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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 and 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.

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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Product Reviews

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SmashboxPhoto Finish Primer Water
 
4.5

(based on 341 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (257)
  • Lightweight (228)
  • Long lasting (178)
  • Natural looking (129)
  • Smooth (107)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (12)
  • Doesn't stay on (5)
  • Poor coverage (5)
  • Causes breakouts (3)
  • Irritates skin (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (206)
  • All skin types (188)
  • Going out (109)
  • Sensitive skin (93)
  • Travel (79)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (135), Classic style (89), Trendy style (67)

Reviewed by 341 customers

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5.0

Everyday Go To

By Sandra V

from Las vegas

About Me Natural Style

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

    Love it everyday go to setting spray

     
    2.0

    Doesn't help

    By Em

    from Indianapolis, IN

    About Me Natural Style

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Ineffective
    • Poor Coverage

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types
    • Travel

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

    I spray on before my foundation to prime my face and I find that it actually does the opposite. When I don't use a primer or set my foundation, it lasts all day. I started using this to prime my face and found that my foundation loses hold within a couple hours rather than staying on longer. It does feel super refreshing and nice on the skin though.

     
    4.0

    Love

    By Care Bear

    from Eastlake Ohio

    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

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

      Love this!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Make up sticks. Doesn't help matte

      By Oli

      from Rockville,md

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

        Still very shiny. So it won't help with oil. Great at helping makeup stick

         
        5.0

        In LOVE with this product!!

        By JMI

        from Las Vegas

        About Me Classic Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • The sprayer did not spritz well.

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

        Love the multiple benefits of this product!!
        Acts as a makeup primer, makeup setter and refreshes & rehydrated the skin during the day or night. No fragrance. My only complaint is the sprayer did not produce a nice, consistent, refined mist. First time buyer, hope when I purchase this again the sprayer is better. I had to poor the product into another bottle with a better sprayer.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Refreshing /but found no real use

        By Bhayes

        from Oklahoma

        About Me Trendy Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

          Like clean ,refreshing ,didn't find it was helpful

           
          5.0

          Great product!

          By Eva

          from Vancouver, Wa

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • 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

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

            Product does exactly as it claims. I have no complaints.

             
            5.0

            great product

            By shurst

            from tn

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply
            • Lightweight
            • Noncomedogenic

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Skin Types

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

              I have used this product for over a year with no issues. Good for under and over makeup

               
              4.0

              Would definitely repurchase

              By B

              from South Carolina

              About Me Classic Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Lightweight
              • Natural Looking

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Skin Types

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

                This is a good primer to prep the skin for foundation. I like that it's a spray primer with a fine mist spray. This products makes priming super easy!

                 
                5.0

                Great Product!

                By Daniza

                from Houston TX

                About Me Natural Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday

                    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

                    I use this spray everyday and I love it! It last all day and makes my face feel fresh.

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                    38 Questions | 38 Answers
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                    • 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
                    • 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
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