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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*

*Source: NPD US Prestige Beauty Tracking Service, 12 months ending October 2015
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 115 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (92)
  • Lightweight (91)
  • Blends well (82)
  • 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 (9), Classic style (4)

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5.0

I would definately purchase this again.

By Julye

from Buncombe, Illinois

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
    • Everyday

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

    great product! I was hesitant in the purchase due to the cost. But I did try it and it is worth the cost. Most primers don't work on me. They make my foundation come off or foundation slides off. So, Kudos to you.

     
    5.0

    Love this primer!

    By Karen

    from TN

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday

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

      Have been experimenting with several different primers and this one is definitely a favorite.

       
      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.

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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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