|Makeup at 7pm without touch-ups and applied at 7.30am!|
I was never one for wearing a primer (bad I know) but after discovering the magic that is Smashbox Photo Finish Primer I can safely say that I am a convert and don’t think I could live without this! For a while I have been trying to find the perfect primer, but to be honest most of the ones I had been trying hadn’t quite lived up to my expectations. I came across the Clarins Instant Smooth Self Tanning (post here) which I also love, but was looking for something ‘more’…if you know what I mean?! Queue Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer!
This primer creates the perfect base for foundation to increase longevity or can be worn alone for a flawless skin look. A pea size amount is more than enough to smooth over fine lines and pores and leave you with velvety, flawless skin. I cannot tell you how gorgeous this feels on my skin, it’s probably my favourite part of my makeup routine in the morning now!
This primer in particular is a Smashbox best seller and I can totally see why. It includes a lightweight blend of Vitamin A and E, grape seed extract and green tea, and was included in Marie Claire’s “25 Products That Will Change Your Life”, not to mention winner of Best of Sephora Award for Best Primer!
The primer itself is clear and I use this after I moisturise – there’s no drying time necessary and foundation can be applied straight away. Since using this I have noticed a huge difference in my makeup at the end of the day, it is still completely matte looking and fresh.
Smashbox have loads of primers to choose from, for example hydrating ,colour correcting, luminizing – there are loads! I decided to go with the oil free Photo Finish one which I think is perfect for my skin but I am also quite tempted now to try the luminizing primer too.
Smashbox is pretty new to me (I overheard the sales girl in Boots saying Smashbox had left the UK and had only recently came back) but I am all over this brand now and can’t wait to try other Smashbox products!
If you could only buy one thing this month I would recommend you try this, I LOVE IT! J