Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation

BY Smashbox
3.2/5
    7 Reviews

Product Description

Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation is a high-performing foundation. This oil-free foundation is designed with breathable and flexible polymers that adjust according to your skin and make it feel comfortable. This foundation is enriched with hyaluronic acid, and it nourishes the skin and does not cause breakouts. It is available in 40 shades and is long-lasting and transfer-proof.

Product Reviews

3.2

7 Ratings & 7 Reviews

33.3%

Would recommend this to a friend

PROS

Oil-free

Lightweight

Cruelty-free

Extensive shade range

Enriched with hyaluronic acid

Non-acnegenic

Light to medium coverage

24 hours lasting formula

CONS

Expensive

Looks cakey and dull

Difficult to blend

Not a worth
2/5

PROS

Lightweight

Cruelty-free

Light to medium coverage

CONS

Expensive

Looks cakey and dull

Difficult to blend


My friend uses this liquid foundation. The packaging is quite a usual one – a glass bottle package with a pump dispenser. This pump dispenser gives out a perfect amount of this liquid foundation. However, my friend did not love this foundation, as despite doing a lot of research for the exact match, her foundation of this shade makes her look a shade darker. In addition to this, she has got acne and marks after its application. If we talk about its staying power, it stays for nearly 4-5 hours on her skin, whereas the brand claims that this liquid foundation is good for 15 hours. Although it gives a comfortable feel to the skin and also a lightweight foundation. The consistency is quite smooth and soft. It is super expensive, moreover, it does not justify its claims. This liquid foundation looks more orangish, hence it tends to make the skin darker. And it does not give a full coverage nor a perfect finish. It fails to hide dark circles, acne, and marks. In India, it is hardly available. However, there are certain tips which can help to some extent. To make this foundation long lasting one can apply primer. For blending purpose, it is better to use the brush as with fingertips, it will not give a perfect finish with the perfect blend. To hide dark circles and blemishes, apply concealer or corrector. Makeup can be set with the help of compact to get a matte finish. At last, I would say that my friend was not at all happy with her purchase as according to her it was a complete wastage of her money. So, on the basis of her opinion, I would rate this Smashbox Studio skin 15-hour wear hydrating foundation 2 out of 5 stars. One can skip this product.

Good product
4/5

PROS

Oil-free

Cruelty-free

Enriched with hyaluronic acid

Light to medium coverage

CONS

Expensive

Difficult to blend


After trying a ton of foundations, I can say only Smashbox has covered foundations that are fair enough for olive undertones. I like the foundation a lot. I can tell it’s more skin-like and matte if you know how to use it the right way. Never overdo this one. Too much foundation will only make it look unnatural and cakey. I also have to remind myself not to apply a lot of product. And I like using it with a sponge, it absorbs a little product and gives me the desired result.

Limited shades are available in India and suits oily skin
3.1/5

PROS

Lightweight

Light to medium coverage

Travel friendly

CONS

Expensive

Not suitable for dry skin


Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation is said to give a oil free look for 15 hours. This product contains the hyaluronic acid which helps in nourishing the skin and prevents breakout on wearing the product, making it suitable for sensitive skin. Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation comes in a glass bottle with a pump dispenser. The dispenser is covered by a black cap. The dispenser allows the right amount of product and doesn't waste the product. The only disadvantage with this pump dispenser is that it makes the area around the nozzle dirty and that is not a problem. It is travel friendly. The price is expensive so just try the shade on you in a store before you spend on it. Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation has 40 shades but only a few are available in India. We end up not getting the right shade as only few shades are available in India. Just take some of the product from the dispenser and dab it all over the face. Use a blender or brush to blend it smoothly in the skin. The texture is similar to that of a liquid foundation and doesn't feel heavy on the skin. It glides gently and applies smoothly due to the texture. It gives a medium coverage and a semi matte look. It doesn't give a glossy finish. It last long for 8 hours. If you have a oily skin then, this product works well. You just need to have a primer before. It moisturizes the skin and doesn't get patchy. It doesn't give a full coverage over dark circles and blemishes. You would need a concealer for that purpose. If you have a clear skin with just uneven tones, this gives you a perfect look. It doesn't contain parabens and doesn't cause a breakout. It does oxidise after sometime and make you a shade darker, this may be due to the orange pigment in it. You could correct it using a compact powder. It doesn't suit dry skin as it settles in fine lines and may appear cakey after a while.

