Trying out this guy today from @smashboxcosmeticsme … Got a sample with my @sephora order. I mixed it in with my @lorealmakeup Infallible Foundation. I set my face with the @lauramerciermiddleeast Translucent Setting Powder. First impressions – it is not greasy at all and absorbed beautifully. It made my skin's texture strangely velvet like and I really like the finish. Let's see if it helps with longevity and how oily it gets during the day. #newrelease #makeup #bbloggers #beauty #smashbox @smashboxcosmetics #cosmetics #productreview #firstimpressions #dubai @sephoramiddleeast #sephoraME #sephora #beautyblog #blog #projectmakeup #potd #motd #fotd #igersdubai #dxb #dubaibloggers #UAEBloggers
I had heard a lot of great things about the Smashbox Priming Water, so I wanted to check this product out. The product comes with huge claims, including:
- Create an ideal canvas for makeup application
- Reduce appearance of dry fine lines
- Increased moisture in just 4 weeks
I just mixed this in with my L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matt Foundation and applied it to my face using my fingers. I then set my makeup with the Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder.
I did really like the way my foundation went on – it was smooth, easier to blend, and the end result was great. I also felt hydrated, but not oily, as this oil was quickly absorbed into the skin. I also didn’t feel like I got any more oily than usual through out the day.
I don’t think this does anything to extend the longevity of the makeup, though. On the claim of increased moisture to the skin, we will just have to wait and see 🙂
Smashbox also states that this oil can be used in a number of ways, such as applying it to dry cuticles or the ends of the hair.
Overall, I think it is a good product, but doesn’t necessarily do anything that another oil won’t do. Wayne Goss posted this tip ages ago (here) about mixing in a drop of oil with your foundation.
Do you use facial oils, and do you mix them with your foundation? x