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Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water

Smashbox

Photo Finish Primer Water

Item #: 2283911 Size: 3.9 oz

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Smashbox's Photo Finish Primer Water is a transparent primer water that is non-acnegenic, ophthalmologist and dermatologist-tested.

"I use it as a primer before makeup, as a setting spray to help keep makeup in place, and as a misting spray throughout the day to refresh skin. It's like a spa in a bottle!" - Lori Taylor Davis, Global Pro Lead Artist at Smashbox.

Benefits:
  • Immediately moisturizes, soothes and adds radiance
  • Preps skin for makeup application
  • Instantly absorbs into skin for lasting hydration
  • Leaves skin looking ultra soft without adding shine
  • Revitalizing electrolytes reawaken skin and restore moisture
  • Can be used as a setting spray
  • Use to refresh makeup throughout the day
  • Ideal for all skin types
  • Cruelty-free

In a consumer study on 102 women after 1 use:
  • 93% said it leaves skin instantly hydrated
  • 90% said it absorbs quickly

In a consumer study on 102 women after 1 week of use:
  • 93% said it worked well with their skin tone
  • 90% said skin felt refreshed

Formulated without parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate, phthalates, oil, fragrance and talc.

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Hold bottle 8 - 10 inches away from face and mist onto skin evenly.

Mist on this multitasking water in 3 ways:
  • 1. Prime to create our sheerest canvas for makeup application
  • 2. Set your makeup to lock on your look
  • 3. Refresh throughout the day to wake up skin

Studio tip: For an extra refreshing mist, try storing it in the fridge.
Water / Aqua / Eau, Butylene Glycol, Caffeine, Magnesium Chloride, Calcium Chloride, Sodium Sulfate, Potassium Nitrate, Potassium Phosphate, Polysorbate 80, Diamond Powder, Fragrance (Parfum), Limonene, Linalool, Citral, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate.

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 Water
 
4.5

(based on 450 reviews)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (351)
  • Lightweight (306)
  • Long lasting (248)
  • Natural looking (169)
  • Smooth (150)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (13)
  • Doesn't stay on (5)
  • Poor coverage (5)
  • Causes breakouts (4)
  • Irritates skin (4)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (273)
  • All skin types (260)
  • Going out (150)
  • Sensitive skin (126)
  • Travel (105)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (183), Classic style (122), Trendy style (87)

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5.0

Best setting spray!

By Nicole

from AZ

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

    Sometimes I use this under my makeup with a primer and I always spray it over my makeup when I'm done. This is hands down the best setting spray I've used!

     
    3.0

    Bit pricey for whatever it is.

    By Keeks

    from San Francisco

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Long Lasting

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

      This definitely made my makeup set and last. But my makeup/skin felt like it was hair-sprayed down. It doesn't smooth out or blur my skin when used under makeup. And it makes my skin look shiny or wet when sprayed over makeup. I can't seem to figure it out. And a bottle runs out pretty quickly for the price. I would rather use the classic smashbox primer under my makeup. And the Mario Bdescu rosewater for the dewy look over.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I will buy again

      By Classy

      from Algoma WI

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Long Lasting

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types
        • Everyday

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

        Spray on before to prime and after to set

         
        5.0

        love!

        By Kay

        from New Jersey

        About Me Natural Style

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • helps with breakouts
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types
          • Everyday

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

          This product has worked wonders on my skin. My breakouts cleared and my makeup went on much smoother once I started using this product!

          (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          I don't get it

          By Debbieee

          from Blaine MN

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

          I got this in the 1 oz size as a free sample. Not sure why I would need primer water, but I thought I'd try it. I use the photo finish primer regularly and love it. I have to say I do not understand this product. It is a spray. It says avoid eye area. My eyes are on my face. When you spray your face it's hard to avoid your eyes. So I cover my eyes and spray my face. Then it's hard not to get it in your hair. Avoiding the difficulties in application, the fact that you are spraying it makes it hard to get an even coverage. So I tried rubbing it in to spread it for more even coverage. Now that it's on my face, it doesn't really feel that good. When it dries my face feels kind of tight. (I have normal to dry skin) So this product is hard to apply and I didn't see any benefit to it. I don't get it. Going to stick with the photo finish primer!

           
          5.0

          Great product!

