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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.
  • 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 421 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (348)
  • Goes on smoothly (172)
  • Lightweight (150)
  • Long lasting (146)
  • Blends well (113)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Normal skin (155)
  • Daily use (116)
  • Dry skin (103)
  • Sensitive skin (82)
  • Oily skin (72)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (108), Natural style (81), Brand buyer (76), Classic style (64), Trendy style (42)

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5.0

Definitely buy this again

By Sheila

from Owenton KY

About Me Classic Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dry Skin
    • Normal Skin

    Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

    Easy to apply. Very silky.

    • Age:
    • 45-59
     
    5.0

    Excellent primer

    By e

    from md

    About Me Classic Style

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Good Value

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Normal Skin

      Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

      great product!

      • Age:
      • 30-44
       
      4.0

      Great primer!!

      By Kimberlynamoon

      from Porterville, Ca

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Long Lasting
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Expensive

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Oily Skin
      • Special Occasions

      Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

      Bought it to "try" it before I spend almost $40 for bigger bottle. So far, I love it! Goes on easy & smooth. Minimizes my large pores!

      • Age:
      • 30-44
       
      5.0

      Another Ipsy Bag find.

      By Mama

      from Panama City Beach ,Fl

      About Me Classic Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Normal Skin

        Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

        love this stuff, I'm 72 years old and this stuff makes me look 50

        • Age:
        • 60+
         
        5.0

        loved it

        By ari

        from sevierville, tn

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Good Value
        • Long Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Normal Skin
          • Oily Skin

          Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

          great primer last all day

          • Age:
          • 18-29
           
          5.0

          i would recommend this product

          By shopper

          from watchung, NJ

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Long Lasting

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use

            Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

            love it

            • Age:
            • 45-59
             
            4.0

            Yessssss

            By Jazmin

            from Idaho falls, Idaho

            About Me Classic Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

              I love this so much!

              • Age:
              • 18-29
               
              5.0

              I would buy definitely

              By Moni

              from Wapato wa

              About Me Trendy Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Good Value
              • Long Lasting

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Normal Skin

                Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                Love the oil control

                 
                3.0

                It's okay

                By Mindy

                from Texas

                About Me Trendy Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Apply
                • Good Value
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Normal Skin

                  Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                  I have super oily skin, I didn't expect a miracle and not get any shine throughout my day but I didnt feel it helped to mattify at all. I tried it alone and with foundation and oily within 30 min, its a good product but not great.

                  • Age:
                  • 30-44
                   
                  5.0

                  My go to primer

                  By ME123

                  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:

                    Last longer than 12 hours, but starts to wear after that.

                    • Age:
                    • 18-29

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                    Get answers from in-house experts.

                    13 Questions | 13 Answers
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                    • 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
                    • 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
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