Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Foundation Primer Review, Swatch and Buy Online

Hey all, hope you are having a great time reading my blog. Today I will be reviewing a primer which is a blessing for all dry skinned beauties. During thanksgiving last year I picked this primer and the reason for buying it was the drying weather. I literally had dry patches on my face and the makeup seemed to be settling down in fine lines. I needed something extremely hydrating and which will help my make up stay for around 8-10 hours.

Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Foundation Primer Review

Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Foundation Primer Review

After hearing the overwhelming assurances for Smashbox primers I went ahead and picked up the Hydrating version. The other versions available are Iconic, Oil free Pore Minimizing, Color Correcting, Light, Blemish Control. And now that’s a huge list!! Also each of these sound tempting.. [:|]

Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Foundation Primer seemed to be promising in terms of skin hydration. You can buy online at sephora.com. So I went ahead and picked this up. I have never come across such colored primers before so this was a completely new trial for me. You can buy this product online on Sephora.com.

About Smashbox: Smashbox is a cruelty free , make up brand based out of LA. It was born out of real photo-studio Smashbox Studios. They have wide range of products like primers, lipsticks, eyeshadows. They are super neat at creating upscale products for all skin tones and making feel you more beautiful.

Price: USD 42.00 for 30mL [approx. INR 2730/-]

Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Foundation Primer comes in a transparent tube which has got a screw cap in black color. The product is bluish green in color and is gel based. The tube is quite compact so its travel friendly.

Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Foundation Primer Review

Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Foundation Primer Review

 

Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Foundation Primer Review

Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Foundation Primer Review

Smashbox claims that the product is completely oil free which is true because on application it gets absorbed in the skin immediately without leaving any oily residue. It gives a calm and cool feeling and smoothens out the skin. It’s in semi liquid form and only pea sized amount is required to cover up complete face and neck. When used beneath make up, it keeps our make up in place for around 6-8 hours which is great. Also it provides ample of moisturization to our skin and makes it soft and supple on application.

Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Foundation Primer Review

Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Foundation Primer Review

Hydration to skin is extremely important throughout the year, and since Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Foundation Primer provides perfect moisturization to skin, it’s a perfect primer to use throughout the year. Its light weight and oil free formula gives you a smooth complexion so application of foundation or bb cream becomes easier. The moisture boost provided to the skin because of the Hydraplex12 extract present in primer which is derived from desert plant,  gets sealed in skin for couple of hours which makes it look healthy and gives a good glow even at end of the day.

Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Foundation Primer Review

Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Foundation Primer Review

Another point I liked about this primer is that it paraben free! But I find it quite pricey though it goes a long way….. I have been using it for more than 4-5 months and I have half of the tube unused. Also due to its perfect outcome its worth every penny! I will be surely trying out the other varieties as well but this version goes in my repurchase list!

Pros:

  • Provides perfect moisture boost to the skin.
  • Makes skin soft and supple and keeps hydrated.
  • Make up used over this primer stays upto 6-8 hours in place.
  • Easily available and travel friendly.
  • Goes a long way.
  • Its fragrance is very light and doesn’t sting.
  • A pea sized amount is sufficient for complete face and neck.

Cons:

  • Some might find it pricey.
  • No SPF protection

IGB Rating: 4/5

 

32 Comments on Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Foundation Primer Review, Swatch and Buy Online

    • Ketakee
      July 27, 2015 at 6:29 pm (3 years ago)

      it is dear!!

      Reply
    • Ketakee
      July 27, 2015 at 6:29 pm (3 years ago)

      yeah… but it goes a long way 😉

      Reply
  1. Simera
    July 19, 2015 at 10:58 am (3 years ago)

    Smashbox makes my ultimate favorite primer. Great review.
    Beautetude

    Reply
    • Ketakee
      July 27, 2015 at 6:30 pm (3 years ago)

      yayiiieee!!! my fav too… 🙂

      Reply
  2. Komal@ABeautyPalette
    July 20, 2015 at 2:26 pm (3 years ago)

    Sounds great babe! Have heard a lot of good things about it too. But I wonder if it is available in India..

    Reply
    • Ketakee
      July 27, 2015 at 6:30 pm (3 years ago)

      it should be available in sephora 🙂

      Reply
    • Ketakee
      July 27, 2015 at 6:31 pm (3 years ago)

      yeah do try out and let me know 🙂

      Reply
    • Ketakee
      July 27, 2015 at 6:31 pm (3 years ago)

      it does moisturize the skin well… 🙂

      Reply
    • Ketakee
      July 27, 2015 at 6:32 pm (3 years ago)

      yep it is Vishakha 😉

      Reply
    • Ketakee
      July 27, 2015 at 6:32 pm (3 years ago)

      it is dear 🙂

      Reply
    • Ketakee
      July 27, 2015 at 6:32 pm (3 years ago)

      thanks dear 🙂

      Reply
    • Ketakee
      July 27, 2015 at 6:33 pm (3 years ago)

      yep.. i gotta try some more of their products..

      Reply
    • Ketakee
      July 27, 2015 at 6:33 pm (3 years ago)

      yeah Purva.. its worth..

      Reply
    • Ketakee
      July 27, 2015 at 6:33 pm (3 years ago)

      thankss Richa :*

      Reply
    • Ketakee
      July 27, 2015 at 6:34 pm (3 years ago)

      thanks Vishakha..

      Reply
    • Ketakee
      July 29, 2015 at 9:55 am (3 years ago)

      Thanks dear :*

      Reply
    • Ketakee
      August 2, 2015 at 10:00 am (3 years ago)

      thanks Rashmi :*

      Reply
  3. Shikha Rawat
    February 8, 2016 at 8:37 pm (3 years ago)

    It’s a nice primer and thanx for the positive review it really made purchase desicion easier

    Reply

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