I have recently returned from a week in Hawaii, where the dry heat in comparison to eNZee, lengthy flight and general overindulgence left my skin a little lacking when it comeds to the moisture factor. Dewy I most certainly was not, even after one eight hour flight.
Lucky for me I’d had the foresight to pack my bottle of the new Smashbox 2-in-1, ultra luxe facial oil – which also happens to be the latest addition to their kick arse primer range. What these guys can prime away one stroke at a time is beyond belief, but this is their first oil-based primer and specifically targeted at dry, dehydrated skin like mine. It restores your canvas to its former glory, meaning that makeup just glides on your newly moist, ultra plumped skin.
The Photo Finish Primer Oil is pretty much 50 per cent primer and 50 per cent oil, but also ultra lightweight on the skin. The ultra hydrating, luxurious liquid is the first ever of its kind apparently, and I am just waiting for the avalanche of pretenders in its wake.
Combining the power of a primer with the benefits and silky feel of a facial oil, the formula nourishes skin, reduces the appearance of fine lines and leaves skin luminous, ready for makeup application. It is created using a hand-selected signature blend of 15 essential and lipid-rich plant oils - each one picked especially for their known skin benefits. Known for having a consistency similar to the sebum skin produces, the Jojoba Seed Oil in the formula is perfect for quenching skin’s thirst without being overly greasy. Selected for its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, Lavender Oil calms and cleanses the complexion, while rich in Vitamin E Argan Oil
boosts cell production for major radiance. Combined, these oils penetrate skin instantly to moisturise the complexion and create a seamless canvas, with literally no greasy after feel AT all. Love that.
You can apply it twice daily for visibly more youthful, moisturised skin, or for a gorgeous, second-skin look without sacrificing coverage, the experts recommend that you mix it in with Smashbox Studio Skin Foundation. A true multitasker, it can also be smoothed over split ends, the clavicle area for a dewy sheen, and slathered on the likes of elbows, heels and cuticles for a major hydration boost.
Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil is available now from selected Life Pharmacies, beauty spas, the Smashbox Concept Store in Ponsonby and www.smashboxcosmetics.co.nz with an RRP $83.00. Get yours now!Tweet