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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 and 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.

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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Product Reviews

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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SmashboxPhoto Finish Primer Water
 
4.5

(based on 352 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (267)
  • Lightweight (236)
  • Long lasting (185)
  • Natural looking (133)
  • Smooth (111)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (12)
  • Doesn't stay on (5)
  • Poor coverage (5)
  • Causes breakouts (4)
  • Irritates skin (4)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (213)
  • All skin types (196)
  • Going out (113)
  • Sensitive skin (98)
  • Travel (83)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (139), Classic style (93), Trendy style (69)

Reviewed by 352 customers

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5.0

Smash box photo finish

By Trish

from San Antonio

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types
    • Everyday
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

    I was very skeptical about purchasing this but i did & I love the way it feels after applying. I've purchased a spray before that separated my foundation & thought I would always have this problem with any Primer spray but this is the only one I've never had an issue with!! I love this one and definitely will purchase again

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A must have for everyone

    By Vtt

    from San Antonio tx

    About Me Classic Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Lightweight
    • Smooth

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

      This really does help before adding primer. I will never be without this.

       
      5.0

      Love

      By Joellen

      from Germantown, MD

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Easy To Apply
      • Easy To Take-off
      • Good Pigmentation
      • 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:

        Love everything about this!

         
        5.0

        Love Smashbox Primer Water

        By Sekoya69

        from Denver Colorado

        About Me Trendy Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types
          • Everyday

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

          Love Primer Water...I use it before and after I apply make up, It makes make up application go on smoother

           
          4.0

          Multi-use and light

          By kla830

          from New York

          About Me Trendy Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Long Lasting

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

            I actually don't usually use this as a primer, but rather to help me blend foundation and concealer. I spray this on my face, and some on a beauty blender, to help foundation and concealer go on smoothly. I really think it helps, and it doesn't leave me feeling greasy or shiny.

            (0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Yes

            By Maricsa

            from ARLINGTON tx

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply
            • Easy To Take-off
            • Good Pigmentation
            • Lightweight
            • Long Lasting
            • Smooth

            Cons

            • Causes Breakouts

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

            Yes

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Awesomeness In A Bottle!

            By Danimari5

            from California

            About Me Classic Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Blends Well
            • 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:

              Just a couple of sprays on face and neck after I decorate my face lol and my makeup is set! No more rubbing off when I hug people or touch with my hands. Feels light, looks great, I have sensitive that breaks out easily ~ this water (instead of the gel version) is perfect and I haven't had any breakouts. This is a new must have item for me. Love it!

               
              5.0

              A must in your make up routine

              By Hedda

              from Neosho MO

              About Me Natural Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Lightweight
              • Long Lasting

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Skin Types
                • Everyday
                • Sensitive Skin

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

                Recommend using every day as part of your skin prep for your make up.

                 
                1.0

                Dried My face too much :(

                By Monandaeg

                from Greenfield, CA

                Pros

                • Easy To Apply

                Cons

                • Irritates Skin

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

                  NOT GOOD FOR SENSITIVE DRY SKIN! When I applied foundation I started seeing dry patches on my face and I know for a fact it wasn't my makeup forever fohndation since I've been using it for 2 years and this has never happened :/

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  YAAAAAAAAAAs

                  By Sammie Lynne

                  from ChiTOWN

                  About Me Classic Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

                  LOVE A+ Need this in a gallon!

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                  39 Questions | 39 Answers
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                  • 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
                  • 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
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