Review: Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream with SPF 35
Perhaps the most aptly named product I’ve ever used, Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream changed my skin and my perspective on complexion-enhancing products. Prior to using this, I would use multiple makeup and foundation products to moisturize, prime, cover, and regulate my sometimes oily skin. By using this product, I now have only one step. It’s a tinted formula available in five shades, so it was easy to find one that was complementary to my skin tone. I was hooked from the very first time I used it. It’s even got SPF 35, so no separate application of sun-block is necessary.
It has a balm-like texture so even when you squeeze a small amount onto your fingertips, you get a sense of how its texture will feel on your face. It’s very smooth and light, so it doesn’t make pores or fine creases more obvious. In the past I’ve either had to use a rich cream that made my skin feel and look greasy or a lightweight cream that didn’t clog my pores, but didn’t do much in terms of moisture either. When I use Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream, it’s the perfect balance. My skin retains its moisture without looking shiny or greasy.
I’ve been using the product for about two months now. After only a few weeks of daily use, my skin felt and looked different. My husband noticed that my skin was softer to the touch and it had a glow to it, even when I wasn’t wearing makeup. Perhaps it’s that I never paid much attention before, but I can’t recall another product making such a difference so quickly.
If I could change one thing about this product, it would be the level of coverage it offers. While it’s a tinted formula, I find that I still need to wear foundation over it to get complete coverage of uneven skin tones or blemishes. However, now that my skin’s texture has improved, I find that I don’t have to spend a fortune on a high-end foundation.
I love makeup. I always have. I love to learn about the latest color trends or different methods of application. People have often commented that my makeup looks nice. I always thought those were nice compliments – and indeed they were. But since I’ve been using Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream, I’ve gotten compliments on how great my skin looks. Believe me, there is a difference and I like these compliments much more.