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Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream SPF 35

What it is:An award-winning, five-in-one formula for achieving flawless skin on camera and beyond. What it is formulated to do:- Oil-controlling formulation with emollients and optical pearl pigments to provide hydration and visibly reduce fine lines and wrinkles after only four weeks - Features SPF 35 sun protection This multitasking tinted cream is infused hydrates to improve skin's moisture, and it can be worn alone as a primer or under your go-to foundation for a smooth makeup canvas. It helps to protect your skin from UVA and UVB rays with SPF 35. Formulated with emollients and optical pearl pigments, Camera Ready BB Cream gives skin a glowing, ethereal look and provides a hydrating veil for the complexion to maintain moisture on the surface of the skin while controlling shine-without leaving behind a chalky finish. What else you need to know:Beauty Balms or BB Creams were originally developed as a perfect post-procedure cream used to treat, hydrate, prime, protect, and camouflage the skin. Great for all skin types including those with sensitive skin, these versatile “five-in-one” formulas are designed to do it all: treat with high levels of active skincare ingredients; moisturize and smooth dehydrated skin; prime and perfect skin’s surface; camouflage and color correct the skintone; and protect skin from the sun with SPF. They can be used as a last step for their skincare benefits or used on their own as an instant beautifier. Smashbox first heard about Asia's hottest beauty craze in the photo studios from makeup artists who had just been on location. They found it was the best tool to perfect skin on set without all the typical layers of product such as moisturizer, primer, concealer, and foundation, which can irritate sensitive skin. This unique formula creates "progressive" coverage, which means you can achieve different levels of coverage depending on how you wear it. Appropriate for all skin types, this product is free of fragrance, dermatologist tested, and non-acnegenic.
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Questions & Answers for Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream SPF 35

Question
Is this product thicl and cakey or does it look completely natural?
I've tried a lot of foundations and am interested in a sort of "less is more" face with less coverage. does this act like a cakey foundation or will it provide less than liquid foundation?
asked 4 years, 7 months ago
jillybeann002
(New York, NY)
on Camera Ready BB Cream SPF 35
11 answers
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answer 1
It looks natural for me, and isn't cakey at all. if you have very dry skin I'd use this bb cream over moisturizer since it's not as hydrating as some other brands and has a fairly matte look once applied. it doesn't look like foundation though - very light as a bb should be.
answered 6 months ago
alliemcc
answer 2
I think it looks very natural and dewy. I also tried Estee Lauder's BB cream, and found that both are very similar in consistency, coverage, and look. I am young, without wrinkles, but I have a couple acne scars. This product helps me look my youthful best. It has a glowy finish, so it makes your skin look like it would look if you had perfect, youthful skin. I love it.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
roxwellen
(Notre Dame. IN)
answer 3
It looks pretty natural on and probably slightly more coverage than a standard tinted moisturizer that can be applied with finger tips. Any stronger coverage I would classify this as a foundation and applied with a brush. Plus, it has strong SPF that isn't typical of any makeup product.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
shop4kix
(Brooklyn, New York)
answer 4
It looks great and very natural if you have smooth skin. I have some dry patches and acne on my cheeks, and this stuff caked around those areas. I included a photo; it looks much more obvious in real life though. It helps a little if you moisturize well beforehand and use a primer over any flaky skin, but it still emphasizes flakes on me.

Also, it looks much much better with indoor incandescent lighting than in daylight. It's currently overcast but bright where I am, and it looks very obvious on those dry patches.

As far as coverage, it provides sheer coverage similar to a tinted moisturizer.
