Today I have for you a very interesting foundation called Smashit from Sweden. You know I love a new foundation to play with and if there’s something unique about the product, even better (plenty more reviews coming up!). NOTE: I will have 2 of these foundations to giveaway, read to the end of the post!
This hydrating fluid foundation is 100% Organic and contains sunflower oil and acerola cherry extract, and contains mineral pigments for full coverage finish which doesn’t block the pores. It is supposed to be long lasting and water resistant, giving a HD finish. There is a low SPF of 6-7 with this so in other words, don’t rely on it for sun protection, make sure you wear sunscreen too!
These foundations contain 50ml of product, so they are generous – they remind me of MAC face & body in presentation.
I have the full shade range here – it ranges from very very pale to a red based deep olive which is suitable for Asian skintones. The shade range is a bit difficult to match up to – before I saw the shades I automatically thought I was olive but seeing them in a person I was more of a beige with a dash of olive. They are working on more colours though. I think they need more neutral mid colours and also some deep shades.
The texture of this foundation is quite liquid but not runny. It reminds me of paint in texture and has that sort of mild paintbox smell – I mean like a kids non-toxic paint as opposed to Dulux! It’s very rich in pigment and blends in beautifully.
Also there’s a glossy look to it when you apply – it’s a little strange but it soon settles in to a beautifully soft finish. It absolutely leaves a slight glow – don’t know if you’d want this with oily skin but on my parched skin, it feels just lovely! It also covers redness nicely – the finish is sheer to medium and you can layer it.
Milk is very much a pale colour and beige and cream have more of a neutral beige base. Vanilla and Olive are yellow based (olive is too yellow and slightly too deep for me) and Sand is the darkest with quite a warm edge to it. As mentioned before, Beige is the colour I am most comfortable with but it blends in in a way that makes me think it wouldn’t be the end of the world if a shade is slightly off.
Deionized Water, Micro Mineral Pigments, Tridecyl Neopentanoate, Sunflower Oil, Acerola Cherry Extract, Hyaluronic Acid, Liquorice Extract, Ginseng Extract, Rosemary Extract, Sodium PCS, Glucose, Glucose Oxidase, Lactoperoxidase, Mica, Lauroyl Lysine, Silk Amino Acids.
Two winners will win their own full size foundation and a brush each! Please indicate which shade you want by using my swatches above- bear in mind there will be slight variations due to computer screens, photography variations and our very own eyes!
To win answer this:
Smashit Foundation is from beautiful Sweden. Name 3 of your favourite things from Sweden in the comments below to win!