Get It or Forget It?: Smashbox Studio Skin Foundation


Hello there, Beauties!! Today’s Get It or Forget It is a product I’ve used in the past, but wanted to revisit it since my skin has changed since my initial use of this foundation. 


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The Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation, $42, is available at Ulta, Sephora and the Smashbox website. It comes in 22 shades, which isn’t the worst shade range on the market, but it isn’t the best out there either.

Here are the claims from the Ulta website:

Smashbox consulted global makeup artists around the world to ensure that their shade range works for all skin tones. They’re the only beauty brand with a lighting lab called Flashbox, where they test and perfect color consistency across all 22 shades in any light. Try it with their Studio Skin 24 Hour Waterproof Concealer.


  • Medium-to-full buildable coverage with a natural matte finish
  • Blurs imperfections with light-diffusing spheres
  • Stays put for 15 hours
  • Lightweight, comfortable feel
  • No touch-ups required
  • Exercise-resistant, sweat-resistant, and transfer-proof
  • Ideal for all skin types

Formulated without parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate, phthalates, oil, fragrance and talc. Vegan friendly.

Let’s address the claims real quick. I agree that this foundation is medium-to-full buildable coverage. It builds nicely on the skin, which is always ideal. There’s nothing worse than a foundation that gets janky when you try to increase the coverage. The blurring of imperfections claim? Eh, I suppose. Upon initial application, I agree that my pores weren’t as pronounced, but they definitely came out to play toward the end of the day. This happens to me with more foundations than it doesn’t, so it could just be my aggressive pore situation and not the product. It’s definitely lightweight on the skin and stayed put for a super long time without me having to touchup. I also agree that this foundation will work well for you regardless of your skin type. When I first tried this foundation, my skin was much more oily than it is now, and I found the wear time and performance to be the same in both instances.

In the photo on the left, I had had the foundation on for about four hours, and in the image on the right (excuse my hair in that pic, it was hella late and ya girl was TIRED BOOTS lol) it had been on for over twelve hours with one touch up. If you look closely at the pictures, you can see that my face didn’t look as disheveled as you’d think it would after wearing a full face of makeup for more than twelve hours.

All in all, I think that the Smashbox Studio Skin foundation (I wasn’t typing that whole long ass name again, y’all. Hashtag sorry not sorry.) is a great foundation. It lasts for a long time on the skin without breaking up or fading. It feels so nice on the skin and applies well with both a sponge and a brush, although I prefer a sponge. I find that it builds better on my skin with a sponge. Now, I will say that I did have some small pimples at the end of the week after testing this foundation, but I can’t definitively blame it on the product. It could be from the primer I used or PMS. I just wanted to let y’all know in case you have that experience as well.

Other than the suspect pimple situation, I definitely think that you should GET IT if you’re on the fence about the Smashbox Studio Skin Foundation.

Have you tried this foundation? Do you love it or hate it? Let me know in the comments below.

Until next time, Beauties!! xoxo


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