Welcome back to the Summer Sunscreen Series. Today I am reviewing SMASHBOX Photo Finish Foundation Primer SFF 20 with Dermaxyl Complex from Sephora’s Sun Safety kit.
Primers are your foundation’s best friends and this award winning one is big on anti aging. They act like velcro, resulting in your foundation lasting much longer, looking more smooth and leaving skin feeling silky soft for makeup. Smashbox claims to be the grandfather of primers, inventing them for their camera ready line in 1996. They wanted to create products that make the skin look more flawless on camera and longer wear under lights. This anti-aging power house is full of peptides, vitamin A & E and grapeseed oil. Don’t use too much, only a pea sized amount will due. Too much results in pilling on the skin. I like using the warmth of my fingers to melt the product into my skin.
This light weight primer is great for everyone and is lovely for softening fine lines and smoothing out any noticable pores. There is a bit of a “sunscreen” smell but performance wise, it holds up in the California heat. Sometimes when squeezing out the product, a little separation happened. Shaking it a bit before helps keep this from happening. I noticed my foundation looked smoother and lasted so much longer vs no primer. Love it!
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SUNSCREEN TIP** Wear sunscreen every single day. It will protect you on cloudy days, indoor florescent lighting and computer screens omitting free radicals. Yep, you’re welcome.
What is your favorite primer for summer?