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answered 4 years, 6 months ago
mangothemango
(New York, NY)
answer 5
TRY THIS>>>exactly how I felt....it gives buildable coverage but you have to wait about two minutes between applications...never looks like a mask or cakey....I glow, look hydrated, not oily...I added more for more coverage after first application...perfect. I still need concealer under my eyes. no powder....and i am oily in t zone.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
hockeyjockey
(Scottsdale, AZ)
answer 6
This BB Cream is very similar to smashbox's new 15-hour foundation. It is not cakey AT ALL. Very nice coverage and you can't even feel it on your face.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
lizzys
(Alabama)
answer 7
I think it may be a little thicker than a liquid foundation, but way more natural looking. And this lasts all day.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
cherlambert
(New York, NY)
answer 8
This product doesn't work as a foundation, it is basically a moisturizer, it will cover or hide any flaws. Go into your nearest Sephora and ask for a sample to see if it will give you the look you want
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
tjlouise
(Rolling Meadows,IL)
answer 9
Smashbox BB Cream looks completely natural.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
stilletto32
(ATL, GA)
answer 10
this is less coverage than a regular foundation for sure but if you prefer a natural look, it's great. a little layering, concealer and powder i have found gives it a less sheer look for evening time.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
cookied
(new york, ny)
answer 11
It is not cakey at all, i tried HD foundation (it's bad for me). IT provides good coverage, very blend-able. It almost as good as the temptu I've got. It feels like I am not wearing anything, very natural looking (well i usually try to not make my face look fake) yet provides good coverage for my red areas and acne apots. ^___^ Love it !
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
suzannexxo
(San Francisco)
Question
Best shade for skin with major pink undertones?
Is this cream heavy on the yellow tones, or will one of the shades work well with skin that has major pink undertones?
asked 4 years, 6 months ago
andorragirl
(San Francisco, CA)
on Camera Ready BB Cream SPF 35
10 answers
Answers
answer 1
I am a very fair red head with pinky tones in my skin and I love this BB cream in Fair. I was told the light would be better for me in the summer but I don't change color in the summer (unless it's white to pink to red) So if your still looking I would really recommend the Fair. It works great for me.
answered 2 years ago
bookluvr23
(Upstate South Carolina)
answer 2
I have this BB cream in light & light/medium. I believe the light shade has pink undertones, therefore I had to switch because this makes me look like i'm wearing a full face of blush. However in the warmer months when I wear my light/medium shade I don't have this problem and I love it.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
crale
answer 3
These are all relatively yellow toned. So they will cancel out your pink under tones.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
SJG4
answer 4
I had the same question - I'm a redhead with very fair, cool-pink porcelain skin. The closest match in the store was the Fair (the lightest) but they all looked pretty neutral in tone to me which usually will not work with my cool skin so I took a sample to try. This did NOT work for me; the tiniest amount made me sallow. If you really like Smashbox and are fair-skinned, then you can use Fair and color-correct with powder or foundation. I'd recommend going to a Sephora and picking up some samples of a few different BB creams. It's fun to try different things anyways. I can't wait to try Dr. Jart Premium: the reviewers all have said that it works best for fair/cool skin tones, fyi.
answered 4 years ago
7654
(brooklyn, ny)
answer 5
try the fair...that is what my girlfriend bought..and she has pinky see through pretty snow white skin. go to the store and try it first.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
hockeyjockey
(Scottsdale, AZ)
answer 6
I have light skin with pink undertones. The "light" color was perfect for me. I use the Halo powder in Fair to top this off.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
lizzys
(Alabama)
answer 7
I use the lightest shade because I am quite pale, I'm not sure if I have pink undertones but I heard it's always better to use products with yellow undertones anyway. I would never advise using a foundation with pink undertones, some brands don't even carry pink undertones anymore.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
cherlambert
(New York, NY)
answer 8
I am very fair with pink undertones to my skin and it matches perfectly on me
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
genjerleigh
(Bronx, NY)
answer 9
I have heavy blue undertones and the fair is perfect for me. However, Clinique's BB Cream has a shade for heavy pink undertones that may work better. My girlfriend uses Clinique's shade 2 of their BB cream and she loves it.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
dhendry
(Katy, TX)
answer 10
I think it's more for yellow undertones. The light works perfect for my olive skin. I have had issues with ones for pink, as they come out very chalky on me. I would try in the store before buying online.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
cookied
(new york, ny)
Question
Do you recommend this product with mild acne?
