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Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting Foundation Primer - Blend

Smashbox

Photo Finish Color Correcting Foundation Primer - Blend

Item #: 2233969 Size: 1.0 oz

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Color correcting, wrinkle reducing, and dark spot defying - talk about a miracle product! Create a perfect canvas for foundation application and even out skin tone with this silky, lightweight blend of antioxidants and vitamins A & E. The formula helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and pores for visibly softer, younger-looking skin.

Wear under foundation or alone for a velvety-smooth finish.

Blend is apricot-toned to even out skin tone and counteract discoloration and dark spots.

Formulated without parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate, phthalates & fragrance.

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#1 FACE PRIMER BRAND IN THE USA*

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Apply your choice of Photo Finish Color Correcting Foundation Primer to clean or moisturized skin (over entire face or only to problem areas) and blend with fingertips. For complexion perfection follow with your shade of Liquid Halo HD Foundation.
Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Cyclohexasiloxane, Dimethicone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Cymbidium Grandiflorum Flower Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus (Lemongrass) Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Methicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Retinyl Palmitate, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Talc, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140).

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SmashboxPhoto Finish Color Correcting Foundation Primer - Blend
 
4.4

(based on 113 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (90)
  • Lightweight (89)
  • Blends well (80)
  • Goes on smoothly (80)
  • Long-lasting (58)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (11)
  • Poor coverage (7)
  • Causes breakouts (4)
  • Doesn't stay on (3)

Best Uses

  • Light to medium coverage (38)
  • Mature skin (33)
  • Normal skin (29)
  • Sensitive skin (28)
  • Acne-prone or oily skin (19)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (50), Budget shopper (27), Natural style (8), Classic style (4)

Reviewed by 113 customers

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5.0

Foundation primer

By Ali

from Aurora Colorado

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Easy To Apply
  • Easy To Take-off
  • Good Pigmentation
  • Lightweight
  • Long Lasting
  • Natural Looking
  • Noncomedogenic
  • Smooth

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting Foundation Primer - Blend:

    Love it

     
    5.0

    Photo Finish Extrodinaire

    By LCC

    from Florida

    About Me Classic Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Easy To Apply
    • Easy To Take-off
    • Good Pigmentation
    • Lightweight
    • Long Lasting
    • Natural Looking
    • Noncomedogenic
    • Smooth

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types
      • Everyday
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting Foundation Primer - Blend:

      I Love this product and buy 2 at a time. It goes on so smooth and silky and dries as a matte. Placing cream blush over it is like putting it over satin. I also mix with lightweight makeup for color change (tan). I only need this and I am ready to face the world (with a little lipstick)

       
      2.0

      Not what I expected

      By maemae

      from richland, ms

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Difficult to Apply
        • seemed to dry out my skin and emphasized my fine

        Best Uses

        • I prefer the other primer SPF w/dermaxyl

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting Foundation Primer - Blend:

        It seems to clump & dries out my skin. Very difficult to apply. would not recommend this product.

         
        4.0

        Like Cling Wrap

        By nomercles

        from Mountain View, CA

        About Me Classic Style

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Easy To Apply
        • Easy To Take-off
        • Long Lasting
        • Natural Looking
        • Smooth

        Cons

        • Causes Breakouts

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types
        • Going Out

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting Foundation Primer - Blend:

        The picture makes it look like it's a thick formula, but it's really not. Kind of a silicone texture. Makes my makeup last forever, like cling wrap. Where you try to get it to unstick from itself and you end up just throwing it all away in frustration. It does come off quite easily eventually, but it sticks to your makeup like they're star-crossed lovers, so they both go down together.

        I like to layer this with two other primers to really get the effect I like, since it does make me greasy pretty fast. This on the bottom (and use a light hand and just use your fingertips), Porefessional dabbed where needed, and then NYX Shine Killer all over the top--incidentally, that has a similar texture, and should be applied in much the same way. Let it sit for a bit, and then put your makeup on, and it is locked in place forever.

         
        3.0

        Eh

        By Kiwiluv

        from Haverhill, MA

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Easy To Apply
        • Lightweight
        • Smooth

        Cons

        • Ineffective

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types
        • Everyday
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting Foundation Primer - Blend:

        I used this to neutralize my purple veins under my eyes before and even after applying foundation. I don't really know if I saw any difference within 3 months before finding an alternate. It might have worked but it wasn't immediately noticeable.

         
        1.0

        Not satisfied

        By Ashley

        from Kansas City, KS

        About Me Classic Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Lightweight
        • Smooth

        Cons

        • Doesn't Stay On
        • Ineffective
        • Poor Coverage

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting Foundation Primer - Blend:

        I couldn't even tell if I had this on, it didn't do anything. I saw no difference.

         
        5.0

        Love!!

        By Mae

        from Ok

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Lightweight
        • Smooth

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting Foundation Primer - Blend:

          Feel great

           
          5.0

          Smashbox creates the best primers.

          By Mrs. C

          from Kent, WA

          About Me Classic Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Easy To Apply
          • Easy To Take-off
          • Good Pigmentation
          • Lightweight
          • Long Lasting
          • Natural Looking
          • Noncomedogenic
          • Smooth

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting Foundation Primer - Blend:

              It makes your skin look flawless.

              (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              OH MY GOODNESS!

