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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. Vegan friendly.

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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 485 reviews)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (380)
  • Lightweight (326)
  • Long lasting (269)
  • Natural looking (181)
  • Smooth (158)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Everyday (297)
  • All skin types (280)
  • Going out (161)
  • Sensitive skin (138)
  • Travel (115)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (193), Classic style (134), Trendy style (93)

Reviewed by 485 customers

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4.0

It's all good except for the smell

By Grace

from Seattle

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Lightweight
  • Long Lasting

Cons

  • Strong Smell

Best Uses

  • All Skin Types

Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

Like the product, but it just has a really strong scent that I don't really like.

 
4.0

It's ok

By Sweetpea

from Ca

About Me Classic Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

    I went into Ulta looking for Macs fix+ but of course my local store is one that won't be carrying Mac instore lol. The girl recommended this instead. I don't like it so much as a primer(just doesn't seem to do much of anything except feel nice) but it's decent as a setting spray. The mist does spray pretty fine unlike some I've used. I've had a few small breakouts but I'm not sure yet if it's this or a new setting powder I'm using.

     
    5.0

    Love

    By Yay yay

    from San Antonio tx

    About Me Classic Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

      Primer

       
      4.0

      Very great

      By Becky

      from Lufkin, Texas

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Easy To Apply
      • Easy To Take-off
      • Lightweight
      • Smooth

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

        At first it sprays like a camel spit lol but after a couple of more sprays it's very misty

         
        5.0

        The best primer for summer

        By LisaF

        from Florida

        About Me Classic Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Lightweight
        • Long Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types
          • Everyday

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

          I normally don't use primers in the summer because they make my face to Gracie I can't say enough about this amazing water primer . It doesn't add any weight or oil to your face and it keeps your make up looking fresh all day

           
          5.0

          Loveeeeee it

          By Cara

          from Hollywood FL

          About Me Trendy Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

            I use this as a primer and as a setting spray
            Also to make my shadow colors more bold
            It's my favorite make up product

             
            5.0

            So refreshing!!

            By Jo-Jo

            from Milwaukee WI

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

              I love how refreshed I feel when I spray this on my face. It dryes fast and makes my face feel so clean!

               
              5.0

              Great Start

              By Texas.Ash

              from MOnahans, Texas

              About Me Classic Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Long Lasting
              • Natural Looking

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Skin Types
                • Everyday

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

                Love it!

                 
                4.0

                I prefer this to refresh makeup through out the day

                By Kacy

                from Midlothian va

                About Me Trendy Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday

                  Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

                  This is my second time buying and easy to apply but I prefer their moisturizing primers better

                   
                  5.0

                  Simple and Makes a Difference

                  By Fumie

                  from Austin, TX

                  About Me Classic Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday
                    • Sensitive Skin

                    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

                    I love how easy this is to apply in the morning as a primer and a setting spray. It feels super lightweight on the skin and I don't feel like it's even there throughout the day. I can tell it definitely makes a difference though with my makeup. The best thing too is it doesn't break out my sensitive and acne prone skin. My own down point is that I noticed it doesn't really help me skin situation when I am breaking out and my skin is oily. I use a different setting spray on those days but I still use the smashbox as my primer.

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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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