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Smashbox Studio Skin Foundation

Smashbox Studio Skin Foundation Hot

September 30, 2011  
 
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Smashbox Studio Skin Foundation

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Hot studio lights usually mean lots of complexion touch-ups-but not anymore! Stay picture-perfect for a full 15 hours with our breakthrough long-wearing formula, developed to withstand intense on-set conditions. Skin is hydrated and shine-free, while imperfections are blurred with light-diffusing spheres. • Buildable medium-to-full coverage• Water, sweat, humidity and transfer resistant • Oil-free, and helps control oil

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Perfect

I love it! When I was first approached in store, I was very skeptical because I have tried so many foundations. This one however finally gave me everything I wanted. It matched perfectly to my skin tone and you can't even see its there. It dries on my skin and leaves it matt (I have very oily skin). But most importantly it does not leave stains on my clothes. I recommend it 100%.

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STUDIO WIN

THIS. FOUNDATION. Omg. I have really tricky skin for foundation, quite oily and acne prone, so difficult to find something that (a) stays on and (b) has good coverage. I discovered Mac Studio Fix Fluid and fell in love, used that for a few years. But their policy on animal testing in China just kept bugging me, so I gave this Studio Skin a try (as from 2017, Smashbox doesn't test on animals). AAAHHH. I love it so much. It is so beautifully spreadable and buildable, has such amazing coverage I hardly ever wear concealor, and really does stay on for 15 hours. The price is PAINFUL, but compared to other foundations in its class, it's pretty comparable. It also lasts for up to 3 months because you don't have to reapply every 6 hours, so #worthit.

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4.5
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3.5
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Sample lover

I got a sample of this foundation because I wanted to find my shade after hearing all the rave about it. Whilst the price point was a little out of my budget at the time, I am definitely buying a full size - I am saving for it. It is super easy to apply and even better to blend out. After struggling with acne for a bit, it was really hard to find a foundation that lasted the whole day without cracking or looking weird. This foundation was amazing and looked the same throughout the whole day. It didn't feel cakey or as heavy as other foudnations felt on my skin and I loved that.

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3.8
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4.5
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Smashbox Studio Skin

I found the shade (2.25) to suit my skin tone better than most other foundations. It definitely is an amazing colour for me personally. It has a satin finish which I LOVE an is more of a sheer to medium coverage, but is build-able if you prefer a fuller coverage. It's also comfortable on the skin with minimal transfer so you don't mind layering it on for that fuller coverage! I would buy it again..but unfortunately my budget can't afford it anymore.

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(Updated: December 15, 2017)
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3.7
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Smashbox Studio Skin Foundation

I've found this foundation matches really really well with my skin tone and blends seamlessly into my skin. However, I've found that I have to put on about three layers to get good coverage - otherwise any marks/pimples on your face are still completely visible.
It's a buildable foundation, so you can put on multiple layers for you preferred coverage.
I wear this when I go out to night clubs, and it stays put the WHOLE night with absolutely no creasing, it doesn't come off when I blot my face or rub off on clothes.
I apply mine with a damp beauty blender and set it with MAC studio fix powder.

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(Updated: July 30, 2017)
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5.0
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5.0
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Smashbox Studio Skin Foundation

This foundation is pretty new to my collection, but I have tested it with a few different products in a few different scenarios.

Us oily skin girlz tend to steer clear from foundations that mention "hydrating", but when I saw that some of my favourite Youtube influencers really loved it - I knew I had to try this one for myself.

There are quite a few different shades for multiple skin tones. For shade ref, I am NC20-25 in MAC and 2.1 in the Studio Skin.

The foundation comes with a pump and for full coverage, I use 3 pumps. 2 pumps will give you a medium coverage. In my opinion, this foundation is buildable.

It performs very well on my oily self when paired with a primer and powder. I do get dewy around the 5 hour mark, but what really impresses me is that it does not move at all.

It does not separate or transfer. It does not wipe off when you blot. Except for it not being as matte as Double Wear, it definitely stays on like Double Wear.

It also does not just sit ontop of the skin, it blends very well to look like skin. Overall, I am really happy with it and will definitely repurchase and recommend.

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4.3
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Smashbox Studio Fix

I am totally in love with this product!

I got it on sale at Woolies so it didn't break the bank that bad for me (and lucky for me I'm very pale, so the lightest shades seem to always be on sale).

I have very oily skin, so it does tend to shine later in the day, but not as bad as other high end products I've tried. I literally pump two pumps into my Real Techniques Buffing brush and buff my entire skin with it. It has a great cover, it builds really well and the colour is an amazing match! It stays on all day, it's so smooth on my skin and just looks amazing!