I have very few pimples but I was wondering if this would also cover up acne scars?
asked 4 years, 7 months ago
leechjess
(Lake forest, ca)
on Camera Ready BB Cream SPF 35
8 answers
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answer 1
I have mild acne. I usually get about 1 new zit a week which lasts about 3 days and leaves a scar for about 3 months (-_-). This BB cream does not make any of my active zits worse and conceals all of my scarring without looking caked-on. It also reduces the look of my pores. It has not caused any new acne and helps heal current zits. It's amazing!
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
VictoriaSelina
(Canada)
answer 2
I have acne scars and redness. This helps a lot. I blend it with my fingers and then set it with a powder. Make sure to look at yourself in good light afterwards to be sure it is even.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
madsiren
(San Diego, CA)
answer 3
I have mild acne and I found that this keeps my acne in check. My skin stays a lot calmer now that I'm using this BB cream. That said, it doesn't offer much coverage and definitely won't cover acne scars, dark marks, freckles, etc.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
Runnin45
(New York, NY)
answer 4
Although BB cream isn't has much high coverage as a foundation, however this product in general, has a VERY high amount of coverage for a BB cream!

I have terrible sensitive skin and many acne scars, because this product contain SPF, it well help with any scar you have, and it is much better than using foundation.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
MissMelodyV
(Amarillo, TX)
answer 5
I have acne. You know how after a pimple pops, you're left with a sort of raggedy flaky skin texture where it was for a bit? This stuff cakes on those flaky areas. It also emphasizes any dry flakes. It's a lot more obvious in daylight vs. indoors.

However, it does a great job of toning down redness and reducing the appearance of acne scars (the leftover reddish marks that are not raised). When I layer it, the acne scars almost disappear. It looks really nice and natural on smooth skin, and gives a semi-matte finish.

So, if you have very few pimples, I'd say give this a try. Moisturize well beforehand and dab some primer on any pimples or flakes.

I included two kinda gross photos of this BB cream on my acne skin, no primer, no concealer. The After looks pretty good in the photo, but it looks more obviously cakey on the pimples in real life.
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answered 4 years, 6 months ago
mangothemango
(New York, NY)
answer 6
my teenaged daughter likes it...covers but not cakey...but you need to build it up for more coverage...but it will never look like too much...magic.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
hockeyjockey
(Scottsdale, AZ)
answer 7
This BB Cream can help to conceal acne scars that are mild, and will leave your skin with a smooth and even canvas. You may need to apply additional items to completely conceal any scarring, but it will not harm existing blemishes.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
dianabt
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 8
I have very mild acne and this made it worse. I found it to be worthless as a concealer. It didn't even out skin tone or cover light acne scars. If you can make it to a store, you could ask for a sample to try.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
missbrenda
(Maryville, TN)
Question
Do you still need a primer with this BB cream?
I love love love Smashbox primers (hydrating primer in the winter and the "light" in the summer) and would like to know if Smashbox's BB cream primes just as well. If you do need primer prior to the BB cream, in addition to moisturizer and powder like other posters have been saying, then what is the point of having the BB cream?
asked 4 years, 4 months ago
gretchster
(Harrisburg, PA)
on Camera Ready BB Cream SPF 35
8 answers
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answer 1
I have dry, flaking, bumpy skin and I have to wear a primer with this. LM's Hydrating Primer works VERY well with this to smooth dry patches caused by AHA products or acne medications.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
Abs12
(NY)
answer 2
ok, i decided to try the bb cream in fair, and i really do like it. i tried it in a few different ways: one day with smashbox's hydrating primer, another day with smashbox's light primer, and one day by itself. it actually looks best by itself, but maybe as the weather gets warmer that will change.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
gretchster
(Harrisburg, PA)
answer 3
I use the BB cream as my primer and it works great. I would suggest getting a sample and trying it out for a few days. That's what I did and I love it and I don't feel like I need a primer with it.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
irinas
(Riverside, CA)
answer 4
I work a 12 hour shift and my skin still looks good at the end of the day, so I'd say you could go without primer with BB Cream. Plus it has skin care benefits that the primer would prevent from absorbing.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
brymom
(Glendive,MT)
answer 5
I've used this every day for about a month now and I have found that you do not need a primer (or separate moisturizer/powder, for that matter).
