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Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil

Smashbox

Photo Finish Primer Oil

Item #: 2297602 Size: 1.0 oz

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Power of a primer with the luxury of a face oil.

Fall in love with your skin - before you put on makeup - with the first ever primer specially formulated in a lightweight, lustrous oil. This fast-absorbing hero blend of 15 essential and lipid-rich plant oils penetrate instantly to moisturize your face for seamless foundation application with a dewy, youthful finish. In fact, you might think twice before you reach for your makeup.

Why it's unique:

Studio artists love face oils for their liquid luminosity and rely on Smashbox primers to prep skin for makeup. So it felt like a win-win to develop a breakthrough formula with the pay-off of both cult products. This signature blend is the perfect fusion of 15 oils like jojoba, Arabica and argan - all handpicked for their known skin benefits. To de-stress your morning routine, calming chamomile and lavender oils sooth senses while the light veil reduces the appearance of dry, fine lines and makes you glow. Add a drop to Smashbox's Studio Skin foundation for a natural, second-skin look without sacrificing any coverage.

Benefits:

  • Softens complexion to make foundation look like skin
  • Instantly absorbs and adds radiance
  • 15 essential and lipid-rich plant oils including moisturizing jojoba and calming chamomile
  • Morning and evening application adds increased moisture in just 4 weeks
  • Apply a few drops to split-ends, cuticles, elbows and clavicle for a dewy, youthful sheen.

Formulated without parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate, phthalates, silicone and talc.

"It always starts with a great canvas in the studio and radiant skin looks younger and healthier on camera." - Davis Factor, Founder and Photographer

#1 FACE PRIMER BRAND IN THE USA*

*Source: NPD US Prestige Beauty Tracking Service, 12 months ending October 2015



Using fingertips, massage two drops onto clean skin. Use morning and night. Let primer absorb into skin before applying makeup.

Studio hack: "This primer oil is so versatile. I add it to concealer to thin it out to a tinted moisturizer or mix a drop with loose powder blush for a natural glow." - Lori Taylor, Global Pro Lead Artist
Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Squalane, Tocopherol, Anogeissus Leiocarpus Bark Extract, Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Seed Extract, Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) Extract / Extrait D'orge, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Extract, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Calophyllum Inophyllum (Tamanu) Seed Oil, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Rosa Canina (Rose) Fruit Oil, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Oil, Cholesterol, Water / Aqua / Eau, Polysorbate 60, Linoleic Acid, Linalool, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate.

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 Primer Oil
 
4.6

(based on 161 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Goes on smoothly (64)
  • Moisturizes well (63)
  • Smells great (61)
  • Easy to use (51)
  • Absorbs quickly (48)

Cons

  • Too greasy or heavy (6)
  • Bad smell (3)
  • Doesn't absorb well (3)
  • Not long-lasting (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (107)
  • Deep moisturization (35)
  • Dryness (35)
  • Women (25)
  • After shower/bath (24)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (52), Budget shopper (29), Brand buyer (23), Survivalist / minimalist (18), Beauty expert (14)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (35), 10 minutes (16), 1+ hour (7)

Reviewed by 161 customers

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5.0

Love this product!!

By Cat

from Corpus christi

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Absorbs Quickly
  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Long Lasting
  • Moisturizes Well
  • Not Greasy
  • Smells Great

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Dryness

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil:

    I use this product everyday as a primer before my foundation. I absolutely love it and dries fairly quickly and leaves my makeup looking flawless. Is a little pricey but a little goes a long way and is well worth it.

     
    1.0

    Not a primer

    By B

    from Alaska

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Doesn't Absorb Well
      • Not Long-Lasting
      • Too Greasy Or Heavy

      Best Uses

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil:

        This product made the makeup run off my face after a few hours..

         
        5.0

        Yes! Great under make up.

        By Pepper

        from Bentonville, AR

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Pros

        • Absorbs Quickly
        • Goes On Smoothly
        • Long Lasting
        • Moisturizes Well
        • Not Greasy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Deep Moisturization

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil:

          I use this oil on cleansed and prepped skin before applying make up. Two drops for under my eyes, forehead and smile lines. Absorbs quickly and makes make up look like it's your skin not on top of an oil. A little goes a long way. This product can be used at bedtime after your night time routine. Does not have an odor and this product will last forever! Highly recommend for mature skin. Love it!

           
          5.0

          Pleasantly surprised

          By Hnybuny

          from Oakley, California

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Moisturizes Well
          • Not Greasy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Dryness

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil:

            I've been having a lot of dryness especially on my forehead. Make-up not even cc creams blend well. Now with this product it seems to beat that problem and does not cause pore clogging or break outs.

             
            5.0

            A miracle in a bottle

            By Brittany L

            from Cincinnati OH

            About Me Beauty Expert

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Absorbs Quickly
            • Goes On Smoothly
            • Long Lasting
            • Moisturizes Well
            • Not Greasy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Dryness

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil:

              I am seriously in love with this primer oil. I have combination skin with dry patches. I like matte foundation, and usually I get left looking flaky. I started using this primer on my face prior to applying and there are no more flaky patches. I haven't had any breakouts from the product either. It's a must have in my book.

               
              3.0

              Makeup stays, but still oily

              By Lovemymakeup

              from New Jersey

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Goes On Smoothly
              • Long Lasting

              Cons

              • Bad Smell

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Deep Moisturization

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil:

              I purchased this product a few days ago. I have been trying millions of primers & lotions to control my oily skin, but nothing works for me. I read good reviews on this product being very helpful with oily skin. The product goes on smoothly, keeps makeup set all day, and moisturizes well. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem like it's doing much for my excessive oil production. I am going to give it a few more tries, but the product was very pricey, and I may have to return it and try yet another primer to control this nasty oil!!

