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Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water

Smashbox

Photo Finish Primer Water

Item #: 2283911 Size: 3.9 oz

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Think priming benefits, hydration and sheer radiance - all in just 1 spritz! Primer Water is free of silicone, alcohol and oil, but it's packed with revitalizing electrolytes to wake up skin and restore moisture - like a supercharged energy drink for your skin. Passed through positive energy fields during the production process, Smashbox's enriched water instantly absorbs into skin for lasting hydration (and when skin is hydrated, makeup looks better).

Why it's unique:

Back in 2000, Smashbox founder and photographer Davis Factor developed the iconic Photo Finish Foundation Primer to help makeup look better and last longer on shoots. Fast forward 15 years and a new icon is born: Photo Finish Primer Water. It's everything you love about the original primer in the lightest, purest, most refreshing form imaginable. From the silky-smooth texture of the original, to the super-fine mist of this water, now there's a primer for everyone.

Just the facts:

  • Silicone-free. Alcohol-free. Oil-free.
  • Creates the sheerest canvas for makeup application.
  • Wakes up skin, leaving it vibrant and radiant for hours.
  • Restores moisture and hydrates skin for hours - shine free!
  • Refreshes throughout the day.
  • Perfect for all skin types.
  • Formulated without parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate, phthalates, silicone, oil, fragrance & talc.

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*Source: NPD US Prestige Beauty Tracking Service, 12 months ending October 2015

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Mist on this multitasking water in 3 ways:

  • Prime to create the sheerest canvas for makeup application.
  • Try as a setting spray to lock in your look.
  • Refresh throughout the day to wake up skin.

 

Hold bottle eight to 10 inches from the face and mist evenly. For an extra refreshing, ultra-cooling mist, store in the fridge.

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Reviews

Product Reviews

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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SmashboxPhoto Finish Primer Water
 
4.5

(based on 267 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (197)
  • Lightweight (171)
  • Long lasting (135)
  • Natural looking (93)
  • Smooth (84)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (9)
  • Poor coverage (4)
  • Causes breakouts (3)
  • Doesn't stay on (3)
  • Irritates skin (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (160)
  • All skin types (150)
  • Going out (88)
  • Sensitive skin (74)
  • Travel (66)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (105), Classic style (69), Trendy style (52)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (121), Fair (104), Deep (10)

Reviewed by 267 customers

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5.0

Love it !!!

By VS Shopper

from Denver, CO

About Me Classic Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Lightweight
  • Long Lasting
  • Smooth

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

    Use it everyday on my dry skin and it makes my skin so soft and hydrated

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair
     
    4.0

    it's okay

    By tinap3ac3

    from San Antonio

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Doesn't Stay On

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types
    • Everyday
    • Going Out
    • Sensitive Skin
    • Travel

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

    Use it at work, I tend to greet people and do heavy lifting all at once and still want that glow on my face and this product tends to keep my makeup looking clean and smooth.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    5.0

    Love this product

    By Mel

    from Georgia

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types
      • Everyday

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

      Face

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      already wrote a review but there's hope

      By Ann D

      from MD

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

      My experience with this was horrendous, but the photo finish primer on the other hand is the absolute business

       
      5.0

      I would buy this product again.

      By majo6

      from Suffern, NY

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

        Very refreshing feeling when applying.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        5.0

        A must!

        By Jaz

        from Dallas, TX

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types
          • Everyday

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

          Love how my makeup goes on after refreshing my skin with this primer! It has no scent and it sprays on the skin beautifully.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          5.0

          I would buy this product again and again

          By Alex

          from Bakersfield , ca

          About Me Trendy Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Easy To Apply
          • Good Pigmentation
          • Lightweight
          • Long Lasting
          • Natural Looking
          • Smooth

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types
            • Everyday
            • Going Out
            • Travel

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

            I use it mostly everyday , I use it more for top of my makeup to make it seem like it's not all caked up but this product makes it seem more natural .

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair
             
            4.0

            Definitely a must have.

            By Brooke

            from Austin, Texas

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply
            • Easy To Take-off
            • Lightweight
            • Long Lasting
            • Noncomedogenic

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Skin Types

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

              This product is so bomb.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I recommend this for anyone with dry skin.

