I loved the color, it was a great match. Last all day. Only big complain is that it looks dry on my skin. I have combination skin and it's fine on my T Zone, but on my cheeks it sat on my dry spots and looked like it highlighted it... The ladies at Sephora told me to put a cream on before the CC cream but I think it defeats the whole purpose of a CC cream...
Maybe a better cream for summer?
I have 2 samples of this in Fair. For reference I'm : MAC = NC15; EM (semi-matte) = Fairly Light; Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 hour = #100 Ivory; Revlon ColorStay = #150 Buff; Avon Smooth Minerals Pressed Foundation = T04 Nude: EL Double Wear = Desert Beige; Jane Iredale = pressed base in Bisque.
I have tried for over a week now = no breakouts.
I find it to be light/medium coverage. W/out primer, its definitely harder to spread w/ my BB. I've tried both w/ and w/out primer = both times this stuff does last 12 hours on my skin. However, there is not enough pigment to cover all my redness or my melasma. I have to apply 2 layers + then some either additional foundation or foundation powder to get the coverage I want. I like the hi spf, but I don't like the fact it contains oxybenzone.
My skin looks very nice (slightly drier cheeks w/ slightly oilier t-zone) w/ this on, but again, I need multiple products to get the coverage I want. To me, this has better opacity than a tinted moisturizer, but not enough for my skin.
Due to price, not enough pigment and the ingredient of oxybenzone = I won't purchase.
Nice coverage and feels nice on the skin after a full day, but the color on me is horrible! I'm about an nc35 w/yellow undertones and felt like this was an orange mask on me...too bad because otherwise it really covered some redness irritated skin and a melasma spot.
I mix this with my mosturizer and get the most beautiful glowing skin ever. I'm acne prone combo skin with big pores and acne marks, and thus did not break me out and feels so light and wonderful. I found it harder to spread and didn't look so natural on its own but when mixed with a touch of moisturizer was perfect for me. I use marionbadescu aha ceramics moisturizer, It did not cover up acne marks completely but if necessary I just use my concealer for that.
FYI acne sufferers- this is non comedogenic
I can not part without my Smashbox CC cream, it is not heavy on my skin and stays on for the whole day. Gives great coverage and works on your spots.
Tried out a sample of this CC cream. I honestly didn't even know Smashbox has came out with a CC's. The lightest of the bunch is my perfect undereye dark circle cover. It is not heavy and easy to spread and pat. It blends in to brighten and perfectly cover the shadow there. better than than my own concealer! That being said, the concealer effect ends there. If you have a red mark from pimples or other skin rashes it won't be so effective. When trying this out I have a post acne spot on top of my nose. Even after double layering-the redness though faded was still visible.
As for the rest of my face, I find it strangely hard to blend..I know it's weird, but the texture the way it is, I find that this is not one m/up I'd reach for when I am in a rush. In my worst scenario case in point- a whitish line around the edges of my nose. SInce I don't have a full size of this yet I can't 100% say that it will happen all the time tho. But once I used up my current undereye concealer this is on my top list to get to replace it
this product has coverage a little heavier than a bb cream but not as heavy as a foundation. the coverage is buildable, so that's nice. i found that when you first put it on it feels thin and...liquidy... but it gets thicker when you rub it in a little. it blends perfectly and looks very natural. the only reason i wouldn't give it 5 lips is because it claims to even your skin tone over time. i've been using it every day and the bottle is almost empty, but i don't see any improvement in my skin tone.
Received a sample of this from Sephora, in light/medium tone with about 4 uses. 1oz bottle costs $42 on sephora.
Product spreads easily
Moisturizing, without feeling too heavy or greasy (compared to the original Dr Jart bb cream)
The product is medium coverage, lasts through a full 8-hour workday. i just added powder to my skin if i needed to go to happy hour or dinner after work to freshen up. doesnt feel as heavy on my skin or sits on top of my skin like the Dr Jart, but I wouldn't say it doesn't feel like I am wearing anything.
Overall, average product for me.
a little too pricey for what it is.... but I would repurchase when I have the money for it.... this product is really great with some concealer, it is super light coverage, makes your skin feel amazing (:
I like to wear something less heavy on a day to day basis and I have been using Too Faced's BB. It's very light and feels good on my face but I was looking or something with a bit more coverage. Smashbox's Camera Ready CC Cream was suggested to me as being the most full coverage of all of the BB/CC creams out there. I was given a sample at Sephora and fell in love.
Not only is the coverage amazing, after using this for a week I can already see a difference in the tone of my skin, and it doesn't make me feel like I'm wearing a face full of foundation. I am sensitive to breaking out and this hasn't caused anything.
The SPF 30 is a fantastic bonus of this CC cream as well. At $50 Canadian it's quite pricy but very much worth it. I would definitely purchase this again, until something even more fantastic comes along of course.