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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).

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 253 reviews)

78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (202)
  • Easy to apply (160)
  • Natural looking (152)
  • Blends well (133)
  • Smooth (110)

Cons

  • Poor coverage (31)
  • Doesn't stay on (30)
  • Doesn't work (20)
  • Difficult to apply (11)
  • Irritates skin (9)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (140)
  • All skin types (63)
  • Sensitive skin (55)
  • Going out (46)
  • Travel (33)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (125), Classic style (57), Brand buyer (15), Trendy style (15), Budget shopper (11)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (15), 30 minutes (15)

Reviewed by 253 customers

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5.0

Love this product

By Maci Beth

from Arley, AL

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Easy To Apply
  • Good Pigmentation
  • Long Lasting

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types

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

    Very good coverage. I use it everyday.

     
    4.0

    Would definitely recommend and buy again!

    By Kennedy

    from Huntington Indiana

    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
      • Sensitive Skin
      • Travel

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

      I use a blender sponge to apply

       
      1.0

      I would never buy again, in fact going to return

      By Stac

      from Michigan

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Ineffective
        • Poor Coverage

        Best Uses

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

          There is zero coverage

           
          2.0

          Not what I expected

          By Christie B.

          from San Antonio, Texas

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

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

            When I sampled it in the store the salesperson applies it really well and it seem to look natural. When I applied it at home it didn't seem to look as natural for me. I had that "cakey" look and it seemed to bring out my pores. I even used the primer, so not sure what the difference was.

             
            5.0

            Light-weight, minimal coverage, not cakey!

            By Jessica

            from Oklahoma

            About Me Natural Style

            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
              • Sensitive Skin
              • Travel

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

              Mine is dehydrated, sensitive, rosacea prone skin, and finding something light and non-irritating seems to be about like trying to find a unicorn. Then enter this product, and it is exactly what I've been looking for. I hate the way foundations feel, and I find most bb creams too greasy/heavy, and they just seem to exacerbate the dry skin cracks/flakes. Seems like they all 'drag' across the skin too much and irritate me. Anyway, this easily blends in, no cracks or flakes, and it isn't drying! Also, this did not irritate my rosacea, and provided an even coverage that is very easy to layer on, if need be (and it still looks good if you layer it up!). I use this on top of Smashbox green primer, and the redness just disappears!

              Now, for all that I love this product, I will say, it will not cover scars or acne at all. I knew this when I bought it, so I didn't have that expectation, but if you're needing those covered, this flat out won't do it.

               
              4.0

              I guess i would

              By Natiti

              from Fremont ca

              About Me Classic Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Sinks into pores

              Best Uses

              • No make makeup!

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

              Really is light coverage

               
              5.0

              Best foundation!

              By Gaby

              from Dallas, TX

              About Me Trendy Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • slightly oily

              Best Uses

              • Everyday
              • Going Out
              • Travel

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

              It applies beautifully and leaves a medium to full coverage depending (it is build-able)
              I've noticed it's been easier to blend contour in easier and lasts all day!
              I do get a little oily after having it on for over 10 hours so I can't really complain.
              New favorite foundation!

               
              5.0

              My new foundation

              By KittyKat

              from Winter Garden, FL

              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

                • Everyday

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

                I was looking for a new foundation for my very dry skin. I have found it! My skin doesn't look dry throughout the day and the product doesn't settle into my fine lines. It covers well and you can layer it for more coverage. My skin feels smooth and hydrated all day. I use it with the Smashbox primer and love it!

                 
                5.0

                Great product

                By Fuzzibunni

                from Buffalo, NY

                About Me Natural Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • All Skin Types
                  • Everyday

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

                  Great coverage for a BB cream also goes on very well

                   
                  5.0

                  Only BB I will use

                  By Tiff

                  from Chocago,Il

                  About Me Trendy 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:

                    Light weight BB without a grease finish, works best with the primer water for long lasting staying power. The BB is extremely Hydrating as well!

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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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