BEAUTY REVIEW: Smashbox Studio Skin Foundation + Primer Oil

August 2, 2017
BEAUTY REVIEW: Smashbox Studio Skin Foundation + Primer Oil

This is the foundation & primer duo I’ve been completely obsessed with recently and I don’t think I’ve ever had this many compliments and questions about my foundation routine.  So this is the long awaited post where I spill the beans about my glowing skin.

You guys know my lifetime skincare goal is to have glowing, healthy, hydrated skin at all times.  I mean I’ve said this way too much but obviously that starts with skincare and since I feel like I have a good routine at the moment (will talk more about that in tomorrow’s video), let’s move onto makeup, and more importantly foundation.

This is an interesting combo for me because I would usually apply primer first and then go in with foundation, but I tried mixing it with foundation & I love it!  I think the combo of the Primer Oil (R500.00) mixed with the Smashbox Studio Skin (R495.00) makes for my perfect level of glow & coverage.  I like something between light & medium with a good healthy glow without looking like I’ve run 10km… who am I kidding, 5km!  I honestly feel like I’ve found my perfect combo.

Smahbox Studio Skin + Primer Oil review

One thing I’ve noticed when mixing these on the back of my hand is that the foundation does oxidise but not so much that I look like an Umpa Lumpa.  I guess it does help that I blend this in with a damp beauty sponge because that does tend to add an extra bit of hydration & decreases the coverage slightly.

As the day progresses I actually find that the foundation settles into my skin a bit more.  It still has a glow but doesn’t start to look sweaty around 1pm, which I must say, most illuminating foundations often tend to do.  I’ve been wearing this combo for a good month & a bit and haven’t once seen it break-up or collect around my nose.

I have normal – dry skin and this is combo delivers the perfect amount of glow and coverage that I’m looking for, for daily use.  I think the foundation would be a good option for oily skinned ladies because it’s oil free but I’d definitely say make sure to set the t-zone .  I don’t use any translucent/setting powder with this foundation besides underneath my eyes.  I also love the way other cream and powder products apply over this foundation – they just blend in seamlessly.

So if you’re battling dry winter skin & need something more hydrating on the foundation front or if you’re simply in the market for a good foundation, give this a go.  If you want to see how this combo applies watch my Smashbox One Brand Makeup video.

*Word to the wise: Woolworths is currently giving you 10% off any foundations & primers.

Have any of you tried this?  What do you think of it?

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Lindsay Thomas August 21, 2017 - 11:42 AM

Quick question, would this work with another range of foundation from Smashbox? Recently bought the Smashbox Liquid Halo HD Foundation for R243 a bottle on Foschini for beauty online store (score).
Finally caved and bought the oil / still need to recap your video on how many pumps to use. lol

Le'Chelle October 16, 2017 - 4:09 PM

The primer could me mixed with any foundation, doesn’t even have to be a Smashbox one!
I mix it with any foundation that I feel needs more of a glow!

Yoh, that’s a really good bargain!!! 🙂
Have you bought the primer oil? x


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