Dr. Jart+ Water Fuse Beauty Balm Review

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Dr. Jart+ Water Fuse Beauty Balm is one of those products I’ve had floating around for a while, but only recently got really into.

As I mentioned in my favorites post (the one right before this one), I had a slight breakout issue. So lately I’ve been wanting a little bit of coverage, but I want it to

a.) look natural
b.) not look gross on dry skin
c.) feel lightweight on my face

Dr. Jart+ Water Fuse Beauty Balm does all of that! The formula and texture is so, so very strange. It is said to have what Dr. Jart+ calls Advanced Water Bead technology. In other words, when you start to spread this across your skin, water droplets appear seemingly out of nowhere. The BB cream almost lathers¬†essentially, becoming much more watery. This absorbs quickly into your skin and is very hydrating. It’s definitely a unique experience and I have never experienced a product quite like it!

BB Creams (blemish balms, beauty balms) are multi-taskers, and this one is no different. It is hydrating while also being tinted and providing coverage (it doesn’t say it’s in place of a foundation/concealer, just that it minimizes the need for them) and sun protection. It has an SPF of 25 and a PA++ rating. For those of you who aren’t aware, SPF only measures protection against UVB rays while PA is a rating of a product’s protection against UVA rays. PA+ is some protection, PA++ is moderate protection, and PA+++ is good. So with a rating of PA++ that is a pretty good deal.

There is one downside to this product and that is it only comes in one shade. At least, that is the case for the US version sold in Sephora. I’m not aware if this is different in Asia. The shade is pretty light – I’m ghostly pale and it works fine on me. For your reference, I’m MUFE HD 110 or MAC N3 aka quite pale. As this is not full coverage or super opaque there is some wiggle room there but I would definitely say this is not suitable for dark or even medium skins really. If you are quite yellow in tone too you might find it’s a little ashy on you – it must be either neutral or pink because it doesn’t look too yellow on me and I’m super duper pink toned.

Wear time is decent. I typically apply it at about 7:30 am and look more or less okay for about 10 hours. I occasionally touch up around that point with a little powder. If you are one of those people who applies foundation to your eyelids, don’t do that with this. It’ll make your eye shadows crease even with primer. But otherwise my makeup applies and sticks around quite well on it. I really like the look of a cream blush worn over it since it’s so hydrating. It gives a nice sort of dewy, youthful look. Even though I’m only 25 I can’t say I look fresh and youthful all the time, so I appreciate a little help when I can get it! ;)

Overall I really enjoy this product and highly recommend it if you are pale and have normal to dry skin. The Sephora reviewers claim it works for oily skin too but I would assume that comes with lots of setting powder or something– it’s so moist and dewy! But I guess that’s a personal preference as a matte finish isn’t everyone’s cup of tea.

Full Ingredients:

Water, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Phenyl Trimethicone, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, SD Alcohol 40-B, Dimethicone, Talc, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Hyaluronate, Cyclohexasiloxane, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Sodium Citrate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Citric Acid, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Sea Water, Ethyl Menthane Carboxamide, Silica, Hexyl Laurate, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate , Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate,Disodium, EDTA, Methylparaben, Chlorphenesin, Butylparaben, Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide.

You can get Dr Jart+ Water Fuse Beauty Balm at Sephora for $32.

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  1. OutInAPout says

    Hmmm…water beads, eh? Sounds promising! I love the fact that you mentioned the SPF/PA ratings- sun protection is so important that we can’t be confused about what we’re using! FYI, the new sunscreen regulations put into place last year by the FDA will take effect this summer (many companies are already compliant).

    One provision under the new laws is that any sunscreen labeled “broad spectrum” has to have proven a level of UVA protection that is equivalent to the UVB protection listed- meaning that while last year’s SPF 15 may protect you from only the sun’s burning UVB rays, this summer’s will also have to give you that same amount of protection from the aging, cancer causing UVA rays. So Broad Spectrum is the key! :)

    • Hooray! I was aware of the new laws but not when they would go into effect. That is fantastic news!!!

  2. Radiant Sky says

    Do you usually have to wear anything before you apply the BB cream?

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