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Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing

Smashbox

Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing

0.5 oz Item 2283912

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Smashbox's Photo Finish Pore Minimizing Foundation Primer is an Allure Best of Beauty winner. It works for all skin types but is ideal for oily and combination skin. It pairs best with liquid or cream foundation. This primer is non-acnegenic and ophthalmologist tested.

Benefits:
  • Dramatically reduces the look of pores
  • Mattifies shine and controls oil all day
  • Smoothes and preps skin for makeup
  • Won't clog pores or cause breakouts
  • Water-resistant, smooth-glide texture
  • Leaves a soft, even finish
  • Cruelty-free

In a consumer study on 99 women after 1 use:
  • 97% saw the look of pores minimized
  • 97% said skin felt smoother
  • 96% felt makeup went on smoother

In a consumer study on 99 women after 1 week of use:
  • 93% said it worked well with their skin tone
  • 90% said it helped makeup last all day
  • 90% said makeup required fewer touch-ups

Formulated without parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate, phthalates, oil, fragrance and talc. Vegan friendly.

Click here to find your perfect Smashbox Photo Finish Primer!

  • Warm with fingers before applying
  • Smooth a sheer layer over clean, moisturized skin
  • Wear alone, under Studio Skin foundation or even over makeup

Studio tip: Pat over or under makeup anywhere you need a bit of shine control.
Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, HDI / Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Silica, Isononyl Isononanoate, Isododecane, Dimethicone / Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Vinyl Dimethicone / Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Lauroyl Lysine, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phytosteryl / Octyldodecyl Lauroyl Glutamate, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Methicone, Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate, Water / Aqua / Eau, Coconut Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)

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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SmashboxTravel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing
 
4.1

(based on 251 reviews)

79%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (184)
  • Long lasting (102)
  • Good value (66)
  • Good pigmentation (54)
  • Goes on smoothly (49)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (18)
  • Flakes (15)
  • Wears off easily (14)
  • Difficult to apply (11)
  • Poor coverage (7)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (84)
  • Oily skin (79)
  • Normal skin (74)
  • Sensitive skin (36)
  • Dry skin (28)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (66), Classic style (49), Trendy style (37), Budget shopper (36), Brand buyer (31)

Reviewed by 251 customers

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5.0

Worked better than Benefit Porefessional

By Sam

from Mission Viejo CA

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Value

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use

    Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

    I have been using Benefit Porefessional for 11 months before trying this primer a few weeks ago. I found that this one works better and looks smoother under makeup. It also works on smoothing some of my acne scarring in addition to blurring my pores. Will buy again.

    • Age:
    • 18-29
     
    5.0

    I buy this product frequently. Love it!

    By Amanda

    from Trinity fl

    About Me Trendy Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Good Pigmentation
    • Long Lasting

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Dry Skin
      • Normal Skin
      • Oily Skin
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

      Have yet to find any product that even compares to half of the benefits of this product!

      • Age:
      • 30-44
       
      5.0

      A new regular in my makeup routine!

      By Alexys

      from San Diego, CA

      About Me Trendy Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Good Pigmentation
      • Good Value
      • Long Lasting

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Oily Skin
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

        I'm not much of a splurger when it comes to makeup. I have pores the size of the moon's pits. I used to use NYX's Pore Filler but I felt I needed something a little more high-end for my pore-blem. This is about $3 more expensive than the NYX pore filler but I personally feel that this does a better job at making my skin look smooth.

        • Age:
        • 18-29
         
        1.0

        Aweful =(

        By Britty

        from Nampa idaho

        About Me Trendy Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Causes breakout
          • Cloggs pores
          • Smells so bad

          Best Uses

            Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

            Hated this. It smells bad. Its thick. It gave me breakouts. Dryed out my skin. Just aweful

            • Age:
            • 18-29
             
            5.0

            This stuff is great! Makes my skin & make-up look good!

            By Blessed

            from Rockwall, Texas

            About Me Trendy Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply
            • Good Pigmentation
            • Good Value
            • Long Lasting
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Oily Skin
              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

              I use this product in the t-zone area, also right under the bone below my eye on the sides of my nose. And then a dab on my chin! It covers the pores good!

