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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.

#1 FACE PRIMER BRAND IN THE USA*

*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.

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 324 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (243)
  • Lightweight (212)
  • Long lasting (168)
  • Natural looking (120)
  • Smooth (102)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Everyday (195)
  • All skin types (174)
  • Going out (103)
  • Sensitive skin (89)
  • Travel (76)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (126), Classic style (85), Trendy style (63)

Reviewed by 324 customers

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3.0

not a miracle product

By Ashley

from FL

Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

I'm not sure it's worth the money. It feels nice but barely increases my makeup wear time if I set it or begin with this. I'm not sure if it makes my makeup look better or not but it does feel hydrating. I think the smell is weird though. I got the travel size to try it out and I doubt I'll repurchase it once I'm out.

 
5.0

Best Primer!

By MKP

from Virginia

Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

Spent the last month trying every primer under the sun to get my makeup to last on dry skin. This is by far the best! Makeup stays on all day and I don't have to reapply a thing!

 
5.0

Great Multi-tasking Product - Does It All!

By Blue-Eyed Baby

from Collierville, TN

About Me Classic Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Antioxidants
  • Calms/Heals Redness
  • Easy To Apply
  • Electrolites
  • Hydrates/Mattifies
  • Lightweight
  • Noncomedogenic
  • Oil Free
  • Smells Clean/Refreshes
  • Vitamins

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types
    • Dryness
    • Everyday
    • Oilness
    • Redness
    • Sensitive Skin
    • Travel

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

    This multi-tasking product by Smashbox is amazing! It primes, it sets, and it refreshes during the day whether you are dry or oily. It is loaded with vitamins, electrolytes and antioxidants that a fabulous for all skin types which helps correct redness or sallowness. It has a clean nice smell that will revive you throughout the day! Awesome product and you do not need to purchase 2-3 other products like other brands make you think are required.

     
    5.0

    love this primer on my mature skin

    By Karen M

    from Fredericksburg, VA

    About Me Classic Style

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Easy To Take-off
    • Lightweight
    • Long Lasting
    • Natural Looking
    • Noncomedogenic
    • no silicones!
    • Smooth

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • mature, dry skin

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

      I received this in a sample box of primers by Smashbox. I had stopped usung primers because they would either cause a breakout or cause my foundation to dry up and crack. I've tried so many foundations with so many different primers, and this one is the only one that hasn't caused my foundation to pill or dry. I use several foundations, from high-end to drugstore, and they all play well with this primer. Love it.

       
      5.0

      A-mazing

      By Tori

      from Pigeon Forge, TN

      About Me Trendy Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Lightweight
      • Natural Looking
      • Smooth

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

        This makes my makeup look so pretty!! When i started using this noticed my makeup stayed a whole lot longer.

         
        5.0

        Perfection

        By Amy

        from Indiana

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

            I love this product, it is light weight and keeps your makeup looking fresh. I have had comments on how smooth my face looks with makeup on and it is because of this product. I use bare minerals as my facial makeup in conjunction with this and it is flawless. I do not have acne prone though, please take that into consideration. I have used Vichy retinal cream and it works to keep acne away!

             
            5.0

            My fave

            By Gigi

            from Glendora ca

            About Me Trendy Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • It literally makes your makeup last all day!!!

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types
            • Everyday

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

            It's the bomb !!! You guys have to try it

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            5.0

            Amazing Product

            By Ames NYC

            from QUEENS NY

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Blends Well
            • Easy To Apply
            • Smooth

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Skin Types

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

              This feels great on the skin. With or without makeup , skin just feels better. 5 days a week I do wear makeup and use this after gel moisturizer before makeup and couple of sprays after doing my makeup , everything stays put. RECOMMEND!!

               
              3.0

              way overpriced

              By makeup

              from Houston

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

              thank god I got this for free because scented water does refresh makeup, but so does any water. would not buy for this price

               
              5.0

              LOVE and feels so refreshing!!!

              By Casey

              from Alexandria, KY

              About Me Natural Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Lightweight
              • Long Lasting
              • Natural Looking
              • So refreshing and light

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

                This was suggested to me by a consultant and I absolutely love it! It makes makeup application easy and smooth. I spray on before foundation and then to set I reapply at end of makeup routine!! Gives a little glow too!!

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                • 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
                • 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
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