Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer

I was very excited to get this deluxe sample because it gets such rave reviews on their site and Sephora (although all their products have no less than 4 stars on their site which I find a little suspect).  I got the original, colorless formula but they have many different takes on it - color correcting, luminizing, hydrating, dark spot correcting and with spf.  The original goes on smoothly and gives a nice powdery finish that alone makes skin look a little more even and "soft."  Not all primers are made for oil control but in my opinion, they should work that way.  I also believe that any primer should be able to be used alone for that purpose if you already have good skin that is just sometimes shiny.  I didn't use this one alone because I need a little more color.  It was easy to apply my Smashbox BB Cream over top.  I usually finish with some kind of powder.  All of that sounds good but I really wasn't impressed with its staying power.  By the middle of the day I would be very oily in my T-zone.  The one thing I can say is that, after blotting, it looked nice again and lasted for a few more hours.  I don't think any product can be perfect but it was the amount of shine that swayed me.  Any good primer should help control it better than this.  Unless I just have the oiliest face known to man, I really don't see what all the hype is about.


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