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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.

  • Lightweight
  • Helps fill in fine lines and pores


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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
 
4.3

(based on 158 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (128)
  • Goes on smoothly (123)
  • Lightweight (122)
  • Blends well (76)
  • Long-lasting (68)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Dry skin (79)
  • Mature skin (46)
  • Sensitive skin (44)
  • Normal skin (36)
  • Full coverage (23)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (70), Budget shopper (51), Natural style (10), Classic style (6), Trendy style (3)

Reviewed by 158 customers

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4.0

Good product - too expensive

By Banano

from California

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Smooth

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dry skin

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

    I feel like this does the job of priming my dry skin well, but for the amount of product you get it is not worth the price.

     
    5.0

    Oh my gosh

    By Pk's Mother

    from Tifton, Ga

    About Me Natural 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
      • Travel

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

      This is the BEST... yes, I mean the BEST primer I have ever used! I have very dry skin and this primer just brings it to life!

       
      5.0

      perfect for winter skin!

      By SassyK

      from St. Louis, MO

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

      My skin is so much drier in the winter time and this primer helps my skin stay hydrated all day. I usually get horrible dry patches if I miss a spot hydrating, but this makes sure everything is good to go. Will rebuy for sure!

       
      5.0

      This makes your make up go easier

      By Cj

      from Wv

      About Me Classic Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

        Use it under my face makeup. Doesn't take but a drop and last a long time. Makes you skin and makeup look so much better

         
        5.0

        I will continue buying this product

        By LG

        from La Verne

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Pigmentation
        • Lightweight
        • Long Lasting
        • Smooth

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

          I get dry patches after I put on some foundation or my BB cream. After using this product those patches are non existent.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Leaves makeup cakey

          By MelY0730

          from St. Clair Shores, MI

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Clumpy
            • Ineffective
            • Poor Coverage

            Best Uses

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

              Applied correctly, allowed to dry properly, still left makeup cakey looking.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Works wonders!

              By Jessie

              from Ohio

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

              I have incredibly dry skin. I've tried so many primers and none have worked as great as this one! It kept my makeup and skin from flaking for 24 hours! I even slept in it over night! Not only that, but it kept my makeup on and looking perfectly all night. I would highly recommend this to anyone with dry skin who's looking to make their skin look smooth and makeup last all day long.

               
              5.0

              Great Primer For Dry Skin

              By Sweet Heart

              from Charlotte,NC

              About Me Natural Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Lightweight
              • Smooth

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Dry Skin

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

                Makes your skin feel fresh and hydrated. I love it!

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                I would not buy this product again.

                By Pam

                from Bloomington, IL

                About Me Natural Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Dried my face out.

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

                    I bought this because it was supposed to moisturize my face and keep the make up on. It didn't.

                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    I would buy this again

                    By Kim

                    from Chicago il

                    About Me Trendy Style

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Apply
                    • Lightweight
                    • Smooth

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • All Skin Types

                      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

                      Always love Smashbox products another one that doesn't disappoint!

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                      11 Questions | 11 Answers
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                      • 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
                      • Q:

                        theres a bunch of different Smashbox Primers. What are the difference between them all?
                        Asked on 9/30/2014 by Rachel

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          There sure are a bunch! Here are some quick highlights of the indications and benefits of each:

                          Original Photo Finish Foundation Primer (Item #: 2233964) - oil-free, for all skin types

                          Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light (Item #: 2233965) - oil-free, 60% water based so lighter weight, ideal for oily, acne-prone or sensitive skin

                          Photo Finish More Than Primer Blemish Control (Item #: 2262318) - oil-free, contains 2% salicylic acid to treat blemishes, ideal for blemish-prone skin

                          Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer (Item #: 2233967) - contains Hydraplex complex to deeply hydrate dry, dehydrated skin

                          Photo Finish Color Correcting Primer Blend (Item #: 2233969) - luminous, color-correcting formula; contains antioxidants, such as green tea, grape seed extract and vitamins A, C and E

                          Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing (Item #: 2276581) - minimizes the appearance of pores for up to 8 hours, oil-free, mattifying, for all skin types

                          Photo Finish Foundation Luminizing Primer (Item #: 2233968) - oil-free, for all skin types, provides a luminous finish

                          Photo Finish More Than Primer Dark Spot Correcting Primer (Item #: 2248308) - contains C-Phyte Complex to fade dark spots and discoloration, oil-free, for all skin types

                          Photo Finish Foundation Primer Adjust (Item #: 2233970) - reduces redness with green tint, soothing botanicals, and antioxidants; for all skin types

                          Photo Finish Foundation Primer SPF 20 w/Dermaxyl Complex (Item #: 2253887) - contains Dermaxyl Complex to fight the signs of aging; provides SPF 20 sun protection; for all skin types

                          Answered on 10/2/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        Do you use this after moisturizing and before foundation? Is it for sensitive skin?
                        Asked on 7/14/2014 by loo from MT

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          That's exactly right! Apply this product to moisturized skin prior to foundation application. It is formulated for all skin types including sensitive skin.

                          Answered on 7/15/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        Is this product non-comedogenic?
                        Asked on 6/25/2014 by Tabby from El Paso, Texas

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          This product is oil-free and lightweight, but Smashbox does not claim that it is noncomedogenic.

                          Answered on 6/26/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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