Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation Review

Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation

Hi everyone!

I’ve always loved the Smashbox primers but never thought about giving their foundations a try, until a few months ago when I picked this up.

The two things that really stood out to me were that this foundation has hyaluronic acid and vitamin E in the ingredients, which is amazing! This allows the foundation to look fresh and not dried out and gross by the end of the day. It barely settles in my laugh lines and looks great after a whole day of wear. It contains no fragrance, which is great because fragrance can sometimes irritate my skin and it is also free of parabens and phthalates.

Smashbox Studio Skin Hydrating Foundation

This has a nice pump and the product is housed in a thick glass bottle. The product itself is a thick liquid consistency and gives a medium to full coverage; it is buildable. Once it has dried down you get a matte finish but it’s not a flat matte; it is almost satin. I love how fresh it looks on the skin and how it remains looking nice throughout the day; I do get oily after a few hours which is normal for me but when I blot the foundation barely transfers onto the blotting sheet. It does not separate, cake, or exaggerate my pores after about 8 hours of wear; it really is long wearing (however I do not know about the 15 hours claim).

Smashbox Studio Skin Hydrating Foundation 1.05
Smashbox Studio Skin Hydrating Foundation in the shade 1.05

I love the shade range because they have many different undertones and I was able to find a very close match to my skin color. The shade range makes it super easy to find your shade online because it gives a skintone shade name and an undertone description below it.

I’am really enjoying this foundation and would recommend for oily skin types; I’ve also read reviews on how great this foundation is for dry skin types as well!

What do you think about this foundation? Let me know down below!

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Smashbox Photo Finish Pore Minimizing Primer Review

Smashbox Photo Finish Pore Minimizing Primer

Hi everyone!

I have been investing in good primers recently and I haven’t tried any of the smashbox ones so I thought I would pick up the mattifying/pore minimizing one. I reviewed the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water a few days ago; click here to check it out if your interested!

Smashbox Photo Finish Pore Minimizing Primer

I got the mini size which contains 15ml of product and it costs $18 – $20 CAD. I really don’t understand why they charge $50 for the full size which has 30ml of product (double the mini) because it’s suppose to be $40, right? I would definitely recommend getting the mini size as it’s obviously the better deal.

So this primer claims to mattify, fill in pores and control oil for up to 8 hours. This is definitely pore filling and mattifying upon applying this you feel that it has a dry silicon texture which can pill up if you apply too much. You only need the tiniest amount and I focus this on my t-zone where I get oily and have more noticeable pores. This product does control oil but not for an entire 8 hours on me; it may prolong my blotting time a few hours maximum.

Smashbox Photo Finish Pore Minimizing Primer

I do enjoy this product as it does a decent job at hiding my pores and creating a really smooth surface which helps my foundation glide on nicely. After using this I’m super curious about their other primers!

Have you guys tried any of the Photo Finish primers? Let me know in the comments!

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