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Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer

Smashbox

Photo Finish Foundation Primer

1.0 oz Item 2233964

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#1 Face Primer Brand In The USA*

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The first product developed at Smashbox Photo Studios L.A., Iconic Photo Finish Foundation Primer has been a makeup artist must-have for more than 15 years. It's still their #1-bestseller.

Benefits:
  • Makeup lasts hours and hours
  • Fills in fine lines and pores instantly
  • Glides on to give you a flawless finish
  • Lightweight and oil-free
  • Protects skin from environmental pollutants, damage and stress with antioxidants vitamin A, E and peptides
  • Ideal for all skin types
  • Cruelty-free

In a consumer study on 103 women after 1 week of use:
  • 93% saw blurred imperfections
  • 93% saw smoother skin
  • 91% saw minimized pores and lines
  • 95% said it helped makeup go on flawlessly
  • 94% said it worked well with their skin tone
  • 94% agreed foundation blended more easily

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

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  • Smooth a layer over clean, moisturized skin
  • Let it set for 15 seconds
  • Wear alone or under makeup
  • Can also be used over makeup for touchups

Studio tip: Try it in your hair to tame frizzies.
Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Trisiloxane, Silica, Dimethicone / Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Extract, Propylene Glycol, Water / Aqua / Eau, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Cola Acuminata (Kola) Seed Extract, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract

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
 
4.5

(based on 1225 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (1001)
  • Lightweight (909)
  • Goes on smoothly (619)
  • Blends well (597)
  • Long-lasting (407)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (125)
  • Causes breakouts (44)
  • Doesn't stay on (39)
  • Doesn't work (28)
  • Poor coverage (27)

Best Uses

  • Sensitive skin (315)
  • Everyday (305)
  • All skin types (225)
  • Normal skin (205)
  • Mature skin (185)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (346), Budget shopper (262), Natural style (199), Classic style (155), Trendy style (69)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

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5.0

love love love this

By angelstarlover

from emmaus, pa

Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

I haven't been able to find a primer that suits my skin and makes my foundation last longer or look flawless. well this primer does both! I love it. when I use this my foundation and powder doesn't cling onto my dry patches

 
5.0

Love it

By Vony

from San diego ca

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Natural Looking
  • Smooth

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

    Nice on face

     
    5.0

    Best primer!

    By Ams

    from Costa Mesa

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

      This primer is amazing! I have tried many and this one is favorite!

       
      5.0

      Makes me look younger

      By Lady G

      from Albuquerque, NM

      About Me Classic Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types
        • Everyday
        • Going Out

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

        I recommend this product to everyone.

         
        5.0

        I love this product. Will continue to buy!!

        By Bea

        from Sierra Madre, CA

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Lightweight
        • Natural Looking
        • Smooth

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

          I use this every day before applying my compact powder.

           
          3.0

          Not as good as it used to be.

          By Ph33d3r

          from San Diego

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Smooth

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

              Im looking for a better product to spend my money on.

               
              3.0

              OK

              By Kayla

              from Minnesota

              About Me Classic Style

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Smooth

              Cons

              • Causes Breakouts
              • Feels super oily
              • Heavy
              • Ineffective

              Best Uses

              • Dry skin

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

              Overall this product was ok. Goes on super smooth, but makes your skin feel- even from under your foundation- super oily. I'm not sure if it's my finishing powder... but lately I've noticed breakouts and increased blackheads.

               
              5.0

              Love it. Will buy again

              By N/A

              from Destin FL

              About Me Natural Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Blends Well
              • Easy To Apply
              • Lightweight
              • Love the light weight feel very moisturing
              • Smooth

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                Use daily for younger looking skin

                 
                5.0

                Best Primer Still

                By KC

                from El Sobrante

                About Me Trendy Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Apply
                • Natural Looking
                • Smooth

                Cons

                • Doesn't last long enough. Face shines in 3-4 er.

                Best Uses

                • Everyday

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                Good for all skin types

                 
                5.0

                I've been using this for years.

                By Cat

                from Texas

                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:

                  I use this primer to help seal pores so makeup doesn't sit in the pores. I have hardly any break outs now.

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                  • Q:

                    Hi I am 44 and I have large pores and a normal skin type, will this primer work for me?
                    Asked on 11/20/2017 by Carmen from undisclosed

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi There! We suggest Primerizer for a 44 year old with large pores and normal skin. It's a moisturizer and a primer in one. You'll love the way your skin looks and feels!

                      Answered on 11/27/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    Does this primer work well with stick foundations? I use the hourglass stick foundation with a beauty blender to blend it out and don't want the primer to lift or rub off.
                    Asked on 11/15/2017 by kathleen from Los Angeles, Ca

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi There! Yes, the Photo Finish Foundation Primer will work under stick foundations.

                      Answered on 11/16/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    I have combination skin, dry patches here and there and a very oily t-zone, nose, and chin. Which primer would work best on my skin type
                    Asked on 11/3/2017 by Jane from Hatfield, PA

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi There! We suggest Primer Oil. It's formulated with 15 essential oils to improve dry skin... you might even find you're less oily. If you happen to get oily throughout the day in your T-Zone us the Primer Stick to touch-up.

                      Answered on 11/6/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    Does this work best if you apply foundation immediately after applying primer, or do you need to wait for it to dry first? Never used a primer before.
                    Asked on 10/20/2017 by lunakitty from Bismarck, US

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi There! You do not need to wait for the Photo Finish Foundation Primer to dry. You can apply your foundation whenever you are ready.

                      Answered on 10/23/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    is this a matte primer?
                    Asked on 7/19/2017 by fatty06 from US

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi There! The Photo Finish Foundation Primer is considered to have a matte finish.

                      Answered on 7/20/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    Can I use 2 primers at the same time? The one that gives you a flawless look (clear primer) and the one that's for sensitive skin.
                    Asked on 7/9/2017 by Smiley from undisclosed

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi There! You only need to use one primer. Both will leave your skin looking flawless.

                      Answered on 7/12/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    I don't use foundation only BB cream does this primer work well with BB cream as well ???
                    Asked on 7/8/2017 by Noura from New York

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi There! The Photo Finish Foundation Primer works well under BB Cream.

                      Answered on 7/12/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    Does this primer work for a dry nose and just have a little oils here and there but I think I have normal to dry skin or should I get the hydrating one that keeps oils away and hydrates my skin idk which one because I'll be going to get one of them on Tuesday
                    Asked on 6/17/2017 by Bethany from Red bluff California

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi There! We suggest the Hydrating Primer to address your skin concerns. It will hydrate and control oil.

                      Answered on 6/20/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    Hello! I am very acne prone skin, and I was wondering if the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer would cause me to breakout? Thanks!
                    Asked on 5/27/2017 by Anna from Minneapolis, MN

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi There! The Photo Finish Foundation Primer is made for all skin types. We suggest sampling it on your forearm to test for skin sensitivities.

                      Answered on 5/30/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    IS this Photo Finish primer supposed to be clear? It looks white in the pictures, but the tube I received is clear and watery.
                    Asked on 4/26/2017 by Teresa from Pennsylvania

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi There! The Photo Finish Foundation Primer is clear, but should not be "watery."

                      Answered on 4/27/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
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