               
              4.0

              Good primer

              By Maddie

              from Albuquerque, NM

              About Me Beauty Conscious, Beauty Expert

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Goes On Smoothly
              • Long Lasting
              • Moisturizes Well
              • Smells Great

              Cons

              • Only works with certain foundations

              Best Uses

              • After Shower/Bath
              • Daily Use
              • Deep Moisturization
              • Dryness

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil:

              I use this product morning and night. Before and after makeup application. It works best with oil-based foundations and does a great job at moisturizing. Unfortunately, I can't use any oil-free foundations with it because.. oil and water separate!

               
              5.0

              Recomendable

              By Liz

              from Perris, california

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Goes On Smoothly
              • Long Lasting
              • Moisturizes Well

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • After Shower/Bath
                • Daily Use
                • Deep Moisturization
                • Dryness

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil:

                I used to just throw on a moisturizer but this works as a moisturizer and yes its a little pricy but it will last way longer then any moisturizer ^_^.. I use this daily after shower, after i wash my face keeps my face hydrated but you need remember a little goes a long long way, otherwise it might be too oily. And i also notised a difference in my makeup looks way better smoother and no cracking on the edges of my nose. I love this.. although smells a little different but i can live with that.

                 
                5.0

                Primer Oil

                By None

                from Springfield IL

                About Me Beauty Conscious, Minimalist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Absorbs Quickly
                • Moisturizes Well

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • After Shower/Bath
                  • Daily Use
                  • Deep Moisturization
                  • Dryness

                  Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil:

                   
                  5.0

                  Game changer

                  By Kimberly

                  from Philadelphia

                  About Me Beauty Conscious

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Moisturizes Well

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use

                    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil:

                    I have combination skin that consistently has super dry patches that prevent makeup from looking smooth on my skin. I started using this in the morning before makeup (leaving plenty of time for it to absorb before applying makeup) and also use it before bed. Not only have my dry patches gone away, but the appearances of fine lines have also been minimized. I will definitely keep buying this!

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                    • Q:

                      hello.. is it non-comedogenic?
                      Asked on 3/20/2017 by edna from georgia

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Smashbox does not make non-comedogenic claims. Photo Finish Primer Oil works for all skin types: dry, normal, even oily. It is a lightweight oil with no greasy residue. We recommend applying this product after any treatments/serums, moisturizer, and before your foundation.

                        Answered on 3/20/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                    • Q:

                      Would this help with anti aging needs? I noticed it had some really good oils in it used in anti aging products.
                      Asked on 3/3/2017 by val

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi There! Yes, the Photo Finish Primer Oil is "Like' a serum. It contains many oils that are anti aging and hydrating.

                        Answered on 3/6/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                    • Q:

                      I only have started using it for 3-4 days and have seen my face becoming dry. Should i carry on using it?
                      Asked on 2/18/2017 by Cammy from London

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi There! The Photo Finish Primer Oil should hydrate your skin. If you continue to feel dry we suggest the Hydrating Primer.

                        Answered on 2/21/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                    • Q:

                      Will this product work with oil based foundation? Also will it fill in pores and fine lines? Thanks:)
                      Asked on 2/14/2017 by Wjwhit from Chesapeake, va

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi There! We suggest Primer Light for oil based foundations. This will fill in pores and fine lines.

                        Answered on 2/17/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                    • Q:

                      I have seen people using an oil like this and then cream contour kits to apply foundation, can the oil be used to do that?
                      Asked on 10/31/2016 by lashsergeant from maryland

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi There! The Photo Finish Primer Oil can be used under cream contours and foundations. It's the perfect paring!

                        Answered on 10/31/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                    • Q:

                      I have really dry skin over my eye area... so I was just wondering if when you say 'all over' it applies to the eyes too... like can I blend product over my eyes as well?
                      Asked on 9/29/2016 by Vanessa from Chicago, IL

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi There! The Photo Finish Primer Oil has not been tested for use on the eyes. We recommend hydrating the lids with an eye cream and using our Under Eye Hydrating Primer.

                        Answered on 10/3/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                    • Q:

                      If I use a moisturizer then apply the primer but don't feel like applying makeup that day will that help my skin or should I just stick with moisturizer for that day?
                      Asked on 9/28/2016 by Lizzard from Houston, TX

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi There! Yes, suing the primer over moisturizer will definitely help your skin. Alone it will even texture and minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Overall, you'll have a smoother look.

                        Answered on 10/3/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                    • Q:

                      Can I use this under a matte foundation?
                      Asked on 9/27/2016 by Lee from Lake Grove, NY

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi There! Yes you can. Your skin will absorb the oils it needs from the Primer Oil while leaving its surface prepped for foundation. It will not effect the appearance of your foundation.

                        Answered on 10/1/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                    • Q:

                      Can primer oil be used as a lip elixir??
                      Asked on 9/7/2016 by Pm

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi There! I often use the primer oil on my lips. It's my perfect lip conditioner!

                        Answered on 9/8/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                    • Q:

                      do you have to put it on directly on your skin or can you put it you brush and smooth it over?
                      Asked on 9/5/2016 by Jocelyn from US

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi There! We suggest apply one to two drops of Photo Finish Primer Oil Directly to your skin using your fingertips.

                        Answered on 9/5/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
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