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Wednesday, June 18

Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream in 'Fair/Light'

I thought it was time to expand my Smashbox collection today, so I decided to invest in their award winning (ELLE Beauty Awards, 2012) Camera Ready BB Cream. BB cream stands for Beauty Balm; sometimes called a Blemish Balm or Blemish Base, and works as many different products in one.

The Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream works as 5 in 1 products, including: moisturiser, primer, foundation, oil controller and skin protector. It offers SPF 35 protection, which is way more than any other foundations or BB creams that tend to offer SPF 15, if any SPF protection at all. You can wear the BB cream alone for light coverage, or under foundation as a primer; you could even mix a little bit of this product with the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer for a flawless finish.

The Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream is available in 8 different shades from fair to dark, with everything in between; I went for the new 'Fair/Light' shade.

Application is really easy; just apply it like a moisturiser all over your face either with your fingers or a foundation brush. At first glance, it looks a little dark for my skin tone (even for the fair/light shade, which is the second lightest); but once applied fully and blended into the skin, you can see that it is actually the perfect shade for me. The lovely Smashbox Crew Member who spoke to me had very pale skin and she said she used the 'fair' shade; she described it as ghostly in the best way and I have heard that Smashbox is one of the only brands out there who offer a fair shade that is actually fair and not just ivory.

It feels absolutely amazing on the skin, soft and fresh offering the perfect canvas for the rest of my makeup. If you don't usually wear foundation, but still like to look lovely and flawless (who doesn't?), then this would make a brilliant addition to your makeup bag. It's like a tinted moisturiser, but offers so many extra qualities; this particular BB cream even states (and guarantees) that you will see a difference in the moisture of your skin in 4 weeks. I love this product so far and I have never known anyone to have a bad word to say about it; it is a makeup bag essential!

You can pick up your own Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream from the Smashbox website, Boots or Sephora for £27 ($39 on the Sephora website).

Have you tried any Smashbox products? What do you love about them? Let us know in the comments section below.

Kayleigh x

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