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Looking for Makeup Perfection - You Need Primer

by Lisa Lyford
Looking for Makeup Perfection - You Need Primer

What is Primer?


We’ve all ducked into the bathroom at 3pm and thought, where on earth has my makeup gone? Well, I’m guessing it’s because you didn’t use a primer!


Priming the skin before applying your makeup is an essential part of your morning routine, it will help your makeup look better and last longer. It provides a great base for your makeup, hydrates your skin, fills in your pores and any lines to give a smooth finish, and it ensures your makeup lasts longer throughout the day and into the evening. 



I love Smashbox Photo Finish Primer


I’ve just been trying out Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer and it’s unbelievable - I love its light, silky smooth touch and finish. You only need a small amount, the size of a pea, and apply it all over your face, dabbing it first to ensure you have enough for your whole face.  


I've tried a number of primers and stopped using them as quick as I started because they were too heavy, I really don't like the feeling of having too much makeup on. That's why I love this one. Smashbox has a whole range of primers to suit every skin tone, from pore minimizing to colour correcting.


Smashbox has also just launched the new Photo Finish Primer Water, it’s everything you love about primer, but in a lighter, purer, and more refreshing form. It’s a quick and easy way to hydrate your skin before applying your makeup, plus you can use it throughout the day to refresh your look. It’s packed full of electrolytes plus green tea and citrus to wake up the skin and restore moisture. It’s silicone-free, alcohol-free and oil-free. It creates the sheerest canvas for makeup application, restores moisture and hydrates skin for hours—shine free!





Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer $76





Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water $62




Win With Gorgeous Me


Thanks to our friends at Smashbox, we have one NEW Photo Finish Primer Water to give away to one lucky Gorgeous Me member. Who’s keen? Send us an email, subject line “I’d love to win Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water” and you’re automatically in the draw. Terms and conditions below.



Gorgeous Me - Win Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water




  • Entries close on Friday 1 May @ 5pm (NZST).
  • Prize consists of one Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water.
  • The winner must be a signed up Gorgeous Me member (signed up to receive our emails) at the time of the 'prize draw'.
  • The winner will be selected by Gorgeous Me as part of a random draw. All Gorgeous Me members are eligible.
  • No correspondence will be entered into, other than the entry criteria. The judges decision will be final.
  • The prize cannot be exchanged for cash, transferred to another person or held for later use.
  • The winner will be announced in Gorgeous Me's next style email and by individual email.
  • The winner agrees for Gorgeous Me to promote their win in all its communications as it sees fit.
  • Gorgeous Me reserves the right to withdraw or alter the conditions of this competition.


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