              • Age:
              • 60+
               
              3.0

              Not Bad

              By Maria

              from Seattle, WA

              About Me Classic Style

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Good Value

              Cons

              • Flakes

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Normal Skin
              • Oily Skin

              Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

              I'm not sure how i feel about his product. Half of me likes it and thinks it does just fine, but half of me wonders if theres better out there. Also, recently it has been crumbling off my face when i apply it, but i think thats because of the change in weather and my skin drying. Over all, not a terrible product, but i feel i can find better.

              • Age:
              • 18-29
               
              5.0

              LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!

              By Very Blessed

              from San Antonio, Texas

              About Me Classic Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Good Pigmentation
              • Good Value
              • Long Lasting

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Oily Skin

                Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

                I have tried a lot of primers for my oily skin, but I finally found this awesome primer that stays on all day and takes 90% away of the oil in my face.

                • Age:
                • 30-44
                 
                5.0

                One of my favorite, would buy again!!!

                By JoJo

                from NYC

                About Me Natural Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Apply
                • Good Pigmentation
                • Good Value
                • Long Lasting
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • Dry Skin
                  • Normal Skin
                  • Oily Skin
                  • Sensitive Skin
                  • Special Occasions

                  Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

                  Love everything about this product. Would buy again and recommend it to my friends.

                  • Age:
                  • 60+
                   
                  5.0

                  Will buy again

                  By Desertrose

                  from Texas

                  About Me Classic Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Long Lasting

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use
                    • Oily Skin

                    Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

                    Does everything it claims to do. Minimizes pores and controls oil

                    • Age:
                    • 45-59
                     
                    1.0

                    Primer is the Elephant in the Room of the makeup world

                    By Makeup Hunter

                    from Burlington, VT

                    About Me Trendy Style

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

                    I think Primer is the Elephant in the Room of the Makeup World. Primer doesn't work period. I've tried many and I was thinking this would be cool because it has pore minimizing effects. Hhhmmm. Not so. I put this on and it looked great and did seem to minimize my pores, but by the time I had used my beauty sponge for foundation my face looked per usual. No pore minimizing effects. And my makeup didn't last longer or look better than it usually does. I gave it one start because it didn't break me out or do anything weird to my skin. But overall, it really didn't do anything.

                    • Age:
                    • 30-44

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                    8 Questions | 8 Answers
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                    • Q:

                      Hi I'm new to this primer thing,i have sensitive skin would this product be okay for my skin..thank you
                      Asked on 4/15/2017 by amanda from providence florida

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi There! For sensitive skin we suggest Photo Finish Primer Light. It will make your makeup last all day!

                        Answered on 4/21/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                    • Q:

                      i have really dry skin and its tends to peel a LOT, will the product be ok?
                      Asked on 3/18/2017 by #foxcatonfire from Houston,TX

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi There! For dry skin we suggest using the Hydrating Primer.

                        Answered on 3/19/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                    • Q:

                      Will this work with a mineral powder foundation?
                      Asked on 2/10/2017 by Felicia

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi There! Smashbox primers work very well under a mineral powder foundation. You'll love the way you look!

                        Answered on 2/13/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                    • Q:

                      About how long can I continue using this before it expires?
                      Asked on 2/2/2017 by Kasey from Connecticut

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi There! The Photo Finish Primer: Pore Minimizing is safe to use for 12 months after opening.

                        Answered on 2/5/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                    • Q:

                      Will this product dry out my skin?
                      Asked on 1/25/2017 by kelsey from US

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi There! The Pore Minimizing Primer is non drying.

                        Answered on 1/26/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                    • Q:

                      Is this a silicon or water based primer?
                      Asked on 11/25/2015 by ashley

                      1 answer

                    • Q:

                      How many ounces are in the travel sized primer?
                      Asked on 11/20/2015 by skittles from Kentucky

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        0.5 oz.

                        Answered on 11/20/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                    • Q:

                      Will this product clog pores?
                      Asked on 10/8/2015 by mshell04 from US

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        The Pore Minimizing Photo Finish Foundation Primer is oil-free and formulated for all skin types. Smashbox Cosmetics does not test for or claim that this product is noncomedogenic (non-pore clogging). We hope this info helps!

                        Answered on 10/9/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
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