Dr. Jart Water Fuse Beauty Balm Review, Photos and Swatches

Besides the Bosica B.B. Cream SPF 27 PA++ I previously reviewed, another BB cream that debuted at Sephora this summer was Dr. Jart Water Fuse Beauty Balm SPF 25 PA++ .

Dr. Jart Water Fuse Beauty Balm

Made with 50% water, the Water Fuse Beauty Balm is oil-free and uses an advanced Water Bead Technology to help hydrate and maintain healthy moisture for a dewy, fresh look. Ingredients include:

• Octinoxate, Octisalate, Titanium Dioxide to protect the sun against UVA and UVB rays
• Hyaluronic Acid and Sea Water Extract to increase skin’s moisture content
• Aloe & Portulaca Oleracea to soothe, calm redness
• Neutralizing pigments to hide uneven skintone and blemishes

Straight out of the tube, the texture seems to be on the thicker side. But as you blend, it turns semi-watery (you can see actual water beads!) and really quenches my dehydrated combination skin. The finish is dewy and slightly tacky.

Once the BB cream dries off, it feels very lightweight and looks just like skin. The color, which was originally a light neutral beige that is lighter than my NC30 skin, also seems to settle and disappear completely into my skin.

Dr. Jart Water Fuse Beauty Balm swatch


Another thing I loved about this is the coverage. Contrary to some of the reviews I read online, this provided the heaviest coverage for me. With other BB creams, I would always need a bit of concealer on top but with the Dr. Jart, all I need is a light dusting of pressed powder to set.

My only complaint is the lack of whitening/anti-aging/skincare effects, which are typical traits of BB creams and the one thing that makes it different from American tinted moisturizers.

Bottom line, I love Dr. Jart Water Fuse Beauty Balm Cream for its ability to moisturize my skin while providing great coverage and sun protection. But if you are looking to experience a true BB cream, especially for its well-known skincare effects, I would try a different product.

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Dr. Jart Water Fuse Beauty Balm Cream is available at Sephora for $32.

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Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE, Glamour.com, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.

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