The name Smashbox makes me laugh. I always picture some Luddite with a mallet going ballistic on a desktop computer.
Then my mind wanders over to Smashmouth. Remember that musical group from back in the day? “All Star” and “Walkin’ on the Sun” were huge. Now I hardly ever hear their songs played…and when I do, I always laugh.
Back to the star of this post!
The Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream SPF 35 is the very first beauty balm that I’ve ever tried. And I’ve been curious about beauty balms for a long time.
I decided to get this one because it had a colour that closely matched my skin, and even though I do wear a separate sunscreen, I want my BB cream to always have SPF for added protection.
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** This post was written by Fiona. She no longer blogs for Swatch And Learn. However, Mary still continues to blog and will be happy to reply to your comment. **
Do you have a makeup product that always catches your attention in the store? One that you test out every time, but never purchase? Smashbox Proof Cream Eye Liner Palette was that product for me… until I actually bought it. 😛 Eye colors are my Kryptonite!!
At first I thought I made a mistake and had wasted my money. But that was when I hadn’t figured out how best to get the product onto the included brush. Now that I found the best method, I’m truly liking this Smashbox cream liner palette. It’s not perfect, but it’s a winner still!
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They say that you never forget your first. But I did until now! It was only after I was reorganizing my makeup stash that I came across this neglected little tube of Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer.
This was the first eye-shadow primer I ever tried. And my motivation for buying it was plain and simple – it didn’t contain Bismuth Oxychloride. That’s a known allergen, and I’m allergic to it.
I discovered this eye primer before Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden sashayed into my life and landed Holy Grail status. (In my Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer review, I compare it with the Urban Decay equivalent.)
The Smashbox eyeshadow primer does a good job at preventing creasing and for concealing discoloration on the eyelids, but find out why I’ll never buy this again. Continue reading →