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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 768 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Goes on smoothly (619)
  • Easy to apply (618)
  • Lightweight (568)
  • Long-lasting (407)
  • Blends well (378)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Normal skin (205)
  • Sensitive skin (201)
  • 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 (20), Classic style (8), Trendy style (4)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (360), Medium (318), Deep (29)

Reviewed by 768 customers

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4.0

Really love it! Completely worth it to try!

By Bri

from Irvine, Ca

About Me Classic Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • A little goes a LONG way!
  • Easy To Apply
  • Easy To Take-off
  • Smooth
  • Works well on under eye lines

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

    At first I wasn't a fan, almost returned it but it must have been sitting on the shelves a while, I just shook it & every time after has been fine (shook it just 1x, not every time).
    My mom LOVED it so I tried it with little hope but I end up using less if my makeup bc it spreads just like it should. It def makes the skin look more flawless. I don't have Lrg pores but I have bags under my eyes and it helps with concealer application!

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    5.0

    Will always use it!

    By You better blend well or else

    from Orlando, FL

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

      I'm not a makeup lover, I wear it out of necessity. My biggest beef with makeup is that it NEVER lasts, but this primer makes my look last ALL DAY. It also makes my concealer and any cream product go farther!

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      5.0

      Can't do without this !

      By SUZ

      from GA

      About Me Classic Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Easy To Apply
      • Lightweight
      • Smooth

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday
        • great product to use prior to makeup application

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

        This product ranks right up there with Estée Lauder Illusionist as a pre makeup product. My makeup base just glides on over this. No pulling and tugging of the skin. LOVE this stuff !!

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        4.0

        Smooth finish

        By Rochester5

        from Rochester, WI

        About Me Classic Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • 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:

          I tried a different product that seemed to clog my pores, yet I loved the feel. Got a sample of the Smash box and liked it also, and my pores were fine. Will use this product for now on.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          4.0

          I will continue to use this product.

          By Jen

          from Oakbrook, Il

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday
            • Going Out

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

            I use this product generally everyday. Thus was a recommendation from a staff member at ultra. Great recommendation!

             
            5.0

            Will buy again and again

            By TJ

            from Kansas

            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

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

              I use this everyday. Gives a smooth look to my skin

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair
               
              5.0

              yum

              By Olivia

              from Boise Idaho

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

              Love it such a soft primer... Also love that it has a seal on the dispenser you must remove to use... Which is fantastic I love knowing nobody else has used it before which can be a problem at ulta

               
              5.0

              would buy again

              By Tattedaka

              from Montgomery al

              About Me Natural Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Easy To Take-off
              • Good Pigmentation
              • Lightweight
              • Natural Looking
              • Smooth

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Skin Types

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                Love the smooth feel of it

                • Skin Tone:
                • Deep
                 
                5.0

                This is one of my favorite all time product. I use it daily!

                By Dyannamom

                from Canton, GA

                About Me Natural Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • All Skin Types

                  Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                  The product serves as the base of my facial make up products and delivers a great smoothe 1st step to make everything else look even and more finished. It also has an SPF 20 which enhances its already GREAT profile. One of my all time favorite products.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Fair
                   
                  5.0

                  I'm never without this!

                  By Sandi B

                  from Columbia, SC

                  About Me Natural Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • All Skin Types
                    • Everyday

                    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                    In the winter, I blend this with a small amount of foundation to make my own BB cream. It works wonders and never looks like I even have makeup on--except for the smoothness to my complexion. In the summer, I use it alone and it adds a softness to my complexion and doesn't mask the natural summer color in my skin.

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Fair

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                    47 Questions | 47 Answers
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                    • 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
                    • Q:

                      I'm looking to hide premature wrinkles. Does this emphasize lines like some foundations or will it conceal/fill them in?
                      Asked on 3/1/2016 by KT

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi There! Photo Finish Foundation Primer smooths the appearance of fine lines and creates a perfect canvas for foundation with a lightweight & oil-free blend of vitamins A & E, grape seed extract and green tea.

                        Answered on 3/1/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                    • Q:

                      what size is this product?
                      Asked on 2/29/2016 by covergirl from US

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Photo Finish foundation Primer is 1.0 oz, and just a small pea size is needed per application!

                        Answered on 3/1/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                    • Q:

                      Does this product contain soy?
                      Asked on 2/24/2016 by happy shopper

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        This product does not contain soy.

                        Answered on 2/25/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                    • Q:

                      I have used the Smashbox "green" primer and color corrector and like it alot. I think it blurs the lines and pores. I like to use with and without foundation. How would it compare to this one?
                      Asked on 2/9/2016 by Beauty product lover from Fort Myers, FL

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Please view Smashbox's primer comparison chart to compare the different available primer formulas and determine which one is perfect for you based on your skin type and concerns!

                        http://www.ulta.com/shade-finders/smashbox-primer-chart/

                        Answered on 2/15/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                    • Q:

                      What are the ingredients and why are they not listed like other products list ingredients? I need the exact ingredients!
                      Asked on 1/24/2016 by Love Cosmetics

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Smashbox does not permit us to disclose ingredients for their products at Ulta.com, and instead they request that all ingredients inquiries please be directed to their Customer Care team at toll-free 1-877-698-4301. We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you!

                        Answered on 1/25/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
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