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Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water

Smashbox

Photo Finish Primer Water

3.9 oz Item 2283911

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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. Vegan friendly.

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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 510 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (400)
  • Lightweight (341)
  • Long lasting (283)
  • Natural looking (188)
  • Smooth (165)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (17)
  • Doesn't stay on (8)
  • Irritates skin (6)
  • Poor coverage (5)
  • Causes breakouts (4)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (309)
  • All skin types (294)
  • Going out (169)
  • Sensitive skin (146)
  • Travel (120)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (203), Classic style (140), Trendy style (98)

Reviewed by 510 customers

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2.0

So so

By Bendy

from Houston TX

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Doesn't do much

Best Uses

  • Use as facial spray/moisture mist

Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

It does not work like regular primers. It feels like a regular facial mist or facial moisture spray. To make sure your face is well hydrated before putting make up on, it's easier just to use regular facial products (lotion or cream), then a real primer. However, this spray is good for AFTER you have full make up on. For example, when your makeup starts to get dry or cakie in the afternoon and you don't want to remove makeup to put lotion on, use this spray. So in the end, the best use of it is using it as facial spray....

 
5.0

I HAVE NEVER

By Amanda V.

from Kenosha, WI

About Me Trendy Style

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Lightweight
  • Long Lasting
  • Smooth

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

    Never in my life have I used something that keeps my makeup on longer!!! I got this in the mini, 1oz size in a little bundle with some Smashbox primer and it honestly changed my makeup life! I use it every day and just ordered the full size. Honestly, NOTHING has kept my makeup on longer. I have super oily skin so I was a little hesitant thinking this might be dewy or too moisturizing or something.. but wow. It is so great. I absolutely love it and I don't think I'll go a day without using it from now on! WOULD recommend!

     
    5.0

    My go to primer

    By Mia

    from Dallas, TX

    About Me Classic Style

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

      I use this primer before applying foundation and to set my makeup.

       
      5.0

      This spray is love

      By Tisha

      from York, PA

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

        Love how this product my makeup stay on for the whole day. I use it for priming and for after my makeup is done. Even though I know it's not good to sleep with your makeup on, I love how I can wake up and my makeup still looks freshly done.

         
        5.0

        Holly wow

        By Jeepgirl

        from Fayetteville NC

        About Me Trendy Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

          Wish i had bought this years ago.... works amazing to keep me matt and helps my foundation last all day

           
          5.0

          Best stuff ever!!!! You need it in your life!!!!

          By Gigi

          from Ca

          About Me Trendy Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Long Lasting

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

            Seriously makes a big difference in you makeup

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Phenomenal

            By Camryn

            from Milford, NJ

            About Me Trendy Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply
            • Long Lasting

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

              As expensive as this bottle is, I would buy it again and again. It's 100% worth it. It makes your makeup airbrushed in person and even better in pictures. LOVE.

               
              5.0

              Worth every penny!!

              By Jodi

              from Ferndale, MI

              About Me Trendy Style

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Skin Types
                • Everyday

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

                I use this product every single day. Lightweight primer that keeps your makeup in place throughout the day. No sticky or tacky feel like other primers I've used.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I will definitely purchase again

                By Drea

                from Streamwood,il

                About Me Natural Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

                  All i do is spray on before make-up & after ! Gives such a beautiful finish!

                  (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  It made my makeup clumpy at first, but worled Awesome after.

                  By Mariana

                  from Garland, Texas

                  About Me Natural Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Easy To Take-off

                  Cons

                  • Clumpy
                  • Doesn't Stay On

                  Best Uses

                  • All Skin Types

                  Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

                  Great

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                  • Q:

                    Does this product work with oily skin? Does it control oil on the skin or shine or both?
                    Asked on 11/23/2017 by daiz from Las Vegas,US

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi There! The Photo Finish Foundation Primer is made for all skin types. to control oil, or shine, or both we suggest using the Primer Stick. It will control shine and oil for up to 12 hours.

                      Answered on 11/27/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    I use a powder foundation & I was wondering if this primer would work well with powder foundation?
                    Asked on 10/23/2017 by Ally from Pikeville, KY

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Yes, it can be applied before and/or after foundation of any form/consistency! Mist on this multitasking water in 3 ways:

                      Prime to create our sheerest canvas for makeup application (before foundation)
                      Set your makeup to lock on your look (after foundation)
                      Refresh throughout the day to wake up skin

                      Hold bottle 8"-10" away from face and mist evenly.

                      Smashbox Tip: Keep it cool! For an extra refreshing, ultra-cooling mist, store in the fridge.

                      Answered on 10/24/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    Do I use this before or after I put on facial moisturizer
                    Asked on 8/9/2017 by maddy from Columbia

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi There! We suggest applying your moisturizer before the Photo Finish Primer Water. It can be used to Prep, Primer, Refresh and Set your makeup.

                      Answered on 8/14/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    I'm confused - the description says that it is formulated without fragrance, yet the ingredients list fragrance. Which is it?
                    Asked on 7/29/2017 by Emm from undisclosed

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi There! Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water is not fragrance-free.

                      Answered on 7/31/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    Used as a primer, how does this product hold up to heavy facial perspiration? Will makeup be more likely to run using water primer vs. using a dimethicone?
                    Asked on 7/20/2017 by Seahorse02 from Atlanta

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi There! If you have a tendency to perspire we suggest using the Photo Finish Pore Minimizing Primer. It contains dimethicone and a hollow silica bead that will collect excess oil and moisture. You'll love it!

                      Answered on 7/20/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    Does this product extend the wear of makeup?
                    Asked on 7/15/2017 by Sarah from CO

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi There! Yes it does... you can use the Primer Water to prep, prime, refresh and set your makeup.

                      Answered on 7/20/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    would this product be ideal for oily skin?
                    Asked on 7/13/2017 by elli from provo, utah

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi There! Yes, The Photo Finish Primer Water works well on oily skin.

                      Answered on 7/13/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    Hi, I want to change my makeup primer and Im considering this because of the size and because its easy to apply. the question is i have pores around my nose and chin that could be visible sometimes, would this primer help? and also does it keep makeup matte as well?
                    Asked on 6/7/2017 by Nay from Garland, Tx

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi There! For your concerns we suggest the Pore Minimizing Primer. It will also keep your skin matte for up to 8 hours.

                      Answered on 6/9/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    What is the correct primer to use with foundation. I currently have photo finish primer, photo finish primer water and smashbox oil primer. For my foundation I have the bb cream as well as smashbox camera ready bb water.
                    Asked on 5/21/2017 by Kim from Marlton NJ

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi There Gorgeous! It totally depends on your skin. when your skin is feeling normal I would use the Photo Finish Primer under BB Water and set it with Primer Water. If your skin is feeling dry I would use the Primer Oil under BB Cream and set it with Primer Water.

                      Answered on 5/22/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                  • 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
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