We Review the Best Smashbox Products That You Should Not Miss Out On

Categories : Makeup

In this day and age of social media, it is only natural that we all want to look like we #wokeuplikethis. We can’t blame you — our worst nightmare would be to scroll through our feed to see a less than flattering photo of ourselves (tagged photos are our worst enemy)! With this, meet Smashbox: the makeup brand you need to add to your beauty arsenal stat. The brainchild of renowned Los Angeles-based photo studio, Smashbox Studios, the brand is on a mission to serve up long-lasting makeup to make you look like you were born for the camera!

Here, Beauty Insider gives our most honest review of the best Smashbox products to see if they are worth a run for your money!.

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer

An award-winning primer gel, the Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer is one to look out for to create a flawless canvas for your skin. With its lightweight gel texture, this primer blends seamlessly into the skin and blur out any imperfection. What’s more, this primer is formulated with antioxidant-rich vitamin A and E to protect the skin from any harmful environmental aggressors. For the complete lowdown, check out this product review by Yana Irbe!

Here is what we love about this product:

  • Absorbs quickly
  • Oil-free and Fragrance-free
  • Brightens up dull complexion

Overall, we can see why this primer has earned its cult status. Not only does this work to smoothen out every single imperfection, but its lightweight formula goes on like a dream and guarantees all-day-comfort! We would recommend picking this up if you want to keep your makeup from sliding off.

“I really enjoy using this primer compared to my fenty primer. This helps my make up glide on and stay! I have oily skin and feel this helps to keep my make up flawless throughout the day and helps my pores stay not visible. I love it. Definitely repurchasing,” says one Sephora reviewer.

$58, Sephora

Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick

When it comes to saturated colours, this liquid lipstick was not here to play. Ultra-lightweight and creamy, this liquid lipstick promises to veil your puckers with a full coat of colour with just one swipe. Plus, this liquid lipstick guarantees to stay put all day long, thanks to its Advanced Polymer Technology.


Here is what we love about this product:

  • Lasts up to 8 hours
  • Transfer-proof
  • Highly-pigmented

For the fans of the true matte lip, this liquid lipstick is a godsend. A little goes a long way with this liquid lipstick, so you can expect an intense colour payoff without layering on too much product. Having said that, we find that this liquid lipstick can be a little drying without applying lip balm beforehand.

“These are the best all day matte lipsticks out there. The shades are great. A bit drying though. So it’s not possible to wear them too many days in a row,” says on Sephora reviewer.

$38, Sephora

Smashbox Studio Skin Flawless 24 Hour Concealer

Whether it is an enlarged pore or patchy skin, you can count on this concealer to banish any imperfection. Thanks to its full coverage formula, this concealer diminishes dark eye circles and uneven skin tones without settling into fine lines. Its petal-shaped applicator also allows for precise and detailed application, allowing you to reach even the most difficult areas. To see this bad boy at work, check out this product review!

Here is what we love about this product:

  • Long-lasting formula
  • Weightless formula
  • Full coverage

This concealer meant serious business when it came to delivering full coverage. When it came to coverage, this concealer works well in covering any imperfections to the smallest detail without caking! Plus, it also has a buildable formula, so you can easily build on your desired intensity.

“Very pigmented and definitely one of my favourite concealers. The formula is pretty thin and easily built up to full coverage. It easily lasts all day when set, doesn’t crease easily and looks amazing,” says one Influenster reviewer.

$38, Sephora

Smashbox SuperFan Mascara 

Let’s face it: Not all of us are born with a voluminous set of flutters, but at least you can fake fuller lashes with this mascara! Made with a 360° Precision wand tip, this mascara grips onto every lash and coats it with full pigment, leaving you with lashes that are your own but better. It is also a do-it-all mascara that works to lengthen, lift and volumise your lashes with each coat!


Here is what we love about this product:

  • Does not clump
  • Buildable formula
  • Lasts for up to 12 hours

If the au-naturele look is up your alley, this mascara might just be your new best friend. What we like about this mascara is that it has a buildable formula, which allows you to take your lashes from subtle to full-on dramatic with just a few coats! It is also a mean mascara when it comes to its lengthening and curling powers. Definitely a winner in our books.

