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ULTABB Cream Beauty Balm SPF 20
 
4.0

(based on 557 reviews)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (424)
  • Easy to apply (251)
  • Easy to use (213)
  • Smooth (189)
  • Good value (182)

Cons

  • Poor coverage (31)
  • Doesn't stay on (26)
  • Doesn't work (19)
  • Not effective (19)
  • Heavy (18)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (208)
  • Daily use (190)
  • Women (136)
  • On-the-go (118)
  • All skin types (97)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (172), Natural style (154), Classic style (98), Brand buyer (73), Trendy style (30)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (141), 30 minutes (105), 1+ hour (9)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (171), Medium (106), Deep (4)

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5.0

Great product!

By Aimee

from Tupelo MS

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good coverage
  • Light weight
  • Long lasting

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about ULTA BB Cream Beauty Balm SPF 20:

      Love it! Light weight but great coverage. Lasts as long as I need it (8-5 office hours). A little pressed powder & you're good for all day

      • My Beauty Routine Takes:
      • 10 Minutes
       
      2.0

      Just Shimmery

      By ameasaurus

      from Allentown, PA

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Barely Pigmented
      • Not Effective

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Women

      Comments about ULTA BB Cream Beauty Balm SPF 20:

      I read reviews about this product before buying and it sounded great. I have extremely fair skin, and the Light color BB was too dark, so I opted for the Illuminating one after trying them both on my wrist. After trying it at home, I felt like the only thing the Illuminating BB cream added was shimmer. I didn't feel like it even lightly masked any redness in my skin tone.

      • My Beauty Routine Takes:
      • 10 Minutes
       
      5.0

      Lv to buy again.

      By Neetu

      from HOUSTON, TEXAS 77082

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Women

        Comments about ULTA BB Cream Beauty Balm SPF 20:

        I have very dull skin and sensitive to sun. This cream gives sheer and sun protaction also.When ever I go out, I apply it.Easy to use ,light.

        • My Beauty Routine Takes:
        • 10 Minutes
         
        4.0

        review

        By icandi

        from illinois

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Value

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

          Comments about ULTA BB Cream Beauty Balm SPF 20:

          Products is good and effective

          • My Beauty Routine Takes:
          • 30 Minutes
           
          2.0

          Barely Any Coverage...

          By キンバリー

          from Omaha, NE

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Good Value
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Not Effective
          • Poor Texture
          • Way Too Sheer

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • On-the-go
          • Women

          Comments about ULTA BB Cream Beauty Balm SPF 20:

          I just applied it like any other foundation. I put on about 3 layers, no coverage. The only thing I could see was all the shimmer mixed into this bb cream. If you have clear skin, and just want something that adds a light shimmer with little to no coverage, this is for you. Not recommended if you have imperfections you want to cover. Sorry ULTA.

          • My Beauty Routine Takes:
          • 10 Minutes
           
          5.0

          Love it!

          By MJ

          from Ohio

          About Me Brand 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:

            Not heavy at all.

            • My Beauty Routine Takes:
            • 30 Minutes
             
            5.0

            BB cream will leave you looking flawlrss

            By Lisa the instructor

            from Phoenix, AZ

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Effective
            • Excellent coverage
            • Good Value
            • Lightweight
            • Not too heavy
            • Smells Great

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Great Daily Routine
              • Great For Combo Skin
              • Oily Skin
              • Smooth Finish

              Comments about ULTA BB Cream Beauty Balm SPF 20:

              This is the first time hat I bought this product. I missed out I wish that I had got this sooner. I have used it as a daily and it feels light and looks terrific. I am very satisfied.

              • My Beauty Routine Takes:
              • 30 Minutes
               
              4.0

              Pretty good

              By Moni

              from Texas

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Gives Enough Coverage
              • Natural Finish
              • Very lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about ULTA BB Cream Beauty Balm SPF 20:

                  Pretty good BB cream. Thought I'd try it out since it was only $5 and I was surprised at how well it worked for me. Gives me a dewy glow and covers just enough but it's lightweight. I live in 100 degree weather so it held up pretty good in these conditions. Great for everyday.

