Monday, November 28, 2011

@Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Primer

Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Primer, $42
I've been using Smashbox primers for ages... it is THE most important step when putting on makeup.  I apply primer, then carry on prepping my outfit, brushing my teeth, etc. while it sets.  Then it's time to put my face on.

While I used the Color Correcting formula for a while, I noticed I tend to get dry skin around my nose and eyebrows at times.  When my primer supply ran low, I decided to try out the Hydrating formula.  I was not disappointed!

First off, I love the new primer packaging.  It used to be in a cute, pumping tube, but sometimes the pump would break and the bottle was a bit awkward to pack for travel.  This new packaging is PERFECT for travel, and the squeeze bottle allows for more control... because you only need a LITTLE primer.  This bottle really does go a long way.

While there is a little different smell/feel to this primer, I love how it makes my face feel.  It is absorbed almost immediately, and it really does the job.

If you're looking for a new primer, or you're missing this crucial step in your makeup routine, you absolutely need to check out this Smashbox line!


  1. thanks for this audrey! i've finally decided that i should start putting more effort into my appearance & have been researching some make-up. i'll definitely look into smashbox, as i've heard great things about them!

  2. Nicole, I recommend you go into your Sephora or Ulta and have them do a tutorial with you! They can do one half of your face, and watch you apply the other/teach you.

    I use Smashbox pencil eyeliner (the ONLY eyeliner I've been able to manage!), primer, and their Halo compact. For my main foundation/concealer, I use BareMinerals.

    If you have the same Asian-eye issues that I do (i.e. eye makeup doesn't stay!) my sister found the BEST primer for your lids to solve this problem. MAC's Painterly paint pot is the KEY. I even blogged about it here:


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