In all fairness I only tried one brand of beauty balm, the Dr. Jart water fuse BB. For a truly scientific evaluation I should have at least tried two more. But I don’t really have the expendable income to be purchasing $34 cosmetics for experimental purposes. I need a product that performs! I initially wanted to try a BB because I read about them in a magazine and they sounded like the holy grail of makeup. It moisturizes, reduces signs of aging, provides sunscreen and acts as a light coverage foundation. Kind of like an all-in-one, amazing tube of daily miracle. So I tried it and the coverage was decent, if a little chalky. Not my favorite, as I was really going for “glowy radiance," but what the hell, I could do chalky in trade for perfect skin. But a few days later, what is this? Gasp! A pimple. One of those reddish, deep tissue, only partially erupted types that drive me crazy. But I carried on, still believing that I would be saved from my freckles, age spots, large pores and fine lines by this magical elixir. Perhaps it was just hormones. But alas, it was not to be. Fast forward three to four weeks and more pimples than I’d had since puberty, I finally threw in the towel. I went back to my tried and true moisturizer and light foundation routine. The pimples cleared up and the balm went into the garbage.