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.
Favorite liquid foundation, but not a complete fix....
I have sensitive skin that changes with the seasons. It's a little dry in the winter with a sometimes shiny t-zone, and more combination in the summer. I switched to this Smashbox foundation about 4 months ago and so far, I love it. Goes on smooth and silky, blends beautifully, has a light luminous finish. It does last all day long, but it is by no means sweat-proof. Trust me, I live in Houston where it is frequently a hot humid 80 degrees in December, and this foundation will sweat right off. If you want a truly water-proof foundation then go look at Make Up For Ever.
The best thing about the Smashbox Studio Skin is that it looks completely natural. However, I like a full-coverage, flawless base and this just doesn't get you there. To achieve that I start with the Studio Skin and then finish with Make Up For Ever's Duo Mat. But if you want a light, luminous, easy to wear and use liquid that gives you a natural look (complete with hints of imperfections peeking through) then this is for you.
Stay all day melt-proof Foundation.
This Foundation is hands down one of the best quality med/full coverage foundations I've tried in a long time! This formula is sweat-proof and water resistant. I wore this in 110+ degree weather and it didn't even feel or look heavy at all. Great shades I think most can wear even though it is on the yellow undertone side, it would help to have more shades to play around with for MUA's kits. The spf is safe I feel on fair-med skin tones, but on olive-deep/dark might cast a bit in photo's without their face primer. Over all I still give it a good review-I love this stuff!
Great for oily skin
I've tried so many foundations and have never found one that controlled my shiny skin until now. If your shiny by 10 am like me, Smashbox Studio Skin Foundation is the solution. Not only does it control my shine ALL DAY but the makeup lasts all day as well. It's amazing! Finally no shine!
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!
Professional opinion? A breakthrough in foundation.
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'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.
This foundation is truely one of a kind. super long lasting while still hydrating. Working at sephora I do have to say that this sells quickly! and all I have to say is watch out makup forever HD foundation. Cause studio skin is giving you guys a run for your money. Looks great in photos. I do however noticed you definately need to get color matched the colors run a little dark.
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.