The latest to join the line of long-wearing foundations is Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Foundation SPF 10, a liquid foundation that promises to deliver flawless and shine-free skin for up to 15 hours.
The foundation comes in a 30ml bottle with an easy-to-use pump and looks almost identical to my favorite Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation SPF15.
The oil-free, lightweight formula contains UVA/UVB SPF 10 to protect, along with advanced light diffusing spheres for undetectable coverage of blemishes and imperfections. It is water, sweat, humidity and transfer-resistant, oil-controlling and is enriched with antioxidants and vitamins A, E and C to visibly improve skin health with continued use.
The 12 shades cover a variety of skin tones and I was sent 2.3 Light Warm Beige, a medium yellow-based shade that is a good match for my NC30 skin.
The foundation has a creamy texture that is on the thicker side but goes on smoothly and does not feel heavy on the skin. The medium and buildable coverage did a good job evening my skin out but I do need a bit of concealer to cover up my undereye circles completely.
While I am usually a dewy foundation kind of girl, the satin matte finish is totally to-die-for. It looks and feels just like skin and even if I don’t set the foundation with power, all I get is a teeny bit of shine on the nose at the end of the day, which is nothing my favorite TATCHA Aburatorigami Blotting Papers won’t fix.
In addition, the claim that it is long-wearing cannot be more true! On my dehydrated combo skin, the foundation can wear 12 hours straight without oxidizing, melting or fading. In fact, this foundation is so long-wearing that I read people are having trouble removing it. I personally can get everything off in one go with my DHC and Kose Softymo Cleansing Oils but if you are having trouble taking this or any other makeup off, I highly recommend the Clarisonic Mia!
Have you tried the Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation SPF 10 or other long-wearing foundations? Share your thoughts!
Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation SPF 10 is available at Sephora and www.smashbox.com for $42.
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