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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

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SmashboxCamera Ready BB Water Broad Spectrum SPF 30
 
4.0

(based on 210 reviews)

77%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (167)
  • Easy to apply (125)
  • Natural looking (117)
  • Blends well (103)
  • Smooth (87)

Cons

  • Doesn't stay on (29)
  • Poor coverage (27)
  • Doesn't work (18)
  • Difficult to apply (9)
  • Causes breakouts (7)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (113)
  • All skin types (50)
  • Sensitive skin (44)
  • Going out (35)
  • Travel (26)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (98), Classic style (49), Brand buyer (15), Trendy style (12), Budget shopper (11)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (15), 30 minutes (15)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (83), Medium (67), Deep (12)

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5.0

Great for summer wear

By Mel

from Kansas City, MO

Verified Buyer

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

I bought fair and it was a great match for my fair skin. I got this on sale because I would never spend so much for a light coverage bb product. Honestly when I run out I'll probably pay full price for another. It's just so nice on the skin! It's light in coverage so I just run it in with my hands like a moisturizer instead of with a sponge or brush. I wear it to work where I sweat a lot and I don't have to worry about it running down my face like a foundation would. I love that it blurs everything out and evens my complexion. Doesn't do any covering but I like that it has spf.

  • Skin Tone:
  • Fair
 
5.0

This is the Best plus SPF 30 foundation

By RIQueen

from Rhode Island

About Me Classic Style

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday
    • Going Out
    • Sensitive Skin

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

    Perfect for dry or combination skin. I can see how oily might have some problems without a primer. I apply this with a stipling brush one drop at first then go back in with a second drop for a night look or if I missed some areas. It's easy to be heavy handed with this. The stipling brush spreads it evenly and gives an air brushed effect. It works really well. Curious to try it with a bare minerals type brush. Maybe I would use less product. Additionally this product needs dry timevorcit will smudge i find 15-20 minutes it starts to set on the face and looks great. I have gotten compliments on my skin everytime I wear it! It's a bit awkward to say thanks my skin is ok but it's mostly my foundation lol. It will still transfer a bit if you touch your face alot and it's hot out. I do not notice it transferring on my clothes (after it dries). Additionally, I added a setting spray which locks it on even more. It's nothing fancy Loreal maybe(back and pink spray bottle). But that has almost totally eliminated any transfer and sets the product faster and eliminated the shine. I'm giving it 5 stars because it's extremely hard to find a high spf foundation that is light weight and doesn't cause breakouts. I hope smashbox will offer more deep dark shades so other WOC can use it. I hope this review helps someone. There are things you can do to get this product to work and when you do the results are flawless! PS I never tried it with a primer. I didn't feel it needed one...

    • Skin Tone:
    • Deep
     
    4.0

    Lightweight coverage that's good for sensitive skin

    By Krissy

    from South Carolina

    About Me Classic Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Easy To Apply
    • Lightweight
    • Long Lasting
    • Natural Looking

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday
      • Going Out
      • Sensitive Skin

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

      ...

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      1.0

      Disappointed

      By Easygoing gal

      from Okc, OK

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Pigmentation
      • Natural Looking

      Cons

      • Doesn't Stay On

      Best Uses

      • Going Out

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

      I specifically asked the consultant about a foundation that wouldn't look oily after an hour of wear and one that would stand up to the heat. This just sits on top of skin and slides off! It makes me look very greasy within an hour of application. Even with a great primer and setting spray. I'm very disappointed.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      5.0

      love the light feel yet great flaw concealer

      By suenotes

      from Champaign, IL

      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

        • All Skin Types
        • Everyday
        • Going Out

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

        Love how it helps minimize lines, doesn't emphasize them as others can. So light-weight, yet covers my spider veins and brightens my overall complexion. Apply a little more on dark circles and they are minimized without emphasizing lines and crinkles.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Feels greasy

        By Ksheree

        from MA

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Easy To Take-off
        • Lightweight
        • Noncomedogenic

        Cons

        • Doesn't Stay On

        Best Uses

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

          I have oily skin and I was amazed that this didn't make me oily throughout the day...BUT this isn't humid weather friendly at least not for me it.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Deep
           
          4.0

          Nice light coverage

          By BG

          from WI

          About Me Natural 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:

            Good for my nature skin and natural looking

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            love ❤ it!!

            By Izzy

            from south bay

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply
            • Lightweight
            • Natural Looking
            • Smooth

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Skin Types
              • Everyday
              • Going Out

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

              This is the first cover up that I can apply smoothly with no problems. It's some what pricey, but works so well and is natural looking.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium
               
              5.0

              I love i will buy it again and again

              By Yari

              from York pa

              About Me Trendy Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday
                • Going Out
                • Sensitive Skin

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

                Is a great product i love it

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Did not like it, will be returning it.

                By Brenda

                from Odenton Md

                About Me Trendy Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Difficult to Apply
                  • Ineffective
                  • Poor Coverage

                  Best Uses

                  • Sensitive Skin

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

                  Came in to buy Clinique moisture liquid makeup, was told you do carry anymore..was suggested to use Smashbox camera ready. Thought I would give it a try. Didn't like the coverage or color..

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Medium

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                  23 Questions | 23 Answers
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                  • 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
                  • Q:

                    I was wondering if I would be able to wear this product at a wedding and not have a flashback feature because of the high SPF?
                    Asked on 1/17/2016 by Jen from Florida, us

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      All Smashbox products are photo-tested in a professional photography environment, so you should not experience any "flashback" effect!

                      Answered on 1/19/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
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