Today I want to talk about a foundation that’s quickly become one of my favs in my rotation, the Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation.. phew that’s a mouthful.
This foundation is marketed to appear the same on the skin in all lighting (natural daylight, horrible office lights, etc.) That claim drew me in because we all have that one full coverage foundation that looks great when we apply it indoors and then we see it in our rear view mirror of our car and it is cake-town. My favorite way to apply this is with a damp beauty blender for a flawless finish!
Smashbox claims this is a medium-full buildable foundation which I agree with. I wear it to work most days and it is the perfect amount of coverage. I also love that I can blot my skin with this foundation and the foundation doesn’t budge. WIN! It keeps oil at bay for a few hours though, but like I said even after touching up it looks good.
This foundation is oil free which is something I always look for as I am prone to break outs. It is also water based which is interesting. Many of Smashbox’s primers that they are famous for are silicone based, therefore I don’t recommend wearing them under this foundation. Stick with a water-based primer such as Rimmel’s Stay Matte Primer (and it’s under $6.00, can’t beat that)!