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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.

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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.

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SmashboxPhoto Finish Primer Water
 
4.5

(based on 288 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (213)
  • Lightweight (186)
  • Long lasting (148)
  • Natural looking (103)
  • Smooth (91)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Everyday (173)
  • All skin types (158)
  • Going out (93)
  • Sensitive skin (82)
  • Travel (70)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (112), Classic style (78), Trendy style (54)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (131), Fair (111), Deep (11)

Reviewed by 288 customers

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5.0

I've repurchased this almost five times and I still love it

By Taytay

from Royal oak, mi

About Me Classic Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday
    • Going Out
    • Sensitive Skin
    • Travel

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

    I use it every day before I put on my make up

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair
     
    4.0

    Satisfied

    By QuirkyJess

    from Chicago, IL

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Lightweight
    • Long Lasting

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

      I like that you can use this as a primer and setting spray. It's very different from my normal cream/gel primers and took a few tries to get the perfect spray amount. Over all I like it. Goes well with making a primer cocktail, mist then go in with a traditional primer for the eyes or trouble spots.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      5.0

      Perfect primer

      By Krista

      from Sunbury, PA

      About Me Classic 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
        • Sensitive Skin
        • Travel

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

        This is such a great product. You can use it for primer and setting spray. It moisturizes my combo skin without making it oily and helps hold the makeup in place longer.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        4.0

        I probably wouldn't for the money, but is a good product

        By Ashton

        from Savannah, Ga

        About Me Classic Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Long Lasting
        • Natural Looking
        • Smooth

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

          I like the ulta matte finish better, it's cheaper and I think does a better job, but it's still a good product. I just decided to try something new

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          5.0

          Definitely repurchasing

          By Zoë

          from Milwaukee, WI

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday
            • Travel

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

            I absolutely love the primer water because I have definitely noticed a difference in the wear of my makeup with this primer and without. It also increases the pigmentation of an eyeshadow if you slightly damp your brush with this primer water just like Mac Fix+ or something like that. I am definitely repurchasing because I already know I'm going to run out.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            5.0

            The best purchase I have made in quite a while. Love it!

            By Misty

            from Houston, TX

            About Me Classic Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday
              • Going Out
              • Sensitive Skin
              • Travel

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

              Primes the skin and sets the makeup!

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair
               
              5.0

              Omg!!

              By Emily

              from Idaho

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

              Best ever! My makeup stayed on longer than it ever has with this! So happy

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great for all skin types!

              By Ellie

              from Omaha, NE

              About Me Classic 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:

                With combo skin, it's difficult adjusting skincare to your skin's mood that day. With this hydrates dry spots and doesn't make oily spots oilier!

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair
                 
                5.0

                MUST NEED

                By kayla x

                from harker heights, tx

                About Me Natural Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • All Skin Types
                  • Everyday

                  Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

                  i love it!

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Medium
                   
                  5.0

                  Holy grail

                  By Sdc

                  from Houston, tx

                  About Me Natural Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Blends Well
                  • 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:

                    Love this stuff

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Fair

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                    34 Questions | 34 Answers
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                    • 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

                    • Q:

                      I want to stay hydrated and refreshing but also I need to balance my skin by using a pore filling/ oil control primer . Can I still use this product while using a different primer?
                      Asked on 2/2/2016 by make up beginner

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Yes, use Primer Water as a setting spray. For instance over Pore Minimizing Primer, keep in mind it will add more of a balanced look not matte.

                        Answered on 2/8/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                    • Q:

                      I have dry, red skin-- I want to get this product to help keep my skin hydrated. What else can I use to help cover the redness on my nose and cheeks?
                      Asked on 2/2/2016 by Storm

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Photo Finish Primer Water is packed with revitalizing electrolytes to wake up skin and restore moisture - like a supercharged energy drink for your skin.

                        Another great option for those experiencing redness is the Photo Finish Color Correcting Foundation Primer - Adjust:

                        http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod3590053

                        This primer features a neutralizing green tint to cancel out redness, plus calming ingredients to soothe the skin.

                        Answered on 2/4/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
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