                  • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                  • 30 Minutes
                   
                  4.0

                  ULTA BB Cream Makes My Beauty Regimen SUPER Easy!

                  By Joyce the Creative

                  from Montgomery, AL

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easily Blends
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Effective
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use
                    • Under Powder

                    Comments about ULTA BB Cream Beauty Balm SPF 20:

                    I use this BB cream under my powder. And yes, I use and ULTA brand powder. It's quick, easy, and doesn't irritate my skin. A+

                    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                    • 10 Minutes
                     
                    3.0

                    Great for laying out

                    By clayt078

                    from Tampa, FL

                    About Me Budget Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Good Value
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • On-the-go
                      • Women

                      Comments about ULTA BB Cream Beauty Balm SPF 20:

                      The coverage is a little thin so for everyday use I would use a powder over it. I bought this product for the spf and tint. It was what I was expecting. Great for the pool where I want to even my tone a little but I'm not looking for flawless coverage.

                      • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                      • 10 Minutes

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                      • Q:

                        What undertone do each of these shades have? I have a light skin tone with a warm olive undertone, so anything with a cool or pink undertone looks very unflattering and sickly on me.
                        Asked on 7/29/2015 by Mica from Chicago

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          All shades are neutral to suite all undertones. For those with light skin tones, we recommend Light or Illuminating (sheer glow for all skin tones).

                          Answered on 7/30/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                      • Q:

                        I currently match to the color "Cream" in the Ulta Brand Demi Matte Foundation. What color will best match my complection in the Ulta BB Cream Beauty Balm?
                        Asked on 7/27/2015 by Southern Belle from Atlanta

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                      • Q:

                        Does the illuminating bb cream have shimmer or glitter?
                        Asked on 7/21/2015 by Tori from US

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          It features a subtle dewy sheen for a healthy glow - definitely no glitter!

                          Answered on 7/27/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                      • Q:

                        Can I use this product only for my dark spots and my small imperfections or do I have to use it on my whole entire face?
                        Asked on 7/15/2015 by Jessie

                        1 answer

                      • Q:

                        If I am the color light in the Maybelline Dream Fresh Bb cream would i be a light here then?
                        Asked on 7/11/2015 by Summer

                        1 answer

                      • Q:

                        I have very fare skin and use the classic ivory foundation. What color would you recommend getting in the BB cream? The light looks almost darker and more orange than the medium.
                        Asked on 7/6/2015 by Maddi

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          For very fair skin tones, we recommend using the Illuminating shade, which is suitable for all skin tones. You may wish to visit your nearest ULTA Beauty store to test shade Light to ensure that it is not too dark for your skin tone:
                          http://www.ulta.com/ulta/stores/storelocator.jsp

                          Answered on 7/7/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                      • Q:

                        I currently wear Ulta Fabulous Face Foundation in nude beige. I am interesting in trying this product. I have the t-zone which is very oily. Will this product make my face more oily? Also, which color will be a match for the nude beige? Also, is this product recommended for a woman that is 50 years old?
                        Asked on 6/30/2015 by 50 woman from opelika,al

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          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. It is recommended for adult skin of all ages! We suggest Medium as your best match.

                          Answered on 7/1/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                      • Q:

                        Is this the biggest size you can get?
                        Asked on 6/9/2015 by ann from Kansas,US

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          This is the only size available. It is 1 oz. (full size).

                          Answered on 6/9/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                      • Q:

                        I have oily skin with pores. Do I need primer with this product?
                        Asked on 5/31/2015 by Leena from Bloomington il

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          The BB Cream Beauty Balm SPF 20 features built-in priming benefits, so there is no need to use an additional primer!

