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Smashbox Camera Ready BB Water Broad Spectrum SPF 30

Smashbox

Camera Ready BB Water Broad Spectrum SPF 30

Fair (porcelain ivory)

Item #: 2291975 Size: 1.0 oz

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Your skin needs a drink. Meet the first and only BB with a water-like texture that delivers multiple benefits in just one drop. Why get wet? Built-in primer water technology means a liquid silk-consistency - it literally glides onto your face, blends easily and moves with your skin. Because it's alcohol-free, there is no drying, cracking or caking during wear. The ultra-hydrating, oil-free formula also creates a sheer, radiant finish that makes you really love your skin in every conceivable light. Here come the compliments.

Why it's unique:

Simply put, we have no other BB foundation with a thin, water-like veil. What makes it a technological feat is their breakthrough system that suspends pigments in H2O. The big pay-off: a BB that hydrates your skin throughout the day and a demi-matte, but never flat complexion. Just a few drops create a remarkably natural-looking canvas that still camouflages imperfections. Just build for more coverage. Plus, Smashbox's exclusive Photoset Polymers - taken from medical grade liquid bandage technology - make it last from A.M. to afterhours.

Bragging rights:

  • Primes: Blurs out imperfections like fine lines, pores and blemishes
  • Protects: SPF 30 helps shield skin from environmental damage
  • Perfect: Sheer-to-medium coverage comes easy with its buildable, liquid-silk consistency. Plus, 8 forgiving shades means one for every skin tone. Guaranteed.
  • Hydrates: A revolutionary formula infused with elements of Primer Water quenches skin
  • Oil & alcohol free: Expect a gorgeous sheen. No shine.

Formulated without parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate, phthalates, oil, fragrance and talc.

One-two punch:

Want that all natural off-duty model look? Done. After applying BB Water, add a healthy flush or subtle, sun-kissed sheen to your flawless skin with Smashbox's L.A. Lights Blendable Lip & Cheek Color.

Click here to find your perfect shade of Smashbox's Camera Ready BB Water Broad Spectrum SPF 30!

Tips & Tricks

No Makeup Makeup

Application couldn't be easier. Just shake well, release 2 or 3 drops on the back of your hand and blend into face with fingertips. Layer for additional coverage; dot gently on imperfections to conceal.
Artist how-to: How to keep it sheer: "Remember, it's all about perfecting - not masking your skin. You only need to apply foundation on places that need coverage." - Lori Taylor Davis, Global Pro Lead Artist
Active: Octinoxate 5.0%, Titanium Dioxide 3.1%, Zinc Oxide 2.1%. Inactive: Water\Aqua\Eau, Methyl Trimethicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, Silica, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Dimethicone, Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone Silylate, Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Glycerin, Polysilicone-11, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Lecithin, Citrullus Vulgaris (Watermelon) Fruit Extract, Lens Esculenta (Lentil) Fruit Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Protein, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Sodium Pca, Methicone, Triethyl Citrate, Thermus Thermophillus Ferment, Laureth-7, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Dextrin, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Chloride, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Sodium Lactate, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Zinc Stearate, Litchi Chinensis Seed Extract, Polyglutamic Acid, Laminaria Saccharina Extract, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate. May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499).

Please be aware that ingredient lists may change or vary from time to time. Please refer to the ingredient list on the product package you receive for the most up to date list of ingredients.

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Product Reviews

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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SmashboxCamera Ready BB Water Broad Spectrum SPF 30
 
4.0

(based on 287 reviews)

78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (228)
  • Easy to apply (180)
  • Natural looking (173)
  • Blends well (152)
  • Easy to take-off (126)

Cons

  • Poor coverage (35)
  • Doesn't stay on (34)
  • Doesn't work (22)
  • Difficult to apply (13)
  • Causes breakouts (10)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (162)
  • All skin types (73)
  • Sensitive skin (64)
  • Going out (52)
  • Travel (39)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (142), Classic style (64), Trendy style (19), Brand buyer (15), Budget shopper (11)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (15), 30 minutes (15)

Reviewed by 287 customers

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5.0

Love it!!!

By Mommy2Boy

from Riverside

Verified Reviewer

Comments about Smashbox Camera Ready BB Water Broad Spectrum SPF 30:

I love this product. I have extremely oily skin and been trying all sorts of different foundations and randomly tried this and absolutely LOVE it!!! So light like water and has good coverage and is buildable. Last all day. So happy with this foundation!

