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.
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 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.
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.
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!
- 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.
- Some might find it pricey.
- No SPF protection
IGB Rating: 4/5