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Sat Sep 24, 2005 10:10 pm      Reply with quote
hello there,

I was wondering if the smashbox photo finish foundation primer can be worn alone and if it gives any coverage at all?

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Sat Sep 24, 2005 10:26 pm      Reply with quote
No coverage at all. Sort of gives a filmy finish. Not matte, not dewy. Hard to explain. It's great under makeup though.
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Sun Sep 25, 2005 11:01 am      Reply with quote
I wear it on it's own sometimes. I think it smooths out large pores a bit.

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Sun Sep 25, 2005 8:06 pm      Reply with quote
Sometimes when I wear foundation or powder it seems to accentuate every pore and every bump on my skin even more than without wearing it at all.

Would this primer help with that problem?

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Tue Sep 27, 2005 12:02 am      Reply with quote
I have enlarged pores. My face tone is quite even, so I just something to hide my pores. Will this product clog the pores?

Anyone knows where I can get it in Vancouver?
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Tue Sep 27, 2005 1:25 am      Reply with quote
does sephora stock it?

I like to think of this and other primers like it as polyfiller for the face, I think you call that stuff spackle?

apple, I would take a little more care when cleansing to ensure it doesn't clog the pores- it shouldn't but the very nature of it, sitting in the pores to give a smooth foundation, suggests to me to make sure it's all off.

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Tue Sep 27, 2005 1:44 am      Reply with quote
Aga, I have open pores, too. I tried the Laura Mercier foundation primer, which I'm guessing the Smashbox one is similar to, and the results were great: looked like I was born poreless.

But I didn't like the idea of having to slap on too many things on my face, so what I do now to minimise pore size is simply fill up my pores on the cheeks (that's what the primer does, I guess, like Eve said, polyfills the pores) with foundation and cover up the rest of my face with powder.

I wouldn't use the primer alone. Under makeup though, it's always amazing.
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Tue Sep 27, 2005 10:39 am      Reply with quote
I got mine at the Canadian shopping channel website, www.theshoppingchannel.com I believe. Lianne buys her's in Vancouver, I don't know which stores exactly but she gets it at Shopper's Drugs. If you search the forum for the primer the post should come up.

I wouldn't use it on it's own either, although if my skin were better I would. It would work to mattify and even out the texture for someone who only needed that sort of thing.

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Tue Sep 27, 2005 12:11 pm      Reply with quote
Eve wrote:
does sephora stock it?

I like to think of this and other primers like it as polyfiller for the face, I think you call that stuff spackle?

apple, I would take a little more care when cleansing to ensure it doesn't clog the pores- it shouldn't but the very nature of it, sitting in the pores to give a smooth foundation, suggests to me to make sure it's all off.


Thanks Eve, I am working hard on cleansing now Laughing Dr. Hauschka's Cleansing Cream seems to make my pores clean, but it doesn't make them appear smaller. That's y I am interested in the makeup primer.

Anyone tried both the Laura Mercier and Smashbox version? I wonder which one is better.

Thanks!
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Tue Sep 27, 2005 1:54 pm      Reply with quote
Hi! I've used Laura Mercier and Smashbox, and, in my opinion, Smashbox wins hands down. LM is more of a light lotion base and, frankly, I was rather disappointed after reading and hearing all the hype. Smashbox is a clear gel-type formula, and only a teeny amount is needed for your entire face. I love the silky texture when applying and the smoothness of my skin after applying. I use a bit on my neck, too! It does create a nice prep for foundation or tinted moisturizer. Sometimes, I'll apply SM primer, then just a little Clarins Flash balm for a more natural look. Clean, fresh look.

I don't have problems with breakouts, so I cannot offer any feedback here, but I haven't had problems with clogged pores.

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Tue Sep 27, 2005 3:07 pm      Reply with quote
Lolli,

I get it at yaletown and dunbar shoppers. A lot more stores back east have it.

If anyone is looking go to shoppersdrugmart.com and click on the beauty boutique and then find a location near you and looks to see if they lists carrying smashbox.

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Tue Sep 27, 2005 4:54 pm      Reply with quote
Thanks gals! Can't wait to get the smashbox primer!

