Rated 4.22 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review This is my #1 go to foundation
Since I have found this Foundation it has been my go-to. I always compare every other Foundation to this one's sweat, humidity resistant, and transfer resistant properties, which is what I love about this Foundation. I put it on in the morning around 7 and by 7 p.m. my face still looks flawless. My imperfections are still blurred and I may only have slight oil coming through which I usually just block off with a piece of toilet paper but the makeup still stays on. I always work in jobs where I'm moving around a lot and constantly busting a sweat, so I need a foundation that stays in place and doesn't look like a separated mess at the end of the day. I am also a guy so I need a foundation that is light enough to not settle into my pores but heavy enough to cover imperfections without looking like makeup. I always get compliments on my skin and how radiant it looks. I also like this Foundation because it is a Demi matte Finish, so the natural Radiance of your skin does shine through a little bit unlike some matte foundations that completely take all the Natural Glow away from your skin and make you look like there's chalk particles in your makeup. I find I can get the product to go further if I use my fingers which I did in the beginning, however, I have invested in a foundation brush, but no matter the foundation brush I still feel product absorbs into the brushes so I like to use my fingertips most of the time. I can't say enough good things about this Foundation I've tried others and I literally always come back to this one, I just wish they would carry a little bit more shades (which they have released a few more) but in the world where most makeup lines carry 42 shades of foundation I think this one only carries 20 Shades or so. I am normally a 3.1 in Smashbox but I also use 2.74 as well as 3.2 it just depends on the undertone of my skin that Day. I feel many foundations are stepping up their game to match the benefits of this Foundation.
Most Helpful Critical Review Not for me
To be honest, there isn't a whole lot I liked about this foundation.
COLOR: I got a sample of this in Shade 2.2 The color was good in terms of not being too light or too dark. But I think this foundation is definitely geared towards people with yellowish undertones. My skin is light-medium with cool undertones. As a result, this foundation looked very yellow on me.
COVERAGE: Other reviewers have stated this is a medium to full coverage foundation. I don't agree. In my opinion, this gives light to barely medium coverage. Definitely not as good as my Makeup Forever Mat Velvet. I also found this foundation extremely difficult to blend. I like fast drying foundations, but this one dries almost as soon as it touches your skin. No matter how much I tried to blend it, it never really cooperated. It basically just sat on the surface of my skin. Due to a genetic disease, I have alot of redness and small bumps on my face, which make me very self-conscious. This foundation did almost nothing to cover the redness, and emphasized every bump on my face. Definitely not the look I was hoping for.
BUILDABLE: In my humble opinion, this foundation is not AT ALL buildable. One layer doesn't cover much of anything, but attempting to use any more than that makes it look heavy, cakey, and very unnatural. It took me 3x as long as normal to apply my makeup. And I absolutely hated the results when I was done. There was no way I was gong to work looking that way. So I removed it and reapplied my Mat Velvet. In my opinion, the Mat Velvet is superior in regards to coverage, looking natural, and buildability. I can't realy say if it stays on 15 hours or not, because I didn't leave it on for more than about 10 minutes. I would recommend this foundation to people with yellowish skin tones and no major flaws. But if you have any type of scars, bumps, or fine lines, I wouldn't recommend this foundation.
I'm glad I only got a sample of this rather than splurging on a full-size bottle off the bat. I'm glad I tried it, but I won't be purchasing a full-sized bottle, and intend to stick with the Mat Velvet.
Reviewed by 2887 customers Perfect match
Kali from Ohio
Used the color match app and it is perfect.
Wasn't For Me..
Gabby from Minnesota
I usually wear Tarte's Face Tape but with winter coming I needed a lighter shade so figured what better time to try a different brand. I wasn't impressed and was a little bummed about it. I felt I had little to no coverage, and when I tried to build it got cakey. My skin was increasingly oily throughout the day to the point where I started to look shiny. (I do have combination skin so oily isn't super unusual but this seemed even more than normal) However, my S-I-L loves this foundation and is the one who suggested but she has dry skin so I'm concluding it's just not for oily people.
Sylvia from NM
I really like this makeup.
GymMom from Phoenix
I apply this foundation with a blending sponge that I tap on my face not smear. This foundation blends well and I can layer very well with this by putting more foundation on one area of my face than others and it doesn't look fake or cakey. I sweat probably all day and I love that it stays on! I live in Phoenix, a gym teacher and mom of two boys. I am very active.
My Holy Grail 🙌
V from Colorado
Best foundation ever.
