I was lucky enough to get myself this bottle of foundation free on a promotion Smashbox were doing last Friday, where the first 20 people to their local Smashbox counter got a bottle of foundation just by showing that they liked their facebook page. How could I say no to that?!
I got the shade 1.1, which is the palest shade available. Although this wasn’t colour matched to me in store, it is the perfect shade for me as it blends well into my skin and helps to cover up some of my freckles. The swatch shown above is on my hand which is even paler than my face and also isn’t completely blended in.
The Studio Skin Foundation is £28, comes in a beautiful glass bottle with matte black pump and is very well reviews on the Smashbox website. I have only applied it with my fingers so far, but it is very easy to spread out and blend in. And boy is it long wearing! I previously used Smashbox Liquid Halo Foundation and would find that it melted off my face quite a lot by the end of a long day at work, but this doesn’t. Even though I could see how much better coverage I had, I was still surprised at how much foundation came off onto my cotton pads when taking this off for the first time. In fact, I had to use two to get it all off as there was so much product still on.
The formula of the Studio Skin is thicker than Liquid Halo and doesn’t contain any SPF, but it really does help with greasy skin and to cover up blemishes, freckles and scars. Despite being thicker, it doesn’t feel heavy on my skin. All in all, I am very pleased with this foundation and will happily keep using it. Do I think it’s worth £28? Well, if it lasts as long as my Liquid Halo (which I got in February and is still going), then yes!
In the picture above, I have the Studio Skin foundation on with powder over the top, as I wear it. You can still see some blemish marks because I am having seriously bad breakouts lately, but I also haven’t put any other concealer over them. What you can actually see here looks a lot better than my skin without the foundation on (I am really suffering with redness at the moment), but I think you’ll agree that it also doesn’t look like I’m wearing a thick layer of make up or that I look in any way orange.
All in all, this is a really great product from Smashbox and I am really pleased to have got a full sized bottle of this for free because I am going to keep using it!
What do you think of Smashbox? Have you tried any of their foundations?