“This is a great mascara that doesn’t clump or smudge. It also looks really natural on the lashes. It lengthens and separates the lashes. Will totally recommend to anyone who prefers a more natural look,” says one Sephora reviewer.

$32, Sephora

Smashbox The Cali Contour Palette

Sculpting your jawline like Picasso is an easy as 1-2-3 thanks to this contour palette! Housed in a sleek case adorned with palm trees, this makeup palette features six pigment-packed highlighter, bronzer and blush powders to give you that coveted sun-kissed glow that was made for the beach. If you want in on the know-how of how to contour like a pro with this palette, check out the makeup tutorial below.

Here is what we love about this product:

  • Blends seamlessly into the skin
  • All-in-one palette
  • Well-pigmented

Makeup novices, you will thank your lucky stars for this contour palette. For starters, the palette contains everything you need to make those cheekbones pop, which is a huge steal for us. With its highly-pigmented shades that blend out easily, it is rather fuss-free to use, especially if you are always on the go! What’s more, it does not leave your face with a chalky mess!

“Let me just say how on point this palette is! I use this everyday as it as ALL the essentials like the bronzer, blush, highlighter as well as the yellow brightening powder for under the eyes. So pigmented, blends so well and I always get compliments!” One Sephora reviewer wrote.

$60, Sephora

Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 35

For those days where you are not feeling up for a heavy-duty foundation, you can trust this BB cream to leave you filtered skin in real life without the heaviness! Enriched with light reflecting pigments and peptides, this multi-tasking BB cream works to protect the skin from harsh UV rays while imparting a dewy glow for hours on end. Plus, it even claims to control sebum production to keep midday shine at bay!

Here is what we love about this product:

  • Moisturising
  • Controls sebum production
  • Weightless texture

This BB cream has a light-to-medium coverage at best, so do not expect full face coverage with this! However, it does live up to its promise of leaving the skin with a dewy glow while providing a multitude of benefits from moisturising to banishing oil shine. Its ultra-lightweight texture also packs a punch, which makes it perfect under Singapore’s hot and humid climate.

$62, Sephora

Smashbox Cover Shot Eye Palette

Whether you are in the mood for a barely-there look or show-stopping peepers, the Smashbox Cover Shot Eye Palette has got you covered on all fronts. Available in 16 different colour stories, this eyeshadow palette comes in a spectrum of highly-pigmented hues from matte to metallic finishes to create a limitless slew of eye looks.


Here is what we love about this product:

  • Highly pigmented
  • Creamy texture
  • Blends easily

On first impressions, we were amazed by how pigmented these shadows were. There is zero fall out and they go onto the eyes so smoothly, you can even using your fingertips to blend it out! The best part is that it is so much more compact than one would think, making it an emergency makeup tool you can just pop in your bag any time.

“The colors are very pigmented! I even used it as a highlighter. It’s a good to go eyeshadows. I like how handy the packaging is. A must have eyeshadow palette,” says one Sephora reviewer.

$31.50, Sephora

Smashbox Photo Filter Powder Foundation


We are all for fuss-free makeup application and this Smashbox Photo Filter Powder Foundation delivers just that! Formulated with Light Filter Technology, the fine particles in this powder foundation diffuse light to leave your skin with a filtered finish. Plus, it comes with a double-sided sponge, which allows you to layer on the powder to your desired intensity.

Here is what we love about this product:

  • Long-lasting formula of up to 8 hours
  • Medium coverage
  • Blurring effect

Powder foundations may have a bad rap for dulling out the skin, but this powder foundation proved us wrong. Although it may not be as full coverage as a heavy-duty foundation, it still does work wonders in blurring out any imperfections while leaving the skin with an all-natural glow. For days where we need a quick touch-up, we are definitely reaching out for this powder foundation.

“I really like this product. It is indeed blurring and gives a nice coverage although some dark spots are still visible. My chosen shade is perfect for me, not too yellow not too ashy, and I am so glad to have purchased it,” says one Sephora reviewer.

$60, Sephora