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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 794 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (638)
  • Goes on smoothly (619)
  • Lightweight (587)
  • Long-lasting (407)
  • Blends well (389)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (121)
  • Too greasy (27)
  • Doesn't stay on (25)
  • Causes breakouts (17)
  • Poor coverage (15)

Best Uses

  • Sensitive skin (207)
  • 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 (33), Classic style (13), Trendy style (7)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (370), Medium (327), Deep (30)

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5.0

Love, love this product

By Tam

from Ringgold, GA

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

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

    Base/prep for foundation- great with liquid foundation or mineral foundation!

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    5.0

    LOVE

    By Katie

    from Texas

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

    I love love LOVE this primer. I have incredibly oily skin and this keeps my makeup on all day. I still have to blot every now and then but this makes your makeup go on so smooth and it keeps it looking good all day. Doesn't break me out either :)

     
    4.0

    I like it

    By Alexa

    from glen Ellen,IL

    About Me Natural Style

    Pros

    • Easy To Take-off
    • Lightweight
    • Smooth

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

        I have sensitive skin and this doesn't irritate it at all and it makes my skin so smooth

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        2.0

        OK, BUT NOT FOR MATURE SKIN

        By MsDebbie

        from LA

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

        Really wanted to like this. In fact I purchased 2 different formulas. I can see how this one would benefit younger skin, but it is rather dry and matte once applied and doesn't do a thing for mature skin with lines/wrinkles. My foundation still sunk into the lines. :(

         
        5.0

        Love this

        By Alyssa

        from Charlotte, NC

        About Me Trendy Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Lightweight
        • Long Lasting
        • Smooth

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types
          • Everyday

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

          This is so light and smooth! Unlike other primers I have tried, it doesn't make my skin oily. Definitely worth it!

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          5.0

          Used for a wedding and everyone's makeup stayed all 12 hours

          By Makeupartist

          from Denton texas

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

          Is great

           
          5.0

          A must have for velvety texture and long wearing makeup

          By Heather C

          from Chicago

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Easy To Apply
          • Lightweight
          • Long Lasting
          • Natural Looking
          • Noncomedogenic
          • Smooth
          • Smooths my 46 year old skin like a miracle

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

            As a light moisture and primer, the best

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair
             
            5.0

            Just what I was looking for!

            By Becky

            from Louisiana

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply
            • Smooth

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                Recommended by store manager who provided great assistance

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium
                 
                5.0

                FAVORITE PRIMER!

                By Nikki

                from New York

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                Absolutely perfect for any skin type. My mother, sister, cousin and I have all tried this and love it. This is my go to primer for awhile now. I just wish it wasn't so expensive! Although it does live up to expectations and does what it claims.

                 
                5.0

                My favorite primer

                By Elia

                from Lafayette, La

                About Me Classic Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                  I have super sensitive skin. I've tried many primers, each caused breakouts, dryness or irritation. Even the other colors available from smash box do not work for me. This is the only one so far. And it really works well too!

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Fair

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                  Get answers from in-house experts.

                  52 Questions | 52 Answers
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                  • 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
                  • Q:

                    Could I use this under a BB cream and then a foundation above both?
                    Asked on 7/21/2016 by Kassidy

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi There! Absolutely, we love using BB Cream under foundations. Your skin will look flawless!

                      Answered on 7/21/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    will this make my skin breakout?
                    Asked on 6/22/2016 by julia from san diego, CA

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Photo Finish Foundation Primer features a lightweight, oil-free formula for all skin types.

                      Answered on 6/23/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    Can this product be used as a moisturizer as well as primer? My skin is not very oily or dry. I like to keep my routine simple. Got the sample and couldn't believe how silky it felt on my skin!
                    Asked on 6/6/2016 by Bon from Dixon, CA

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi There! Isn't it wonderful! The Photo Finish Foundation Primer is not considered a moisturizer. We suggest using a moisturizing everyday to keep your skin looking it's best!

                      Answered on 6/7/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    Trying to figure out which formula works best for dark circles under eyes. Blend or Adjust? Or a different one, have some pores and redness as well on my skin.
                    Asked on 6/1/2016 by Julie from Newnan, georgia

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi There! For dark circles we suggest using the Hydrating Under Eye Primer. To reduce the appearance of redness and pores we suggest using the Photo Finish Primer Adjust.

                      Answered on 6/1/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    How many ounces are in this product?
                    Asked on 3/2/2016 by Keleigh from Tuscaloosa, AL

                    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 3/3/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
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