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Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 35
 
4.1

(based on 498 reviews)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (391)
  • Goes on smoothly (378)
  • Blends well (351)
  • Lightweight (342)
  • Long-lasting (283)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (108)
  • Poor coverage (40)
  • Causes breakouts (36)
  • Too greasy (30)
  • Doesn't stay on (28)

Best Uses

  • Light to medium coverage (353)
  • Normal skin (139)
  • Acne-prone or oily skin (129)
  • Sensitive skin (123)
  • Mature skin (98)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (257), Budget shopper (159)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (252), Medium (191), Deep (31)

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4.0

Great coverage.

By Marleg

from SC

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • A LITTLE GOES A LONG WAY
  • Blends Well
  • Easy To Apply
  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Good Pigmentation
  • Lightweight
  • Long-Lasting

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Full Coverage

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

    I have just bought my 3rd tube in almost a year. A small amount goes a long way so the price does not reflect the per use cost.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair
     
    5.0

    I would buy this product again

    By Mary

    from Miami

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Dry Skin
      • Full Coverage
      • Mature Skin
      • Normal Skin

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

      Great coverage, natural look

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      5.0

      A WONDERFUL accident

      By Blake Rose that talks2much

      from GA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Pricey Side But Worth It

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
      • Dry Skin
      • It Is More Medium- Full
      • Light To Medium Coverage
      • Mature Skin
      • Normal Skin
      • Sensitive Skin

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

      It is on the pricey side but it is very good. I have pretty oily skin and it doesn't make me break out and the SPF is a definite plus. I apply a light coat with a flat top brush and it blends perfectly into my skin. I actually bought it on accident but it turned out to be a great one. I got a BB cream for my birthday that was terrible and every con you could think of that BB cream had so when I realized that I had just bought a pricey BB cream I freaked out. But if I was going to pay that much for it then I was going to use it. It turned out to be the best liquid foundation I had ever used. It's pricey for a reason cause it actually does what is says it does and more. LOVE THIS STUFF! Also a little goes a LONG way with this stuff.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      5.0

      Natural skin look with skin protection

      By Linda

      from Nashville TN

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Easy To Apply
      • Goes On Smoothly
      • Good Pigmentation
      • Lightweight
      • Long-Lasting
      • Noncomodegenic
      • Use Alone Or As A Layer

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

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

        Love this bb cream !!

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        5.0

        My "Go To" foundation

        By JT

        from Charlotte, NC

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
          • Light To Medium Coverage
          • Mature Skin
          • Sensitive Skin

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

          I wear this BB summer and winter. It is easy to apply, isn't cakey, stays all day and doesn't break me out. I have very oily and sensitive skin so it is difficult to find a SPF that doesn't clog my pores. This foundation was a good find!

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          2.0

          Not for dry skin

          By Calb

          from ct

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

          I received this sample with an order. It does not work with my skin. I am on the drier side, except for the summer months, and this was not moisturizing at all. I really wanted to wash it off but had run out of the house for the day. It was thicker than other bb creams I have tried. it does have good coverage for a bb. Overall if you have more combo/oily skin I would give it a try. I also received the light medium shade which seemed a little orangey but I'm sure another shade would probably work better.

           
          4.0

          One of my new favorites

          By Devoted Artist

          from Pittsburgh, PA

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Easy To Apply
          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Good Pigmentation

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Full Coverage
          • Normal Skin
          • Sensitive Skin

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

          I received this as a free sample and I already know I'm going to be purchasing a full size version of this as soon as the sample is gone. I received it in the shade light/medium. I do have to say it was a little too dark for my skin tone but with some blending it looked like a flawless full coverage foundation. It is a tad heavy, but again, nothing blending can't help. When I do purchase this product I will probably get it in the shade fair. All in all it applies well, stays on well, and looks great!

