Friday, May 1

Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water

For someone who has really dry/eczema-prone skin, I love primers and setting sprays. They're great to prevent foundation from going patchy (eurgh, never a good look!). I've repurchased and loved MAC Fix+ for a few years and never really come across anything similar which I personally felt was worth purchasing over. I'd heard so much about Smashbox primers, so when I saw this I instantly added to my wishlist and for my 21st birthday, decided to splash out and pick it up. Here's my verdict...

First impressions I wasn't sure, I couldn't work out if it was actually doing anything. It wasn't until about two weeks later that I started spraying it before AND after applying make-up, so essentially using as a primer and a setting spray. I then really started to notice how amazing my skin was! Even during my 'time of the month' when my skin always breaks out, it was clear and fresh. I had more make-up free days than normal because I was feeling so confident.

I couldn't understand why my skin was so lovely because my diet hadn't changed and neither had any of my skincare or daily make-up. The only thing I'd changed was this and now after a solid 6 weeks of using it, I can honestly say I'm quite confident it's the source to helping keep my skin clear AND keeping my make-up on! WIN!

I went to a Smashbox event for the launch of their new contour sticks last night and I was chatting to the make up artists about it. They explained that it's because the product is silicone-free and contains a thing called electrolytes to wake up skin and restore moisture, hence why my face has probably been feeling fresher!

If that doesn't highlight just how much I love this well then...I love it. A lot. MAC Fix+ is very much on par, I like them both but this actually primes my face too which is amazing. It's a super light-weight mist with a gorgeous rose scent too. I know it looks like water in a bottle but honestly, I'd 100% recommend.

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