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Flawless in a Flash

Smashbox have just launched 4 brand new products! We visited their counter located inside Boots at The Mall to test them out ourselves.

The latest products to join Smashbox’s range are:

Oil and Shine Control Primer - A transformative face primer that feels like clouds & mattifies like magic. It truly controls oil & shine throughout the day & is infused with healthy skin ingredients like Witch Hazel, Salicylic Acid & Zinc. The result is a silky, cloud-like matte finish that helps makeup look better longer.

Studio Skin Full Coverage 24 Hour Foundation - A comfortable, 24-hour full coverage foundation that weightlessly glides over skin. It controls oil & shine & has a blurring effect. It’s also waterproof, sweat & humidity-resistant, won’t look cakey or cause acne.

Photo Finish Fresh Setting Powder - A weightless setting powder featuring a built-in Powderizer that grinds the finest, freshest powder to set makeup, mattify shine & blur skin. One twist grinds pressed powder into a light-diffusing micro powder, creating just enough for a smooth, even layer with less mess.

Photo Finish Weightless Setting Spray - Create your look & seal the deal. This high-performing setting spray makes makeup transfer-proof & improves the wear up to 16 hours with a weightless, comfortable feel that’s never sticky or greasy.

Ruth, the account manager was our makeup artist, she spoke to us about all the new products and the ways in which they work. She first began with the base, she suggested to use Photo Finish Primerizer on the outer of the face and then added the latest Oil and Shine Control Primer on the T-Zone, as this tends to be the oilier areas of the face.

She then colour matched the face with the shade 2.18 in the Studio Skin Full Coverage 24 Hour Foundation, this glided on the face and gave the skin a weightless full coverage. Whilst wearing it throughout the day it felt completely weightless and non-cakey, which differs from many full coverage foundations on the market. Even after 8 hours of wear the foundation stayed put and gave a flawless finish.

The next step was to set the face with the new Photo Finish Fresh Setting Powder, this also had a weightless feel, mattified the shine and blurred the skin. After this Ruth then went to use the Cali Contour Palette to shape the face and popped highlight on the top of the cheekbones. Using the Brow Tech Matte Pencil in Brunette she drew on brows using the shape of the natural eyebrow.

To finish the look she used the Petal Metal Covershot Palette, which gave the eyes a lovely neutral look. Ruth then chose the Superfan Mascara which gave the eyelashes super length and a lifted look. The last item before setting the face was to use the O-Gloss Intuitive Lip Gloss, this innovative formula gives your lips a shiny pink pout! We then set the face with the new Photo Finish Weightless Setting Spray, this sealed the deal and the mist sprayed onto the face evenly.


We thoroughly enjoyed being treated to this makeover, the new products are amazing and worth the spend and with Boots current promotional deal you can buy 2 Smashbox products and receive £7.50 worth of Boots points.

Don’t forget you can always pop in for their flawless in a flash service and colour match!