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Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil

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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 156 reviews)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Goes on smoothly (60)
  • Smells great (60)
  • Moisturizes well (59)
  • Easy to use (51)
  • Effective (46)

Cons

  • Too greasy or heavy (5)
  • Bad smell (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (104)
  • Deep moisturization (34)
  • Dryness (32)
  • Women (25)
  • After shower/bath (24)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (48), Budget shopper (29), Brand buyer (23), Survivalist / minimalist (18), Beauty expert (13)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (35), 10 minutes (16), 1+ hour (7)

Reviewed by 156 customers

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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!

         
        5.0

        Love this Primer for Dry Skin!!!!!!

        By Runner Girl

        from Morganton, NC

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Pros

        • Fantastic for very dry skin
        • Goes On Smoothly
        • Long Lasting
        • Makeup looks perfect over this
        • Minimizes fine lines and wrinkles
        • Moisturizes Well
        • Nice dewy look
        • Smells Great

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil:

          Love this stuff! It is awesome for very dry skin! My makeup used to bunch in my crow's feet. Between using this and No. 7 moisturizer and hydration mask my skin looks much younger! The fine lines have almost disappeared!

           
          5.0

          I love it!

          By Flower

          from Las Vegas

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Not Greasy

          Cons

          • Bad Smell

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Deep Moisturization

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil:

          I love it it makes my skin look amazing! The smell is not my favorite.

           
          5.0

          Perfect for dry, dehydrated skin

          By Isabella

          from Nashville, TN

          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've never been comfortable using a facial oil because I always assumed it would have a greasy residue, however this primer oil does not. I have very dry skin and this product is a lifesaver! I use it as a primer and I love how it makes my face feel dewy smooth and not cakey. Make sure you let it absorb into your skin before you put your foundation on though. Also, I use this in place of my moisturizer at night sometimes. Keep in mind a little goes a long way with this product-- you only need about 3 drops. Definitely worth the money!

             
            5.0

            Great For Dewey Looking Skin!!

            By Joy

            from St. John

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Goes On Smoothly
            • Not Greasy
            • Smells Great

            Cons

            • Not Long-Lasting

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Dryness

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil:

            Great For Mature skin. Leaves your face Dewey looking. I apply before foundation as a primer and again after for a more Dewey look.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Cannot wait to buy the full size!

            By Hetty

            from Oxford, MS

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Dryness

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil:

              I got a .13 fl oz sample in my Ipsy bag. That sample has lasted me using it pretty religiously for about two months! It only takes a small amount, I put a few drops all over my face before I do my "face" makeup and rub it evenly over. I'm fortunate to have clear skin but it is on the drier side and this product makes me look very dewy. If you're prone to oily skin I don't quite know if this product would work for you. It is a little spendy, considering how long the sample lasted though it seems like a pretty good deal in reality.

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              • 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
              • 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
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