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Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water

Smashbox

Photo Finish Primer Water

3.9 oz Item 2283911

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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 502 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (393)
  • Lightweight (336)
  • Long lasting (277)
  • Natural looking (185)
  • Smooth (162)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (17)
  • Doesn't stay on (8)
  • Irritates skin (6)
  • Poor coverage (5)
  • Causes breakouts (4)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (303)
  • All skin types (289)
  • Going out (166)
  • Sensitive skin (143)
  • Travel (119)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (202), Classic style (139), Trendy style (93)

Reviewed by 502 customers

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5.0

I will definitely purchase again

By Drea

from Streamwood,il

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
    • Going Out
    • Sensitive Skin
    • Travel

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

    All i do is spray on before make-up & after ! Gives such a beautiful finish!

     
    3.0

    It made my makeup clumpy at first, but worled Awesome after.

    By Mariana

    from Garland, Texas

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Easy To Take-off

    Cons

    • Clumpy
    • Doesn't Stay On

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

    Great

     
    5.0

    I would buy this product again

    By Sparkles

    from Kansas

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

      I like that this product can be used as a primer, setting spray or even just to refresh your face. It feels nice on the skin. It doesn't feel like you got hit with a Super Soaker, but it makes your face feel hydrated and help disguise any dry patches you might have.

       
      5.0

      This is the only finish primer I will ever buy

      By Jennifer

      from Tucson

      About Me Classic Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Lightweight
      • Long Lasting
      • Noncomedogenic
      • Smooth

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

        A couple of light mistes is all you need
        It's perfect

         
        2.0

        Usually buy urban decay, think I'll go back...

        By Sam

        from Orlando, FL

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Ineffective

        Best Uses

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

          I use this product as a primer as well as a setting spray after as was suggested by the sales lady, not overly impressed I'll be returning to my usual product once this runs out.

           
          5.0

          Everyday primer

          By Crystallalala

          from SoCal

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • None does what it's meant to do

          Best Uses

          • Everyday
          • Going Out
          • Oily skin
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

          I've been using everyday 6 months and definitely noticed the difference when I don't use it before applying my foundation. I feel that it helps my foundation stay while application. When I don't use I notice that I have to build up my foundation, use more, foundation doesn't stay on my face. It helps my everyday makeup look good. I have acne scars and oily skin, this just makes my skin look better. I don't melt. And when I want extra blur, flawless, I'm not ever melting look, I just add the SB photofinish primer than I spray with the primer water and I'm good for about 6 hours. I'm always switching things up trying different sprays but this works for me.

           
          5.0

          Yes! I really love this product it works very nicely.

          By Scooter

          from Glenpool, Oklahoma

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Long Lasting

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

              It holds my makeup on longer..

               
              4.0

              Great primer & refresh throughout application/the day

              By Sam

              from Blacksburg, VA

              About Me Classic Style

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Lightweight
              • Refreshing

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday
                • On the go
                • Replenish
                • Travel

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

                Great to use as a primer and refresh throughout application and the rest of your day! It wakes me up and helps replenish my look when it's starts to fall flat.

                 
                5.0

                I thought this was a gimmick, IT'S NOT.

                By Amy Cameron

                from Hamilton, OH

                About Me Classic Style

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy To Apply
                • Lightweight
                • Long Lasting

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • All Skin Types

                  Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

                  I finally broke down and bought this after MONTHS of consideration and I am so glad I did. I was convinced it was just water, and maybe it really is, but I see a HUGE difference when I use this. I apply this before anything else and let it soak in before applying my primer and then my foundation. My foundation looks absolutely flawless when I use this. I can absolutely tell a difference in the way my makeup sits on my face if I don't apply the Smashbox Primer Water. I just wish it wasn't so expensive. This is definitely a staple in my everyday routine. I have combo skin and it has never made me break out or anything. I also really like the slight smell it has.

                  (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Literally oveepriced water in a spray bottle

                  By Megan

                  from usa

                  Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

                  This setting spray is not good at all. It did nothing for my makeup to help it last longer or anything. Don't waste your money.

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                  • Q:

                    Do I use this before or after I put on facial moisturizer
                    Asked on 8/9/2017 by maddy from Columbia

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi There! We suggest applying your moisturizer before the Photo Finish Primer Water. It can be used to Prep, Primer, Refresh and Set your makeup.

                      Answered on 8/14/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    I'm confused - the description says that it is formulated without fragrance, yet the ingredients list fragrance. Which is it?
                    Asked on 7/29/2017 by Emm from undisclosed

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi There! Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water is not fragrance-free.

                      Answered on 7/31/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    Used as a primer, how does this product hold up to heavy facial perspiration? Will makeup be more likely to run using water primer vs. using a dimethicone?
                    Asked on 7/20/2017 by Seahorse02 from Atlanta

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi There! If you have a tendency to perspire we suggest using the Photo Finish Pore Minimizing Primer. It contains dimethicone and a hollow silica bead that will collect excess oil and moisture. You'll love it!

                      Answered on 7/20/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    Does this product extend the wear of makeup?
                    Asked on 7/15/2017 by Sarah from CO

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi There! Yes it does... you can use the Primer Water to prep, prime, refresh and set your makeup.

                      Answered on 7/20/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    would this product be ideal for oily skin?
                    Asked on 7/13/2017 by elli from provo, utah

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi There! Yes, The Photo Finish Primer Water works well on oily skin.

                      Answered on 7/13/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                  • 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
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