A219621 - smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Foundation with Brush
Hard to Remove?
1) This lasts all day, true.
2) Colors are tough to match to skin tone, ordered two and sent one back.
3) Needs lots of blending.
4) Hard to remove ALL of it! I use the Clarisonic 2x a day every day, I tried a waterproof make up remover, followed by First Aid pads, and used the Clarisonic a 3rd time it felt like wax on my face. The next day, the morning Clarisonic routine did nothing to help the residue.
*I am still debating returning it, but love the coverage it offers and long lasting ability. But, if I cannot remove it all what is the point?
Finally a make up that is true to its name
I have been looking for a stay on or no transfer make up for years. I have tried many. ...Im african american in my early 50's with oily and acne prone skin and I FINALLY found what I've been looking for. This makeup is awesome. Im a preacher and my makeup never stayed put, no matter what I used. I tried this last night at bible class and as usual I began sweating. Well when I touch my face with a paper towel nothing I mean nothing was on it. My makeup stayed in place. This stuff is great. I order a second bottle because I dont want to ever run out. Thanks Smashbox.
I think this product is for younger skin...
I tried the Light and it was way too light, I normally use Bobbi Brown's oil free tinted moisturizer in the Light and it's a perfect shade for a frame of reference. I also can wear Bobbi Brown's liquid foundation in the Natural but was not thrilled with her beige shades. Getting back to Smashbox, I also tried the Light-Med and it was the correct shade for me. Here's the problem. I suppose because I'm in my 50's I need a primer with this because it seemed too mask like and drying - even though I put a moisturizer underneath. With Bobbi Brown I never use a primer just a light moisturizer and the finish is beautiful. I always wanted to try Smashbox and obviously it's not right for me. I don't want to use a primer if I don't have to. Also, I loved the Smashbox brush. Best so far of any I tried. Will have to return Smashbox and stay with Bobbi Brown.
Wish I could have gotten this years ago!
There's probably not a "stay Put" foundation that I've not tried........... From the get go, this foundation has been exceptional! It glides on like silk, especially with the brush, although sometimes to cover my redness I use a sponge, doesn't feel thick and heavy on my skin, and it actually stays put. The day I got it I went outside in 80 degree weather and ran and it didn't move~! * The color can be a little tricky to match, so before I ordered I went to a local retailer (who was more expensive) and found my color.
Color Is Off...Medium made me look like a pumpkin.
Purchased the medium shade and while I tend to wear a medium that is a bit on the tan side....this was not tan...IT WAS ORANGE! Have never seen a medium shade that contains that much orange pigmentation in it. Was in the middle of a move so did not get to try until it was past my 30 days or it would have returned it for a better color. I gave it a three because the texture/formula of the makeup is nice and the foundation brush was luxurious. Like all Smashbox brushes-this one is just to die for! I have faith that Smashbox will go back to the drawing board and create a more user-friendly "MEDIUM"...The shade that is being sold now-is more suitable for someone that needs a golden (almost a spary tan orange shade) beige. Sorry Smashbox I usually love your products but this one needs a little work..As a non-hands on buyer-we are just at a disadvantage-unless we have our colors matched beforehand at a department store-we don't know if your varied foundations are spot on or off - as far as color goes. Again, the texture is always superb! The Medium since it is the most popular shade-needs to be a more universal shade of Medium. I still replied that I would recommend this product to a friend because as I mentioned-it is a good formulation...as far as the feel of the makeup on your skin and the ease of application-but a note to those friends - would be to go to a dept. store and match their skintone first. Oh and Girls - Grab the glowing powder (see below) you use like a blush before applying your actual blush to your face-it gives an awesome ethereal glow-unreal product. Gives you that youthful glow you had in your 20's...also the Mega-palette is well worth the cost-so much product. There are a lot of smashbox "MUST-HAVES" on QVC. Just if you are unsure of the color...check them out first at a beauty supply store like Ulta or a major Dept. Store. I found my correct shades at Ulta and am getting ready to order them from the Q (because of course they have the best prices on single components and kits/collections). Seriously-the brushes included in the kits, etc from QVC-you will want to collect all the brushes you can when you see what retail is charging for them individually.
After seeing this on air I thought this was going to be my new foundation....WRONG! This product did not cover any flaws yet it felt so heavy on my skin. When I received it the pump splurted all over my rug (defect I guess) but overall this was a horrible foundation. The HALO is exceptional!
A Nice Option for Oily Skin
This is a nice foundation if you have oily skin and want medium to full coverage. It really lasts too! The packaging says it's hydrating, but it's also oil-free and if you have dry skin you would definately need to moisturize underneath. I'm a neutral fair skin tone and I do find the fair pretty yellow, but wearable. Also I think the coverage lighter and it little more natural looking if you use either a stippling brush or your fingers to apply it. I also use BE bisque as a concealer in certain areas over it as opposed to anything heavy and creamy to keep it looking natural. Its a little less dewy but more long wearing than Tarte's amazonian clay full coverage foundation (also a fav of mine).
Best Foundation Ever
I bought this in a medium shade and I love it! It goes on so easy, feels so good on my skin and lasts all day. Easily covers imperfections in my skin tone.
I have oily skin and have tried other long wear foundations. This one is fantastic!!!! It looks great on, lasts forever and looks great the whole time, which is important to me cause i put it on at 4am and am buisy the whole day with work and three kids. I'm a mom that likes to try and make myself look nice so if I'm going to take the time to put it on I want it to stay on, and this does that and more. Also a huge plus is that it looks fantastic in pictures!!!! It doesn't have that white cast to it that other long wear foundations have, so no ghost face!!! I love it!!!! SMASHBOX PLEASE DON'T EVER STOP MAKING THIS!!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!! :)
I ordered this after seeing the presentation. I've been using BE for the past few years and do love it but at times just wanted more coverage. I put this on early and when I get home in the evening, it's still covering. I also find that my blush lasts better and I don't have to touchups during the day. I'm very happy with this foundation. Hope you don't discontinue it. Thanks Smashbox.
I'm in my 40s and have used BE for the past few years to be kind to my acne prone skin, but the lack of coverage was frustrating and not flattering. I do not usually like the feel or smell of liquid makeup but ordered this on a whim and LOVE IT! Love the brush, too. I've been using it for a few weeks and my skin is healthier and clearer than it has been in years, the coverage is great, it does not smell and does not feel like a mask.
not bad but very yellow and kind of dry not worth the price