Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Foundation
This fragrance-free liquid foundation housed in a pump bottle blends on well and sets to a matte finish that stays put throughout the day, but the 15-hour claim is really pushing it; after 15 hours, there isn't going to be much foundation left; at the very least, it doesn't stay looking just applied for that long. The texture and finish are best for normal to oily or combination skin, including breakout-prone skin.
With over 10 shades, ranging from fair to deep, you're likely to find a color that suits your skin tone. Coverage is in the medium range, which makes it ideal for minor skin tone issues or small imperfections.
- Liquid texture blends on seamlessly, providing medium coverage.
- Matte finish that stays put.
- Several flattering, neutral shades, ranging from fair to deep.
Two interesting things about Smashbox are that its name refers to the early, accordion-style cameras and that Smashbox is first and foremost a Hollywood-based photography studio. The company's creators, Dean and Davis Factor, have their heritage in makeuptheir great-grandfather was the legendary makeup artist Max Factor. The makeup, which debuted in 1996, began as a collection of trendy and fashion-forward colors coupled with a pleasingly neutral palette of foundations, concealers, and powders. Nowadays, there are exceptional options to choose from, but also some color products that fall short due to too sheer formulas or other issues noted in their respective reviews.
Where Smashbox has lived up to their Hollywood makeup pedigree is with a few standout formulas, including impressive lip products as well as excellent foundations, BB and CC cream options. Of course, the brand is also well-known for their range of makeup primerswhether thats a necessary step is up for debatebut nevertheless they do offer a few products in this category that are worth considering.
For more information about Smashbox, now owned by Estee Lauder visit www.smashbox.com.
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