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Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer

Smashbox

Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer

Item #: 2233967 Size: 1.0 oz

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The key to healthier, younger-looking skin? Hydration, as any studio artist will tell you. The addition to Smashbox's legendary primer family that immediately quenches skin and seals in moisture for hours after, thanks to Hydraplex, an extract derived from desert plants.

Benefits:
  • Lightweight
  • Helps fill in fine lines and pores

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

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Smooth a pea-sized amount over clean skin with fingertips for a visibly softer, smoother complexion.
Water \ Aqua \ Eau, Cyclopentasiloxane, Butylene Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, PEG / PPG-18 / 18 Dimethicone, Sodium Chloride, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Imperata Cylindrica Root Extract, Glycerin, Stearyl Dimethicone, PEG-8 Dimethicone, Caprylyl Glycol, PEG-8, Carbomer, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain: Blue 1 (CI 42090), Red 4 (CI 14700), Yellow 5 (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 Foundation Hydrating Primer
 
4.4

(based on 170 reviews)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (139)
  • Lightweight (132)
  • Goes on smoothly (123)
  • Blends well (85)
  • Long-lasting (68)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (17)
  • Causes breakouts (8)
  • Too greasy (4)
  • Poor coverage (3)

Best Uses

  • Dry skin (81)
  • Sensitive skin (49)
  • Mature skin (46)
  • Normal skin (36)
  • Full coverage (23)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (70), Budget shopper (51), Classic style (14), Natural style (11), Trendy style (4)

Reviewed by 170 customers

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4.0

Great product!

By Amy

from Iowa

About Me Classic Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Easy To Apply
  • Lightweight
  • Smooth

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

    I have very dry skin and it was difficult to apply my foundation evenly. This is one of the best products I have ever added to my skin and makeup routine. My foundation glides on perfectly smooth when I apply this primer first. It does NOT conceal or cover any redness though.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A have to have product

    By RobinLou

    from Alpharetta, GA

    About Me Classic Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Easy To Apply
    • hydrating
    • Lightweight
    • Noncomedogenic
    • Smooth

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

      I am 58 years old with sensitive, dehydrated and large pores. I have tried almost ALL the primers out there and for me...this is my "go to". After I moisturize and let that really sink in, I apply a pea size and allow to soak in before applying my foundation. It makes my foundation go on easier and my skin has a hydrated glow to it..(not glowy as in iridescent, but healthy) The ONLY negative is probably the packaging...When you get to the very bottom, it can be difficult to get it all out. I cut a small hole in the corner and it gives me a few more applications!

       
      5.0

      Feels AMAZING on my skin

      By Amanda

      from Round Lake Beach, IL

      About Me Trendy Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday
        • Going Out
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

        Feels amazing on skin. A little tacky when you first apply, but you can't tell once it dries. So smooth and hydrating- I LOVE it! Will definitely buy again.

         
        5.0

        I will buy this product again

        By Erod

        from Mundelein il

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Easy To Apply
        • Long Lasting
        • Smooth

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

          This product is awesome I will keep using it for sure

           
          5.0

          Smooth

          By Jensen

          from Owensboro KY

          About Me Classic Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Easy To Take-off
          • Lightweight
          • Smooth

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Dry skin

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

            Goes on great helps with putting on foundation and has moisturizer included

             
            5.0

            Love it

            By TERESA

            from 32220

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Blends Well
            • Easy To Apply

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

              Love it

               
              5.0

              I'm in love with this product it's well worth the money.

              By Kiwi

              from Columbus,OH

              About Me Classic Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

                I love that it doesn't sink into my skin like a moisturizing cream.

                 
                5.0

                Hydrating primer

                By maria marrero

                from Haledon nj

                About Me Classic Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday

                  Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

                  Hydrates my dry skin and makes it feel smoother. Helps the make up on on smooth. Lobe it

                   
                  5.0

                  LOVEEEE!!!

                  By MariamBZ

                  from Katy,

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight
                  • Long Lasting
                  • Smooth

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Dry Skin
                    • Everyday
                    • Going Out

                    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

                    I love this product best primer ever!! I have dry skin tried so many primer non of them worked for my dry skin.. this is the best

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    I would buy this again

                    By Marnie

                    from Illinois

                    About Me Classic Style

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Dry

                      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

                      I use it everyday. My foundation stays till I take it off.

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                      • Q:

                        I'm not sure which Smashbox primer to buy. I always have some sort of acne, mostly on my chin that eventually dries or and flakes. I also have a couple oily patches. My cheeks also get dry. I guess I have combination skin? Salicylic acid dries me out and doesn't get rid of my acne so I'm not going to get the blemish control. I'm torn between the hydrating and the light. Which one is best for combo skin?
                        Asked on 2/16/2017 by Meg from Vallejo, CA

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi There! We suggest the Hydrating Primer. It's made for all types...

                          Answered on 2/17/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                      • Q:

                        I currently have the smashbox photo finish light, and it is too drying. I would like to exchange it for either the hydrating primer or the primer oil. Which helps makeup last longer?
                        Asked on 2/6/2017 by Lily from Georgia

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi There! Both will make your makeup last longer. I prefer the Hydrating Primer. It's made with Hydraplex and it's very moisturizing.

                          Answered on 2/6/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                      • Q:

                        During the winter I have dry/oily skin, I've been using this primer and works great! My question is can i still use this during the summer, when I'm mainly oily
                        Asked on 1/17/2017 by Vanessa from TX

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi There! You Absolutely can use the Hydrating Primer during the summer. If you find it too much we suggest the Primer Water. It's light and refreshing!

                          Answered on 1/17/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                      • Q:

                        Is this fragrance free?
                        Asked on 9/10/2016 by mer from US

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi There! The Smashbox Hydrating Primer is fragrance free.

                          Answered on 9/12/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                      • Q:

                        Is this water based or silicone based?
                        Asked on 6/14/2016 by Jesstills from Gold coast, QLD, Australia

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi There! Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer is a lightweight, oil-free formula. It contains Hydraplex12 extract derived from desert plants. This allows the primer to hydrate dry skin and lock in moisture for hours.

                          Answered on 6/17/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                      • Q:

                        Would I be able to use this with other Smashbox primers? I have combination/dry skin, and large pores :(
                        Asked on 4/15/2016 by Panda

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi There! Hydrating Primer will minimize the appearance of fine lines and pores. Try using alone, otherwise pair it with our Pore Minimizing Primer to address large pores. Apply each primer in the areas it's needed most.

                          Answered on 4/15/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                      • Q:

                        My skin is very sensitive very acne prone.. But in the winter it gets dry and when I put on makeup it looks cakey.. I use the original photo finish primer and I love it.. But my skin gets dry in the winter I need something that won't break my face out but will keep my skin hydrated and makeup looking fresh
                        Asked on 12/20/2015 by Hannah from Virginia

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          If you are seeking a moisture boost, then absolutely switch to Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer! It is oil-free and lightweight, so it shouldn't cause any issues for you. Enjoy!

                          Answered on 12/23/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                      • Q:

                        does this primer contain dimethicone or any ingredients with "cone" in it? (im allergic and i cant find an ingredients list)
                        Asked on 7/31/2015 by ma

                        1 answer

                      • Q:

                        would this primer be good for normal to dry skin?
                        Asked on 1/29/2015 by Rachel from US

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          Yes! This primer features an oil-free, hydrating formula that is suitable for all skin types.

                          Answered on 1/29/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        Does the this product have any type of soy ingredient?
                        Asked on 11/18/2014 by allergic to soy from Dallas Texas

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          Yes, Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer contains soy.

                          Answered on 11/20/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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