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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Smashbox BB Cream Review

Lately I've been only using my MUFE HD foundation, but I was really interested in the new U.S. BB creams coming out and thus far Smashbox seems to have the best ratings. I didn't actualy purchase this product, rather asked for a sample at Sephora. Can I just say I love how the people at Sephora will gladly make you a sample of just about anyhting in the store.

Here's what it looks like, I got it in shade light:


And here's what I looked like before (eek!):


Here's after:



As you can see the BB cream made a big differece. Here's what I liked and didn't like:

Pros
-Dries to a matte finish
-Easy to blend
-Perfect Match for my skin tone
-Buildable

Cons
-I did get shiny during the middle of the day
-I felt like I had to put layer over layer to get the coverage I wanted since I have a lot of imperfections (Although BB creams really aren't meant for full coverage).
-From what I understand of traditional Asian BB creams, this is a little too much coverage (but I guess this is not necessarily a bad thing).

Honestly this felt like a thick tinted moisturizer with fuller coverage. I didn't dislike the product by any means, but I do feel like I'd rather just wear my regular foundation. This isn't a must buy for me, but for girls who want a tinted moisturizer like effect with a little fuller coverage this product for you.

8 comments:

  1. Neat review! I've been meaning to try the American BB creams as well. I'll have to check this one out.

    Mary

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    1. I've been wanting to buy an Asian one, but I don't know which one to get lol.

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  2. I've been thinking about getting a BB cream but I can't decide if I want a US version or an Asian version! Great review I think I'll hold off on this one since its a bit thicker.
    -Ash
    Beauty Flawed

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    1. I hear the Asian Versions are better.

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  3. you look adorable :)
    I love your eyes!

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  4. nice opinion.. thanks for sharing.

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  5. I think you look great in the before picture, even!! I grabbed a sample of the Smashbox BB Cream at Sephora, as well - I have to say it is a generous sample and I like the product. I have been keeping it at just one layer of light coverage, and so I think I'm missing the "magic effect" I had hoped for with even-ing everything out perfectly, but with the summer weather upon me it's definitely shortened my morning routine AND it helps me feel like a "Oh, no I just shower and go!" a little better (for me the real shower and go look is dreadful and people would be horrified).

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