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Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting Foundation Primer - Blend

Smashbox

Photo Finish Color Correcting Foundation Primer - Blend

Apricot (conceals under eye circles, veins, sunspots)

Item #: 2233969 Size: 1.0 oz

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Look less tired! Smashbox's Photo Finish Color Correcting Foundation Primer Blend is an apricot-toned primer that color-corrects dark spots and discoloration, blurs pores, evens skin tone and reduces the appearance of fine lines.

Benefits:
  • Tames discolorations and dark spots
  • Blurs pores, evens skin tone and reduce the appearance of fine lines
  • Preps skin for makeup
  • Protects skin from environmental damage, pollutants, and stress with an antioxidant blend of peptides and vitamins A and E
  • Ideal for all skin types
  • Cruelty-free

Formulated without parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate, phthalates, oil, fragrance and talc.

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  • Apply a sheer layer to face or problem areas only before you start your makeup
  • Blend with fingertips
  • Wear under makeup
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).

Please be aware that ingredient lists may change or vary from time to time. Please refer to the ingredient list on the product package you receive for the most up to date list of ingredients.

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SmashboxPhoto Finish Color Correcting Foundation Primer - Blend
 
4.5

(based on 119 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (96)
  • Lightweight (95)
  • Blends well (85)
  • 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)
  • Sensitive skin (30)
  • Normal skin (29)
  • Acne-prone or oily skin (19)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (50), Budget shopper (27), Natural style (12), Classic style (5)

Reviewed by 119 customers

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5.0

One of my favorite primers

By Amy

from Raleigh NC

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday

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

    This primer works so well with my oily, textured skin. I love how smoothly it applies and evens out my skin so my makeup application is enhanced and long lasting.

     
    5.0

    Hides fine lines!

    By Stephanie

    from Tyler Texas

    About Me Classic Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday

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

      I put this on before make up and it just blurs imperfections. I am 47 so I have plenty.

       
      5.0

      My fav!

      By Jan

      from Ok

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Lightweight
      • Long Lasting
      • Natural Looking
      • Smooth

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday
        • Going Out
        • Sensitive Skin
        • Travel

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

        I picked up the wrong box. I love the clear. Exchanged it the same day.

         
        5.0

        Love, love, love this product.

        By Retired Grandma

        from Valley, AL

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

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

          Great product! Blends well with my skin tone!

           
          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 Alison

              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.

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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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