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          4.0

          Great texture and coverage

          By Christine

          from Long Beach, CA

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Pricey / Poor Value

          Best Uses

          • Dry Skin
          • Light To Medium Coverage
          • Sensitive Skin

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

          Love the SPF and easy go-on nature of this product. It's lovely. And the color options are a great fit for my skin. Highly recommend.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          5.0

          Don't leave the house without it

          By Glowria

          from South Texas

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Easy To Apply
          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Good Pigmentation
          • Matte Finish

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Light To Medium Coverage
            • Quick Fix

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

            I use this everyday when I don't have time to put on a full face of makeup (very often). The best thing about it is the convenience. High SPF for a BB and doesn't leave you looking pasty, good coverage, natural look. Easy peasy for people who don't have time for shenanigans.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            MY NEW FAVORITE! THIS IS EVERYTHING!

            By Product Junkie

            from Stevenson Ranch , CA

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Full Coverage

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

              Smashbox has outdone themselves. I am in love with this BB cream beyond words. It's perfect for my skin/skintone and I love the way it feels. I'll be buying more, that's for sure!!! LOVE IT!!

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium

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              • Q:

                am light/medium with olive undertones, wear MAC studio fix C35. which shade is best for me?
                Asked on 9/29/2014 by Theresa from Northern California

                1 answer

              • Q:

                Does the color "fair" have cool undertones?
                Asked on 9/26/2014 by Cate from Atlanta, Ga

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  Yes, Fair features neutral-to-cool undertones.

                  Answered on 9/29/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
              • Q:

                How many hours does this makeup wear for.& Is it good to wear for winter???
                Asked on 9/15/2014 by Jazz from United States

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  Camera Ready BB Cream is great for all seasons and improves skin moisture in 4 weeks, guaranteed, though if your skin type is dry, we suggest using a moisturizer prior to application of BB Cream. Smashbox does not provide exact wear time, since this may vary by skin type and environment, but it is formulated to be very long lasting!

                  Answered on 9/16/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
              • Q:

                I use Ulta BB Cream in Dark and I used to use Smashbox Tinted Moisturizer in Medium until it was discontinued. There are now more shades in the SB BB cream than there were a year or so ago. What would be the best shade for me?
                Asked on 9/14/2014 by KP

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  Medium/Dark for tan complexions may be your best match, though we suggest testing Medium, Medium/Dark, and Dark shades at your nearest ULTA store to ensure you've found the perfect shade:
                  http://www.ulta.com/ulta/stores/storelocator.jsp

                  Answered on 9/15/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
              • Q:

                i am currently using matte velvet foundation in the color 40, what should would be good for me in this product?
                Asked on 7/26/2014 by Maria from Alice

                1 answer

              • Q:

                I use Smashbox's Liquid Halo HD Foundation Light Beige Number 3. Which shade would be compatible in Smashbox camera ready?
                b
                Asked on 7/7/2014 by DArcy from United States

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  We suggest Light Medium as your best match, though we recommend testing this shade at your nearest ULTA store to ensure that it is perfect for your skin tone:
                  http://www.ulta.com/ulta/stores/storelocator.jsp

                  Answered on 7/8/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
              • Q:

                Is this water proof
                Asked on 7/2/2014 by randi

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  This product features a long wearing formula but is not waterproof.

                  Answered on 7/7/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
              • Q:

                I use Cute as a Bunny Benefit powder. Can you tell me what color I should order in this product?
                Asked on 6/13/2014 by Courtney from kenner, al

                1 answer

              • Q:

                I have light skin with red undertones. Medium was way, way too dark. I am auburn with green eyes, but not "fair" skin. Thoughts on what shade I should try?

                thank you.
                Asked on 4/9/2014 by Colleen from United States

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  We recommend Light/Neutral (Item #:2268046) for light skin with cool/neutral undertones.

                  Answered on 4/9/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
              • Q:

                Is this BB cream oil free? I LOVED the oil free tinted moisturizer that Smashbox used to make but they stopped when they came out with this product. It this truly oil free? No just without "mineral oils" but ANY oil? The oil free tinted moisturizer was one of the best products I have found - color, texture and it never caused me any breakouts. I'm just about to use up the last of the tubes of it that I had stocked up on when I heard it was going away so it's time to start thinking about as new one but I am concerned about break outs.
                Asked on 4/5/2014 by Love to shop from Los Angeles

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  Yes, this product is oil-free and formulated for all skin types!

                  Answered on 4/10/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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