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Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water

Smashbox

Photo Finish Primer Water

Item #: 2283911 Size: 3.9 oz

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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.

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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 467 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (363)
  • Lightweight (314)
  • Long lasting (257)
  • Natural looking (174)
  • Smooth (153)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (15)
  • Irritates skin (6)
  • Doesn't stay on (5)
  • Poor coverage (5)
  • Causes breakouts (4)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (280)
  • All skin types (268)
  • Going out (156)
  • Sensitive skin (131)
  • Travel (110)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (187), Classic style (127), Trendy style (89)

Reviewed by 467 customers

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4.0

Good Stuff!

By YaYa

from Burbank Ca.

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

      Good stuff, it smells good and really does make your makeup last longer.

       
      5.0

      Best Primer Water

      By NancyR.

      from Taft

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

      I absolutely love this primer! Hands down my favorite one i've used. Its very hydrating, smells amazing i purchased 4 recently when they went on sale best money spent.

       
      1.0

      I wouldn't buy this product again

      By Evelin

      from Richmond, CA

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Ineffective
      • Irritates Skin

      Best Uses

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

        I bought this product thinking that I would love it simply because many people rave about it, but I was disappointed in it. I don't feel mosturized or refreshed after spraying this all over my face. Instead, it irritates my skin, causing a burning feeling, and I just feel like I have water all over my face that's not doing anything. I also don't find that if helps my face makeup stay longer. Overall just ineffective and irritating to my skin (acne prone).

         
        4.0

        I like so much

        By AE

        from Fairfax VA

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

        I recommend it

        (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        EH

        By hanlivs

        from West Covina, CA

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Ineffective

        Best Uses

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

          Using this as a primer, I felt like I just bought a bottle of water.
          It works in some ways as a primer to prep the face for foundation but it is not as effective as Benefit's Porefessional. As someone who needs a pore minimizing and smoothing primer, I did not find this to be as effective as other primers. MY ADVICE: invest in the Porefessional or the Photo Finishing primers, and don't waste money on this product. P.S. another advice, if you're a beginner, buy sample sizes so you can test them out before you buy the full sizes for all products.

           
          5.0

          I love this stuff

          By eye_nspiration

          from DC

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

          I am not one to buy into trends or gimmicks but I LOVE this product. I've already used up 4 and will continue to purchase as long as it's available. I use it as a primer to moisturize and prep my skin, I use it to foil my metallic eyesgadows, I use it to set me makeup and I use it to refresh my face. The scent is lovely, not overbearing and does not last long. Every time I spray my face it feels so refreshed. I hate the price tag but love the product

           
          4.0

          Really like it

          By Steph

          from Chicago

          About Me Classic Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

            I like how you can use it as a primer and setting spray. Its light, smells nice and holds up really well

             
            5.0

            Must buy

            By Tina B

            from Santa Cruz

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Skin Types
              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

              I spray Smashbox Primer Water before applying my makeup and after. My makeup stays on all day. I was so happy when I cleaned my mouth and I didn't see makeup on the napkin. I love this product and have already recommended it to a friend.

               
              5.0

              Always have it

              By Aleksndra

              from Il

              About Me Classic Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Blends Well
              • Easy To Apply
              • 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 Love Love

                 
                5.0

                I've bought this twice. Love it

                By Ashley

                from Texas

                About Me Natural Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Apply
                • Long Lasting

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • All Skin Types

                  Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

                  I spray this on my face before makeup application, during and after. I like this better than Mac fix + spray

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                  43 Questions | 43 Answers
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                  • 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
                  • 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
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