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SmashboxStudio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation
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Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation

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SmashboxStudio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation
 
4.3

(based on 463 reviews)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Long-lasting (371)
  • Easy to apply (352)
  • Blends well (340)
  • Goes on smoothly (329)
  • Good pigmentation (281)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (92)
  • Poor coverage (33)
  • Difficult to apply (29)
  • Heavy (28)
  • Doesn't stay on (22)

Best Uses

  • Full coverage (256)
  • Light to medium coverage (153)
  • Acne-prone or oily skin (148)
  • Normal skin (123)
  • Sensitive skin (121)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (253), Budget shopper (148)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (213), Medium (197), Deep (33)

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4.0

Lasts All Day

By misskarenxo

from Tacoma, WA

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Good Pigmentation
  • Long-Lasting
  • Matte Finish

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
    • Full Coverage
    • Light To Medium Coverage

    Comments about Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation:

    I was in the market for a product that I could use everyday. MAC Prolong wear was my staple but I was getting breakouts and wanted to try something different. This was recommended by the BA because I wanted a full coverage foundation with long lasting abilities. My skin tends to be dry so I always need to moisturize and prime my skin so that I don't get those annoying dry patches. If you have dry skin you will find that this product will cling to those patches if you do not take care of them prior to application. I would definitely repurchase this again :)

    • Skin Tone:
    • Deep
     
    5.0

    Good Stuff!!!

    By The product junkie

    from wichita, ks

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Easy To Apply
    • Good Pigmentation
    • Long-Lasting
    • Matte Finish

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation:

        I tried this product in hopes of finding something that would give me great coverage and that would stay put. That's exactly what I got with this product! I tried several other foundations and none had the staying power of this foundation. I don't think that anything else I could try will top this. My only negative comment is that it feels a little drying. I realized that I would have to put on extra moisturizer to help keep my skin from feeling tight. I'm not sure how it's "hydrating" because I didn't feel that benefit, but I still LOVE this product and have learned how to combat the drying effect. Will definitely keep buying this!

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        3.0

        definitely not a full coverage makeup

        By Stacy

        from Athens GA

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Goes On Smoothly
        • Lightweight
        • Long-Lasting

        Cons

        • Poor Coverage

        Best Uses

        • Light To Medium Coverage

        Comments about Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation:

        Pricey. Doesn't cover well. Seems to last a fair amount of time but definitely not 15 hours at full coverage.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        5.0

        Long wearing

        By Nursemorgan

        from Kentucky

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Long wearing

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation:

            Love this foundation! Very long lasting.
            I'm a nurse and work 12 hour shifts and this make up holds up great!

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            3.0

            Returned it

            By Renay1255

            from Sacramento,CA

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

              Comments about Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation:

              I didn't like they way it went on nor did I think it gives natural coverage. Used twice and then returned. Felt gross.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium
               
              2.0

              Just Okay

              By MJ918

              from New York, NY

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Matte Finish

              Cons

              • Difficult To Apply
              • Doesn't Blend Well
              • Pricey / Poor Value

              Best Uses

                Comments about Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation:

                I've heard great things about Smashbox and I was having terrible breakouts after switching to a drugstore brand and needed something quick.

                The foundation is incredibly hard to spread/blend and sets almost immediately when touching your skin so I need one full pump for each side of my face and only 1oz of product goes quick. One good thing is that it did result in my breakouts stopping so it is good for even the most sensitive skin (mine is highly sensitive, I can only use one brand of soap!!)

                Not liking the product was fine but what I was angry about was the customer service. The saleswomen only showed me Smashbox, which was conveniently directly behind them, and made no recommendations when I asked for an alternative to consider. They said "they are all pretty much the same". I felt like they either had an incentive to sell Smashbox or were just lazy whereas their rival store goes above and beyond with anything you need. If they don't have a good recommendation they will find someone who does and I will be making the longer trip there in the future.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair
                 
                4.0

                good stuff

                By Suzanne

                from Pasadena, CA

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Blends Well
                • Easy To Apply
                • Goes On Smoothly
                • Good Pigmentation
                • Lightweight
                • Long-Lasting
                • Matte Finish
                • Noncomodegenic

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Full Coverage
                  • Mature Skin

                  Comments about Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation:

                  This stuff is great

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Fair
                   
                  1.0

                  Wanted to love it, but returning it...

                  By zjamai

                  from chicago, il

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Long-Lasting
                  • Matte Finish

                  Cons

                  • Difficult To Apply
                  • Heavy
                  • Poor Coverage
                  • Pricey / Poor Value

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation:

                    I usually buy cheaper foundation like Maybelline, L'Oreal, etc. I was ready to invest heavily on a foundation that lasts long and provides great coverage. After reviewing so many, this one definitely took the cake for positive reviews. I was a little hesitant because there are quite a few reviews stating that it's difficult to blend and can be cakey. That was my fear, as I have combination skin: dry spots in certain areas of my face, and an oily T-zone. I decided to take a chance and shelled out the $ for this foundation. I tried it twice, using different methods of application (fingers, sponge and foundation brush) and I just hate it!! I so want to love this foundation....but I just can't. It doesn't blend easily into my skin, you have to work really quickly or it dries and gets cakey quickly. I tried to even it out with some CC cream on top and finishing powder...but I just don't have the time to be blending for 20 minutes a day. And after all was said and done, I wasn't impressed with the coverage and overall look. It may have staying power, but my blotchy face is not worth it! This will be going back today and my search for the perfect long-wearing foundation continues :(

