Initially when I saw the name of this new foundation from Smashbox Cosmetics, I thought hmmm... this can't be so. A self-adjusting foundation? I was incorrect to think that this foundation would miraculously self-adjust to your perfect skin tone. I was wrong. Self-adjusting means, this Smashbox Self-Adjusting Powder Foundation will look different and adjust, depending on which of the five ways you apply it. Now, I understood.
Now that we get that this foundation provides completely adjustable coverage, let's see how this can be achieved. To get SHEER coverage, apply with a fan brush. To get LIGHT coverage, apply with a loose powder brush. For MEDIUM coverage, apply the foundation powder with a kabuki brush. For FULL coverage with a MATTE finish, first apply the powder with a damp with a foundation brush and then blend out to dry with the sponge. Finally, to get FULL all over coverage, apply the powder wet or dry with the sponge, depending on how much you want to cover.
While I don't usually go for a very full coverage, I like applying this foundation with a damp foundation brush, and then blending and smoothing it out with the sponge that is enclosed in the compact. It is a very beautiful finish, almost air brushed like.
Function 5 Self-Adjusting Powder Foundation comes in four shades, a light shade, two medium shades, and a dark shade. It retails for $36, and can found at Sephora, Nordstrom, select Ulta stores, QVC, and of course online at Smashbox Cosmetics.