              By Zelina

              from El paso, tx

              About Me Natural Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Lightweight
              • Smooth

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Skin Types
                • Everyday

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

                Just a few sprays and that's it your primed and ready to apply makeup

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium
                 
                3.0

                Good

                By JT

                from Chicago IL

                About Me Natural Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Apply
                • Lightweight
                • Smooth

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday

                  Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

                  its help foundation set on skin

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Medium

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                  Q&A

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                  32 Questions | 32 Answers
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                  • Q:

                    Do I use this after moisturizer? And I've been using the adjust primer for redness, do i use this after or before that?
                    Asked on 4/3/2016 by M from Charleston, SC

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Photo Finish Primer Water is a multitasking product that can be used in a few different ways:

                      • Prime to create your sheerest canvas for makeup application
                      • Set makeup to lock on your look
                      • Refresh throughout the day to wake up skin

                      Since you use the Adjust Primer, we suggest using the Primer Water to set or refresh your makeup.

                      Answered on 4/7/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    can I use this after I do my make up as to set it in?
                    Asked on 3/15/2016 by america from US

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Absolutely! Photo Finish Primer Water is a multitasking product that can be used in a few different ways:

                      • Prime to create your sheerest canvas for makeup application
                      • Set makeup to lock on your look
                      • Refresh throughout the day to wake up skin

                      Answered on 3/16/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    Is this good for super oily skin?
                    Asked on 3/14/2016 by Amy from Binghamton, NY

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Yes, this product is ideal for all skin types including oily skin. It is oil-free.

                      Answered on 3/16/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    Should I apply this product before using my Smashbox primer? Or should I apply primer and then use the Photo Finish Primer Water on top of it?
                    Asked on 3/4/2016 by Chloe from Vancouver, WA

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Photo Finish Primer Water is a multitasking product that can be used in a few different ways:
                      • Prime to create your sheerest canvas for makeup application
                      • Set makeup to lock on your look
                      • Refresh throughout the day to wake up skin

                      Answered on 3/6/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    I cannot find an ingredient list for Smashbox products. Does this contain silicone or dimethicone?
                    Asked on 2/14/2016 by D from Tennessee

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      Smashbox Cosmetics does not allow posting of ingredients listings of any of their products online. We apologize for this inconvenience. Please direct any ingredients inquiries to Smashbox Cosmetics Customer Care by calling toll-free 1-888-763-1361. Thank you!

                      Answered on 2/15/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                  • Q:

                    Will this product keep my makeup from rubbing off on things like my clothes, tissues, etc.?
                    Asked on 2/12/2016 by Heather

                    1 answer

                  • Q:

                    I want to stay hydrated and refreshing but also I need to balance my skin by using a pore filling/ oil control primer . Can I still use this product while using a different primer?
                    Asked on 2/2/2016 by make up beginner

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      Yes, use Primer Water as a setting spray. For instance over Pore Minimizing Primer, keep in mind it will add more of a balanced look not matte.

                      Answered on 2/8/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                  • Q:

                    I have dry, red skin-- I want to get this product to help keep my skin hydrated. What else can I use to help cover the redness on my nose and cheeks?
                    Asked on 2/2/2016 by Storm

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      Photo Finish Primer Water is packed with revitalizing electrolytes to wake up skin and restore moisture - like a supercharged energy drink for your skin.

                      Another great option for those experiencing redness is the Photo Finish Color Correcting Foundation Primer - Adjust:

                      http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod3590053

                      This primer features a neutralizing green tint to cancel out redness, plus calming ingredients to soothe the skin.

                      Answered on 2/4/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                  • Q:

                    Does this primer (when used after moisturizer, but before applying makeup) have any effect on the FINAL makeup look (e.g., dewy vs matte)? If used alone over moisturizer, is it dewy or matte?
                    Asked on 2/2/2016 by Carin from Suburban Detroit, MI

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      Photo Finish Primer Water adds radiance with more of a hydrated look, not matte.

                      Answered on 2/8/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                  • Q:

                    How many ounces are in the bottle?
                    Asked on 12/28/2015 by Caseycat from Michigan

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      3.9 oz

                      Answered on 12/29/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
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