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Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 35

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Item #: 2240978 Size: 1.0 oz

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What is it?

Smashbox's award-winning multitasker for flawless skin in a flash.
 
Why it's unique:

  • Primes: Wear alone, or under your favorite foundation to create a smooth canvas.
  • Perfects: Tinted formula in 8 shades evens out skin for a flawless finish.
  • Hydrates: Improves skin moisture in 4 weeks. Guaranteed.
  • Protects: SPF 35 guards against UVA/UVB rays.
  • Controls oil: Minimizes shine with no chalky finish.


Bragging rights:

  • 2015 Allure Reader's Choice Award


BB Tip 1: BB any way you want. Use it as a primer. Use it for light coverage. Use it however you see fit!

BB Tip 2: Don't use too much! Just a pea size will do. (Hint: if you need more coverage, see tip #3. No need for lots of layers.)

BB Tip 3: Looks great alone for quick, camera-ready skin. Or pair BB with your favorite foundation for more coverage. We adore it with Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder.

BB Tip 4: Have dry skin? Still moisturize first. Have oily/combination skin? BB is all you'll need.

BB Tip 5: Regular use will improve your skin! BB is loaded with anti-aging peptides for a decrease in fine lines over time, plus it guards against harmful rays with SPF 35.

Active: Octinoxate 7.50%, Octisalate 4.00%, Oxybenzone 2.50%, Titanium Dioxide 1.10%. Inactive: Water\Aqua\Eau, Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Phenyl Trimethicone, Pentylene Glycol, Glyceryl Stearate, Behenyl Alcohol, Trioctyldodecyl Citrate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, PEG-40 Stearate, Polyglyceryl-10 Pentastearate, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Extract, Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) Extract\Extrait D'Orge, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Laminaria Saccharina Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Polyquaternium-51, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Trehalose, Oryzanol, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Urea, Polyglyceryl-6 Polyricinoleate, Propylene Glycol Laurate, Glycyrrhetinic Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sucrose, Glycerin, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Caffeine, Linoleic Acid, Cholesterol, Lecithin, Squalane, Sodium PCA, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Propylene Glycol Stearate, Stearic Acid, Polysorbate 20, Sorbitan Laurate, Xanthan Gum, Aluminum Hydroxide, Sodium Hyaluronate, Silica, Disodium EDTA, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Zinc Oxide (CI 77947), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Mica.

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Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 35
 
4.1

(based on 606 reviews)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (470)
  • Goes on smoothly (454)
  • Blends well (427)
  • Lightweight (418)
  • Long-lasting (344)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (127)
  • Poor coverage (46)
  • Causes breakouts (37)
  • Too greasy (34)
  • Doesn't stay on (32)

Best Uses

  • Light to medium coverage (417)
  • Normal skin (167)
  • Acne-prone or oily skin (150)
  • Sensitive skin (148)
  • Mature skin (121)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (307), Budget shopper (202)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (300), Medium (233), Deep (39)

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5.0

wouldn't ever buy anything else

By simple girl

from milwaukee, wi

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Easy To Apply
  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Good Pigmentation
  • Lightweight
  • Long-Lasting
  • Matte Finish

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
    • Full Coverage
    • Light To Medium Coverage
    • Normal Skin

    Comments about Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 35:

    love this, super lightweight but great coverage feels natural and doesn't cause breakouts. worth the money it lasts forever all you need is a little pea sized amount a day

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair
     
    5.0

    I use as a moisturuzer with make up

    By Nora Zamora

    from Arlington Texas

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Goes On Smoothly
    • Good Pigmentation
    • Lightweight
    • Long-Lasting
    • Matte Finish
    • Noncomodegenic

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Full Coverage
      • Mature Skin
      • Normal Skin

      Comments about Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 35:

      Really like this product, how it looks and feels when I apply on my face.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      1.0

      Terrible product

      By dotinfla

      from Florida

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Difficult To Apply
        • Poor Coverage
        • Pricey / Poor Value

        Best Uses

          Comments about Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 35:

          This is a terrible product. It sank into every pore, line and crease and offered no coverage whatsoever. It's supposed to control oil and certainly didn't. I wanted something with lightweight coverage, not zero coverage and the high SPF was surely a good thing too. However, this product is obviously for those with young perfect skin that is nearly poreless because about an hour after I applied this, it looked absolutely ghastly. I was already at work so I couldn't just wash it off (I wished I could) and I'm sure everyone noticed how bad it looked because normally my makeup is flawless). I even used a primer (Lorac Porefection, which works great) and set it with powder, all to no avail, it still looked really bad. My pores looked like huge craters and it drew attention to every line and crease on my face (and to some I didn't even know I had). This is by far the worst product I've used in a long time and it's definitely going back to the store. It's definitely not cheap but it's not worth a plug nickel. It seemed to blend well but this is certainly deceptive. Everything it promised to do it didn't do at all. If you're young and have perfect skin and not a single line, then maybe you can make this work. More power to you. But if you have flaws, like we all do, pass on this product. I definitely don't recommend it. I wouldn't wish this one on my worst enemy. And that's saying a whole lot.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          1.0

          Too Heavy

          By Jackie

          from Massachusetts

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Good Pigmentation
          • Matte Finish

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Light To Medium Coverage

          Comments about Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 35:

          I found this product too tacky and heavy for a BB cream. Not what I was looking for at all. Pastey coverage and suntan lotion smell were a turn off. I highly recommend BE Complexion Rescue if you are looking for a true BB cream/tinted moisturizer.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          5.0

          Like it!