              By Serena

              from Durham, NC

              About Me Natural Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Blends Well
              • Easy To Apply
              • Lightweight
              • Long Lasting
              • Natural Looking
              • Noncomedogenic
              • Smooth

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Skin Types
                • Everyday
                • Going Out
                • Sensitive Skin
                • Travel

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting Foundation Primer - Blend:

                I am EXTREMELY upset with myself. After spending tons of money on other primers while knowing this one existed the whole time, I continued to waste time and funds. One day I got so fed up with my cheaper primers and walked into Ulta and asked for a very good primer. The specialist suggested this wonderful primer and stated that it will be the best primer I have ever used. She was RIGHT!!! Flawless, lightweight, easy to apply. Smells good, long-lasting, effective. I literally screamed after applying my makeup. I work 9-hour days and my makeup lasts way beyond that. I have combination, acne-prone skin with some visible scarring, Kerry Washington complexion. This is the best primer I have ever used and it works wonders!!! It is worth every penny. A little goes a long way so the product amount in the tube is the perfect amount for the price. The tube is compact and light so it is easy to travel with. It goes on white at first but blends seamlessly with the skin once applied. I don't have to layer my foundation to correct my skin because it does it for me. It does not dry the skin. Instead, it leaves the skin looking healthy and moisturized. Please buy this!!!!!!!!! At least ask for a sample or borrow a friend's if you are still unsure. Trust me, you DO NOT want to look elsewhere for a primer!!!

                 
                4.0

                I would purchase this product again

                By No name

                from Pittsburgh, pa

                About Me Natural Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Blends Well
                • Easy To Apply
                • Good Pigmentation
                • Smooth

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • All Skin Types

                  Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting Foundation Primer - Blend:

                  Goes on very smoothly

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                  12 Questions | 12 Answers
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                  • Q:

                    hi, is the texture of this primer the same as the smashbox photo finish primer? Is hydrating or drying?
                    thanks.
                    Asked on 2/26/2017 by Posey55 from Upland CA

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi There! Yes, The Color Correcting Primer - Blend is the same texture as the original. It will not hydrate or dry your skin.

                      Answered on 2/27/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    I'm a tan Indian and I have hyperpigmentation around my mouth area. Will this cancel out the darkness on my face well and not look cakey?
                    Asked on 1/9/2017 by Ash from Atlanta, GA

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi There! The Photo Finish Color Correcting Primer in Blend will help brighten the skin around the mouth and not look cakey. To color correct around the mouth we suggest the color Correcting Stick in Get Less Tired - Orange.

                      Answered on 1/10/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    Hi

                    When I'm tired my skin sometimes has a grayish cast to it. Will this help?
                    Asked on 12/28/2016 by amy from ca

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi There! Yes, Foundation Primer - Blend is excellent for boosting the overall complexion of the skin. It will definitely liven up the occasional grayish cast.

                      Answered on 1/2/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    What are the ingredients?
                    Asked on 10/9/2016 by Andrea

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi There!

                      Here are the ingredients for:

                      PHOTO FINISH COLOR CORRECT BLEND
                      INGREDIENTS: CYCLOPENTASILOXANE [] DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER [] CYCLOHEXASILOXANE [] DIMETHICONE [] TOCOPHERYL ACETATE [] CYMBIDIUM GRANDIFLORUM FLOWER EXTRACT [] ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT [] CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) SEED OIL [] CYMBOPOGON SCHOENANTHUS (LEMONGRASS) OIL [] GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL [] ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN [] METHICONE [] CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE [] RETINYL PALMITATE [] ETHYLHEXYL SALICYLATE [] TALC [] CAPRYLYL GLYCOL [] HEXYLENE GLYCOL [] PHENOXYETHANOL [] [+/- TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891) [] IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499) [] CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS (CI 77288) [] MANGANESE VIOLET (CI 77742) [] ULTRAMARINES (CI 77007) [] YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140)] < ILN38777>

                      Answered on 10/20/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    does this apricot tint (my complexion is very light) change the color of my complexion? I don't want to have to buy a lighter foundation than I normally use.
                    Asked on 9/20/2016 by maemae from richland, ms

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi There! The Photo Finish Color Correcting Primer in Blend will not change the color of your skin. You will not need to buy a lighter foundation.

                      Answered on 9/22/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    Is this the best primer to use for dark circles under my eyes? Also if this primer sweat proof for New Orleans summers?
                    Asked on 7/7/2016 by Wildhoneyjay from New Orleans, LA

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi There! We don't suggest using the the Color Correcting Primer - Blend under the eye. For dark circles we suggest our Color Correcting Stick in Peach or Orange for a finish that will last all day.

                      Answered on 7/11/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    Is this product for oily skin?
                    Asked on 5/1/2016 by Jessica from Oakland , California

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi There! Photo Finish Color Correcting Primer is excellent for oily skin.

                      Answered on 5/3/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    will this help cover dark spots and a dark mole?
                    Asked on 3/1/2016 by cheryl

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Yes it will! This Photo Finish Foundation Primer is apricot-toned to even out skin tone and counteract discoloration and dark spots.

                      Answered on 3/1/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    Does this product really help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles?
                    Asked on 12/10/2015 by Mamacass

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      Yes, all of Smashbox's Photo Finish formulas help to lessen the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and enlarged pores! This primer has the added benefit of neutralizing discoloration with its apricot tint. :-)

                      Answered on 12/11/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                  • Q:

                    My skin is red on my cheeks, chin and under my chin. Will this reduce the redness? Also, makeup never stays on my skin. Will this help this as well?
                    Asked on 12/4/2015 by Jules from Dalton, GA

                    1 answer

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