Recently i have been testing out some Smashbox products. I have been testing their studio skin foundation, the green photo finish color correcting primer and the smaller contour palette.
i have had the products for a while and thought i´d share my opinions on the products with you. Before i get into the review, i´ll share what the products are claiming to do.
Studio skin foundation, 15 hour wear, hydrating foundation: $42.00
Smashbox.com: “We created this hydrating foundation in our L.A. photo studio to look good in any light. We can prove it! We’re the only brand with Flashbox Lighting Lab, where we test and perfect color consistency across 22 shades. Our blendable, oil-free formula has a natural finish with medium to full coverage that looks amazing for 15 hours. Throughout the day, lighting changes, but your makeup won’t!”
Photo finish foundation primer color correcting adjust: $39.00
Smashbox.com: “Created in our L.A. photo studio to help make makeup look better and last longer on set—we took it a step further with this targeted skin-concern primer. It instantly blurs fine lines and pores, while its green-toned formula color-corrects redness, leaving your skin with the perfect canvas for makeup application.”
Step-By-Step contour kit: $45.00
Smashbox.com: “In our L.A. photo studio, we work with light and shadow every day. We packed that expertise into this easy-to-use makeup artist in a palette, with blendable powders that best define your cheekbones, perfect your nose and sculpt your jawline—no matter your face shape. Contour? Conquered.”
Since i am an dancer i was able to put the products to the ultimate test during our spring show. I applied my makeup at 11 a.m since the last rehersals started a couple hours later.
The foundation is claiming to be a medium to full coverage, but personally i feel like its more of a medium coverage. The ability to cover imperfections are important to me since i struggle with acne. Though that being said it did not break me out, and it didn’t look oily even after both practice and show. It also stays on a long period of time, but i don’t know wether this is because of the foundation or the primer.
The color correcting primer made it a lot easier to apply the foundation, which applies very smoothly over the primer. I didn’t feel like the primer color corrected much, at least not as much as i would have expected.
The contour palette was a bit difficult to blend out, but the colors were beautiful. The bronzer and contour shade dint have much of a red tone which i really like. Since I’m very pale the red toned bronzers look a bit muddy on me. After all i really liked the products!
The makeup lasted the whole day trough till i removed around 12 a.m. During the day the makeup became a bit cakey in the areas around my nose, which i expected since i was wearing a lot of products and this area is a bit problematic for me. But after all i had an good experience with the products and they stayed on until i removed it.