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Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing

Smashbox

Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing

1.0 oz Item 2276581

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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 433 reviews)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (326)
  • Lightweight (277)
  • Blends well (239)
  • Smooth (176)
  • Long lasting (139)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (39)
  • Doesn't work (27)
  • Poor coverage (22)
  • Doesn't stay on (20)
  • Difficult to apply (18)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (145)
  • All skin types (95)
  • Sensitive skin (86)
  • Going out (62)
  • Acne-prone or oily skin (57)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (108), Brand buyer (93), Budget shopper (66), Classic style (61), Trendy style (35)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

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5.0

Please don't ever discontinue this product!

By Princess Sarah

from Virginia

About Me Natural Style

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types
    • Everyday
    • Going Out
    • Travel

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

    I have never liked primer in the past because every primer I've ever used has been oily or greasy and turn my face into an oil slick an hour after putting it on. I have oily skin and large pores and some scars on my nose from a surgery gone wrong and this is the only primer that helps with my skin issues. I use it religiously on a daily basis and it controls my oil and helps reduce the look of my pores and scars on my nose. My makeup goes on very smooth and even. Please don't ever discontinue this product.

     
    2.0

    Chalky Finish

    By Ro

    from Dallas, TX

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Easy To Take-off
    • Smooth

    Cons

    • Ineffective

    Best Uses

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

      It did its job and blurred the pores along my t-zone, but my foundation looked so chalky after application. The product also started to flake off almost immediately. Will never use again.

       
      5.0

      Yes

      By Mother of 4

      from Chicago

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

      Works great !

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best for big pores!

      By Michaela

      from USA

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

      I have a few enlarged pores and minor scars on my face. This product fills them perfectly! Makes my makeup last longer. Will always use.

       
      4.0

      Works great

      By K

      from Denver Co

      About Me Classic Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types
        • Everyday
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

        Helps my shiny forehead not need as much attention through the day

         
        4.0

        Would continue to use this product.

        By Fran

        from Tampa,Fl

        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

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

          Very happy with the product.

           
          5.0

          PERFECT for ME

          By Jo

          from North Carolina

          About Me Classic Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

            I do not know why, but i believe its genetic because my mother has huge pores but this is the best thing for my face so far. I have used every primer and this has to be the best one yet!

             
            5.0

            I would buy this again

            By Syd

            from Cleveland Ohio

            About Me Trendy Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • 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
              • Sensitive Skin
              • Travel

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

              I love this, a friend recommended it and I've been using ever since

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              I would buy this product again

              By DL

              from Panama City

              About Me Natural Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday
                • Sensitive Skin

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

                I put this on before my foundation and then let it dry and apply my Foundation.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Love this product!

                By Mizz Soto

                from Longmont, Co

                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
                  • Sensitive Skin

                  Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

                  I love this product for everyday use! It works well before applying foundation or to wear alone, it makes skin look smooth and flawless.

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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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