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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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SmashboxPhoto Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing
 
4.1

(based on 344 reviews)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (255)
  • Lightweight (223)
  • Blends well (195)
  • Goes on smoothly (137)
  • Smooth (114)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (38)
  • Doesn't stay on (17)
  • Doesn't work (17)
  • Poor coverage (17)
  • Difficult to apply (13)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (92)
  • Sensitive skin (63)
  • All skin types (60)
  • Acne-prone or oily skin (57)
  • Light to medium coverage (54)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (93), Natural style (71), Budget shopper (66), Classic style (36), Trendy style (25)

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5.0

Allday wear!

By Sam the Trainer

from St. Louis, Mo

About Me Classic Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

    Tried this product after starting to use smashbox foundation and found that I wanted to try their primer! So glad I did, i absolutely Love this product!

     
    5.0

    Love this product!

    By Lakeluvr

    from Oklahoma

    About Me Classic Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

      I use this everyday under my makeup. It goes on very smooth like powder. Decreases pores & smooths skin. Makes my makeup last longer without touch ups.

       
      1.0

      I would not buy again

      By Diana

      from Indiana

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Natural Looking

      Cons

      • Doesn't Stay On
      • Ineffective
      • Poor Coverage

      Best Uses

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

        This product left my face really oily.

         
        5.0

        Love, love, love!

        By Maddie

        from South Carolina

        About Me Classic Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Long Lasting
        • Smooth

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types
          • Everyday

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

          I have super oily skin and I've been looking for a primer that keeps my makeup in place as well as not adding any extra oil to my skin. This is my favorite product I've tried so far

           
          5.0

          Best product for minimizing pores

          By Bella

          from Deming NM

          About Me Trendy Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Easy To Apply
          • Good Pigmentation
          • Lightweight
          • Long Lasting
          • Natural Looking
          • Smooth

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types
            • Everyday

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

            I use this product in the areas that have the most pores. It makes the skin so smooth. It's the best primer for pores. There really are no cons of this product.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            My 2nd time to use this product and love the way it feels!

            By T

            from Mobile, AL

            About Me Trendy Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply
            • Lightweight
            • Smooth

            Cons

            • Poor Coverage

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types
            • Everyday
            • Oily skin
            • Travel

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

            Use it before foundation to keep my pores smaller.
            Doesn't cover the pigment change

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            controls oil all day!

            By Nique

            from Ontario, Ca

            About Me Trendy Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Irritates Skin

            Best Uses

            • oily skin

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

            I have the oiliest skin ever! This actually controlled the oil al day. Only con is I can't wear it everyday. My skin got a little irritated after using it for 5 days straight so I don't use it everyday anymore.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            NOPE.

            By Jamie

            from Schaumburg, IL

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Clumpy
              • Ineffective

              Best Uses

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

                Bought a travel size to try, thought I would like this,. Absolutely DO NOT. Super drying and clumpy looking on my face. At first the texture reminded me of Benefit's Porefessional primer, but I was super disappointed in everything about this. I'm going to re-try this in the summer months when my skin is more naturally hydrated, but I would recommend sticking with the original Smashbox primer and save your money.

                 
                5.0

                Some heroes don't wear capes

                By Beth

                from Utah

                About Me Natural Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday
                  • Going Out

                  Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

                  This primer is amazing! I have oily skin, and it has definitely improved how my makeup looks after a full work day. My skin feels so soft and smooth, and I think it's helping to reduce my breakouts. I am absolutely thrilled about this primer. I've tried others, but nothing compares!

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  LOVE, LOVE, LOVE

                  By Valerie

                  from New Mexico

                  Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

                  Amazing! I was using Benefit Porefessional, which worked okay, But if you have large pores & your goal is to Hide them, This primer is for you. Love, Love, Love it. My makeup is so smooth, stays in place, a matte finish & best of all blurs my pores!!!! Can't believe I hadn't found this sooner.

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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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