Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation Review, Shades, Swatches: Hey everyone. How are you all? I hope you all are doing good. I am so sorry for not being able to update you with all the new launches in our makeup world and the product review as well. But you know what guys I am back and now slowly and steadily I will be updating and reviewing about all the products. Now please friends I need your help. Please let me know what review you want me to do first so that I can review it for you all. Ok so now to much of talking lets Start with the review.
Guess what will I be reviewing now. Hehe you know it well as the title suggests, I will be reviewing the newly launched product from Smashbox. I will be sharing about my experience with the Smashbox studio skin 15 hours long wear hydrating foundation. So if you want to know how this product faired on me please keep on reading.
About Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation
Smashbox consulted global makeup artists around the world to ensure that their shade range works for all skin tones. They’re the only beauty brand with a lighting lab called Flashbox, where they test and perfect color consistency across all 22 shades in any light.
Hot studio lights usually mean lots of complexion touch-ups-but not anymore! Stay picture-perfect for a full 15 hours with our breakthrough long-wearing formula, developed to withstand intense on-set conditions. Skin is hydrated and shine-free, while imperfections are blurred with light-diffusing spheres.
- Medium-to-full buildable coverage with a natural matte finish
- Blurs imperfections with light-diffusing spheres
- Stays put for 15 hours
- Lightweight, comfortable feel
- No touch-ups required
- Exercise-resistant, sweat-resistant, and transfer-proof
- Ideal for all skin types
- Formulated without parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate, phthalates, oil, fragrance and talc. Vegan friendly.
Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation Shades Available
Peach Fair 1.15
Warm Fair 1.2
Light Beige 2.1
Light Cool Beige 2.15
Cool Beige 2.25
Light Golden Beige 2.2
Light Warm Beige 2.3
Neutral Beige 2.4
Cool Medium Beige 3
Neutral Medium Beige 3.1
Warm Medium Beige 3.15
Medium Beige 3.2
Golden Medium Beige 3.35
Golden Tan 4
Neutral Tan 4.05
Dark Warm Brown 4.15
Deep Warm Brown 4.2
How to Use Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation
- Start with Photo Finish Primer.
- For the most natural finish, buff the foundation onto your face using short, quick strokes and always start at center of your face.
- Build and blend your way to customizable coverage.
- Pair with Studio Skin Concealer for flawless coverage that lasts up to 24 hours.
Tip: For extra sheer coverage, warm between fingertips before applying.
Ingredients in Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation
Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Butylene Glycol, Trimethyl Pentaphenyl Trisiloxane, Silica, Phenyl Trimethicone, Magnesium Sulfate, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Tribehenin, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Bis-PEG/PPG-14/14 Dimethicone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glycerin, Ethylhexylglycerin, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Methicone, Tetramethyl Hexaphenyl Tetrasiloxane, Phenyl Methicone, Dimethicone, Laureth-7, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Hexyl Laurate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Cellulose Gum, Propylene Carbonate, Alumina, Xanthan Gum, Dimethicone Silylate, Sorbic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin. May contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).
Price of Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation
$ 42.00 for 1 fl oz in USA
C$ 50.00 for 30 mL in Canada
£ 29.50 for 30 mL in UK, Scotland
€ 50.00 for 30 mL in Europe, France
CHF 51.00 for 30 mL in Switzerland
Kr 340.00 for 30 mL in Sweden
A$ 61.00 for 30 mL in Australia
NZ$ 76.00 for 30 mL in New Zealand
S$ 75.00 for 30 mL in Singapore
RM 190.00 for 30 mL in Malaysia
₹ 3300.00 for 30 mL in India
In Detail Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation Review, Shades, Swatches and My Experience – Shade 3.15 Warm Medium Beige
Starting of with the packaging, it comes in a decent black cardboard outer packaging. When you open it, there is a clear glass bottle inside which is lightweight and that’s what I love about the bottle. The best thing is that it comes with its own pump dispenser which dispenses the right amount of product each time. Hence, saves my time. Also, it saves the product from getting wasted. Overall the packaging is quite simple and decent nothing fancy to rave about.
They have 22 shades available in the range. Therefore, one can find their appropriate shade easily. Use the shade guide above to get an idea about your closest match.
Now coming on to the review. Firstly let me tell you that I am NC 42 in MAC and I was matched 3.15 here. If you are reading my post for the first time, let me tell you all that I like my foundations to be a shade lighter than my skin tone as my skin tends to oxidise foundations a bit after sometime of wearing. So the same thing I addressed to the mua at the sephora counter Mumbai. Hence, she matched me to 3.15 as a shade lighter than my skin tone. Therefore, I bought it. Now I tried and tested this foundation for a month, and I realised that the shade is just not a perfect shade for me. I asked the Sephora India MUA to give me a shade lighter than my skin tone but she gave me my skin color foundation.
Now this foundation does oxidise on my combination skin and hence it makes me look more darker than my actual skin tone. I also noticed that the foundation has more of an orange color in it which is also the reason that it makes me look dark after sometime. Now I do have some acne marks and blemishes and hence, I like my foundation to be absolutely full coverage. But unfortunately this does not hide my acne marks and blemishes whatsoever. So here I consider my purchase as a total waste of money.
It does gives a very natural finish to the skin without making it look heavy or cakey. It gives me a very nice semi matte finish. It’s a good option for beauties with normal to dry skin.
Lastly coming on to the staying power, it stays on my skin for 5-6 hours after that it starts fading. But touching up with bit of compact helps to make it stay for another 1-2 hours.
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Pros of Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation
1) Decent packaging.
2) Feels lightweight and comfortable on skin.
3) Blends easily.
4) Gives a natural semi matte finish.
Cons of Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation
1) Super expensive.
2) Low staying power.
3) Does not hide my acne marks and blemishes.
4) Too much of orange color present in the foundation.
5) Oxidises after sometime.
6) Availability is limited.
1) Use a primer to help your makeup stay longer.
2) To achieve a full coverage kinda look, dab the foundation on the face and neck and blend it with the kabuki brush.
3) To achieve a natural and light coverage look, use a beauty blender to blend the foundation.
4) Use a separate concealer and corrector to hide any spots or blemishes.
5) Set the makeup with compact to help your make up look matte and stay for a longer time.