SMASHBOX Hydrating Photo Finish Foundation Primer Review

SMASHBOX Hydrating Photo Finish Foundation Primer Review

SMASHBOX Hydrating Photo Finish Foundation Primer Review

Todays post will be a SMASHBOX Hydrating Photo Finish Foundation Primer Review. If you follow my blog, you know that I have a VERY DRY SKIN. I moisturise my face a lot, but in the winter time it’s still not enough. While reading other blogs, my eye got caught on this SMASHBOX Hydrating Primer, so I thought I should give this a go and see if it will help moisturize my skin enough, so that my foundation wouldn’t stick to my dry spots thorough the day.

Purchase Info:

SMASHBOX Hydrating Photo Finish Foundation Primer $42.00

YOU CAN BUY IT HERE. (opens in a new window)

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Description:

A hydrating foundation primer that leaves an immediate cooling, refreshing sensation on the skin. It contains Hydraplex12 extract derived from desert plants, which allows the primer to immediately quench parched skin and seal in moisture for hours with a protective barrier that fills in fine lines and pores.

My thoughts

This primer feels wet on the skin. It has quite a watery texture. It is lightweight and absorbs into the skin quickly. When applying a foundation over a primer, my face felt smooth and the foundation glided perfectly.

SMASHBOX Hydrating Photo Finish Foundation Primer Review

SMASHBOX Hydrating Photo Finish Foundation Primer Review

PROS AND CONS

 I LIKE that it really seems to hydrate my skin.

It really does moisturise my face and leaves a refreshing feeling on the skin.

A pea sized amount is sufficient for complete face and neck.

SMASHBOX Hydrating Photo Finish Foundation Primer Review

SMASHBOX Hydrating Photo Finish Foundation Primer Review

I DON’T LIKE the smell of this product. It smells like sweetness and chemicals mixed together. Also, even though it claims to “quench parched skin and seal in moisture for hours, it doesn’t do that for me 100%.

SMASHBOX Hydrating Photo Finish Foundation Primer Review

SMASHBOX Hydrating Photo Finish Foundation Primer Review

VERDICT

I recommend this product only if your skin is dry, but you don’t have dry patches. It really refreshes my skin and moisturises it. My foundation does apply smoother and concealer doesn’t crease. However, as I said before, if you have dry patches here and there, this primer won’t help.  At least for me it didn’t. However, I will definitely use this primer during winter time, when my skin will get more dry but will be aware of  my extra dry spots. 🙂

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