Beauty Product Review:Smashbox Photo Finish Primer

Hello Blog Lovers!! I purchased the Smashbox primer kit for face and eyes in December of 2010 for $38.00 for all three primers (Face, pore and fine lines, and eyeshadow primer). I have been using the face primer and the eyeshadow primer for a while and I now have some reviews for your guys that I want to share. Check out the review below.

What is it: 

 Make-up artists use this to create a perfect canvas for foundation application with this silky, lightweight blend of vitamins A and E, grape seed extract and green tea. Worn alone or under foundation to increase longevity, our best-selling primer helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and pores for flawless skin with a velvety-smooth finish. 

This is an oil-free foundation primer 

 Ingredients:  

Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone, Trisiloxane, Silica, Dimethicone/ Vinyldimethicone Crosspolymer, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Extract, Propylene Glycol, Water (Aqua, Eau), Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Cola Acuminata Seed Extract, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract.

Price: $ 32.00 (Individual retail)

Where to buy: Ulta.com, Sephora.com, and Smashbox.com (They are all priced the same on each site)

 My Thoughts:

After using this product for the first time as a test underneath my foundation I was hooked!! I had to go and purchase my own tube to try for myself!! I saw a difference in my foundation after a long day and I must say that if you are not using a foundation primer you need to get one especially if you have a oily 'T' zone and or  oily skin in general. This primer has made my foundation last from the start of the day to the end of the day without any of my natural oils shining through. I will definitely keep this as one of my staple products in my make-up kit!!

My Suggestions:  

I would suggest using a dime size of this product as a whole over the face. Put a little on the five points of your face (forehead, nose, chin, ['T' zone], and each cheek) and rub it in. A little goes a long way with this product. Too much of this product will cause it to peel and become flaky. Since this primer is a silicone based primer, I recommend when cleaning your face and removing your make up that you use make-up wipes to remove your make-up completely then proceed to cleanse, tone, and moisturize your skin thoroughly. If not you may experience mild breakouts.

Look out for my next posts on the Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer vs. Urban Decay Primer Potion and Primer Basics.

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