I've tried many different products before but this one is really really a great product.
I do agree, a bit pricey, but really a great investment and it will last for some time!
Thepump top is great for those of us who tend to use too much product, you can really control the amount you use.

I love it!

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4.3
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Covers Acne Scars

I love this foundation for the simple fact that it does it's job without the need of a primer or concealer. Less makeup is required, and it gives a natural look. The product is oil-fee so I dont breakout after long wear. This has become a staple for me!

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Smashbox Studio skin foundation

I know that I have found the right foundation when I have bought at least 7 bottles so far! This foundation truly impresses and is my ultimate favourite. I am using Colour 2.2 which is Light Golden Beige and I love how this foundation matches my skin tone so perfectly. The foundation looks luminous and not like a mask. This foundation is highly pigmented so little is needed to achieve flawless results. I set my foundation with Halo loose powder and voila, I am ready to go! The true test of any foundation is when you look at your face come midday. With this amazing foundation, my skin still looks perfect in the afternoon. No touch ups needed! A little word of warning though, please ensure that every bit of the foundation is removed as this is a long wearing formula and you don't want any makeup to be left on your skin as it could result in breakouts! Overall, i am throughly impressed and will continue to buy this foundation!

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Perfect finish!

The Studio Skin 15 hour wear hydrating foundation is a SUPERB buy. It glides on easily on my super sensitive skin, without causing any irritaion. The foundation does not transfer on my clothes or hands and wears very well throughout the day without any need for re-application. The foundation leaves a semi-matte finish without being too drying on my skin. The only negative aspect would be that it does not layer well (not buildable even the product claims this). The product provides medium rather than full coverage. Should you require cover for blemishes or dark spots i would recommend a good concealer.

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This foundation claims to have a 15 hour wear. I normally stay clear of very long wearing foundations as I find them rather drying on my skin. Well, I can happily say that I loved Smashbox Studio skin! Its texture is not quite a cream, which I liked as it feels light but yet gives medium to good coverage. It stayed on the whole day and didn’t separate or melt off my skin at all! It gave me a super smooth finish, more on the matte side and didn’t dry in my fine lines. It almost felt a little bit moisturizing. It doesn’t really perform as far as oil control is concerned but that was fine for me as my skin is not oily. The packaging is great as it has a pump so no wasting and a little goes a long way. I found that the quicker I worked it on my skin the better, as it dries quickly. I used a flat foundation brush but I also tried applying with a stippling brush which worked just as well. The downside might be that it is not really buildable for a fuller coverage and cakes a bit but if you are looking for an everyday long-wear skin perfector it works wonders. The colour also stayed true to my initial application and didn’t change as the day went by. All in all: yay!

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For Picture perfect looking skin!

I LOVE this foundation.

It's like THEE perfect foundation ever!
I've been trying this product out for 2 weeks now and have put it through all different scenarios to test its effectiveness and it hasn't at all let me down.
The formula is really lightweight and a perfect application can be achieved with a foundation brush, starting with small strokes from the nose area towards the outter parts of the face.
Its heat resistant so it wont melt off, even without using fixing products.
Sweat resistant so even if you go to gym with this foundation it will stay put!
Does not transfer!!!!!!I love this factor! I can wear white scarves and hug everyone without worrying about transfer.
It gives really full coverage too, so your skin actually looks flawless!
I've been a full day on the beach with this, gone clubbing all night with this, taken an hour run with this and yet, it hasn't failed me once!

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Flawless looking skin

I LOVE this foundation.

It's like THEE perfect foundation ever!
I've been trying this product out for 2 weeks now and have put it through all different scenarios to test its effectiveness and it hasn't at all let me down.
The formula is really lightweight and a perfect application can be achieved with a foundation brush, starting with small strokes from the nose area towards the outter parts of the face.
Its heat resistant so it wont melt off, even without using fixing products.
Sweat resistant so even if you go to gym with this foundation it will stay put!
Does not transfer!!!!!!I love this factor! I can wear white scarves and hug everyone without worrying about transfer.
It gives really full coverage too, so your skin actually looks flawless!
I've been a full day on the beach with this, gone clubbing all night with this, taken an hour run with this and yet, it hasn't failed me once!

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4.7
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5.0

Smashbox Studio Skin Foundation

This foundation looks very natural with a semi-matte finish. It offers a buildable coverage from medium to full coverage. It truly gives your skin a flawless look. I found that I do not even need to use a concealer when wearing this foundation.

When wearing this foundation my skin feels hydrated the entire day.

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