Prestige Flawless & Ready BB Beauty Balm is a new launch from Prestige Cosmetics for Spring 2013. It’s an oil-free, talc and paraben-free formula with broad-spectrum SPF 15, available in Light and Medium shades.
Prestige Flawless & Ready BB Beauty Balm has a lightweight, creamy liquid texture that meshes well with skin for easy, smooth blending. However, it feels more like a tinted moisturizer than a thicker BB cream formula. I tried the shade Medium which is a fairly good match for my light-medium skintone. The coverage is sheer but it does a good job of evening out my skin tone and concealing minor skin imperfections for a fresh, natural look. The formula is also a bit hydrating but those with dry skin like me would need a light moisturizer underneath.
Its slightly dewy finish would work well for normal to combination skin and probably even oily skin if you set it with a translucent powder. As the coverage is sheer and stays that way, this isn’t the product to choose if you want more than minimal coverage. You’d need a spot concealer for problem areas like dark spots or acne scars etc.
Overall, Prestige Flawless & Ready BB Beauty Balm SPF 15 is a nice budget-friendly option for the warm spring and summer months ahead. Like most of the drugstore BB creams, the coverage is not pigmented enough to hide flaws but the formula wears well providing an even and naturally fresh complexion. The only thing that’s missing is a few beneficial skincare ingredients that are typically found in BB creams.