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Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Stick

Smashbox

Photo Finish Primer Stick

0.31 oz Item 2513791

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Skip the blah of the blot. Photo Finish Primer Stick can also be used over makeup to instantly mattify. Just gently pat onto skin for instant shine control.

Benefits:
  • Primes, preps and smoothes skin
  • Instantly mattifies and blurs imperfections
  • Controls oil and shine for 12 hours without drying skin
  • Makes makeup go on flawlessly, look better and last longer
  • Glides onto skin with targeted tug-free application
  • Feels lightweight and silky smooth on skin

In a consumer study on 98 women over 7 days:
  • 99% said it minimized shine and oil
  • 98% said it's non-drying
  • 96% said it applied easily
  • 95% said it made skin feel smoother
  • 95% said it did not clog pores
  • 94% said it blurred imperfections
  • 94% said it enhanced the performance of their foundation
  • 93% said it helped makeup go on flawlessly
  • 93% said makeup still looked freshly applied throughout the day
  • 93% said it minimized the look of fine lines
  • 92% said it minimized the look of pores
  • 90% said makeup lasts longer

Formulated without parabens, phthalates, sodium lauryl sulfate, oil, fragrance, talc & alcohol. Vegan Friendly.

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Apply to forehead, cheeks, nose & chin - or any area that's usually oily. Blend with fingertips. Wear alone or under makeup.
Dimethicone, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Triethylhexyl Trimellitate, Polysilicone-11, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Hydroxystearic Acid, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate, Nylon-12, C30-45 Olefin, Gossypium Herbaceum (Cotton), Silica.

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 Stick
 
3.6

(based on 16 reviews)

58%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (9)
  • Smooth (8)
  • Easy to apply (7)
  • Blends well (6)
  • Natural looking (4)

Cons

  • Doesn't stay on (3)

Best Uses

  • All skin types (6)
  • Everyday (5)
  • Going out (3)
  • Sensitive skin (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (4), Classic style (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

Reviewed by 16 customers

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3.0

Not that great

By Smjohns

from Fairbanks, ak

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Lightweight
  • Smooth

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Stick:

    This product was ok. I was disappointed with how much you have to use just to cover your face. Also it was very easy for things like hair to stick to the primer stick. Overall just wasn't very impressed

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Wonder stick !!!

    By Plaiine Jane

    from Saint Louis,MO

    About Me Trendy Style

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Easy To Apply
    • Easy To Take-off
    • Lightweight
    • Long Lasting
    • Natural Looking
    • Smooth

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types
      • Everyday
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Stick:

      I love this product. I had given up on finding a good primer that works with my skin type. I am very oily ! I was shocked to see my makeup wasn't a mess by the end of the day. Of course my nose was slightly oily but nothing compares to how it was before. Using this and then applying my MAC foundation go hand and hand for me. Add my finishing spray and I have a flawless matt finish ! I gave it 4 stars only because of the price point but you dont need a lot so im sure it will last for a minute.

       
      2.0

      Not for me

      By Andrea

      from Miami, FL

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Lightweight
      • Natural Looking

      Cons

      • Doesn't Stay On
      • Ineffective

      Best Uses

      • Everyday

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Stick:

      It's a good product if you get a bit oily but I'm extremely oily on my forehead and eyebrows and it did not work at all. Very disappointed since it claims it works for 12 hours. I applied a fair amount and then applied matte powder on top (I don't use foundation) and it blurs imperfections but after 3-4 hours I saw myself getting more oily than usual and it was even worse after 9 hours. I do not recommed for people who are really oily.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I love it!

      By Courtnea

      from Hampton Roads, VA

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Easy To Apply
      • Lightweight
      • Natural Looking
      • Smooth

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Oily

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Stick:

        As an African American woman with extremely oily skin I was hesitant to purchase this based on the mediocre reviews. Because my skin is oily I choose to wear a primer even on my 'no makeup days' to keep my oils at bay. Unfortunately it's hard to find a mattifying primer that doesn't leave behind some sort of white cast. Thankfully this primer is translucent and super easy to apply! A few swipes and my face is instantly matte. I find that I get the best longevity from this product when I set it with my translucent blotting powder. Once I've set it I can go all day with minimal oiliness! So while technically all by itself this product only works well for a few hours paired with my blotting powder it's perfect! Lastly, I also like that it doesn't leave a super silicone feel on the face and that it's travel friendly.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        ❤️❤️❤️

        By kaleigh

        from trussville, al

        About Me Classic Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Easy To Apply
        • Lightweight
        • Long Lasting
        • Noncomedogenic
        • Smooth

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types
          • Everyday
          • Going Out

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Stick:

          goes on clear, doesn't change color of powder or foundation after application. also doubles as "blot stick" to mattify makeup throughout the day

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Adequate shine control

          By Btyshpgrl

          from Portland, Or

          About Me Classic Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Take-off
          • Lightweight
          • Noncomedogenic
          • Smooth

          Cons

          • Difficult to Apply
          • Doesn't Stay On
          • Ineffective

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Stick:

          I didn't care for the roll over your face and pat application. I couldn't tell if I had it on appropriately or not. Didn't help my makeup stay put like I wanted. Does work well for oil and shine control until the end of my day when it kind of died, but you can re apply on top of makeup without a cakey feeling.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          loveee

          By tt

          from mt

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Stick:

          I have the biggest pores and a super oily face. I work retail and man did this help my makeup stay in place

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Didn't work as well as I thought

          By Allie

          from Sacramento

          About Me Trendy Style

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Smooth

          Cons

          • Doesn't Stay On

          Best Uses

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Stick:

            I have been on the hunt for a mattifying face primer for months and I was so excited to try this but I am disappointed with how it worked. I have oily skin and noticed this did not last throughout the day. I use the Urban Decay All Nighter liquid foundation on top of this primer so DOUBLE the mattifying power and I still had an oily face at the end of the day. At first application of this, I absolutely loved it. It instantly blurs and mattifies the face. The next few hours it kept my face matte but after that, I saw shine coming through and by the end of the day my face was oily and a mess. I had to constantly blot throughout the day. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone with super oily skin, it won't hold up as promised.

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Defined will buy again!

            By Mimi

            from Portland, or

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Pigmentation

            Cons

            • Causes Breakouts

            Best Uses

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Stick:

              Did not experience break outs with this.

               
              5.0

              New holy grail primer!!!!

              By Jae

              from Rhode Island

              About Me Classic Style

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Blends Well
              • Easy To Apply
              • Easy To Take-off
              • Lightweight
              • Long Lasting
              • Smooth

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Skin Types
                • Everyday
                • Going Out
                • Oily skin
                • Sensitive Skin

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Stick:

                Best primer ever! Makes my foundation go on smooother and controls my oil really well!!!

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                • Q:

                  Is this product different than the Smashbox Photo Finish Iconic primer stick? If so, how is it different?
                  Asked on 8/22/2017 by Kalepe from Lexington, KY

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                    A:

                    Hi There! this is the same product as the Photo Finish Iconic Primer Stick.

                    Answered on 8/22/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
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                  Is this product oil-free like the others?
                  Asked on 7/31/2017 by ally from Pennsylvania,US

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                    A:

                    Hi There! The Photo Finish Primer Stick is oil-free.

                    Answered on 8/22/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
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