Smashbox Full Coverage 24 Hour Foundation Review
By Ree

Smashbox Full Coverage 24 Hour Foundation Review

14 Aug 2019 (Updated: 12 Oct 2019)

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This is a pretty exciting new Studio Skin launch from Smashbox. Check out the Smashbox Full Coverage 24 Hour Foundation. I have all the info here with before and after photos. It’s launching now.

Smashbox Full Coverage 24 Hour Foundation
Smashbox Full Coverage 24 Hour Foundation

So when they say this foundation is longwearing, they are not messing around. I have had a swatch on my arm all day, and I literally couldn’t even rub it off. It’s pretty amazing. I had to go in with proper makeup remover to get it off!

What finish is Smashbox Full Coverage 24 Hour Foundation?

Smashbox Full Coverage 24 Hour Foundation
Smashbox Full Coverage 24 Hour Foundation

This is a matte finish foundation that employs kaolin clay and bamboo powder to control oil and shine.

Other features

  • Creamy texture
  • 24 hour wear
  • Full coverage
  • Lightweight, conmfortable feel
  • Nourishes & hydrates with Hyaluronic Acid
  • Light scattering spheres blur imperfections
  • Antioxidants including Vitamin E protect skin from pollutants
  • Waterproof, sweat and humidity resistant
  • Non-acnegenic
  • Suitable for all skin types
  • Available in 40 shades


I was matched to shade 2.15  which is described as light with cool undertone:

Smashbox Full Coverage 24 Hour Foundation Swatch 2.15
Smashbox Full Coverage 24 Hour Foundation Swatch 2.15

By the way,  if you usually follow my shade choice, be warned, this is slightly darker than I’d normally go for but I have recently dyed my hair darker and am wearing a lot more fake tan than usual.

How To Use Smashbox Full Coverage 24 Hour Foundation

So you can use this foundation in a couple of ways. If you want a more natural looking, yet still flawless coverage, you can mix this with one of Smashbox’s primers. When I had the demo, my artist mixed the foundation with the Primerizer which is such a brilliant product!

If you want a fuller, even more flawless coverage, then you can use the foundation on its own. I’d suggest starting with a very small amount and then blending it out.

Also, the bonus is that this is like a two in one foundation and concealer. Mix it for all over coverage, and use neat for targeted concealing.

Before & After

So as you can use the Smashbox Full Coverage 24 Hour Foundation a couple of ways, I thought I’d show you both.

Before (with Primerizer applied):


2.15 mixed with a generous amount of Primerizer:

Smashbox full coverage mixed with primerizier
Mixed with Primerizer

2.15 applied neat over lots of serum and a very generous layer of Primerizer:

2.15 applied neat over a generous skincare & Primerizer

Here’s how it looked with full makeup after I had it applied at Smashbox, mixed with Primerizer:

I will definitely be mixing this with a primer or oil when I wear this to sheer it down as it is too matte and opaque for me alone. If you want something super longlasting, with maximum coverage and a really flawless, matte finish, you will love this on its own. It also doubles as a concealer and doesn’t require a powder as it dries down itself.

I wore it for 9 hours yesterday and it didn’t budge a bit. The staying power is pretty unreal.

When does is launch and how much is it?

The new Smashbox Studio Skin Full Coverage 24 Hour Foundation is £29.50 and available from today (14th August 2019) via the following links:

Please let me know if you have any questions, and stay tuned to the homepage and Instagram for news on all the latest launches and products. The Facebook page is here and make sure you also find me on YouTube.



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2 thoughts on “Smashbox Full Coverage 24 Hour Foundation Review

  1. Hi, Does this settle into pores? I have enlarged pored on and around my nose and every foundation just sinks straight into them and looks awful p, so I’m wondering if this would be similar?

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