Hi Darlings, today’s post is going to be the review and swatch of the Smashbox Photo Finish Vitamin Glow Primer.
In case you didn’t know, Smashbox is specialized in primers and this is their new releases. It’s a vitamine enriched primer that supposed brighten, revitalize, hydrate, prep skin for makeup and enhance the natural glow.
No only that but it works for all skin types. I love when primers have skincare benefits. I mean if I’m putting something between my skin and the foundation, I appreciate it if it does something for my skin too.
(I apologize for the quality of the photos, I’ve tried everything to make them look better but the white background against the white packaging doesn’t work well).
You can get it from Sephora for 39$.
It’s pretty, I appreciate the pump as it disperses the right amount of product and it’s super hygienic.
EFFECT & TEXTURE
This primer feels like a gel cream, it doesn’t feel like a silicone product.
It makes my skin super smooth and even. The best way to describe it is velvety, it makes your skin matt but not flat or dry, doesn’t grab to dry patches and it fills in pores and fine lines.
About the skincare benefits, I didn’t see anything but these kinds of things take time.
The best way to apply it is by dabbing it on with your fingers.
It definitely makes my foundation last all day and it doesn’t break it apart. It doesn’t claim to be mattifying so I still have to blot my face but that means that it will work for different skin types.
- Effect: 8/10
- Longevity: 10/10
- Application: 9/10
- Formula: 8/10
- Packaging: 9/10
I love this primer. After using it my skin looks smooth, velvety and even. I think the only thing that is missing from the Clarins one, is that one is tinted which makes it perfect to wear on its own. The lasting power is fantastic, my face makeup stays in place all day long and I don’t have to worry about it. If you want to try a Smashbox primer I this one is definitely my favourite.
I really hope you guys enjoyed it, don’t forget to like, comment and share to let me know all your thoughts and if you have any question.
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