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Medium
                     
                    5.0

                    LOVE LOVE LOVE

                    By mjw

                    from Birmingham, Al

                    About Me Budget Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Blends Well
                    • Easy To Apply
                    • Goes On Smoothly
                    • Good Pigmentation
                    • Lightweight
                    • Long-Lasting
                    • Matte Finish
                    • Noncomodegenic

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Full Coverage
                      • Light To Medium Coverage

                      Comments about Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation:

                      If you are looking for a photo finish foundation this is for you!!! It is totally awesome! I am in my forties so I like to have full coverage now and this is light but creates full coverage! So easy to put on and blends so beautiful with my skin! I suggest using the Halo or Photo Finish powder!!

                      • Skin Tone:
                      • Fair
                       
                      5.0

                      I do and will keep buying this product!

                      By Bella

                      from Sacramento'

                      About Me Brand Buyer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • I Never Break Out
                      • It Lastest All Day
                      • Its Not Oily

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation:

                          I tried alot of different foundations but always come back to Smashbox. I really like that its not oily and it will look good even after a long day at work.

                          • Skin Tone:
                          • Medium

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                          • Q:

                            I have been using urban decay naked in a 2.5 and i like it but my skin is still overly oily. I read that this product is like one of the top 10 for oily skin. how true and what shade?
                            Asked on 2/20/2015 by court from cadiz ky

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Reviewer

                              A:

                              Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation is formulated for all skin types and is oil-free. It provides a lasting matte finish. We think it's a great option for you! Light Golden Beige 2.2 may be your best match. We recommend testing this shade at your nearest ULTA store to ensure it is perfect for your complexion:
                              http://www.ulta.com/ulta/stores/storelocator.jsp

                              Answered on 2/23/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                          • Q:

                            I wear nude in neutrogena nourishing long wear foundation, which shade is closest?
                            Asked on 2/19/2015 by Nina from ny,ny

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Reviewer

                              A:

                              Natural Beige 2.4 may be your best match, though we do recommend testing this shade at your nearest ULTA store to ensure it is perfect for you:
                              http://www.ulta.com/ulta/stores/storelocator.jsp

                              Answered on 2/23/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                          • Q:

                            I'm around a NC 25. What color would I wear on this foundation?
                            Asked on 2/19/2015 by Peggy from United States

                            1 answer

                          • Q:

                            I came in the other day to my local ULTA and was color matched to Stila's Stay All Day Foundation and Concealer in the lightest shade "1" Bare. What shade would I be in this?
                            Asked on 2/14/2015 by KD from DE

                            1 answer

                          • Q:

                            I'm a 5 on the halo foundation. Which color will I need for this foundation? And for the halo powder
                            Asked on 2/11/2015 by jan from chicago

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Reviewer

                              A:

                              We recommend shade 2.4 Natural Beige as your best match. In the Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder, we recommend shade Light/Medium.

                              Answered on 2/12/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                          • Q:

                            Which shades are more yellow toned? I have medium skin with yellow undertones and would love to know which shade will work best for me
                            Asked on 2/11/2015 by Yellow toned from Philly, PA

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Reviewer

                              A:

                              All shades feature neutral-to-golden undertones. Smashbox creates all shades of their foundations with more golden undertones, as Smashbox has found that golden undertone foundations photograph better and appear more natural. Smashbox Studio Skin, however, does provide a more neutral finish than other golden foundations.

                              Answered on 2/11/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                          • Q:

                            I have oily acne prone skin... will this work for my skin type? Also, I wear the shade Stromboli from Nars Sheer Glow. Which shade would work best for me?
                            Asked on 2/10/2015 by Stromboli from Philly, PA

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Reviewer

                              A:

                              Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation is formulated for all skin types and is oil-free. It provides a lasting matte finish. We think it's a great option for you!

                              Natural Beige 2.4 may be your best match. We recommend testing this shade at your nearest ULTA store to ensure it is perfect for your complexion:
                              http://www.ulta.com/ulta/stores/storelocator.jsp

                              Answered on 2/11/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                          • Q:

                            I am using bare minerals medium beige right now...what shade would you recommend?
                            Asked on 2/5/2015 by Melissa from MA

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Reviewer

                              A:

                              We suggest Medium Beige 3.1 as your best match.

                              Answered on 2/5/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                          • Q:

                            I am currently using Nars sheer glow foundation in the shade Deauville. Can you tell me which one of these Studio Skin shades would be closest to that one?
                            Asked on 2/2/2015 by funstuff63 from Burlington, WA

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Reviewer

                              A:

                              For light, neutral complexions such as yours, we suggest shade Light Beige 2.1. We recommend testing this shade at your nearest ULTA store to ensure it is perfect for your complexion:
                              http://www.ulta.com/ulta/stores/storelocator.jsp

                              Answered on 2/3/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                          • Q:

                            Is this foundation full coverage?
                            Asked on 1/27/2015 by ale from Colorado, US

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Reviewer

                              A:

                              Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation provides buildable medium-to-full coverage.

                              Answered on 1/27/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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