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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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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 321 reviews)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (276)
  • Lightweight (259)
  • Goes on smoothly (189)
  • Blends well (142)
  • 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 (113)
  • Everyday (55)
  • Normal skin (47)
  • Light to medium coverage (44)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (115), Budget shopper (81), Natural style (40), Classic style (26), Trendy style (12)

Reviewed by 321 customers

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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!

           
          5.0

          Favorite primer

          By Melina

          from Pa

          About Me Classic Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

            Honesty this product is the perfect primer. I've had difficulty in the past with other primers not holding the makeup in place or breaking me out and I don't have a problem with this primer at all.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                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.

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                      • 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
                      • 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
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