While walking around Sephora the other day I spotted a new Smashbox product.
I’ve seen a lot of bb creams and even cc creams, but never a bb water.
You guys know I don’t have much will power when it comes to beauty related items, and so…..I purchased it!
$42 for 1 oz
Available in 8 shades.
I purchased mine in light/neutral.
What it is:
A sheer-to-medium BB water with a liquid-silk texture that delivers multiple benefits in just one drop.
What it is formulated to do:
– Oil-free formulation with built-in primer water technology that creates a liquid silk-consistency to glide easily onto your face and moves with the skin
– Features SPF 30 sun protection
– Comes in eight shades
This multitasking BB water with SPF 30 is an ultra-hydrating and oil-free formula that creates a sheer, radiant finish that lasts all day. It delivers a demi-matte complexion that’s never flat, creating a natural-looking canvas, and it minimizes the look of fine lines, pores, and blemishes. This unique BB water allows you to build coverage and does not cause any drying, cracking, or caking during wear.
I initially purchased this in the shade medium, but it was a little too dark for me and had more of a pink undertone.
The shade light/neutral is a bit light for me right now (it will perfect in Fall and Winter), but the undertone works well.
This has a dropper which is necessary since the consistency of the product is very watery and thin.
I choose to use my fingers to apply this since it is so thin. It blended in very easily and evenly with minimal work.
With one layer I achieved light coverage. Some of my redness was concealed and it did help even out my skin tone.
I choose to build the coverage up more and added a little more product to my trouble areas.
This gave me more of a medium coverage.
I have combination skin so anything that is meant to be moisturizing scares me little bit. It typically means I will become an oily monster within the next few hours.
And sure enough…it happened.
The product never set into my skin so that bothered me (and transferred too!)
But I became oily within 2 hours of application and was constantly blotting and re-applying powder throughout the day.
I usually only have to blot and re-powder once on a normal basis.
I also notice the product wearing down pretty quickly (around hour 4).
Needless to say, this is not the product for me.
If you have drier skin this will most likely work better for you!
One other thing I want to mention:
Many people are saying this foundation is the same as the new Mac Studio Waterweight foundation.
I tried a sample of this and compared it to the Smashbox and it’s 100% true!
They are exactly the same formula!
The great thing is the Mac foundation has way more shades (23 in total) and is less expensive ($33 instead of Smashbox’s $42).
So if you were thinking about trying this out….I would go with Mac!!
Wishing you a beautiful and wonderful day!