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Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer

Smashbox

Photo Finish Foundation Primer

Item #: 2233964 Size: 1.0 oz

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FREE deluxe L.A. Lights and Photo Finish Primer with any $35 Smashbox purchase (offer valid 11/29/16-12/24/16 or while supplies last)

FREE deluxe L.A. Lights and Photo Finish Primer w/any $35 Smashbox purchase

Create a perfect canvas for foundation application with this silky, lightweight blend of vitamins A & E, grape seed extract and green tea. Worn alone or under foundation, Smashbox's best-selling, oil-free primer helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and pores for flawless skin with a velvety-smooth finish.

THE ORIGINAL BLUR
The first step to any great close-up is great skin - skin that's free of fine lines and pores. That's one of the reasons why primer was the first products created at Smashbox Studios. They developed a formula that diffuses the light hitting skin to blur out imperfections for an even, soft-focus look. It also makes makeup look better and last longer. Think of Smashbox's primer as the original blur - and the best way to start your makeup every day.

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

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#1 FACE PRIMER BRAND IN THE USA*

*Source: NPD US Prestige Beauty Tracking Service, 12 months ending October 2015

Apply a dime-size amount to clean or moisturized skin, using fingertips, for complexion perfection. Follow with your favorite foundation. To tame frizzies, try smoothing primer through wet or dry hair.
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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Product Reviews

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SmashboxPhoto Finish Foundation Primer
 
4.5

(based on 879 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (710)
  • Lightweight (655)
  • Goes on smoothly (619)
  • Blends well (434)
  • Long-lasting (407)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (124)
  • Doesn't stay on (27)
  • Too greasy (27)
  • Causes breakouts (20)
  • Poor coverage (16)

Best Uses

  • Sensitive skin (229)
  • Normal skin (205)
  • Mature skin (185)
  • Full coverage (177)
  • Acne-prone or oily skin (176)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (346), Budget shopper (262), Natural style (68), Classic style (41), Trendy style (16)

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3.0

Not bad

By Jessica P

from Kansas City

Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

This isn't a bad primer, it just didn't wow me. I don't see what all the craze is about.

 
5.0

I could not live without this... this is the BEST!!!

By Grets

from Canyon country, Ca

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Easy To Apply
  • 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:

    I use this with or without makeup

     
    5.0

    Obviously Obsessed

    By Kate newly addicted to makeup

    from Detroit, Michigan

    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

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

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

      I use this everyday before I apply my makeup. This primer makes my foundation glide on. I won't put my makeup on without it. I have noticed a dramatic difference in my look after I started using this product. Love and highly recommend.

       
      5.0

      Great product.

      By Reg

      from Columbus, GA

      About Me Classic Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types
        • Everyday

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

        I first received as a sample from Ulta !

         
        2.0

        Not the best for everyone.

        By Lauren

        from Lucasville, Ohio

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

        I really wanted to love this product and I did until it made my entire face breakout. Used two times and my foundation was flawless. Just not a big fan of the pimples and I'm not usually one that breaks out with new products nor do I suffer from acne.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        So soft and smooth!

        By Regina

        from Idaho

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Lightweight
        • Smooth

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Going Out
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

          I just recently started using these products and this was the first time I purchased the primer. I told myself I didn't really need it because I feel the price is a little high. However, such a little dab spread evenly and smoothly over my skin (which is very sensitive --- yet another reason why I am careful about buying new things. After using it, I wish that I had done it sooner. My skin felt totally different. And, it was so refreshing. Not just saying that. I actually stopped applying it and looked at it closely to make sure I was feeling what was happening. This was a great product and when it's time, I'll have no problem purchasing a new bottle. I don't wear makeup everyday so this will probably last me a long time. I am really glad I bought it.

           
          5.0

          Great product!

          By Lulu the makeup guru

          from Chicago, IL

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Lightweight
          • Smooth

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

            I use this along with the Smashbox hydrating foundation and it helps give my foundation a Matt finish that lasts all day long!

