Last weekend, I had a shooting with beautiful dresses and needed a good make-up to be camera ready. Camera Ready? Why not try the new Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream. Did you know that Smashbox Studios were founded by Dean and Davis Factor, great-grandchildren of Hollywood-make-up-legend Max Factor?
I have to admit, I was a little sceptical whether the BB Cream might be too sheer. First, I applied a litte moisturizer and then applied the BB Cream with my fingers. You can also use the Smashbox BB Cream without moisturizer, but I find it easier to apply the BB Cream this way. If you need more coverage, you can also use the BB Cream under your foundation. I only used a little powder (Bobbi Brown – pale yellow), because of the warm weather. For my everyday look, I might just use the BB Cream without powder – it already minimizes shine. I like products that are easy to use and I have to say my skin looked simply naturally beautiful and radiant with the Smashbox BB Cream. My color is “light”, because, sadly, I did not manage to get a tan this summer. I would recommend using the Smashbox BB Cream for light coverage during the day and combine it with your foundation at night.
I also tried Smashbox O-Glow for the first time for this shooting (I will show you the pictures this week). It’s so much fun to use, because the clear gel turns into blush, when you apply it to your skin. O-Glow is called “intuitive cheek color” and reacts with your skin chemistry and turns your cheeks the color you would naturally blush. At first, I applied too little of the gel and could not see a difference, but after trying for a few minutes I could see a natural pink on my cheeks. I have to get used to using a gel blush, but I really like the result.
Conclusion: I can recommend both products for a natural look. I will use the Smashbox BB Cream during the day and combine it with foundation and powder at night. O-Glow is such a fun product and feels really soft on your skin.
I love the idea by Smashbox Cosmetics that you can be the star of your own beauty shooting. Isn`t the video cute? I saw it first on Sarah’s blog Josie loves and loved creating my own. You can win a year’s supply of Smashbox products, but I think it is also just so much fun to create your video. You can be a star in your own video – just visit Smashbox on facebook.
Ich liebe die Idee von Smashbox, die es uns ermöglichen, der Star in unserem eigenen Beauty Shooting zu sein. Ist das Video nicht cool? Wenn man viele Klicks sammelt, kann man einen Jahresvorrat an Smashbox Produkten gewinnen. Ich finde aber allein das Erstellen des Videos schon super – besonders die Stelle, an der der Fotograf einem Komplimente macht, ist sehr lustig. Das Video könnt ihr hier erstellen und im Sue loves NYC Shop gibt es die BB Cream von Smashbox.
Nicole Bryl, Make-Up New York in front of Trump Plane enroute to Oprah Show
Read about Nicole Bryl’s beauty secrets and her opinion on BB Cream today!
Is there a beauty secret that you can reveal? Small tricks you can offer?
Never go to sleep with make-up on (sleeping with makeup on really cracks and dries out your poor skin). Don’t drink too much alcohol (alcohol dehydrates your skin making it look tired and worn out). Drink lots of water (hydration is a huge all over beauty secret).
Try and eat as many raw green veggies or drink as much raw green veggie juice as possible (after adding this to your diet you won’t believe how much younger and healthier your skin will look in a short amount of time). Stop smoking (it’s creates so many extra wrinkles)!
Everybody is talking about BB Creams. What do you think of the new formula?
Blemish Balm Cream a.k.a BB Cream, is one of Asia’s most sought after beauty products right now. Originally used by German dermatologists’ to sooth & regenerate skin after laser sugery, BB cream is a great product for all those who have troubled skin and need some healing components. If you have oily skin or pimples BB cream might be the perfect option for you. It’s an all in one product & does provide a good coverage without being too heavy but I would still suggest using your normal moisturizer or SPF under it first to make sure your skin has the maximum amount of hydration & protection needed throughout the day. All in one products are great, but remember that when it’s all in one it is each specific component is diluted down from it’s original concentration. So for instance never think that just because there is a high SPF in any given product that you are truly getting the full benefits of a concentrated SPF. Some people say that this is the best BB cream and never leaves them oily.
I like many different kinds so you just have to play and see which one feels right on your own skin!