BB, CC, DD, W/E you want to call them took over the last year or two. I tried quite a few Asian bb creams (which I tend to enjoy) & quite a few drugstore options as well (which I haven’t been nearly as impressed with). I’ve really liked some higher end CC creams & tinted options so I had pretty high hopes for the Smashbox version. Slap the fact that it is the Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream with SPF 35 & you have some even higher hopes! Keep reading to see what I thought!
From Sephora– This multitasking tinted cream formula with SPF 35 moisturizes, primes, perfects, controls oil, and protects for flawless skin on set and beyond. Formulated with emollients and optical pearl pigments, this BB Cream gives skin a glowing, ethereal look and provides a hydrating veil for the complexion to maintain moisture on the surface of the skin. With its ultrasmoothing finish, it instantly re-texturizes to create a smooth canvas and enhances the wear of makeup. Ideal even for oily complexions, this expert formula with UVA/UVB protection helps inhibit oil to prevent the complexion from getting shiny throughout the day without the typical chalky matte finish.
For reference, I have quite dry skin. Especially lately! I had issues with some creams being too dense so that it stuck to patches. Many of these balms are targeted to control oils which I am so not worried about! I was most excited to do the flash test, seen above! See a white cast? I don’t! I also noted that it didn’t turn yellow or patchy which was a joy. The coverage is very natural, can you see my freckle face? I actually don’t mind that at all but if you wanted to slap it on over acne I’m not sure how it would work. I consider it light coverage. It looks very natural & didn’t wear off unevenly, I got a solid 6 hours of wear, more with a dash of powder in my t-zone. Overall, great when I’m in a rush!
Have you tried the Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream yet? I’d love to hear your thoughts! Any recommendations on what I should try next?