June 6, 2011

Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream SPF 35

QVC is taking advance orders for the new Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream SPF 35 I recently told you about.

You can order now and it’ll ship on 7/12.

However, I was surprised to see….


It takes liberties calling itself a BB Cream as it comes in four shade selections…more like foundation or tinted moisturizer than BB Cream haha!

The cream comes in:

  • Light
  • Fair
  • Medium
  • Dark

This offers moisturizing benefits while priming, perfecting, protecting with SPF 35, and controlling oil. Sadly, again the Western market is kinda doing it wrong because they also direct you to use it alone or under your favorite foundation of choice.

You’re doing it wrong.

BB Cream is supposed to be used as your foundation not in conjunction with your foundation.

But count me curious how well Smashbox performs. Although, at this point, might as well call it tinted moisturizer.

Available now from http://www.qvc.com


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I’m hoping to hear about Clinique’s BB Cream soon! Maybe they’ll get it right?

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  • Tammie

    I have like 10 asian BB creams on my eBay wishlist, I just have to figure out which one to get. Especially after that one with peanut in it…I really hope these ones don’t have it…that would be really really bad :(.

    BTW I just marathoned Torchwood this weekend so I could focus completely on Doctor Who from here on out. I’m on Season 4 of Doctor Who right now, the next episode I have to watch is Turn Left or whatev :).

    • the Muse

      peanut tammie?! that’s interesting ha…yayyyyyyyyy ;-D you’re catching up now girl!

      • Tammie

        Yep, peanut! I just hope it’s an unusual ingredient and whichever one I end up going with doesn’t have any in it…

        Yeah, I am kind of sad though because that means no more marathons ^^;;. I did something pretty dumb though today…I was looking at some Doctor Who Tumblers today and totally spoiled myself on River Song, oops :(. Oh well, I spoiled myself so much for everything Jack Harkness (before I even watched Torchwood at all) and he’s my favorite so I will live.

        • the Muse

          mmm tammie not sure…I never heard of peanut before in a bb lol ;-D uh oh…I have my theories about river are you sure it’s a complete spoiler? I think I’ve been through them all on here…and many are wrong probs ;-D but damn fun speulation. Whatever you saw I’m positive it was prob wrong…it’s one of DW’s best kept secrets ;D https://www.musingsofamuse.com/2009/08/pieces-of-life-mystery-of-river-song.html heck for a while I thought she was the Rani but I have my doubts now!

          • Tammie

            Huh. Well as long as there isn’t NORMALLY peanut in the BB creams then I’ll be fine :).

            I am pretty sure it’s the spoiler, there was a picture AND text…but I am not trying to confirm it since I just tried to start season 5 last night (I tried to watch it but it was already 1 and I was falling asleep).

            I’ve seen some pretty crackpot theories about River though haha, somebody was even saying she was Jack! I was like, um no…he’s immortal not a shapeshifter haha.

          • the Muse

            lol not normally as far as I know tam! if so get a slice of bread with jelly ;-D add bb cream and you got a nice sandwich ;-D PBJBB ;-p do share, what was it…I’ve over speculated who River is to the point of madness! I went with the Doctor Long Scarf’s theory all the way on his blog about her being the Tardis ;-D I LOVE that idea! hey ya never know could be jack ;-D hahahaha stranger things have happened ;D!

          • Tammie

            Speaking of Doctor Who, minus the weird Rose stuff I really enjoyed the season 4 finale (all episodes)! I really loved that they brought back the previous companions and threw in a little of the spinoffs. Oh man I totally felt it when Donna pushed Martha(?) off of Jack and hugged him…that’s totally what I’d do too haha. And Jack’s quip about their being 2 doctors, I know what HE was thinkin’.

            Sorry, I’m a total Jack fan haha. I love the Doctor too of course, but yeah~.

          • the Muse

            LOL tammie ;-D! Catherine Tate was just a joy to watch on DW and I was terribly worried about her companionship with him ;-D I love that part and love whenever anyone refers to them as a couple and they have to remind everyone that they are “just mates” ;-D JB really brings Jack to life ;-D he’s one of the better written characters of Who’s universe it’s a shame he hasn’t had any real cross overs in a while as I’d love to see how he and MS would get on plus him and Pond ;-D that would really be a lively bunch!!!!!!!! Wait until you meet Pond, you’re going to love her!!!!!!!! so sassy and cheeky!

  • Becky

    RIGHT??? I’ve learned so much about BB creams from you and I had the exact same thought when I saw it on QVC’s website yesterday. And what the heck is up with the 1 oz size??? That’s tiny!

    • the Muse

      becky maybe pigmented?! ;-D thus the 1 oz won’t be so bad!

  • Kelly Li

    I actually think it’s nice that they have more than one shade. Some Asian BB cream do say that you can layer foundation over it..Just a thought:-)

  • JoElla

    I was wondering about this product.

