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Shahnaz Loves Beauty

Love Love Love the Smashbox Photo Finish Primerizer a primer anbd moisturiser in one. Its super light and feels absolutely amazing on the skin and really helps prep your face for your base. Smashbox are known for their amzing array of primers but this is their fist that combines both. The primer was created to help prep skin, moisturise and make sure foundation is locked into place.


The Smashbox primerizer (R520) comes with a pump applicator which means no wastage. All you need is two pumps. It has a light creamy texture that feels fresh on contact with your skin and literally blends in. You can either apply straight onto your skin or mix in with your foundation. My skin felt really soft leaving a really natural glow to my skin like I just woke up that way! The primerizer when dry feels slightly tacky on the skin but I definitely think it helps the foundation stick and last longer. I find for my skin type a foundation never lasts all day even when I use a primer. However it does extend the life of my foundation for longer than normal.

After application skin is plumped and smoothed thanks to ingredients of Niacinamide (hleps with anti ageing, reduces pores, helps even skin tone and help with dull looking skin) Hyaluronic Acid (hydration) and Vitamin B3 (improves the skin’s elasticity). The primerizer promises 24 hour hydration which I can’t say if it does because I use a whole load of other products but it definitely helps hydrate my skin during the day.

Check out the video with Lori Davis on how amazing it is and some tips and tricks for use:

Its definitely on the pricier side but it really is a beautiful product so may want to invest. Go check out your local Woolworths store and give it a test and see how your foundation lasts throughout the day.