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
kibrel
(Anaheim, CA)
answer 6
I didn't use a primer and it seemed to work fine. The coverage is pretty sheer and as a result it is lightweight. I say you can try it with the primer if you've got it but it really isn't necessary to use.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
quayera
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 7
I also love the smashbox primers but I think that smashbox bb primes itself or makes for an adequate primer with spf should you choose to use an additional foundation. Given the upcoming summer season, I would use a powder to set it rather than a primer. I like smashbox illuminating primer, but in summer I use it as a highlighter. :-)
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
kimmycute
(Philadelphia, PA)
answer 8
I generally judge the need of primer with how much coverage I am looking for on a certain day. If my skin is looking good, I don't bother, if it could use a little extra TLC, than I go ahead and prime :) Hope that helps.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
amoonbeam
(Steamboat Springs, CO)
Question
Can this product be found in retail stores?
asked 4 years, 6 months ago
atslaney
on Camera Ready BB Cream SPF 35
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
I bet where smashbox is sold...try it in the store so you can check out the shades...remember goes on dark but adjusts...if you go too light...you will look ashy.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
hockeyjockey
(Scottsdale, AZ)
answer 2
Yes, I purchased this at my local sephora and then ordered more online.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
cherlambert
(New York, NY)
answer 3
THis product can only be found in Sephora stores or online
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
tjlouise
(Rolling Meadows,IL)
answer 4
I got mine in store!
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
lalalaleah
answer 5
If you have major pink undertones this may not work. It appears to have more yellow in it.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
stilletto32
(ATL, GA)
answer 6
Yes. Got mine at the store in Sugarland, TX. A fantastic store with fantastic customer service!!
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
dhendry
(Katy, TX)
answer 7
Yes
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
spookshowbabe
(Wisconsin)
Question
How dark is the shade "Medium"?
I'm not sure whether I am a Light/Medium or medium. I'm not pale, and moderately tan.
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asked 4 years, 5 months ago
mperry
(Sarasota, FL)
on Camera Ready BB Cream SPF 35
7 answers
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answer 1
Sephora's Skin Color IQ code for the medium is 1R10. It's much darker than any other medium I've seen!
answered 8 months ago
gentleauk
answer 2
If possible, you should test both on your skin. I'm African American with a medium/tan skin tone with yellow/orange undertones. I usually wear the lightest shade made for "darker" skin tones. I was skeptical that the medium would work for me but it does. It actually gives me a light coverage and makes my skin look like I have a very light tan, similar to a bronzer but lighter.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
nola707
(River Ridge LA)
answer 3
they tend to run a little on the dark side so i might go light...that said they will let you take home samples of each so you can try it out first, you may unfortunately fall in that middle category and have to mix the shades for your perfect color.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
aftin
(Boise, ID)
answer 4
The light halo is too light for me so I would always use the medium (it was great when I had a tan but a little darker than I needed in the winter). I would use the new light/medium in the halo.
The light in the bb cream is a great match for me, the medium was definitely darker than the medium in the halo.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
smilee32
(Corona, CA)
answer 5
I'm not sure if this will help, but am a black woman with a fairly light skin tone and I use Light.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
mahoganyl
(Indian Head, MD)
answer 6
The medium is pretty dark - I also am light but with a tan and I found the 'light' works fine for me. I may go to the medium in the summer when my tan is more pronounced.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
mauilover93
(Gettysburg, PA)
answer 7
I think you should get light or light/medium. My friend who also purchased this is from Guam and tans easily (no burning) and she found the Medium to be too dark for her skin. I would liken her complexion to that of Cassie (see pic)
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answered 4 years, 4 months ago
makinojun
(Jersey City, NJ)
Question
This vs Laura Mercier?
How does this product compare to Laura mercier's tinted moisturizer?
asked 4 years, 6 months ago
Anonymous
(NY, NY)
on Camera Ready BB Cream SPF 35
7 answers
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answer 1
I used LM for years and I can't even express how much better this is. Better coverage, less oiliness, more staying power. Make the switch!!