    I HATE when QVC does the advanced order thing GGRRR!
    If I order this way, I always forget about it and then BAM a goodie shows up usually causing chaos with my checkbook!

    I am curious, but I think I will wait to see the demo, or read your review.

  • Tiffany

    I think it’s great that it comes in 4 shades. Not everyone is light or really pale. And if your not in that shade range, that oxidization stuff doesn’t work. So far the only BB cream that worked for me was the Missha #31 so I’ll definitely be trying this out when it hits stores.

  • Susan Lewis

    I get a page cannot be found standard web browser error message in both Firefox and IE. Have you cleared your cache and retried? You might be storing the page.

    • the Muse

      cleared and clicked still getting it to load ok susan. weird. A216879 <—item number hope it helps!

  • Aleya Bamdad

    Actually the link isn’t working for me either. However, I’m interested in checking out the spf.

    • the Muse

      weird…I click it and I get it? item number A216879 if it helps 🙂

  • elbaS

    I have seen a lot of tutorials in Korea’s Cecil magazine for layering or mixing BB creams. In fact, even more than using it alone. Some things that are called BB or marketed as such are in fact used more like sunscreen or primers. This is common with some Japanese ones.

    • the Muse

      hey elba most of the tubes I have suggest using as base product, I’d prob not mix with foundation, that would be too heavy for me ;-D Japanese ones I can understand as their bb’s tend to be very watery and sheer 😀

  • Tammie

    Yeah Catherine Tate is wonderful haha, I love it when she gets all bossy to the Doctor, they really made a great pair (and yeah, not a couple!! hahaha). That’s too bad Jack hasn’t shown up in the MS seasons, I hope that chances but at least Torchwood is coming back next month so I can get my Jack fix there (although I like him much better when he pops up in Doctor Who)! I think it’s interesting that he hasn’t since he was introduced in a Moffat episode (The Empty Child), you’d think Moffat would use him more!!

    I did see bits and pieces of the S5 Ep1, so I did get to see Amy and she is quite the firecracker like you said from what I could tell! I can’t wait to watch it when I am awake though, haha.

    • the Muse

      ha she’s kinda like a mum figure to him ;D Damn shame, I’d like to see how Jack and him get on ;-D He had his few episodes but damn shame he hasn’t crossed over since. There is a cross over with Ten by the way in the SJA’s if you wanna see more of DT in action. I look forward to see TW US as I’m curious if they’ll make any mention of the Doctor. She is indeed. Miss bossy pants if I ever ;-D RS gets considerably more brilliant in S5-6 btw…she’s one classy lady compared to TSIL eppy! ;D

      • Tammie

        BTW I’m sick…was looking into Clarisonic then thought about the Sonic Screwdriver and now I want it! My very own sonic device! LOL Yikessss!

        Yeah…Jack needs to be on Doctor Who more!! Loveeee himmmm. I want to check out SJA some time anyway!! Hopeflly I can give it a peek.

        Yeah, I wonder! He never seems to bother to help Torchwood out, during Children of the World I was like…why isn’t the Doctor helping holy crap. It’d be nice if he’d at least peek his head in in Miracle Day!!

        • the Muse

          I will not admit that I have two ;-D haha I got them from think geek LMAO! It’s ok, kinda corny ;-D more for kids but ten on it was fun! LOLLLLLLLL that would be brills and I agree! where the eff was the doctor during the CotW ;D

          • Tammie

            My husband wants one too, maybe for fathers day?? Does yours make the sound?

          • the Muse

            yup tam sure does! ;-D lights and sound. the have 10’s and 11’s plus 3’s! if you want just lights you can get a dual pack of the 2nd and 3rd generation versions from the series ;-D I actually prefer 4’s version they had these on at a con I went to but amazon has them as well as ebay sellers if you’re a TB fan! http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/cubegoodies/8cff/


            I’m not technically sure I love 11’s version but I do love the way MS handles it ;D he makes it so fun!

  • Maria

    I happened to catch the QVC presentation on this and that tube is teeny. Boscia’s BB is 1.75 oz for just a few dollars more. I haven’t used either product yet so maybe the smashbox BB performs much better but it just seems like a lot of money for too little product. Even if it is pigmented, it’s supposed to be your sunscreen too so you need to use enough to cover your face adequately.

  • JoieG

    I tried on this BB cream when I stopped by Sephora.

    It feels SUPER SMOOTH and is glittery (subtly). Not so much for the concealing properties though. However, the SUPER smooth texture after rubbing it evenly is enough to blow us in.

    My friend and I wanted to buy it (both of us never tried Asian BB creams before) but my friend realized that it smudges. Even if you rubbed the cream in well, it still smudges when you wipe your face lightly with a tissue. Which is BAD, and most probably not waterproof, sweatproof.