If you’re going away this Christmas or know someone who likes to travel a lot, then the Smashbox Holidaze Photo Finish Set makes an ideal gift. No one wants to be lugging about numerous full size products for a weekend away, so travel sets are perfect. I love Smashbox but haven’t really bought anything from them this year, but I couldn’t resist this.
The Holidaze packaging is gorgeous, although not very festive, but it is bright and eye-catching and has been designed by L.A. artist Jen Stark. Inside you get three travel-sized products, which are a good size and certainly big enough for taking away with you without taking up too much space in your bag.
Photo Finish Primer Water
I love Smashbox’s Primer Water as it’s a great little multi-tasker. You can use it as a primer, a setting spray and as a facial mist. The formula contains electrolytes that revitalise and hydrate your face and it covers your face with a fine veil so you have the perfect surface for your makeup application. I love using this in the summer especially, as I find it really refreshing and it works really well with some of my lighter foundations. It does work well during the rest of the year and with some heavier foundations, but for me, it is better with lightweight makeup.
Original Photo Finish Primer
Now this is the primer that I prefer at this time of year when I need to wear slightly heavier makeup. The formula is oil-free and transparent and it literally melts onto your skin. It reduces the appearance of your pores, imperfections and fine lines and gives you a smooth and blurred finish. I find this to be quite similar to Benefit The Porefessional, but I prefer this one as it’s not greasy, which sometimes I find with Benefit. This also contains peptides and vitamins to provide you with some protection against environmental aggressors.
Photo Finish Primerizer
I hadn’t tried this before, but I’m glad that I have now as it’s so good. Again, it’s a multi-tasker, so great for that smaller makeup bag, as it is a primer and moisturiser in one. I am sometimes a bit wary of these duo products, but I’ve enjoyed trying this. It contains Hyaluronic Acid and Niacinamide and it plumps up your skin as well as adding hydration, so your skin is ready for your makeup. The formula is lightweight, non-greasy and silky and feels nice on the skin. I was pleasantly surprised with how well my foundation applied and stayed in place after using this.