Hey guys! At Christmas I received the Smashbox Try It Kit, which included the Photo Finish Foundation Primer. I have always heard loads of hype and good comments about it, so I was really excited to try it!
The primer is clear and oil free meaning that it is perfect for anybody with oily or combination skin. I have neither of them (I have more dry skin), and although Smashbox do other primers for different skin types, from what I have experienced it would be great for all types of skin!
I use a small pea sized to cover my whole place, and when first applied it has a slightly oily feel to it, but within seconds it dries completely and goes to a matte, velvety and very silky finish! You really don't realise that you have it on, unlike some primers that I have tried in the past, because it is so weightless and not at all sticky. I notice an instant difference in the look of my skin when it is applied, without even having a concealer or foundation on! It smooths out any little lines on my skin, reduces the size of my pores and just generally makes my skin appear much more smoother and clearer.
I have tested this out with a few different foundations (in different ranges of coverages) and they have all preformed very well with the primer! I especially love it with the Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation since the two work exceedingly well together. When I used to wear makeup without a primer it would look a little iffy after about 4 hours, which I am sure many of you can relate to, however now I can wear makeup, with the primer, from 9am to 9pm and it will still be in near perfect condition!
When I first started using foundation primers I always viewed them as one of those things that weren't really important, and I should save for any special occasions or when I have to wear makeup for multiple hours - since getting this though my opinion has completely changed! It has become a staple item in my makeup bag, not just for how it keeps my makeup in much better quality for a longer period of time, but also for how it makes my skin appear smoother.
There is one drawback though - the price! It costs £25 for 30ml, which for me is far too much to spend on a primer. In defence of it though I have been using it a lot since I received it, and barely any has gone from the tube so I would consider buying a small size because it does last a long time and I can't imagine myself not being able to use it!
Overall I was extremely impressed with the Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer and I can really see why everybody loves it! It honestly is worth the hype in my opinion and I would definitely suggest that everybody tries it, especially since this single product has completely made my changed my view of primers.
Have you ever tried the Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer?