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Primers do for your skin what lingerie does for your body – they flatter, conceal, smooth out and hold things in place. Everything you put on top of them looks immediately better. 

So, whether you want to hide your pores, smooth out fine-lines or mattify your skin, these primers will create the perfect base for whatever else you wish to wear:

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer

This primer has a very large and loyal fan base as it's great for giving skin a soft photo-finish and silky texture. 


Benefit The Porefessional

Porefessional is devoted to minimising your pores and uses an oil-free formula for longer-lasting results. 


Clinique Superprimer Colour Corrects

Clinique has a range of trouble-shooting primers that target different skin types. This colour-correcting formula one has a subtle bronze tint that will brighten up even the dullest face. 


Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion

Now, we know this is only for your eye area but it's a brilliant formula that will help keep you eye make-up in place all day.


MAC Prep + Prime Natural Radiance

This beauty creates an even skin tone and the ideal base for make-up. It noticeably reduces any oiliness on your skin and you can choose the base colour to suit your skin tone. 


S! TV presenter Niamh Geaney headed to Smashbox to find out exactly how we can achieve that much lusted-for look of the moment – the big lip. 

Big lips have made a major comeback all thanks to Kylie Jenner and now we know how we can get the look thanks to Smashbox's lead make-up artist, Janine Bird. 

We're off to try out our hand at this great look!



Beauty buffs, you have been told!

Smashbox has a big surprise in store for its lucky customers this coming Friday.

To celebrate #FoundationFriday, the poplar makeup line is giving away full-size bottles of foundation, absolutely free!

Yes, you read that correctly.

On Friday, October 31st 2014, Smashbox will be giving away free bottles of its best-selling Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation SPF 10 to the first 20 customers who show up at any of their counters across Ireland and the UK.

All you need to do to claim this amazing free gift is print off the Smashbox Facebook Event page, or show it on your Smartphone, and make sure you’re one of the first 20 in the queue.

The lucky 20 will be gifted with a foundation perfectly matching their own skin tone, keeping them flawless and shine-free for up to 15 hours.

Sounds like a pretty epic way to kick off the weekend!



When it comes to taking pictures, your eyes can often let you down, especially if you have dark circles and your mascara leaves little to be desired.

Thankfully, Smashbox Cosmetics are here to help. Basing their products on what goes on at a photoshoot, they understand just how crazy and demanding life can get.

With this in mind, they have developed both an eye cream and waterproof mascara that’s beautiful to wear and feels great too.

Smashbox’s BB Cream for eyes illuminates, conceals and works as an eye cream all in one.  Their new camera ready BB cream eyes fades the look of dark circles instantly and over time, reduces the appearance of puffiness, visibly smoothes fine lines and wrinkles, noticeably improves firmness, primes, protects, conceals, hydrates and illuminates!

It comes in five different shades: fair, light, light/medium, medium and dark, so you shouldn’t have any problems finding one that suits your tone.

Inspired by the on-set technique of layering lengthening fiber mascara over a volumising formula, their new waterproof full exposure mascara will expose your longest, fullest lashes without clumps or flakes to create maximum, scene-stealing lashes!

What’s better, the mascara is sweat and humidity resistant and will stay put for up to 10 hours.

Perfect for when we’ve had a few too many late nights…

smashbox producs

L – r: New Waterproof Full Exposure Mascara, €21.00; Camera Ready BB Cream Eyes, €25.00;



Never underestimate the power of primers.

Not only do they set a good base for your foundation, but when used alone, primers can also control how much oil your skin produces during the day.

Here are our top 5 picks:

porefessionalgarnier smashboxprime1 ing1


PRICES: €34, Benefit the POREfessional, Brown Thomas; €16.39, Garnier 5 Second Perfect Blur; €31.50, Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer, Boots; €23, bareMinerals Prime time; Debenhams, €22, Inglot face primer, Inglot

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