BB Creams

Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream SPF 35 Launches at Sephora

Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream SPF 35 Spring 2012

Smashbox’s QVC Exclusive Camera Ready BB Cream has launched at Sephora and

This one multitasks as a primer, perfector, oil controller, and sunscreen.

It’s formulated with emollients and optical pearl pigments to give your skin a glowing, ethereal look.

I haven’t tried this one yet as I’ve been disappointed with the BB Cream offerings in the US but if you’ve been curious to try it it’s available now at Sephora.

If you tried it feel free to share your thoughts about it!

What’s a BB Cream? Find out more by clicking here!


BB Creams on the Retail Me Not Insider Blog

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Trae Bodge has written an article on the Retail Me Not Insider Blog about BB Creams that I was quoted in.

Do have a look by visiting

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Clinique Age Defense BB Cream Review, Swatches, Photos

Clinique Age Defense BB Cream SPF 30 001

Clinique has joined the realms of BB Creams being released in North America. Thus far we’ve seen BB Creams from Smashbox, Boscia, Dr. Jart, and MAC.

I’ve noticed a few main differences with BB Creams here in the US versus the many I’ve tried here from Asia, these differences include:

  • Lower SPF (15 to 30 but no higher)
  • Lack of anti-aging ingredients
  • No whitening properties
  • No Acne, skin treatment ingredients
  • Lack of pigment

Of course, these things are to me what makes up a good Asian BB Cream however, North American standards are somewhat different particularly when addressing whitening ingredients, this is understandable and the lack of such an option in our BB Creams can be overlooked but other things such as anti-aging ingredients, lower SPF, etc…is rather disappointing.

Clinique released it’s BB Cream in Asia several months ago and most recently we are able to purchase it here in the US.

Let’s take a look at Clinique Age Defense BB Cream and see if it lives up to Asian standards.



Clinique Age Defense BB Cream Swatches

Clinique Age Defense BB Cream Swatches 001

Clinique Age Defense BB Cream SPF 30 is finally available in North America! Yay! It recently launched at Sephora and hopefully counters will soon it soon as well.

I purchased both shades to swatch and review on Musings but haven’t had a chance to test them out yet but here are swatches for both Shade 1 and Shade 2 to whet your appetite and possibly help you decide the best shade for your skin tone.



Skin 79 Dear Rose BB Cream