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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.

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 334 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (265)
  • 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 (110)
  • Dry skin (76)
  • Sensitive skin (66)
  • Daily use (63)
  • Full coverage (50)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (108), Brand buyer (76), Natural style (46), Classic style (35), Trendy style (23)

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3.0

So-so

By Vjenks

from Harrison Ohio

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Messy

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use

    Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

    I've used this product many times before and this time I wasn't too pleased. It's supposed to be very smooth and velvet like but this time, it came out slimy and water-like.

    • Age:
    • 18-29
     
    4.0

    smashboxphotoreadyprimer.

    By kelsey

    from chesterfield, va

    About Me Trendy Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Long Lasting

    Cons

    • Breaks me out

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

    personally, i struggle with acne prone skin, so anything breaks me out. this unfortunally breaks me out. if you have great skin (lucky duck!), i would definitely recommend! but other than that, the finish on my skin under my foundation is FLAWLESS :-)

    • Age:
    • 18-29
     
    4.0

    I will buy this one again..liked it :)

    By Nahrin

    from Maryland

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Good Value
    • Long Lasting

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Normal Skin

      Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

      Use it befor the foundation

      • Age:
      • 18-29
       
      5.0

      Since the first used, it has been the only primer i use!

      By M&M

      from Kankakee illions

      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:

        Its a great base for your foundation

        • Age:
        • 18-29
         
        5.0

        I love this primer so much

        By Hannah banana

        from Gainesville, FL

        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
          • Special Occasions

          Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

          I always use this primer before putting on my foundation.

          • Age:
          • 18-29
           
          5.0

          I love ir

          By Tee

          from Metairie, LA

          About Me Natural 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:

            Recommended by a friend. Makeup use to wear away!

            • Age:
            • 45-59
             
            4.0

            Loved it

            By Laine

            from Morgantown,WV

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Long Lasting

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

              Smooth application, blurred imperfections

              • Age:
              • 18-29
               
              5.0

              Love ut

              By Me

              from Srq Fl

              About Me Trendy Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Pricey

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Dry Skin
              • Oily Skin

              Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

              Love it

              • Age:
              • 18-29
               
              5.0

              Best primer ever!

              By Gaby

              from Arizona

              About Me Natural Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Good Value
              • Long Lasting

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Dry Skin
                • Normal Skin
                • Oily Skin

                Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                I apply this primer before I apply my foundation. It helps keep my foundation from caking up and creasing around my fine lines.

                • Age:
                • 18-29
                 
                5.0

                Love it!!

                By Josey

                from St. Cloud, FL

                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
                  • Sensitive Skin
                  • Special Occasions

                  Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                  I didn't realize what a difference a product like this made. I am hooked!

                  • Age:
                  • 45-59

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                  10 Questions | 10 Answers
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                  • 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

                  • 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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