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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:

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

-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.


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


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

  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.
    Beauty Flawed

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

  4. nice opinion.. thanks for sharing.

  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).