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Studio Skin 15 Hour Hydrating Foundation by Smashbox

Studio Skin 15 Hour Hydrating Foundation

water resistance(17)
staying power(1213)
color accuracy(122)
finish: demi-matte coverage: medium coverage
Variation: 0.1

Top Reviews

water resistance

water resistant

this foundation matches me perfectly, is cruelty free, doesn't break me out, controls my oils, photographs beautifully, lasts and entire freaking day, is sweat-proof (i live in az), waterproof (i went swimming and to the beach and it didn't budge

- Sephora User

this foundation matches me perfectly, is cruelty free/vegan, doesn't break me out, controls my oils, photographs beautifully, lasts an entire day, is sweat-proof (i live in az), waterproof (i went swimming and to the beach and it didn't budge

- Sephora User

staying power


it's so creamy n it lasts literally all day i was amazed

- Sephora User

i am very oily and this does a great job of keeping me matte, gives me full coverage, and stays on all day

- Ulta User

color accuracy

doesn't oxidize

all the others i've tried are too pink, or too red, or too grey or oxidize

- Sephora User

does not oxidize or move throughout the day

- Sephora User


not creasing

it stays put all day, and doesn’t settle into my pores or smile lines

- Sephora User

i really loved how it went along with my skin and actually matched and lasted the whole day with not creasing

- Ulta User



this lasts all day, thru heat and sweat, its buildable medium/full coverage, it has a beautiful skin like finish, evens out my skin and covers amazingly, overall it is beautiful and the best foundation i have tried

- Sephora User

great coverage, buildable to full coverage

- Sephora User



my oils break through the most expensive and mattifying foundations within hours but this foundation stays on all day, if you set it with a good powder you will have a healthy glow but i never found it took look oily or greasy on me it always looked healthy and glowy

- Macy's User

i am the oiliest person i have ever met in my life and despite using good skincare, the most mattifying primers and setting powders out there, and even foundations like estée double wear i always without doubt end up a greasy mess at the end of the day

- Sephora User



i am a non matte kind of girl, matte finishes just doesn't look good with my dry skin and fine lines, this hydrating foundation is absolutely gorgeous and has the prettiest satin demi matte finish to it and never dries me out

- Ulta User

it actually does what it says; is long-wearing, hydrating without being heavy or greasy, giving skin a flawless, fresh look long after its first applied

- Sephora User



i like how it feels and it doesn't look cakey or feel heavy

- Sephora User

i love the full coverage and how lightweight it feels

- Ulta User



it feels very smooth on my skin and i love it

- Ulta User

the texture is perfect - its not too creamy, tacky, liquid-ey, thick or thin, but very silky with the right amount of runniness and creaminess to blend into the skin like a dream

- Beautyboutique User

pore minimizing

pore minimizing

it keeps my skin looking so smooth and poreless (i have bigger pores)

- Ulta User

i looks amazing in every light, and blurs pores

- Sephora User

color correction

color correcting

i use makeup forever color correcting primer under this, and its a match made in heaven

- Sephora User

this foundation along with the smashbox green color correcting stick do such a good job in correcting my face color

- Sephora User



this foundation applies great, gives my skin an even texture, and looks luminous

- Smashbox User

keeps the oils very minimal and face looking soooo radiant throughout the day

- Ulta User


blends well

blends nicely with no streaking

- Sephora User

man i love how well this matches my skin tone, how easy it blends and how well it covers

- Ulta User


good quality

:) there are just not enough great things to say about this foundation, i love the way it applies (i use a beauty blender), i love that it is a "comfort-matte" - as it's matte in all of the right places and is super comfortable ( i forget i'm wearing foundation), it's long lasting- it's lasted through quite a few drunk escapades - and has looked flawless even the next day, they have an amazing variety of shades for every skin tone, and i get millions of compliments when i wear it - oh and the price for such a high-quality foundation is phenomenal

- Ulta User

if you can find a color that matches your skin tone you will not be disappointed with the quality and results

- Sephora User



i also like this foundation because it is a demi matte finish, so the natural radiance of your skin does shine through a little bit unlike some matte foundations that completely take all the natural glow away from your skin and make you look like there's chalk particles in your makeup

- Ulta User

this is a demi matte foundation, with medium to buildable full coverage

- Sephora User


medium coverage

this foundation provides medium- full coverage, feels light on my skin and blurs my imperfections

- Smashbox User

worry no more, smashbox 15 hr wear really wears for 15+ hrs, with a medium to full coverage, very buildable without looking or feeling cakey

- Ulta User
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mira userDecember 13, 2019

I used to think I had oily skin. But really my skin is more combo and gets oily in my t zone throughout the day. Because of me thinking my skin was oily i tried every matte foundation expensive and drug store. All kept oxidizing and wouldn’t stay on all day and be patchy. Once i found this, it was life changing. The only thing i have to say is a little goes a long way. 2 and a half to 3 pumps on my damp beauty blender is all I need otherwise can look heavy. LOVE LOVE LOVE