 
5.0

My favorite light weight foundation

By Lauren

from Bluffton Sc

About Me Classic Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Easy To Apply
  • Easy To Take-off
  • Good Pigmentation
  • Lightweight
  • Long Lasting
  • Natural Looking
  • Noncomedogenic

Cons

  • Poor Coverage

Best Uses

  • Everyday

Comments about Smashbox Camera Ready BB Water Broad Spectrum SPF 30:

I love this product for everyday use but if you are going for an evening look I recommend mixing with a heavier foundation for more coverage. I mix it with the Marc Jacobs foundation and they make a perfect pair. Also loving the sunscreen it provides.

 
4.0

Surprising

By Madi

from Phoenix

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Easy To Apply
  • Easy To Take-off
  • Good Pigmentation
  • Lightweight
  • Long Lasting
  • Smooth

Cons

  • Takes a while to apply sufficient coats

Best Uses

  • All Skin Types
  • Everyday
  • Going Out
  • Travel

Comments about Smashbox Camera Ready BB Water Broad Spectrum SPF 30:

I was surprised about this because it was a bb cream and it was "water" but I had nice coverage and lasted really long even for prom

 
3.0

First time to try shear coverage

By Kathy

from Scottsdale

About Me Classic Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Easy To Apply
  • Easy To Take-off
  • Lightweight
  • Natural Looking
  • Smooth

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types
    • Everyday
    • Travel

    Comments about Smashbox Camera Ready BB Water Broad Spectrum SPF 30:

    First time to try a shear foundation. A BB cream that I truly liked

     
    4.0

    LOVE THIS SO MUCH

    By Shelby

    from KC,MO

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Easy To Take-off
    • Good Pigmentation
    • Lightweight
    • Natural Looking
    • Smooth

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types

      Comments about Smashbox Camera Ready BB Water Broad Spectrum SPF 30:

      LOVE

       
      4.0

      Go to for everyday

      By Ms.Guss

      from Orlando FL

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Easy To Apply
      • Good Pigmentation
      • Lightweight
      • Natural Looking

      Cons

      • Doesn't Stay On

      Best Uses

      • Everyday

      Comments about Smashbox Camera Ready BB Water Broad Spectrum SPF 30:

      I like this product most because I have freckles and it provides me with enough coverage to keep my skin even and provide a good base for my bronzer and blush. However if I wanted something for a special occasion I would pick something that would stay put longer. I spend a lot of time outside so for everyday use this is great.

       
      5.0

      In Love!!!

      By Noelle

      from Tuscaloosa, AL

      About Me Classic Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Easy To Apply
      • Easy To Take-off
      • Good Pigmentation
      • Lightweight
      • Long Lasting
      • Natural Looking
      • Smooth

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday
        • Going Out
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Smashbox Camera Ready BB Water Broad Spectrum SPF 30:

        I use this everyday and it is amazing. Blends effortlessly and is super lightweight. I use a beauty blender to apply over my moisturizer and foundation primer and it glides right on. Doesn't cake up throughout the day and it has not caused a breakout or irritated my skin yet. I have oily skin with dry patches and sensitive areas, and this by far the best foundation I have ever tried.

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        SUPER sheer coverage

        By Kendra

        from Michigan

        About Me Trendy Style

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Causes Breakouts
          • Ineffective
          • Poor Coverage

          Best Uses

            Comments about Smashbox Camera Ready BB Water Broad Spectrum SPF 30:

            I purchased this product based on it being lightweight, good for all skin types, having build able coverage, and the applicator. I love that nothing that touches your face ever touchs the product inside the bottle, thus soothing my phobia of germs. However, this still reigns supreme as the WORST foundation I have ever tried. I have oily skin and am battling the beginnings of wrinkles, as well as occasional hormonal breakouts. The coverage is not build able in my experience, it didn't matter how much product I applied, it wouldn't build. It was bizarre and frustrating. Also this has extremely sheer coverage to begin with. This product would be great for someone with perfect skin who wants the experience of applying foundation to their face. Like my 6 year old daughter, she has perfect skin and would enjoy covering her face with foundation and not expect any real results.

             
            5.0

            Smoth non greasy! It make my sckin glowing!I love it

            By ...

            from Chicago, IL

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Blends Well
            • Easy To Apply
            • Lightweight
            • Natural Looking
            • Smooth

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday
              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about Smashbox Camera Ready BB Water Broad Spectrum SPF 30:

              Smoth natural look!

