Smashbox 24 Hour Photofinish Shadow Primer Review
Here's a review on Smashbox 24 Hour Photofinish Shadow Primer.
Price: Around P1,000.00+
Bought From: Free
Other Locations: Available in Beauty Bar stores
Smashbox has built a brand new business around their primers-I don't know about you, but methinks because of the primers, Smashbox has established themselves not only as a PRO makeup brand, but also a Primer brand. It seems that when a makeup newbie asks for a list of must- try primers, Smashbox is always part of the list! That said, here's a new must- try Smashbox primer in my books: Smashbox 24 Hour Photofinish Shadow Primer. It's like UDPP, but cheaper and has way more product!
SMASHBOX 24 HOUR PHOTOFINISH SHADOW PRIMER IN DETAIL
Smashbox said that this studio- tested eye primer can withstand Yoga Classes to after- hour cocktails with your girls. It promises 24 hour staying power, intensifies color, sweat and humidity- resistance, and prevents creasing, color transfer, and smudging. It comes in one shade only called Barely There Sheer.
Size is 0.41oz 12ml whereas the repackaged UDPP is at 0.37oz or 11ml. Price in US dollars is similar ($20), but with Smashbox, you get an extra 1ml. Product comes in a travel- friendly squeeze tube.
More about this awesome eyeshadow partner after the break!
Similarity between UDPP is very striking: Smashbox and UDPP almost have the same shade, a sheer, flesh pink- toned one, but the former has micro shimmer that evens out the skin tone on the lids quite well.
Smashbox has a silicone- like texture and blends easily. However, if I put a lot, the surface of my lid becomes a little sticky and I'm having a hard time blending the eyeshadows so I only use a tiny dot on each lid-that's enough to cover each area without getting the sticky feel. This product has a virtually transparent coverage so yellow- toned gals won't have any problem with it even if it's pink- toned.
SMASHBOX 24 HOUR PHOTOFINISH SHADOW PRIMER IN ACTION
Eyeshadows with the primer
Regarding the color- intensifying promise, I find that it makes colors appear a lil' bolder, but not enough to make me go and say HALLELUJAH-I'm not complaining though because it works just right for me!
After 11 hours
So I went to a meeting at 1 P.M., attended an event, lounged in Starbucks and worked on some proposals and blog posts, my BF picked me up at 10pm, had dinner around 10:30pm, got home at 12 midnight, and this is what my eye makeup looked like after 11 hours. There was color fading, but it was insignificant and look at how the primer kept the look intact! I'd like to quote McDonald's on this one: I'M LOVIN' IT! :D
Smashbox 24 Hour Photofinish Shadow Primer is a wonderful investment for those who love wearing eyeshadows on a daily basis-with just a small amount, it keeps your eye makeup look fresh and from transferring. If you wear eyeshadows rarely-like I do-it will take you a long time to finish the tube-just make sure to store it in a cool place and seal the cap right away after taking what you need to prolong its shelf life.
SMASHBOX 24 HOUR PHOTOFINISH SHADOW PRIMER RATING
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