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Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer

Smashbox

Photo Finish Foundation Primer

Item #: 2233964 Size: 1.0 oz

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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.

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  • 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 1174 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (959)
  • Lightweight (871)
  • Goes on smoothly (619)
  • Blends well (573)
  • Long-lasting (407)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (125)
  • Causes breakouts (43)
  • Doesn't stay on (37)
  • Too greasy (27)
  • Poor coverage (26)

Best Uses

  • Sensitive skin (304)
  • Everyday (274)
  • All skin types (207)
  • Normal skin (205)
  • Mature skin (185)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (346), Budget shopper (262), Natural style (181), Classic style (135), Trendy style (64)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

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5.0

LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS!!!!

By SHARIE

from WICHITA FALLS,TX

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

      LOVE THIS STUFF. MAKEUP STAYS GOOD ALL DAY LONG

       
      5.0

      Great product

      By Sharon

      from Scottsdale, Az

      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

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

        This product really does help diminish and even out skin for applying a nice even foundation. And it is much more reasonable in price.

         
        5.0

        This is a fantastic primer! I've gone threw about 3 bottles!

        By Fawn

        from North las vegas

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

          I apply it all over my face to create a smooth base.

           
          5.0

          lovee

          By hlh

          from yx

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

          amazonh

           
          5.0

          YES!!

          By Cece

          from Berkeley, CA

          About Me Classic 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:

            This is the best primer!! Just need a small amount and you can feel the difference on your skin; keeps foundation on all day..,LOVE!

             
            5.0

            This is my personal go-to everyday!!

            By Ally

            from Pennsylvania

            About Me Trendy Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

            I personally wear makeup everyday, and I absolutely LOVE this primer!

             
            5.0

            Love it!

            By Kate

            from West Palm Beach, FL

            Pros

            • Blends Well
            • Easy To Apply
            • Lightweight
            • Smooth

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                My make up looks so much better after using this primer!

                 
                4.0

                Itchy...

                By AMY CAMERON

                from HAMILTON, OH

                About Me Classic Style

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy To Apply
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Irritates Skin

                Best Uses

                • All Skin Types

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                This primer makes my foundation stay on, but it makes my face itch so bad!! I tried switching foundations and setting powders before realizing the problem was this primer. I thought it would be fine because I use the porefessional all the time, but oh my god this just makes my face itch so bad! No idea why either.

                 
                5.0

                ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS PRODUCT!!!

                By HEATHER < 3

                from RIVERVIEW, FL.

                About Me Classic 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:

                  THIS PRODUCT GOES ON SO SMOOTH ITS LIKE WEARING NOTHING AT ALL!

                   
                  5.0

                  Very lightweight!

                  By Belindaa

                  from Chicago Illinois

                  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 primer before applying foundation. All you need is about four pea sized amounts.

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                    80 Questions | 80 Answers
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                    • 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
                    • 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
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