Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Smashbox Studio Skin

Before trying this foundation from Smashbox, I was an avid Estee Lauder Double Wear fan and wore it all day, every day! It did however look really unnatural on my skin and left it feeling dry and taught. I'm always on the lookout for new long wear foundations, so had to try this one from Smashbox, priced at £27.50, it's a similar price to MAC and Estee Lauder, both of which I use foundations from.

Here's the lowdown:

  • 15 hour wear
  • Hydrating
  • Oil free
  • Matt finish
  • Medium to full buildable coverage
  • £27.50
  • Pump dispenser

This is a shade 1.2 which matches my pale skin perfectly. The 1.1 was just a little too ghostly on me. This shade is more yellow based which I prefer on my skin tone. I'd say my skin tone is more neutral, neither yellow nor pink toned, but given the option, I think yellow toned gives me a more natural finish,

This is the foundation blended into my hand so you can see the colour match is very good.

And here is the foundation blended into my skin, finishing with a small dust of Smashbox's Halo Powder. It gives a matt finish anyway, but I like to use a powder to set my foundation. Given the daily test under different conditions, it certainly lasts on my skin a full day and doesn't rub off onto clothes. It feels natural and light weight on my skin, unlike double wear. I don't think the transfer or staying power is quite as good as double wear, but certainly for a more natural finish, I will opt for Smashbox Studio skin instead of double wear.

Laura xx

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