In order to combat the redness on my face, I was looking out eagerly for a color-correcting primer. While surfing the net, I came across this color-correcting range of primers from Smashbox.
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I was also interested in a color-correcting, oil-free primer that had good skin care ingredients, as I wanted to skip the moisturizer. On reading reviews about color-correcting primers and also going through the Smashbox website, I saw that there are different coloured primers according to the needs of your skin. The blue colour is for extra hydration, the lavender one is to correct dull or sallow skin, the beige one is a luminizing primer, the pink one contains SPF, the apricot-toned one is to counteract discolourations and dark spots and, of course, the clear one is a basic primer for all skin types.
I bought this from an e-shopping website and it came unboxed but brand new. It comes in a rectangular see-through plastic bottle. This has a nozzle-pump kind of dispenser.
How the Product is Described by Smashbox:
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Color correcting, wrinkle reducing, and dark spot defying – talk about a miracle product! Create a perfect canvas for foundation application and even out skin tone with this silky, lightweight blend of antioxidants and vitamins A and E. The formula helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and pores for visibly softer, younger-looking skin. Wear under foundation or alone for a velvety-smooth finish. Counteracts discoloration and dark spots too. ADJUST is green-toned to reduce redness.
US $38 for 30 ml.
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My Take on Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting Primer (Adjust):
Let me share with you gals my experience with this primer. After washing my face, it turns really red and takes a while to settle down, but even then, there is a pinkish tone. I also blush easily on my face and neck. I applied a small blob of this primer to my skin directly without using a moisturizer. After absorption, my skin felt really smooth and silky. Also, I noticed a significant reduction in the noticeable redness on my face, which looked almost not there after application of foundation.
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The open pores also seemed to look reduced. I have used this with different kinds of foundation – powder , liquid , mousse foundation and also just with pressed powder. Each time I have checked the condition of my skin after a few hours. At first, I thought to myself how unusually different my skin looked. Then I realized what it was. There was no oily shine and my foundation looked as fresh as ever! I also noticed a subtle kind of glow to my skin. In fact, the very first day I used it, one of my friends asked me which skin care products I was using these days! I am really pleased with the performance of this primer as it suits my skin’s needs completely.
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Pros of Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting Primer (Adjust):
• Oil-free primer.
• Contains skin care ingredients, so if you have really oily skin, you can do without a moisturiser.
• Only a small amount is required to be used.
• Gives a perfectly smooth canvas to your face for applying makeup.
• Reduces redness significantly.
• Controls oily shine for at least 3 to 4 hours.
• Reduces appearance of fine lines.
• Gives a subtle glow to the skin.
• Temporarily improves the overall appearance of the skin.
• Did not cause any breakouts on my sensitive skin.
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Cons of Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting Primer (Adjust):
•Not available in India.
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Will I Buy Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting Primer (Adjust) Again?
I would definitely buy this again, as I’m really impressed with this product.
4.5 on 5 (minus 0.5 for the cons mentioned above).
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