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
kkgraduate
answer 2
I used LM Tinted Moisturizer for years and years (all of high school and most of college), but the second I tried this I was HOOKED. It blows LM out of the water. As an added plus, it can be layered - I don't use a traditional foundation anymore. For everyday I apply a few dots and blend with a beautyblender. For night/dressier looks I first apply primer, one coat of BB cream, then concealer, undereye and lid brighteners, wait a few minutes (2 should be plenty) and then blend on another layer of BB cream. For occasions like halloween and NYE I have even used 3 coats, which can look a tad heavy in person, but totally natural in photos.

The smashbox is definitely heavier coverage than the LM, but even with the Oil-Free LM my face was an oil slick by midday, not so with this.

This is definitely one of my go-tos, and they have a great color range. Heavily recommended.
answered 8 months ago
kkgraduate
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 3
NO CONTEST!!!! This is way better!!! That is how I found out about it..my girlfriend used to use Laura Mercier and changed to this...she looks so much healthier and younger now!!! Laura Mercier did not have enough coverage in my opinion.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
hockeyjockey
(Scottsdale, AZ)
answer 4
The smashbox BB Cream blows Laura Mercier out of the water. I have used LM tinted moisturizer in the past and found it watery and too thin. I could never get enough coverage. This product can cover your entire face with a pea sized amount and gives a nice, smooth, matte finish.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
lizzys
(Alabama)
answer 5
I like Smashbox BB Cream better.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
stilletto32
(ATL, GA)
answer 6
It is less thick and goes on smoother and I found Laura Mercier made me breakout. This has not had that effect in 2 weeks. Usually I can tell right away. I have friends who are Laura Mercier devotess so i am not putting it down. But this has been kinder to my sensitive skin and is a great consistency.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
cookied
(new york, ny)
answer 7
this has a lot more coverage!
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
allenadenisee
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Color Selection
Do these colors tend to run on the lighter side, or darker side? Im usually a medium in most shades but didn't know if they run a little darker???
asked 4 years, 7 months ago
obessedwbeauty
(Baltimore, MD)
on Camera Ready BB Cream SPF 35
6 answers
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answer 1
if you are a medium...try the medium...remember it goes on way dark...then blend it out....I have medium/light skin with golden undertones and it's perfect...if you go too light....too ashy...try the medium...then the Light.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
hockeyjockey
(Scottsdale, AZ)
answer 2
Yes, it runs darker. I purchased medium, as I am olive skinned, but wish I had gone a shade lighter, being winter. It will work for me come summer, but for now it is a bit dark.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
randainfl
(Pensacola Fl)
answer 3
In smashbox 15 hour foundation I use a 1.1 which is the lightest shade they make. I got the BB cream in "Light" and it is perfect and blends in very naturally with my skin tone. I think the "Fair" would have been too light for me.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
lizzys
(Alabama)
answer 4
I think each shade covers several skin tones. I use the fairest shade and I'm very pale, but the beauty expert I spoke to uses the same shade and her skin is a little darker than mine (light but not as pale). Of course, she was probably wearing makeup on top so i cannot judge by that but it still looked completely natural.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
cherlambert
(New York, NY)
answer 5
It runs slightly darker, compared to Smashbox tinted moisturizer.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
MissM
(Austin, TX)
answer 6
I'm a light to medium skin Latina and the light was perfect for me. I also wear Tarte's Smooth operator in Veil if that helps
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
abbynyc
(Tucson, AZ)
Question
Level of coverage without foundation added
Does it cover enough by itself to mask light freckles? Also, how well does it blend into light, cool toned skin.
asked 4 years, 6 months ago
faeryqueen
(Santa Monica, CA)
on Camera Ready BB Cream SPF 35
6 answers
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answer 1
to cover light age spots/freckles....I put on a thin layer...wait two minutes...usually do my hair...then I add another layer...and COVERED...natural looking...not masky or opaque...be patient...wait after first application...then add the 2nd.....use light little strokes...perfecto. I still need concealer for under my eyes..i use Christian Dior long wearing.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
hockeyjockey
(Scottsdale, AZ)
answer 2
It does cover enough to camouflage light freckles. I have some age spots and one layer of this cream gives me plenty of coverage.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
lizzys
(Alabama)
answer 3
Though it may not cover them completely, you should get fair coverage without looking cakey if you use two thin layers. This covers my small spots and faded scars enough so they are not noticeable unless you're nose to nose staring at my skin. If your skin is very fair, the lightest shade is QUITE pale!
