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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 1037 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (839)
  • Lightweight (763)
  • Goes on smoothly (619)
  • Blends well (502)
  • Long-lasting (407)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Sensitive skin (264)
  • Normal skin (205)
  • Everyday (186)
  • Mature skin (185)
  • Full coverage (177)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (346), Budget shopper (262), Natural style (127), Classic style (89), Trendy style (43)

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5.0

I would buty it again and again!

By Z

from Las Vegas NV

About Me Trendy Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Lightweight
  • Long Lasting
  • Smooth

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

    Best foundation primer ever! Works great and it gives it smooth finish for your foundation and helps your makeup stay on longer.

     
    5.0

    Love this primer!!!

    By Masby

    from Wisconsin

    About Me Trendy Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday
      • Going Out

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

      Best primer that I've tried

       
      4.0

      It really works

      By Annie

      from Long Island, NY

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Lightweight
      • Smooth

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

          I was on the fence to purchase this primer because of the high price tag, but I desperately needed something to smooth my large pores; I have had them all my life. I have tried many different primers, even Benefit and none of them really worked that great. I received Photo Finish as a sample and I am really happy. Now I have to spend the money :) It really does refine the look of pores, and all though my skin is still not 100% smooth, its the best primer I have tried so far!

           
          5.0

          My favorite primer

          By Makeup Lover

          from Florida

          About Me Classic Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Smooth

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

            I love this primer. It goes on smooth hides my pores and provides a flawless base for my foundation.

             
            4.0

            Def. Works

            By Katy

            from Wilmington, DE

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Causes Breakouts

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types
            • Going Out

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

            I love the way this product looks and applies, and it feels lovely and super lightweight. However, both this product and the Smashbox Primer Water both cause me to break out, so I don't use it every day. Works great for going out or if you wear a lot of makeup one day though- just not so much for everyday use.

             
            5.0

            Love this primer!!!

            By Patti

            from Cedar Park

            About Me Classic 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:

              Photo finish leaves my face silky smooth! This is extremely important to keep my foundation for absorbing into my face. A silky shield of goodness!!!

               
              5.0

              Love this

              By Suzie

              from Iowa

              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
                • Everyday
                • Going Out
                • Travel

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                This is one of the first Primers on the market and sometimes back to basics is the best, as is the case for this one. Tried many others, but this is by far the best.

                 
                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.

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                      • Q:

                        IS this Photo Finish primer supposed to be clear? It looks white in the pictures, but the tube I received is clear and watery.
                        Asked on 4/26/2017 by Teresa from Pennsylvania

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi There! The Photo Finish Foundation Primer is clear, but should not be "watery."

                          Answered on 4/27/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                      • 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
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