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Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light

Smashbox

Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light

Item #: 2233965 Size: 1.0 oz

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Smashbox's oil-free, 60% water based primer is ideal for oily, acne-prone or sensitive skin. This silky blend of vitamins and antioxidants can be worn alone or under foundation to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and pores for visibly softer skin.

The revolutionary formula has oil absorbers for a smooth matte finish all day, light diffusers to minimize the appearance of imperfections, and vitamin C and peptides to help even skin tone and promote collagen production for a flawless future.

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

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Apply a dime-sized amount of Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light to clean or moisturized skin using fingertips for complexion perfection. For extra matte coverage, follow with your shade of Liquid Halo HD Foundation.
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
 
4.2

(based on 269 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (225)
  • Lightweight (216)
  • Goes on smoothly (189)
  • Long-lasting (132)
  • Blends well (121)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (50)
  • Doesn't stay on (22)
  • Poor coverage (15)
  • Causes breakouts (12)
  • Too greasy (10)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone or oily skin (129)
  • Sensitive skin (97)
  • Normal skin (47)
  • Light to medium coverage (44)
  • Full coverage (38)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (115), Budget shopper (81), Natural style (17), Classic style (13), Trendy style (3)

Reviewed by 269 customers

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5.0

I really recommend this primer!

By Estefaniiiaa

from Pasadena tx

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Long Lasting
  • Natural Looking
  • Smooth

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

    The good thing about this product is that it doesn't break you out. I am obsessed with this product I always wear it it gives me a better look. Nothing compared with the other primers that break you out.

     
    4.0

    Very nice! Worth the money!

    By Ashbash94

    from Minnesota

    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
      • Everyday
      • Going Out
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

      Evens skin tones, blurs lines. It helps me with my t-zone area because it tends to be more of an oily spot for me. The "light" version has more of a mattifying effect. I would buy this again!

       
      5.0

      Love it

      By Chris

      from Kansas City

      About Me Classic Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Lightweight
      • Long Lasting
      • Smooth

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types
        • Everyday
        • Sensitive Skin
        • Travel

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

        Love this primer. It's lightweight and goes on silky smooth.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I have used this primer for over 8 years now!

        By Val8

        from Lancaster, NY

        About Me Trendy Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • A must to appy your makeup perfectly!
        • Blends Well
        • Easy To Apply
        • Easy To Take-off
        • Lightweight
        • Long Lasting
        • Natural Looking
        • Smooth

        Cons

        • None! A perfect perfect primer!

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

        This lightweight primer truly lays the groundwork for all of your makeup to go on flawlessly, and last all day long. Pricey, but worth every penny and a little goes a long way! Just when one think the tube is empty, you can squeeze another week or so out of it!

         
        3.0

        Hydrating and Lightweight

        By Ms. Curls

        from Florida

        About Me Classic Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Doesn't Stay On
        • Ineffective

        Best Uses

        • Everyday
        • Sensitive Skin
        • Travel

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

        This primer might work if you have sensitive, acne-prone or dry/normal skin and want a very light-weight, natural finish. Unfortunately, I have combination skin and this primer did not work for me. The slip of the product goes on smooth and does not feel tacky on the skin but it does not do much if you want to use under makeup to cover pores, control shine or fill fine lines. On the plus side, I did not experience any breakouts and it felt very hydrating on the skin. It's a nice alternative to those that want a more natural, dewy look.

         
        5.0

        Terrific product....a keeper!

        By Susie

        from PPhenix City, AL

        About Me Classic Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Lightweight
        • Long Lasting
        • Smooth

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types
          • Great for oily skin

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

          Gives your foundation that smooth look! If T zone oily, great product for it!

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          5.0

          Great buy

          By Kirah

          from Smyrna TN

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday
            • Sensitive Skin

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

            Great product. Best primer out there that I have found. I have tried dozens

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair
             
            4.0

            will continue buying this product

            By dsb

            from Crockett Tx

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Blends Well
            • Easy To Apply
            • Lightweight
            • Long Lasting
            • Natural Looking

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

              Use as directed. Very light weight.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium
               
              5.0

              Great Primer

              By EvaR

              from San Jose, Ca

              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

                • Sensitive Skin
                • Travel

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

                I did not want to spend extra money on a primer as I thought it didn't help Until I tried this one! WOW!! Great for oily skin and makes my make up look amazing.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium
                 
                5.0

                Worth the price

                By Mary Kay

                from Texas

                About Me Classic Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Apply
                • Lightweight
                • Long Lasting
                • Smooth

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday

                  Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

                  I use it everyday before applying foundation. It gives my skin a smooth finish and my makeup lasts all day.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Fair

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                  16 Questions | 16 Answers
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                  • 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
                  • Q:

                    Is this primer gel or cream?
                    Asked on 8/22/2016 by Dee from Reno, NV

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi There! This primer is considered a gel and is composed of 60% water.

                      Answered on 8/25/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    I want to use this with my Too Faced B.T.W. foundation. Seems like a good match, you know both water based.
                    Asked on 6/25/2016 by greenfig from US

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi There! This would be an excellent match :) You could also use our Hydrating Primer or Primer Water for a flawless finish.

                      Answered on 7/2/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    Is this ok for dryish skin?
                    Asked on 5/11/2016 by Felicia from Minnesota

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      If dry skin is your concern, you can also try Photo Finish Hydrating Foundation Primer. This primer quenches skin and seals in moisture for hours after, thanks to Hydraplex, an extract derived from desert plants.

                      Answered on 5/11/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    Is this makeup oil-free?
                    Asked on 3/22/2016 by Alexa

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Yes, Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light is an oil-free, 60% water based primer ideal for oily, acne-prone or sensitive skin.

                      Answered on 3/22/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    I have oily skin and have tried a lot of foundations, and every foundation I wear, slides ride off my chin and nose. Which primer would you recommend? The light one or the regular one?
                    Asked on 3/4/2016 by Amber

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Makeup always looks better with primer and Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light's revolutionary formula is ideal for someone with oily skin. It has oil absorbers for a smooth matte finish all day, light diffusers to minimize the appearance of imperfections, and vitamin C and peptides to help even skin tone and promote collagen production.

                      Answered on 3/6/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    Do you recommend this product for dark skin tone
                    Asked on 2/24/2016 by roxy

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      Yes, it's actually clear, so it works for all complexions! :-)

                      Answered on 2/25/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                  • Q:

                    I heard a lot of great stuff about Smashbox!
                    Is Smashbox tested on animals?
                    I'm just curious.
                    Asked on 1/8/2016 by RagePuppy from Providence, RI

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      Response from Smashbox:

                      "Do you test on animals?
                      We don't test on animals, nor ask others to test on our behalf, except where required by law.

                      What countries require animal testing?
                      China, most notably, in addition to a few others that conduct testing by law of cosmetic products or ingredients to demonstrate safety.

                      Does Smashbox sell in any of these countries?
                      No.

                      What are we doing to end animal testing?
                      Our founders launched with a commitment to end animal testing, and that commitment remains. For instance, we only conduct or commission in vitro/human volunteer testing to show our products are safe, and we're part of the European Partnership for Alternatives to Animal Testing, among other efforts."

                      Answered on 1/15/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                  • Q:

                    Is this product noncomedogenic?
                    Asked on 7/9/2015 by cutiebooty from Austin,TX

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      Smashbox Cosmetics does not label this product noncomedogenic, but please note that it is oil-free, 60% water-based, and formulated for all skin types. It is especially ideal for oily, acne-prone, or sensitive skin.

                      Answered on 7/10/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
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