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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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Product Reviews

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SmashboxPhoto Finish Primer Oil
 
4.6

(based on 143 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Smells great (54)
  • Easy to use (51)
  • Goes on smoothly (49)
  • Moisturizes well (49)
  • Effective (46)

Cons

  • Too greasy or heavy (5)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (92)
  • Deep moisturization (25)
  • Women (25)
  • Dryness (22)
  • After shower/bath (18)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (36), Budget shopper (29), Brand buyer (23), Survivalist / minimalist (17), Beauty expert (10)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (35), 10 minutes (16), 1+ hour (7)

Reviewed by 143 customers

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5.0

I love my primer!

By Angel

from Coppell tx

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Long Lasting

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil:

      I got a sample in a monthly beauty box that I get. I fell in love with it instantly! It's a lil on the pricey side, but a lil goes a long way.

       
      5.0

      yes!

      By actually ashley

      from Boston, MA

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Absorbs Quickly
      • 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 really needed a good oil and a moisturizing primer for winter my skin is dry af so this seemed like the perfect choice and it definitely was. it absorbs fast, hydrates the skin and my makeup looks amazing on top of it. definitely will repurchase and definitely would recommend for dry skin.

         
        5.0

        My Holy Grail

        By gobbi

        from New York, New York

        About Me Minimalist, Skin Care Professional

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil:

          I have sensative skin and had suffered with hormonal acne for a couple years now. I bought this with a gift card I got for chrimas because I'm not much into 'makeup'. I've been using this for about a 1 1/2 months now and my skin is baby soft and acne free. I don't think this cured my acne (I stopped eating dairy which I think helped) but it definitely helped with the scarring! I highly recommend this product. I use it after everytime I was my face! I don't even use my moisturizer anymore! Well worth the price (:

           
          5.0

          Obsessed

          By Anna Satori

          from Arizona

          About Me Minimalist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Effective Sun Protection
          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Long Lasting
          • Moisturizes Well
          • Not Greasy
          • Smells Great

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Deep Moisturization

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil:

            I love this product so much. I'm not sure how I wasn't using this before. Sean a great salesman at the ulta near me recommended it and he was so right. Such an amazing primer, my skin has a "glow" or "dewy" hue to it. I get so many compliments. I use this before my makeup as a primer and love love love it!

             
            5.0

            Smachbox

            By Mg

            from Portland

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Moisturizes Well

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • After Shower/Bath
              • Dryness

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil:

              Loved it

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              fresh face

              By Phia

              from Buffalo, ny

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil:

              I absolutely love this oil. I use it after I wash my face and moisturize. And my skin looks radiant, dewy, and healthy. It also feels so soft and smooth. It's now officially apart of my skin care routine!!

               
              5.0

              This is a great skin product

              By Sharon

              from Marietta, GA

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Dryness

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil:

                I use this under my foundation & also have used it at night. Had a small sample & after using it decided to buy a full sized bottle.

                (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                It wasn't good for me

                By Pookie

                from San Jose

                About Me Minimalist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Bad Smell
                  • Too Greasy Or Heavy

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil:

                    It dried my skin out and made my face too shiny

                     
                    5.0

                    Awesome.

                    By Liz

                    from St.Louis

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil:

                        Makes my makeup feel smooth.

                         
                        5.0

                        When in Winter & Need an Extra Kick of Moisture...USE THIS!

                        By MTheMakeupJunkie

                        from MI

                        About Me Beauty Expert, Skin Care Professional

                        Pros

                        • Absorbs Quickly
                        • 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 was skeptical at first. An oil as a primer.
                          But that day it was below zero and my face was a flaky mess. So I sampled this. Wow. Wow. Wow. Then I went and purchased the biggie. After your shower and moisturizer is on and soaked in. Dab Dab dab and let this just soak in.
                          All Over your face and neck. Just like any other face primer. Don't overuse or it will be too greasy. Small dabs. And circle on. Soak in. Then apply your foundation as usual. And you will notice a nice dewey finish which is hard to get in the dried out wintertime.

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                          34 Questions | 34 Answers
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                          • 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
                          • Q:

                            if my foundations main ingredient is water, would this product not be a good primer to use?
                            Asked on 8/2/2016 by ashely from US

                            1 answer

                            • Brand Expert

                              A:

                              Hi There! You can use the Photo Finish Primer Oil under water based foundations. If you are looking for alternative to an oil based primer then try our Primer Water... you'll love the finish!

                              Answered on 8/4/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                          • Q:

                            Can it cause breakouts?
                            Asked on 7/21/2016 by Jen from US

                            1 answer

                            • Brand Expert

                              A:

                              Hi There! I'm not sure what ingredients will break your skin out, but Photo Finish Primer Oil is formulated to work for all skin types: dry, normal, even oily. It is a lightweight oil with no greasy residue.

                              Answered on 7/22/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                          • Q:

                            Good for sensitive skin?
                            Asked on 7/19/2016 by Cheers from London

                            1 answer

                            • Brand Expert

                              A:

                              Hi There! Photo Finish Primer Oil is excellent for sensitive skin! It contains a combination of oils that will help calm and soothe your skin.

                              Answered on 7/19/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                          • Q:

                            Does it work well on all type of skins?
                            Asked on 7/18/2016 by Squadsqush

                            1 answer

                            • Brand Expert

                              A:

                              Hi There! The Smashbox Photo finish Primer Oil is formulated for all skin types :)

                              Answered on 7/18/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
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