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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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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
 
4.6

(based on 438 reviews)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (340)
  • Lightweight (298)
  • Long lasting (240)
  • Natural looking (164)
  • Smooth (146)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Everyday (266)
  • All skin types (252)
  • Going out (147)
  • Sensitive skin (124)
  • Travel (102)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (174), Classic style (121), Trendy style (86)

Reviewed by 438 customers

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4.0

Nice!

By ThatSonicGirl

from Tallahassee, Fl.

Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

This was a pretty good primer. Extended the wear time of makeup and felt comfortable. on my skin.

 
5.0

heaven in a bottle

By BrittanyS

from Macon, ga

Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

love this stuff ... it's like crack in a bottle lol ; I have a second bottle in standby

 
4.0

Love it!

By Xiomarabeauty

from Denver,Co.

About Me Classic Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types
    • Everyday
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

    I use this product to prime and set my makeup, I think it works great. I wish it didn't take me so long to finally try it.

     
    5.0

    Use Everyday!

    By Deeds

    from San Diego, CA

    About Me Classic Style

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

      I have VERY sensitive ace-prone OILY skin and i bought this one day on a whim and haven't looked back! Doesn't break me out which is rare for me. I change up my primers everyday depending on what i am doing (i wear multiple due to how oily I am) but always use this as a base.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Amazing Products

      By absigails17

      from Chicago

      About Me Trendy Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Light Scent
      • Long Lasting
      • Natural Looking
      • Smooth

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Oily

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

        Spray on before makeup as a primer, and after to keep makeup on all day. With previous primers makeup slid around & came off my nose. After a 13 hour day face still looks good with only light touch ups

         
        5.0

        So far I am loving it!

        By Alivimia

        from Utah

        About Me Trendy Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Lightweight
        • Long Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday
          • Going Out

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

          This is my first time trying this particular primer. I love that it is so easy to apply. I have to say though, I have large pores and this primer does not help with that. I still have to apply my Porefesional from Benefit in certain areas to disguise my big pores, but this water is great at prepping face and helping makeup last longer. I have combination skin (super oily on my T-zone) and this product helps so much keeping the shine away.

           
          5.0

          Great base

          By ymg

          from San Francisco

          About Me Classic Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types
            • Everyday

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

            I just love this priming spray. I wasn't sure I was going to love it as much as I do, but this spray leaves my skin super hydrating and my makeup has gone on noticeably smoother. I do use it with the smashbox pore minimizing primer and it really works great. My makeup has lasted all day and not budged. I do have oily t-zone and this does not make my skin more oily. Great product, I will need to stock up!

             
            5.0

            IN LOVE!!

            By Tay

            from Pennsylvania

            About Me Classic 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:

              I bought this on sale during the 21 Days of Beauty, wish I would have gotten more than one bottle!! I've always been self conscious about my acne bumps, but this smooths the whole look of texture on my face so that it's not as noticeable! I spray the primer water on before and after my makeup application. I don't think I've had to do any makeup touchups since I've bought this product about two weeks ago. Will definitely continue to be a part of my makeup routine!!

               
              5.0

              I would buy this product again!

              By almadelia145

              from Delano, CA

              About Me Natural Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Long Lasting
              • Natural Looking

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday
                • Going Out

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

                This primer water feels so refreshing and it makes my makeup last so much longer.

                 
                5.0

                Amazing!

                By AnnieD

                from Apple Valley, MN

                About Me Classic Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Apply
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • All Skin Types

                  Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

                  This is one of my favorite products. My face feels refreshed and it's also great to spray on a brush and apply highlighter... makes it pop!!

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                  • 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
                  • 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
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