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Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light

Smashbox

Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light

1.0 oz Item 2233965

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FREE Photo Finish Foundation Primer with any $35 Smashbox purchase (offer valid 11/26/17-12/24/17 or while supplies last)

FREE deluxe mini Photo Finish Foundation Primer w/any $35 Smashbox purchase

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Smashbox's Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light is a water-based primer works for all skin types but is ideal for sensitive, acne-prone, oily or combination skin.

Benefits:
  • lPreps skin for flawless makeup application
  • Leaves skin silky smooth
  • Vitamin C and peptide blend protects skin from environmental pollutants, damage, and stress
  • Cruelty-free

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

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Apply a sheer layer with fingertips before you start your makeup
Wear alone or under makeup.
Water / Aqua / Eau, Cyclopentasiloxane, Ethylene / Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Polysilicone-11, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Decyl Glucoside, Carbomer, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Triethanolamine, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Phenoxyethanol.

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 Primer Light
 
4.3

(based on 327 reviews)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (282)
  • Lightweight (264)
  • Goes on smoothly (189)
  • Blends well (145)
  • Long-lasting (132)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (50)
  • Doesn't stay on (24)
  • Poor coverage (16)
  • Causes breakouts (14)
  • Too greasy (10)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone or oily skin (129)
  • Sensitive skin (116)
  • Everyday (55)
  • Normal skin (47)
  • Light to medium coverage (44)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (115), Budget shopper (81), Natural style (45), Classic style (26), Trendy style (13)

Reviewed by 327 customers

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3.0

Smooth but not my fav

By Quanita85

from Houston, tx

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Smooth

Cons

  • Ineffective

Best Uses

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

    I use this everyday. It goes on smooth but at the end of the day my makeup looks cakey. It's just not the same as Hourglass's primer, which comes at a higher cost.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best primer for acne prone skin

    By Erika

    from Ohio

    About Me Trendy Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Lightweight
    • Long Lasting
    • Noncomedogenic
    • Smooth

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

      This product really protects the skin! I use it everyday and it has helped with my breakouts so much. I recommend it to everyone!

       
      5.0

      Great for my skin!

      By Jessica

      from Ohio

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

        I have really sensitive skin but this works great for me!

         
        5.0

        Love

        By Jenny

        from Atlanta

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Easy To Apply
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

          I didn't believe in primer until I used this. Now I can't put on my foundation without it!

           
          5.0

          Love this primer

          By Ava

          from Simpsonville, SC

          About Me Natural Style

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

            This is one of my favorite primers. It goes on well, and smoothes my skin. There haven't really been any other issues!

             
            5.0

            I would buy tho product again!

            By Luz

            from Garden City, KS

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Skin Types
              • Going Out

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

              Leaves a photo finish!

               
              5.0

              Yes I would buy & Do Buy this over and over!

              By Blondiedv

              from Asheville, NC

              About Me Classic Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday
                • Oily

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

                I love this product for my oily skin! It also allows for my Foundation to go on smoothly and evenly and even reduces the amount of foundation I might need each time.

                 
                5.0

                great primer

                By Nikki Cherry

                from Asheboro, NC

                About Me Natural Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Apply
                • Lightweight
                • Natural Looking
                • Smooth

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday

                  Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

                  great pre make-up primer

                   
                  5.0

                  Love it

                  By Ashleigh

                  from Texas

                  About Me Natural Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • All Skin Types

                    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

                    I love this product! It's not oily or drying. I love the smooth silky finish.

                     
                    5.0

                    Love It!

                    By ChanC

                    from Midland, TX

                    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

                      • Oily Skin
                      • Sensitive Skin

                      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

                      Love it!

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                      24 Questions | 24 Answers
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                      • Q:

                        Hi, I was wondering if this primer would work well to hydrate the skin and not dry it out, but at the same time keep the skin from getting oily throughout the day. Thanks!
                        Asked on 10/25/2017 by Smash box girl from undisclosed

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi There! We suggest using Primerizer if you want a primer that will hydrate the skin. In order to prevent your skin from getting oily we suggest using a longer foundation like Studioskin.

                          Answered on 10/26/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                      • Q:

                        Hello! I was wondering, the start of my day my skin is fine but throughout the day my t-zone gets more oily. And it's only my t-zone my cheeks are normal/fine. So which primer would be best the photo finish foundation primer or the photo finish foundation primer light?
                        Asked on 8/2/2017 by Anja from Chicago

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi There! If you have sensitive skin we suggest Primer Light. If you don't have sensitive skin we suggest the new Primer Stick... it will control your oil for up to 12 hours... and you can use it under, or over your makeup!

                          Answered on 8/3/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                      • Q:

                        What's the difference between photo finish foundation primer light and the regular one that didn't have light on it
                        Asked on 6/14/2017 by Dani from Mexico

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi There! Primer Light is made for sensitive skin, while the Original Primer is made for all skin types.

                          Answered on 6/15/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                      • Q:

                        My skin is combo... cheeks are normal .. Only my nose gets oily whenever i apply anything on it , whether it's foundation , primer etc
                        i dont have acne . I have some finelines .
                        What is the best Smashbox primer product for me ?
                        Asked on 6/13/2017 by Rudy from Egypt

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi There! We suggest the Pore Minimizing Primer. You can use it under or over your makeup. It's especially good for touch-ups.

                          Answered on 6/15/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                      • Q:

                        Can I use this product under my Bare Minerals original foundation? I use the lightest foundation - fair.
                        Asked on 5/28/2017 by kiki from Lansing, IL

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi There! Yes, the Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light can be used under any foundation.

                          Answered on 5/30/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                      • Q:

                        I have very sensitive and oily skin! I mean very very sensitive! Will this Primer cover my blemishes, and is it good for oily skin?
                        Asked on 4/3/2017 by beachluvr2 from Alabama

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi There! This primer is excellent for sensitive and oily skin. To cover blemishes we suggest a Smashbox foundation or concealer.

                          Answered on 4/3/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                      • Q:

                        I have oily, acne prone skin. I want something that can mattify and act as a barrier between my skin and my foundation. Will this product work best? I want to prevent clogged pores.
                        Asked on 2/17/2017 by Trey from Midland, MI

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi There! We suggest the Pore Minimizing Primer to mattify your skin and act as a barrier between your skin and foundation.

                          Answered on 2/21/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                      • Q:

                        Does this primer work well for mineral powder foundation? I only use mineral power foundation because I tend to break out and I have oily skin. I was wondering if this works well with that type of foundation.
                        Asked on 1/2/2017 by Makeup Lover from Charlotte, NC

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi There! Smashbox Primers work well with all foundations.

                          Answered on 1/2/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                      • Q:

                        For oily skin , which product is better to use the smashbox photo finish or the smashbox photo finish light ?
                        Asked on 11/26/2016 by Caddy from Ireland

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi There! We suggest the Photo Finish Primer Light for oily skin.

                          Answered on 11/27/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                      • Q:

                        I just started using Urban Decay All Nighter foundation. I needed a primer but the Urban Decay primer seemed to oily. My skin is very oily. Would the Smashbox Light work better?
                        Asked on 9/8/2016 by 60andProud from Buffalo NY

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi There! I think Primer Light by Smashbox is an excellent choice! It's the perfect fit for oily skin.

                          Answered on 9/8/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
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