Review | Smashbox Hydrating Primer

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Hey guys!
So I recently shared that I bought the Smashbox Hydrating Primer and quite a few of you wanted a review.
I haven't used a primer in years due to the fact that they seem to dry out my skin, and  I never noticed a difference with or without using a primer previously. I was walking around Boots with my friends and noticed that Smashbox did a Hydrating version of their famous primer...WHATTT!
On first try, I swatched the product on the back of my hand and could feel how refreshing it is. I had to buy.

I apply my moisturizer first (a Vichy one) let it settle for a few minutes and then apply the primer starting from the center of my face out. This primer doesn't seem to cover pores or flaws but for me that's not important. As I have really dry skin all I want a primer to do is to keep my foundation looking fresh. This primer does seem to do it's job to a point. I don't think this helps the longevity of my makeup or make it look majorly different. Instead this acts as a moisturizing barrier that helps to prevent cakeness and dry patches.

As you can see from the picture above the product comes out slightly blue, but it blends to be undetectable. The packaging is great for travel, I love the simple sleek design.

Have you tried any of the Smashbox primers? What's your fave primer?

Love Laura xxx


  1. This looks so divine! Really want to try sometime soon. And I'm so glad it's not just me who finds most primers don't work, much as I love Rimmel, their Primer never seems to make any difference to my MU! Fab to know this Smashbox one really does the job and is hydrating too, such a bonus. Such stylish packaging as well. Gorgeous review babe <3

    Sophie | soinspo xo

  2. Dear, you have amazing blog! Great job!
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    Diana Cloudlet

  3. I think this might be my next purchase! I need something to prevent the dry patches and I'm hoping this helps

  4. Oooh I really want to try smash box! I love benefit porefessional primer :D

    Bex x


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