Review: Smashbox Camera Ready CC Cream

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The Basics:
1. Dark Spot Correcting
2. Broad spectrum SPF 30
3. $42
4. 5 Shades: Fair, Light, Light/Medium, Medium, Deep

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Straight off the box:
“It’s our ultimate complexion correcting cream! Reduce the appearance of dark spots and uneven skin tone over time while you prime, perfect, hydrate, and control oil– all in one step. Wear alone or under foundation for more coverage.”

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My Take:
Honestly, this is the first of the ” BB-CC Cream” phenomenon that I’ve tried that I would acutually wear on a regular basis. Without going in too much of a rant, I’ve never seen it for the whole BB/CC cream craze. Most are just tinted moisturizers with a cool name slapped on it to hook you into a fad. And trust me, I’ve tried many from drugstore to high-end brands, and I’ve never been impressed. I just think anything that has such lofty claims as these miracle creams boast, they would cost a hell of a lot more if they actually worked.

Anyhow, back on track. The shade I am wearing is Medium, which matches extremely well One point for the opposing team. the consistency is fairly similar to most light to medium coverage foundations. It absorbs into the skin quickly and blends easily. I started to apply it with. Real Techniques stippling brush, but end up just using my fingers. I’m a full coverage girl, but it does even out my skin enough so that I don’t feel naked. The box says you can wear it alone or under foundation for more coverage. I like it well enough alone. I don’t think I’d ever use it as a primer.
All in all I am satisfied with the finish and the coverage. It’s definitely worth checking out.

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