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Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing

Smashbox

Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing

Item #: 2276581 Size: 1.0 oz

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Say goodbye to visible pores! Prime to perfection, plus dramatically blur and reduce the appearance of pores instantly and for up to 8 hours.

The Power Blur:

The first step to any great close-up is great skin - skin that's free of fine lines and pores. Smashbox developed this formula to dramatically blur and reduce the appearance of pores instantly and for up to 8 hours. It also mattifies shine and controls oil for up to 8 hours. Think of it as the Powerblur - and the best way to start your makeup every day.

Why you'll love it:

This non-drying formula also absorbs oil all day for flawlessly smooth, shine-free skin.

Just the facts:
  • Visibly reduces & blurs pores - instantly!
  • Mattifies shine & controls oil for up to 8 hours
  • Sweat & humidity-resistant

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

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Wear alone, over/under makeup, or dab on for touch-ups.
Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Silica, Isononyl Isononanoate, Isododecane, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Lauroyl Lysine, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phytosteryl/Octyldodecyl Lauroyl Glutamate, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Methicone, Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate, Water\Aqua\Eau, Coconut Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).

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 Pore Minimizing
 
4.1

(based on 331 reviews)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (245)
  • Lightweight (216)
  • Blends well (187)
  • Goes on smoothly (137)
  • Matte finish (105)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (38)
  • Doesn't stay on (16)
  • Doesn't work (15)
  • Poor coverage (15)
  • Difficult to apply (13)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (83)
  • Sensitive skin (61)
  • Acne-prone or oily skin (57)
  • All skin types (56)
  • Light to medium coverage (54)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (93), Budget shopper (66), Natural style (66), Classic style (33), Trendy style (21)

Reviewed by 331 customers

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4.0

This actually works

By Cassie

from Florida

About Me Classic 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
    • Oily Skin

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

    I've tried a lot of pore minimizing/mattifying primers and this is one of the best I've tried. I have very oily skin and my makeup tends to break up and fade away throughout the day no matter what I do. This primer prevents that from happening almost completely! I don't really have an issue with enlarged pores, but my skin does look noticeably smoother when I use this primer.

     
    4.0

    Second time purchase

    By Ashley

    from East Lansing, mi

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types
      • Everyday

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

      I like this product. My face feels greasy after work no matter which primer I have used but I think this last the longest out of any other brands I have tried.

       
      5.0

      Best pore filling primer ever

      By Ohiogal20

      from Ontario, Ohio

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

        Fills in pores and smooths out skin. It also helps my makeup stay put for a long time.

         
        5.0

        I will buy this product over and over again!

        By Karen

        from Daphne, AL

        About Me Classic Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Lightweight
        • Long Lasting
        • Natural Looking
        • Smooth

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types
          • Everyday

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

          Simply amazing product.

           
          5.0

          Lifetime product

          By Jax

          from Ocala fl

          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

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

            The best product ever

             
            5.0

            Try this product

            By Patty

            from Long Branch

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

              Love this product!

               
              5.0

              Love this product

              By Mena

              from Reno,Nv

              About Me Trendy Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Skin Types
                • Everyday

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

                I've struggled with Acne for many years now. I definitely have scaring. Easy to use.. very smooth and foundation looks great .. hides about 90% of my scars

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Worthless

                By Chrissy

                from Ca

                About Me Natural Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Clumpy
                  • Difficult to Apply

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

                    Very difficult to apply. Goes on clumpy and doesn't blend in easily

                     
                    5.0

                    i love this

                    By tracey

                    from exton pa

                    About Me Natural Style

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • All Skin Types

                      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

                      I really was impressed with this

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Love it

                      By Mar11sg

                      from Dallas, TX

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • All Skin Types

                        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

                        It does exactly what it says...minimizes the look of pores!

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                        20 Questions | 20 Answers
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                        • Q:

                          Is this primer clear, white, or purple?
                          Asked on 1/8/2017 by liv from nevada

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Hi There! The primer is white when it is extracted from the tube. It when turn clear when you rub it between your fingertips before applying.

                            Answered on 1/10/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                        • Q:

                          Will this primer work under Bare Mineral Original Foundation?
                          Asked on 8/28/2016 by Mendy

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Yes, all Smashbox primers are compatible with all foundations including Bare Minerals Original Foundation.

