Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Smashbox Photo Finish Light Oil-Free Foundation

Ah,don't you just love a long weekend!

This Memorial Day weekend brought a lot of fun and sun for me! Had my best friend's boutique relaunch, attended a cousin's high school graduation party, and a trip to the movies.I saw the Avengers and Chernobyl Diaries. Let me tell you, see the Avengers and skip Chernobyl Diaries, it was utter rubbish! I have never been so bored watching a scary film. Anyways, throughout all my festivities, one thing kept my makeup together in this hella hot weather we have been having is The Smashbox Photo Finish Light Oil-free foundation primer! I bought this travel size primer at Sephora out of curiosity for $17 . A bit pricey for such a little thing! : /

Smashbox Photo Finish Light Oil-Free Foundation Primer .5floz

Smashbox Claims: 'new oil-free, 60% water based primer is ideal for oily, acne-prone or sensitive skin. This silky blend of vitamins and antioxidants helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and pores for visibly softer skin and can be worn alone or under foundation to increase its longevity. The revolutionary formula has oil absorbers for a smooth matte finish all day, light diffusers to minimize the appearance of imperfections, and vitamin C and peptides to help even skin tone and promote collagen production for a flawless future.'

 I have been using this primer for about a month now that and this is what I love:

  •  goes on smooth
  • very light on the skin
  • makeup stays on much longer,even in hot weather
  • face looks flawless in pictures
  • pores are minimized

What I can do without:

  •  I don't really like the way it feels worn alone. My face tended to feel a bit dry without using a foundation on top.
 Verdict: would purchase in the future, but curious about other primers still.

Hope everyone had a great weekend! And let me know if you have tried any of the other Smashbox primers or have a favorite primer from another brand.


  1. have you tried the benefit one? I've heard such good things about it...it's next on my to buy list! great post LV x

  2. I haven't yet! Maybe I need to add that to my list as well. Thanks for reading :)

  3. Oooooh I need a new primer, mine is running out and I've always wanted to try Smashbox stuff! I'm the same though, my skin feels really dry without a bit of make-up on!
    My best primer was Mac Prep + Prime Skin, it has silicone particles in it and it does wonders smoothing out the skin!


    1. Oh, I might try the MAC one too! My notebook of stuff I need to try is getting long! :p