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Product Review: Smashbox Photo Filter Creamy Powder Foundation #8

Product Review: Smashbox Photo Filter Creamy Powder Foundation #8

When I do wear foundation, I want it to have great coverage and give my skin a flawless finish without looking like I’m wearing makeup. And, since I’m in my 50s, I prefer a creamy, dewy coverage — not a matte powdered face. So, when Smashbox introduced their Photo Filter Creamy Powder Foundation I was intrigued. How could a powder foundation be creamy??? Well, it works. Check out my review below.

Here are the details for Smashbox Photo Filter Creamy Powder Foundation #8 $42:

Smashbox Photo Filter Creamy Powder Foundation #8What it is:

An eight-hour wear, powder foundation formulated with Light Filter technology and long-lasting photoset polymers that acts as a photo filter for your face.

What it does:

Smashbox Photo Filter Creamy Powder Foundation provides two filter effects in one portable compact. It features a double-sided sponge, and it lets you create a buildable and customizable, sheer or full finish. The Light Filter Technology acts as a photo filter to leave skin looking flawless: transparent particles diffuse light in various directions, blurring imperfections while still keeping the subject in focus. Non-drying, non-caking, and non-settling, the particles in this oil-free foundation are translucent so that the pigment’s true color always comes through.

Suggested Usage:

Use the specially designed double-sided sponge to customize your coverage.
Use the velvety side for a natural, sheer-to-medium finish, or the smooth side for full coverage.

My results:

I had full  confidence in Smashbox’s ability to deliver on the claims of this powder foundation based on the other foundation I have fallen in love with from the brand.  Before using this powder foundation, I prepped with moisturizer and primer as I wanted no chance of looking powdery. As opposed to using the sponge that came with the foundation, I used a big foundation brush to buff the powder  into my skin.

With one application, my skin looked pretty darn good, but I wanted a full-on face of makeup, so I was going for a complete coverage look.  After applying a second layer of foundation, I totally looked like I had flawless skin and it didn’t at all appear powdery. As a matter of fact, after a few minutes, it took on a velvety finish which I love.

Smashbox Photo Filter Creamy Powder Foundation  wears for hours on  end, you don’t have to worry about your day outlasting your foundation. I didn’t have to retouch during the day or night (I wore this foundation for over 12 hours straight). My second time wearing it, I used the sponge, and it definitely will give you a full coverage finish.  So, if you are looking to “hide” some pesky spots, you can depend on  this powder foundation.

Smashbox Photo Filter Creamy Powder Foundation  review


Bling Factor:

Pro: Easy to use, adjustable coverage, color match, long-wearing

Con: None

Price: $42

Buy Again: Yes

Packaging: 5 Blings — includes sponge and mirrored compact

Overall: 5 Blings

Hero Ingredient: N/A

Natural/Organic/Vegan: No

Cruelty Free: Yes



Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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