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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 507 reviews)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Long-lasting (399)
  • Easy to apply (381)
  • Blends well (365)
  • Goes on smoothly (359)
  • Good pigmentation (304)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (100)
  • Poor coverage (35)
  • Difficult to apply (32)
  • Heavy (32)
  • Doesn't stay on (25)

Best Uses

  • Full coverage (282)
  • Light to medium coverage (167)
  • Acne-prone or oily skin (161)
  • Normal skin (136)
  • Sensitive skin (129)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (276), Budget shopper (162)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (231), Medium (216), Deep (36)

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5.0

Best ever!

By Angie

from LA

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Easy To Apply
  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Good Pigmentation

Cons

  • Pricey / Poor Value

Best Uses

  • Light To Medium Coverage

Comments about Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation:

I love this foundation! I love how it stays put. I can work outside and sweat and at the end of the day I still have makeup on. I stopped wearing smashbox powder a while back and I wear this foundation alone. I add a little blush and eyeshadow and it looks great all day long! This is pretty pricey, but you get what you pay for. If I need some extra coverage I just apply it heavier with my brush for a lighter coverage just smooth over face until you get your desired results. LOVE THIS!!!

  • Skin Tone:
  • Fair
 
5.0

Best Foundation I've Ever Purchased

By Makeup Mary

from Minneapolis, MN

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Full Coverage
  • Normal Skin

Comments about Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation:

I bought this foundation for my best friend's wedding, as I wanted a foundation that:
-I wouldn't need to re-apply too often
-Would provide full coverage
-Wasn't incredibly heavy
-Would photograph well.

I am blown away. Not only does my skin look flawless, but it looks flawless ALL DAY! It is heavier than I would like, but much lighter than something like a MAC foundation. Oftentimes I find that I don't even need to put on concealer because the coverage of this product is so beautiful. I am in love. HIGHLY recommend!

  • Skin Tone:
  • Medium

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Love this product!

By Lizzy

from Philadelphia, PA

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Long-Lasting

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dry Skin
    • Full Coverage

    Comments about Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation:

    I love this foundation! I apply it early in the morning before work and it lasts all the way into the evening hours. It's hydrating which is great and provides a flawless finish. It does dry quickly when applying it so you have to make sure to blend well. I always get compliments on my skin when I wear this foundation.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair
     
    5.0

    I like it.

    By Nina

    from Alabama

    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

      • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
      • Light To Medium Coverage
      • Mature Skin
      • Normal Skin
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation:

      This foundation is okay. I am a medium dark African American woman. I am I. The shade 4.1. I have to mix with a much lighter bb cream to get my perfect shade. I the cooler seasons I am 3.4. Although the coverage is medium coverage, I still have to wear my concealer. It last through out the day with minimum blotting. I have normal skin with extremely oily t-zone.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Deep
       
      5.0

      Amazingly long lasting & really sweat proof!

      By SD Girl

      from Sioux Falls, SD

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
        • Full Coverage
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation:

        I use this product daily. I was seeking out a sweat proof foundation - I got that and MORE! A little product goes a long way. Less than a full pump (maybe half a pump?) will cover half of my face at a medium to full coverage level. So while the cost of the product is more than I am accustomed to paying, I expect to get extended use of the product in comparison. Not only does the product last through sweat, I don't end up with big oily spots in my T-zone like I do with other makeups. Some makeups do make my skin itchy but I have not had that issue. I was worried about the more full coverage of this makeup causing breakouts but I have not had that issue either. I am so happy with this purchase - this foundation does what it says and stands up even to the sweatiest of work outs! Great, great product!

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        5.0

        Love it!!

        By Jenn

        from New braunfels

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Best Foundation Ever

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation:

            Great :)

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            2.0

            Color is Off!

            By Audrey77

            from Boca Raton, Fl

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation:

                The color offers are just off. Too orange-y, or dark. May be best for medium or dark skin tones. Returned.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                dislike

                By tay

                from San Manuel

                Comments about Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation:

                I was pleased with the product at first but then it get clumpy and looked as if it never dried. It would clump on my face making my pores so visible.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                LOVE THIS PRODUCT

                By clh

                from Louisville Ky

                Comments about Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation:

                I have oily skin, and was skeptical about buying a liquid makeup to help reduce shine, but I went ahead and bout this foundation. I will NEVER go back to using maybelline foundation. Smashbox has created a foundation that helps reduce shine for a full day at work or school. definitely worth the high price in my opinion. at times I did have to retouch a tad, but never excess.

                 
                2.0

                Skip It

                By Alyssa

                from Raleigh, NC

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Blends Well
                • Easy To Apply
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Doesn't Stay On
                • Poor Coverage
                • Pricey / Poor Value

                Best Uses

                • Dry Skin
                • Light To Medium Coverage
                • Normal Skin

                Comments about Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation:

                Was looking forward to this product replacing my Revlon Color Stay, which is my holy grail but I am looking for something cruelty-free. Despite the promise of 15 hour wear, i feel this foundation never sets. It stays shiny and slick and wears off easily. Also it only has about medium coverage and is not very buildable. I will use it up, but not repurchase.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Deep

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                • Q:

