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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 & 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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SmashboxPhoto Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing
 
4.1

(based on 285 reviews)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (210)
  • Lightweight (183)
  • Blends well (160)
  • Goes on smoothly (137)
  • Matte finish (105)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (38)
  • Doesn't stay on (14)
  • Poor coverage (14)
  • Difficult to apply (10)
  • Doesn't work (9)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone or oily skin (57)
  • Light to medium coverage (54)
  • Everyday (53)
  • Sensitive skin (53)
  • Normal skin (41)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (93), Budget shopper (66), Natural style (41), Classic style (24), Trendy style (12)

Reviewed by 285 customers

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5.0

i love it

By Bailey

from Oklahoma

About Me Natural Style

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:

    Its over all everything I wanted when I bought it.

     
    5.0

    Fabulous Product

    By Sharml

    from Sacramento, CA

    About Me Classic Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • absorbs oil
    • Blends Well
    • Easy To Apply
    • Easy To Take-off
    • Good Pigmentation
    • 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:

      This product is really wonderful. It blurs fine lines, fills in pores and creates a great canvass for any kind of foundation, bb cream, powder, etc. It helps keep make-up fresh and matte. Only downside is it's pretty pricey.

       
      5.0

      Very Impressive finish.

      By Huny

      from Texas

      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

        • Everyday
        • Going Out
        • Travel

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

        This product has been the missing link for the foundation finish I'd been looking for. ❤️

         
        5.0

        GREAT!

        By Morgan

        from OKC, OK

        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 Pore Minimizing:

          I used to use porefessional by benefit but didn't think it worked like I really wanted it to. I love this product. I use this under my foundation and then spray with urban decay de-slick and it keeps my skin from getting oily and poreless. I love it!!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Amazing

          By Olivia

          from Winston Salem, NC

          About Me Natural Style

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Blurs Pores!
          • Easy To Apply
          • Lightweight
          • Natural Looking
          • Smooth

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

            This does exactly what it says it will. I struggle with large pores and have been looking for a good primer for awhile now and I finally found something that really works!. I just use this primer and some loose powder on top and my skin looks great.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Bought my next one before I run out.

            By Carol

            from LA

            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

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

              I have huge pores, it Helps minimize the appearance of huge pores.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              pores minimized under my make up!

              By Paulina

              from Philadelphia

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

              It work great with my foundation and minimize the look of my pores! I wear it either with or without my make up, looks very natural on my face!

               
              3.0

              Won't buy this again

              By Rose

              from Hanford, ca

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

              Made my foundation look clumpy

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              BEST!

              By ShayShay

              from Ga

              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

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

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

                This is the best Primer iv'e ever used! I use this everyday, it's so silky soft, and feels like i'm wearing nothing!

                 
                5.0

                I would buy this product again

                By Danielle

                from Rochester NH

                About Me Classic Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Apply
                • Lightweight
                • Natural Looking
                • Smooth

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • All Skin Types

                  Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

                  Primer

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                  19 Questions | 19 Answers
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                  • 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
                  • Q:

                    I exfoliate and use a oil free moisturizer baby skin primer add loreal true match bendable foundation and loreal setting spray and still get oily. what am I doing wrong? will this product work?
                    Asked on 7/20/2015 by yely from nebraska

                    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 7/23/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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