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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 188 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Goes on smoothly (87)
  • Moisturizes well (85)
  • Smells great (73)
  • Absorbs quickly (67)
  • Long lasting (61)

Cons

  • Too greasy or heavy (8)
  • Bad smell (4)
  • Doesn't absorb well (3)
  • Not long-lasting (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (128)
  • Dryness (52)
  • Deep moisturization (48)
  • After shower/bath (30)
  • Women (25)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (70), Budget shopper (29), Brand buyer (23), Survivalist / minimalist (23), Beauty expert (21)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (35), 10 minutes (16), 1+ hour (7)

Reviewed by 188 customers

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5.0

I love this stuff!

By Michelle T.

from Boulder CO

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Absorbs Quickly
  • Long Lasting

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil:

      I have tried TONS of primers. I use Bare Minerals powder foundation. I have an oily t-zone so who would have thought that I'd love an oil primer! My make up wears beautifully now, pores are minimized. I've found silicon primers sit on top my skin, this absorbs and my make up lasts longer. I love it! The bottle will last a really long time as well.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      BEST PRIMER EVER!!

      By DD

      from Portland

      About Me Beauty Expert

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Dryness

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil:

        I have dry skin so this primer is perfect for me. Even when I don't wear make up I'll put on this primer it absorbs so well and gives me a nice healthy glow. After a few uses you can really see a difference in your skin!

         
        5.0

        Great for dry skin

        By Chris the Esthetician

        from San Antonio Texas

        About Me Beauty Conscious, Beauty Expert, Skin Care Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Dryness

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil:

          I have combination skin and this oil takes care of the dryness for me. I even apply it over my t-zone nd it doesn't seem to get any oilier. Purchased 2 bottles and use it as a moisturizer and primer for makeup application.

           
          4.0

          Love it!!

          By Mandi

          from West Virginia

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Long Lasting
          • Moisturizes Well

          Cons

          • Too Greasy Or Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Dryness
          • Use underneath makeup

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil:

          I use this underneath my foundation. It's great as a primer and moisturizers really well. It takes a few minutes for it to absorb and it still feels a little greasy but I never have dry skin (so far). I also use it on my lips and it does great as a stand in for chap stick!

           
          5.0

          Loving this!

          By Nicole

          from Conshohocken, PA

          About Me Beauty Expert

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Long Lasting
          • Moisturizes Well
          • Smells Great

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Dryness

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil:

            Love this over the photo finish primer water! It feels great in the skin and feels so smooth on my face. It really moisturizes my face. Only con I have is the syringe dispenser doesn't hold the oil, it pours out as soon as I take it out of the bottle.

             
            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.

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              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

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                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.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  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 2 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!!

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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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