Let’s talk about Smashbox primer. I am a strong believer of using primer, it is a top tip of mine. Using primer means that your makeup will last longer, it also a good barrier between your skin and makeup, what’s not to love about primer? Smashbox, a brand that you all know I love as a great amount of thought goes behind each product, they also have a great range of primers.
I have been raving about the Smashbox Photo Finish foundation primer for years, I love the silky smooth texture and it feels so light on my skin. It is also packed with vitamins so it is doing good to your skin whilst leaving it feeling velvety smooth. Until recently I had never tried any other Smashbox primer because I was so obsessed with the original! Hydrated skin is always a good thing and I thought I would give the Hydrating Photo Finish Primer a go. I love the blue shade! The texture feels more like a lotion rather than silky but I still love the finish and my makeup still last just as long. The benefit of this primer is that it seals in the moisture leaving your skin hydrated. I have now switched to using the Hydrating Photo Finish primer daily and then use the Photo Finish Foundation primer for nights out and in the evenings.
Onto the eye primers, I will start with my new favourite eyeshadow primer (another product which I swear by!) The 24 hour eyeshadow primer has a gorgeous silky texture and feels like nothing on your eyelids. Once set it has no colour to it so one shade suits all. I will admit, I don’t wear makeup for 24 hours so I don’t know about that bit but my eyeshadow does stay in place for as long as I need it to without creasing or fading. I also love the silver packaging! Under eye primer is not something I had even thought about wearing, I just didn’t want extra product build up under my eye makeup for it then to crease. The Smashbox Photo Finish hydrating under eye primer is like an eye cream which acts as a primer. It counteracts dark circles, fine lines and puffiness and instead brightens up the under eye area and stops concealer from slipping into those fine lines. It is such a great product and I cannot believe I have taken this long to discover it! It is genius!
The Smashbox primer range is definitely a range to explore, these are the particular primers that suit me but they have quite a few to choose from to suit everyone’s needs. As long as you are using a primer! Have you tried a Smashbox primer? What are your thoughts? Comment below and let me know. Please be sure to follow me on Instagram and Twitter for instant updates that go beyond the blog. Also be sure to subscribe to the blog here, so you are the first to know about new posts ♥