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Smashbox Camera Ready BB Water Broad Spectrum SPF 30

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Camera Ready BB Water Broad Spectrum SPF 30

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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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Reviews

Product Reviews

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SmashboxCamera Ready BB Water Broad Spectrum SPF 30
 
4.0

(based on 202 reviews)

77%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (161)
  • Easy to apply (119)
  • Natural looking (111)
  • Blends well (100)
  • Smooth (84)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Everyday (108)
  • All skin types (48)
  • Sensitive skin (42)
  • Going out (30)
  • Travel (26)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (93), Classic style (47), Brand buyer (15), Trendy style (12), Budget shopper (11)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (15), 30 minutes (15)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (79), Medium (65), Deep (10)

Reviewed by 202 customers

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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
     
    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

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      My New FAVE!!!

      By Pamela

      from Monrovia, CA

      About Me Classic Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types
        • Everyday

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

        Best, light weight foundation on the market. It goes on and feels like water, but it has staying power with a little powder.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Deep
         
        5.0

        Amazing

        By Alon

        from Maryville, MO

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • 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:

          Love the light weight feeling

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          5.0

          Not enough coverage.

          By Dee

          from Lombard, IL

          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

          • Poor Coverage

          Best Uses

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

            Color was great.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            1.0

            Doesn't last

            By Cindy

            from Illinois

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Doesn't Stay On

              Best Uses

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

                It's too thin and doesn't last

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair
                 
                5.0

                Great coverage for a BB cream

                By A. Beauty

                from San Diego, CA

                About Me Natural Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • During exercise
                  • Everyday
                  • Sensitive Skin
                  • Travel

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

                  I wore it during a 5 k race and didn't end up with streaks of it running down my face. It still looked good at then end and it kept me from getting sunburned.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Fair
                   
                  2.0

                  I wouldn't buy this again

                  By Amie

                  from Rhode Island

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Super cakey

                  Cons

                  • Clumpy
                  • Doesn't Stay On
                  • Ineffective
                  • Poor Coverage

                  Best Uses

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

                    Applying was easy but it came off within hours. Super cakey. Hated it

                     
                    4.0

                    Bought for Granddaughter and she loved it

                    By Maddie the dancer

                    from Overland Park, Kansas

                    About Me Natural Style

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday

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

                      She loved the natural look and was very lightweight

                      • Skin Tone:
                      • Fair
                       
                      5.0

                      Definitely a must

                      By Ericka

                      from Jacksonville, FL

                      About Me Natural Style

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Pigmentation
                      • Long Lasting
                      • Smooth

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • All Skin Types

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

                        Blends awesomely. Lightweight

                        • Skin Tone:
                        • Deep

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                        Q&A

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                        Get answers from in-house experts.

                        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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