Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream SPF 35
ITEM 1387018 SIZE 1 oz
Fair Fair/Light Light
Light/Neutral Light/Medium Medium
What it is:
A five-in-one formula for achieving flawless skin on camera and beyond.
What it is formulated to do:
- Oil-controlling formulation with emollients and optical pearl pigments to provide hydration and visibly reduce fine lines and wrinkles after only four weeks
- Features SPF 35 sun protection
This multitasking tinted cream formula with SPF 35 moisturizes, primes, perfects, controls oil, and protects for flawless skin on set and beyond. Formulated with emollients and optical pearl pigments, this BB Cream gives skin a glowing, ethereal look and provides a hydrating veil for the complexion to maintain moisture on the surface of the skin. With its ultra-smoothing finish, it instantly re-texturizes to create a smooth canvas and enhances the wear of makeup. Ideal even for oily complexions, this expert formula with UVA/UVB protection helps inhibit oil to prevent the complexion from getting shiny throughout the day without the typical chalky matte finish.
What else you need to know:
Beauty Balms or BB Creams were originally developed as a perfect post-procedure cream used to treat, hydrate, prime, protect, and camouflage the skin. Great for all skin types including those with sensitive skin, these versatile “five-in-one” formulas are designed to do it all: treat with high levels of active skincare ingredients; moisturize and smooth dehydrated skin; prime and perfect skin’s surface; camouflage and color correct the skintone; and protect skin from the sun with SPF. They can be used as a last step for their skincare benefits or used on their own as an instant beautifier.
Smashbox first heard about Asia's hottest beauty craze in the photo studios from makeup artists who had just been on location. They found it was the best tool to perfect skin on set without all the typical layers of product such as moisturizer, primer, concealer, and foundation, which can irritate sensitive skin. This unique formula creates "progressive" coverage, which means you can achieve different levels of coverage depending on how you wear it. Appropriate for all skin types, this product is free of fragrance, dermatologist tested, and non-acnegenic.
-This formula can be used alone or under makeup.
Get the basics on the busiest cream in the biz.
Here are some clues BB creams might be for you. You love how a tinted moisturizer pulls double duty. Waiting for your serum to sink in before applying moisturizer has you drumming your fingers. Saturday errands rarely inspire you to put on a full face, but still, you want something…Sound familiar? Well, these five-in-one multitaskers offer benefits that run the gamut from skin care to makeup and are arguably your best defense against forgetfulness, laziness, and impatience when it comes to your complexion. Below, we outline the ABCs of BBs including how to put these busybodies to work for your specific skin type. MELISSA LANE
Q: What does BB stand for?
A: Beauty balm.
Q: What does a BB cream do?
A: This one-stop-shop complexion perfector delivers treatment, moisturizer, primer, SPF, and coverage in one overachieving balm.
Q: Where did it come from?
A: BBs were created in the 1960s by a German dermatologist to protect and heal the delicate skin of her post-operation patients. With enough coverage to work as a tinted primer or foundation—in addition to a slew of other benefits—they were reconceptualized as a beauty product around 1985 in Japan and South Korea, where it was endorsed by celebrities and dubbed “the secret of Korean actresses.”
Q: How do I wear it?
A: Think of it the same way you do coverage (with bonus skincare benefits!). You can wear it alone for light coverage, or use it as a primer and layer it with your favorite foundation for fuller coverage.
Q: Any tips for oily or combination skin?
A: Use it as a primer to boost your makeup’s staying power and control shine. You can also get an edge by selecting a BB specifically formulated for oily and combination skin.
Q: Any tips for dry skin?
A: If your skin needs a boost of hydration, apply a BB right after your favorite moisturizer for both the extra skin benefits and a subtle tint.
Q: How much should I apply?
A: BBs are concentrated, so a pea-size amount is plenty.
Whether it's the creation of products and tools or artistry tips and tricks, Smashbox Cosmetics is always looking at beauty through a new lens. It's no secret their inspiration comes from their own creative compound known as Smashbox Studios where the world's top makeup artists, photographers, celebrities, and models meet to shape and inspire future trends.