Smashbox Camera Ready BB Water is a new release to their permanent line of products. There are a total of eight shades currently available. Each jar contains 1 fl. oz and retails for $42.00. Smashbox Camera Ready BB Water can be found at Smashbox retailers nationwide.
What the brand says:
“What it is:
A sheer-to-medium BB water with a liquid-silk texture that delivers multiple benefits in just one drop.
What it is formulated to do:
– Oil-free formulation with built-in primer water technology that creates a liquid silk-consistency to glide easily onto your face and moves with the skin
– Features SPF 30 sun protection
– Comes in eight shades
This multitasking BB water with SPF 30 is an ultra-hydrating and oil-free formula that creates a sheer, radiant finish that lasts all day. It delivers a demi-matte complexion that’s never flat, creating a natural-looking canvas, and it minimizes the look of fine lines, pores, and blemishes. This unique BB water allows you to build coverage and does not cause any drying, cracking, or caking during wear.”
My take on Smashbox Camera Ready BB Water is this: it’s pretty damn good! Smashbox Camera Ready BB Water is one of the new “serum type” foundations. The formula is very thin and has a slightly water-like feel to it. You absolutely have to apply this product with your fingers. Initial application yields a beautiful, natural sheer to light coverage finish that catches the light in all the right places. You can build coverage and cover minor imperfections by layering the product.
The formula of Smashbox Camera Ready BB Water is fabulous! It didn’t dry my skin out and actually wore very well even on the drier patches of my skin. My skin felt hydrated through out the day. On its own Smashbox Camera Ready BB Water wears for about 6-8 hours before you’ll notice some slight wear. You can extend wear time buy using this product with a primer and setting with a powder. Smashbox Camera Ready BB Water works very well with their Photo Filter Powder Foundation.
While I find the Smashbox Camera Ready BB Water fabulous, there are some downsides to it. At $42 for 1 fl. oz it is quite expensive. I also don’t like that the formula does not play well with brushes and sponges. I tried a few application options (other than fingers) and the results all pretty much stunk. If you’re not a fan of using your fingers to apply your base, Smashbox Camera Ready BB Water is not for you.
If you’re in the market for a product that will enhance your own skin, yielding a beautiful, natural finish that looks like your skin? Smashbox Camera Ready BB Water is for you! Have you tried this product yet? Are you a fan of serum foundations? Let me know in the comments below.