Smashbox Camera Ready BB Water SPF 30Hot
The Smashbox Camera Ready BB Water SPF 30 is Smashbox's only blemish balm with a water-like texture. Equiped with a chic dropper applicator, this BB or lightweight foundation delivers multiple benefits in just one drop.
Formulated with built-in primer water technology, this BB will glide onto your face and blend easily. Its alcohol-free and oil-free formula will leave your skin feeling and looking hydrated with maximum sun protection.
The colour matched my complexion beautifully but I found the dropper applicator slightly cumbersome to use. It has a smooth and silky consistency, however, it is a little bit too watery for my liking. My personal preference is a foundation that is thick and firm. I have very pale, uneven, blotchy red, freckly skin and need a high coverage without looking like a caramel cupcake.
Its highly blendable but not too keen on having to apply subsequent layers for better coverage.
Not a bad product but more for somebody who has a great skin already and requires sheer cover.
However being a girl that craves the ultimate flawless finish, I had to come back down to earth and expect that this BB Water wouldn't cover up every "teenie weenie" blemish. I was proved wrong.
In layman's terms it is a tinted water-based blemish balm but in reality, I would dub this a light-medium coverage foundation. Think MAC Face and Body but better. Speaking of which, you may have heard of MACs new Waterweight Foundation SPF 30. It's the SAME thing and I mean EXACTLY the same. Being that Smashbox and MAC are in the same cosmetic family (Estee Lauder Companies), it isn't surprising that marketers wanted to see which one would sell better: a blemish balm or a foundation (P.S. Opting for MAC will save you about R50).
Foundations these days are coming out with fancy dropper applicators and being a product junkie, this got my attention. I figure droppers are the next best thing to pumps and just as you would your favourite serum, you can control the amount of product you wish to use.
Serum-based foundations and water-based foundations are coming out at the perfect time. This spring/summer season it's all about skin skin skin, and the Smashbox Camera Ready BB Water SPF 30 along with a great skincare routine will provide that flawless finish you crave.
TIP: Apply with hands as if moisturizing your face with lotion. Your fingers are the best tool for evenly spreading out products like BB's and lightweight foundations.