Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Review + Swatches | Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream

I'm a huge fan of BB Creams. Ever since their release, about two years ago, they've become a staple in my beauty regime. I've tried numerous brands including Garnier (review here) and Maybelline (review here). This particular offering is a little more high-end, coming from Smashbox.

Smashbox describe this BB Cream as a 5-in-1 product that "primes, perfects, protects, hydrates and controls oil in one step to create a flawless face in a flash". I'll start with the packaging. This is typical Smashbox packaging, sleek and straight to the point. There's really not much to it as it is housed in a sleek, plastic, black tube and the product simply squirts out. Nothing special, but nothing to complain about either. 

Now onto the important part- what's inside! The product itself is light and creamy, and blends nicely and easily into the skin. It has no strong scent either. The coverage is quite light and I find it best for adding colour to your face and blurring out minor imperfections, it doesn't provide any heavy coverage. It can be built up slightly, however, in certain areas but you will definitely need a concealer to cover up any major blemishes or under-eye circles. 

One thing I will definitely say is I don't think this a product for the fairer skinned folk. I picked up the shade 'Light/Medium' and it is quite dark. It suits my skin tone perfectly for now, but I am tanned from coming back from holidays and have a naturally sallow complexion. This product is definitely a better option for those with medium to dark skin tones. 

The product caused no problems with my skin at all. It blends out to a natural finish and can be worn without powder as it isn't greasy at all, unlike many BB Creams. It also contains SPF 35 which is always a bonus! The lasting power is pretty standard, lasting about eight hours with wear signs. 

Overall, this is a good product but I'm not convinced it's worth the hefty price tag. I purchased the travel size (15ml) and this set me back $19.50 (I bought it in Florida in Sephora) whereas there are just as good products for much cheaper and full-sized. Also, I prefer a little more coverage in my base products.

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  1. wow, high SPF, it seems worth a try :) thanks for review


  2. No problem- thanks for stopping by! x

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