Over the year I’ve added some brilliant products to my makeup bag — from AERIN’s gorgeous lip gloss to Urban Decay’s 24/7 eye pencil — but my top 2012 beauty discovery has to be Smashbox’s Photo Finish Primer. I’ve been familiar with Smashbox Cosmetics for a couple of years (Lo Bosworth “worked” at the company in The Hills, remember?), but their products have only been widely available in the UK for a short period of time. And now that they’re here you’ve got to give Photo Finish Primer a try!
I’ve used various foundation primers in the past, and all of them have worked well, so I wasn’t expecting anything out of the ordinary from Smashbox. But I was honestly blown away. I have normal-ish skin and don’t usually suffer from blemishes, but my T-zone is always a little oily and in the winter my cheeks can get quite dry. Photo Finish is amazing because it balances out my face, creating a silky, powdery soft-texture for foundation. This means my makeup lasts longer and foundation is easier to apply. A win-win!
I’ve also tried O-Glow Cheek Colour, which is so so clever. The clear gel reacts to your skins “personal chemistry” and turns cheeks the colour you naturally blush in. It’s fun to use and creates a pretty look.
Are you a big fan of Smashbox Cosmetics? Do you like the sound of Photo Finish Primer?