                          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 6/4/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                      • Q:

                        Do I need to use the ulta foundation primer with this BB cream?! Also, I have super dry and sensitive skin. Any kind of fragrance wreaks havoc on it. I have bought products that say they are hypoallergenic/fragrance free before but they proved not to be. Can you say this product is 100% free of any kind of fragrance?!
                        Asked on 5/30/2015 by Auntie95120

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          No primer is necessary, since ULTA BB Cream features built-in priming benefits! :-) It is formulated for all skin types. ULTA BB Cream is fragrance-free and hypoallergenic, though it's always a good idea to be safe and check with your physician if you have a severe allergy. All ingredients are listed below for easy reference:

                          Active Ingredients:Titanium Dioxide 5.0%, Zinc Oxide 5.0%
                          Inactive Ingredients: Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Propylene Glycol, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Dimethicone, Cyclohexasiloxane, Magnesium Chloride, Potassium Chloride, Sodium Chloride, Zinc Chloride, Lysine, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Phytantriol, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Stearic Acid, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Boron Nitride, Glycerin, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Palmitic Acid, Dextrin Palmitate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Butylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben. May contain: Mica, Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide.

                          Answered on 6/2/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                      • Q:

                        Will I still need to use a moisturizer or is this product enough alone?
                        Asked on 5/13/2015 by Vivianna from El Paso,U.S.

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          It depends on your skin type. Those with dry skin may prefer to use in conjunction with an additional moisturizer, while those with oily skin may find that BB Cream provides a perfect level of hydration. We hope this helps! :-)

                          Answered on 5/13/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                      • Q:

                        My skin tends to be between normal and oily especially around the t-zone will this make me more oily? Or is it oil-free?
                        Asked on 5/13/2015 by bree

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          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 5/13/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                      • Q:

                        Is the illuminating one for all skin tones?

                        Asked on 5/12/2015 by Mya from Florida

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          Yes, the Illuminating shade features an ultra sheer glow finish that complements all skin tones!

                          Answered on 5/12/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                      • Q:

                        Hello,
                        I am an African American teen and my skin tone is that of Jennifer Hudson and Zendaya. Which shade would you recommend? This is my first time shopping for BB cream. So I don't know what I'm looking for.
                        Asked on 5/5/2015 by Jass from Georgia

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          We recommend testing the Deep shade at your nearest ULTA Beauty store to ensure it is the perfect match for your complexion:
                          http://www.ulta.com/ulta/stores/storelocator.jsp

                          This product would be ideal for you if you are seeking a hydrating tinted moisturizer that provides sheer, natural looking coverage plus offers sun protection (SPF 20).

                          Answered on 5/6/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                      • Q:

                        Doest this product, in its lightest shade, have an orange tint? My skin is extremely fair and I'm looking for a bb cream that is actually light enough for my skin tone, is this a very light colored product?
                        Asked on 5/4/2015 by allie from fl

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          All shades including Light are very neutral (not orangey). We recommend testing the shades at your nearest ULTA store to determine your best match:
                          http://www.ulta.com/ulta/stores/storelocator.jsp

                          Answered on 5/5/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                      • Q:

                        Where is this product made?
                        Asked on 4/8/2015 by Katie from St. Louis

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          This product is made in the USA.

                          Answered on 4/8/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        Does this product contain vitamin a?
                        Asked on 1/1/2015 by olivia from colorado

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          Yes, this product contains vitamin A in the form of Retinyl Palmitate.

                          Answered on 1/2/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        Does the bb cream have any animal ingredients?
                        Asked on 12/17/2014 by zara

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          No, this product does not contain any animal-derived ingredients. Please also note that none of ULTA Cosmetics products are tested on animals.

                          Answered on 12/18/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • 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 Expert

                          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 Expert

                          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 Expert

                          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 Expert

                          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 Expert

                          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 Expert

                          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 Expert

                          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 Expert

                          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 Expert

                          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 Expert

                          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 Expert

                          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 Expert

                          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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