundation on some days. It's a great product, not greasy.

    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 Minutes

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Wish I had known this has glitter in it

    By Megan

    from Stamford, CT

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Has Glitter
      • Looks Orange

      Best Uses

        Comments about ULTA BB Cream Beauty Balm SPF 20:

        I did not see in the product description nor in any of the reviews that this product has glitter in it - otherwise I would have never bought it! I bought it online and at least I got it on sale so I don't mind as much. I used it once and it is kind of orange and made my whole face glittery, I then put foundation on top to try to combat the sparkle. I will not be using this again.

        • My Beauty Routine Takes:
        • 30 Minutes

        (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        good product, hard to count on

        By tina

        from Covina, CA

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Effective
        • Good Value

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Women

          Comments about ULTA BB Cream Beauty Balm SPF 20:

          this is a good product to use when you don't want to spend alot on the big brands. and, Ulta offers sales on their products often. my complaint is that Ulta seems to have a problem keep supply available. I have this problem often at several local Ulta stores. it's especially frustrating when you have a sale and you don't have the items in stock and no one seems to know when you will. I have also been told by staff that the product will be in on Friday only to make the drive and find out you didn't receive it in the delivery. Why would you advertise items and then not have them in stock. Not an isolated instance, this happens often.

          • My Beauty Routine Takes:
          • 10 Minutes
           
          5.0

          lightweight

          By Ann

          from Chicago, IL

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Little Oily

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Women

          Comments about ULTA BB Cream Beauty Balm SPF 20:

          I like this product. It's light and refreshing.

          • My Beauty Routine Takes:
          • 10 Minutes
           
          4.0

          perfect

          By tkersty

          from Washington

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Nicely
          • Natural Look Only
          • Not oily

          Cons

          • Kinda Pricey Unless On Sa

          Best Uses

          • Daily
          • Instead Of Foundation
          • On-the-go
          • To Blur Imperfections

          Comments about ULTA BB Cream Beauty Balm SPF 20:

          Nice natural product, worked fine on my uber oily skin

          • My Beauty Routine Takes:
          • 10 Minutes
           
          5.0

          Love this BB!

          By Lesha

          from Charlotte, NC

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Good Value

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • On-the-go

            Comments about ULTA BB Cream Beauty Balm SPF 20:

            I haven't tried many bb creams but I found that the Ulta brand is very effective and a great value.

            • My Beauty Routine Takes:
            • 1+ Hour

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Good value

            By K

            from Northern IL

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Effective
            • Good Value
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about ULTA BB Cream Beauty Balm SPF 20:

                Use this as base and top off with Bare Minerals powder. Light but effective coverage betweent the two. Need to buy online because color usually not available at the store and those at the store have soemtimes been opened (tested).

                • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                • 30 Minutes
                 
                3.0

                Smooth application

                By Crazy4MSB

                from Jackson, MI

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Fades Quickly

                Best Uses

                • On-the-go

                Comments about ULTA BB Cream Beauty Balm SPF 20:

                I use this daily for quick coverage and silky finish. By lunchtime it has faded, possibly due to somewhat oily t-zone area.

                • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                • 30 Minutes

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                This is a great product

                By Robin

                from Atlanta, Ga.

                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:

                  This BB cream is a very light weight product. I have also noticed changes is in my skin tone after using it for about 3 weeks. You may not like it if you like heavy coverage which I hate, (feel smothered in heavy makeup). It's just right for me and I feel that it moisturizes great..

                  • 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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