Camera Ready BB Cream SPF 35
Camera Ready BB Cream provides broad-spectrum sun protection that includes titanium dioxide for sufficient UVA protection. This fragrance-free formula has a slightly thick yet creamy-soft texture that blends easily and meshes well with skin. It provides light to medium coverage and a natural-looking satin-matte finish that helps keep excess shine in check, at least for a few hours—this is a good option for those with normal to slightly-oil or slightly-dry skin (including the acne prone).
The eight shades offer a greater range than most BB creams (two shades is what’s typically offered) and all of them are workable. Note that the Medium shade is darker than what usually passes for “medium” and the Dark shade is slightly copper but still worth checking out.
As an excellent bonus, Camera Ready BB Cream also offers broad-spectrum SPF 35 sun protection, which is higher than most, as well as a few antioxidants and cell-communicating ingredients. For its skin-real finish, SPF rating, lightweight texture and inclusion of beneficial ingredients, this earns our highest rating.
- Mostly neutral shades with a natural-looking matte finish.
- Added beneficial antioxidants.
- Fragrance free.
- Broad-spectrum SPF 30 sun protection.
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 ultra-smoothing 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.
Two interesting things about Smashbox are that its name refers to the early, accordion-style cameras and that Smashbox is first and foremost a Hollywood-based photography studio. The company's creators, Dean and Davis Factor, have their heritage in makeuptheir great-grandfather was the legendary makeup artist Max Factor. The makeup, which debuted in 1996, began as a collection of trendy and fashion-forward colors coupled with a pleasingly neutral palette of foundations, concealers, and powders. Nowadays, there are exceptional options to choose from, but also some color products that fall short due to too sheer formulas or other issues noted in their respective reviews.
Where Smashbox has lived up to their Hollywood makeup pedigree is with a few standout formulas, including impressive lip products as well as excellent foundations, BB and CC cream options. Of course, the brand is also well-known for their range of makeup primerswhether thats a necessary step is up for debatebut nevertheless they do offer a few products in this category that are worth considering.
For more information about Smashbox, now owned by Estee Lauder visit www.smashbox.com.
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