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Smashbox Photo Filter Powder Foundation

Smashbox

Photo Filter Powder Foundation

1 (natural vanilla for fair complexions)

Item #: 2283900 Size: 0.34 oz

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The special effects of Light Filter Technology and the performance of long-wear Photoset Polymers blend together to make this powder foundation magic. Not only does it act like your favorite photo filter on your phone, but it also stays true all day. In today's super social world where everyone's a photographer, this product couldn't have come at a better time.

Why You'll Love It: All About the Formula

  • Light Filter Technology: Works just like the filters that make your skin look amazing on the photo app you love. Transparent particles diffuse light in various directions, blurring imperfections while still keeping the subject in focus. Smashbox is not using the usual chalky particles to fuse the formula, which creates a muddy effect. Since the particles in this foundation are translucent, the pigment's true color always comes through.
  • Photoset Polymers: Taken from medical-grade liquid bandage technology, which sticks to skin for hours on end. You can always count on extended wear with this formula.

Just The Facts:

  • 8-hour wear
  • Non-drying. Non-caking. Non-settling.
  • Customizable finish - sheer or full - with a double-sided sponge
  • Buildable coverage
  • Formulated without parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate, phthalates, oil & fragrance
A specially designed double-sided sponge lets you customize your coverage. Use the velvety side for a natural, sheer-to-medium finish, or the smooth side for full coverage. Think of it as 2 filter effects in 1 take-anywhere compact.
Talc, Boron Nitride, Silica, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Glycerin, Water\Aqua\Eau, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Squalane, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract, Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) Extract\Extrait D'orge, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Extract, Dimethicone, Ceramide 3, Betaine, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Sodium Pca, Phospholipids, Cholesterol, Methicone, Trehalose, Tribehenin, Pyridoxine Dipalmitate, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Isododecane, Aluminum Dimyristate, Dimethicone Silylate, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Polyquaternium-51, Sodium Lauroyl Aspartate, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Zinc Chloride, PEG-8, Urea, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Linoleic Acid, Sorbitan Isostearate, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Carmine (CI 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140).

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SmashboxPhoto Filter Powder Foundation
 
4.4

(based on 135 reviews)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Goes on smoothly (105)
  • Easy to apply (101)
  • Blends well (87)
  • Good pigmentation (82)
  • Long-lasting (82)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (22)
  • Doesn't stay on (9)
  • Poor coverage (8)
  • Too greasy (6)
  • Causes breakouts (3)

Best Uses

  • Full coverage (64)
  • Light to medium coverage (60)
  • Acne-prone or oily skin (38)
  • Normal skin (30)
  • Sensitive skin (28)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (66), Budget shopper (53)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (77), Fair (46), Deep (7)

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5.0

I love this one I highly recommend

By Ruby

from Fresno ca

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Easy To Apply
  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Lightweight
  • Matte Finish

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
    • Full Coverage
    • Light To Medium Coverage
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Filter Powder Foundation:

    I love this one I wonder to find that I brought from Ulta and assume this is only powder but when I applied I saw huge change on my face and I look again and read it oh it nt just powder it's foundation too such good product,,

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    5.0

    I would purchase this again! Great coverage!!

    By Jess

    from Irving TX

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Goes On Smoothly
    • Good Pigmentation
    • Long-Lasting

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Normal Skin

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Filter Powder Foundation:

      Great coverage

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      5.0

      So far so good

      By Vanessa

      from Huntington Beach

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Easy To Apply
      • Goes On Smoothly
      • Good Pigmentation
      • Lightweight
      • Long-Lasting
      • Matte Finish
      • Noncomodegenic

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Filter Powder Foundation:

          Fast application of cover up

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          5.0

          BEST POWDER EVER !!!!!♡

          By Alex

          from Denver , Colorado

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Easy To Apply
          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Lightweight
          • Long-Lasting
          • Matte Finish

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Full Coverage
            • Light To Medium Coverage
            • Normal Skin

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Filter Powder Foundation:

            I love this powder so much! It stays on for about 8 hours . It doesn't feel heavy and goes on real smooth without drying me up.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            4.0

            Great product!

            By Ashley

            from Warner Robins, GA

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Blends Well
            • Easy To Apply
            • Goes On Smoothly
            • Good Pigmentation
            • Matte Finish

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Light To Medium Coverage

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Filter Powder Foundation:

              I have oily skin so it's hard to find the right foundation, especially one that will hold up to the humidity of Georgia summers. This one does a pretty good job considering it's crazy humid here.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium
               
              5.0

              Love using everyday on its own and still full coverage!

              By Yanet

              from Austin, Tx

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Goes On Smoothly
              • Good Pigmentation
              • Lightweight
              • Long-Lasting
              • Matte Finish

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
                • Full Coverage

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Filter Powder Foundation:

                No need for foundation with this for everyday wear and blends well like second skin.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium
                 
                5.0

                Love love this foundation!

