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

Smashbox

Photo Finish Foundation Primer SPF 20 w/Dermaxyl Complex

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Item #: 2253887 Size: 1.0 oz

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Smashbox's Photo Finish Foundation Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 with Dermaxy Complex is a makeup primer that protects and perfects skin with anti-aging broad-spectrum SPF 20.

Benefits:
  • Shields against UVA/UVB rays
  • Preps skin for makeup application
  • Antioxidant blend of vitamin E, grape seed extract and green tea
  • For all skin types
  • Cruelty-free

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

Click here to find your perfect Smashbox Photo Finish Primer!

Apply a sheer layer with fingertips prior to sun exposure.

Wear alone or under makeup.
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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Product Reviews

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SmashboxPhoto Finish Foundation Primer SPF 20 w/Dermaxyl Complex
 
4.2

(based on 85 reviews)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (63)
  • Lightweight (52)
  • Goes on smoothly (50)
  • Blends well (44)
  • 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 (16)
  • Dry skin (12)
  • Normal skin (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (33), Budget shopper (23), Natural style (11), Classic style (4)

Reviewed by 85 customers

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5.0

Love this primer, have been using it for years!

By Doty

from Downey, Ca

About Me Classic Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Lightweight
  • Noncomedogenic
  • Smooth

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      I use this primer everyday under my makeup.

       
      4.0

      4 years repetitive buyer

      By Lap Swimmer

      from St. Louis MO

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Easy To Apply
      • Easy To Take-off
      • 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 SPF 20 w/Dermaxyl Complex:

        I love this product because of the 20 SPF coverage. I would give this 5 stars but it is pricey. Now drug stores carry similar products at 1/3 the cost...no SPF included yet, but the silky feeling is there and helps highlighters and makeup to go on easy peasy. Even if you do not use makeup, this primer fills in your pores and makes your skin look smoother. I use it daily during spring, summer, fall when the sun is shining.

         
        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

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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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