This foundation is better than every other foundation!
4.8/5

PROS

Convenient packaging

Lightweight

Long-wearing

Great shade range

Blends well

Sheer-medium coverage

CONS

Expensive


Yes, I have tried over 30 foundations and own about 9 of them, including Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation. I have this one in the shade 3.05, which is a perfect match for my medium skin tone with golden/yellow undertones. This foundation is a little pricey, but it’s definitely worth every penny spent.
Packaging: It comes in a pump bottle and is super easy to use. For medium coverage, I use about 1.5 to 2 pumps, and that’s about it.
Texture: It’s a liquid foundation which goes on super smooth and is hydrating. For my combination, acne-prone skin, this foundation is neither too dry nor too oily. It just feels right.
Coverage: People looking for full coverage, this foundation might disappoint you. But for me, I like the sheer coverage it provides and it does a decent job of covering my light acne scars and even outs my skin tone. It allows my skin’s natural glow to peek through and I love that about this foundation.
Blending: I tried using this foundation with a sponge, and I feel it absorbs a lot of the product. So I mostly use my fingers to blend it in. Blending is easy and doesn’t take a lot of time.
Lasting power and appearance: It does last forever. I apply this foundation around 8 am, and by 7 pm, my face is still looking radiant. My t-zone does get a little oily, but nothing some blotting paper can’t fix. It does not crease, crack, or settle into fine lines. It does not transfer. It just stays put.
I don’t know if I’m missing out on something else, but, trust me, there is nothing better. Everything you look for in a foundation, this one is the answer.

Good foundation for occasional use
3.5/5

PROS

Paraben-free

Lightweight

Sheer coverage

Breathable

CONS

Not buildable

No full coverage

Not for dry skin


I am still not sure how I feel about this foundation. There are some things I love about this one, and some I don’t. I own the shade 2.3 of this foundation and it matches my skin tone very well. It is a little pricey, and that’s why I use it sparingly. Also, it is not something I can use on a daily basis for a lot of reasons.
This foundation is no way close to providing even medium coverage, forget about full. I hate the way it builds up. For sheer coverage, I use my fingers to blend the product, and it only slightly covers my dark circles and redness on my face. And on the days I need full coverage, I don’t use this foundation at all. The second layer only makes it more cakey, patchy, and unnatural.
It does last long, but I have to use a primer underneath. Otherwise, it tends to separate and ends up looking horrible by the end of the day. For my dry skin, it is hydrating, but without a primer, it accentuates the dry patches. I like it, and then I don’t. I use it because I have it, but, I am not sure if I will buy another pack.

Perfect match for olive undertones
4/5

PROS

Medium coverage

Easy to blend

Great shade range

CONS

Feels heavy after a few hours

Not hydrating or dewy

Cannot build-up


After trying a ton of foundations, I can say only Smashbox has covered foundations that are fair enough for olive undertones. I like the foundation a lot. I can tell it’s more skin-like and matte if you know how to use it the right way.
Never overdo this one. Too much foundation will only make it look unnatural and cakey. I also have to remind myself not to apply a lot of product. And I like using it with a sponge, it absorbs a little product and gives me the desired result.

It separates and settles into fine lines
1/5

PROS

Convenient packaging

CONS

Not for dry skin

Not long-lasting

Gets cakey and patchy


This foundation is oil-free and hydrating. That way, it is supposed to work for both oily and dry skin. But, unfortunately, it did not work for me. When I tried it on before buying, it looked splotchy, and I thought it’s because I was already wearing makeup. Also, because it’s super expensive, I thought it wouldn’t disappoint me.
But, I have tried it in every possible way, and it just doesn’t seem to be working. Looks unflattering, separates and settles into fine lines. It’s bad.

Top Questions And Answers

April 5, 2019

How to use the Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation?

