After months of testing and comparing coverage and benefits of different beauty balms, I narrowed my down my list to the top 5.
Garnier Frutis Beauty Balm in Medium/Light
Pros: Lightweight, airy feeling, nice smell, SPF
Cons: The coverage is a bit light, good for day time wear, but not if you’re looking for fuller coverage. I wish it had more anti-aging power.
L’Oreal Magic BB Cream in Light
Pros: It looks white when you first dispense, but then it adapts to your skin tone. I noticed even coverage and was surprised at how flawless my skin was, a result I normally find in foundations only.
Cons: The texture has almost a bit of a grittiness to it, smaller amount.
Maybelline Dream Fresh Beauty Balm
Pros: Lightweight, minimal smell.
Cons: The coverage was just OK.
Clinique BB Cream
Pros: Great coverage and works well for sensitive skin and helps with aging, also has SPF.
SmashBox Camera Ready BB Cream
Pros: Definitely a front-runner for coverage and quality, plus SPF.
Cons: A bit thicker than the others and also the price is more, but you get what you pay for.