Smashbox 24 Hour Photo Finish Shadow Primer Review, Swatches, Demo: Primer to the eyes is like, glue to the glitter, Foundation to the face. Very crucial for an eyeshadow application. Not all companies out there make eyeshadows in lasting or creaseless formulas. Hence, use a primer and all your problems are solved.
Some problems I face when applying eyeshadows is, they crease easily and sometimes look dull. I have small eyes with a lot of creases. After applying makeup, I find it settles in my creases and that the eyeshadow is not as vibrant as had I first applied it. When I have a heavy smokey look going on, I want my eyeshadow to stay where I put it. But it transfers and budges to upper lid area which I hate. I bought Smashbox 24 Hour Photo Finish Eye Shadow Primer in their try it travel size with all the other primers from Smashbox as I had a wedding coming up.
About Smashbox 24 Hour Photo Finish Shadow Primer Shade – Barely there Sheer
Makeup artists in our L.A. photo studio needed a shadow primer that locked on more vibrant color to keep up with the demands of day-long shoots. So we created this studio-tested, life-proven shadow primer that truly lasts in your real life for 24 hours—whether you’re at an a.m. yoga class or after-hours drinks.
This primer makes shadows last and has the added benefit of making color appear more vibrant. Sweat- and humidity-resistant, this formula doesn’t fade, crease, or smudge for 24 hours.
- Sweat & humidity resistant
- Locks on color for 24 hours
- No fading, creasing or smudgingMore vibrant color—instantly
“A primer that makes my eyeshadow last for 24 hours? Yes, please! I’ll never have to worry about my shadow looking like a hot mess after yoga or a long night out!” — Lori Taylor Davis, Smashbox Global Pro Lead Artist.
“My models kept asking for a primer that would keep their eyeshadow on after a shoot, because they liked the look so much. This primer is literally like glue for your shadow.”— Davis Factor, Smashbox Founder and Celebrity Photographer
How to Use Smashbox 24 Hour Photo Finish Eye Shadow Primer
1. Apply a thin layer to bare lids.
2. Wait 30 seconds, then apply shadow.
Tip – Going for a cat eye? Don’t forget primer on those outer corners.
Ingredients in Smashbox 24 Hour Photo Finish EyeShadow Primer
Dimethicone, Isododecane, Talc, Dimethicone Silylate, Trihydroxystearin, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Kaolin, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Polyethylene, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Trioctyldodecyl Citrate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Lecithin, Triethylhexanoin, Bisabolol, Silica, Alumina, Ethylene/Methacrylate Copolymer, Propylene Carbonate, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Caprylyl Glycol, Stearic Acid, Glycyrrhetinic Acid, PEG-40 Stearate, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163).
Formulated without Parabens, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Phthalates, Fragrance & Talc.
Price of Smashbox 24 Hour Photo Finish Eye Shadow Primer
$ 21.00 for 0.41 oz in USA
C$ 26.00 for 11 g in Canada
£ 20.00 for 11 g in UK, Scotland
A$ 30.00 for 11 g in Australia
₹ 1700.00 for 11 g in India
In Detail Smashbox 24 Hour Photo Finish Shadow Primer Review, Swatches, Demo and My Experience
The primer comes in a silver plastic tube with a black screw on cap. The first thing you notice about the tube is the “24hour” claim. I don’t think I would ever be able to test out the time limit mentioned. I would never go to sleep with makeup on. The tube is sturdy and compact.
Texture, Consistency, Formula
Unlike most of the primers which are more on the liquid side, the texture of this one is like a balm or paste like consistency. The first time I squeezed some product out of the tube I almost threw it thinking it had dried up in the tube. The waxy balm consistency very easily starts warming up and dissolves into a creamy formula the second you start working it on the eyes. The balm goes on smooth and is not sticky. You only need littlest of little amount, (the pictures of amount I took out was too much).
It forms a thin film on your eyes. The silky formula evens out the skin and preps the eyelids perfectly for any eyeshadow. I could instantly feel the difference as it also colour corrected my lids a little (as I have slightly pigmented lids). Let it set before you start applying eyeshadow. The primer takes about a minute to dry and set. Don’t use a lot otherwise it will set in your creases. The formula is really thick, so the tube will last you forever! I don’t have dry or oily lids and I feel the formula is moisturising.
The eyeshadows go on smooth without budging the primer. You will notice how little eyeshadow you need for it to standout than compared to without a primer. Also, the colour payoff of the eyeshadow gets better.
I bought this one as I had my sister’s wedding coming up and I needed my eyeshadow to stay for about 9+ hours. It dint let me down! After exhausting, sweaty 10 hours I come back home and look in the mirror to only find my eyemake as vibrant and shimmery /sparkly as it was. The primer was truly put to test, my eyeshadow dint crease at all, the colors dint transfer to my upper lid, My eyeliner dint run down my face even after a few sessions of crying.
Only Primer on the Eyelids
Eye Makeup on lids primed with Smashbox Primer
The packaging could have been better for $21. The packaging looks like the tube will break from the sides anytime. Also you need only a tiny bit of product which is impossible to squeeze out of the tube. Hard to control the amount that comes out, I find myself wasting a little bit of product every time I squeeze some to apply.
Barely there as the name of the shade goes, its sheer – meaning it wont cancel out all the blueish veins. Advised to apply on bare lids. If you put concealer/foundation over it to make a blank canvas, theres no point of the primer. If you put concealer/foundation below the primer it makes them clumpy and slippery. I just wish it was slightly more opaque.
More Photos, Swatches, Demo
Pros of Smashbox 24 Hour Photo Finish Shadow Primer
1. Color corrects
2. Long wearing
3. Does not smudge /budge
5. Humidity resistant and sweat proof
6. Increases wear time of eyeshadow
7. Increases vibrancy of eyeshadow
8. Travel friendly packaging
9. The tube will last you for a long time
Cons of Smashbox 24 Hour Photo Finish Shadow Primer
1. Cheap packaging
2. Too sheer
3. Hard to control the amount of product that comes out
1. Don’t stop at the lid, apply the primer to your lower lash line and all the way up to your brow and as far as your winged eyeliner goes.
2. Wait till the primer sets before applying the eyeshadow.
3. Apply a very tiny amount.