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Thanks to the BB trend, we've come to expect all our makeup to contain ingredients once reserved for the fanciest of moisturizers. This sampler of Smashbox best sellers has just what we need: It features travel-size versions of the brand's signature Camera Ready BB Cream SPF 35, which keeps oil in check while delivering UV protection, and antiaging Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder, made with 11 amino acids and a potent peptide to reverse the look of fine lines. Plus, it has a deluxe sample of the antioxidant-rich Photo Finish Foundation Primer, with vitamins and emollients to smooth out skin, and a Baby Buki Brush small enough to take on the go for any touchups.
I ws totally skeptical. I have skads of expensive foundation and powder. I never get my hopes up for a product. I subscribribe to 10 monthly boxes.
I even have the crazy expensive Pro MAC cosmo kit I bought in cosmetology school.The most disappointing item they make is their primer. It goes on like lotion, feels like lotion, and has no mattifying efffects at all. I am a huge fan og Dermalogica's matte primer as it smooths and conditions the skin. Also, even though it seems like an elderly woman's product, Mary Kay has a matte primer that is just unbelievable. Well, now I'm adding Smashbox to my primer list.
Anyway, I am rarely surprised with great product. However, Smashbox surprised me eith their bb+halo, primer, foundation and powder with kabuki style brush kit.
This Smashbox trio is a perfect combo. The primer mattifies perfectly and glides on the skin like a feather. When you add their surprisingly light bb foundation and follow with the powder which is loose and comes in an ingenious case that you turn to loosen the powder for application with the kabuki style brush you have the best combo I've seen in years.
I am in my thirties and get blemishes. I tried this for the first time in a beach town. Looking at the pictures from the trip, you would assume I was 25 and blessed with radiant, blemish free skin.
Need a BB cream that gives you good coverage but also looks light and natural? Need a powder that controls oil but also leaves the skin feeling moisturized? This set of products is absolutely amazing for those reasons. The BB cream goes on clean and light and the powder will make your skin glow from within. I frequently reorder this product...it's amazing.5
I'm a huge smashbox fan, and I loved everything in this kit. I will be buying again when I'm out!5
I haven't really used a primer before, but now I'm a believer. This one keeps things matte a fairly long time. The BB cream blends right in. I am impressed with the powder, which really does give that reflective soft-focus look. You also can't beat a kabuki brush for applying powder.4
I am not a huge BB cream fan, but I will say this one is quite good, and I don't get breakouts like I do with most. The star of this kit however is the Powder! It has the perfect amount of pigment to even your skin tone out without looking mask like. And it is perfect if your skin is combo with dryness. In the wintertime my skin is a dry mess, and this one does not show up as a powdery coating, visible to everyone who looks at you! I don't know how smash box came up with a hydrating powder, but it's great!4
I like all the products used together, but not a huge fan of individually. Ive been looking for a BB cream to replace my Orgins Vitazing, all the items together work well, but I'm not a fan of using so many products. I won't be ordering full size versions.3
I wanted to try these products out and what better way than a trial pack like this. The primer is the only one I am a little on the fence about only bc I am afraid it is going to clog my pores. The BB foundation is really great coverage and blends in perfectly to create a great canvas to work off of. The powder is light and disappears into my skin when applied which from a powder is amazing. When I use the bb cream and powder together it creates an even tone on my skin that when I apply my blush or benefit pink tint it really pops. Very glad I tried this -- will be purchasing the larger bb cream for sure. The powder in this sample pack is a good size and will likely last for a while before I need to purchase it again.5
I've tried a few other bb creams before and they don't compare at all! This trio works sooooo well together. My skin looks almost flawless but completely natural it didn't even look like I had makeup on. This is a great value especially for the powder considering a full size is almost 50 dollars. You don't need very much of tge primer & bb cream just a dime size amount so these will go a long way for me. I will definitely repurchase when I run out of mine!5
Loved it all except for the Halo powder. I ordered the fair and the BB cream was perfect, but the powder was very yellow for the fair.
But overall it lasted me a little over four months.
Primer is amazing, BBC cream is perfect but the powder is the best. Can't say enough good things about it. Love it & will definitely be buying it again. The packaging is amazing.5