Wednesday 6 November 2013


When the famous author, Aldous Huxley wrote that all people were equal, but some are more equal  than others, he had no idea how revolutionary make up would become, rendering some make up much more equal than others. One such product is Smashbox.
Attending a Smashbox make up event, or even better, wearing the product, is liking having a face lift without the pain and suffering.  Leaving the studio yesterday all radiant like an expecting mother, I felt reluctant to remove my make up before bed time. The event was attended by Make Up Artists and Beauty bloggers who were all treated to a mini make over with on site artists and stylists attending to our hair and make up. We were then sent to the next station with the pros doing the photography. I just about abandoned my attempt to find a product wich controls redness when I received the invitation to attend the  workshop. Being a women of a certain age, most of us fall prey to the onset of sudden facial redness. Smashbox produces no less than 14 different foundations and numerous primers for  different skin types,  also including a product for redness control. Naturally, the redness control contains a green undertone, acting as a neutraliser for Red. This is definitely a product that we should all  at least try once before surrendering to the sudden attack of hormonal driven rosy cheeks.  
Smashbox products were born out of a photographic studio in 1990 and launched their signature foundation in 2000. From there on it seems, the  product manifested itself into the market as a product of note. Apart from the rest of the world, they now have 15 outlets selling their products, in South Africa,  including some Woolworth's stores. They provide a product that leaves your skin looking ultra radiant, even, energetic and plumped up, containing not only blemish control allowing for even skin tone, but rendering you completely photo ready, with not a trace of make up surfacing into facial lines shown to the camera. It also contains an SPF15 factor protection against the harsh rays of African sun, allowing us to stay outdoors all day without  to much concern about solar  damage or your make up having a melt down. It leaves an absolute perfect photo finish, and if you don't believe me, the proof is in the pudding.
As the beautiful presenter mentioned, your foundation should not enter the room before you do, and with Smashbox, you'll certainly enter with a lasting impression. I could'nt think of a name being more appropriate than "Liquid Halo" for their foundations, and the make up is intended to last all day, whether you're exposed to the demanding effects of studio lights or warm sun light. I had to look twice when the photographer showed me my own picture, no editing, no air brushing, just Smashbox and his excellent ability to  capture the essence with his lens.
And no, this is not a sponsored post, but  worth trying if you are in the market for new beauty products and make up. The beauty is in the lasting effect it has, I admire it for it's staying power.


  1. These products look really lovely!! You look stunning. I hope you have a great day x

  2. I would love to try smashbox. You look wonderful, beautiful.

  3. Fabulous pics, dear!

  4. Fabulous, Nicolene!! Seems we both had a similar experience with professional make up artists :-)

    Annette | Lady of Style

  5. Good information, I'm going to give Smashbox a try. You look great.

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  6. I love your look, animal print jacket is beautiful. And your hairstyle, too.

  7. Great event, interesting post and fab pics!!!!
    Kisses darling!!!