I’m positively delighted that oils have gotten such generous praise over the last few years – gone are the days where those with troubled skin are destined to shy away from the nutrient-rich, hydrating and calming properties of oils!
It’s a wonderful thing, because there are countless benefits, not least of all that healthy, dewy glow many oils can give the skin (not in a sit-on-on-top-and-clog-my-precious-pores, greasy way- a legitimate, dew-kissed freshness that comes with youth…and absorbent, delectable oils!)
Using oils as primer before makeup is also nothing new – they’ve been doing it backstage at Runway shows for a long time. But the general public may not have had many options in the past…in addition to harboring fears of makeup slipping and sliding off within minutes! Jumping on board the benefits-of-oil train, Smashbox has just released a new primer oil.
Photo Finish Primer Oil is a “fast-absorbing, hero blend of 15 essential and lipid-rich plant oils,” designed to hydrate, soften, and glow-ify your skin.
WHY IT’S UNIQUE
…This signature blend is the perfect fusion of 15 oils like jojoba, Arabica and Argan—all handpicked for their known skin benefits. To de-stress your morning routine, calming chamomile and lavender oils sooth senses while the light veil reduces the appearance of dry, fine lines and makes you glow. Add a drop to our Studio Skin foundation for a natural, second-skin look without sacrificing any coverage.
BRAGGING RIGHTS (I LOVE that terminology! 🙂 )
• Softens complexion to make foundation look like skin
• Instantly absorbs and adds radiance
• 15 essential and lipid-rich plant oils including moisturizing jojoba and calming chamomile
• Morning and evening application adds increased moisture in just 4 weeks
• Apply a few drops to split-ends, cuticles, elbows and clavicle for a dewy, youthful sheen.
I would say that if you are oily, you would want to try this on a day where it won’t matter much if it doesn’t work…or steer clear all together. There ARE oils out there that can help to mattify, remarkably, as well as to tone acne-prone or troubled skin – so if this specific product doesn’t work for you, not to worry!
You can still use some nourishing oils at Night suited for your skin – hydrating and pampering when you are home can give you that same lovely glow in the even an oil primer feels too forward!