smashbox photo finish foundation primer


deetz for my last selfies bc @esiban asked and i’ll jump at any opportunity to talk makeup

FACE: smashbox photo finish foundation primer, benefit erase paste for color correcting in medium, nars pure radiant tinted moisturizer in iceland, tarte shape tape concealer in fair, makeup forever HD powder, bareminerals ready blush in the natural high, becca pressed skin finish in champagne pop

BROWS/EYES: anastasia beverly hills brow definer in chocolate, nyx brow gel in chocolate, anastasia beverly hills modern renaissance palette, l'oréal carbon black voluminous mascara

LIPS: nars audacious lipstick in jane

mitchy-fleur  asked:

Could you recommend me foundations primers that suitable for dry skin? Thank you! :)

Primers are often reserved and targeted towards those with oily, combination and acne prone skin with large pores and dry skin types often get forgotten about. Mattifying, oil free primers are great if you need your makeup to last all day or have oily skin, but on a day to day basis they can be a bit too much for dry skin. Overtime I’ve tried many primers, some bad, some good and some great. I’ve tried ones for every skin type under the sun and every skin condition/concern and as someone with dry skin myself here are some of my favourites.

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LOOK OF THE WEEK: Gilded Prom Look 

Products used:

Face:  Smashbox photo finish primer, It cosmetics bye bye foundation, Maybelline Fit me concealer,  Trish McEvoy highlight and contour palette. 

Eyes: NYX Proof it Primer, Lancome ‘Canary Chic’ eye shadow palette, Revlon the skinny liquid liner, Smashbox full exposure mascara

Lips: Lancome lip liner in ‘rouge’, Lancome lipstick in ‘red addiction’ 


LOOK OF THE WEEK : Burgundy Smokey Eye AKA: how I did my makeup for prom 

Products used:

face:  Smashbox photo finish primer, It cosmetics bye bye foundation, Elf Concealer highlight duo,  Lancome blush, highlight + contour pallet ‘Nectar Lace’, Clinique blush in ‘mocha pink’  

Eyes: NYX Proof it Primer, Clinique chubby shadow stick ‘bountiful beige’, Clinique shadows in ‘lucky penny’ and ‘black honey’, Chanel eyeshadow ‘ trace’,  Revlon The Skinny black liquid liner, Dior Maximeyes mascara 

Lips: Lancome lipstick in ‘trendy mauve’ 

What's the point of makeup primers??

This is a question I also get often…and a good one at that!  Most makeup primers contain silicone, which temporarily fills in pores and fine lines and bonds with your makeup so it lasts longer!  It also gives you a smoother finish!

Here are some great primers to try out!

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer: $32-$49

**Even comes in a smaller travel size for $16!

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Revlon Beyond Natural Smoothing Primer: $12

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L'Oreal Studio Secrets Magic Perfecting Base: $10

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Urban Decay Primer Potion: $18

**This is GREAT for your lids when applying your shadow!

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ATTN: Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer

PSA for anyone who uses makeup:

I’ve used Smashbox’s Photo Finish Foundation primer as my go-to foundation primer for a long while now. Recently I began to breakout horrible all over my chin and forehead, two areas where I usually never get any acne. I asked my mom what she suggested and she told me she had the same problem in the same places I had while she was wearing Smashbox’s Photo Finish primer.
Apparently the primer has SILICONE in it which had began to build up and irritate my skin, even though I exfoliate every night.
I’ve stopped using the primer in my everyday makeup routine and I’ve found that there’s already a dramatic difference in how my skin looks and feels.
I urge anyway who owns the Photo Finish primer to unscrew the top and look in the lid and (if you use it everyday or often) you’ll notice the build up of little pieces of gel from the silicone.