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Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream

Disclaimer : This is not a sponsored review, nor am I affiliated with the following brand/company in anyway.

Hiya Poutlings

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PRODUCT REVIEW/ HOW I WORE IT

I finally gave into the hype at the beginning of the year and I bought my very own BB Cream! I have not really shut up about it since, and I feel as though I am a bit of BB cream product expert, one would think I am getting commission by the way I have been “selling” this product to people that ask me about it. My mother, aunt, cousin and best friend have all recently bought their own (not all the same brand) BB creams and they have also loved them. I have also been able to try them, so I will eventually review those for you too.

Sandylashxx wrote a post on WHAT IS BB CREAM… Check it out.

Because, I am a list person, I have broken down my Smashbox BB Cream experience to the following pros and cons:

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PROS

  • A natural finish
  • Fair selection of shades, actually pale enough for ghosts like me
  • Easy to blend
  • Portable
  • High SPF

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CONS

  • Price/ R390
  • No moisturising ingredients/ properties – NOT  moisturiser like other BB cream brands
  • Difficult to get all the product out the tube
  • Only 5 shades available – this is a huge drawback for potential customers but hopefully in time this is fixed….

This BB Cream is a good option for someone who has an even complexion, like myself, with barely any skin imperfections (I have a few, but I choose to ignore them). There is hardly any coverage to this BB cream. You would have to use a lot of product to get a sheer-medium coverage and using a lot of this expensive product in my opinion is a waste, however if you apply medium coverage foundation over it, you will acheive a sheer-medium coverage. The smoothing aspect of it, as it is a primer or pollyfiller as I like to explain to my clients that always ask what PRIMER is for, is definitely its best feature. The SPF for me, is also a huge deal. I am as pale as a ghost and needless to say, I am terrified of sun damage, automatically the higer the SPF for me, the better the product.

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The application of the Smashbox BB Cream is MUCH easier if done with your fingers, it just blends easier. When attempting with a foundation brush, beauty blender, stipple brush or foundation sponge I feel that the product itself gets wasted (again, it’s not cheap and wasting is a deadly beauty sin especially at R390 a go…) and the cream doesn’t blend as easily as it does with the added heat of your fingers. I almost died when the Smashbox consultant used her fingers on my face, but I understand now that it just works better after trying many different applications myself.

I enjoy having the look of dewy skin,  because I suffer from an oily skin, I’m used to having loads of powder on my face and having a matte finish, this BB cream helps me have dewy skin for longer. You can happily add some powder initially (if you wish) or throughout the day as you normally would with a foundation.

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My go-to makeup look for the last few weeks of summer of late has been as simple as cleanse, tone, moisturise, apply BB cream, dust a bit of bronzer on my face, Smashbox Jet Set Gel Liner to my upper eyelid, a bit of my Inglot brow gel and plenty of mascara for a fun, fresh, “no makeup” makeup look. Quick, effective, and it lasts for the whole day, even in the intense Southern hemisphere heat.

OVERALL RATING

8/10

WOULD I RECOMMEND IT?

Definitely! Try it TODAY!

Please bear in mind, this product may not be the same experience for you but chances are you will enjoy it all the same. Smashbox is available at selected Woolworths stores countrywide, so be sure to go and try it out and see for yourself.

Smashbox is also cruelty free so absolutely no fluffies are harmed in having your perfect flawless looking skin.

x missfitz

RELATED POST: Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream – Flutter and Pout

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Makeup Trend : Think Pink

Hi Poutlings!

Do you follow any trends that appear on the catwalk? Have you noticed any trends in the models on the Louis Vutton, Nina Ricci, Ellie Saab and Chanel runways of late?

They’ve ditched the bronzer and gone back to the classic pink blusher or have really gone back to basics with dewy skin with a natural flush of blush.

DEWY SKIN TIPS

This begins with your moisturizer, ensure you have a good skin care routine which will result in you putting moisturizer on your skin daily, if not twice daily.

It will result in youth boosting, and help achieve plump glowing skin for your foundation to sit on to give the skin a real smooth, radiant glow.

I recommend Catrice Photo Finish 18 Hour Foundation, a little bit goes a long way and it’s not badly priced either – available at Dischem.

DOLLY FACED

Nina Ricci catwalk stood out that there was a common inspiration for all the models… DOLLS. Max Factor makeup artista Pat McGrath created radiant skin with pink sculpted cheeks.

At the Stella McCartney show, Pat McGrath, gave the “athletic” theme of the show a twist by making the models to appear modern, sporty with a super healthy appearance by using a sweep of pink.

I recommend Benefit Watt’s Up Soft Focus Highlighter for Face available at Woolworths to recreate the looks – it is a little bit pricer than your standard Clicks or Dischem Revolon and Maybelline brands, but for a little bit of extra money it is sure to last the whole day, instead of constantly having to touch up your face.

Blush up for some makeup that isn’t shy Pouters, and send us some pictures to poutperfection [at] gmail [dot] com

***missfitzzz

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Inspiration: Metallic Blue Eyes

Hi Pouters!

Prabal Garung

BACKSTAGE AT NEW YORK FASHION WEEK

Fall  2012

METALLIC BLUE MAKEUP

 Makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury’s stunning metallic eye was the main event. “The makeup ended up feeling a bit Avatar-ish,” she said. “But also like, wild birds of paradise. Beetles. Peacocks.” Working MAC Cosmetics teal and green cream shadows right up to the brow bone, she created an electric blue effect that almost seemed to move with the light. She purposely made it “diagonal, like birds of paradise feathers.” Tilbury then layered on a coppery brown cream shadow, which further enhanced the iridescent effect. Lashes were left bare, and the skin was minimal. A bit of moisturizer, then cream highlighter on the cheekbones, ridge of the nose and on the lips. “Dewy, metallic, supernatural skin,” is what Tilbury was going for.

via stylist.com

Get your inspiration on!

**missfitzzz

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