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Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing

Smashbox

Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing

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Smashbox's Photo Finish Pore Minimizing Foundation Primer is an Allure Best of Beauty winner. It works for all skin types but is ideal for oily and combination skin. It pairs best with liquid or cream foundation. This primer is non-acnegenic and ophthalmologist tested.

Benefits:
  • Dramatically reduces the look of pores
  • Mattifies shine and controls oil all day
  • Smoothes and preps skin for makeup
  • Won't clog pores or cause breakouts
  • Water-resistant, smooth-glide texture
  • Leaves a soft, even finish
  • Cruelty-free

In a consumer study on 99 women after 1 use:
  • 97% saw the look of pores minimized
  • 97% said skin felt smoother
  • 96% felt makeup went on smoother

In a consumer study on 99 women after 1 week of use:
  • 93% said it worked well with their skin tone
  • 90% said it helped makeup last all day
  • 90% said makeup required fewer touch-ups

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

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  • Warm with fingers before applying
  • Smooth a sheer layer over clean, moisturized skin
  • Wear alone, under Studio Skin foundation or even over makeup

Studio tip: Pat over or under makeup anywhere you need a bit of shine control.
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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SmashboxPhoto Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing
 
4.2

(based on 423 reviews)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (318)
  • Lightweight (272)
  • Blends well (233)
  • Smooth (168)
  • Goes on smoothly (137)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (39)
  • Doesn't work (26)
  • Poor coverage (22)
  • Doesn't stay on (20)
  • Difficult to apply (18)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (139)
  • All skin types (91)
  • Sensitive skin (82)
  • Going out (60)
  • Acne-prone or oily skin (57)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (105), Brand buyer (93), Budget shopper (66), Classic style (58), Trendy style (34)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

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2.0

Does not reduce pores

By Magdar12468

from South Carolina

Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

I dont normally review products, but I feel obligated to do this one because if there wasnt so much praise on this product I wouldnt have bought it. Honestly I don't know how people are saying that this primer reduces the look of pores because my skin looked the exact same as when I dont use primer. Unlike the Benefit Porefessional which Ive used for years and makes my skin look flawless, with this primer I could still see my pores like tiny little holes all over my face. Im shocked and wonder how that is even possible because the consistency is thick and very smoothing to the touch like the porefessional and it felt like it should be filling in, but the appearance was like I had done absolutely nothing. On a more positive note this primer did help keep my makeup on and the oil at bay, but it didnt do ANYTHING for my pores which is what its main purpose is, so it only gets two stars. If you are in love with Benefit Porefessional and want to try this one just to compare, or if you are wanting the smashbox specifically to reduce the appearance of pores, dont do it, you'll only be disappointed.

 
5.0

I love this primer!

By Jeannette

from Chesapeake, VA

Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

This primer honestly does reduce the appearance of pores. Don't use too much at once because you will have white chunks left over. Just a little bit goes a long way. My makeup stays on all day from 5am til 10pm. I truly recommend this to anyone with oily skin and with huge pores.

 
4.0

My favourite primer by far

By Ultaisfav

from East coast, USA

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday
    • Going Out

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

    I use this primer every morning and it's so silky but doesn't make my face look greasy at all! It lasts throughout the day and really does minimise the look of pores!

     
    5.0

    Definitely will be buying again and again!

    By BellaLuna09

    from Fate, Texas

    About Me Trendy Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Bigger sizes need to be made!

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

    Definitely will be buying this again and again!

     
    5.0

    Great Primer

    By Explorer

    from Atlanta, GA

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Good coverage, not great.

    Best Uses

    • Everyday
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

    Very good product for the day. Would buy it again.

     
    5.0

    Perfect Primer

    By Aces

    from Syracuse NY

    About Me Classic Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types
      • Everyday
      • Going Out
      • Travel

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

      Love this product. Goes on easy. Protects my skin. Most importantly smooths fine wrinkle and pores.

       
      5.0

      Great product

      By Sandy

      from TX

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

        Love this product.

         
        4.0

        Yes loved it but cost to much

        By Jessica

        from Lamar Colorado

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

          Love it filled in my pores but cost to much

           
          1.0

          ...just no

          By Lou who

          from Phila pa

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Difficult to Apply
            • Doesn't Stay On
            • Ineffective

            Best Uses

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

              Was recommended by ulta employee to hide pores, didn't work. NYX is much cheaper and has the same effect.

               
              1.0

              Avoid if possible

              By Fox

              from Midland, TX

              About Me Classic Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply

              Cons

              • Causes Breakouts
              • Poor Coverage

              Best Uses

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

                Let me say first; I Love Smashbox. I'm all about their foundation. However, this particular primer kinda sucks. I have had a terrible breakout on my T zone. I had to stop using this primer! Also, I feel like it made my skin look somewhat dried out.

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                • Q:

                  Is this product silicone free?
                  Asked on 8/10/2017 by Olivia from IN

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Yes, this primer is silicone-based.

                    Answered on 8/14/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                • Q:

                  Does this have silicons?
                  Asked on 8/2/2017 by Sharon from NORTH CAROLINA

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi There! The Pore Minimizing Primer does contain dimethicone (a derivative of silicone).

                    Answered on 8/3/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                • Q:

                  Hello. Is there a certain way to apply this primer? Like should I pat it on or rub on?
                  Asked on 7/25/2017 by Keezy from St. Louis, MO

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi There! We suggest warming the primer between your fingertips before patting it onto the skin. You can use it over or under makeup.

                    Answered on 7/27/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                • Q:

                  is this product safe? do i need to wash my hands after applying itto my face with my hands? i have a lot of anxiety with chemicals and just would like to know if this will harm me if i leave it on my hands. thank you
                  Asked on 7/11/2017 by melissa from kansas

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi There! This product is safe. It has been tested for all skin types. You can leave it on your hands.

                    Answered on 7/12/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                • 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
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