Sunday, September 14, 2014

Sample Sunday... Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 35

Hey there lovelies. I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and got to enjoy what is beginning to look like a lovely fall season. I already am in a total pumpkin craze! As we speak I have a pumpkin candle burning. Mmmmmm....

So back in June we bought a new house and moved. Now one thing that moving always proves to me is that I have a lot of stuff...too much stuff! Specifically I have too much makeup! Now being a beauty blogger, makeup artist, and working for a skincare and makeup company tends to make beauty products accumulate rather quickly. I also realized while moving how many product samples I have. I'm talking about a whole drawer full in my vanity. It isn't that I don't love beauty samples but I just find myself forgetting about them. I toss them in a drawer where they lie forgotten and develop abandonment issues. I am subscribed to a couple monthly makeup subscription boxes and order a lot of products online so that is where they mostly come from. 

So in order to force myself to start using my sample products up I am going to do a segment each Sunday called Sample Sunday. I will use a sample completely up during the week and then review it for you here. 

This weeks installment is a product I used this week which is the Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream. I happened to pick a great product to start this out because I ended up really loving it. I've had a love/hate relationship with BB Creams over the years. I love the things they promise but most of the BB creams I have tried have left me feeling uncomfortable and felt like they just sat on top of my skin. Also most that I have tried were not quite up to par with the coverage I would like. This BB Cream is not like that at all. 

It looks like your normal BB Cream. It is a thick creamy consistency but it blends out beautifully. It is a light/medium coverage. It felt light on my skin but it had enough coverage to help camouflage some redness and minor blemishes. You can def tell there is a moisturizing property to this. It left my skin feeling comfortable but without feeling greasy. 
This is my face before (left) and after application (right). As you can see it helped conceal some of the redness and blemishes that I have going on and helped really even out my skin. The coverage really is pretty nice.

It also wore pretty well throughout the day. I did notice a little bit of breakdown but it still was looking pretty good when I got home after 7 hours of wear. 

Overall I would say this is one of the best BB Creams I have tried. Now I wish it had a prettier price tag because of course the BB Cream I fall in love with is $39! Yuck. I only have to use a little more than a pea size to cover my whole face so it would last a while but I still don't know if I want to pay that much for this product. 

1 comment:

  1. i love this bb cream! i'm just finishing up my first bottle. i have a review going up today actually!