Saturday, 26 April 2014

Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Primer

Smashbox primer is one of those ones that you hear so much about, but never really want to part with the money to see if it's any good. I managed to get a miniature version for cheap at Bicester Village and I've been trying it out for the past few weeks. 

I got the hydrating version as I actually get quite a dry nose and cheeks - I get annoying little dry patches in particular around my nose piercings. I wanted to try it for a few weeks before reviewing to see whether it's actually helped these at all or done nothing at all.

The texture of this is different to the original - it's a lot lighter and silkier, and sinks into the skin rather than your typical primer creating that almost layer over your skin. I give this a good few minutes to sink in properly before applying my makeup to make sure I'm not just mixing everything in together! It has actually made a difference to the dry patches on my nose  - they're not completely gone but they're definitely smaller. I don't love this primer but will definitely be using this up - surprisingly 12ml goes a very long way.

Have you tried any of the other primers from Smashbox? Think I'll try the original next!


  1. Just like you I've heard a lot about this but I'm not so sure if I want to part with that kind of cash right now. Might have a look around online for a small version though, I get similar dry patches on my nose and cheeks.

    Lisa x

    1. I think it's good to try - I won't be purchasing the full size version of this to be honest but other people may love it! I think I actually prefer primers where you get the 'layer' feeling on your face - this sinks in so much I can never really tell if it's created that primed surface!