It’s incredibly lightweight, and can go from medium to full coverage; very clean and buildable! For $42 you get a 1 oz. pump bottle; not bad considering the high quality/ performance of Smashbox products. Plus, all of Smashbox’s products are Paraben free, and cruelty free (not tested on animals), which is an absolute must when it comes to cosmetics and personal care products. You can order this directly from the Smashbox.com; they offer free shipping on all U.S. orders, plus Smashbox always gives you free gifts with your orders because they are dolls.
As a MUA that works with celebs, magazines, and runway - I have to give this foundation all 5 stars. Not only is it sweat/transfer/water resistant, but it's also paraben and cruelty free, which is big to a lot of my clients. Camera-safe SPF also helps with on-location shoots. It is my new "go-to" foundation. You will notice many more neutral tones, a great change from Smashbox's popular VERY golden-based HD formula. I only wish there were more shades, 12 is not enough! The following photo is of model Brooke Quinn wearing Studio Skin with powder, concealer, and blush. - from my video "Ultraviolet Eyes."
I bought it before my prom. It is really good for taking picture, and it isn't heavy on my skin. I was a little sure at first because you could clearly see the the dry flakes, but now that I've had it for some weeks, It's so much better!
The shade is a little too light for me though, but I just mix it with a darker foundation. The coverage is really good, and looks great in pictures! Compared to other foundations, the oil stays put for really long. Oh, and the finish isn't dewy, glowy... but rather a matte, satin finish. You could try to mix it with your highlighter if you want that dewy finish! :)
So far, I don't think it breaks me out.
The last thing we beauties want to worry about is our makeup fading throughout the day. The longer our days get, the longer we need our foundation to last and still appear flawless 12+ hours later. Last weekend I purchased the Smashbox Studio Skin 15 hour foundation spf 10. This is a hydrating formula which works awesome for those of you with dry skin like myself. I chose to review this foundation after testing it for one week to provide the best review. Let me just say, this foundation is great! I purchased this foundation in shade 4.1 from Sephora and paid $44.10. Some may consider this foundation to be a bit pricey but I feel that it's worth every penny. I applied this foundation at about 8:30 a.m. and did not return home until about 10:00 o'clock p.m. When I returned home my face was still flawless! This foundation goes on smoothly and blends in perfectly. It has medium-buildable coverage with a natural finish. In comparison to M.A.C. Pro Longwear foundation, Smashbox takes the lead in my book. I have had problems with M.A.C.'s Pro Longwear foundation matching my skintone but Smashbox matches perfectly! I am giving this foundation 4 1/2 stars! Let me know how this foundation works for you beauties!
I've been going back and forth on whether or not I really like this foundation. I think my biggest problem with it is the fact that the color is wrong for my skin. When I first apply it, it blends in just fine, but by the end of the day I look much paler than usual. This is really odd to me because most foundations darken throughout the day, but this one makes me super pasty pale. It is definitely long wearing, but when it dries down on my skin I can feel it sort of "shrinking". It feels a bit tight on my face, but it isn't really uncomfortable. I think I would like this a lot better if it didn't get lighter throughout the day, so I may try it several shades darker and see how it goes.
I love this foundation! I have tricky skin... It's sensitive, dry but can get oily with the wrong makeup; especially when it comes to foundations! I used to use Smashbox's HD foundation, which I loved! But when I saw this, I wanted to try it... I use it under the Tarte Pressed Powder foundation, and my skin stays balanced, and hydrated without becoming too oily after hours and hours of wear. It has buildable coverage, and comes in almost every complexion shade you can think of. I have also used it on clients, and it is ideal for on set projects such as photo shoots... It's around $40 a bottle, but lasts a pretty long time.
Do not under estimate the title 'studio skin'. This foundation gives me the confidence to feel like I have just walked out of a studio. As a girl with freckles (and lots of them) it is hard to find a foundation that isn't going to make me look like a child's birthday cake or a dorito chip. When I put on this foundation I know that by the time I get in to the car to begin my day it won't be all worn off. It will still be there, like a good friend this foundation won't leave you when you need it most. Long day at the office, sweaty day in the park or a hot date this babies got your back. x
At first I loved this product. Until I started to notice that I was getting really oily no matter if I used oil blotting sheets or tried setting it with powder. I love the coverage of the foundation... medium to full coverage. So I do not recommend this to those that have oily skin, beucase you will be very shining by the end of the day.
I love the coverage! But I think this is made for people with unmanageable oily skin. I have combo skin and it made my skin so dry that you could clearly see my foundation it was almost scaly. ):
Positive: Long wear! Full coverage.
Negatives: fast drying. Dried out my skin so I broke out more. Scaly. Even though it says hydrating!!!! Ugh.
For me, this is the best. I have oily skin and this works wonderful, very natural finish, and lasts. The shade matches perfectly to my skin as well - which is always a struggle for me to find. I've been searching for a good yellow-based foundation for awhile, and someone mentioned Smashbox has great options for warm skin tones. I love it. Definitely recommend.
I got this foundation back in the winter when my skin was really dry. Obviously with the help of moisturizer and Smashbox's hydrating primer this foundation covers well yet leaves room to build upon it. It dries pretty quick, though. Matches almost perfectly with my skin.