So the other day this dropped through my letter box and I squeaked with excitement. I always look at smashbox and never know if I should take the plunge so having to opportunity to try it out for a few days. I received a few sachets and tried it over a week with a few different looks/make up products.
So I tried the primer over several days trying to get the most from it and fully put it to the test.
It has a thick creamy texture, that feels very gritty and drying. From the moment I put it on the back of my hand I couldn’t see how it was going to work but I thought I’d go for it it. It instantly smoothed into the skin but I noticed no visible change to my skin. After I applied my make up top, the first day with my L’Oreal True Match Perfection foundation and it just didn’t sit right, my whole make up didn’t look right no matter how much blending and work I did it just wasn’t sitting right.
Later in the week I tried it with my Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation, my ultimate favourite go to foundation. Still endless blending and I got it to look okay but after and morning in the library my make up wasn’t staying put and my skin felt dry desperate for hydration. So despite giving it a damn good go its drying, think and reduced my makeups staying power. I’m so disappointed as I had high hopes for smash box yet I am glad I did not have to pay for it and haven’t wasted the £25.00 for 30ml.
I wouldn’t recommend it, although I am yet to find the holy grail primer this time save your money. Let me know what primers you love at the moment and what I should try out.