Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil: What you need to know before using!

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Smashbox has new primer out on the market. It just came out on their website and should be in stores in the next few weeks. It's been the recent talk among makeup artists who are absolutely curious as to "WHAT IS IT?!"

Fall in love with your skin—before you put on makeup—with the first ever primer specially formulated in a lightweight, lustrous oil. This fast-absorbing hero blend of 15 essential and lipid-rich plant oils penetrate instantly to moisturize your face for seamless foundation application with a dewy, youthful finish. In fact, you might think twice before you reach for your makeup.

Our studio artists love face oils for their liquid luminosity and rely on our primers to prep skin for makeup. So it felt like a win-win to develop a breakthrough formula with the pay-off of both cult products. This signature blend is the perfect fusion of 15 oils like jojoba, Arabica and Argan—all handpicked for their known skin benefits. To de-stress your morning routine, calming chamomile and lavender oils sooth senses while the light veil reduces the appearance of dry, fine lines and makes you glow. Add a drop to our Studio Skin foundation for a natural, second-skin look without sacrificing any coverage.

• Softens complexion to make foundation look like skin
• Instantly absorbs and adds radiance
• 15 essential and lipid-rich plant oils including moisturizing jojoba and calming chamomile
• Morning and evening application adds increased moisture in just 4 weeks
• Apply a few drops to split-ends, cuticles, elbows and clavicle for a dewy, youthful sheen.

"It always starts with a great canvas in the studio and radiant skin looks younger and healthier on camera."—Davis Factor, Founder and Photographer

So why do you need it? If you don't like heavier silicone based primers and find water based primers not up to par then you might want to try this new Smashbox Primer Oil but only if you're not allergic to any of it's ingredients. I wanted to try it until I was able to read the ingredients and found it contains one oil I'm allergic too - raspberry oil. Like with any new product you need to read the ingredients for any allergens or sensitivity issues since this is an oil based product and it might contain an oil or other ingredients in it that you can't use. Thanks to an online acquaintance of mine in one of the groups I belong to I'm able to get a list of the ingredients from a photo she posted of the box. Thanks Cypress for sharing the ingredients!

Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Squalane, Tocopherol, Anogeissus Leiocarpus Bark Extract, Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Seed Extract, Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) Extract\Extrait d'Orge, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Extract, Arania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil, Calophyllum Inophyllum (Tamanu) Seed Oil, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Rosa Canina (Rose) Fruit Oil, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Oil, Cholesterol, Water\Aqua\Eau, Polysorbate 60, Linoleic Acid, Linalool, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate

Known potential allergens in red. Potentially non-vegan due to containing squalane.

While my excitement to try has been squashed I'm interested to hear from those of you who ARE able to use the product what do you think?

Where to buy: & Macy's


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