Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer
This is an A class product! For years I have applied moisturiser, foundation, powder then bronzer on top but with this primer I am now able to leave out the liquid "foundation" stage which in the heat was making my face look cakey.
My complexion actually looks better now that I'm not applying liquid foundation anymore and it's all down to this little gem.
The tube is small but only a tiny amount is needed. A half pea sized amount for each side of your face.
It can feel greasy at first...but don't be alarmed...it dries in velvety smooth and your powder or bronzer will just glide on. I always found it difficult to touch up my makeup during the day because of all the layers I used but now it's so easy just to dab on a little more powder or bronzer.
This product does visibly reduce pores but like another primer I used to buy the results are not noticed immediately. These products need an hour or so to settle into your skin so do your makeup early and by the time you are ready to leave the house you will be looking fresh faced and gorgeous!
I was swaying between this and the "light" version but when I read the lighter one was £25 for a 30ml tube that is 60% water based I thought it was a bit much. I'm not sure how much of this one is water based but it's definitely worth the price.
August 23, 2012
I really like the finish this primer gives - matte but not dry and smooths over difficult areas. I found my concealer and foundation went well over this and made blending easier. I like the bottle as you don't waste product. If you don't like silicone based primers don't buy this. I think it gives a smoother finish than the benefit porefessional which I also like. The benefit primer gives a more velvety feel. I think it keeps shine away well and looks good in photos.
August 25, 2012
I have tried many primers over the years and this is definately the best! It feels like silk on your skin and glides on really easily, and doesn't feel tacky or drying on skin. As its clear it doesn't alter the colour of your skin so won't interfere with the shade of your make up either.
My skin feels super smooth when I use this primer and my make up went on perfect on top of it. I have combination skin so I usually find I have dry and oily areas which show up with heavier make up but I have no such problems when using this primer.
My make up lasted all day and did not slide of my face a few hours after application like it usually does!
It comes in a tube rather than a pump container which also means there is less waste of the product which I like.
This will now be permanent fixture in my make up bag, I love it!
August 29, 2012