It's been a little while since my last beauty post so I am back with another review!
What Is It? : This is the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil that popped up on shelves recently.
What Is the Price ? : $50.00 CAD
Packaging : The packaging is a nice glass bottle with a sleek glass lid. Minimal look which I like and with the benefit of the dropper you can't go wrong.
Purpose : This product is a dual function. It was created to act as a deep moisture serum to help with dry skin, fine lines etc while performing as a primer before applying your foundation. When using as a serum, give your skin about 4 weeks to start to see any difference.
Wear : I have a very oily T - Zone and I found this primer unfortunately made me extremely shiny by the end of the day. To many, this is a great product but for me, I can't buy any product without being specifically made for oily skin otherwise I look like I sweat it out at the gym for 2 hours earlier.
Photo from Sephora.com
I don't think I will continue to use this as a face primer but rather a serum before I go to bed at night. It has a blend of 15 essential oils, each with many benefits for the skin making it fantastic to also use on your cuticles, elbows and even on the ends of your hair! I usually break out in smaller pimples but since using this product, I have been breaking out in very painful ones, it's too much oil for my skin.
I think I would still buy this regardless as the price for an all over body oil is still cheaper than some other brands for the same type of product. Plus an extra bonus is when you travel this is a multi function product so you don't have to pack as much in your makeup / toiletries kit!
Overall, I think it is worth it if you have normal to dry skin or even as a person with an oily complexion and you know your skin can tolerate oil but this isn't for me! I will continue to use it up and still love Smashbox but if you need an extra push, it's cruelty free :) Have you tried this product before, what are your thoughts on it?!