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|Stay beautiful all day long with the Smashbox High Definition Healthy FX. As claimed by the maker, this Smashbox face make up refreshes the skin and revitalizes it. This Smashbox foundation has SPF 15, to guard your skin against the harmful UV rays. The unique bio-delivery system of this Smashbox face make up gives you time-release moisturizing and firming benefits. What’s more, the Smashbox High Definition Healthy FX has an oil-free, weightless formula. So, get ready to enjoy perfectly seamless skin, with this Smashbox foundation.|
|Makeup Type||Face Makeup|
Average review score based on 51 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
I read an article by Teri Agins (the fashion editor of the Wall Street Journal and author of The End of Fashion) in which she talks about using silicone-based makeup for a smoother complexion (due to light-reflecting particles). I got this Smashbox high def foundation and I really like it. It's lightweight and has a nice texture after it dries (feels a little greasy going on).
I have been using this for 3 months none-stop. I use L4 and got it from Sephora, but I've been going through it so fast I started getting it cheaper on ebay, and also got L3 and L2 for experimenting with on lighter areas. I like to use it over a primer and sometimes I use Make Up Forever's High Def powder or more primer on top if it starts to look oily. If it separates, I just stir it, no big deal. The scent is a bit weird (maybe pastey, but not perfumey), but it doesn't bother me and I'm extremely sensitive to scents.
I like sheer coverage on my less-than-perfect skin (blotchy with some acne scars). Since I'm over 40, less is more, but I've always had trouble with foundation looking uneven on my uneven skin. This foundation is loaded with silicone, so it glides on and blends easily - I can even wear it on my neck which is unheard of. I can hardly see it, but the ruddiness around my nose is gone and my skin tone is more even. I like that it has SPF 15. Silicone is the answer if you want smoother looking skin. It is inert and fills in pores; sits on top of skin because it cannot be absorbed; makes a great primer. Also, I looked up Smashbox on caringconsumer.com and it is listed as not using animal testing (defined as 'unnecessary' testing).
JUST TRIED MY NEW SMASHBOX HIGH DIFINITON FX FOUNTAIN & I JUST FELL IN LOVE WITH IT! IT DOES WORK WONDERS! BLENDS INTO SKINTONE EASILY, MAKES YOUR SKIN LOOK GREAT & EVEN TONE FOR THAT FLAWLESS COVERAGE! NOW AM HOOKED TO SMASHBOX BEAUTY PRODUCTS! HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT!
I use this with the Smashbox photo finish under. I acturly dident think I would see such a big difference but I do, ALOT. There is a big difference from when I use my normal foundation to the Smashbox.. It just makes my skin look so much smoother..I have also gotten alot of comments about how good my shin looks :D So this is it.. Only gonna use this from now one.. Im really happy with it.. Cus lets face it.. you just feel better about yourself when you know you look good ;-)
I've normally used drugstore brands, so this is my first high-end foundation. I will say that be very careful when you choose your colors. I am very light complected and I chose L2. I had to be careful to blend well because of the bronzy tint in the foundation.
The foundation goes on well with a brush. I don't use sponges or fingers to put on foundation. I think the best way to get coverage is to use a brush. It's left me with a dewy look. My face doesn't look oily. I have seen tons of reviews about this HD foundation that say their skin breaks out, becomes oily, etc. But I have very dry skin, so this isn't a problem for me.
I have dark circles around my eyes and I use a yellow tinter and this foundation goes over and gives coverage perfectly. I do have mild acne so anything with Titanium Dioxide in it tends to make my skin itch. This HD foundation DOES have TO in it, however it's at 3.2%. Normal brands have between 6-7%, and mineral (powder) makeups also have a high TO content. So, this isn't too bad for my skin. It also covers acne spots pretty well, even without concealer.
The makeup is extraordinarily light and gives no feeling that you're actually wearing makeup, even with store brand powder. Most of the time, especially with eyeshadows and powders, even store brands can look awesome. You don't have to buy expensive to get a good look. But a high quality foundation definitely makes a huge difference.
This HD foundation stays on all day without wearing off and you won't feel the need to reapply powder (IF you don't have oily skin). If you have oily skin, I recommend skipping this product, ONLY based on other reviewers.
I recently ordered Smashbox High Def FX foundation in M4. I have tan skin and usually fall between shades at with high end make up. I was pleasantly surprised to find this shade matched my skin tone perfectly and covered up minor blemishes very well. I don't require heavy coverage, so bear in mind if you are considering this purchase. I will recommend this works very well with the Smashbox concealer stick in #6. I also use a wedge when applying foundation to even out near nose and eyes. My only gripe is I wish the product came in a larger size and would last longer than an 8 hour day.
I would recommend this product.