Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Product Review- Smashbox BB Cream
Smashbox BB Cream Review
From the Brand: Your go-to for flawless skin. Just let it BB.
So what does BB do?
PRIMES: Wear alone, or under your favorite foundation to create a smooth canvas.
PERFECTS: Tinted formula in 5 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.
Retails for: $39.00
Where to Buy: Smashbox.com, Ulta.com, and Sephora.com as well as Ulta and Sephora stores
My Thoughts: This was the very first BB cream that I ever tried, and I think it set a bit of a precedent for those that came after it in my mind. I still find myself comparing them to this BB cream. The coverage of this is more that of a light to medium coverage foundation. It really contains a ton of pigment and evens out skin beautifully. It looks very natural on the skin and has a nice satin finish.
However, the downside is that I still definitely need to layer a moisturizer underneath it for my dry skin. I think it's much better suited to those with combination to oily skin. I've heard this feedback from several other makeup artists, too.
After wearing it all day, I felt that the pigmentation didn't last very well in my t zone ironically. For someone with dry skin, I wouldn't expect the coverage in my t zone to wear away, but it does. If I wear this BB cream, I'll put a little bit of concealer around the sides of my nose and then set everything with a powder for better all day wear.
Final Verdict: I don't notice any special difference in my skin with using this brand vs drugstore brands of BB creams, so personally I find this a bit pricey. They do have a really great kit that offers a small size of the BB cream, their Photo Finish Primer, and the Halo Powder (which I ADORE) for only $29.00, so I'd recommend trying that first before purchasing the full size to see if it's right for you.