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Smashbox Camera Ready BB Water Broad Spectrum SPF 30

Smashbox

Camera Ready BB Water Broad Spectrum SPF 30

1.0 oz Item 2291975

Color:Fair (porcelain ivory)

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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. Vegan friendly.

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 312 reviews)

78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (251)
  • Easy to apply (201)
  • Natural looking (189)
  • Blends well (168)
  • Smooth (141)

Cons

  • Doesn't stay on (38)
  • Poor coverage (38)
  • Doesn't work (24)
  • Difficult to apply (14)
  • Causes breakouts (11)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (183)
  • All skin types (77)
  • Sensitive skin (69)
  • Going out (59)
  • Travel (40)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (158), Classic style (69), Trendy style (22), Brand buyer (15), Budget shopper (11)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (15), 30 minutes (15)

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5.0

Flawless

By Angi

from Chicago

About Me Trendy Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday

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

    Finally found a fabulous foundation

     
    4.0

    Nice sheer coverage

    By Ren

    from Albuquerque, NM

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Easy To Take-off
    • Lightweight
    • Long Lasting

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday

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

      I got this hoping to find something with sheer coverage that wouldn't cause me to breakout. So far, so good! A little will go a long way. I noticed the first time I used it that initially it made me very pale, but after about 30 minutes it seemed to settle and act more like a bb cream than a foundation.

       
      2.0

      Its just ok.... more makeup than skincare

      By Californiagirl

      from San Jose

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Good Pigmentation
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Clumpy
      • Ineffective

      Best Uses

      • Everyday

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

      Well its more like a tainted moisturizer except that it didn't moisturize enough. I have a combination skin with breakouts at times so I thought it would do some wonders but it didn't. It did hide the marks of acne, but it didn't smoothen out or moisturized the skin when applied or even in the long term. The skin still looked thirsty(going by description of it). I even combined it with a moisturizer, it was better than still nothing great. basically I'm finishing up this product now and in all this while absolutely no change on my skin. Waste of money. I have a drugstore $8 BB cream that works just the same.

       
      4.0

      Great product

      By NandAsmom

      from SCV, CA

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Easy To Apply
      • Good Pigmentation
      • Lightweight
      • Long Lasting
      • Natural Looking
      • Noncomedogenic
      • Smooth

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday

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

        Love how this feels on my skin from morning until I take it off at night.

         
        5.0

        Love this lightweight foundation!

        By Sea girl

        from Columbus, GA

        About Me Classic Style

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday
          • Going Out
          • Sensitive Skin

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

          I gave this foundation about 6 months worth of use before reviewing, as I was unsure at first. Turns out I was using way too much at the beginning. I only use one drop or less on my entire face, honestly that is all that is necessary to get medium coverage. I use my fingers to apply as that keeps it from being too heavy. Also with brushes or sponges I feel like I am wasting foundation, which I did not want to do given this price point. Where I need extra coverage I use concealer versus more foundation. I have aging, sensitive, oily skin and wanted something lightweight that would not settle into fine lines but that also would not break me out and provide medium coverage. This is not a matte formula at all, which keeps it looking natural and from settling into fine lines. This foundation truly lasts me all day, and I set it with a basic loose powder. I like my skin to shine through my makeup and this fits the bill. Note that I just wore this outside at my daughter's birthday party in almost 90 degree humid heat and nothing melted off- nothing! I was sweating but this set with powder stayed put! Note that if I put too much product on, more than one drop, this does melt off and provides a completely different experience. A little is all you need.

           
          5.0

          LOVE this product!

          By Smashbox Lover

          from Los Angeles, CA

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types
            • Everyday
            • Sensitive Skin

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

            Super easy to apply. Blends great. Have to use a little extra if you want more coverage, but still good. 2 drops is usually enough for me. It lasts all day for me and is lightweight. Does not feel heavy. Overall, great product! Would def recommend/purchase this again.

             
            2.0

            Not what I was expecting

            By Milana

            from Portland, OR

            Pros

            • Easy To Take-off
            • Good Pigmentation

            Cons

            • Difficult to Apply
            • Doesn't Stay On

            Best Uses

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

              This product was not good on my combination skin; the formula sticks to dry spots horribly and makes my forehead flake even more. When applied with a brush, it basically just doesn't blend in at all. When I used my fingers, I was rubbing forever and it just never seemed to be all the way soaked in. It makes my face extremely shiny and not in the cute "dewy" way. The one good thing about it is that it has pretty good coverage if you don't apply it with a brush, and if you don't have dry skin patches anywhere.

               
              5.0

              Best foundation ever

              By Petite Chick

              from Michigan

              About Me Classic Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday
                • Going Out
                • Travel

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

                I use this product every day. It stays on all day.

                 
                5.0

                love!

                By Catherine

                from Raleigh NC

                About Me Natural Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday
                  • Going Out

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

                  love it!

                   
                  5.0

                  Love this product

                  By DBacko

                  from Palm Desert

                  About Me Classic Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Lightweight
                  • Long Lasting
                  • Natural Looking
                  • Smooth

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • All Skin Types
                    • Everyday
                    • Going Out

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

                    Excellent product, light coverage but still smoothes wrinkles.

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                    27 Questions | 27 Answers
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                    • Q:

                      Is this product good for oily skin? I want something that will hydrate my skin but not look too shiny by the end of the day.
                      Asked on 7/16/2017 by Lana from Boston

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi There! For oily skin we suggest using the Studio Skin Foundation. It will hydrate, but not look too shiny.

                        Answered on 7/20/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                    • 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
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