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Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil

Smashbox

Photo Finish Primer Oil

Item #: 2297602 Size: 1.0 oz

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FREE deluxe L.A. Lights and Photo Finish Primer with any $35 Smashbox purchase (offer valid 11/29/16-12/24/16 or while supplies last)

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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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Product Reviews

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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SmashboxPhoto Finish Primer Oil
 
4.5

(based on 116 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (51)
  • Effective (46)
  • Smells great (46)
  • Lightweight (41)
  • Moisturizes well (30)

Cons

  • Too greasy or heavy (4)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (76)
  • Women (25)
  • Deep moisturization (17)
  • After shower/bath (10)
  • Dry/chapped skin (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (29), Beauty conscious (25), Brand buyer (23), Survivalist / minimalist (11), Beauty expert (4)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (35), 10 minutes (16), 1+ hour (7)

Reviewed by 116 customers

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5.0

I would buy it again

By Lily

from Northridge ca.

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Deep Moisturization
    • Dryness

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil:

    Skin feels smooth holes monster very well giving you a glow

     
    3.0

    Primer Oil

    By Brittany

    from Arkansas

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Goes On Smoothly
    • Long Lasting
    • Moisturizes Well

    Cons

    • Too Greasy Or Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Deep Moisturization
    • Dryness

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil:

    Made my face look like I had worked out or spent all day working. My face felt like I had a mask on and felt like I needed to wash my face. My mom loves this primer oil and her make up actually looks better with using this so I guess it depends on your skin type and texture.

     
    4.0

    It's a keeper

    By Erika

    from Tennessee

    About Me Beauty Conscious, Minimalist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil:

      Love this product! Don't use too much or your skin will be oily. I use this along with the mattifying balm and my makeup stays great all day long.

       
      5.0

      This works WONDERS for my lizard skin!

      By Rachael

      from Fort Smith, AR

      About Me Beauty Conscious, Beauty Expert

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Deep Moisturization
        • Dryness

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil:

        I either use it alone as a moisturizer, or under my makeup as a primer. It leaves a greasy residue on the skin but after it soaks in, my skin feels like a baby's butt.

         
        5.0

        I really like!

        By Taylor

        from Sarasota, Fl

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil:

        I was looking for a cheaper dupe of the Farsali elixir and this is it! It's still pretty expensive but you get a LOT of product and a little goes a long way. I apply foundation to my wet makeup sponge and put about 4-5 drops of this oil over the foundation and then apply to my face. It works great and looks great!

         
        5.0

        love!!

        By Maribel

        from Riverside

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil:

        Perfect for really dry, sensitive skin. Even helped clear my skin from breakouts

         
        5.0

        My Favorite Winter Primer

        By Mrs Mike

        from Houston, TX

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Absorbs Quickly
        • Goes On Smoothly
        • Moisturizes Well

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Deep Moisturization
          • Dryness

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil:

          I have rosacea. In the summer, with the humidity, I use the primer foundation (silicone based) but now that the humidity is gone, my skin was too dry and I needed more hydration. This is a great alternative to add the extra moisture my skin really needs.

           
          4.0

          Enjoying this product so far

          By Vee

          from WI

          About Me Beauty Conscious, Minimalist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Absorbs Quickly
          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Long Lasting

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • After Shower/Bath
            • Dryness

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil:

            I love the dewy glow from using this product! I use it on days even when I don't wear makeup and I love it. I recommend it for dry skin.

             
            5.0

            Hydrates my dry skin

            By Alix Lola

            from New York, NY

            About Me Regular makeup wearer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Dryness

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil:

              I have VERY DRY skin (like a dry sponge, lol), so when I got a sample of the Smashbox Primer Oil, I waited to use it in the fall/winter when my skin feels tight and prone to windburn. It's now November and I pulled it out to try. WOW! From the moment I applied it under my makeup, I noticed a difference. My skin felt smooth and my makeup applied nicely. The best part is that my skin felt smooth, soft and hydrated all day! I did not feel the need to spritz a hydrating setting spray, which is my norm at around 3 pm. I've tried applying argan oil under my makeup, but it wears off by the afternoon. This Smashbox oil lasted and I'll be getting the full-size for sure -- I'm hoping this oil will get me through the winter w/o windburn. Very satisfied.

               
              5.0

              I would buy this product again

              By Adela cruz

              from Santa Ana

              About Me Minimalist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Moisturizes Well

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil:

                Your face,feels more smooth and clean

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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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