Smashbox is a beauty brand born out of a real photo studio—the legendary Smashbox Studios in L.A. which was founded by Dean and Davis Factor, great-grandsons of Hollywood Makeup Legend Max Factor. Smashbox Cosmetics launched in 1996 saying ‘If the products work in rough studio light, they will work in the real world’ and since then, it has some of the most amazing products and not to forget their signature product, Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer, which is still the best-seller from the brand since it launched. I am sharing a few products which I have been testing and were on rotation since last few days.

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer review, Cover Shot Eye Palette in Petal-Metal, and Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick swatches

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer is a clear face primer gel smoothes skin and blurs flaws. It was developed to help makeup look better and last longer on set. I have combination skin and have skin imperfections like pigmentation and spots from my breakouts.

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer review, Cover Shot Eye Palette in Petal-Metal, and Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick swatches

I have used this primer few times and it works pretty well with my skin, blurs the pores and imperfections, and I did notice the makeup stayed a bit longer than the days I am not using any primer. The foundation applied nicely over the primer.

Smashbox Cover Shot Eye Palette in Petal-Metal is a curated mix of colors, formulas, and finishes so you can nail the latest trends and create your own looks. Each portable palette includes six eyeshadows and two double-size base shades in a range of finishes. The shades give intense pigment payoff and blends is easy.

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer review, Cover Shot Eye Palette in Petal-Metal, and Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick swatches

I love rose gold shades and this wearable rainbow of petal-soft rose gold glides on in one swipe, with amazing pigment in one swipe. The formula is very smooth and buttery. Each shade beautifully blooms to create effortless matte day looks and sultry metallic evening looks. I am really liking the formula, the shades are perfect to create multiple looks this season.

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer review, Cover Shot Eye Palette in Petal-Metal, and Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick swatches

Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick is a liquid matte lipstick available in a range of new metallics, bolds, and nudes. It is specifically formulated to be comfortable and not dry out your lips.

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer review, Cover Shot Eye Palette in Petal-Metal, and Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick swatches

The formula is lightweight and creamy, glides on easily on the lips and then it is all matte yet comfortable on the lips. It does not dry out the lips, and as mentioned it is very lightweight like I did forget a few times if I have something on my lips.

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer review, Cover Shot Eye Palette in Petal-Metal, and Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick swatches

The staying power is really good considering it is comfortable and not drying. The liquid lipstick is available in a wide range of lip colors, from vibrant, bright shades to muted, neutrals.

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer review, Cover Shot Eye Palette in Petal-Metal, and Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick swatches

Smashbox products are available at Smashbox.ca, beauty boutique by Shoppers Drug Mart, Sephora Canada, and Sephora.

*Press samples