- mira
Sephora userJune 22, 2017


Ok so I'll start by saying ive tried or sampled almost every foundation that sephora carries so I can honestly give a good comparison of this foundation to others. I'be been a makeup artist for 9 years I've been searching for my holy grail foundation for years. Typically I find foundations that are just good enough. My favourite foundation was the lancome teint idole 24hr ultra and the bobbi brown liquid foundation but they werent perfect they were about %75 perfect. and the other %25 was bad because it didn't last all day as they said and it wasnt fully transfer-proof and the lancome did oxidize and they have small colour selections. So I have been on the hunt ever since to find the perfect foundation for all skin types for clients and for my own personal use for daily. So then I tried a sample of this and I am hooked. It literally lasts 15hrs, transfer proof smudge proof didn't move all day. It stayed in place even in my chin area and nose which always wear off. Its a satin finish which means its not matte and its not dewy its the perfect in the middle finish for all skin types. It leaves the skin looking healthy and natural while still being medium to full coverage. This is all full coverage as you want trust me. You can def make it medium coverage or full coverage which is great for my brides. Its perfect for photography because there is no flash back and its HD approved by my standards so its undetectable. Because this foundation is long lasting my blush and bronzer do not melt off my face and the rest of my makeup looks the same as when I did it in the morning as when I'm washing it off at night. If you have a problem with your breaking out from clogging pores than make sure to use a deep charcol cleansing soap like the one from lush. I cant see why anyone wouldn't love this foundation its perfect. I'm combination skin so oily on forhead chin nose and normal to dry on the rest of my face. I also use 1.1 for colour which is the perfect yellow base for a caucasian girl who tends to be more yellow <span class="shop__a pd-reviews__expand-link pd-reviews__translate-span" data-hide="2580719730016445834-full" data-show="2580719730016445834-short" jsaction="pdui.tvc">« less</span>

- Sephora
Macy's userApril 9, 2018

This is an AMAZINGLY GOOD Foundation

I have been on a mission for a while to find a foundation that I wanted to stick with using and it has been hard! I have very, VERY, pale skin all year round so finding a light enough shade is hard and then, when I think I've found a Snow White-light shade, many times it oxidizes and turns me orange. I'm 41 and still get breakouts (ugh...really, wrinkles AND pimples?), my skin tends toward oily but because I am using prescription retinoids right now, it's more combination. I like medium coverage - not too sheer, not too full. I need a long lasting foundation. Transfer is one of my biggest pet peeves - I want it to stay on my face, not on my clothes or my husband's shirt or my phone. I don't like powder to set because then I turn cakey and dry looking. Setting sprays, ALL OF THEM, make me shiny. I use sunscreen every day (another never ending search - to find one that I don't hate at least one thing about) so that makes foundation wear kind of hit or miss. I use primer every day and apply foundation with a flat panel brush or beauty blender.THIS STUFF IS AMAZING! It does not transfer, AT ALL which is huge for me. It doesn't seem to settle into fine lines, thankfully. It doesn't make me itch like Estee Lauder, it doesn't seem to look dry on my skin but it's not shiny either. It works over my sunscreen (with primer, of course). It seems to last a long time to me - I apply around 6am and take off around 8pm and it's still wearing well at that point. It doesn't feel as light as Urban Decay Naked Skin on me but it doesn't feel as heavy as Estee Lauder Double Wear or Double Wear Light which I found incredibly heavy. It DOES NOT change color on my skin which is such a big deal when you're this pale - I do not have the luxury of going a shade or two lighter than what I need so that the oxidized shade matches me - there is nothing lighter than the shade I need in any foundation.So far, no breakouts or irritation. I clean it off really well at night (micellar water, oil cleanse with a hemp seed & sunflower seed oil cleanser followed by a gentle gel cleanser). It covers everything I need covered without use of concealer. It does not cling to dry patches. So far I am loving everything about this. It is a little thick out of the bottle which had me scared but it seems to blend well. It does dry down pretty fast so do NOT dot your whole face and then blend, work one area at a time or you will get patches / streaks. It photographs really well and doesn't seem to have the flashback that many foundations with SPF have; however, I'm not the best judge of that since I'm so pale to begin with - my regular skin tone looks like flashback!All in all, I am loving this foundation and it is my replacement for Estee Lauder Double Wear for long wear. I do love my Urban Decay Naked Skin but that one DOES transfer an go shiny on me so it may only be suited for certain times of year or it may be replaced by this product provided everything continues to go well with it. **In spite of it being labeled hydrating, do not let that scare you oily skin types away - it's not a greasy or heavy foundation. I don't think it adds moisture to the skin, honestly, so it's not hydrating in that sense for me but I do find that it doesn't crack or settle into lines like more matte foundations do. It's a very good wearing makeup for mature but well cared for skin (I've always been diligent with sunscreen so I don't have a lot of wrinkles going on but the fine lines are DEFINITELY there). « less

- Macy's
mira userFebruary 4, 2020

This isn’t the best foundation I’ve had and I would not recommend it. It’s make my skin very dry and patchy. I also noticed that it didn’t stay on for long at all with in the first 3 hours of wearing it 95% had already come off.

- mira
mira userNovember 15, 2019

This is my all time favorite foundation so far! I’ve been using it for 3 years now and had not been able to find a better one, is really light weight, hydrating, not cakey, buildable, doesn’t crease or oxidize, and it would last the entire day perfectly.

- mira


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