Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream SPF 35 in Fair Swatch and Review

BB cream, aka Blemish Balm, has been hot in Asia for years. There are at least 20 brands that make BB creams. But for us American girls, BB cream is still something new. Luckily Smashbox got us covered with a new Camera Ready sugar coated BB cream. It’s a stunning 5-in-1 all star. Make way for Smashbox…

Smashbox’s Camera Ready BB Cream is available at 1 oz tube for $39.00 exclusively in Sephora stores and on

Besides having SPF 35 sun protection, this BB cream also moisturizes, primes, perfects, protects and controls oil. Some other BB creams are multi-functional just like this, so what’s so special about Smashbox’s Camera Ready BB Cream?

As far as I know, most BB creams only come in one color so the finished result may not look good for individual person. Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream tailors to all skin tones by offering 4 color selections, Fair, Light, Medium and Dark. The one I’m featuring today is Fair, the lightest shade out of the 4.

Like the other products from Smashbox, Camera Ready BB Cream is cruelty free and paraben free! I love to see the white rabbit head on the packaging. She looks so happy, don’t you think?

On the back of the tube, it shows all the detailed information regarding this beauty balm along with the list of ingredients. Enlarge the picture to take a look.

On to the skin, the cream is easy to apply and blends effortlessly. It looks very natural and doesn’t have a grayish tint like some of the Asian BB creams do. The result is a perfect canvas ready for color and camera. The coverage is sheer but buildable. If you prefer a higher coverage, foundation can be used to enhance the overall appearance. Though I like to use it just by itself when I’m pressed for time or just running some errands here and there. Because it brightens up my complexion naturally and the matte finish lasts quite well even on my T-zone area. And it’s so fast applying it.

Smashbox’s Camera Ready BB Cream makes a perfect canvas while taking away all the layers of products. It saves us the time and hassle of going through multiple steps and using multiple products. It is not only lightweight, but also provides UVA and UVB protection that last for hours. The scent free formula is also gentle and moisturizing on the skin. What else could you ask for from a cream that does it all?

This review contains a sample product sent for consideration by PR. All reviews are expressed with complete honesty. For more information, please read my full disclosure here., Inc.


6 Responses to Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream SPF 35 in Fair Swatch and Review

  1. Jamilla January 11, 2012 at 5:25 AM

    I must check this out! Thanks for the heads up!

    • admin January 19, 2012 at 3:32 AM

      It’s quite good. Coverage is really nice and not to mention it’s a BB cream.

  2. Charlie99 January 11, 2012 at 5:36 PM

    And I thought bb creams was an asian thing. Wow it is coming all over to the US now.

    • admin January 19, 2012 at 3:33 AM

      BB creams are spunning up all over the beauty industry now. I heard even Estee has one too.

  3. eMickey January 11, 2012 at 8:52 PM

    Smashbox has BB cream now too!

    • admin January 19, 2012 at 3:33 AM

      BB Cream is everywhere now.


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