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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

#1 FACE PRIMER BRAND IN THE USA*

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

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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).

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SmashboxPhoto Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing
 
4.1

(based on 252 reviews)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (183)
  • Lightweight (158)
  • Blends well (137)
  • Goes on smoothly (137)
  • Matte finish (105)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (38)
  • Poor coverage (14)
  • Doesn't stay on (13)
  • Difficult to apply (10)
  • Doesn't work (7)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone or oily skin (57)
  • Light to medium coverage (54)
  • Sensitive skin (45)
  • Normal skin (41)
  • Mature skin (37)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (93), Budget shopper (66), Natural style (28), Classic style (12), Trendy style (8)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (108), Fair (105), Deep (9)

Reviewed by 252 customers

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5.0

Love it!!!

By Cluxreid

from Dallas, TX

About Me Classic 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

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

    Goes on super easy, and stays on all day! Covers my pores and makes my skin look so smooth. Seems to help control the oil too!

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    1.0

    No I would not buy this again

    By Pam

    from San diego

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Easy To Take-off

    Cons

    • Heavy
    • Way too thick causes my foundation to clump

    Best Uses

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

      This product was too thick felt heavy on my face

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      5.0

      Must have for anyone with pore concerns

      By TW

      from GR, MI

      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:

        Really evens out my skin and covers up the fact that I have large pores. Also makes my skin feel like silk which I love.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        1.0

        I would not buy this product again and wouldntt recommend it

        By DC

        from Denver, CO

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Take-off

        Cons

        • Difficult to Apply
        • Ineffective
        • makes pores stand out more & looks splotchy

        Best Uses

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

          Doesn't go on well and the finish is splotchy

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          5.0

          Yes, would buy again

          By Spay

          from Denver,Co

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

              Everyday under foundation

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium
               
              5.0

              I would love to buy this again.

              By S.b

              from Vancouver wa

              About Me Natural Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

                I love how it's make my skin oily throw the day.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I am buying this product again and again

                By High Maintenance Diva

                from Alabama

                About Me Classic Style

                Pros

                • Easy To Apply
                • Long Lasting
                • Natural Looking
                • Smooth

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

                    I use this product every day before I apply my concealer and foundation. It is by far the BEST product I have ever found to help hide my large pores. I have tried product after product looking for something to make my skin look smooth and cover my large pores on my nose, around my nose.....basically my t-zone. This product does everything it says. The only thing to watch is apply it in a few short sweeps and leave it alone.....if you keep rubbing the product on, it will nub up and not work. I am now purchasing my second tube of this and am recommending to all my friends!

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Fair
                     
                    4.0

                    LOVE IT

                    By Katie

                    from Bentonville, AR

                    About Me Natural Style

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • All Skin Types
                      • Everyday

                      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

                      When I tested this I put it on my hand just to see if it really would cover any lines or pores and it seriously did. I was so shocked. It also left my hands very very soft. I wish it were a little cheaper, but you get what you pay for and I will definitely buy this stuff again. I love it so much.

                      • Skin Tone:
                      • Fair
                       
                      5.0

                      i would buy this product again

                      By hbecerra

                      from san jose

                      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

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

                        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

                        I absolutely love this primer, even though its a bit pricey it is totally worth it and work like magic.

                        • Skin Tone:
                        • Fair
                         
                        5.0

                        Best primer

                        By Heather grace

                        from Florida

                        About Me Classic Style

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Smooth

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday

                          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

                          Great primer

                          • Skin Tone:
                          • Medium

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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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