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ULTA BB Cream Beauty Balm SPF 20

ULTA

BB Cream Beauty Balm SPF 20

Illuminating

Item #: 2247381 Size: 1.0 oz

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Sheer cream formula moisturizes and protects while evening out skin tone to provide a natural finish. SPF 20 protection, Oil Free, Fragrance Free, and Hypoallergenic.

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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.

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ULTABB Cream Beauty Balm SPF 20
 
4.0

(based on 761 reviews)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (568)
  • Easy to use (348)
  • Good value (304)
  • Effective (258)
  • Easy to apply (256)

Cons

  • Not effective (33)
  • Poor coverage (33)
  • Poor texture (30)
  • Doesn't stay on (28)
  • Doesn't work (21)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (322)
  • Women (223)
  • Everyday (212)
  • On-the-go (177)
  • All skin types (101)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (306), Natural style (158), Brand buyer (104), Classic style (100), Trendy style (30)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (246), 30 minutes (170), 1+ hour (12)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (173), Medium (110), Deep (4)

Reviewed by 761 customers

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1.0

Doesn't do anything except muddy your complexion

By K8

from Connecticut

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Noncomedogenic

Cons

  • Causes Breakouts
  • Clumpy
  • Difficult to Apply
  • Doesn't Stay On
  • Ineffective
  • Irritates Skin
  • Poor Coverage

Best Uses

    Comments about ULTA BB Cream Beauty Balm SPF 20:

    Waste of money. Makes my red skin redder and doesn't cover anything. Streaky too.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair
     
    3.0

    Eh

    By Brinana

    from WV

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Easy To Apply
    • Easy To Take-off
    • Lightweight
    • Smooth

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types
      • Everyday
      • Going Out
      • Sensitive Skin
      • Travel

      Comments about ULTA BB Cream Beauty Balm SPF 20:

      It's light weight, but it's a little orangy

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      2.0

      Not impressed

      By KH

      from Concord, CA

      About Me Classic Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Easy To Apply
      • Easy To Take-off
      • Lightweight
      • Natural Looking

      Cons

      • Doesn't Stay On
      • Ineffective
      • Poor Coverage

      Best Uses

        Comments about ULTA BB Cream Beauty Balm SPF 20:

        Bought this since the location I shop at is ALWAYS out of the Tarte bb primer in medium. Absolutely does not compare. I was hoping this would work well, but I really do not like it. If you use foundation, in addition to this, it may be ok. I use the Tarte bb primer instead of foundation. I know you are supposed to use both but my skin can't handle all that on a regular basis. The Tarte version covers very well so this was a big let down.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        5.0

        Excellent

        By Patty

        from Mesa AZ

        About Me Classic Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Easy To Apply
        • Easy To Take-off
        • Good Pigmentation
        • Lightweight
        • Long Lasting
        • Natural Looking
        • Noncomedogenic
        • Smooth

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types
          • Everyday
          • Going Out
          • Sensitive Skin
          • Travel

          Comments about ULTA BB Cream Beauty Balm SPF 20:

          Love it

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          4.0

          Love the product...not the package

          By Princess

          from Detroit, mi

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Easy To Apply
          • Easy To Take-off
          • Good Pigmentation
          • Lightweight
          • Natural Looking
          • Smooth

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types
            • Everyday

            Comments about ULTA BB Cream Beauty Balm SPF 20:

            Everytime, no matter what store it is they always seem to already be half used. They need a seel. I feel like I'm paying full price for half a bottle.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair
             
            5.0

            Best affordable BB cream

            By kitkat

            from Utah

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Blends Well
            • Easy To Apply
            • Easy To Take-off
            • Good Pigmentation
            • Lightweight
            • Long Lasting
            • Natural Looking
            • Noncomedogenic
            • Smooth

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Skin Types
              • Everyday

              Comments about ULTA BB Cream Beauty Balm SPF 20:

              It has very slight shimmer, which is really nice.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium
               
              4.0

              Love this!

              By Tish

              from Williamsport, PA

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • SPF 20

              Cons

              • Oily looking

              Best Uses

                Comments about ULTA BB Cream Beauty Balm SPF 20:

                I can never find a foundation color that matches me, so I always mix. I mix this and Benefits BB cream or Hello Flawless liquid, depending on the coverage that I want.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Wonderful

                By Manda

                from San Clemente

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to use
                • Good coverage
                • Light weight
                • Smooth

                Cons

                • The "light" shade is a little dark

                Best Uses

                  Comments about ULTA BB Cream Beauty Balm SPF 20:

                  Love this BB cream. I put it on after maybelines baby soft skin, it gives me good coverage. I let it dry while I do my eyes and finish off with bare minerals.
                  Better coverage with all combined and my fave doesn't look thick and cakey.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  4.0

                  Such a beauty steal!

