Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream SPF 35 Review
Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream is a newish BB Cream that is offered in five shades: Fair, Light, Light/Medium, Medium and Dark.
This baby does five things to help beautify your skin. It primes, so you can wear it alone or under a foundation. The tinted formula also perfects, making your skin smooth and even by filing in pores and blurring fine lines. It hydrates with moisture. It protects against UVA/UVB rays with an SPF of 35 (yay 35!!). And finally, it helps control oil without leaving a chalky or matte finish.
This BB Cream is also infused with anti-aging peptides, which supposedly help decrease fine lines over time.
It comes in a 1.0 oz plastic tub with a “squeeze hole” at the tip. It’s easy to get the product out and you don’t wind up getting too much this way.
You only need a pea sized amount for your whole face. And there is no scent!
I tried this out in the shade Light, which is the second lightest one. It worked out nicely with my skin tone because of the yellow (not pink) undertones it has.
The formula feels thick but not too thick. It’s creamy and easy to blend into your skin. It sinks in easily, so you don’t have to work a whole lot to get it blended.
I wore it for a week over my usual moisturizer with SPF. As mentioned in other posts, while this has SPF, which is great, you don’t really use enough to be completely protected. So I always still use a moisturizer with SPF under any and all makeup I wear.
It did a nice job of helping disguise my pores, which is THE number one thing I look for in a BB Cream. If it doesn’t do that, then I’ll just use a primer that does. But it did, so I was pleased. I never had any issues with it settling into any fine lines either. The texture doesn’t feel matte or dewy. It feels moisturizing, but isn’t shiny. It lasted on me an entire work day with only one afternoon touch up on my nose/chin area.
The one caveat, which really isn’t a normal caveat is that using it on dry, flaky skin isn’t so hot. I have been using Renova which is causing some dry patches on my face and when I tried applying on those areas, it tended to ball up. But I have had that happen with some other products also, so again, not really a negative with this product necessarily.
Have you tried Camera Ready yet? Do you like BB Creams?