          By JCC84

          from Woodbridge, VA

          About Me Classic Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Lightweight
          • Long Lasting
          • Natural Looking
          • Smooth

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types
            • Everyday

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

            Bought for my 16 year old daughter who was previously using Elf Primer. What a big upgrade! She loves how easy it is to apply. Likes that she can use it as a primer and a setting spray.

             
            5.0

            Absolutely Love It!

            By shelbyabrianna

            from Baltimore, MD

            About Me Trendy Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Price

            Best Uses

            • Going Out
            • Travel

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

            This product was given to be as a gift once and I fell in love! I work in a club par time and I put it over my makeup before I go into work. After 8 hours my makeup still looks wonderful! The only problem with this product is that it is expensive. I use it only for work and when I'm going out.

             
            4.0

            Great primer

            By Mags

            from Greenbay, WI

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday
              • Going Out
              • Sensitive Skin
              • Travel

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

              Great as a primer and setting spray, doesn't feel like a other "layer" on your skin.

               
              5.0

              Awesome

              By Chef M

              from Redding CA 96002

              About Me Natural Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Skin Types
                • Everyday

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

                Love smash box!!!❤️

                 
                5.0

                I love this product!!

                By Nell

                from Louisiana

                About Me Natural Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Apply
                • Long Lasting

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • All Skin Types
                  • Everyday

                  Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

                  I use this product every day

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                  • Q:

                    Can you use this water with makeup that's sprayed on professionally?
                    Asked on 4/20/2017 by Jennifer from Kennesaw, Ga

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi There, Primer water shouldn't be used as a mixing medium for sprayed on foundation. It can be used under or over makeup to make it last longer.

                      Answered on 4/21/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    How does this compare to Mac fix+ priming water?
                    Asked on 3/18/2017 by torie from Florida

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi There! The Photo Finish Primer Water is made with electrolytes. It's a refreshing and hydrating mist that can be used to prep, primer, or refresh your makeup.

                      Answered on 3/19/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    would you suggest this spray primer for dry skin during the summer or would the photo finish hydrating primer be best?
                    Asked on 3/5/2017 by lani from Mesa az

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi There! For dry skin we suggest the Hydrating Primer. For added hydration we suggest using the Primer Water to refresh and set your makeup throughout the day.

                      Answered on 3/6/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    Currently, I have the normal photo finish primer (the gel one). What are the main differences between the two? Also, which one is generally better? I'm not sure whether or not to keep buying the gel or to buy the primer water.
                    Asked on 1/24/2017 by ashleyyyyy from michigan

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi There! The Photo Finish Primer works well under foundation. The Primer Water is good for setting and refreshing your makeup throughout the day. I would stick with Photo Finish Primer.

                      Answered on 1/26/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    I have rather large pores and I've noticed smashbox photo finish primer has worked wonders but has a tendency to clog my pores. Does the primer water help smooth the look of pores too?
                    Asked on 1/17/2017 by Klucille from Southern California

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi There! We suggest the Photo Finish Foundation Primer - Light. This will help 'smooth the look of pores.'

                      Answered on 1/17/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    Do I have to apply moisturizer first then the photo finish primer water OR photo finish primer water first then the moisturizer? Thanks
                    Asked on 10/25/2016 by Summer from Ca

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi There! We suggest applying your moisturizer before the Photo Finish Primer Water.

                      Answered on 10/30/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    can this be used to foil eyeshadows?
                    Asked on 10/11/2016 by sara from US

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi There! We don't recommend using Primer Water to foil eye shadows.

                      Answered on 10/19/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    Do I apply the product before or after my makeup?
                    Asked on 8/4/2016 by Coralis from Houston

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi There! Photo Finish Primer Water can be used to prime, set and refresh your makeup. So you can use it before and after you apply your makeup.

                      Answered on 8/9/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    In order to touch up my Studio Skin 15 hr wear Hydrating Foundation and add another layer of foundation midway through the day, can I use this to prep my foundation-covered face? If I spray it on top of my foundation midway through the day, will it help me be able to touch up my foundation easily?
                    Asked on 7/21/2016 by Katrina818

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi There! Yes, Photo Finish Primer Water can be used to prime, refresh and set your makeup. It is perfect for an afternoon touch-up.

                      Answered on 7/22/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                  • 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
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