                  By RUNurse

                  from Danville, PA

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Glides on easily
                  • Perfect for everyday use
                  • Worn alone or with foundation

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about ULTA BB Cream Beauty Balm SPF 20:

                      I have been experiencing many different BB creams since my previous one was discontinued and this by far is the best I have found since searching (I've tried at least 3 others before this one). I often will combine the light BB cream with the illuminating BB cream from Ulta too. Perfect sunkissed glow for everyday! For the price, this product cannot be beat. Gives similar coverage as a higher end cream but not the high end price!!

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Sheer anti-aging foundation - magical illusion

                      By Sharon

                      from Superior, CO

                      Pros

                      • Hides skin flaws
                      • Younger-looking skin

                      Cons

                      • Glittery in bright sunlight
                      • Limited shades

                      Best Uses

                      • Natural look

                      Comments about ULTA BB Cream Beauty Balm SPF 20:

                      I've always preferred a natural look, but at age 55, my skin has flaws that I don't want to show. I've tried many anti-aging make-up brands, but they were heavy and settled in my very large pores (even with primer), making them stand out. I'd liked BB creams before, but they didn't cover enough.

                      One day while in an Ulta store I tried their BB Cream. I was shocked when my pores disappeared! Looking more closely, I could see the pores were still there, but not noticeable. I bought the cream, and I loved how it made my skin look. My skin looks at least 10 years younger with this cream. It makes age spots and pores appear to fade away. The wrinkles on my forehead are less noticeable, too.

                      I tried the "Light" shade, but I found it was very warm and gave my skin look yellowish cast. I then tried "Illuminating", which is a cool-toned, pale shade with more of a pink base, and it worked well for me.

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                      • No

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                      • Q:

                        I currently wear Almay anti-aging smart shade skin tone matching base in light/medium. Would you recommend light or medium BB cream?
                        Asked on 6/18/2016 by Jes from Apalachicola, FL

                        1 answer

                      • Q:

                        I have dark and light skin from sun damage. The coverage color that have a yellow base suit the variation of my skin best. Which shade would you recommend? Or perhaps another Ulta foundation product?
                        Asked on 6/3/2016 by pamsta from Park City, Utah

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          Please visit your nearest Ulta Beauty store, where one of our beauty associates can assist you in testing the shades to determine your perfect match. :-)

                          http://www.ulta.com/ulta/stores/storelocator.jsp

                          Answered on 6/8/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                      • Q:

                        Is this product still gluten free?
                        Asked on 5/6/2016 by Ginger from everett wa

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

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

                          Answered on 5/11/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                      • Q:

                        I'm soft sable in the l'oreal infallible foundation, would I be medium or dark in this BB cream?
                        Asked on 4/27/2016 by Violet from Florida

                        1 answer

                      • Q:

                        I have been using Merle Norman Alabaster Beige. What color would you suggest for me?
                        Asked on 3/13/2016 by Over forty from Georgia

                        1 answer

                      • Q:

                        What is the difference between bbcream, cc cream and foundation? For any brand for that matter.
                        Asked on 2/10/2016 by Liz from Bixby knolls

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          BB stands for "beauty balm"; a BB cream is a multi-purpose face product that provides sheer-to-medium coverage, features skin perfecting benefits such as optical blurring pigments and/or skincare ingredients, and hydrates the skin. Many BB's including this one also feature sun protection.

                          CC stands for "color correcting"; a CC cream typically features all the same benefits as a BB, plus provides color correcting benefits/ingredients to minimize the appearance of discoloration and/or uneven skin tone.

                          BB's and CC's typically provide sheerer coverage than a traditional foundation, but many who prefer fuller coverage use BB's and CC's prior to foundation application to provide the benefits detailed above plus prep the skin for makeup application.

                          ULTA BB Cream Beauty Balm SPF 20 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.

                          We hope this extra info helps! :-)

                          Answered on 2/11/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                      • Q:

                        Does this BB cream, in light, have a shimmering, sparkle additive to represent 'dewy' appearance?
                        Asked on 1/23/2016 by lightweight

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          It does not have a sparkle additive, but it does have a very fine radiant pearl that would leave you with a dewy finish.

                          Answered on 1/29/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                      • Q:

                        Do I apply the bb cream before or after the foundation primer?
                        Asked on 1/17/2016 by Grmasandy from South Carolina

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          No primer is necessary, since ULTA BB Cream features built-in priming benefits! :-) If you prefer to use a primer anyway, apply BB cream after your primer for best results!

                          Answered on 1/19/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                      • Q:

                        I use younique powder in taffeta. What color should I use? I think my powder is a tad too light.
                        Asked on 12/26/2015 by Katie V.

                        1 answer

                      • Q:

                        I have a question about the shades of this product. I currently wear Rimmel's Stay Matte Foundation in Light Ivory - would 'Light' suit my skin color or should I buy Illuminating as well and mix the two? Thanks!
                        Asked on 11/19/2015 by Em from Sadsburyville, PA

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          Light is what we'd recommend for you! Mixing it with Illuminating wouldn't make it any lighter, it would just add a dewy glow finish to it, so you certainly could mix them if you like that effect! :-)

                          Answered on 11/19/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
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