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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.

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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 303 reviews)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (259)
  • Lightweight (243)
  • Goes on smoothly (189)
  • Long-lasting (132)
  • Blends well (130)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (50)
  • Doesn't stay on (24)
  • Poor coverage (16)
  • Causes breakouts (13)
  • Too greasy (10)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone or oily skin (129)
  • Sensitive skin (110)
  • Normal skin (47)
  • Light to medium coverage (44)
  • Everyday (43)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (115), Budget shopper (81), Natural style (31), Classic style (22), Trendy style (11)

Reviewed by 303 customers

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4.0

Works great

By Mads

from Cincinnati, OH

About Me Classic Style

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Long Lasting

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

      I never understood the hype about the Smashbox original photo finish primer since. This primer is MUCH BETTER. It's oil free, unlike the other, and works pretty well at keeping my foundation from sinking into my pores. It blends into your skin like butter and truly keeps my foundation in place all day.

       
      5.0

      My go-to for years

      By Ashley

      from Oshkosh, WI

      About Me Classic Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday
        • Oily skin
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

        I use this primer everyday. I absolutely love it. I have really oily skin and this doesn't make it any more oily nor does it cause me to break out at all.

         
        5.0

        Love it

        By Safo

        from Ann arbor MI

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types
          • Everyday
          • Going Out

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

          I love tbis product it feels soo smooth when you put on your face & makes the foundation look natural

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Love this primer!!

          By Sky

          from U.S

          About Me Natural Style

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

            I have oily skin, and this primer works well all day! It's very smooth and makes my skin feel so soft. I wear it everyday and even sometimes just by itself because it has such a nice finish to it. Definitely going to keep buying!

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            SOLD FOR LIFE

            By Rose

            from Orange County

            About Me Classic Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

              I am so blown away how well this primer works. It is worth every penny, I use to have a primer that didn't hold the product, at all, and this primer flippin delivers!!! I will never use another primer again.

               
              5.0

              Best Primer EVER

              By Robin

              from Portland Oregon

              About Me Natural Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Lightweight
              • Long Lasting
              • Smooth

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

                By far the best primer I've ever used. I never go anywhere without it!

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                I would buy this again

                By Ada

                from York Town

                About Me Natural Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • All Skin Types
                  • Everyday

                  Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

                  Awesome primer

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Oo yes I love it

                  By Aj

                  from Us

                  About Me Natural 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
                    • Going Out
                    • Sensitive Skin
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

                    Is the best product good for oily skin I love that product and I recommend for the oily skin people this is best for oily skin

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    My favorite

                    By Alicia Littlejohn

                    from Edinburgh, IN

                    About Me Classic Style

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Apply
                    • Long Lasting
                    • Noncomedogenic
                    • Smooth

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday
                      • Sensitive Skin

                      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

                      I have rosacea (yes, I always mention this when using face products) and I have to be careful that I not get irritated in my face. Smashbox does not irritate, lasts all day, and is so lightweight! I will spend a little extra when needed. It also lasts forever! I only need a drop or two!

                       
                      5.0

                      Great product

                      By Mak

                      from Phoenix

                      About Me Natural Style

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

                          I've tried many others and always come back to this one.

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                          Get answers from in-house experts.

                          19 Questions | 19 Answers
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                          • 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
                          • 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
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