Smashbox Iconic Photofinish Foundation Primer
Continuing with my Sephora haul, I’ve always wanted to try out Smashbox’s cult favourite, the Photofinish Foundation Primer that preps your skin to create a perfect canvas for flawless foundation application. A makeup primer can make or break your makeup look and enhance your skin’s condition, so I’m particularly picky in finding the right type for my sensitive, combination-dry skin.
Housed in a no-fuss, travel-friendly squeeze tube, a little bit really goes a long way as its silky blend of vitamins and antioxidants smoothes and perfects skin and fills in fine lines and pores for a flawless finish. To test this out, I squeezed out a dime-sized amount onto my palm and smoothed it all over my face with my fingers after I’d finished prepping my skin with my regular skincare routine. I’ve tried this primer both alone and under foundation, and in both cases, the primer filled in my pores and evened out my skin’s texture; on the other hand, when I combined this with any of my foundations on rotation, it also made my makeup look better and last longer.
I will note here that this is most definitely a silicone-heavy primer so if your skin really does not fare well with that ingredient, I would steer clear and possibly check out silicone-free options, such as the fantastic Hourglass Veil Primer and the Bobbi Brown SPF Protective Base. I lucked out and my skin was unscathed from the silicone formula, and my skin and makeup looked amazing <3
As such, I most definitely will be stocking up on this primer whenever I pop into a Sephora, order it online or cross my fingers and hope that they open up a Smashbox counter here in Hong Kong <3