                  I have been matched to alabaster in Clinique super balanced foundation- the same shade in their even better foundation goes orange on me. I have also been matched to Estée Lauder double wear in ecru although in winter I tend to mix this with a lighter one. How dark do your shades come up and do you cater for neutral undertones? I am having a real problem with finding a replacement foundation for double wear as it just gets too drying. Please could you advise me on shade and whether this foundation would benefit my dry skin. Also, am I likely to go orange with this? Is it buildable? Clinique's even better foundation made me go bright orange!!
                  Asked on 6/9/2015 by Meg from Dorset, UK

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    All Smashbox foundations feature neutral-to-yellow undertones (not cool/pink, and not orange). We recommend testing shades Light Golden Beige 2.2, Light Beige 2.1, and Warm Fair 1.2 at your nearest ULTA Beauty store to determine your best match:
                    http://www.ulta.com/ulta/stores/storelocator.jsp

                    Answered on 6/9/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                • Q:

                  I wear Clinique pore refining solutions, #11 honey, what color would best suit me, I have fair skin with yellow undertones. I can go a shade lighter then the honey. The change after all these years is due to cruelty free products. I have oily skin and prone to breakouts, never broke out from the Clinique, but will longer purchase due to animal testing.
                  Asked on 5/31/2015 by Hailey

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    For those with fair skin tones and yellow/warm undertones, we recommend Warm Fair 1.2, though it is always best to test the shades in person at your nearest ULTA Beauty store:
                    http://www.ulta.com/ulta/stores/storelocator.jsp

                    Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation features a matte finish and is oil-free. It's formulated for all skin types, but it gets extra love from those with oily/combo skin types! :-)

                    Smashbox Cosmetics' official response regarding animal testing is detailed below:

                    Do you test on animals?
                    We don't test on animals, nor ask others to test on our behalf, except where required by law.

                    What countries require animal testing?
                    China, most notably, in addition to a few others that conduct testing by law of cosmetic products or ingredients to demonstrate safety.

                    Does Smashbox sell in any of these countries?
                    No.

                    What are we doing to end animal testing?
                    Our founders launched with a commitment to end animal testing, and that commitment remains. For instance, we only conduct or commission in vitro/human volunteer testing to show our products are safe, and we're part of the European Partnership for Alternatives to Animal Testing, among other efforts.

                    We hope this info helps!

                    Answered on 6/5/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                • Q:

                  I love my Smashbox High Definition Healthy FX Foundation but got discontinued and thinking to change to this product. Is this product similar to my discontinued? My shade is Light L2, which should I use?
                  Asked on 5/19/2015 by Monica from Chicago, U.S.

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    The direct replacement for the discontinued Smashbox High Definition Healthy Fx Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 is the Smashbox Liquid Halo HD Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15, which features a radiant finish and sheer-to-medium coverage:
                    http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod5580073

                    Studio Skin features a matte finish and medium-to-full coverage. Both foundations are oil-free and suitable for all skin types.

                    In Liquid Halo HD, your best match may be shade Light Beige 3 (light beige for light complexions). In Studio Skin, your best match may be shade 2.2 (light golden beige) or shade 2.1 (light beige). We recommend testing these products and shades at your nearest ULTA Beauty store to find your perfect match:
                    http://www.ulta.com/ulta/stores/storelocator.jsp

                    Answered on 5/20/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                • Q:

                  Is this product fragrance free?
                  Asked on 5/18/2015 by Jackie from NJ

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Yes, Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation is fragrance-free.

                    Answered on 5/20/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                • Q:

                  Does this product photograph well with no flash back? Also, will it keep me matte through out the day if I have super oily Tee Zone?
                  Asked on 5/17/2015 by Jess from Atlanta, GA

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    All Smashbox products are photo-tested in a professional studio environment to ensure optimal photo performance. This foundation is long wearing (15 hours!) and should not cause "flashback".

                    To further increase wear and keep skin and makeup looking fresh, first apply a Smashbox primer. We recommend Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light to keep oily skin perfectly mattified:
                    http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod3590043

                    Answered on 5/19/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                • Q:

                  I usually wear classic ivory to light ivory in covergirl products. However, most foundations come out rather orange on my fair skin. what color would you recommend in this brand?
                  Asked on 5/17/2015 by fair lady from Klamath Falls, OR

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    We suggest testing the two fairest shades, Fair 1.1 (cool/pink undertones) and Warm Fair 1.2 (neutral-warm/yellow undertones) at your nearest ULTA Beauty store to determine your best match:
                    http://www.ulta.com/ulta/stores/storelocator.jsp

                    Answered on 5/19/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                • Q:

                  Is this foundation recommended for dry skin?
                  Asked on 5/16/2015 by maria from vallejo

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    This foundation features a hydrating formula and works beautifully when applied over moisturizer and primer such as Photo Finish.

                    Answered on 5/19/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                • Q:

                  I am the shade alabaster in the even better Clinique foundation, whatever shade would I be in this foundation?
                  Asked on 5/1/2015 by Daisy

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  I use UD 4.5 and was wondering what would come the closest to that?
                  Asked on 4/30/2015 by Jennifer from Aberdeen ms

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    We suggest Natural Beige 2.4 as your best match, though we 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 5/1/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                • Q:

                  Does this product give a matte or dewy finish?
                  Asked on 4/23/2015 by katey

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation features a matte finish and is oil-free. It's formulated for all skin types, but it gets extra love from those with oily/combo skin types! :-)

                    Answered on 4/24/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
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