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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 & 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.

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SmashboxTravel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer
 
4.4

(based on 262 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (207)
  • Goes on smoothly (172)
  • Lightweight (150)
  • Blends well (113)
  • Long-lasting (107)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Normal skin (74)
  • Sensitive skin (52)
  • Full coverage (50)
  • Dry skin (48)
  • Acne-prone or oily skin (45)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (108), Brand buyer (76), Natural style (19), Classic style (12), Trendy style (7)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (122), Fair (96), Deep (18)

Reviewed by 262 customers

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5.0

Love this product!

By Recru

from Kansas City

About Me Classic Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • A little goes a long way
  • Doesn't settle in fine lines
  • Easy To Apply
  • Good for combination skin
  • Long Lasting
  • Makes for smooth application of CC cream
  • Matte

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use

    Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

    I use this product daily after moisturizer and before concealer/CC cream

    • Age:
    • 30-44
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair
     
    4.0

    Good product.

    By Caitlin

    from GA

    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:

      Use this product daily, work wells. No complaints.

      • Age:
      • 18-29
      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      5.0

      Amazing product

      By Algnguru2015

      from Hendersonville

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Good Value
      • Long Lasting

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

        Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

        It covers all my pores and it last all day. My make up last even longer every time I use this. It's amazing

        • Age:
        • 18-29
        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        5.0

        I would buy this product over and over.

        By Punkin

        from Bluff city, Arkansas

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Normal Skin
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

          It's application is so light, soft and breathable. It takes your complexion to a whole new level. It is amazing. Applying your makeup is so easy.

          • Age:
          • 45-59
          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          5.0

          excellent

          By chanel

          from atlanta ga

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Pigmentation
          • Long Lasting

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

              I use this as a primer before applying my makeup.

               
              5.0

              Wow!! I will buy this item again and again.

              By Alicia

              from sandy or

              About Me Natural Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Good Value
              • Long Lasting
              • smooth, velvety
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use

                Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                I apply before my powder makeup. The powder goes on flawless.

                • Age:
                • 18-29
                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium
                 
                4.0

                Love

                By Ana

                from Dallas tx

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Apply

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Normal Skin

                  Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                  Love this primer use it everyday

                  • Age:
                  • 18-29
                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Medium
                   
                  5.0

                  GREAT!!!

                  By Mari

                  from Houston, TX

                  About Me Classic Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • NONE

                  Best Uses

                  • I have moderately oily skin, yet it works great!

                  Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                  I love this primer ! I've tried many others, but this one is the best one for my skin!

                  • Age:
                  • 45-59
                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Medium
                   
                  5.0

                  fantastic

                  By lizardqueen

                  from Whitehall PA

                  About Me Trendy 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:

                    fantastic product, it minimizes the look of pores and makes your makeup go on flawlessly and last a lifetime not to mention it works great as an anti frizz agent in your hair on humid days. I would buy this over and over again

                    • Age:
                    • 18-29
                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Fair
                     
                    5.0

                    A must have product!

                    By Pandora

                    from New Braunfels, TX

                    About Me Natural Style

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Oily Skin

                        Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                        LOVE. .LOVE...LOVE!!!!

                        • Age:
                        • 30-44
                        • Skin Tone:
                        • Medium

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                        8 Questions | 8 Answers
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                        • 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

                        • Q:

                          Is this a oil based primer or a gel based primer.
                          Asked on 9/18/2014 by monica from United States

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Expert

                            A:

                            This primer is oil-free and silicone-based. It has a silky, weightless, gel-like texture.

                            Answered on 9/22/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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