Not to sound dexterous here, but having just leaped the spectrum of foundations with a jolt I feel there is plenty to say. As I’ve mentioned in a previous post, I no longer really chat beauty on here, as the range of qualified bloggers who can provide content of that nature are immense and wonderful at it. That said, I do like to note which products I think are absolutely worth the buy, and why I think it’s worth spending an entire blog post talking about. Over the span of 8 months, it’s taken me long enough to use up my previous foundation (read that post HERE), but it was definitely time to invest in something with more coverage – thanks to a relapse in skin issues as well as old scars. Overall, coverage has become increasingly important to me and thus I needed a foundation that could provide that, while actually matching my yellower undertones – and, if it’s not asking too much, something that could last the day.

After some research, reviews and, admittedly, sheer desperation, I narrowed down the list to one brand; Smashbox. I picked up their 15-hour-wear foundation in the shade 2.2 and surprisingly had it matched and rang up in under 10 minutes via a helpful MUA at Woolworths in the V&A Waterfront. At just under R500, this foundation prices at almost double the typical drugstore ones. However, if you’re in need of coverage (with the option to build-up to full-coverage for acne scarring and uneven tone), this foundation delivers, and lasts. The external packaging is straightforward and rather informative for the inquisitive skin buffs – a must for yours truly being a sufferer of eczema and sensitive skin.

What sold me on the appearance was the easy applicator and beautiful bottle (translucent with a black pump applique and lid). While I will note that aesthetics of a product shouldn’t rival the contents, Smashbox never fails at a gorgeous minimal finish and user-friendly design.

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