Thursday, 16 July 2015


If you have a face that shows redness like mine, even through your foundation, you'll have been searching for a product that masks it a little to avoid the clown look. I think I may have found this product. Smashbox's Photo Finish Colour Correcting Blend Primer* is an apricot toned primer which evens out skin tone and counteracts discolouration and dark spots. Primer is a product I've always applied to my face but I could never actually tell you the purpose and why I was doing it, but it felt right so it's something I've always done. I think I've always just worn a really crap primer because I've never seen a difference. I've been using this primer for a month or so now and it has become my daily primer, except for the odd occasion that I use the original Photo Finish Primer. 

The Colour Correcting Primer makes your skin look vibrant without making your makeup look cakey. I occasionally wear this primer without foundation when I'm in a rush and it makes my skin look so healthy, without looking oily. The wear time is incredible, it lasts all day long, throughout work and way into the evening. No touch ups are required which is a life saver for someone lazy like me. It smooths the skin, leaving a fresh silky base to apply your makeup too. I feel like my makeup always applies better when I prep the skin with primer. 

This primer retails at £25.50 which may seem like a lot for a primer, but it is 100% worth it. You only need a pea sized amount to cover the whole face evenly, so it definitely lasts a lot longer than you think. This is a product I will be repurchasing again and again. I can't imagine applying my makeup without it, and I don't think I'll be finding a product to top it anytime soon. Smashbox are the queen of primers.

What's your favourite primer?


  1. Sounds lovely! I tried the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer and hated it as it made me breakout really bad, i find gel like primers usually do but this one sounds alot better x
    Emma | Emmys Beauty Cave

  2. I've heard lots of great things about this primer! I'm really tempted to give this a try! : ) xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

  3. Might need to try this, I love their original primer, it goes on so smoothly.

    Tasha xxx

  4. Ooo this sounds perfect, I always end up with red cheeks and nose and it does my head in. Great review.

    Sarah | <3

  5. Smashbox seems like one of those brands that not many people rave about anymore, but when someone writes about it, it seems so good! Their primer seems so good and would help with the redness my face sometimes gets xx

    Jasmine ||

  6. I've been looking at the Smashbox Primers for ages, I'm thinking of investing once I run out of my Porefessional :)

    Kimberley xx

  7. Smashbox always win the primer game. I'm a lover of the mattifying anti-shine one!

    Kathryn /Cherries in the Snow

  8. Ive just been trying the normal version of this and I am in love! I love how easy it is too apply aswell.
    Amazing post hun!

    CharlotteSamantha //

  9. I'm currently on the hunt for a new primer and this sounds perfect, especially since its a colour corrector!


  10. Fab review, wow this primer sounds fab - I do find that sometimes with foundation on I’ll still suffer redness so this is definitely on my wishlist :) I love that this also helps with wear time, definitely gonna pick it up when I’m away :)

    Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee

  11. This sounds like the perfect primer for a red faced girl like me, might have to give this a try

    Leanne |

  12. I love Smash Box primers! Love the review. Might give this a try :)

    Paula | Lifestyle & Laffs