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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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Create a perfect canvas for foundation application with this silky, lightweight blend of vitamins A & E, grape seed extract and green tea. Worn alone or under foundation, Smashbox's best-selling, oil-free primer helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and pores for flawless skin with a velvety-smooth finish.

The Original Blur

The first step to any great close-up is great skin - skin that's free of fine lines and pores. That's one of the reasons why primer was the first products created at Smashbox Studios. They developed a formula that diffuses the light hitting skin to blur out imperfections for an even, soft-focus look. It also makes makeup look better and last longer. Think of Smashbox's primer as the original blur - and the best way to start your makeup every day.

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

 

Apply a dime-size amount of primer to clean or moisturized skin, using fingertips, for complexion perfection. Follow with your favorite foundation (try Liquid Halo HD Foundation). To tame frizzies, try smoothing primer through wet or dry hair.
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 365 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (295)
  • Goes on smoothly (172)
  • Lightweight (150)
  • Blends well (113)
  • Long lasting (108)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (34)
  • Causes breakouts (10)
  • Doesn't stay on (8)
  • Too greasy (8)
  • Poor coverage (5)

Best Uses

  • Normal skin (127)
  • Dry skin (89)
  • Daily use (86)
  • Sensitive skin (75)
  • Oily skin (54)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (108), Brand buyer (76), Natural style (58), Classic style (47), Trendy style (28)

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3.0

Doesn't work on oily/combination skin

By Richardslindy

from Fort Lauderdale, Florida

About Me Natural Style

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Good Value
  • Versatile

Cons

  • makes skin oily
  • Wears Off Easily

Best Uses

  • Normal Skin

Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

This primer only made my skin look oilier and my makeup greasy. Still looking for a primer that will let my makeup look matte. The only one that came close is Philosophy The Present.

  • Age:
  • 45-59
 
5.0

It's small but worth it

By Alex

from Allen, Tx

About Me Trendy Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use

    Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

    The product applies evenly and my makeup lasts all day no problem

    • Age:
    • 18-29
     
    5.0

    love this primer

    By kk

    from alabama

    About Me Classic Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Long Lasting

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

      I had never used a primer until this one. I love it! it makes a huge difference in how your foundation appears.

      • Age:
      • 45-59
       
      5.0

      Perfect size for travel.

      By Allmyweirdcrap

      from Seagrove, NC

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Normal Skin
        • Special Occasions

        Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

        I bought a full size one of these a while back and swore that I'd never use another primer again. It is awesome! The smaller size of this primer makes it great for small travel bags.

        • Age:
        • 18-29
         
        5.0

        Good Primer

        By ky

        from Hanover, Pennsylvania

        About Me Trendy Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Good Value
        • Long Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

          This bottle is going to last forever! It's a little watery/oily feeling, but it covers pores very well.

          • Age:
          • 18-29
           
          5.0

          Don't leave home without it

          By Lyn

          from Clear lake texas

          About Me Classic Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Good Value
          • Long Lasting

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use

            Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

            I love how this primer the lights on and how my make up looks doing and stays that way through the duration of the day

            • Age:
            • 60+
             
            5.0

            Love it

            By Molly

            from Anderson sc

            About Me Classic Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use

              Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

              I love how this doesn't look or feel oily at all on my face!!

              • Age:
              • 18-29
               
              5.0

              Amazing

              By Jodi

              from Longview Washington

              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:

                Amazing product

                • Age:
                • 30-44
                 
                5.0

                love this product

                By LaBaller

                from Knoxville, TN

                About Me Classic Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Apply
                • Long Lasting

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                  Love this product. It makes my skin feel so good under my makeup. I usually put it under my eyes more and it feels so good.

                  • Age:
                  • 18-29
                   
                  5.0

                  Smash box dupe

                  By B is beautiful

                  from Santa Cruz

                  About Me Classic Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Good Value

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                      I love Smashbox but it's so expensive. This works just as good for less than half the price.

                      • Age:
                      • 45-59

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                      • 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
                      • Q:

                        Will this work as a primer for the whole face? And will it also help control oil particularly in areas such as the nose and lids?
                        Asked on 1/17/2015 by Jen from Los Angeles,Ca

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          Photo Finish Foundation Primer should be applied all over the face for best results. It is not indicated for use on the eye area and is not recommended to be applied to the eyelids. This product is oil-free and does help to control excess oil.

                          Answered on 1/23/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        How many ounces?
                        Asked on 1/17/2015 by Babs

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          0.5 oz.

                          Answered on 1/21/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        My skin get oily throughout the day, will this help prevent that from happening?
                        Asked on 1/1/2015 by Tara from Columbus, Ga

                        1 answer

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