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Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer

Smashbox

Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer

Item #: 2275020 Size: 0.5 oz

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The first product developed at Smashbox Photo Studios L.A., Iconic Photo Finish Foundation Primer has been a makeup artist must-have for more than 15 years. It's still their #1-bestseller.

Benefits:
  • Makeup lasts hours and hours
  • Fills in fine lines and pores instantly
  • Glides on to give you a flawless finish
  • Lightweight and oil-free
  • Protects skin from environmental pollutants, damage and stress with antioxidants vitamin A, E and peptides
  • Ideal for all skin types
  • Cruelty-free

In a consumer study on 103 women after 1 week of use:
  • 93% saw blurred imperfections
  • 93% saw smoother skin
  • 91% saw minimized pores and lines
  • 95% said it helped makeup go on flawlessly
  • 94% said it worked well with their skin tone
  • 94% agreed foundation blended more easily

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

Click here to find your perfect Smashbox Photo Finish Primer!
  • Smooth a layer over clean, moisturized skin
  • Let it set for 15 seconds
  • Wear alone or under makeup
  • Can also be used over makeup for touchups

Studio tip: Try it in your hair to tame frizzies.
Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Trisiloxane, Silica, Dimethicone / Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Extract, Propylene Glycol, Water / Aqua / Eau, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Cola Acuminata (Kola) Seed Extract, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract

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
 
4.5

(based on 473 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (397)
  • Long lasting (190)
  • Goes on smoothly (173)
  • Lightweight (150)
  • Good value (126)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (35)
  • Causes breakouts (10)
  • Doesn't stay on (8)
  • Too greasy (8)
  • Wears off easily (6)

Best Uses

  • Normal skin (186)
  • Daily use (147)
  • Dry skin (127)
  • Sensitive skin (99)
  • Oily skin (92)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (108), Natural style (101), Classic style (82), Brand buyer (76), Trendy style (51)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

Reviewed by 473 customers

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5.0

Love it

By Terrif

from So cal

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Long Lasting
  • No need to use moisturizer
  • 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:

    This product goes on silky smooth. I don't see that it does anything for skin tone but it makes foundation super easy to apply.

    • Age:
    • 45-59
     
    5.0

    Bruhhhh

    By Cass

    from Lufkin tx

    About Me Trendy Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Feels great
    • Goes on smooth
    • Long Lasting
    • Not greasy
    • Smells good

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

      This is honesty amazing and I'll be buying the full size very soon! It seeps into my pores and gives my foundation a smooth look on my skin!

      • Age:
      • 18-29
       
      5.0

      Definitely buying again

      By Cris

      from Houston TX

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Long Lasting

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Oily Skin
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

        N/A

        • Age:
        • 30-44
         
        5.0

        The Best.

        By Taz.

        from NYC,Q

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Good Value
        • Long Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

          I absolutely love this product! It does what it's suppose to do.

          • Age:
          • 45-59
           
          5.0

          Best primer

          By Kristy K

          from Holland, Mi

          About Me Trendy Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use

            Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

            I've tried all the name brand primers and this is by far my favorite. Worth the higher price tag. I wear this under my foundation or just wear it when I want my skin to look smooth but be foundation free. Makes pores disappear and smoothes wrinkles.

            • Age:
            • 30-44
             
            5.0

            Best Primer

            By Bella

            from Fort Worth Tx

            About Me Trendy Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                If your looking for a good primer this is it. Smooths out skin the foundation applys so beautiful on top love it!

                • Age:
                • 18-29
                 
                5.0

                best primer

                By jinx

                from Colorado

                Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                this is the best primer you'll ever use! I know it's my #1 go to. even when I don't wear makeup, this does what it's supposed to all day!!

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Love it, Love it!! Excellent product to use!!

                By Bonita

                from Lakeland, TN

                About Me Classic Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Apply
                • Long Lasting

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use

                  Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                  Great product -- wouldn't use anything else -- have used for years!!

