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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 233 reviews)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (168)
  • Lightweight (147)
  • Goes on smoothly (137)
  • Blends well (129)
  • Matte finish (105)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (38)
  • Poor coverage (14)
  • Doesn't stay on (13)
  • Difficult to apply (8)
  • Causes breakouts (5)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone or oily skin (57)
  • Light to medium coverage (54)
  • Sensitive skin (42)
  • Normal skin (41)
  • Mature skin (37)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (93), Budget shopper (66), Natural style (15), Classic style (8), Trendy style (7)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (100), Fair (95), Deep (8)

Reviewed by 233 customers

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5.0

Love smashbox

By Brit

from Peoria il

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday
    • Going Out

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

    Easy to use and really does minimize pores when putting on makeup- great primer

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair
     
    5.0

    Love it

    By Mooshie

    from Chicago, Il

    About Me Trendy 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

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

      Absolutely love it, and would definitely buy again

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      5.0

      Love this primer! Worth the money.

      By Debby_nc

      from Raleigh NC

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

        I use this under my foundation and love the way it feels, velvety !

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        1.0

        Would not recommend

        By Bea

        from Texas

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Doesn't Stay On
          • Ineffective

          Best Uses

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

            Was recommended to me by staff person. Balled up on me and not matifying. Returned.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            4.0

            iT REALLY WORKS

            By Kelly

            from Orange, CA

            About Me Classic Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Blends Well
            • Easy To Apply
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Going Out

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

              I was amazed at how well this product worked for me and the noticable difference I saw after one use.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Dries my skin out like crazy!

              By Kels

              from Birmingham AL

              About Me Classic Style

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Easy To Take-off
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Clumpy
              • Ineffective
              • Poor Coverage

              Best Uses

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

                I've used the color correcting primer in the past and decided to try the pore minimizing option because it sounded great! Unfortunately it dried my skin out big time! It was flaky. Disappointed because I wanted to minimize my pores, but back to color correcting I go!

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair
                 
                5.0

                Love!!!!!

                By AHop

                from Texas

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Apply
                • Lightweight
                • Smooth

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • All Skin Types
                  • Everyday

                  Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

                  This product is great! Helps reduce my pours

                   
                  4.0

                  LOVE this primer!

                  By k.dato

                  from Los Angeles, CA

                  Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

                  I've purchased this about a week ago, and havent been able to put it down! This is very comparable to Benefit's POREfessional, but I seem to like this one more better. The consistency is good and smooth, does wonders to minimize the larger places my pores are visible, love the way my foundation sits on the face after using this primer! Recommend this product!

                   
                  5.0

                  I would definitely recommend this product

                  By Michelle

                  from Dallas

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Long Lasting

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

                      I feel its@well worth the money

                       
                      5.0

                      Like it!

                      By ABatt

                      from NC

                      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

                        • Everyday

                        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

                        None

                        • Skin Tone:
                        • Medium

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                        17 Questions | 17 Answers
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                        • 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
                        • Q:

                          My nose tends to get oily but it still has dry patches (if that makes any sense), will it essentuate dry patches? i do have some pores id like to blur out.
                          Asked on 5/30/2015 by lis

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Expert

                            A:

                            Yes, that makes sense - this is very common for combination skin types. This primer is formulated for all skin types and helps to smooth skin texture and minimize the appearance of pores. For best results, we suggest exfoliating 2-3x weekly to eliminate any flaky dryness, and first applying a lightweight oil-free moisturizer prior to your primer. We hope these tips help!

                            Answered on 6/4/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                        • Q:

                          Can brown women use this product or is it only for Caucasian women?
                          Asked on 1/30/2015 by Brown girl who can't find any makeup :( from San Jose, CA

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Expert

                            A:

                            This primer is suitable for all skin tones!

                            Answered on 2/9/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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