Hello, ladies! (and gents. If there are any gents. If there are, welcome.) Today, we’ll be having a look at Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Under Eye Primer.
This lovely gem came along with the “Try It Kit” I got not long ago during my Ulta trip. I have no idea how I’ve gone so long without under eye primer! This stuff is amazing.
I suffer from unfortunate dark under eye circles which require concealer even on my best days. Usually, when I wear concealer I end up fussing with it all day/night, constantly wiping my under eye area to make sure it’s not caking, clumping up or otherwise contributing to making me look older.
The Smashbox Primer is light, and you can definitely feel the hydration as soon as you pat it on your under eye area. You don’t need much of it, which is nice since I only got a small tube of it in the kit. I have a feeling even that will last me for quite a while.
I let the primer dry for a few seconds before applying my concealer. Immediately, the stuff stays put. I mean, it is not going anywhere. So I have to now practice NOT touching my under eyes and constantly wiping away my age. When I do try to wipe at it, I feel almost as though I’m going to take my skin with it. So I would advise keeping your hands away from your face.
The great thing is, when I go to look at myself in the mirror partway through the day or night, my makeup is all still intact. As a matter of fact, when I get home at the end of the day, my makeup is still intact. I find this amazing, as I have VERY oily Italian skin, which is a blessing and a curse, and I’ve usually melted within a few hours.
Cost and Where to Buy
Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Under Eye Primer is available at Sephora and Ulta for $29. However, when I did a search I found a site called Glambot which has it listed for $14.50. Knowing nothing about this site, I cannot recommend or not recommend it, but for half the price of other places it’s worth a shot.
Also, if the Smashbox Try It Kit is still available, I’d highly recommend this. There are four primers in one box for $29. As I said, you don’t need much, so it’s perfect.
As I said, I cannot believe I went so long without using an under eye primer. The Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Under Eye Primer is going to become one of my go-to products for both everyday use and special occasions. LOVE IT.
And now some randomness, as usual. As I write this I’m sitting in the guest room at my mother’s house in Ohio. I flew in for my grandmother’s 100th birthday, which was a smashing success. She loved it. It was amazing to witness.
Getting to see all my friends here is also amazing. I usually come here a couple of times a year, and it feels as if no time has gone by. Everyone needs friends like that. And they all showed up to my grandmother’s birthday party – how amazing is that?
I also get to visit with my mama’s kitties, old-lady Skittles and the ever-unforgettable 20 pound wonder, Jack. He is a lover. They both sit with me as I work in the dining room table with my computer, flanking me on each side, sleeping soundly in their respective chairs.
At night, Jack will join me for some TV time, insisting I pet him by snuggling up to me and touching me, usually on my face, with his outstretched paw. It’s nice to have lovey animals everywhere I go.
However…I haven’t been taking very good care of myself while I’ve been here. I find traveling and balancing visiting with everyone, working, and keeping to my workout routine/nutritional plan to be very difficult. Physique 57 reminded me that I’ve missed four workouts (thanks, guys) and I’ve eaten pizza for almost every meal.
Insomnia is also a problem. I suffer from it anyway, but when I’m jet-lagged or dealing with any time change, it takes me forever to adjust. By the time I’ve gotten used to it, it’s time to leave.
So while I’ve very much enjoyed spending time with my people and furry friends, I look forward to getting back into a normal routine and taking care of myself again.
Have a favorite primer? Got a concealer you want me to try out? Leave me a comment or message me here!