Thursday, September 26, 2013

REVIEW, PHOTOS AND SWATCHES: Smashbox Cosmetics Primer

Hello beauty lovers I am back with a brand new post and this is a review on the Photo Finish Foundation Primer by Smashbox Cosmetics.

Smashox certainly made a splash when they created their new line of primers including a funny video which stars Kristin Chenoweth, It-Girl P'Trique and Youtube beauty gurus Kandee Johnson, AndreasChoice and Camila Coelho.

For those of you who are primer virgins, a primer is a product that you use on top of your daily moisturizer and underneath your makeup. What a primer does is that it preps your face for the makeup, it fills in your pores and makes them look smaller, it helps your makeup adhere to your face better and it helps your makeup stay on longer.

This primer is oil-free and works well with all skin types.

I won the sample size of this primer and I was waiting to see how I liked it before I went out and bought the full size so here it is:

It has a really nice formula. It's thick and it really sticks to my face, I like that (:

Aside from a few touch ups during the day This primer does keep my makeup from sliding off my face even on days when I sweat (which is pretty much every day).

The only thing about this primer that I could do without is the amount of time that it takes to sink into my face. I put on a very thin even layer but I'll go away from five minutes and when I come back the primer will still be wet and I end up blotching the excess off.

Other than that I'd say this is a really nice primer as long as you're not in a hurry. I am still loyal to my Bareminerals primer but this is a nice alternative if I want a change.

Okay guys that's it (: Be safe and I'll see you in my next post!

Lets be friends!!


  1. I've heard so many good things about the Smashbox primers, they all sounds really great but sadly a bit more than I can afford at the moment :( It's weird that it takes so long to dry, though!

    Jess xo

    1. Yeah they are a bit pricey, I actually won mine. I know it is strange but I might not be applying it correctly (:

      Thanks for stopping by!