This is probably one of my favourite types of post to do, and is one I look forward to it each month. The basis behind it being, each month I bring you my first impressions on three beauty samples that I have tested.
Once again this month I have been able to group together another set of samples from the same brand, enabling me to do another brand focus.
So who am I talking about then? Why Smashbox of course. This is a brand that I love for it’s high quality products.
I tend to purchase from their online store, hence I have accumulated some brilliant luxury samples. They always include a luxury sample with your order, and often have offer codes for some extra free goodies. Delivery is free so this is such a great way of getting a bit more bang for your buck. In fact they have a week of special offers running currently with full size free treats all week.
Smashbox Camera ready BB cream in light – £27
I feel this warms my complection up nicely and does a good job of blurring imperfections. The picture below is with just the BB cream alone. As you can see by the hair I’m having a lazy day here. I would feel self conscious about doing the school run or popping to the shops like this.
This works well equally well though as a base for a more glam look. this is me before heading out to a BBQ. I have added some concealer, powder, blush and highlight. Personally I think I’m looking pretty good.
It’s worth noting also if you are a fair skinned girly like myself that this has an SPF of 35, making it perfect for the summer. I have already ordered a full size whoops!!
The second product is the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer – £25
The oil free formula provides a lovely surface for applying my face, without clogging my skin. I believe it makes a perfect combo with the BB cream above. My make-up lasts longer and just looks so much better. What more can a girl want?
I want to purchase a full size of this but im trying to be good girl at the moment. Primers seems to be the type of sample that I always have a few of so never really have to buy it. If I had to though this would be my first choice.
Lastly is Smashboxes Legendary Lipgloss in the shade Disco Rose – £15
It is easy to apply and not sticky at all. This for me is something that I haven’t found in lower priced lip glosses. The more premium brands just seem to get it right. Probably why I’m a more of a lipstick girly. If I was after a lipgloss though I would look to see what other shades are available in the range.
So there that’s all of this months samples, I don’t consider any of them to be a dud and would look to purchasing the full sizes (um I have done for one already, he he).
Have you tried any of these products? How did you get on?
Bye for now, Katy 🙂