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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 & 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 136 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Smells great (52)
  • Easy to use (51)
  • Effective (46)
  • Goes on smoothly (44)
  • Moisturizes well (44)

Cons

  • Too greasy or heavy (5)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (88)
  • Women (25)
  • Deep moisturization (22)
  • Dryness (18)
  • After shower/bath (15)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (33), Budget shopper (29), Brand buyer (23), Survivalist / minimalist (15), Beauty expert (10)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (35), 10 minutes (16), 1+ hour (7)

Reviewed by 136 customers

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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.

             
            5.0

            The best!

            By A. Omega

            from Atlanta

            About Me Beauty Conscious, Minimalist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil:

              I love this oil. I wear it under foundation, or wear it alone on makeup free days. Light but moisturizing.

               
              5.0

              Just amazing

              By Mercedezc

              from Wichita Falls,tx

              About Me Beauty Conscious, Beauty Expert

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil:

                I lov how my face feels and how my makeup just glides on

                 
                5.0

                fave

                By Tiff

                from Annapolis, MD

                About Me Beauty Conscious

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Dryness

                  Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil:

                  I was starting to worry that the Studio Skin foundation wasn't right for me. However, becausei never had the issue previously I realized it's winter time my skin dried out and that it needed some hydration. I use this and the regular primer. My makeup is now flawless.

                   
                  5.0

                  LOVE IT

                  By Nicole the College Student

                  from Cedar Falls, Iowa

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Absorbs Quickly
                  • Goes On Smoothly
                  • Moisturizes Well

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use
                    • Dryness

                    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil:

                    Coming from a girl with dry skin, this product is incredible! I put it on before my foundation and sometimes in my foundation and my skin feels greatly nourished! Just be careful, because if you put too much on, it takes a bit to absorb.

                     
                    5.0

                    Great for dry skin

                    By Tiffany

                    from Atlanta

                    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil:

                    I've tried a lot of primers but I repurchased this one. It is pricey but you only need a few drops per use, so my last bottle lasted 6 months. I have very (very) dry skin and always had a problem with a flaky forehead. This gives me all-day smooth, flake-free makeup.

                     
                    5.0

                    LOVE THIS PRODUCT

                    By jshirl

                    from concord nc

                    About Me Minimalist

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Use
                      • Dryness

                      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil:

                      Use this everyday!

                       
                      5.0

                      LA LA LOVED IT!!!

                      By Ash

                      from Mississippi

                      About Me Beauty Expert

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Absorbs Quickly
                      • Goes On Smoothly
                      • Not Greasy

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • With cream makeup

                        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil:

                        I love this. I added this to my cream contour palettes and my brow pots. It worked wonders! My brow pots are now no longer dried up! Adding this to my cream contour kits allows them to go on smoother!

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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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