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
rangerhollywood
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 4
I think it would be great to cover freckles, maybe not 100% by itself but will definately lighten the appear of them. You can also layer a little foundation over it just in the areas of your freckles if you like, but me personally I'd keep some of the freckles showing through if I had them. the fairest shade is very pale, normally I have a hard time finding a shade that matches my pale skin but this one does. Try it, you can always return it.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
cherlambert
(New York, NY)
answer 5
It had almost no coverage for me, so probably not..
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
lalalaleah
answer 6
This product virtually disappears once on, so I would'nt use it to try to cover anything.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
tjlouise
(Rolling Meadows,IL)
Question
What makes this easier/different than foundation?
I have read several of the reviews, from the people who hated this product to the people who love it. A lot of the responses are similar and a lot of them still recommend other products as well. Most people say that using this product still requires a moisturizer, a concealer, and some people also say use a primer and a powder. Well if you STILL need all of those steps, how is this better than a regular tinted moisturizer or a foundation?
asked 4 years, 6 months ago
erikakv
(Milwaukee, WI)
on Camera Ready BB Cream SPF 35
6 answers
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answer 1
Well, look, it depends on what the condition of your skin is, what your regular "look" is, and what your expectations are. If you have major skin issues, and you usually wear a lot of make-up, you may find this product alone does not meet your needs. This product accomplishes a lot, in my opinion. It meets my needs for a natural look with a bit of a glow while controlling the worst of my oily spots. It covers minor redness, smooths, and minimizes pores. And it provides a good SPF. But it can't accomplish miracles (really, no make-up can). Some people may try it and find they need more concealer. Some people may need more moisture. Try to get a sample and find out how it works for you.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
gadfly
(DC area)
answer 2
I was considering buying this, but because of the reviews I read, it looks like it fairs better in more humid climates.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
lisahs
(Centerville, UT)
answer 3
It isn't as heavy as foundation or as harsh, plus it has the added benefits of priming (you can use this as a primer for foundation) and SPF. It's also lightweight enough for sensitive skin. But I would still recommend using powder, colored for fuller coverage, translucent (Make up forever HD finishing powder I would recommend!) to get the finest lines in your face. I found that I only needed primer (green-tinted) for really red spots on my face. Hope this helps! :)
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
dreamyeyed
(Billings, MT)
answer 4
I think it's more about finding the right product for you. I am trying to simplify my routine and if this product requires all those extra steps- primer, concealer, powder, ad nauseum- it's simply not the product for me. Hopefully, we both will find the product we're looking for.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
mimi82
(Baltimore, MD)
answer 5
I have problem acne skin and use this. It is good for your skin, and although I still need a concealer, I don't need a foundation with this. I use a light moisturizer before this because I have dry skin and it also makes this go on smoothly. It is not heavy like foundation, Just evens out skin tone and covers better than other tinted products I've tried. I use medium, it looks dark until I blend well with a small dot amount. It's not dry looking, stays all day and has SPF. It looks natural even in bright daylight, unlike foundations. Try it, you can always return it.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
cindy1259
(Acushnet, MA)
answer 6
I think this is good for when you don't really "need" make up. I'm going to use it for when my skin is being "good" and is clear and don't want to put a layer of foundation on when I don't really need it. It looks like you're wearing no makeup, and just smoothes out the skin. On day's where I'm having "bad" (more blemished or blotchy skin), I'll opt to use my regular sunscreen moisturizer and foundation.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
missbrisa
(Anaheim, CA)
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