Thursday, March 21, 2013
Beauty Product of the Week: Camera Ready BB Cream
What did you think? Last year, I made the foolish mistake to fall in love with a BB Cream that costs $100...too much for me to feel comfortable buying on a regular basis. So, with my budget in mind, I've been trying all sorts of BB creams--some cheap, some mid-priced. Smashbox's BB Cream is the best I've found so far.
It is very light and goes on easily. My skin tends to be a bit greasier than I'd like, and other BB creams fell like they slide right off or add too much shine to my naturally shiny skin. Smashbox's doesn't seem to to do. It provides a nice level of coverage to help unify my facial skin tone without suffocating my skin. Using a blending sponge and a tiny bit of translucent powder sets my face for the entire day without the need for touch ups.
My only reservations are...well...it doesn't provide as much coverage as a traditional foundation. However, since it's a BB cream, I am not expecting--or wanting--that sort of coverage. For every day use, when time is tight and I have to look presentable at work, this BB does a great job.
The final verdict? While it is not as awesome as the $100 bottle of BB cream I fell in love with, Smashbox offers a more economical alternative. I'd buy it again without any reservations.