First time user of smash box foundation
Deya from Phoenix, AZ
I used this foundation for a day at the lake. I was at the lake for about 7 hours and I was in and out the water. It stayed out for most of the day. I still had coverage at the end of the day. It would break up around my nose and forehead area during the time at the lake.
Flawless! Stays on!
Dee from Manchester nh
Flawless! Stays on!
One of my all time favorites!!!
Aves from Oklahoma
Hands down is one of the best products I've ever used!
Tomadeupjazz from AZ
Sooo maybe I have to go in store to now find my shade but why would smashbox discontinue shade 4.05. I loved this foundation and would have gladly repurchased it but it's gone. And I'm irritated
kay from Southern California
this foundation is so good!! no flashback, wide shade range & medium coverage that you can build! I do have an oily t-zone so I get some shine after a few hours but I don't mind.
Bring back 15 hour
Not happy from Earth
I bought this a few months back. Horrible. Enhanced pores big time. I have sensitive dry skin in the winter and slightly combo (oily T-zone) in the summer. Absolutely awful. The 15 hour formula was incredible. This stuff is a nightmare for your pores. Shows texture. It was long lasting but not worth looking older and gross. Avoid.
Not my 1st time buying this product
Juana from MI
Love this foundation. Stays put for 15 hrs.
All Time FAV Foundation
Elaine from PA
I've been using this foundation for 5 years and absolutely Luv it's coverage, staying power & finish. It's best applied w/ a damp beauty sponge & just melts into the skin. I have combo, sensitive & acne-prone skin and it has never broken me out. I just blot a few times on very long days & it looks like I just applied it. Will continue to buy & use. Highly recommend!
I from Los Angeles
I used it for a week and my face broke out like crazy! If you have sensitive or drying skin this is not for you. Never again. It was nearly full and I tossed it away.
ended up returning
Katie from Mooresville
I ended up returning because with power I looked horrible
Holy grail foundation
Kenzie from Modeato ca
I love this foundation! It's is super light weight and hydrating and easy to build up depending on what type of coverage you want. Some days i work and want something light and just use a little and it looks great and sometimes i build it up for nights out. I highly recommend this foundation!
Amber from Wv
I have the most sensitive skin ever and it never broke me out! It has really good coverage and it's buildable! It always made my skin look hydrated all the time but I will say use this product with there water spray primer to get the best results!
Best Foundation for over 35
Liz from New Mexico
My skin is on the dryer side because of the climate I live in and while this moisturizes it does not smear or crease. I have file lines around my mouth and forehead and it does not cake or settle into those lines. This is my favorite go to foundation.
It's a decent coverage and texture
Liz from Jacksonville NC
I should have gone a shade darker. Since the covid and not being able to test made it difficult to settle on the color but overall it's a nice dinner out foundation.
Perfect in my book
Jojo from Las cruces nm
So ive been trying different foundations during this pandemic due to now we have to wear masks, so i needed a foundation that would not come off too much or nothing at all, well this is it for anyone with oily skin this works amazing
Basic Betty from North Carolina
When I was getting into makeup I knew foundation shade was the MOST IMPORTANT. I went with this foundation because it matched me perfectly. I honestly can wear it year around. It is somewhat sheer so I say make sure you color correct/conceal before applying the foundation.
I get compliments on it all the time. I usually wear it with the smashbox primer and laura mercier setting powder in medium deep.
However, some days it is radiant and some days its semi-matte. It could be just be my fear of looking like a grease ball so I check often lol.
Very cakey and brings out fine lines and wrinkles
Sara from Mass
I've used this foundation in the past and have had much better results. However the last time I purchased it this foundation was super cakey, greasy and sticky. Makeup sponges just absorb the product and with a brush it was super streaky. Some parts of my face the foundation wouldn't even stick to and others had huge creases from the foundation just completely settling into every fine line and wrinkle. Overall I looked 90 years old and my skin looks more uneven and blotchy than without any foundation.
Great for acne prone skin!
Maddy with the Brows from MI
This has been my favorite for a while! It looks great on, does not cause my skin to break out, doesn't look oily (but also not excessively matte!) And it lasts all day, even in the heat!
My favorite Foundation, Sweatproof!
Nana River from michigan city IN
I love using this foundation daily. It is light but gives me enough coverage. It gets me through the heat and humiditity of Florida. I also love that it will last over 15 hours of wearing. it is an amazing foundation.
Namira from Virginia
This stuff is way too liquidy and does not have medium coverage. It takes quite a few pumps to get any sort of coverage. It clings to dry spots and texture. The only good things is it feels like you're not wearing any foundation because it's very lightweight. But it you have dry or combo skin I would not recommend this.