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Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer SPF 20 w%2FDermaxyl Complex

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Photo Finish Foundation Primer SPF 20 w/Dermaxyl Complex

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Item #: 2253887 Size: 1.0 oz

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Prime, protect, and correct in just one step! This anti-aging primer creates the perfect canvas for foundation application. Worn alone or under foundation, this unique formula helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and pores for visibly softer skin. SPF 20 helps guard against harmful UVA/UVB rays.

Formulated without parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate, phthalates, fragrance and talc.

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Apply a small amount to clean or moisturized skin and blend with fingertips for complexion perfection. Follow with your shade of Liquid Halo HD Foundation. Photo FInish Foundation Primer SPF 20 with Dermaxyl has a slight pink hue but goes on skin completely clear. For targeted anti-aging treatment, apply primer to problem areas.
Active: Avobenzone 2.00%, Homosalate 15.00%, Octisalate 5.00%. Inactive: Cyclopentasiloxane, Polysilicone-11, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Cola Acuminata (Kola) Seed Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Tribehenin, Ceramide 2, PEG-10 Rapeseed Sterol, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Phenyl Trimethicone, Water\Aqua\Eau, Silica, Laureth-12, Hexyl Laurate, Vp/Hexadecene Copolymer, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Iron Oxides (CI 77491).

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 SPF 20 w/Dermaxyl Complex
 
4.2

(based on 83 reviews)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (61)
  • Goes on smoothly (50)
  • Lightweight (50)
  • Blends well (43)
  • Long-lasting (27)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (17)
  • Too greasy (7)
  • Poor coverage (5)
  • Doesn't stay on (4)

Best Uses

  • Mature skin (31)
  • Light to medium coverage (16)
  • Sensitive skin (15)
  • Dry skin (12)
  • Normal skin (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (33), Budget shopper (23), Natural style (10), Classic style (3)

Reviewed by 83 customers

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2.0

Not a Fan

By Directorgal

from Orlando, FL

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Doesn't prevent shininess
    • Poor Coverage

    Best Uses

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer SPF 20 w/Dermaxyl Complex:

      This was my first time getting a smashbox product and I'm not a fan. I actually returned it after using it only twice. I have very oily skin and like primer because it tends to slow down my oils from seeping through my makeup. This primer didn't slow that process down. My face was shiny within a couple hours.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      love it

      By josie

      from pacifica, ca

      About Me Natural 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
        • Going Out
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer SPF 20 w/Dermaxyl Complex:

        This blends so well i don't even know i have it on. I use a silicone sponge and it looks so natural soooo much better than regular store make up and soooo much better than bare minerals.

         
        5.0

        Love this! Goes on smooth. A little goes a long way!

        By Sue in SA

        from San Antonio, TX

        About Me Classic Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Lightweight
        • Noncomedogenic
        • Smooth

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer SPF 20 w/Dermaxyl Complex:

          I use this under my foundation.

           
          5.0

          Love this

          By Ly

          from Chicago

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types
            • Everyday

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer SPF 20 w/Dermaxyl Complex:

            This is lovely and light weight. It goes on easily and creates a perfect skin surface for makeup. Plus it has a sunscreen.

             
            4.0

            Great Priduct

            By Tanya

            from Chicago, I

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday
              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer SPF 20 w/Dermaxyl Complex:

              Goes on smoothly

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              I will not buy this primer again.

              By Baby Jane

              from Decatur, AL

              About Me Classic Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Good Pigmentation
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Ineffective

              Best Uses

              • Everyday

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer SPF 20 w/Dermaxyl Complex:

              For the money, I don't think it's worth it. The bare minerals primer goes on just as nice and I feel fills in my wrinkles under the eye better.

               
              5.0

              Super product

              By counselor

              from Marietta, GA

              About Me Natural Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday
                • Sensitive Skin

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer SPF 20 w/Dermaxyl Complex:

                Use under make up as a primer and also sun protector.

                (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Too early to tell

                By Maria

                from Pa

                About Me Classic Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Apply
                • Smooth

                Cons

                • Just started, not enough time to evaluate

                Best Uses

                • Everyday

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer SPF 20 w/Dermaxyl Complex:

                Still trying it

                 
                5.0

                Best primer

                By Chatty Gabby

                from Miami, FL

                About Me Natural Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Blends Well
                • Easy To Apply
                • Lightweight
                • Smooth

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • All Skin Types

                  Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer SPF 20 w/Dermaxyl Complex:

                  Light weight makes my skin smooth.

                   
                  5.0

                  love it & have used it for a long time

                  By Ev

                  from mpls

                  About Me Natural Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Blends Well
                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Lightweight
                  • Long Lasting
                  • Smooth
                  • spf 20

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday

                    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer SPF 20 w/Dermaxyl Complex:

                    use it over my moisturizer & under my foundation.

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                    7 Questions | 7 Answers
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                    • Q:

                      I love the original primer, but the fact that this one has SPF caught my eye. How does this one compare to the original? Would you say it is the same except has SPF?
                      Asked on 7/23/2016 by Prtitigirl from Woodbridge, CT

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi There! Yes, I would say the benefits are the same except this has SPF and Dermaxyl. Dermaxyl is a peptide that helps to prevent and slow the effects of aging.

                        Answered on 7/25/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                    • Q:

                      I use a tinted moisturizer before I leave the house (so, after I've moisturized). I like to use a primer first, but I'm not sure if it works before a tinted moisturizer?
                      Asked on 3/30/2016 by RT from long beach, CA

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi There! A Primer worn under tinted moisturizer is perfectly acceptable. Your complexion will last all day and look fabulous!

                        Answered on 4/1/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                    • Q:

                      If I buy this Foundation Primer SPF20, do I still need a primer?
                      And what shade do I need? I have large liver spots on my
                      upper lip, will this cover it or do I have to purchase a concealer,
                      too?
                      Asked on 1/10/2016 by Em from Versailles, MO

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        This product is a primer. It can be used underneath your concealer and foundation, which would provide coverage. It does not have a tint worn alone.

                        Answered on 1/15/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                    • Q:

                      How dark is this? I have super light skin and this looks too dark for me.
                      Asked on 10/20/2015 by TheCrone from Pennsylvania

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        This primer features a sheer brightening peach hue suitable for all skin tones.

                        Answered on 10/26/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                    • Q:

                      Does this have a matte finish? Not sticky?
                      Asked on 9/23/2015 by Susan

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Yes, this primer does feature a matte finish. It is silky, never sticky! :-)

                        Answered on 10/2/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                    • Q:

                      I apply a sunscreen with a higher spf over my moisturizer each morning. When would I apply the primer?
                      Asked on 4/19/2015 by Ageless from Birmingham, Al

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Apply your primer after moisturizer and sunscreen and prior to foundation application for best results.

                        Answered on 4/21/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      Is this product oil free?
                      Asked on 2/11/2015 by Carmen from United States

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        No, this product is not oil-free.

                        Answered on 2/11/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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