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Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Brand Focus: The Best Of Smashbox

So you know how this thing works by now right?  I'm back with another 'Best Of' post and this time I'm talking all things Smashbox and I couldn't be more excited to share these beautiful products with you because a) I love them and b) I just know you'll love them too. Ready? Lets crack on then:

Photo Finish Foundation Primer : Finally a primer that actually makes my makeup last throughout the day! Oh, and it does that whole velvety smooth, poreless and lineless thing to your skin too which lets be honest, is pretty much every single thing you want from a primer.. amIright? I mean I could go on and on about this product as it's something I'm using and loving every single day but really all you need to know is that it literally does what it says on the tin & then some. Sorted.
Photo Finish Primer Water: So this is something I'd wanted to try for roughly a gazillion years because I'd heard about it from like a million different beauty bloggers and youtubers and I swear that recently everyone who's anyone is spraying all sorts of things on their faces for dewy finishes and/or makeup setting. So here's the deal: it's not as heavy duty as the previously mentioned primer but it still adds a little somethin'somethin' to your skin to help your makeup stick. To be honest I'm kind of into it purely for how refreshing it feels when you spray it on in the morning. I've even used it over makeup as a bit of a pick me up during the day which, to my knowledge didn't necessarily add more priming qualities but it felt lush so I'm down.
Contour Stick Trio: Okay so this little trio of pencils is hands down my favourite little set of products (no easy feat) to grace my dressing table and basically I think that you need them. Whether you're a contouring newbie or a self professed pro; literally nothing makes contouring easier than these creamy little cheekbone enhancers. I'm actually planning a little 'contouring for newbies' video including these so keep your beady eyes peeled for that but in the mean time? You just need to know that each stick is the perfect shade of highlight, bronze and contour and you can transform yourself from football to chiseled in seconds.  
LA Lights - Blendable Lip & Cheek Colour: These beautiful inventions come in a range of shades but 'Hollywood & Highlight' & 'Venice Beach Bronze' are ones you should more than certainly check out. They come domed (which I just love) and with a smudging sponge on the other end to help seamlessly create the most beautiful highlight. Personally I haven't actually used the sponge and instead just rub a little bit onto my fingers and then dab the product onto what I can find of my cheekbones and basically I've found a new fave highlighter soooooo I'm down with that. 
Be Legendary Matte Lipstick: I have two things to say about these : Fireball & Mauve. Both of these are the most wonderful shades but if I'm honest I'm not planning on stopping there.. it's like pokemon.. I've just got to have them all. Fireball is just the most perfect orange toned red and my GOD I just can't get enough. The non-drying formula is present across the whole matte range and the colour lasts without needing to be constantly re-applied. It won't bleed, it won't dry out.. it basically just sits pretty until you fancy taking it off.. which if you're me might be never.
Photo Angle Gel Liner: Okay so here's the long and short of it: these are kind of a love or hate product, pretty similar to the Benefit 'They're Real' Liner in their application but with a different formula. Personally, I after a bit of practice I always got on the the They're Real liner but the one thing that bugged me was the trouble I'd have removing it. Luckily, the Smashbox alternatives stay all day without the slightest inkling of budging but they aren't stubborn to remove with your average eye makeup remover. Personally I'm loving the shade Cocoa right now for a slightly more subtle autmuny wing. Mmm yey-ah.
Bronze Lights: There's not really much more I can tell you about this bronzer other than that it's beautiful. It's warm but not 'too' warm and I know this might sound weird but it's so finely milled that it flows so gently onto the skin. It doesn't drag, its easily buildable and well.. I just love it. The end.

So there you have it... do you have a bit of a shopping list now? 
(Sorrynotsorry)
Do you have any hero Smashbox products that I need to check out?.. 
Or even just hero products in general? 

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16 comments

  1. Love the sound of these products, the contour sticks need to be mine!

    www.ohjanuary.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. YES girl they're my fave ! deffo check them out! X

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  2. The Smashbox primers are so good! But its so expensive

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

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    1. Aren't they! I've tried cheaper ones before but these are the only ones that seem to work on my skin! x

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  3. Smashbox primers are great for a flaw-free long-lasting look, I just wish they weren't so matte but I suppose you can't have it all.

    Rachel | www.currentlyrachel.com

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    1. Have you tried using an illuminator underneath your foundation like Nars Cococabana? I find that gives a bit more of a dewy finish :) xx

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  4. I've not used anything other than their primers but I really did love them.
    Must remedy that soon.
    Gillian  xx  EyelinerFlicks

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    1. Haha deffo check some of their other products out, I love them!! X

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  5. I've been wanting to try Smashbox for ageeeees, those lipsticks are incredible!

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Beauty

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  6. I love the BB Water, Primer Water and the Cherry Smoke palette is one of my go tos. But hands down my absolute favorite product is their lipcolor in Primrose. It lasts all day and isn't drying.

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    1. Mmmmm I need to try the palette for sure! X

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  7. The bronzer looks lovely, not too orange at all! And I like the sound of the lipsticks, I bet Fireball looks amazing on you x

    Josie | Sick Chick Chic

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    1. It's literally the perfect shade! Thanks lovely x

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  8. Come back! The blogosphere misses you!

    COOCOO FOR COCO

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    1. Think I'm a bit emosh today cause this nearly made me cry haha! I'm trying my best girl! I miss it so much! XX

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