Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation

Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation Review Shade 1.1
Recently I have been really interested in trying out new foundations which is unlike me as I didn’t used to like changing my foundation. I went to Bicester Village which if you didn’t know is an outlet centre, since everything is quite a bit cheaper I thought I’d pick up a few things including Smashbox’s Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation.

Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation Swatch Shade 1.1

As this is oil-free I thought it would be good for my oily skin however I wasn’t completely sure what it would be like as it is hydrating which normally means that it’s aimed at dry skin. On first use of this product I hated it! I tried it out with my Real Techniques Stippling brush which I use for all my foundations and it was awful, it didn’t blend properly and looked patchy. A few days later I went back to this but used my beauty blender instead to see if it was any different, it was completely opposite. The foundation blended easily although I had to spend a little more time blending around my pores and I was able to build this up to a full coverage which looked completely natural. I have literally never tried a foundation before that looks as natural and ‘invisible’ on the skin as this one. It does have a slightly weird feel to it when it’s first applied but this quickly goes once the foundation has dried on the skin. The texture is slightly on the thicker side and gives a satin matte finish which is lovely. This claims to be a 15 hour wear foundation and even though I haven’t worn this for that length of time it easily lasts 10 hours on my skin without fading apart from a little bit at the end of my nose. Also this has a pump included which is a big bonus and if you were interested I have the shade 1.1.
Overall I love this foundation when used with a beauty blender, the natural full coverage it gives is great for achieving a flawless look. I don’t use this too often as it does take a little longer to apply and most days I’m rushing my makeup so don’t have time, however for those days when I have a little extra time in the morning to get ready I like using this. I can’t remember the exact price that I paid but this retails at £28 so it’s more on the pricier side however if you ever visit Bicester Village I’d recommend picking it up from there.
Rebecca x


    • coco
      12th April 2015 / 9:27 pm

      I prefer brushes too but I don't mind using a beauty blender if I'm not in a rush :)

  1. Writing Monique
    9th April 2015 / 5:56 pm

    You wrote a lovely review! This foundation sounds really good!

    • coco
      12th April 2015 / 9:30 pm


  2. Anouk
    9th April 2015 / 6:47 pm

    It's never easier to find a great foundation but it's great that you are happy with this one!

    • coco
      12th April 2015 / 9:31 pm


  3. Ellen Smith
    9th April 2015 / 6:58 pm

    My mom has a few items from smashbox like lipgloss.
    This foundation looks really good.
    I don't understand why it didn't work with the stipling brush though. I use that brush all the time for my foundation too!


    • coco
      12th April 2015 / 9:31 pm

      I think it might be because it's quite a thick foundation!

    • coco
      12th April 2015 / 9:35 pm


  4. Bethany Nightingale
    9th April 2015 / 7:13 pm

    I'm still on the hunt for my 'holy grail' foundation, so this look's like one I could probably give a hit. Although I'm not too sure on the use of only a beauty blender, I find they need washing much quicker than brushes. x

    • coco
      12th April 2015 / 9:49 pm

      I wash my beauty blender every time I use it, it's a bit of a pain but it's not often that I actually use it as prefer brushes :) x

    • coco
      12th April 2015 / 9:50 pm


  5. Laura Anne
    10th April 2015 / 4:16 pm

    I have dry skin so I'm hoping this will be good for me x


    • coco
      12th April 2015 / 9:50 pm

      Hopefully :) x

  6. Alina Bostan
    10th April 2015 / 8:57 pm

    I have dehydrated skin so this sounds like a great option, will definitely have to see if I can get a sample to try it out soon. Glad you could make it work for your skin too x

    Beauty with charm

    • coco
      12th April 2015 / 9:50 pm

      Definitely try a sample first :) x

  7. Amanda Amaya
    13th April 2015 / 7:00 am

    I don't think I've seen this foundation before. It sounds interesting. I have a couple foundations that have to be applied with certain brush/sponges, too. I have only tried one Smashbox foundation (Liquid Halo) and loved it. Wonderful review!! :)

    • coco
      13th April 2015 / 11:45 am

      I saw that one in there but haven't tried it, I'll pick it up next time! Thank you :)

  8. Gold&Hearts Blog
    16th April 2015 / 4:31 pm

    By any chance, have you tried the Makeup Forever HD Foundation and can give me a comparison?

  9. Meg
    27th February 2016 / 2:14 am

    Is 1,1 on the warmer side or the cooler side?

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