               
              5.0

              Lightweight, but very good coverage

              By NC Gamecock

              from Raleigh, NC

              About Me Natural Style

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Blends Well
              • Easy To Apply
              • Easy To Take-off
              • Lightweight
              • Long Lasting
              • Natural Looking

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday

                Comments about Smashbox Camera Ready BB Water Broad Spectrum SPF 30:

                I have been using this BB cream as a light-weight foundation daily for almost a year. It provides very good coverage without feeling heavy or oily. The dropper took some getting used to - I didn't quite get the hang of it for the first 1/3 of a bottle. Once I did, I love it.

                I use an IT brush for Ulta to apply. I also use face primer (usually Bare Minerals tinted primer), concealer (again, Bare Minerals), and face powder (shocker, it's Bare Minerals). I don't bother with a full coverage foundation when using this regimen.

                I made an brand exception (nearly everything else full-face is BM) for this because it feels better, is easier to apply, and is a better color match for me than the equivalent BM products.

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                26 Questions | 26 Answers
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                • Q:

                  Is it water resistant?? I want to use it on summer days when going swimming in the lake. Would like to know if this product is good for that.
                  Asked on 4/17/2017 by lyzza

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi There! The BB Water is water resistant. It's formulated with a liquid bandage technology that lock makeup on for an all day wear.

                    Answered on 4/20/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                • Q:

                  Is this foundation vegan?
                  Thanks!
                  Asked on 2/18/2017 by Bks from Oklahoma

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi There! This product is not considered vegan.

                    Answered on 2/21/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                • Q:

                  Is this product buildable? Meaning if I want better coverage or if I come home and some has worn off, can I add more for additional coverage, or will it just move the product around my face without any additional coverage?
                  Asked on 9/18/2016 by PurdyBirdy from Newark, DE

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi There! The BB Water is definitely buildable. Before reapplying refresh your skin with our Primer Water for a flawless finish that will last all day.

                    Answered on 9/23/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                • Q:

                  I guess I've been living under a rock. I'm curious about this product. I am currently using the BB Cream in Light/Medium & really enjoy wearing it. What's the difference between the Cream & Water? Also if I use Light/Medium in the cream what shade in the Water would be recommended? Oh one more, is the Water okay to use with Oily skin? Thank you!
                  Asked on 6/3/2016 by Maria from Seattle

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi There! The BB Water foundation is excellent for dry skin. It leaves the skin with a dewy finish. You would be the same shade in a BB Water, but I would stick with your BB Cream, since you describe your skin as oily :)

                    Answered on 6/6/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                • Q:

                  About how long does this product last if you use it as an every day product?
                  Asked on 4/28/2016 by Madison from Coon Rapids, MN

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi There! All you need is one to two drops of BB Water to even out skin tone. This product will last longer if you use your fingertips to apply. Pair it with our Primer Water to prime and set your foundation. It will make your makeup last all day!

                    Answered on 5/2/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                • Q:

                  Will this product transfer when I'm touching my face throughout the day? What should I set this bb water with ?
                  Asked on 4/16/2016 by Jen from Florida

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi There! BB Water is made with Photoset; a technology that makes the foundation transfer-proof and water resistant. Use Primer Water or a light dusting of Halo Powder to set.

                    Answered on 4/18/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                • Q:

                  will this oxidize on you?
                  Asked on 4/14/2016 by rose from california

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi There! BB Water Foundation will not oxidize. Use it over the top of Primer Water for a finish that will last and last.

                    Answered on 4/15/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                • Q:

                  is this product very watery-like?
                  Asked on 4/13/2016 by rose from california

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi There! Yes, BB Water Foundation is a sheer liquid foundation. Apply it over Primer Water for a finish that will last and last!

                    Answered on 4/15/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                • Q:

                  can this be used like a foundation and then wear concealer, setting powder, bronzer etc over it like you normally would?
                  Asked on 4/11/2016 by rose from california

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Absolutely! BB Water Foundation is a gorgeous foundation. Apply it after a spritz of Primer Water for a lost lasting finish that will last all day!

                    Answered on 4/11/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                • Q:

                  would this have a good finish if i used a flat buffing brush. i know it says fingers but if it is dabbed on the face would buffing it out with a brush affect the finish?
                  Asked on 4/9/2016 by kayla

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    I think that's a great idea! First apply BB Water Foundation with your fingers and then buff with a brush! follow up with a spritz of Primer Water for a finish that will last and last.

                    Answered on 4/11/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
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