Smashbox Complexion Try it Kit in Light
Heyyyy ladies!! It has been way too long since I have put up a blog post. SO SORRY!! Anyways lets get to my review on these products that come in this kit. I bought this kit in Sephora for $49 in the shade light. All of the products do match my skin well. I'd say the foundation does have yellow undertones in it which is perfect for me since I have both yellow and beige undertones in my skin.
Smashbox High Definition foundation: This product has 0.5 fl. oz. and claims to have antiaging and firming ingredients that help to make the skin smoother and provides vitamin c to fight free radicals. This foundation also claims to leave the skin flawless with its lightweight coverage. First off I wouldn't say this foundation is a must have. My Neutrogena Shine Control foundation is ten times better than this. This foundation is light coverage and buildable to a slight medium coverage and gives a dewy finish but isn't too greasy. When I bought this set I had high hopes for it since this is a high end line. I am extremely disappointed with this foundation because it does nothing to cover up my problem areas and just isn't worth the money at all. For all of the high definition hype I was expecting to be wowed by this foundation, but instead I was sadly disappointed. The one fluid ounce full size foundation is worth $39. However this foundation would probably be good for someone who doesn't have oily skin or trouble areas and who is looking for a lightweight and light coverage foundation, but be aware that this foundation is not worth $39 and will not give you a high definition finish at all so I suggest you just buy this kit and test it out first. I also do not like the pump on this foundation, it was poorly made and makes a mess as you pump the foundation out.
Halo To Go Hydrating Perfecting Powder: This powder has 0.25 oz. This powder has many claims to it such as it being the very first anti-aging powder that has the science of skin care built in it and has a formulation of pure gold, 48 minerals, 11 amino acids and a powerful peptide. I can go on and on with the description of this powder, but I won't because I honestly am not satisfied with this powder either. Maybe its just me, but whenever I make a high end purchase I expect so much from the product. This powder is not amazing or any different from drugstore powders. I only used this powder a few times along with the foundation and I wasn't impressed. It did not give a medium or full coverage, it was a rather light coverage. I now have the powder in my mua kit to use it on clients that prefer a light coverage. The packaging of this product will make a mess just like the Elf & Makeup Forever translucent powders so be careful when you open it.
High Definition Concealer: The concealer has 0.2 oz. This claims to have a weightless liquid formula that gives a natural finish and provides buildable coverage. When I first tried this concealer I was impressed by it and the full coverage it gave. Now this concealer is good and lives up to what it claims. The only thing that
I don't like about this concealer is the applicator. You have to be careful when you squeeze out the concealer and that you don't press too hard because a lot will come out. With this concealer all you need is a little to cover dark circles or blemishes. The full size concealer is 27 oz. and is for $20. Honestly if you have the Hard Candy Glamoflauge concealer than you don't need this concealer. Both concealers are similar, but the Hard Candy concealer is much better than this one and has more coverage.
Photo Finish Foundation Primer: Their is 0.25 oz. in this primer. This claims to be a sixty percent water based primer and is good for people that have oily, acne prone and sensitive skin. I do have to say that I honestly love this primer. It applies soft and smooth onto my skin and controls my oils. My foundation lasts for more than eight hours and stays in place all day. This is the only product I highly recommend from this kit!
All Around Thoughts
As you can tell I was not impressed with most of the products that came in this kit. This is a good try it kit for someone who would like to try out a few high end products. The only product I liked from this kit was the primer and maybe the concealer. You do not get full size products in this kit only samples. None of the products from this kit broke me out or gave me a bad reaction. I hope this review was helpful in some way. If you have any questions please let me know through a comment or tweet @kaykaysbag