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Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil

Smashbox

Photo Finish Primer Oil

Item #: 2297602 Size: 1.0 oz

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Smashbox's Photo Finish Primer Oil is non-acnegenic and dermatologist-tested. Morning and evening application adds increased moisture in just four weeks. Not ideal for oily skin.

Benefits:
  • Preps skin for makeup
  • Moisturizes for seamless makeup application
  • Instantly absorbs and adds radiance
  • Reduces the appearance of dry fine lines
  • Blended with 15 lipid-rich plant extracts and essential oils including moisturizing jojoba + calming chamomile
  • Strengthens the skin's barrier

In a consumer study on 100 women after 1 use:
  • 96% said skin felt moisturized
  • 95% said it quickly absorbed into skin
  • 92% said skin felt nourished

In a consumer study on 100 women after 1 week of use:
  • 95% said skin didn't feel greasy or slick
  • 89% said makeup looked good all day
  • 87% felt foundation blended more easily

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

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  • Using fingertips, massage two drops onto clean skin
  • Use morning and night
  • Allow primer to absorb into skin before applying makeup
  • Use over makeup
  • Pat it above cheekbones for an extra dewy glow

Studio tip: Apply a few drops to split ends, cuticles, elbows and clavicle for a dewy, youthful sheen.
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

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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SmashboxPhoto Finish Primer Oil
 
4.6

(based on 176 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Goes on smoothly (77)
  • Moisturizes well (75)
  • Smells great (66)
  • Absorbs quickly (58)
  • Easy to use (51)

Cons

  • Too greasy or heavy (7)
  • Bad smell (4)
  • Doesn't absorb well (3)
  • Not long-lasting (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (119)
  • Deep moisturization (44)
  • Dryness (43)
  • After shower/bath (26)
  • Women (25)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (62), Budget shopper (29), Brand buyer (23), Survivalist / minimalist (20), Beauty expert (17)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (35), 10 minutes (16), 1+ hour (7)

Reviewed by 176 customers

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4.0

i love it only if it didn't smell weird

By mariee

from Stockton Ca

About Me Minimalist

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Bad Smell

Best Uses

  • Daily Use

Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil:

i use this before i apply my foundation i absolutely love it just it has a bit of an uncomfortable smell

 
4.0

Wonderful

By Tracy

from Sacramento, ca

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil:

    Great

     
    5.0

    Must have for parched skin

    By Hot Mama

    from Oklahoma

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Deep Moisturization
      • Dryness

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil:

      I cannot get over this stuff. I've tried soooooo many primers for my ridiculous dry skin and even the hydrating ones don't help. This oil under my makeup makes me look flawless. It's the only thing I've found that keeps foundation from bunching around my really dry areas. I received it in an Ipsy bag and it's almost gone. I rarely buy higher end products but this is the one thing I plan to break my budget to purchase. I will die if they discontinue this product.

       
      5.0

      Holy grail for dry skin!

      By Jas

      from FL

      About Me Beauty Conscious, Beauty Expert, Skin Care Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Does not fill pores

      Best Uses

      • Deep Moisturization
      • Dryness

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil:

      If you have dry, flaky skin please use this! It's not greasy and absorbs rather quickly for an oil. Dry skinned people your makeup will go on so much smoother with this. Only con, doesn't fill in pores. So I go in with a pore filling primer in my problem areas.

       
      5.0

      Dry Skin Lifesaver

      By TanyaMel

      from Alexandria, VA

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Pros

      • Goes On Smoothly
      • Long Lasting
      • Moisturizes Well

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil:

        THIS. STUFF. HERE. IS. HEAVEN. SENT. I have the dryest skin of life, y'all. This has been one of the only things to help prime my skin before makeup, so I don't resemble the Sahara desert. It does have a bit of a "greasy" consistency/feel, but it doesn't clog pores or break you out or anything. It keeps my makeup looking smooth and as a bonus, moisturizes my skin. I have read quite a few reviews of this working very well for oily skin too, so if you don't have dry skin, I wouldn't count this out before you try it!

         
        5.0

        I would buy this again

        By Sueschan

        from Boynton beach fl.

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Goes On Smoothly
        • Moisturizes Well

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil:

          It lets me put on my
          makeup better

           
          5.0

          I buy this product again and again

          By Jenny

          from CT

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • After Shower/Bath
            • Daily Use
            • Deep Moisturization

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil:

            This is called a primer, but I use it everyday whether I'm applying makeup or not. It moisturizes my skin so well and keeps me feeling great all day.

             
            5.0

            Amazing if you have dry skin

            By mmelanieryann

            from Cincinnati

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Absorbs Quickly
            • Moisturizes Well
            • Smells Great

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Deep Moisturization
              • Dryness

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil:

              I have super dry skin all year round. I use this in the morning as my moisturizer to prep my skin for makeup. I've also used it on my no makeup days. It makes my skin look beautiful, healthy, and glowy.

               
              3.0

              Not for oily skin, but can be good as moisturizer at night

              By yumko

              from Marysville,Wa

              About Me Beauty Conscious, Beauty Expert

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Goes On Smoothly
              • Moisturizes Well

              Cons

              • Too Greasy Or Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Deep Moisturization

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil:

              for my combination skin, only use around side of my lips where dry flakey area.
              I regret using it all over my face because make up melted after lunch time...not for oily skin.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Hesitant At First

              By Melissa

              from Kingston, NY

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Pros

              • Goes On Smoothly

              Cons

              • Cost

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Thinning Foundation

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil:

              I have oily skin and I wasn't about to add any more oil to my skin in the form of a moisturizer HOWEVER when looking to thin down my Studio Fix I asked an employee at Ulta and she recommended this because it is a light oil. I add a single drop and it works wonders. My foundation has never looked so smooth! I will say I have since then purchased another generic light oil that works just as well at 1/4 of the price hence my star rating.

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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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