Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Sample Review- Smashbox Photo Finish Primer

So I received this cute little sample after signing up for something ages ago and it finally came! I've always been intrigued with SmashBox primers because I've heard such good things about the classic Photo Finish primer- so I actually thought I was getting that one however I got a new-ish one that actually comes out like a foundation. I was slightly disappointed when I opened it and found this because I was really hoping to try the original.

When you put this onto your face it does actually feel like a powder has been applied? But a really soft moisturising one if you get me? You literally only need the smallest amount and it'll do it's job! I do like this because most samples are only day ones however this has managed to last me the past 5 days plus another 2 or 3 if I'm lucky.

I have to say it does do it's job incredibly well, it claims to minimise pores and I can definitely notice that around my nose but unlike some primers my skin doesn't feel too clogged up. The only other thing I have to say is that it does leave a matte finish, which I don't really like because I prefer a very dewy look.

I'm on the fence with this product because although it does do the job incredibly well, it smells nice and leaves my skin feeling amazing it just isn't for me. I prefer silicone based primers as my skin always feels 100 times more moisturised with those ones. Plus the fact that this primer isn't very budget-friendly I doubt I will actually go out of my way to buy it. I'm not dismissing the original primer if I get to try it because I'm very interested to compare the two!

1 comment:

  1. Ah, I love Smashbox primers! I haven't used this one specifically, but as someone who never uses primers (mostly because I forget and I'm supremely lazy), it's pretty nice. Though -- I'm curious to hear which primers you'd suggest that are silicone based?

    Sara //


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