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Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer

Smashbox

Photo Finish Foundation Primer

1.0 oz Item 2233964

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#1 Face Primer Brand In The USA*

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The first product developed at Smashbox Photo Studios L.A., Iconic Photo Finish Foundation Primer has been a makeup artist must-have for more than 15 years. It's still their #1-bestseller.

Benefits:
  • Makeup lasts hours and hours
  • Fills in fine lines and pores instantly
  • Glides on to give you a flawless finish
  • Lightweight and oil-free
  • Protects skin from environmental pollutants, damage and stress with antioxidants vitamin A, E and peptides
  • Ideal for all skin types
  • Cruelty-free

In a consumer study on 103 women after 1 week of use:
  • 93% saw blurred imperfections
  • 93% saw smoother skin
  • 91% saw minimized pores and lines
  • 95% said it helped makeup go on flawlessly
  • 94% said it worked well with their skin tone
  • 94% agreed foundation blended more easily

Formulated without parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate, phthalates, oil, fragrance and talc. Vegan friendly.

Click here to find your perfect Smashbox Photo Finish Primer!



  • Smooth a layer over clean, moisturized skin
  • Let it set for 15 seconds
  • Wear alone or under makeup
  • Can also be used over makeup for touchups

Studio tip: Try it in your hair to tame frizzies.
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 1211 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (991)
  • Lightweight (902)
  • Goes on smoothly (619)
  • Blends well (593)
  • Long-lasting (407)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (125)
  • Causes breakouts (43)
  • Doesn't stay on (39)
  • Doesn't work (27)
  • Poor coverage (27)

Best Uses

  • Sensitive skin (311)
  • Everyday (296)
  • All skin types (220)
  • Normal skin (205)
  • Mature skin (185)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (346), Budget shopper (262), Natural style (193), Classic style (151), Trendy style (67)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

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5.0

I love this product

By SJ Mom

from Charlotte NC

About Me Classic Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types
    • Everyday

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

    I use this product under my concealer. It goes on smooth it's very light I would definitely recommend this to a friend.

     
    5.0

    Great primer! Silky soft

    By Modere

    from Atlanta

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types
      • Everyday

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

      Great primer a very tiny amount does entire face.

       
      5.0

      Awesome Product for Oily Skin!

      By Ms. Kay

      from California

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

        Controls my oily skin.

         
        5.0

        Love the smooth application

        By Jes

        from Murfreesboro

        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:

          Love this product, and love that Smashbox is now cruelty free!!

           
          5.0

          Have been buying this for years

          By Angie

          from Connecticut

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Smooth

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Sensitive Skin

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

            Im 23 and i have been using this primer since i was 18. Love how smooth it is on my skin! I'll keep buying :)

             
            5.0

            Love it

            By Vrandi

            from Southside alabama

            About Me Classic Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply
            • Lightweight
            • Smooth

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Skin Types
              • Everyday

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

              Great primer

               
              5.0

              Best primer on the market

              By AGold

              from American Fork, UT

              About Me Classic Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Long Lasting
              • Smooth

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Skin Types

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                Silky smooth primer that feels and looks great. A little goes a long way and lasts all day.

                 
                4.0

                I Likey

                By Kay

                from PA

                About Me Trendy Style

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday
                  • Going Out
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                  I was a little skeptical purchasing, I actually wanted the travel size...Anywho... I knew this primer was the ish; when my sister Asked, did I airbrush my makeup? Girl! It must be my new primer.

                   
                  5.0

                  This stuff is magical! Feels so silky! Love it!

                  By Lynn

                  from Savannah ga

                  About Me Classic Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Lightweight
                  • Smooth

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday

                    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                    Under my makeup

                     
                    5.0

                    make up primer for foundation

                    By misspriss

                    from Rancho Santa Margarita, Ca

                    About Me Natural Style

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • All Skin Types
                      • Everyday

                      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                      apply before foundation with a sponge

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                      85 Questions | 85 Answers
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                      • Q:

                        I have combination skin, dry patches here and there and a very oily t-zone, nose, and chin. Which primer would work best on my skin type
                        Asked on 11/3/2017 by Jane from Hatfield, PA

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi There! We suggest Primer Oil. It's formulated with 15 essential oils to improve dry skin... you might even find you're less oily. If you happen to get oily throughout the day in your T-Zone us the Primer Stick to touch-up.

                          Answered on 11/6/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                      • Q:

                        Does this work best if you apply foundation immediately after applying primer, or do you need to wait for it to dry first? Never used a primer before.
                        Asked on 10/20/2017 by lunakitty from Bismarck, US

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi There! You do not need to wait for the Photo Finish Foundation Primer to dry. You can apply your foundation whenever you are ready.

                          Answered on 10/23/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                      • Q:

                        is this a matte primer?
                        Asked on 7/19/2017 by fatty06 from US

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi There! The Photo Finish Foundation Primer is considered to have a matte finish.

                          Answered on 7/20/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                      • Q:

                        Can I use 2 primers at the same time? The one that gives you a flawless look (clear primer) and the one that's for sensitive skin.
                        Asked on 7/9/2017 by Smiley from undisclosed

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi There! You only need to use one primer. Both will leave your skin looking flawless.

                          Answered on 7/12/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                      • Q:

                        I don't use foundation only BB cream does this primer work well with BB cream as well ???
                        Asked on 7/8/2017 by Noura from New York

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi There! The Photo Finish Foundation Primer works well under BB Cream.

                          Answered on 7/12/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                      • Q:

                        Does this primer work for a dry nose and just have a little oils here and there but I think I have normal to dry skin or should I get the hydrating one that keeps oils away and hydrates my skin idk which one because I'll be going to get one of them on Tuesday
                        Asked on 6/17/2017 by Bethany from Red bluff California

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi There! We suggest the Hydrating Primer to address your skin concerns. It will hydrate and control oil.

                          Answered on 6/20/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                      • Q:

                        Hello! I am very acne prone skin, and I was wondering if the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer would cause me to breakout? Thanks!
                        Asked on 5/27/2017 by Anna from Minneapolis, MN

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi There! The Photo Finish Foundation Primer is made for all skin types. We suggest sampling it on your forearm to test for skin sensitivities.

                          Answered on 5/30/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                      • 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
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