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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.

#1 FACE PRIMER BRAND IN THE USA*

*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.

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 314 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (237)
  • Lightweight (207)
  • Long lasting (165)
  • Natural looking (116)
  • Smooth (99)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Everyday (192)
  • All skin types (169)
  • Going out (102)
  • Sensitive skin (87)
  • Travel (74)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (123), Classic style (83), Trendy style (61)

Reviewed by 314 customers

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5.0

Love it

By May

from Mississippi

About Me Trendy Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday
    • Going Out
    • Travel

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

    I love love love it

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    love

    By Cynthia S

    from Mcallen, tx

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Lightweight
    • Long Lasting

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

        everything

         
        2.0

        New For Me

        By Pomgirl

        from Enola, PA

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

            This is the first time I have used this product. I have been wanting to try it for quite some time. I use this after applying my primer and then makeup. After all is applied I then spray this on my face to set it. It feels good going on. However, I don't really notice any difference to not using it. It would probably really feel refreshing in the warmer weather. Would I buy this item again? Probably not.

             
            5.0

            Get ready for gorgeous looking skin

            By LM

            from Ft Lauderdale

            About Me Natural 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
              • Travel

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

              Spray prior to bare minerals original, skin looks flawless. Co workers can't figure out what's different about me, only thing different is this!

               
              5.0

              It's really good

              By Sarahi

              from San Diego

              About Me Natural Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Skin Types
                • Everyday

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

                Love it your skin it's gonna look amazing with this a used after my make up

                 
                5.0

                Love this stuff!

                By Rebecca

                from Eureka CA

                About Me Trendy Style

                Verified Buyer

                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
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

                  I love this stuff I use it for primer and setting spray, when I spray it on my face alone it has a tacky feel to it but it doesn't feel bad and my foundations stick to it pretty well at the end of the day when I wipe it off my foundation and everything is still there! An as a setting spray it works very nice as well, I use it a couple time after I do my makeup cause mine gets powdery looking after a while but this gives me a healthy dewy look I love it!

                   
                  5.0

                  Necessity for long lasting make up

                  By Tiff

                  from Chocago,Il

                  About Me Trendy Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday
                    • Going Out

                    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

                    It's a primer, refresher, and a finisher! I use it through out my make-up possess and pair it with there BB water foundation!

                     
                    5.0

                    Love this !

                    By Yankey

                    from New York

                    About Me Natural Style

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • Kinda pricy

                    Best Uses

                    • All Skin Types
                    • Everyday

                    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

                    Although it is a primer, I don't use it as one. I use it more of a setting spray. I put my bottle in my fridge and love spraying the cold mist after my makeup :) it's now a necessity!

                     
                    4.0

                    Finally bought a full size bottle

                    By Red Jen

                    from Sacramento

                    About Me Natural Style

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Apply
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

                      I use before as a primer and after my make up is on the lock it in. Also great as a refresher before a night out

                       
                      3.0

                      Great for setting spray

                      By Cheeky

                      from Tennessee

                      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

                      I didn't love this as a primer but it works well as a setting spray. So if you have oily/combo skin be careful. Would repurchase, but not for a primer.

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                      36 Questions | 36 Answers
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                      • 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
                      • 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

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