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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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#1 FACE PRIMER BRAND IN THE USA*

*Source: NPD US Prestige Beauty Tracking Service, 12 months ending October 2015

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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Product Reviews

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SmashboxPhoto Finish Foundation Primer Light
 
4.3

(based on 280 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (236)
  • Lightweight (225)
  • Goes on smoothly (189)
  • Long-lasting (132)
  • Blends well (123)

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 (103)
  • Normal skin (47)
  • Light to medium coverage (44)
  • Full coverage (38)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (115), Budget shopper (81), Natural style (19), Classic style (16), Trendy style (7)

Reviewed by 280 customers

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5.0

Best primer I have ever tried!

By Jess

from Seattle, WA

About Me Trendy Style

Pros

  • Doesn't clog my pores
  • Easy To Apply
  • Lightweight
  • Long Lasting

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

    This primer is light weight and has never caused me to breakout. It makes my makeup go on great and stay on. The bottle lasts me quite a few months so it's worth the investment.

     
    5.0

    Love it

    By Laura

    from Palm bay fl

    About Me Trendy Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

      Love it, this product stays stocked in my make up bag and used everyday

       
      5.0

      Great

      By Kt

      from Mocksville, NC

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

        Worked really well all over

         
        5.0

        Great Product

        By Claudia

        from Mobile, Alabama

        About Me Trendy Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

          It's a great product that applies easily and makes my makeup look smoother.

           
          4.0

          Good stuff

          By Donut

          from Novi, MI

          About Me Classic Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Lightweight
          • Long Lasting
          • Smooth

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Going Out

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

          Love it

           
          5.0

          Love this product. Prefer it over the clear primer.

          By Wisteria girl

          from Boston

          About Me Classic 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:

            I like this primer, Having tried numerous others. I prefer it to the other Smashbox primer. At 64, but with good skin, I'm fussy

             
            5.0

            Best product!

            By The Name Nae

            from Nc

            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
              • Going Out
              • Sensitive Skin
              • Travel

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

              I've tried every product out there and this beats them all hands down!

               
              5.0

              Great product

              By Bailey

              from Indianapolis

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Lightweight
              • Long Lasting
              • Smooth

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

                I love this product. I have very oily skin and this helps me to keep matte all day and keep my makeup in place.

                 
                5.0

                Love it!!!

                By dewitzgrl

                from Georgia

                About Me Natural Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Apply
                • Lightweight
                • Natural Looking
                • Smooth

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • All Skin Types

                  Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

                  My skin is oily, but this product keeps my makeup flawless all day!

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Primer

                  By Meg l

                  from Nj

                  About Me Trendy Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Lightweight
                  • Long Lasting
                  • Smooth

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

                    This primer is super light weight and helps my makeup stay in place. I use benefit concealer, urban decay foundation anfd setting powder. I get no settlement at all. I also finish with a mattefying UD face mist. I am oily and this keeps my oil at bay.

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                    17 Questions | 17 Answers
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                    • 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
                    • 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
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