                By Mmz style

                from Chicago

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Blends Well
                • Easy To Apply
                • Goes On Smoothly
                • Good Pigmentation
                • Long-Lasting
                • Matte Finish

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Full Coverage
                  • Light To Medium Coverage
                  • Mature Skin

                  Comments about Smashbox Photo Filter Powder Foundation:

                  Aply with beauty blender or brush. Great coverage.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Medium
                   
                  5.0

                  Love this product

                  By Michelle

                  from Graham NC

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Blends Well
                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Goes On Smoothly
                  • Good Pigmentation
                  • Lightweight
                  • Long-Lasting
                  • Matte Finish

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
                    • Full Coverage

                    Comments about Smashbox Photo Filter Powder Foundation:

                    ...

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Medium
                     
                    5.0

                    Favorite product

                    By Lipstickmonstor

                    from Chesapeake, VA

                    About Me Brand Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Blends Well
                    • Easy To Apply
                    • Goes On Smoothly
                    • Good Pigmentation
                    • Lightweight
                    • Long-Lasting
                    • Matte Finish

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
                      • Full Coverage
                      • Light To Medium Coverage

                      Comments about Smashbox Photo Filter Powder Foundation:

                      Best foundation I've ever used. Really buildable. Covers all my acne scars and keeps me from getting oily super quickly like I usually do. It is expensive af but I will be sticking with this one. Sometimes I wear it to sleep because I forget it's on my face.

                      • Skin Tone:
                      • Fair
                       
                      4.0

                      Great product

                      By Mrs. Doss

                      from Phoenix AZ

                      About Me Brand Buyer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Blends Well
                      • Easy To Apply
                      • Goes On Smoothly
                      • Good Pigmentation

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Full Coverage
                        • Light To Medium Coverage
                        • Sensitive Skin

                        Comments about Smashbox Photo Filter Powder Foundation:

                        Everyday and evening wear

                        • Skin Tone:
                        • Deep

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                        • Q:

                          Would this powder work well for dry skin? I don't normally use powder for foundation, but for touch ups and blending out other makeup, I thought this one might be good, as long as it was ok for dry skin - didn't emphasize pores or create strange texture. Thanks!
                          Asked on 6/25/2016 by Elci from New York, NY

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Hi There! For dry skin we recommend using the Halo Hydrating Powders.

                            Answered on 7/2/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                        • Q:

                          i am NW20 which shade would that be in Photo Filter Powder Foundation ? thank you
                          Asked on 5/31/2016 by S

                          1 answer

                        • Q:

                          How does this powder work with flash photography? Does it leave a white cast?
                          Asked on 5/25/2016 by Cori

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Hi There! Photo Filter Powder Foundation was created been tested and photographed at Smashbox Studios in L.A. It is camera friendly and most of all flash proof.

                            Answered on 5/31/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                        • Q:

                          I have this powder and love it! How do you recommend cleaning the sponge that comes with it? thanks!
                          Asked on 5/14/2016 by Ashley from US

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Hi There! You can clean the sponge with a little bit of soap and tepid water. Just make sure the sponge is completely dry before you place it in the compact. Generic replacement sponges can be bought at Ulta stores.

                            Answered on 5/16/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                        • Q:

                          I use the NC37 MAC Pro Longwear Liquid Foundation, what shade would I be for the Photo Filter Powder Foundation?
                          Asked on 5/5/2016 by Starbucks Addict from Tempe, AZ

                          1 answer

                        • Q:

                          I use merle norman ultra powder foundation in ultra neutral. which shade should I use?
                          Asked on 5/4/2016 by TT from fayetteville, nc

                          1 answer

                        • Q:

                          I use cadiz in NARS - what color would I use in this powder foundation
                          Asked on 2/19/2016 by Red from Pennsylvania

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Expert

                            A:

                            When switching from foundation of a different brand, we recommend visiting your nearest Ulta Beauty store to get shade matched by one of our beauty associates to ensure you find your perfect shade!

                            http://www.ulta.com/ulta/stores/storelocator.jsp

                            Answered on 2/21/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                        • Q:

                          I wear Smashbox Oil primer and then IT CC cream and this go voer toset and cover up any blemishs?
                          Asked on 2/15/2016 by BB from JAXS FL

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Expert

                            A:

                            Photo Filter Powder Foundation can certainly be applied over your primer and cc cream to set it. Use the velvety side of the applicator for a natural, sheer-to-medium finish.

                            Answered on 2/15/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                        • Q:

                          I wear Smashbox BB Cream in Light- what would be the corresponding shade for this powder? Thank you!
                          Asked on 2/10/2016 by Platinum Member from Indianapolis, IN

                          1 answer

                        • Q:

                          I'm 3.4 in Smashbox studio skin whats the best match for this product?
                          Asked on 2/2/2016 by Makeup.is.BAE from Chesapeake, VA

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