Sharon SouzaApril 6, 2019

Sharon SouzaApril 6, 2019

Use the Smashbox foundation in the following way:

  • Take the product on the back of your hand and warm it up.
  • Apply dots of foundation all over the face and neck.
  • Blend using fingers, brush, or sponge for required coverage.

April 4, 2019

What are the shades available in Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation?

Elizabeth WildeApril 5, 2019

Elizabeth WildeApril 5, 2019

The foundation is available in the following 40 shades:

0.1 - Very Fair With Neutral Undertone
0.2 - Very Fair With Warm, Peachy Undertone
0.3 - Fair With Neutral Undertone
0.5 - Fair With Cool Undertone
1 - Fair With Cool Undertone + Hints Of Peach
1.05 - Fair With Warm Olive Undertone
1.1 - Fair-Light With Neutral Undertone
1.15 - Fair-Light With Warm, Peachy Undertone
1.2 - Fair-Light With Warm Undertone
2 - Light With Warm Undertone
2.1 - Light With Warm, Peachy Undertone
2.12 - Light With Neutral Undertone
2.15 - Light With Cool Undertone
2.16 - Light With Warm Golden Undertone
2.18 - Light-Medium With Neutral Undertone
2.2 - Light-Medium With Warm, Peachy Undertone
2.22 - Light-Medium With Neutral Olive Undertone
2.25 - Light-Medium With Cool Undertone + Hints Of Peach
2.3 - Light-Medium With Warm Undertone
2.35 - Light-Medium With Warm Golden Undertone
2.4 - Light-Medium With Warm, Peachy Undertone
3 - Medium With Cool Undertone
3.02 - Medium With Neutral Olive Undertone
3.05 - Medium With Warm Golden Undertone
3.1 - Medium With Cool Undertone + Hints Of Peach
3.15 - Medium With Neutral Undertone
3.18 - Medium-Dark With Neutral Olive Undertone
3.2 - Medium-Dark With Neutral Undertone
3.35 - Medium-Dark With Warm Undertone
4 - Medium-Dark With Warm, Peachy Undertone
4.05 - Dark With Warm, Peachy Undertone
4.15 - Dark With Cool Undertone
4.2 - Dark With Neutral Undertone
4.25 - Dark With Warm Undertone
4.3 - Deep With Neutral Undertone
4.35 - Deep With Cool Undertone
4.4 - Deep With Cool, Reddish Undertone
4.5 - Very Deep With Warm Undertone
4.6 - Very Deep With Cool Undertone
4.7 - Very Deep With Neutral Undertone

April 3, 2019

How long does the foundation last?

Kim MorihikoApril 4, 2019

Kim MorihikoApril 4, 2019

The Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation is made to last for more than 24 hours.

April 2, 2019

What are the ingredients present in the Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation?

Brittany MosesApril 3, 2019

Brittany MosesApril 3, 2019

  • Silica
  • Glycerin
  • Laureth-7
  • Alumina
  • Tribehenin
  • Methicone
  • Dimethicone
  • Xanthan Gum
  • Sorbic Acid
  • Chlorphenesin
  • Cellulose Gum
  • Hexyl Laurate
  • Water\Aqua\Eau
  • Titanium Dioxide
  • Butylene Glycol
  • Phenoxyethanol
  • Phenyl Trimethicone
  • PEG-10 Dimethicone
  • Tocopheryl Acetate
  • Sodium Hyaluronate
  • Ethylhexylglycerin
  • Phenyl Methicone
  • Propylene Carbonate
  • Dimethicone Silylate
  • Cyclopentasiloxane
  • Trimethylsiloxysilicate
  • Magnesium Sulfate
  • Polymethylsilsesquioxane
  • Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate
  • Disteardimonium Hectorite
  • Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate
  • Bis-PEG/PPG-14/14 Dimethicone
  • Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone
  • Tetramethyl Hexaphenyl Tetrasiloxane
  • Trimethyl Pentaphenyl Trisiloxane
  • May contain: [+/- Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)]

April 1, 2019

Does this foundation suit people with dry skin?

Christine SherleyApril 2, 2019

Christine SherleyApril 2, 2019

This foundation is suitable for normal to oily skin. People with dry skin should use a primer beforehand to reduce the appearance of dry patches and fine lines.