Smashbox • High Definition Healthy FX Foundation • Foundations
|Would buy this product again.||49%|
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black, Medium Eyes: Brown
I have been using this for so many months, and it is a decent, but expensive product. There were days when the foundation looked great on my skin, and others when they didn't. It is pretty thick, and sometimes watery. I pump it on the back of my hand and when it comes out watery, I just tilt my hand so the watery stuff separates and runs off. It gives a medium coverage because I can still see some spots under it, but it helps even out everything. I guess it can be buildable coverage, but if I add another layer of this foundation on, it gets a little thicker and harder to smoothly apply - and then looks noticeable. The first layer looks more natural. It does last for a long time, but if I touch my face, it can come off. Maybe it's the oils on my face that build up after a couple hours, but I hate having to be careful not to touch my face. Sometimes I want to scratch my nose or something but instead I have to poke it because I don't want any foundation to come off haha. Sometimes, after a while, the foundation looked uneven on my smile line, so I would have to lightly wipe it to blend it back in. It didn't contribute to giving me break outs, and I like how there is an SPF and a pump (which once broke), though there are probably better foundations, but it also depends on your skin tone and type.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Buying this foundation was the worst mistake. It is too expensive for what it is. Firstly, it is so watery and really hard to mix with the actual foundation, it comes out of the pump like water. The colors are orange based, I ordered the color light but when on it is a cakey-orange blob on my face. Another problem with this foundation is the coverage is terrible, it didn't cover acne scars or even my freckles, which is my personal preference. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS PRODUCT! Although, there is one good thing about the brand, I emailed a complaint about the foundation and I didn't hear anything for 2 months until a package came from them with the complexion perfection box.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Preface: On the hunt for perfect foundation. I have fair, dry-combination skin, with a few red marks in my cheek/nose area. Other than that, I do not need a full-coverage product, just something that evens, covers where it needs to, and sinks into my skin correctly.
Oh, I wanted to love this so badly! The color was perfect, and I had high hopes that the thicker consistency would provide awesome coverage while still being a light-wear foundation. And it was SO close. The coverage was mostly flawless, and it didn't feel like I was wearing gallons of makeup. But it didn't absorb into my skin well at all -- it covered my pores awkwardly, and you could definitely tell I was wearing makeup. When I asked my boyfriend his honest opinion, he confirmed my suspicions saying it looked "powdery." I do have combination-dry skin in some places, so perhaps this would work better for those with oilier skin.. But perhaps not. My nose (oil & shine prevalent) had each pore perfectly outlined by Smashbox's HD.. Sadness. But I'll keep using the tester I have as an undereye concealer.. It works well there.
Bottom line: Won't repurchase. Doesn't absorb into skin well at all.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I bought this product over a year ago as my first real liquid foundation but I regret the purchase. It separates easily and gives MINIMAL coverage which drives me insane. It feels oily on the skin and the pump breaks very easily. It just stops working. It has happened to me with 2 different bottles. The longer you own the product the gloopy-er it gets and after a few months it feels gross to apply.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This product caused me too break out . I had to return it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Used the whole bottle, didn't hate it, but I probably won't repurchase. It never fully sinks in, or as a MAC counter girl told me once, "dries down," so if you like the dewy look, this is for you. If you hate accidentally brushing your face and leaving a scuff mark in your foundation, this isn't your stuff. Medium coverage.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Black
I really wanted to like this foundation but the colours were just too wrong. I tried 3 different shades (F1, F2, L1) to make sure but they all looked quite dark no matter how light I went. In the end it just resulted in the same colour which was orange. The more lighter you go the more pink and orange you look, I looked peachy! The darker shades make you look obviously tanned. I noticed these foundations don't have enough yellow in them hence why everything looks so orange. The feel of the foundation was smoothly soft and the pump was great but the only thing that let it down was essentially the colour range. They need to be more perfected. I also noticed the same problem with the studio fix foundation too. I would not recommend for Asian skin tones as they need some yellow tones to balance skin out and not be overloaded with orange. Foundations shades need to look like skin colours and not something artificial looking.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Decent foundation. It's lighter in coverage and texture than the Studio Skin. It also has a dewier finish than the supposedly-hydrating Studio Skin. The color does oxidize slightly. I would consider getting color-matched (taking the oxidizing into account) and trying the full-size.
This was part of the "Complexion Try It" kit in Light, so the shade is L3. I knew L3 would be slightly too dark because the Fair kit has shade F0, the fairest of the fair and too light for me. When applied, the L3 gives me the look of a slight tan…so this shade may work at the end of the summer.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Black
My skin tends to be a bit oily at times, but it's managable (not TOO oily), and it's extremely sensitive... which makes it acne-prone at times. Plus I have a medium-olive toned skin color.
THIS is why Smashbox FX foundation is so perfect for me! Seriously my skin NEVER breaks out when I wear it... and I wear it for about 6-8 hours a day with no problem.
BEST way to apply this for medium-full coverage: moisturize/prime skin, apply foundation, and then apply a light powder on top (I like to use Bare Minerals). And by doing this, my foundation will usually last me all day without a problem, and it'll cover up any blemish on my face without making me look cakey.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Fine Eyes: Brown
This review is based on mine and my Mother's use of this product as I bought it and it didn't work out for me at all. I have very oily skin and this foundation slipped right off my face, even with an oil-control primer under it. I hated it. My Mom has DRY skin however, and since we are the same shade, I gave it to her and she absolutely loves it. She uses the Smashbox primer w/Dermaxyl and this foundation over it. It does not look "makeupy," but very natural and glowy. She loves it so much that I had to review it for both of us. Besides, I can see how nice it looks on her, so I guess if your skin is oily, forget this, but if you're dry to normal, you might like it..