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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*

*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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SmashboxPhoto Finish Foundation Primer
 
4.5

(based on 950 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (763)
  • Lightweight (696)
  • Goes on smoothly (619)
  • Blends well (466)
  • 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 (244)
  • 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 (92), Classic style (60), Trendy style (26)

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5.0

Love it

By Leslieee❣️

from Glendora CA

About Me Trendy Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Long Lasting

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday
    • Going Out

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

    Best primer so far me

     
    5.0

    Fabulous product!

    By KMac

    from Colorado

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

        Got this as a sample, and bought the product! Makes application of foundation so much easier as well as longwearing.

         
        5.0

        Yes I would buy this product again

        By Karen

        from Dorr mi

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Easy To Apply
        • Lightweight
        • Noncomedogenic

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

          I have found that it applies very well with only a small drop

           
          5.0

          Makes your skin feel smooth and soft. Only a little covers

          By Mary

          from St. Louis, mo

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Lightweight
          • Smooth

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types
            • Going Out

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

            Covers well, makes skin feel silly and smooth

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            I would not buy this product again.

            By Izzy_L_W

            from Minnesota

            Pros

              Cons

              • Looks terrible
              • Makes my foundation peel
              • Too greasy

              Best Uses

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                I hate it.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Excellent primer

                By Aniedi

                from Miamisburg, Ohio

                About Me Natural Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Blends Well
                • Easy To Apply
                • Easy To Take-off
                • Good Pigmentation
                • Long Lasting
                • Makes me stay fresh all day
                • Natural Looking
                • Noncomedogenic
                • Smooth

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Acne prone
                  • All Skin Types
                  • Everyday
                  • Going Out
                  • Oily skin
                  • Sensitive Skin
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                  I use this under my foundation. It's gel like so rubbing it between your palms like a lotion is a waste, so directly from the tube, I make small dots with the primer all over my face and then rub it in.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Love, love this product!

                  By Puppygirls

                  from Cumming, GA

                  About Me Natural Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Lightweight
                  • Long Lasting
                  • Smooth

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday
                    • Going Out

                    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                    I got a sample of this and loved it so much I decided to purchase it. It is a little more expensive than what I expected and what I would like to spend but it makes such a huge difference in how my foundation looks that I had to buy it. It goes on really smooth and makes my face feel super soft! It also makes my makeup last a lot longer.

                     
                    5.0

                    Love it!!!

                    By Betty Boop

                    from Brooklyn, NY

                    About Me Classic 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

                      • Everyday
                      • Sensitive Skin

                      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                      After moisturizing just dab, dry and apply foundation. Helps to keep makeup in place.

                       
                      5.0

                      Best primer so far

                      By Michie

                      from Tampa, Florida

                      About Me Trendy Style

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday

                        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                        It's the best primer by far and I have try everything.

                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        So far so good

                        By Tee

                        from Charlotte NC

                        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
                          • Everyday
                          • Going Out
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                          I really like it but I have come across pretty good primers for less but my friends all said my makeup was flawless and they could see a difference so I'll take their word for it

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                          67 Questions | 67 Answers
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                          • Q:

                            I turned 60 a few months back. I don't want to look it! I consider my skin to be normal to dry and in fairly good shape. I do have some hard to cover age spots as well as fine & deep lines and wrinkles around the lips, chin and either side of lips. I do have some puffiness and crapeiness under my eyes. What primers, foundation & powder would you recommend?
                            Thank you.
                            Asked on 2/9/2017 by Ginger from Texas

                            1 answer

                            • Brand Expert

                              A:

                              Hi There! We suggest the following mash of products for your specific skin concerns...

                              1. Start with Under Eye Hydrating Primer to reduce puffiness and fine lines
                              2. Next apply the Photo Finish Hydrating Primer to hydrate your skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
                              3. Now apply CC Cream Foundation to lighten dark spots
                              4. Then finish finish with a light dusting of Halo Powder!

                              You'll love how you look!

                              Answered on 2/9/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                          • Q:

                            When does this product expire
                            Asked on 2/8/2017 by Jackie from Fenton mi

                            1 answer

                            • Brand Expert

                              A:

                              Hi There! Photo Finish Foundation Primer is good for 24 months after opening. Don't forget to store it in a cool dry place.

                              Answered on 2/15/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                          • 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
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