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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.

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.

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SmashboxPhoto Finish Primer Water
 
4.5

(based on 295 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (220)
  • Lightweight (192)
  • Long lasting (152)
  • Natural looking (106)
  • Smooth (93)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (11)
  • Doesn't stay on (5)
  • Poor coverage (4)
  • Causes breakouts (3)
  • Irritates skin (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (177)
  • All skin types (161)
  • Going out (94)
  • Sensitive skin (83)
  • Travel (70)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (114), Classic style (82), Trendy style (55)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (134), Fair (114), Deep (12)

Reviewed by 295 customers

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5.0

Love the product....would definitely buy it again!

By Andrea the walker

from South Brunswick, NJ

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Long Lasting

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

    I spray three times after I apply all my makeup and it brings out a glow. Love it!!

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair
     
    5.0

    Awesome!

    By Marybeth

    from Seymour, WI

    About Me Classic Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

      Great as primer and setting spray. Stayed fresh all day and into the night at my daughters wedding!

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      5.0

      Lovvveeeeeeee this stuff

      By London

      from Houston Texas

      About Me Trendy Style

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday
        • Going Out
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

        I can't live with out it

        • Skin Tone:
        • Deep
         
        5.0

        HOLY GRAIL

        By Arianna

        from San Diego, CA

        About Me Natural Style

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types
          • Everyday

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

          Ok seriously love this stuff, I use this on eyeshadow brushes to make them more pigmented,it even intensifies glitter shadows. I use this to blend my foundation out smoothly, it helps my foundation go on super light so it doesnt look cakey at all. I also use it to brighten up highlight. Love this stuff, I've seen a huge difference in my face make up since I've started using it.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          5.0

          Best Primer Ever!

          By Lynn Marie

          from Grand Rapids, MI

          About Me Classic Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

              Love this product. I am a make up rep for a large direct sales company and I still use this primer water. Best on the market hands down!

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium
               
              4.0

              I will buy this product again.

              By Tracey

              from York, PA

              About Me Classic Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Skin Types

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

                Spray this primer on before applying foundation.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium
                 
                5.0

                love this

                By liz

                from Janesville wi

                About Me Classic Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Apply
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • All Skin Types

                  Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

                  Love this product.sets any makeup type well.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Medium
                   
                  5.0

                  I've repurchased this almost five times and I still love it

                  By Taytay

                  from Royal oak, mi

                  About Me Classic Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday
                    • Going Out
                    • Sensitive Skin
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

                    I use it every day before I put on my make up

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Fair
                     
                    4.0

                    Satisfied

                    By QuirkyJess

                    from Chicago, IL

                    About Me Natural Style

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Apply
                    • Lightweight
                    • Long Lasting

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • All Skin Types
                      • Sensitive Skin

                      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

                      I like that you can use this as a primer and setting spray. It's very different from my normal cream/gel primers and took a few tries to get the perfect spray amount. Over all I like it. Goes well with making a primer cocktail, mist then go in with a traditional primer for the eyes or trouble spots.

                      • Skin Tone:
                      • Medium
                       
                      5.0

                      Perfect primer

                      By Krista

                      from Sunbury, PA

                      About Me Classic Style

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

                        This is such a great product. You can use it for primer and setting spray. It moisturizes my combo skin without making it oily and helps hold the makeup in place longer.

                        • Skin Tone:
                        • Fair

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                        • 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
                        • 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
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