Overall rating
3.7
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61%
would repurchase
3.7
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Overall rating
61%
would repurchase

Latest Smashbox Reviews

Studio Skin Full Coverage 24 Hour Foundation

My Shade: 1.1 My Other Foundation Matches: Too Faced Born This Way (Porcelain), Nars Sheer Glow (Deauville), MAC Studio Fix Fluid (NC15) Recently my skin had been breaking out so I needed to find a full coverage foundation. After a great experience with Smashbox’s original Studio Skin foundation, I decided to try the Full Coverage 24 Hour version. This is Smashbox’s newest foundation release. It comes packaged in a squeeze tube. It is a creamy texture, and extremely pigmented - they seriously mean full coverage! A little goes a long way, you only need a very small amount to cover your face. Using too much can look too heavy and mask-like. Needing only a small amount is great as it means you will take a long time to finish the tube, and as this foundation is expensive this is a bonus! It applies easily with fingers, brush or a damp sponge - making is great for travel. It covers all blemishes, imperfections and discolouration. It also looks fairly natural on the skin. The finish is matte - so it is great for oily skin types. My natural oil does come through during the day, but it is definitely reduced by the foundation. It blends into the skin easily. It lasts all day, through heat, humidity, rain and sweating. I have worn it for upwards of 15 hours with no fading. I also don’t need to set with powder or spray. All my other makeup products blend easily over it. This is by far my favourite foundation for a full coverage look. I am so glad I discovered this product!

Studio Skin Full Coverage 24 Hour Foundation
5.0
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14 days ago

My Shade: 1.1 My Other Foundation Matches: Too Faced Born This Way (Porcelain), Nars Sheer Glow (Deauville), MAC Studio Fix Fluid (NC15) Recently my skin had been breaking out so I needed to find a full coverage foundation. After a great experience with Smashbox’s original Studio Skin foundation, I decided to try the Full Coverage 24 Hour version. This is Smashbox’s newest foundation release. It comes packaged in a squeeze tube. It is a creamy texture, and extremely pigmented - they seriously mean full coverage! A little goes a long way, you only need a very small amount to cover your face. Using too much can look too heavy and mask-like. Needing only a small amount is great as it means you will take a long time to finish the tube, and as this foundation is expensive this is a bonus! It applies easily with fingers, brush or a damp sponge - making is great for travel. It covers all blemishes, imperfections and discolouration. It also looks fairly natural on the skin. The finish is matte - so it is great for oily skin types. My natural oil does come through during the day, but it is definitely reduced by the foundation. It blends into the skin easily. It lasts all day, through heat, humidity, rain and sweating. I have worn it for upwards of 15 hours with no fading. I also don’t need to set with powder or spray. All my other makeup products blend easily over it. This is by far my favourite foundation for a full coverage look. I am so glad I discovered this product!


Step-by-Step Contour Kit
5.0
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20 days ago

I'm kicking myself for waiting like 5 years to buy this. I eyed it many a times, but I'm usually just too lazy to contour and I felt like this wasn't something I would use. I've been watching a lot of john Maclean videos lately who reminded me of my love for Mac omega. After a week of using a small eyeshadow to contour I decided to pull the trigger on the smashbox bc I always felt those would be the ideal shades *for me* for a contour palette. On my neutral n20ish slightly olive toned skin this palette is amazing! The contour shade indeed looks like a contour. My biggest issue w contour is that the will oxidize warm with my yellow undertones, however, if they are too cool, they will look dirty. Ie fenty amber looks like dirt on my face, but then mac sculpt settles into some weird terracotta shade. The contour in smashbox is a believable shadowy tone. The bronzer is perfect. It looks like it will be dark, but it isn't at all. It's not too warm, I think the undertone is a tad red, as opposed to orange, which I personally love in a bronzer bc on me that's a realistic bronze tone. The yellow shade doesn't show too well as a highlighter on me, but it does work nicely to blend out the contour shade. I actually use it quite a bit. It will set my eyeshadow primer in a pinch. It's not bad as a subtle nose highlight if I contour my nose. I'm usually anti face palettes bc there's always at least one shade not getting used. But I love all of these shades! Please makeup gods, I pray this doesn't get dc. I love it so much. Since getting it I've found it difficult to reach for other cheek products.

Step-by-Step Contour Kit
5.0
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20 days ago

I'm kicking myself for waiting like 5 years to buy this. I eyed it many a times, but I'm usually just too lazy to contour and I felt like this wasn't something I would use. I've been watching a lot of john Maclean videos lately who reminded me of my love for Mac omega. After a week of using a small eyeshadow to contour I decided to pull the trigger on the smashbox bc I always felt those would be the ideal shades *for me* for a contour palette. On my neutral n20ish slightly olive toned skin this palette is amazing! The contour shade indeed looks like a contour. My biggest issue w contour is that the will oxidize warm with my yellow undertones, however, if they are too cool, they will look dirty. Ie fenty amber looks like dirt on my face, but then mac sculpt settles into some weird terracotta shade. The contour in smashbox is a believable shadowy tone. The bronzer is perfect. It looks like it will be dark, but it isn't at all. It's not too warm, I think the undertone is a tad red, as opposed to orange, which I personally love in a bronzer bc on me that's a realistic bronze tone. The yellow shade doesn't show too well as a highlighter on me, but it does work nicely to blend out the contour shade. I actually use it quite a bit. It will set my eyeshadow primer in a pinch. It's not bad as a subtle nose highlight if I contour my nose. I'm usually anti face palettes bc there's always at least one shade not getting used. But I love all of these shades! Please makeup gods, I pray this doesn't get dc. I love it so much. Since getting it I've found it difficult to reach for other cheek products.

Photo Finish Hydrating Under Eye Primer

I used this up but I would not repurchase, I think this is meh it doesn’t really do anything other then make my under eyes a little bit brighter. Does not prevent my concealer from creeping into fine lines or looking cakey either. Also expensive for the amount you get, I prefer to use a good eye cream or the Becca corrector over this.

Photo Finish Hydrating Under Eye Primer
2.0
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23 days ago

I used this up but I would not repurchase, I think this is meh it doesn’t really do anything other then make my under eyes a little bit brighter. Does not prevent my concealer from creeping into fine lines or looking cakey either. Also expensive for the amount you get, I prefer to use a good eye cream or the Becca corrector over this.