Friday, November 9, 2007

Snatch It Up!

We've long had a secret beauty weapon we've refused to reveal to the general public. Today, though, we're feeling generous: Underneath our flawless makeup is none other than Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer.

If you've not used a primer before, you're in for a surprise. Primers keep your makeup smooth and even, so you can say sayonara to those annoying little flakes and uneven, mottled areas. The main ingredient of a primer is silicon, which feels like silk gliding over your skin. The primer creates a barrier layer between your skin and your foundation, filling in pesky undereye areas where foundation usually gets trapped. The biggest argument for primer, though, may be that your makeup will be as fresh at midnight as it was in the morning.

Our own personal issue with foundation is that it wears off unevenly, discolors, or takes on enough shades of orange to be right at home in the Cirque du Soleil. A quick visit to Sephora to our favorite sales assistant Cheryl solved this universal problem. You apply Photo Finish to clean, moisturized skin and let it sink in, then apply your foundation as normal with fingers, brush, or sponge. And then you forget it. When you look in the mirror six hours later you'll wonder what's missing: It's all that hard work of taking your compact out of your purse and re-applying again and again and again. We don't know about you, but we have much better things to do with our time.

Photo Finish is available at Sephora stores or on line at the Sephora Web site.

Image courtesy of Sephora.

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