Advanced search

smashbox photo finish primer, worth the ££?

(19 Posts)
MikeLitoris Fri 21-Mar-14 18:00:51

I saw it used in a make up tutorial but not sure if I want to spend £25 on yet another Primer?

I'm using benefit porefessional ATM but tbh I really don't see much difference between my face with or without it.

Any other suggestions?

Parsnipcake Fri 21-Mar-14 18:05:41

Lama cane anti chafing gel is £6 ( on 3 for 2 in boots) and is pretty much the same thing.

southeastastra Fri 21-Mar-14 18:07:03

ask the counter if you can have a trial, i like it but don't use all the time

MikeLitoris Fri 21-Mar-14 18:09:27

Lanacane? Wouldn't have thought to use that!

Will definitely ask for a sample. Although I need to find somewhere that stocks it first. I don't recall ever seeing it in debenhams.

MissingTheMountain Fri 21-Mar-14 18:15:13

I have it - I don't really use it, because it takes a lot of blending to get it to be right. I'm very pale, though!

I don't see enough of a difference when it's on to make me apply it, but I don't use anything else either - just moisturise.

nikkihollis Fri 21-Mar-14 19:10:45

I find it really sort of 'oily' and it makes my face look shiney after a while. I've just gone back to Benefit Porefessional which I much prefer. Would you like to try my smashbox one Mike? I've only used a bit of it and it's just sat in my makeup box. I only bought it about 6 weeks ago. If you PM me where to send it, I'll bung it in the post.

southeastastra Fri 21-Mar-14 19:31:15

debenhams stopped doing smashbox a year or so back. most large boots do them though. def take up nikki's offer! i still use mine now and again but have recently got the shu uemura one which is alot of dosh really though but is fab. there are so many to pick from

MikeLitoris Fri 21-Mar-14 19:57:02

That's a very kind offer Nikki have pm'd you.

Is the shu uemura one the mousse? I've heard good things about it.

southeastastra Fri 21-Mar-14 20:06:49

yes, the uemura one is so light you really don't feel it. the smashbox one sort of gives you a silky feel, like you have something on your skin

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Fri 21-Mar-14 20:16:41

Lanacane is the best primer ever!

plentyofsoap Fri 21-Mar-14 20:35:54

Boots on line had a trial size smashbox products set. It had a couple of primers in, mascara and eyeliner? It was around xmas time though.

HaymitchAbarnathy Fri 21-Mar-14 20:37:57

My mum bought me a tube of the smashbox as a gift and I loved it but I've changed over to lanacane and it's just as good I think.

Piscivorus Fri 21-Mar-14 20:40:29

I don't rate the Smashbox one. I liked the Clarins primer but it was pricey, currently have a Body Shop Vit C thing which is ok and plan to try the Lanacane Anti-Chafe next

HermioneWeasley Fri 21-Mar-14 20:40:48

I bought some and can't tell the difference with with cheapie MUA primer

OscarWinningActress Fri 21-Mar-14 20:46:35

I don't like the Smashbox. I found it claggy and difficult to apply, shiny after a while and it also did something weird (maybe I put it on too soon after moisturizer?) sort of balled up into little white bits. AND it made me break out.

MikeLitoris Tue 01-Apr-14 15:40:12

Quick update. The extremely lovely nikki sent me her primer to try and I love it. I can see a big difference between this and my benefit porefessional. My make up feels like its still on at the end of the day.

Definitely something I'll buy again.

thanks Nikki

MikeLitoris Tue 01-Apr-14 15:42:46


fluffyscafe Tue 01-Apr-14 15:47:39

The best primer I have ever used is Avon magix .

Tried all the more high end ones and nothing works as well

And it's cheap

carmenelectra Tue 01-Apr-14 19:19:34

I recently bought rhe smashbox as ove been dying to try it for ages
I got the small one which was about 12.50 for a tiny tube. It says to use a pea size amount which I didnt get as that nowhere near covered my face!
Now ive started using mich more and it feels better. Still unsure whether any better than the cheap MUA one I had previously though.

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: