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This powder is traditionally meant to be used for touch-ups, but we sometimes cheat and use it as foundation (after applying Smashbox’s Photo Finish Foundation Primer, of course).

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Sure, most of us may be more concerned with the harsh glare of office lights than the intensity of high-wattage studio bulbs. But that doesn’t mean we don’t want our skin to look as flawless as an on-screen ingénue’s. Smashbox’s velvety pressed powder was designed for makeup artists to use for on-set touchups, but it excels in everyday life, too. Slip the mirrored compact into your makeup bag to always be ready for your close-up.

How it Works

This is not your average pressed powder. The luxurious formula is satiny to the touch, thanks to micronized pigments that even out skin and conceal imperfections. It also has light-diffusing polymers, which give skin a radiant look, plus vitamins E and C for anti-aging benefits. The sponge is specially designed for sheer, natural application—no cakey effect here!

How to Use

Use the sponge to pick up a light layer of powder and gently pat it on your skin. Build up coverage until you have the desired effect. Use throughout the day as needed.

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A great powder for coverage

This is my go to powder for heavy coverage. It covers great and looks smooth. My only complaint is that it creates dry splotches on my skin, so I have to carefully moisturize before applying it. Overall, a great powder.

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Flawless Skin
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I love how it creates a nice finished look without having to pack it on. It stays on all day and never lets oily skin peek through.

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High hopes, fell short
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I have heard SUCH good things about the entire line of Smashbox's Photo-products. I had really high hopes that this would help set foundation, control shine and give one more layer of skin-tone evening. It's VERY sheer but does somewhat help with evening tone. Does not seem to help make up meltdowns or shine control. It is a very dense powder and lasts a LONG time. I almost wish I could use it up faster so I could go back to my old product...

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in-my-bag everyday
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I carry this around with me everywhere! This is one that I keep in my bag along with my modelCO lipgloss. It's light and skinny to slip into any smaller pocket in my bags. At home, I use a brush to put it on and outside, I use the little pad that is included in the pack. It is convenient and easy to use. It covers up a lot of my flaws and it is perfect for quick, easy touch ups before meeting friends or in between meetings.

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Great Coverage
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The Smashbox pressed powder goes on smoothly and stays on all day. It covers blemishes and dark spots as well. This is my newest favorite powder!!

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Great Product
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I am a licensed cosmetologist and I have sampled a wide range of powders, this is by far the best one for lasting all day, giving you a bright and even finish. Last through my 10 hour work day, Love it

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GREAT
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I got this as a present for my friend for Christmas a year ago and she loved it! She used it up really fast. It is great for oily skin like hers and makes the makeup appear flawless and not even there.

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Meh...
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It works as well as any other pressed powder. Didn't give me the photofinish it claims... I like other brands better for the price.

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Love this!
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For years I used the covergirl pressed powder from the drug store...never again!!. This pressed powder set is amazing! I purchased it actually for my wedding so that I could touch up through out the day and it worked perfectly!. It's light, covers well and it doesn't look cakey. My face gets very oily very quickly and this totally took care of that!. I got my sisters to purchase this powder set too & they both love it too!

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Wonderful powder, small quantity

This is a fantastic powder. It's really fine and never gives you an over powdered look. However, there is not a lot of product in the packaging, so if you powder a lot, like I do, you will go through this pretty fast for something that costs $29.

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