                  • Age:
                  • 60+
                   
                  5.0

                  I love this product, I won't be without

                  By Karen, bo bo

                  from Dewey, AZ

                  About Me Classic Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Dry Skin

                    Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                    I wear under makeup every day. It helps my face a lot. fills my pores and makeup goes on very nice.

                    Service and delivery comments:

                    I pick up in store

                    • Age:
                    • 60+
                     
                    4.0

                    Yes I would buy it again....Love the silky feeling!!

                    By Maria

                    from Corcoran

                    About Me Trendy Style

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Apply
                    • Good Value
                    • Long Lasting

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                        I love the silky feeling

                        • Age:
                        • 30-44

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                        14 Questions | 14 Answers
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                        • Q:

                          I'm in need of a really good primer that could last me long but not break me out. I have combination skin and want something that can also help with my pores. Would any of you recommend this to me?
                          Asked on 6/19/2017 by Perla from Illinois

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Hi There! The Photo Finish Foundation Primer is made for all skin types. It will control oil and minimize the appearance of pores and and fine lines! The proof is in the primer!

                            Answered on 6/20/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                        • Q:

                          Hello! I was wondering is this a good primer for me if as the day progresses my skin gets more oily?
                          Asked on 5/18/2017 by Anja from Chicago, US

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Hi There! The Photo Finish foundation Primer will definitely help control oil throughout the day.

                            Answered on 5/22/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                        • Q:

                          Is this better than the Smashbox Prime Water? Does it minimize pores?
                          Asked on 2/22/2017 by Jazz from Saginaw MI

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Hi There! We love the Primer Water because it primes, refreshes and sets the skin. To minimize pores we suggest using the pore minimizing primer.

                            Answered on 2/23/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                        • Q:

                          How well does this cover redness? I'm 43 and as I age my skin seems to get redder on my cheeks.
                          Asked on 2/7/2017 by Primer newbie from Indiana

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Hi There! For redness we suggest the the Photo Finish Foundation Primer - Adjust. It will reduce redness and even skin tone.

                            Answered on 2/9/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                        • Q:

                          Is this product good for oily skin as compared to the light version?
                          Asked on 1/6/2017 by Brianna from US

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Hi There! The Photo Finish Foundation Primer is excellent for oily skin. The light version is more for sensitive skin.

                            Answered on 1/6/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                        • Q:

                          Hi,

                          I have already purchased the product but would still like to know if it is good for dry skin?
                          Asked on 11/30/2016 by Isha

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Hi There! The Photo Finish Foundation Primer is made for all skin types. We do make a primer for dry skin. It's called Photo Finish Hydrating Primer.

                            Answered on 12/1/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                        • Q:

                          I've been having Troubles with my foundation kinda cracking up from my face, what kind of base of foundation would work well with this?
                          Asked on 8/12/2016 by Beautyyyy808 from Brighton, CO

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Hi There! We suggest using the the Photo Finish Foundation Primer under your makeup. It will make your foundation go on smoother and prevent it from oxidizing. Apply a pea size amount to your face using fingertips.

                            Answered on 8/17/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                        • Q:

                          Is this primer good for dry skin? What is the difference between this Photo Finish Foundation Primer and the Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light? In the store, the consistencies of the primer looked different (gel vs cream).
                          Asked on 5/14/2016 by Little Red from WA

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Hi There! Both Foundation Primers are considered gels. Primer Light is made with 60% water , so it has a lighter texture. For dry skin we recommend our Hydrating Primer. It will leave your skin feeling hydrated all day.

                            Answered on 5/16/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                        • Q:

                          How long will the travel size last me for daily usage?
                          Asked on 10/18/2015 by beauty snob

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Expert

                            A:

                            Just a pea sized amount is needed for your entire face, so one tube should last you a long time!

                            Answered on 10/27/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                        • Q:

                          does this go on after moisturizer and before the foundation?
                          Asked on 8/18/2015 by Vicki from 18801

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Expert

                            A:

                            Yes, precisely! Apply a dime-size amount to clean or moisturized skin, using fingertips, for complexion perfection. Follow with your favorite foundation. To tame frizzies, try smoothing primer through wet or dry hair.

                            Answered on 8/19/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
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