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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 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 316 reviews)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (271)
  • Lightweight (254)
  • Goes on smoothly (189)
  • Blends well (139)
  • 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 (111)
  • Everyday (52)
  • Normal skin (47)
  • Light to medium coverage (44)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (115), Budget shopper (81), Natural style (37), Classic style (24), Trendy style (12)

Reviewed by 316 customers

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5.0

Excellent Primer

By E Girl

from Salt Lake City

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
    • Travel

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

    Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Light is awesome. I love the light feeling on my skin. I don't even notice I'm wearing it. I like that it isn't tinted, so my foundation stays true to color and doesn't make my t-zone look yellow like other primers have. I use this with Bare Minerals powder foundation and it works like a charm!

     
    4.0

    Almost Perfect

    By SLO

    from Nashville, TN

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Long Lasting
    • Smooth

    Cons

    • Causes Breakouts

    Best Uses

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

      I really wanted to like this. I have purchased the original version of this before with no issues. This product makes my makeup last all day with a smooth finish BUT by the end of the day ... I will have a few blemishes from it. If I use this product for multiple days in a row for an event like a conference I must have spot treatment with me. I don't find that this version is as mattifying as ohers eihter.

       
      5.0

      It does what it promises

      By Ariday

      from Texas

      About Me Trendy Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Easy To Apply
      • Lightweight
      • Smooth

      Cons

      • It can be pricey

      Best Uses

      • Everyday

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

      Would I buy it again? Yes, I think I would but I believe there are other primers out there and can deliver the same good results for less money. One good thing is that a little bit of this product goes a long way. It does not leave a white residue and I don't have to wait for it to dry before I apply foundation.

       
      5.0

      Love it! Perfect for oily skin!

      By ME

      from Tampa, FL

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Oily skin

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

        I use this daily. Perfect for oily skin. Highly recommend. Sometimes the packaging can be confusing, I always make sure that I get the white, not the clear or other colors.

         
        5.0

        Lightest I've found and still effective

        By Anod

        from Racine, WI

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Lightweight
        • Natural Looking
        • Smooth

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

            I tend to have oily skin and most primer's I've tried have a greasy feel. This is perfect consistency/texture and works well.

             
            5.0

            Fantastic Primer

            By Inkspot

            from Calvert City, KY

            About Me Classic Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Skin Types
              • Everyday

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

              I love the advantages of this primer. Make-up stays on all day & No smugging!

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Need

              By Angies mom

              from Vacaville

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

              this primer feels so.good in the skin I love it and the Best part is that this primer works so far with every single foundation that I've tried it with I've used it with Estee Lauder,Makeup forever, Lancome, tarte, Dior,Armani,hourglass,Kavin A,Becca, Laura Mercier and it goes on and on (yes I have foundation Addiction)and if your a makeup Jankie you deffinetly agree that not all primers work with every foundation but this one seems to work for me and i will forever restock on this beauty!

               
              5.0

              foundation

              By hearts

              from Myrtle Beach

              About Me Natural Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

                I have been using this product for 4 yrs. Love it

                 
                5.0

                Would purchase again

                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

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

                  Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

                  Great product, goes on smooth, keeps the oil at bay all day!

                   
                  5.0

                  Pleasantly suprised

                  By Crys

                  from Orlando, Fl

                  About Me Natural Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Lightweight
                  • Smooth

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday

                    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

                    Accidentally bought this instead of the matte primer I usually get but I'm glad I did. This is so smooth and makes my skin look flawless. I love it!

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                    22 Questions | 22 Answers
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                    • 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
                    • 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
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