Last month, I mentioned that I was trying a new foundation primer: Smashbox’s Photo Finish Color Correcting Foundation Primer (wow– long name!). Prior to trying Smashbox, I was pretty happy with “PrimeTime” primer by BareMinerals (which I wrote about here and here). While my foundation stayed on longer with PrimeTime, it didn’t do anything for the redness in my cheeks (which I hate).
And then I came across this little gem by Smashbox:
What it is: A revolutionary foundation primer formula that helps fill in fine lines and even out discoloration for a seamless finish.
What it does: The experts at Smashbox Studios Los Angeles know that a flawless, print-worthy image requires retouching and color-correcting. This revolutionary lightweight, oil-free, skin-perfecting primer formula can be worn alone or under foundation to increase its longevity. This silky blend of antioxidants, vitamins A and E, and soothing botanicals, like soy, lemongrass, and orchid complex, rejuvenates and refines.
What else you need to know: Adjust: green-toned to reduce redness and correct botchy skintone. Blend: apricot-toned to even out skintone and specifically counteract dark spots including brown spots. Balance: lavender-toned to brighten dull or sallow skin and even out skintone.
I’ve been using this colour correcting primer since early February, and I really, truly love the product! I use the green primer (since I have issues with redness), and it pretty much reduces the redness instantly! And of course, it helps keep your foundation stay on longer (like PrimeTime). I actually find that Smashbox’s primer is a little more silky-soft than PrimeTime (does that make sense?). I love the product so much, that I ended up purchasing a few tubes before leaving Toronto last month!
Have issues with your skin tone and the longevity of your foundation? Definitely give Smashbox’s Photo Finish Primer a try! I give it five stars, for sure!