The product: Stila Stay All Day 10-in-1 HD Beauty Balm ($38)
The story: Stila’s BB cream has some heavy-hitting peptides, which help stave off signs of aging. It’s free of oils, parabens, sulfates, and petrochemicals, too.
Sun protection: None.
What we like: The silky formula makes skin look nearly poreless, and it nicely evens out the complexion. It reduces redness, and it’s a lightweight base for foundation, too — smooth, smooth, smooth. And maybe we’re just feeling patriotic around this time of year, but we like that it’s made in the U.S.A.
What we don't: Upon application, the scent is a bit strong. It fades within minutes, but highly sensitive sniffers might not like that. The lack of sunscreen means you’ll need another source of sun protection during the day.