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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.

#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).

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 313 reviews)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (233)
  • Lightweight (202)
  • Blends well (177)
  • Goes on smoothly (137)
  • Matte finish (105)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (38)
  • Doesn't stay on (15)
  • Poor coverage (14)
  • Doesn't work (13)
  • Difficult to apply (12)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (73)
  • Sensitive skin (60)
  • Acne-prone or oily skin (57)
  • Light to medium coverage (54)
  • All skin types (47)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (93), Budget shopper (66), Natural style (54), Classic style (30), Trendy style (19)

Reviewed by 313 customers

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5.0

Holy grail product

By beautyjunkie

from big sky country

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday
    • oily skin

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

    This is a holy grail product for me. I use it daily. I primarily use it on my forehead and on/around my nose where I have larger pores. I have aging skin and find that it minimizes the look of the lines on my forehead and also minimizes my larger pores. I have combo skin with an oily t-zone, and it really helps to control the oil on my forehead and keep my foundation from sitting in my forehead lines.

     
    5.0

    I will this product again for the 3 rd time. I love it!

    By Melissa Gonzalez

    from Cotulla Texas

    About Me Natural 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 don't need to use foundation. Just my compact and I'm good to go all day!

       
      5.0

      Amazing

      By Susie Q

      from Missouri

      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

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

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

        I used a sample of this and was immediately in love. This primer really helps diminish the appearance of my large pores, making my makeup glide on more evenly. On days I'm in a hurry, I still apply this primer and it seems to make my pores less noticeable but when used under foundation, it creates a flawless finish. Helps the makeup stay put while keeping my pores hidden and allows them to breath. Have not had any irritation with this product.

         
        5.0

        I would buy again

        By Green bean

        from Oklahoma

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • 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:

          I just put a small amount in them my foundation
          And no m gone

           
          1.0

          Not for me

          By Mm

          from Houston Tx

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Clumpy
            • Doesn't Stay On

            Best Uses

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

              Primer seemed really clumpy

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              No. Just....no.

              By Kitty LaPurr

              from St. Louis

              About Me Trendy Style

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Smooth

              Cons

              • Causes Breakouts
              • Clumpy
              • Difficult to Apply
              • Ineffective
              • Irritates Skin
              • Weird Consistency

              Best Uses

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

                This is the WORST primer I have ever used. I normally wear Sb's Photo Finish primer, but the older I get the larger my pores have become. Sooo I decided to stray from the norm and get this primer. HORRIBLE DECISION! It comes out thick and flesh colored. *weird* After endless rubbing, it still wouldn't completely blend into my face. *say what?* It left gross clumps around my eyebrows and my hairline. *yuck* And when I thought that it couldn't get any worse, it broke my chin and forehead completely out!! *seriously?* I returned this product as quick as my legs (and Jeep) could get me back to my local Ulta. *later gator*

                 
                2.0

                Not impressed

                By Full Glam Ann

                from Exeter, Ca

                About Me Trendy Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Ineffective

                Best Uses

                • Somewhat oily skin types

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

                I got this product mainly because it said it's a pore filler and combats oil. I am really oily and I give it two stars because it did a decent job of combating my oiliness, but only for a few hours which is not uncommon for me. However, in terms of filling my pores it did absolutely nothing. I do have enlarged pores as well so I was hoping it would give me a smooth base but unfortunately it did not. Going to return.

                 
                4.0

                Fave primer hands down

                By GIRLNXTDOOR

                from Maryland

                About Me Natural Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Can feel dry

                Best Uses

                • All Skin Types
                • Everyday
                • Going Out

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

                Does exactly what it says only real con is sometimes it feels a little drying on the face

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                It actually works

                By Lnrussell7314

                from Little Rock, AR

                About Me Classic Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday

                  Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

                  It actually is pore minimizing unlock other primers with the same claim. If benefits Pore-fessional primer doesn't work for you, try this one.

                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  Not for me :(

                  By CA Latina

                  from Long Beach, CA

                  About Me Natural Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Difficult to Apply
                    • Ineffective

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

                      At 46, my pores and some texture on my skin have started to show. I was looking for a primer to tackle these issues when i came across this procuct with high reviews. I tried blending and it didn't minimize my pores. I then try dabbing instead of blending and it only minimized certain areas as much as I tried to distribute evenly where I needed the most. Unfortunately, it didn't work for me and returned it. I will be trying NYX Pore Filler. If you dont have much of pores and texture issues, this may work for you.

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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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