So do you gals use sunblock with this?
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Tue Jan 29, 2008 5:18 pm      Reply with quote
I love the way this primer smoothes my wrinkles and mattifies my face but I do find that my combination skin looks oily within a couple of hours of applying this product.
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Let me suggest a much cheaper alternative to Smashbox, don't be turned off by the name Wink Basically same ingredients at a much more affordable price.

http://www.drugstore.com/products/prod.asp?pid=139254&catid=26832
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Tue Jan 29, 2008 8:25 pm      Reply with quote
Thanks LisaAnn! That's brilliant!
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Tue Jan 29, 2008 9:59 pm      Reply with quote
no coverage at all, it just do some moistrising work and make the successive process smooth
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Tue Jan 29, 2008 11:53 pm      Reply with quote
It has SPF 15. Could I wear it alone for the protection during the day? Some days I don't feel like makeup. Does it give a smooth appearance? Sorry for more questions and no answers.
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Wed Jan 30, 2008 7:43 am      Reply with quote
Dahli wrote:
Thanks LisaAnn! That's brilliant!

You're welcome!
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Wed Jan 30, 2008 8:13 pm      Reply with quote
I absolutly LOVE this product and will not be without it....ever!!! Your makeup just goes on so smoothly and makes it last all day! I got mine at Shoppers Drug Mart in Canada but I also know you can by it from theshoppingchannel.com as well! Definitly worth every penny!
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Wed Jan 30, 2008 9:03 pm      Reply with quote
O.K. I have been eyeing this product for a long time and after reading this post it seems this is the answer to my enlarged pores problem. So, I just made the purchase! Thanks
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Let me suggest a much cheaper alternative to Smashbox, don't be turned off by the name Basically same ingredients at a much more affordable price.

http://www.drugstore.com/products/prod.asp?pid=139254&catid=26832


i bought some of this in the summer and couldn't remember why. Thanks for reminding me, i had heard of this somewhere else and purchased but then had a brainburp and couldn't for the life of me remember what for and it's been sitting in my drawer ever since. Laughing

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Wed Feb 06, 2008 8:17 pm      Reply with quote
It makes my face skin smooth and easy to makeup.It adjusts my skin tone brighter too.
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Thu Feb 21, 2008 9:06 am      Reply with quote
LisaAnn wrote:
Let me suggest a much cheaper alternative to Smashbox, don't be turned off by the name Wink Basically same ingredients at a much more affordable price.

http://www.drugstore.com/products/prod.asp?pid=139254&catid=26832


I just heard about this on another forum, there are some who swear that Monistat Chafing Gel [not to be confused with the yeast infection treatment made by the same company] has basically the same ingredients as Smashbox! Smashbox has additional ingredients like Vit A and E derivatives but the ingredients certainly look the same! Amazing....

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Thu Feb 21, 2008 11:11 am      Reply with quote
I received a bottle of the smashbox primer during a mua swap, I wasn't sure what to expect since I don't wear much face makeup on a regular base. Well I'm a fan now! I still don't use it a lot but when I am going out for the night or just want to look really polished this is my go to secret. A small amount smoothed on before foundation or tinted moisturizer completely evens out your complexion, minimizes pores and keeps makeup looking fresh much longer. Since I don't wear it everyday I can't really comment on if it would break me out but since it contains silicone I definitely make sure it is completely washed off!
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Thu Feb 21, 2008 1:27 pm      Reply with quote
athena123 wrote:
LisaAnn wrote:
Let me suggest a much cheaper alternative to Smashbox, don't be turned off by the name Wink Basically same ingredients at a much more affordable price.

http://www.drugstore.com/products/prod.asp?pid=139254&catid=26832


I just heard about this on another forum, there are some who swear that Monistat Chafing Gel [not to be confused with the yeast infection treatment made by the same company] has basically the same ingredients as Smashbox! Smashbox has additional ingredients like Vit A and E derivatives but the ingredients certainly look the same! Amazing....


I've been using Smashbox and never knew there was a cheaper alternative. I will ad to my list for my next order to compare the 2 items. Thank you.

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