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Smashbox Camera Ready BB Water Broad Spectrum SPF 30

Smashbox

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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Product Reviews

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SmashboxCamera Ready BB Water Broad Spectrum SPF 30
 
4.0

(based on 190 reviews)

77%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (154)
  • Easy to apply (112)
  • Natural looking (104)
  • Blends well (94)
  • Easy to take-off (78)

Cons

  • Doesn't stay on (25)
  • Poor coverage (24)
  • Doesn't work (16)
  • Difficult to apply (8)
  • Causes breakouts (7)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (102)
  • All skin types (44)
  • Sensitive skin (38)
  • Going out (27)
  • Travel (24)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (87), Classic style (45), Brand buyer (15), Budget shopper (11), Trendy style (10)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (15), 30 minutes (15)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (75), Medium (61), Deep (8)

Reviewed by 190 customers

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1.0

I want my money back!

By Doakie

from Maine

About Me Trendy Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Doesn't Stay On
  • Ineffective
  • Poor Coverage

Best Uses

  • Travel

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

I liked how it feels and easy to apply but does not stay put. I want my money back

  • Skin Tone:
  • Medium
 
5.0

Love this product!

By Diva on a budget

from Turlock, CA

About Me Classic Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types
    • Everyday

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

    I have been using camera ready BB water for about 3 months now and I don't have any complaints. I absolutely love it! Coverage is light to medium- if you are looking for heavy coverage this will not be for you. I like how light and easy the product is to apply. One word of advice is not to use a foundation or beauty blender because this product has a really thin consistency and you would waste most of it by applying the product to a beauty blender or foundation brush. I apply it with my hands first and then will use my beauty blender to blend the product into my skin. I think this product is great for those looking for light coverage for the summer months or those who do not like to wear a lot of make up. The one downfall about this product is the color selection. For deeper skin tones there's only one deep (and it's not that deep in color) option which doesn't fit the color spectrum for many women of color.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Deep
     
    5.0

    Love it

    By Kate

    from Milwaukee, WI

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Acne Prone Skin Type

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

      Blends well with skin. Gives the look of a fresh face without having to cover your face in concealer. Easiest to apply with a brush. Does stand out when on patchy dry areas, but you just need to moisturize those areas better.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      5.0

      New favorite!

      By jenn

      from Huntington Beach

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday
        • Going Out

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

        So far so good! I have been using this for a week now and i am very happy with the results. I have medium toned skin but for some reason this light neutral color works very works very well for me in two different ways... 1. I use it along with my darker toned tinted moisturizer for a little more coverage as an everyday look 2. i use it alone for a lighter canvas when i am applying more makeup to go out!

        Admittedly... i am not very good at remembering to take my makeup off when i come home at night, and so far i have had no breakouts with this makeup!!!

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        A better product than I expected

        By BCinla

        from Los Angeles

        About Me Classic Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types
          • Everyday

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

          I wanted to replace a foundation that I like but seem to transfer. I like the coverage this gives me it's a very natural look.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          5.0

          Surprised how much I like this!!

          By CS

          from Chicago, IL

          About Me Classic Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday

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

            I really like this. However, depending on the moisturizer I use, it tends to make me a little shiny. I can knock down the shine with powder, but it definitely is not a matte finish. It tends to stay on decently well =all day, but not if I'm in a warmer climate, or if I'm greasy that day. The finish is very smooth though. You just have to play with your products.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair
             
            1.0

            A foundation that's unsettling!

            By Orangerageous !

            from Norfolk, Va

            About Me Trendy Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Take-off
            • Has A sunscreen
            • Lightweight
            • Smooth

            Cons

            • Doesn't Stay On
            • Gives skin a greasy appearance
            • Ineffective
            • Never settles
            • poor color selection

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types
            • Everyday

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

            I chose this product for its sunscreen. I wanted something for the summer that had some coverage but with protective properties. This would have been a great choice but, the product NEVER settled. It would transfer to anything with a slight touch. And no matter what I used to finish my look. This still wiped away too easily. As for the color selection. ..epic fail! It was too warm, and the range for darker skin tones were not deep enough. I looked like an Oompa Loompa!

            • Skin Tone:
            • Deep
             
            5.0

            Would buy it again

            By Natural

            from Novi, MI

            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

              • Going Out
              • Sensitive Skin

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

              Did everything the store assistant said it would. Great natural looking face!

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium
               
              4.0

              I will buy this again

              By Love me some makeup

              from Illinois

              About Me Classic 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

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

                Easy to apply

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair
                 
                5.0

                Love this product!

                By JL

                from Chicago

                About Me Natural Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • All Skin Types
                  • Everyday
                  • Sensitive Skin

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

                  I have very dry skin but this definitely gives me a smooth and moistured touch! Love it.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Fair

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                  • 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
                  • Q:

                    does it contain parabens??
                    Asked on 1/11/2016 by wendy from PA

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      This product is paraben-free.

                      Answered on 1/14/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
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