Smashbox Makeup Product Review!
Are you a fashionista for high-end makeup? Smashbox is like the epitome of high-end makeup! Their make up is so luxurious and like nothing I have ever tried before! (Of course, I usually use drug store brand makeup)
Smashbox generously sent me a few of their products to review and I can tell you, these products will be a staple for me from now on! The products that I had the chance to review was the HIGH DEFINITION HEALTHY FX FOUNDATION BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 15 in shade Fair 2, the PHOTO FINISH MORE THAN PRIMER DARK SPOT CORRECTING, and the HIGH DEFINITION LIQUID CONCEALER in shade light.
The PHOTO FINISH MORE THAN PRIMER DARK SPOT CORRECTING is a great little primer! I have been meaning to try a new primer for ever. This primer had great texture and doesn’t leave that “film” feeling on your face like a lot of the primers I have used in the past feel on my skin. This primer feels just like a really light lotion and makes your skin feel amazingly smooth and ready for foundation! My favorite part is that it also is a dark spot corrector! How awesome is that? It’s a 2-in-1! I really need this because I am acne prone and I have a few acne scars that I really would love to get rid of. After just one week of using this primer, I have seen a difference! Not a dramatic one, but yes a difference! I can’t wait to see what will happen over the next few weeks! I am very self conscious about my skin so being able to get rid of these scars would be one step closer to feeling great and going without make up! According to their website..
“84% of women saw significant improvement in just 4 weeks with the clinically proven formula. It instantly brightens and primes to smooth the appearance of fine lines and pores, while fading dark spots and acne marks over time. Instantly smoothes and brightens skin, while reducing the appearance of fine lines and pores for flawless makeup application”
I really can’t wait to see the results in a few weeks!
Next, I applied the HIGH DEFINITION HEALTHY FX FOUNDATION BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 15 in shade Fair 2. At first this foundation looks a bit dark for me. I would think that I am right in between the light and medium shades. With me being French and Indian, I am constantly having a battle finding the right shade. In the winter I am a light and in the summer I am a medium so it is hard to find shades that fit. Fortunately, this shade is just right. I love that it has this great little pump that brings out the foundation. Just one or two pumps will completely cover your face which is great. This has great coverage and can easily be built up if you need a bit more like me. It goes on great and smooth and doesn’t have that heavy feeling on your face. It left a nice little glow and it didn’t streak at all through the day in this Texas heat! Smashbox says…
“Our revolutionary HIGH DEFINITION HEALTHY FX FOUNDATION BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 15 is an oil-free, weightless formula. UVA/UVB broad spectrum SPF 15 offers sun protection. Skin is refreshed and revitalized for a flawless future. Best of Sephora Award Nominee for Best Foundation.”
After I applied the foundation, I used the HIGH DEFINITION LIQUID CONCEALER in shade light. A lot of people have mixed feelings on whether to use concealer first or foundation first, and in my honest opinion I feel like foundation should go first. I don’t want to have to put on concealer and then feel like I just wiped it off when putting my foundation on.
I really loved this liquid concealer. I am young and don’t have many fine lines, but I do have dark circles from pulling all nighters for school. This concealer really does a great job in hiding them. It also does a great job in hiding my blemishes. I usually hate trying to find a concealer that will work because a lot of them don’t blend well with foundation or make your blemishes stand out more. This concealer does a great job of hiding my little blemishes! A little of this concealer also goes a very long way, so be sure to squeeze this concealer out slowly! Smashbox says…
“Our revolutionary weightless concealer instantly smoothes skin and makes dark circles and imperfections virtually disappear. Soft focus pearls reflect light to minimize the appearance of fine lines and blemishes. The soft touch precision applicator provides the smoothest application for the most delicate skin areas. Provides coverage with a natural finish.”
Swatches Left to Right: Primer, Foundation, Concealer
As you can see, the final look below is in natural sunlight with no flash. The foundation and concealer really do blend in together and you can’t see any blemishes!
A few other products that interest me on the Smashbox website is their brand new Smashbox Spring Collection 2013! The new limited edition LOVE ME EYE SHADOW PALETTE is something that I am very interested in ! I think this product is perfect for Valentine’s Day for the women, best friend, or daughter in your life! TheirLOVE ME BLUSH is also something that I would love to try!
What is your favorite Smashbox product?
Disclaimer: I was given these products in exchange for an honest review. Regardless, all opinions are my own and may differ from your own.