Review | Smashbox Photo Filter Powder Foundation

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This is what it says on the Smashbox website:
#INSTAFILTER FOR YOUR FACE
The special effects of Light Filter Technology and the performance of long-wear Photoset Polymers blend together to make this powder foundation magic. Not only does it act like your favorite photo filter on your phone, but it also stays true all day. In today’s super social world where everyone’s a photographer, this product couldn’t have come at a better time.
It also claims to be:
• 8-hour wear
• Non-drying. Non-caking. Non-settling. Oil-free
• Customizable finish – sheer or full – with a double-sided sponge
• Buildable coverage

So, I’ve been wanting to try a powder foundation for quite some time now, mainly because I feel like they look a bit more natural than my liquid foundations does, so I finally decided to try this one, and to be honest I’m not quite sure how I feel about this.
The reason why I’m not totaly in love with this is because, when I use this on it’s own, it does kind of separate in my t-zone when my oils start to come through.
And I know that this doesn’t claim to be oil-controlling, but I don’t think it should separate either, you know?
But with that said this does look very nice and natural wherever I’m normal-dry, so maybe it’s just not the best for oily skin.

However, this feels very creamy, and it doesn’t look cakey on me at all, and you can build it up to a light/medium coverage, but I don’t think you’ll be able to get a full coverage with this unless you use a concealer where you need it first.
Now as far as lasting power I do not agree that this will last for 8-hours, at least not on my skin, but you will be able to get about 4-6 hours out of it, and it does fade very evenly, so you won’t look patchy, which is nice.

Now, I also decided to see how this would work as a setting powder on top of a light amount of liquid foundation and for that I think it’s great, because it doesn’t add too much coverage, so it will just even things out and set it in a natural way, so I don’t think this product is a total no-go.
(Keep in mind that I used a brush for it when I used it as a setting powder, not the sponge that comes with it)
But if you’d rather use it on it’s own I do think, like I mentioned before, that this will work best for normal to dry skin.

I got mine from Kicks for 340nok, and it is available in 10 shades.

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