Before I discovered Birchbox, I was using Laura Mercier's tinted moisturizer as well as this, back and forth. Wanting to rack up points here, I tried Dr. Jart's BB cream. I REALLY loved it though it made my skin a tad oily, which I wasn't crazy about. I went back to Smashbox when Birchbox start selling it, and now I miss Dr. Jart. This BB cream is so strange. It's super thick and almost cakey when first applied, but after an hour it looks like I'm not even wearing makeup, even with primer. I'm not a fan, and I am sad I bought this! I will be going back to Dr. Jart. I think Birchbox had it right to start with. :)
Great BB Cream! It's easy to apply!
Good coverage, not too much (like foundation)! doesn't feel oily or gross on your face.
Last for a long time.
It's great to have one product that does everything.
Goes on smooth, especially if used with the foundation primer, which I LOVE! The color matches perfect and it blends well. I was expecting it to be a little thicker and a bit more coverage from it, I can still see the red tones coming through so maybe I will build it a little better next time I use it. All in all, I'm not totally in love with it and I'm not quite sure it's quite worth spending this much money on it.
Part of my daily routine
I love this stuff! I use it almost every day and although I was hesitant to spend almost $40 on makeup, I am definitely reaping the benefits. I use it every day and my skin reacts very well to it!
Light feel, good coverage, awesome SPF
I'm now on my second tube of this. This is the perfect summer foundation - light feel, medium coverage and much better than most BB and CC creams out there, and SPF 35. Since I sometimes do not put on a moisturizer with SPF in the morning, having a foundation with SPF is a summer must for me. I love this!
Did nothing for me
I received a sample from Smashbox, and I won't be buying this product again. It smells like sunscreen, and is really thick. What I didn't understand was how once on my skin, it didn't even show up. I might as well have just moisturized and then put on makeup, since I had to put on foundation on top of it anyway.
A suitable BB cream
I like the light hydrating coverage this cream offers. I found the texture to be a bit thick for my liking.
Great bb cream!
I love this by cream. It goes on so evenly and makes skin look so natural. I've been using this for two months and won't ever use anything else.
I've tried multiple BB creams before, but this is the only one that I found to smooth my imperfections perfectly. I wore it on my wedding day (outdoors) and everything stayed in place for the whole 10 hours! Always impressed with Smashbox, but this stuff is amazing.
Not for me
I got this as a free sample with purchase. I was excited to try it, being i normally don't wear any foundation, only primer & mineral powder, and it said it could be used alone to get the same affect. The cream was much thicker and harder to spread than i expected. I thought the consistency would be more smooth like their primers. I will stick with prime and powder applied separately.