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Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil

Smashbox

Photo Finish Primer Oil

1.0 oz Item 2297602

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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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SmashboxPhoto Finish Primer Oil
 
4.6

(based on 183 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Goes on smoothly (84)
  • Moisturizes well (81)
  • Smells great (71)
  • Absorbs quickly (64)
  • Long lasting (56)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Daily use (124)
  • Deep moisturization (48)
  • Dryness (48)
  • After shower/bath (30)
  • Women (25)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (67), Budget shopper (29), Brand buyer (23), Survivalist / minimalist (23), Beauty expert (18)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (35), 10 minutes (16), 1+ hour (7)

Reviewed by 183 customers

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5.0

I would definitely buy this again!

By Kate

from Indiana

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil:

    I really like this product. Since I have started using it my skin has started clearing up and those stubborn dry patches around my nose have disappeared. It does take awhile for it to absorb into the skin, but once it does it isn't greasy at all. It makes my foundation glide on really well too.

     
    5.0

    My second time to purchase this product.

    By Mary

    from Las Vegas

    About Me 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:

      I used it before applying foundation

       
      5.0

      Best primer I've used!

      By Jessica

      from Houston

      About Me Beauty Conscious, Beauty Expert

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Dryness
        • Long lasting

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil:

        I have dry skin and I've used pretty much all primers. My fave has to be this Oil. It's not greasy. I used it during a triathlon and it Legit kept my makeup on! I didn't even use a setting spray! My go to primer for dry skin.

         
        5.0

        Absolutely LOVE!!

        By Robin

        from Baltimore Maryland

        About Me Beauty Conscious, Minimalist

        Pros

        • Absorbs Quickly
        • Effective Sun Protection
        • Goes On Smoothly
        • Long Lasting
        • Makes skin look and feel fabulous!
        • Moisturizes Well
        • Not Greasy
        • Smells Great

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil:

          I just found this while looking for oils. Not looking for primers as I have always had bad luck with primers and my skin not being a good combination. I actually did not buy the first time I saw it but couldnt stop thinking about it so I went back to purchase and I couldnt be happier. I am almost 48 and not a huge fan of face make up but I put this on and a small amount of CC cream and wow. I will wear this 24/7 as it makes my skin look and feel great but when I have to wear make this is a must first. I dont know what I would do if I ran out...

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Love I!!

          By Misty

          from Missouri

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Absorbs Quickly
          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Long Lasting

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil:

            I use it daily!!

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            I love it.

            By Beckie

            from San Pablo, CA

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil:

              I love using this. I put it on after washing my face and before putting on my makeup. Gives my face an extra smooth feel and smells great.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Amazing!

              By Peaches

              from MI

              About Me Minimalist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Absorbs Quickly
              • Goes On Smoothly
              • Moisturizes Well

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • After Shower/Bath
                • Deep Moisturization
                • Dryness

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil:

                I bought this because I was looking for a good face primer for my dry skin and some reviews online that I had read was that this product along with the Smashbox Photofinish primer were a great combination. When I looked at the price tag for each I did not like that the price was so high, but people say you get what you pay for. I've always bought cheap moisturizers because they were cheap but since I was struggling so bad with dry skin I seriously splurged. It was totally worth it though for the oil because not only does it moisturize it helped to even out some of the redness on my face; which was a huge surprise. I use this in the morning after I get out of the shower, let it soak in a bit and add a moisturizer on top and my face feels so great. I also use it at night as a nighttime oil. So good!

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                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

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  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.

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                    • Q:

                      I use powder foundation. Is this product suitable ?
                      Asked on 8/4/2017 by Jodi from Ohio

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi There! Yes, the Photo Finish Primer Oil works very well under powder foundation.

                        Answered on 8/7/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                    • Q:

                      Would this work well as an oil to blend out cream contour? I would like to use this to help my cream contour blend easier. Is this better than the farsali gold oil drops or no?
                      Asked on 7/26/2017 by BeautyGuru115 from Salem, OR

                      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! It will definitely help you blend your contour.

                        Answered on 7/27/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                    • 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
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