Today’s review is about my recent purchase from Smashbox, which has entered the Indian market this year. This foundation could be your next favourite if you have oily skin. Oil-free makeup gives your complexion a matte effect to make it appear smooth and soft, and this foundation proves that right. This foundation is a great investment for personal as well as professional use. Here’s why!
Price: INR 3300 for 30 ml
An oil-free, hydrating liquid foundation that gives you flawless skin for 15 hours. It’s tested to ensure that you look good in any light.
• Medium-to-full buildable coverage with a natural matte finish
• Blurs imperfections with light-diffusing spheres
• Stays put for 15 hours
• Lightweight, comfortable feel
• No touch-ups required
• Exercise-resistant, sweat-resistant & transfer-proof
• Ideal for all skin types
It arrives in a usual glass packaging with a pump (Aaahh, such a relief!). A pump is missing in MAC Studio Fix Foundation. The pump dispenses the perfect amount of foundation, according to how hard you press the pump.
The texture is very light and easy to blend. I would say I texture is very similar to Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation‘s texture – neither too heavy nor too runny. It easily survives the hot and humid climate. If you sweat a lot during summers, this one is perfect for you. It has a mild fragrance that reminds me of MAC Studio Fix Foundation.
My Experience with Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation:
This is my new favourite product! I apply the product on top of Clinique Universal Primer using a Beauty Blender. It provides medium to full coverage and sets very well without caking and settling into any fine lines or creases.
It helps in covering any pigmentation marks or any other unevenness on the skin but doesn’t help much in covering dark circles. This foundation definitely stays for a long period of time. I once applied it in the morning and it didn’t wear off until I slept at night.The consistency is lightweight and feels very hydrating on my skin. The problem was I couldn’t find the right shade for my complexion as Sephora India offers just 5-7 shades of this foundation!
I went to a store and had it tested. Shade 2.1 looked kind of okay, but with different types of light, I looked like I had a mask on. It’s a bit too light for me, so I mix it with my Mac Face and Body Foundation which again is a little dark for me. Smashbox 15 Hour Hydrating Foundation is completely matte and adding a few drops of Mac Face and Body Foundation makes my face quite glowy. So minor concealing with this foundation gives an overall great effect on the face.
This foundation gives the most natural finish, without fading or bleeding. Even after 12 hours, my foundation looks fresh. My blush and highlighter too are still there with barely any fading.
Pros of Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation:
• Suits sensitive skin
• Matte finish
• Transfer and sweat proof
• Buildable coverage
• Blends effortlessly
• Feels light on the skin
• Natural finish
• No cakey effect
• Available in 20 shades
• Stays for 10+ hours
Cons of Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation:
• Doesn’t add much glow to the face
IMBB Rating: 4.8/5
Would I Repurchase/Recommend Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation?
Yes to both. No matter what your skin type is, if you’re looking for a Holy Grail foundation and you’re not on a budget, then this one is a must-have.
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