Today I wanted to introduce you to my new favourite, the Smashbox Camera Ready BB Water. This bottle of goodness is like no other I’ve tried before, but my gosh does it work!
There are so many reasons I love this; from it’s priming, hydrating and protecting features as well as more benefits in just one drop that you can read about below…
Firstly, I think the pictures above explain ALOT about why this is my new go-to base product. For a product so lightweight and hydrating, it perfects and smooths out all of my imperfections. As you guys know I suffer from quite bad acne and for me to feel confident wearing just a BB Water outside of the house is an achievement in itself.
The consistency of this foundation really needs boasting about; it really is like a water. The formula is so thin that I thought it couldn’t possibly cover my acne scarring but it does in a way that is so beautiful and flattering – it’s almost like a water-like veil. I love that it doesn’t feel heavy or cake-y on the skin, in fact when I wear this my skin feels completely bare which I love.
Not only does the product perfect, but it also primes (I think this is one of the reasons it’s so flattering on my skin, as it also blurs out pores, fine lines and blemishes) as well as hydrates and protects with SPF 30 all with a few drops of the product. It also contains no oil or alcohol which means it won’t cling to your dry patches or leave you looking too ‘flat’, but it leaves me with a sheer but build-able finish which I just adore. This also means that it’s much more long lasting than your average BB cream which I find tend to slip off after a couple of hours wear.
As a brand, Smashbox have been one of my favourites for a long time now. I find them so inspiring – the fact that the beauty brand was born out of a real photo studio – the legendary Smashbox Studios in L.A. As a photographer myself I know that if a beauty product can withstand hours on a face in the tough environment of a studio (in front of hot lights and long hours) it can definitely look incredible and last a day in real life – let’s face it, our lives can be crazy and demanding too with long hours and often hardly time to touch up throughout the day, so I feel confident with the brand to make me look brill whether I’m filming for my channel or popping out for lunch with friends.
I also want to highlight the shade range available, as you guys also know I find it SO difficult to find base products pale enough for my skin but their shade ‘Fair’ is absolutely perfect for me… couldn’t be more happy with this new find.
What are your thoughts on a BB Water? Would you try it?
Smashbox say: Meet our first and only BB with a water-like texture that delivers multiple benefits in just one drop. This featherweight formula primes, perfects, protects and hydrates. Oil-free. Alcohol-free. Perfect for all skin types. BB Water creates a sheer, radiant finish that makes you really love your skin.
Compensation was provided by Smashbox via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Smashbox.