          By Sally

          from Tualatin, OR

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Easy To Apply
          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Good Pigmentation
          • Lightweight
          • Long-Lasting
          • Matte Finish

          Cons

          • Pricey / Poor Value

          Best Uses

          • Light To Medium Coverage
          • Mature Skin
          • Normal Skin

          Comments about Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 35:

          I use it for everyday coverage and it lasts all day. It doesn't take much of the product to get full coverage. The color matches me skin really well.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          3.0

          it was ok

          By whatever

          from Lansing, MI

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Goes On Smoothly

          Cons

          • Doesn't Stay On

          Best Uses

          • Light To Medium Coverage

          Comments about Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 35:

          I was not impressed. I wanted full coverage that lasted & it really didn't seem to last that long.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          5.0

          Love it!

          By Sally

          from Tualatin, OR

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Easy To Apply
          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Great At Covering Blotchy
          • Lightweight
          • Matte Finish

          Cons

          • Pricey / Poor Value

          Best Uses

          • Dry Skin
          • Light To Medium Coverage
          • Mature Skin

          Comments about Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 35:

          I use this for everyday coverage and it lasts all day. It takes very little of the product for full coverage.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          5.0

          BB Cream

          By tay

          from atlanta ga

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 35:

          very fun

           
          5.0

          Love Love Love

          By Allie

          from Syracuse, NY

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Easy To Apply
          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Good Pigmentation
          • Lightweight
          • Long-Lasting
          • Matte Finish

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Light To Medium Coverage
            • Mature Skin
            • Sensitive Skin

            Comments about Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 35:

            I started using this because Bare Minerals was making my skin look older and dry. This BB cream is smooth and does not settle in fine lines. My skin looks so fresh and younger!!

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            5.0

            Perfect coverage with ought the "cake" look.

            By May may

            from Modesto, CA

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Blends Well
            • Easy To Apply
            • Goes On Smoothly
            • Good Pigmentation
            • Lightweight
            • Long-Lasting
            • Noncomodegenic

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
              • Dry Skin
              • Full Coverage
              • Mature Skin
              • Normal Skin
              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 35:

              Perfect coverage with ought overwhelming heaviness.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair

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              33 Questions | 33 Answers
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              • Q:

                What is the best brush to apply this product? Any specific recomendation?
                Asked on 1/26/2016 by Annie from Spring tx

                1 answer

              • Q:

                Just how pale is the lightest shade? Literally every single foundation I have ever tried has been WAY too dark, except the Bobbi Brown Alabaster. What would the comparison for that be?
                Asked on 1/24/2016 by Andy from Texas

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  The Fair shade features neutral-to-pink undertones and is ideal for porcelain and fair complexions. When in doubt, it's always best to try it out in person at your nearest Ulta Beauty store! :-)

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

                  Answered on 1/25/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
              • Q:

                Can I apply this with a beauty blender or brush instead of my bare fingers?
                Asked on 12/7/2015 by Cait from Iowa

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  Yes, you absolutely can!

                  Answered on 12/8/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
              • Q:

                I am currently using Clinique light/medium CC cream. What color would you recommend me going with?
                Asked on 11/15/2015 by Court

                1 answer

              • Q:

                I currently use NARS tinted moisturizer in Groenland. What shade of this should I get?
                Asked on 9/19/2015 by Ivy

                1 answer

              • Q:

                I wear shade 4 in the Lorac Natural performance foundation. What shade would I be with this?
                Asked on 9/16/2015 by Mature Beauty junkie from denver co

                1 answer

              • Q:

                Which shades have golden/yellow undertones?
                Asked on 7/25/2015 by Glam365 from New Jersey

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  Other than Fair, which features neutral-to-cool undertones, all other shades feature neutral-to-warm undertones and are suitable for those with golden undertones.

                  Answered on 7/28/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
              • Q:

                I currently wear NARS
                Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer in Martinique, and NARS
                All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation in New Guinea. Please recommend a Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 35 shade based on my current products.
                Asked on 5/18/2015 by Tameka

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  Medium/Dark is recommended as the most suitable shade for those with medium-to-dark complexions such as yours. This shade can be tested at your nearest ULTA Beauty store to ensure it is your perfect match:
                  http://www.ulta.com/ulta/stores/storelocator.jsp

                  Answered on 5/19/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
              • Q:

                I have very acne prone skin, will this product make me break out?
                Asked on 4/23/2015 by Paige from Houston,TX

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  This product is formulated for all skin types. It controls oil and minimizes shine, but it is not designed to treat acne. If you are seeking an acne-fighting primer, we recommend Photo Finish More Than Primer Blemish Control, which is formulated with 2% salicylic acid to help eliminate blemishes and keep skin clear:
                  http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod5580075

                  You can certainly layer CC Cream over Blemish Control for a clear & flawless complexion.

                  Answered on 4/24/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
              • Q:

                Is the spf a physical or chemical sunscreen?
                Asked on 4/22/2015 by doodlebug

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  The active sunscreen ingredients are: Octinoxate 7.50%, Octisalate 4.00%, Oxybenzone 2.50%, Titanium Dioxide 1.10%. Titanium dioxide is a physical sunscreen; the others are chemical sunscreens.

                  Answered on 4/23/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
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