When I signed up for email newsletters from Smashbox I got sent a sample of their Photo Finish Luminizing Foundation Primer.
I tried it for the first time today and found it to be a curious product unlike any others I have tried.
Sooo, here is one of my "fresh face to full face" reviews.
Once applied it was VERY golden, leaving a really noticable shimmer on my skin. That will be the "luminizing" bit then! And subtle it isn't!
Just the primer:
Full face of makeup:
Just the primer alone is extemely golden/bronze. It isn't in any way subtle and shimmers from every angle. However with a little powder over the top it was toned down to a welcome gradient of gold that I quite like.
This primer is listed on the Smashbox website as being suitable to wear alone or under foundation. To wear alone, I think I would have to be sun kissed in some tropical country where I can glisten in the sun. This primer just doesn't look like a natural effortless glow when applied alone but if mixed with a tinted moisturiser or foundation, I think this could be absolutely beautiful.
The texture was nice, with it being oil free it didn't feel greasy at all and had a really velvety smooth finish.
It didn't make any difference to the appearance of my pores but my skin did feel smoother.
This primer is £25 FOR 30ml and available here. Smashbox also offer free standard delivery and a free delux sample with each order which is great!
There are plenty of other primers from Smashbox including colour correcting and hydrating, you can see them all here.