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My New Holy Grail | Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Foundation Review

Monday, September 05, 2016

If you have been reading EmmysBeautyCave for a while you will know how much I love a good foundation and if you are new to my blog then Hello, I am Emmy a foundation junkie! I probably own around 30 foundations at the moment, it has become an addiction. I guess I just love finding that perfect base. I have found foundations I love but usually there is something missing but not anymore thanks to the Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Foundation which has fast become my holy grail.
Smashbox is a brand I always seem to forget about and I don't know why because they have so many incredible products. It was my mum who actually got this foundation first and she raved about it so I thought hey what not add another to my collection. Smashbox have given big claims for this foundation including:

Medium - Full Coverage
Oil Free But Still Hydrating Without The Shine
Sweat Proof and Transfer Proof
Blurs Imperfections

Very big claims! I was interested to see if it lived up to the expectations and put it to the test. I got the shade 1.1 Fair which is the third lightest shade. I was impressed to find Smashbox have this foundation in 22 shades! It goes from Porcelain to Espresso so there seems to be a shade for every skin tone which I think most brands seem to lack. They seem to have a colour system as they had Fair 1.1, Fair 1.15 (Peach Fair) and Fair 1.2 (Warm Fair) so it is kind of how MAC shades are. 

I was so happy to see this foundation came with a pump! I think all high end foundations should come with pumps with the amount of money we are paying!

Consistency | The consistency is runny but not watery. If you pump it onto your hand it won't drip down straight away but after a little while it will. 

Coverage | The coverage certainly impressed me. I have quite clear skin with slight scarring from very old breakouts on my chin and freckles across the top of my cheeks and nose. I do like a fuller coverage without it being cakey and heavy. This foundation instantly covered my blemishes and slight scarring on my chin. It blends like a dream! I found if you apply with a Beauty Blender it will be more of a medium coverage but I like to use either my Nanshy Buffer Brush or the Makeup Addiction Flat Top Kabuki Brush which both create a fuller coverage. 

Finish | I found it blurred my pores quite well, I have large pores around my nose and chin as I have extremely oily skin and they looked smaller. It leaves a matte finish but not the drying matte kind of finish. As I have oily skin I do always set my foundation with a powder. Once I had set everything it looked absolutely flawless! I couldn't believe how well my skin looked and it didn't feel heavy at all. 

Lasting Powder | Oh my oh my oh my! Insert heart emoji. The first time I used this was when I went out and had it on over 8 hours. Usually I touch up once during the day but I wanted to put this foundation to the test. After 8 hours I was amazed at how my makeup looked, it still looked like it did when I first applied it. I found I had the smallest and I mean smallest amount of shine on my chin and the outer corners of my nose. 

I can honestly say I have found my holy grail foundation! It does everything I want it to and more. I have been using this a few months now and my opinion hasn't changed. The Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Foundation retails for £29 which is on the high end side but for me I think every penny is worth it. I will be using this non stop from now on. 

You can buy the Smashbox Studio Skin Foundation from the Smashbox Website.
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