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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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Smashbox's Photo Finish Hydrating Foundation Primer contains Hydraplex, an extract from desert plants that allows skin to retain moisture for hours. It works for all skin types but is ideal for normal to dry skin.

Benefits:
  • Quenches dehydrated skin
  • Seals in moisture
  • Makeup lasts hours and hours
  • Creates a perfect canvas for foundation application
  • Gel formula is lightweight and oil-free
  • Cruelty-free

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

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  • Smooth a sheer layer over clean, moisturized skin
  • Wear alone or under makeup
  • Can also be used over makeup for touch-ups

Studio tip: Use as an instant moisture boost on long flights or as a lightweight moisturizer in a pinch.
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 181 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (145)
  • Lightweight (140)
  • Goes on smoothly (123)
  • Blends well (88)
  • Long-lasting (68)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (17)
  • Causes breakouts (9)
  • Too greasy (4)
  • Doesn't work (3)
  • Poor coverage (3)

Best Uses

  • Dry skin (82)
  • Sensitive skin (52)
  • Mature skin (46)
  • Normal skin (36)
  • Everyday (23)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (70), Budget shopper (51), Natural style (16), Classic style (15), Trendy style (7)

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5.0

Got for my daughter

By Rae

from Laveen

Verified Buyer

Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

It is great.

 
2.0

Irritated Skin

By Cam

from Tampa, FL

About Me Trendy Style

Pros

  • Long Lasting

Cons

  • Causes Breakouts
  • Irritates Skin

Best Uses

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

    I have been wanting to try this primer forever, however it irritated my skin horribly. It broke me out and dried up my skin. It did burn when I put it on, but I've had other products burn a little bit but not actually irritate my skin. My skin started peeling. My skin is mildly sensitive so it could work for you, just save your receipt. I'm sad it irritated my skin because it made my makeup last longer. The original smash box primer doesn't irritate my skin.

     
    5.0

    Best Primer

    By Marlene

    from Harlingen,Tx

    About Me Classic Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Dry Skin
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

      It's my favourite primer. The formula is it's light weight, moisturising, easy to apply, it makes dry skin patches less noticeable and the list goes on, it's hands down the best I've ever used

       
      5.0

      Love this Primer

      By Crystal

      from Pompton Plains, NJ

      About Me Trendy Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Easy To Apply
      • Lightweight
      • Not Oily

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types
        • Everyday

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

        I put it on before I do my makeup and I love it because it is not an oily product. It blends and goes right into the skin when applying

         
        5.0

        Great Primer!

        By Ashleigh Day

        from Fayetteville

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

          Works well! Perfect for dry or normal skin.

           
          2.0

          could be better

          By BR

          from Pittsburgh

          About Me Trendy Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Ineffective

          Best Uses

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

            Can't even tell i'm wearing it, i don't think it makes a difference with how my makeup lays on my skin or the hydration of my skin.

             
            3.0

            Not head over heels

            By Day5

            from Las Vegas, NV

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Noncomedogenic

            Cons

            • Ineffective

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

            It feels like nothing on the skin. Once I put it on and it absorbs I don't feel it. I also don't noticed a difference. My skin doesn't feel more hydrating that usual. Can't say my makeup stays on longer. Doesn't change appearance of pores.

             
            5.0

            Love it

            By Chrissy

            from Boston

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

                I love the smashbox photo finish primer and that's what I initially wanted but it's coming into warmer months and needed a boost of xtra hydration and this gives it to ya! It not necessarily so pore filling but it's def hydrating! Good grab

                 
                5.0

                It gives a polished look to final makeup; I would buy again!

                By Nanc

                from STL, mo

                About Me Natural Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday
                  • Going Out
                  • Sensitive Skin
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

                  I use it as a primer under makeup.

                   
                  5.0

                  Dank

                  By Hank Hill

                  from Dallas,Texas

                  About Me Natural Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Sensitive Skin

                    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

                    I have dry skin and using this I have noticed my skin does not flake anymore under foundation.

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                    23 Questions | 23 Answers
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                    • Q:

                      I'm looking for a primer that can be used for acne and dry skin. I want something that helps both that works really well.
                      Asked on 6/3/2017 by brittany r from newport, tn

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi There! Unfortunately, we don't make a Primer that will accommodate dry and acneic skin simultaneously. What we suggest is cleansing and moisturizing your skin with a formula made for dry skin. Then use our Blemish Control Primer to control the acne.

                        Answered on 6/5/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                    • Q:

                      I'm 65 and I currently use It cc foundation. Would one of your primers benefit me. I would like a more radiant glow and need to hydrate. I also have some large pores. Which primer?
                      Asked on 5/25/2017 by Boopie from Long Beach, ca

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi There! We suggest our new Radiance Primer to add radiance and hydration. It will also smooth the appearance of large pores, fine lines and wrinkles.

                        Answered on 5/26/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                    • Q:

                      I have flaky dry spots around my mouth and around my nose but a reallllllllly oil t-zone. Would this be able to minimize t-zone oil?
                      Asked on 5/25/2017 by M from TX

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi There! The Photo Finish Hydrating Primer does control oil. If you continue to get oily on your nose we suggest adding the Pore Minimizing Primer to your regimen. It can be used in conjunction with the Hydrating Primer to treat oily areas.

                        Answered on 5/26/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                    • Q:

                      Is this good for Combination (HEAVILY T-ZONE OILY) skin?
                      Asked on 5/25/2017 by Meranda from Texas

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi There Gorgeous! We suggest Primer Light for combination skin with an oily T-Zone.

                        Answered on 5/26/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                    • Q:

                      Like so many others, I have tried so many primers but each one seem to draw out each line in my face and my face looks dryer after applying foundation. I'm looking for one that helps with very very dry skin and this one seems to be the one, I hope?
                      Asked on 5/25/2017 by Kristie from Dallas

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi There Gorgeous! We definitely suggest the Photo Finish Hydrating Primer to address your concerns. You'll LOVE it!

                        Answered on 5/26/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                    • Q:

                      Is this better than Benefit Porefessional Primer? Debating which to get. I have combination skin, tend to be oily now that summer is here (& being in South Florida).
                      Asked on 5/25/2017 by AniLee from Hollywood, FL

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi There Gorgeous! For combination to oily skin we suggest our Pore Minimizing Primer. It is clinically tested to control oily for 8 hours. You'll LOVE it!

                        Answered on 5/26/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                    • Q:

                      is this good for sensitive skin? also, will this leave my skin greasy or does it sink in fast?
                      Asked on 5/19/2017 by it girl from undisclosed

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi There! The Photo finish Hydrating Primer is good for sensitive skin types. It contains Hydraplex which calms and soothes the skin. It shouldn't make your skin look greasy.

                        Answered on 5/22/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                    • Q:

                      Will this product blur out pores and imperfections?
                      Asked on 5/17/2017 by S.22 from undisclosed

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi There! The Photo Finish Hydrating Primer will blur pores and imperfections.

                        Answered on 5/17/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                    • Q:

                      Hi, I've been trying to decide between this hydrating primer and the original photo finish primer. I like that this one is hydrating but I also have big pores, so will this blur out pores as well?
                      Asked on 5/14/2017 by Mei from undisclosed

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi There! Since you mention 'big pores' we suggest the Original Photo Finish Primer. To add moisture to your skin, try using our Primer Water. It will refresh and set your makeup throughout the day.

                        Answered on 5/15/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                    • 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
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