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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.

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

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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SmashboxPhoto Finish Foundation Primer
 
4.5

(based on 928 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (745)
  • Lightweight (682)
  • Goes on smoothly (619)
  • Blends well (455)
  • Long-lasting (407)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (124)
  • Doesn't stay on (29)
  • Too greasy (27)
  • Causes breakouts (25)
  • Poor coverage (19)

Best Uses

  • Sensitive skin (239)
  • 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 (85), Classic style (52), Trendy style (22)

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5.0

Amazing

By Lisa

from Lakeland, FL

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Long Lasting
  • Natural Looking
  • Smooth

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

    Could hardly believe the difference in how it made my foundation apply & appear so smooth and even. My makeup stays truer all day. Great product!

     
    5.0

    Love this product!

    By Marlenereno

    from Reno, NV

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Lightweight
    • Smooth

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types
      • Everyday
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

      This is the greatest foundation primer! It feels wonderful and my makeup goes on so smoothly and stays.

       
      5.0

      Love this stuff

      By Nan

      from Arkansas

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

          I got this as a sample on my Ulta order and I love this stuff. I have oily skin and only use powder makeup. This stuff is awesome zaps my oil and my makeup goes on great and looks great. I generally don't use a primer because I have never had luck with any of them but this one is great. I am going to order the full size now.

           
          2.0

          Not repurchase

          By Westbrook

          from Maui,california

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Reviewer

          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

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

            I don't like it , it just bother me.and it doesn't really do anything

             
            5.0

            Yes

            By daylin

            from Miami

            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:

              Super good product I love it I used every day It seals my pores very well and when I put on the makeup my face is left like a porcelain

               
              5.0

              Awesome primer

              By Lissy

              from WI

              About Me Trendy Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Lightweight
              • Long Lasting
              • Natural Looking
              • Smooth

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Skin Types

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                Creates a perfect canvas for foundation by smoothing out the skin. Love!

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great for oily skin/mattifying effect

                By rxchel0323

                from Columbus, GA

                About Me Classic Style

                Pros

                • Easy To Apply
                • Lightweight
                • Long Lasting
                • Natural Looking
                • Smooth

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • All Skin Types
                  • Everyday

                  Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                  Got this as a sample and bought the product. This primer works so well with oily skin and a mattifying (but not drying) effect. For someone with really oily skin, I only had to use blotting sheets once during the day. No complaints!

                   
                  5.0

                  First primer to ever work on my skin!

                  By Beccah

                  from Ohio

                  Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                  I use this with the smash box 15 hour foundation, best combo ever! I
                  have really dry skin...and other primers dry me out or are to dang oily...this one is a perfect fit for my skin.

                   
                  5.0

                  I would most definitely

                  By Don't know

                  from New Orleans, Louisiana

                  About Me Trendy Style

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Heavy

                  Best Uses

                  • All Skin Types
                  • Sensitive Skin
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                  I love it makes almost all foundations look good

                   
                  1.0

                  separation

                  By brianna

                  from columbus

                  Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                  this primer separated my foundation terribly ! i have combination skin and this product makes my skin so oily . do not recommend at all

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                  Get answers from in-house experts.

                  65 Questions | 65 Answers
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                  • Q:

                    I have never used primer. Have puffiness under eyes and dark circles no matter how much sleep I get. What primer would you recommend to help with that? Or should I focus on a good concealer before foundation.
                    Asked on 12/29/2016 by Staci from Fort Worth, Texas

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi There! We suggest using the the Under Eye Hydrating Primer to reduce puffiness (it's like 7 hours of sleep in a bottle) and Color Correcting Stick in shade Get Less Tired - Light to cover dark circles. The combination will leave you speechless!

                      Answered on 1/2/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                  • 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
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