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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, our 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 & 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!

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).

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Product Reviews

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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SmashboxCamera Ready BB Water Broad Spectrum SPF 30
 
4.0

(based on 228 reviews)

77%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (181)
  • Easy to apply (138)
  • Natural looking (132)
  • Blends well (114)
  • Smooth (95)

Cons

  • Doesn't stay on (30)
  • Poor coverage (29)
  • Doesn't work (19)
  • Difficult to apply (11)
  • Causes breakouts (8)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (124)
  • All skin types (55)
  • Sensitive skin (48)
  • Going out (39)
  • Travel (29)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (110), Classic style (52), Brand buyer (15), Trendy style (12), Budget shopper (11)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (15), 30 minutes (15)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (91), Medium (76), Deep (12)

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4.0

I love this product.

By Liz

from Upland

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday

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

    Everyday usage.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    5.0

    Buying for the second time

    By Eran

    from Atlanta, ga

    About Me Natural Style

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types
      • Everyday
      • Going Out
      • Travel

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

      I've used this almost everyday since I bought it! I love it! I'm a big fan of smashbox and this was no different! Bottle lasted me about 10 months I say it's worth the buy!!

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      3.0

      Ridiculously Bizarre Delivery System

      By Liz

      from Oklahoma

      About Me Natural Style

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Difficult to Apply

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types

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

      Great product, horrible packaging. I can't figure it out--why a dropper? A small pump or pull-top would both allow a small amount of product out but the dropper is messy; you can't set it down while you're using the product without something underneath, it's just silly. I'm actually thinking of transferring the product to another bottle....I like the coverage and natural look of this makeup but the packaging will cause me to look for something similar next go 'round. Arg.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      5.0

      Love it!!

      By Lili

      from Seattle, WA

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Easy To Apply
      • Natural Looking

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday

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

        This foundation feels light and looks natural. Hides just enough blemishes without looking caked on. I love it!

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        5.0

        Love this!

        By MushMini

        from Santa Cruz

        About Me Natural Style

        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
          • Going Out
          • Sensitive Skin
          • Travel

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

          I have always had issues with my sensitive skin. Almost everything i had tried would make me break out. I fell in love with Halo by Smash box originally, but once they said they were no longer making I was introduced to this product. AND I LOVE IT!

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          5.0

          Great for light coverage.

          By jessyj

          from houston, tx

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

          i bought this a while back and, i love it. i use it as a foundation because i like the sheer coverage. my skin feels good.

           
          1.0

          Won't buy again

          By Liv

          from Jenks Ok

          About Me Classic Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Causes Breakouts
            • Irritates Skin

            Best Uses

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

              Made my skin very irritated not good on sensitive skin

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium
               
              5.0

              New favorite foundation

              By KittyKat

              from Florida

              About Me Natural 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

                • dry skin

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

                I was looking for a new foundation for my very dry skin. I found it! This goes on smooth, has good coverage and lasts all day. It doesn't make my skin look dry and cake-y halfway through the day. I am a fan of Smashbox products and now I have added one more to my favorites list. Highly recommended!

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair
                 
                4.0

                I will buy this product again

                By Makeup

                from Atlanta

                About Me Classic Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Apply
                • Lightweight
                • Natural Looking

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday

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

                  Love this

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Medium
                   
                  2.0

                  Oily

                  By MeganH2o

                  from Eureka, CA

                  About Me Natural Style

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight
                  • Natural Looking

                  Cons

                  • Doesn't Stay On
                  • Ineffective
                  • Poor Coverage

                  Best Uses

                  • Dry skin

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

                  First, I have found the color choices for al Smashbox bb and cc to be frustrating. Second, I ised to use the CC cream in medium when I was a bit darker from tanning but once I stopped tanning as much the light and the light/medium was just not a good match, too light or pink ugh. I tried this in light neutral which was as close as I was gonna get, but I found it to have to staying power and was far too greasy for me to use this as a base under makeup or alone for a light makeup day. I had high hopes...maybe this would work for someone with already great skin that's slightly dry.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Medium

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                  • 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
                  • Q:

                    Which Smashbox primer would you recommend with this? I have dry/combo skin. I like the Primer Water but not sure its enough, would the Primer Oil be too much?
                    Asked on 3/31/2016 by Stephanie from Sacramento CA

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi There! The Primer Oil is a good match with Camera Ready BB Water - especially if you have dry/combo skin. Your complexion will look gorgeous!

                      Answered on 4/1/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    I'm trying to decide between the Smash Box Camera Ready BB Water Broad and the Smash Box Camera Ready BB Cream Broad Spectrum. I have regular skin (no extra dryness/oiliness, minimal blemishes), but it's pretty sensitive. I just bought a different BB Cream and it caused me to breakout pretty badly which is very abnormal for me. I'm looking for something that is light and evens out skin tone. I don't need heavy coverage by any means. If you can give any advice on the perks of one product over another, I'd appreciate it!
                    Asked on 3/17/2016 by Just Me

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Camera Ready BB Water is lighter weight and more fluid than Camera Ready BB Cream, but both provide sheer-to-medium skin perfecting coverage. We recommend testing both products at your nearest ULTA Beauty store to determine which you prefer. Please be sure to read the ratings and reviews for both products at ULTA.com! :-)

                      http://www.ulta.com/ulta/stores/storelocator.jsp

                      Answered on 3/22/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
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