             
            4.0

            Love it but go through it too fast

            By Amy

            from Carlsbad, Ca

            About Me Classic Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Does not last long, have to replace often

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types
            • Everyday

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

            I need to pay attention to how often I need to repurchase because the amount in the container sure doesn't seem to last a long as I would like it to. This is the only negative, I love how it goes on and you only need a small amount each time. Makes my bb cream glide on great.

             
            4.0

            Good

            By Ct

            from San Diego CA

            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

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

              Nice

               
              5.0

              I've been using this product for years. Love it!

              By Pomgirl

              from Enola, PA

              About Me Natural Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Lightweight
              • Smooth

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                I use this every day before applying any makeup.

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                • Q:

                  Hi, I have 28 years old I can use photo finish and the product to eyes around.
                  Asked on 11/19/2016 by Ana from Nueva York

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi There! We suggest using the Hydrating Underye Primer for the underye and 24 Hour Shadow Primer for the eyelids.

                    Answered on 11/22/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                • Q:

                  Hello ,
                  My skin is very sensitive would this cause me to break out more ?
                  Asked on 11/12/2016 by Nikkss from New haven , Ct

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi There! The Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer is made for all skin types.

                    Answered on 11/14/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                • Q:

                  I've never used face primers before so is this a good product to start out with?
                  Asked on 11/9/2016 by Raven Scarlet Marie Wolf from Savannah,TN

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi There! Absolutely, Smashbox is the Primer Authority and the Photo Finish Foundation Primer is an excellent place to start if your using face primers for the first time.

                    Answered on 11/10/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                • Q:

                  Hi, I use Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer before i apply my foundation, I was wondering if it would work well for eye shadow too? Would it help the eye shadow stay on longer?
                  Asked on 10/21/2016 by Kayla from fayetteville, NC

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi There! The Photo Finish Foundation Primer will not work on your eyelids. To make eye shadow last we suggest using the 24 Hour Shadow Primer.

                    Answered on 10/30/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                • Q:

                  How many ounces
                  Asked on 10/6/2016 by Veronica from salinas, Ca.

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Photo Finish Foundation Primer contains 1.0 fl. oz. and just a small pea size is needed per application.

                    Answered on 10/10/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                • Q:

                  I have huge pores on my cheeks and need something to fill them in so my foundation doesn't settle into the pores. Will this help conceal them?
                  Asked on 9/26/2016 by Jen

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi There! We suggest the Pore Minimizing Primer to fill an smooth large pores. All you need is a pea size amount. Warm it between your fingertips before pressing it into the skin.

                    Answered on 10/1/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                • Q:

                  My skin is very dry and red.(especially my cheeks and forehead) What primer is best for me without significantly making my face have a green tint? Thank you.
                  Asked on 9/22/2016 by Marie from Huntsville, AL

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi There! We suggest using Photo Finish Foundation Primer in Adjust. The primer will even out redness on your cheeks and forehead without leaving a green tint. It even contains an Orchid Complex to calm and sooth your skin.

                    Answered on 9/22/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                • Q:

                  I have acne scars will this primer help conceal them!!! I just don't like putting on foundation cause it just sinks into the scars and looks aweful
                  Asked on 9/18/2016 by Marie from Ontario Canada

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi There! Yes, primer will help. Try using our Photo Finish Foundation Primer in Blend to smooth the appearance of texture and minimize the appearance dark spots or redness caused by scarring.

                    Answered on 9/22/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                • Q:

                  Hi there, would this work if you use a moisture (Cetaphil) before applying the primer?
                  Asked on 9/14/2016 by Jada from West Palm Beach, FL

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi There! The Photo Finish Foundation Primer can be used over the top of any moisturizer. Cetaphil is perfect!

                    Answered on 9/23/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                • Q:

                  will this primer keep me from sweating through my foundation ?
                  Asked on 9/7/2016 by rach from Ohio,US

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi There! The Photo Finish Foundation Primer won't keep you from sweating, but it will make your makeup last longer while you are sweating... the formulation is sweat and jeat resistant!

                    Answered on 9/8/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
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