As I’ve mentioned before, I’m skeptical on primers. I know, I know, it goes against pretty much everything a makeup artist will tell you. Given that my skin has been in a tragic place for the last two weeks, I decided to try a new foundation primer and I’m actually pretty obsessed with it – Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Foundation Primer, to be exact. The primer leaves an immediate cooling sensation on the skin (which feels all kind of amazing on my rosacea at the moment). And, this particular formula contains Hydraplex12 extract derived from desert plants, which allows the primer to immediately hydrate while also sealing in the moisture with a protective barrier that fills in fine lines and pores. I’ve definitely seen a difference and my mineral powder foundation goes on a LOT smoother, even with breakouts. Approved.