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

Illuminating

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ULTABB Cream Beauty Balm SPF 20
 
4.0

(based on 461 reviews)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (350)
  • 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 (122)
  • All skin types (97)
  • Women (94)
  • Travel (88)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (154), Budget shopper (108), Classic style (98), Brand buyer (50), Trendy style (30)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (91), 30 minutes (67), 1+ hour (7)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (171), Medium (106), Deep (4)

Reviewed by 461 customers

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1.0

SHINY

By Shel

from Southwest Michigan

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about ULTA BB Cream Beauty Balm SPF 20:

      I was not expecting this BB cream to have glitter in it. What I want out of a BB cream is moisturizer, a bit of color, and a bit of SPF for daily use.
      I'm not sure which buzzword on the package should have warned of glitter, but they need one. I looked like an extra from Twilight. It was noticible - it was bad.

      • My Beauty Routine Takes:
      • 10 Minutes
       
      3.0

      great price, ok product

      By lemongrabfan

      from orlando, fl

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Value
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about ULTA BB Cream Beauty Balm SPF 20:

          I've used this a few times and it seems ok. Hey, moisturizer and sunscreen in one is good. I put powder on over it. Worth trying.

          PROS- great price, seems non irritating to my rosacea, buildable coverage.

          CONS- may clog pores.

          • My Beauty Routine Takes:
          • 30 Minutes

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Ulta BB Cream ROCKS

          By Mars

          from Hagerstown, MD

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • On-the-go
            • Women

            Comments about ULTA BB Cream Beauty Balm SPF 20:

            I love Ulta BB Cream. After two years of using the product, I have found that two shades can easily be mixed together to better blend for summer, winter, etc. Medium works great for summer. As fall arrives, I blend in some Light BB Cream to the medium to better match my skin tone.
            It goes on smoothly, evenly and blends easily. People ask me what I use on my skin to keep it young-looking (I'm 67). When they learn it is BB cream and not standard foundation, many say they have to try it for themselves.
            I highly recommend it to women of all ages.

            • My Beauty Routine Takes:
            • 10 Minutes
             
            5.0

            Light and great moisturizer!

            By N C

            from Bolingbrook, Il

            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 when I want the natural look and when I want the glam look. I love that it blends great with concealers and any makeup.

              • My Beauty Routine Takes:
              • 10 Minutes
               
              5.0

              Love

              By Ulta Obsessed

              from Jackson, MI

              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:

                I love this stuff. I am not a huge fan of full coverage heavy foundation or not many foundations at all really. This has just the right about of coverage for me. It has a pretty dewy finish so if you have oily skin you might not love this like I do. I have normal to dry skin and use some setting powder so it looks and feels perfect.

                • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                • 30 Minutes
                 
                4.0

                Perfect!

                By Adie

                from Blountville, TN

                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 think I have finally found the perfect cream for my face. I chose the Illuminating. I have fair skin. I wanted a little bit of coverage but I didn't want a "cakey" look. I have reviewed several bb and cc creams and thought since this 1 had a 4 star that I would give it a try and not to mention the price. There isn't anything worse than spending $$$ on a cream and then not liking it.

                  This one is the perfect match for my skin. You don't need but a small amount. It blends in great. Not to thick, not to runny. Feels good on my skin. I finish it off with a light dusting of the bare minerals powder.

                  • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                  • 10 Minutes
                   
                  5.0

                  amazinng

                  By lynn

                  from Kansas

                  Comments about ULTA BB Cream Beauty Balm SPF 20:

                  I really like this BB cream. It's better for me than foundation and I get a lot of coverage.

                   
                  4.0

                  Wonderful

                  By Di

                  from North Bend, Washington

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Effective
                  • Good Value
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use
                    • In A Hurry
                    • Oily Skin
                    • On-the-go
                    • Women

                    Comments about ULTA BB Cream Beauty Balm SPF 20:

                    I hadn't tried a BB cream before, until I picked this stuff up. I really like it for days when I don't have the time or energy to put on my whole face. I can put some of this on, know my face is moisturized (but not overly so, with my oily acne prone skin) and have a nice base to throw blush at and run out the door. I use it a lot, I'll even use it occasionally under my mineral foundation. It's light and comfortable. Definitely going to stay in my makeup stash for a very long time!

                    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                    • 30 Minutes
                     
                    5.0

                    I really like this product

                    By Sunshine

                    from Kansas

                    Comments about ULTA BB Cream Beauty Balm SPF 20:

                    Thus is better to me than foundation. It gives me enough coverage and it evens put my face more. I recommend this product.

                     
                    2.0

                    Foundation

                    By Sol

                    from Fresno,CA

                    About Me Budget Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Effective
                    • Good Value
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Shimmeryglitter

                    Best Uses

                    • On-the-go

                    Comments about ULTA BB Cream Beauty Balm SPF 20:

                    I didn't like the shimmery stuff in it I don't like my face to sparkle.

                    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                    • 10 Minutes

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                    • Q:

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

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        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 Reviewer

                        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 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
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