Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Foundation Primer Review And Swatches
Friday, May 27, 2016
I have a quick review for you today, before we head into the weekend! I've tested a number of primers since blogging. My favorite has been Smashbox's Photo Finish Primer. I really love it's "blurring" qualities. Well four years later, my skin is a little drier and it hasn't been working as well. So I purchased Smashbox's Photo Finish Hydrating Primer. I applied it. My skin felt hydrated & refreshed. My makeup applied beautifully! BUT!!! Yes, there is a but. It doesn't BLUR as effectively as the original :( Not even close! SOOOOO, I'll never forget what my Science professor told me in college! Kim! Sometimes in life you have to improvise! An improvise, is what I did! I applied the hydrating formula FIRST to my skin...then I smacked dabbed the ORIGINAL over that! Together, they work like a dream! Do I want to continue doing this? NO! I don't want to buy TWO PRIMERS! Do you know the cost of these? But this current system I have finagled, will have to do for now. I do plan on going on a beauty primer hunt. A beauty blogger spoke very highly of Hourglass' No. 28 Primer Serum (NOT their Veil Mineral Primer - didn't hear good things about it) and Bobbi Brown's Vitamin Enriched Face Base (normal to oily) or Bobbi Brown Hydrating Face Cream (normal to extra dry). So, maybe I'll start there. Do you use a primer? What's your favorite? Also, let me know if you've heard of any good ones!