                            Answered on 9/5/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                        • Q:

                          I have very oily skin in my t zone I true the benefit poor less primer to see if it would help so my foundation does not crack up on me but it did not work for me is this good for oily skin to keep my foundation in place? If not what is the best product I'm very oily specially my nose area
                          Asked on 8/23/2016 by Tania from Santa Rosa ca

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            This Pore Minimizing Primer is formulated for all skin types including oily skin. It provides a matte finish and absorbs oil all day for flawlessly smooth, shine-free skin.

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

                          I have big pores and occasional blemishes, I need a good primer and foundation with full coverage. Do you think this is the primer for me? And do you have any suggestions for a full coverage foundation; preferably not one with a matte finish
                          Asked on 7/11/2016 by Cake face from Dallas Texas

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Hi There! The Pore Minimizing Primer will definitely work if you have large pores and the occasional blemish. Just warm the product between your fingertips and press onto problem areas. For a full coverage foundation try our Studio Skin Foundation. It is waterproof and heat resistant and will last for a Full 15 Hours!!!

                            Answered on 7/11/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                        • Q:

                          does it work for oily skin ?
                          Asked on 6/21/2016 by jazmine from los angeles

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            This primer is formulated for all skin types including oily skin. It provides a matte finish and absorbs oil all day for flawlessly smooth, shine-free skin.

                            Answered on 6/23/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                        • Q:

                          I have acne scars that have left indentions in my cheeks, like little pits, will this help smooth them over?
                          Asked on 5/17/2016 by Nicole

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Hi There! Yes, the Pore Minimizing Primer will help to smooth the overall appearance of the skin.

                            Answered on 5/19/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                        • Q:

                          Would this work for dry skin? Also, what's the difference between this one and the original "Smashbox Photo Finish Primer?'' I thought they were both meant to blur pores/imperfections? I'm not sure on which one to get.
                          Asked on 3/8/2016 by Cass from California

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Hi There! Pore Minimizing Primer works best on combination to oily skin types. Photo Finish Primer will definitely blur pores/imperfections. If your main concern is dry skin we suggest layering Photo Finish Primer over a moisturizer.

                            Answered on 3/9/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                        • Q:

                          Can this primer be used under the eyes to prevent concealer from creasing?
                          Asked on 12/14/2015 by sam from Austin, Texas

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Expert

                            A:

                            Rather than this product, we recommend using the Photo Finish Hydrating Under Eye Primer, developed specifically for the under eye area, which sets the stage for flawless concealer application and helps reduce the appearance of dark circles, puffiness, fine lines and wrinkles in as little as 8 weeks:

                            http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod4490023

                            Answered on 12/15/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                        • Q:

                          I'm 32 and have sensitive, acne prone skin that also has problems with oil and shine (and I get dry patches if I don't use a light moisturizer). I've tried the regular Smashbox primer and, although it makes my makeup look amazing at first, I still get very shiny and it also causes me to break out. Next, I bought the Smashbox Light formula, and it makes me a little less shiny, and doesn't cause the breakouts but, it doesn't make my makeup look at great as the regular, and I still get a bit shiny.
                          Would this pore minimizing primer be better for me than the light formula? Or is it not recomended for acne prone skin?
                          Asked on 10/14/2015 by Beauty Buff with skin drama from Indianapolis, IN

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Expert

                            A:

                            Please view our Smashbox primer comparison guide here to help determine which one is right for you based on your skin type, condition, and concerns:
                            http://www.ulta.com/shade-finders/smashbox-primer-chart/

                            The Pore Minimizing Primer is oil-free, so you could certainly use it. It all depends on what your primary concern(s) is.

                            Answered on 10/15/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                        • Q:

                          I have super oily skin and have tried a lot of primers which unfortunately don't seem to be working very well for me. Wondering if this particular product is good for my oily skin
                          Asked on 8/24/2015 by Adryarnna from Tennessee, US

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Expert

                            A:

                            This primer is formulated for all skin types including oily skin. It provides a matte finish and absorbs oil all day for flawlessly smooth, shine-free skin.

                            Answered on 8/25/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
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