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Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer

Smashbox

Photo Finish Foundation Primer

Item #: 2233964 Size: 1.0 oz

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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.

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SmashboxPhoto Finish Foundation Primer
 
4.5

(based on 812 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (654)
  • Goes on smoothly (619)
  • Lightweight (601)
  • Long-lasting (407)
  • Blends well (398)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (122)
  • Too greasy (27)
  • Doesn't stay on (26)
  • Causes breakouts (18)
  • Poor coverage (15)

Best Uses

  • Sensitive skin (211)
  • 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 (41), Classic style (18), Trendy style (10)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (380), Medium (332), Deep (30)

Reviewed by 812 customers

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5.0

I love this product. I would buy this again and again!

By Ryssa

from Wareham,Massachusetts

About Me Classic 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

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

    This product is amazing! Goes on smoothly,clearly and wears great. I don't even remember I have it on! Highly recommend

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair
     
    5.0

    I will buy this again.

    By Erica

    from Humboldt, CA

    About Me Trendy 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

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

      I put this product under my makeup and it's fabulous! Makes my skin smooth so makeup looks flawless!

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      5.0

      The BEST!!!!

      By julie

      from dallas

      About Me Classic Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Lightweight
      • Natural Looking
      • Smooth

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

        well worth the price

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        5.0

        The primer is the best one!

        By None

        from redmond WA

        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:

          I put a layer on then apply my foundation. I also, put another layer on over that then my powder.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          5.0

          Best Face Pimer

          By Alex

          from Athens

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

          I absolutely love this product! My skin is super oily and this did the trick. My foundation lays so much better and I don't get nearly as oily throughout the day. It felt a little greasy when first applying but give it a minute and it completely melts into the skin and drys beautifully. Also a little goes a long way! I'd recommend this product to anyone. It's well worth the money.

           
          4.0

          Love this

          By Mom on a mission

          from Orlando, Fl.

          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

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

            I love this primer. The only issue I have with it is that it does go on a little greasy for me at first. But once it dries it doesn't bother me. A little definitely goes a long way with this primer. =]

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair
             
            5.0

            Love Love

            By Kate

            from MN

            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:

              Love this product

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair
               
              5.0

              love it!

              By Jen

              from Montana

              About Me Natural Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • 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:

                great product

                 
                5.0

                i bought this product & 2 more for my daughters

                By sue

                from catlin, il

                About Me Classic Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Apply
                • Lightweight
                • Long Lasting
                • Smooth

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday

                  Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                  love this product ...gotta have the urban decay blurring brush for a smooth look

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Medium
                   
                  2.0

                  Did not work as advertised.....

                  By Darla P.

                  from Pittsburgh, PA

                  About Me Natural Style

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Natural Looking
                  • Smooth

                  Cons

                  • Causes Breakouts
                  • Doesn't Stay On
                  • Ineffective
                  • Irritates Skin

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                    This highly recommended product was actually counter productive on my oily skin, causing my skin to literally become a grease slick - complete with running make up, pools of oil and breakouts. Despite the fact that I used very little product on my t-zone, with in 3hrs of applying my forehead was wet with oil. I will say that after application my skin had that velvet feel that others experience, and I initially had great hope for this product. I'm sad to say that this was not money well spent, I had a better experience with a store brand product for way less money. One thing that is concerning: This is an oil free product but yet it contains silica -- which I believe is an oil. The silica is probably the factor behind the velvet feel. I also tried the eye shadow primer, for which I have also submitted a review. For those of you with very oily skin, I hope you have better luck with it than I had!

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Fair

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                    • 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:

                      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
                    • Q:

                      Age 50, crepe under eyes when I smile, deep frown lines! What whole I use?
                      Asked on 8/29/2016 by Ole gal from Pa

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi There! for the under eye we suggest using our Under Eye Hydrating Primer. It's like 7 hours of sleep in a tube! It will hydrate and brighten the under eye to make concealer last longer and look fresher. For the face we suggest using our Photo Finish Primer with SPF 20 and Dermaxyl. It contains a powerful peptide to help smooth and plump the skin.

                        Answered on 9/5/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                    • Q:

                      How long will my makeup last with this primer?
                      Asked on 8/23/2016 by Bridget from California, US

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi There! The Photo Finish Foundation Primer is designed to significantly extend the wear of your makeup. Try using it with one of our long wear foundations for a flawless look that will last all day... and night!

                        Answered on 8/25/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                    • Q:

                      Will it work for oily skin?
                      Asked on 8/17/2016 by Rose from LA

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi There! Photo Finish Foundation Primer is good for all skin types. If your primary concern is oily skin we recommend our Primer Light.

                        Answered on 8/17/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                    • Q:

                      My school pictures are coming up, would this be good to use under my foundation to make the photo not glare under the lighting?
                      Asked on 8/10/2016 by Grace from Minnesota, USA

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi There! The Photo Finish Foundation Primer is a good start. to deter glare, It really depends on the type of foundation you use. All Smashbox products have been tested at our Photo Studios. Our 15 Hour Wear Studio Skin foundation is 100% flash proof. We suggest visiting your local Ulta store for a color matching.

                        Answered on 8/10/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                    • Q:

                      Will this work with very dry skin?
                      Asked on 8/7/2016 by jenn from Seattle, WA

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi There! Photo Finish Foundation Primer is good for all skin types. If your primary concern is dry skin we recommend our Hydrating Primer.

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

                      Does this work well under powder foundation? (Like the it cosmetics celebration powder foundation)
                      Asked on 8/6/2016 by Sidfer from Florida

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi There! Photo Finish Foundation Primer is good for all skin types and works well under any foundation.

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

                      Can I use this smashbox product with my Tarte foundation?
                      Asked on 7/28/2016 by jay from santa cruz

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        This primer works wonderfully under foundations of any formula and consistency, including Tarte's foundation.

                        Answered on 8/1/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
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