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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 and talc.

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#1 FACE PRIMER BRAND IN THE USA*

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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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SmashboxPhoto Finish Foundation Primer
 
4.5

(based on 1030 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (832)
  • Lightweight (757)
  • Goes on smoothly (619)
  • Blends well (499)
  • Long-lasting (407)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (125)
  • Doesn't stay on (32)
  • Causes breakouts (31)
  • Too greasy (27)
  • Poor coverage (22)

Best Uses

  • Sensitive skin (263)
  • Normal skin (205)
  • Mature skin (185)
  • Everyday (182)
  • Full coverage (177)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (346), Budget shopper (262), Natural style (125), Classic style (87), Trendy style (41)

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5.0

I will buy this product again for myself and my daughter

By CMA

from Omaha, NE

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
    • Going Out

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

    Love this product

     
    5.0

    Yassssss!

    By Beth

    from Uncasville,CT

    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

      • Everyday
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

      I waited so patiently for this to go cruelty frww6 and now that it has it was worth the wait. I'm never switching primers again! I love it! It makes my skin look so pretty!

       
      5.0

      Smooth as silk...

      By Kaila

      from Georgia

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

        I was very hesitant to buy this primer due to the price, but after about a month of wanting it bad enough I finally just gave in and bought it! I'm so glad I did because it was definitely worth the price! It only takes a tiny amount to cover your face and after you apply it your face feels as smooth as silk. My pores almost disappear before I even put on my makeup. I will purchase this again and most likely try additional products by this brand as well based on how well this one works.

         
        3.0

        Not impressed

        By Makeup Freak

        from Georgia

        About Me Classic Style

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply

        Cons

        • Ineffective
        • Takes too long to dry

        Best Uses

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

          Not impressed. I keep getting samples from Ulta and wish they would send me something else I can actually use. It went on fine, but took forever to dry and didn't really do much as a primer. My skin looked no better and my foundation didn't stay on long. I get much better results with others.

           
          5.0

          Makes my makeup look flawless

          By Lynn

          from Tuscaloosa/Midtown

          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

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

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

            I use this everyday, it's light weight, easy to apply . Makes my make up look flawless

             
            4.0

            Second go to primer

            By Shelz

            from Las Vegas, NV

            About Me Trendy Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

              My second go t primer. Hourglass is king... but this one is good. I just dont like the greasy feel of it.

               
              5.0

              What a difference this foundation primer makes.

              By Active senior

              from Charlottesville, VA

              About Me Classic 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've used foundation for years but have never before used a primer. This product glides on like silk and prepares the surface of my skin for even, smooth application of the foundation. It keeps the foundation looking fresh all day. As a bonus, it seems to create a barrier to the foundation getting into the creases and wrinkles that my 70+ years have created. I love it!

                 
                5.0

                I would buy this product again

                By Yoly_osita

                from El paso TX

                About Me Natural Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Blends Well
                • Easy To Apply
                • Good Pigmentation
                • Lightweight
                • Long Lasting
                • Natural Looking
                • Smooth

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • All Skin Types
                  • Everyday
                  • Sensitive Skin

                  Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                  I use it easy every day even if I don't wear my foundation it feels very light n clean I love it

                   
                  5.0

                  Love it!

                  By G

                  from Bakersfield CA

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                  Love this primer ! Make up stays in place all day.

                   
                  5.0

                  Best primer i ever tried.

                  By Ida

                  from Fresno, Ca

                  About Me Natural Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Dry skin

                    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                    Love this product. Worth the money.

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                    • Q:

                      If I have combo-skin which primer would you suggest? I don't have any large pores or texture, my cheeks tend to be on the drier side and my t-zone gets a little oily. Xoxo~ Abby
                      Asked on 4/18/2017 by Abby from Huntington, Texas

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi Gorgeous! We suggest the Original Photo Finish Foundation Primer to address your particular skin concerns. Pair it with Primer Water to refresh and set your makeup throughout the day.

                        Answered on 4/20/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                    • Q:

                      Does this product work well with dry skin?
                      Asked on 4/1/2017 by justine from San Diego, CA

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi There! for dry skin we suggest the Photo Finish Hydrating Primer.

                        Answered on 4/3/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                    • Q:

                      Hello there! I have combo skin. I use channel foundation and on top i use mac powder foundation just a touch of it. It givies a great finish look to my makeup. Im thinking to use primer.. would this primer be a right choice to use before applying foundation along with powder foundation?
                      Asked on 3/27/2017 by Beauty9090 from Chicago, Illinois

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi There! Yes, the Photo Finish Foundation Primer is definitely a good choice to use before foundation and powder. It will smooth your skin, lock on your makeup and prevent your foundation from oxidizing. We also suggest Primer water to set and refresh your finished makeup throughout the day.

                        Answered on 3/28/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                    • Q:

                      I normally use a green tinged color corrector for redness. Should I still use this with the primer or will this take the place of?
                      Asked on 3/13/2017 by Traci from Torrance, ca

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi There! Depending on the he amount of redness you have it might be good to use both. try it and see!

                        Answered on 3/14/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                    • Q:

                      Hi, I have very sensitive skin and break out super easily. My skin is very oily and my pores look huge. I was wondering if you would know what type of primer I should use? Thanks so much
                      Asked on 3/2/2017 by Beauty buff from Sonora Ca

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi There! For your skin concerns we suggest Primer Light. It is made for sensitive skin and will minimize the appearance of texture and pores.

                        Answered on 3/3/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                    • Q:

                      I'm 31 and I have pretty oily skin. Would this product help that?
                      Asked on 2/24/2017 by Beauty Buff from ID

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi There! For oily skin with large pores we recommend the Pore Minimizing Primer or for oily/sensitive skin we recommend Primer Light.

                        Answered on 2/27/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                    • Q:

                      Can this product be used with Bare Minerals foundation powder? I am 73 with fine lines and some dark spots. I am trying to find primer that is best for me. Thank you in advance.
                      Asked on 2/22/2017 by Nana from Walterboro, SC

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi There! Yes, the Photo Finish Foundation Primer can be used with any foundation and is tested for all skin types.

                        Answered on 2/23/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                    • Q:

                      Does this primer produce flashback in flash photography? I use the Smashbox 15 hour wear hydrating foundation.
                      Asked on 2/20/2017 by Islander from Portland, OR

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi There! All of our products are Created, Tested and Photographed at Smashbox photo studios in L.A. The Photo Finish Foundation Primer will not produce flashback.

                        Answered on 2/21/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                    • Q:

                      Every full coverage foundation I try ends up cracking around my mouth. I have oily sensitive skin and am 42. Foundations seem to settle into and then crack around and magnify these very fine lines.. I am too young to look so old! What primer will keep that from happening?
                      Asked on 2/20/2017 by Mandy from Minneapolis, MN

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi There! We suggest the Original Photo Finish Foundation Primer. It will keep your makeup on all day.

                        Answered on 2/21/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                    • Q:

                      Does this cover large pores in the cheek area
                      Asked on 2/18/2017 by Luvna from New york

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi There! For cover large pores we suggest the Pore Minimizing Primer.

                        Answered on 2/21/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
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