Smashbox was one of the brands that seemed to convince the makeup world that we really did need to be wearing primers. I remember when I first used their Original Primer which literally blurred my imperfections. I was hooked! Recently, I received this cool sample of Smashbox Primers, and I thought this would be a great opportunity to discuss the different types of primers. These are sold at Sephora and similar retailers for $15 – $50 (mostly depending on the size of the container).
First, there’s the Golden-Hour Glow Radiance Primer, which has some sparkle to really enhance a dull complexion. This would be a great option for people with dry skin but not aging skin where the shimmer might settle into the face’s nooks and crannies.
Then, we have the Smooth + Blur Original Primer, which was the first primer I used years ago. It really coats the skin to create a smooth base for makeup. It does tend to feel a bit heavy, but I love the finish it gives my skin.
Next, there’s the 8-Hour Oil + Shine Control Minimize Pores Primer, which is ideal for oily skin. This is a more mattifying primer that combats oil and shine all day long.
Finally, there’s the Super Lightweight Smooth + Blur Primer, which is a lighter version of the original primer. For anyone who feels the original is too heavy on their skin (which is likely people with combination/oily skin), this is a great version that still smooths everything and blurs imperfections. With the current state of my skin, this is definitely the winner for me!
Is there a primer that you just adore? Be sure to let me know in the comment section!
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