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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.

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 442 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (367)
  • Goes on smoothly (172)
  • Long lasting (164)
  • Lightweight (150)
  • 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 (169)
  • Daily use (127)
  • Dry skin (113)
  • Sensitive skin (87)
  • Oily skin (79)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (108), Natural style (88), Brand buyer (76), Classic style (71), Trendy style (45)

Reviewed by 442 customers

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5.0

I would buy this again

By Brina

from Racine, Wi

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

    I put it on after using a moisturizer and it makes my foundation blend better and wear better throughout the day.

    • Age:
    • 18-29
     
    5.0

    The Best Primer Period!!!

    By Ms. Lissa

    from Chicago, IL

    About Me Trendy Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Long Lasting

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Dry Skin
      • Normal Skin
      • Oily Skin

      Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

      I absolutely love this primer. I've tried a few other brands but this one is it. It goes on smooth, not greasy like a lotion. I can't see our feel it.

      • Age:
      • 30-44
       
      5.0

      Love this

      By Sugarfoot

      from GA

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Good Value
      • Long Lasting

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Normal Skin
        • Special Occasions

        Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

        One of the best primers I've used. The size is perfect for a small bag and trips.

        • Age:
        • 30-44
         
        5.0

        Love the feel

        By JessSa

        from Seattle, WA

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Good Value
        • Long Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Oily Skin
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

          I love how it makes my skin feel

          • Age:
          • 18-29

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Beware!

          By Kitty Purry

          from Stevensville, Maryland

          About Me Classic Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Long Lasting

          Cons

          • Damages Skn

          Best Uses

          • Dry Skin
          • Normal Skin

          Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

          The first day I used this product, I thought it was great. Then I woke up the next morning and my skin was a mess! It broke me out, caused really weird red blemishes, and dry spots. Lesson learned... I'll be staying away from this brand from now on!

          • Age:
          • 30-44
           
          5.0

          The Best!!

          By Grandma Pat

          from Youngstown, OH

          About Me Classic Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Long Lasting

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Normal Skin

            Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

            Love how easy it is to apply foundation over this foundation primer!! Very easy to apply and control.

            • Age:
            • 60+
             
            5.0

            I finally found a keeper!

            By Lscrim

            from Grand Blanc, Mi

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply
            • Long Lasting

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

              I've tried quite a few primers and none have worked as well as this one. It has a nice matte finish, goes on smoothly and keeps my makeup fresh looking all day!

              • Age:
              • 45-59

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Amazing base

              By Kristeen

              from California

              About Me Natural Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Long Lasting

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Oily Skin

                Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                Works great with my Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation. Flawless actually. However when I use with a heavier foundation, creates a heavy, cakey finish.

                • Age:
                • 45-59

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Defined buy again

                By Pg

                from New york

                About Me Natural Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Apply
                • Long Lasting

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Dry Skin

                  Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                  Awesome all round

                  • Age:
                  • 30-44

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Love it! Has always been a good purchase

                  By None

                  from Sonoma county

                  About Me Classic Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Normal Skin

                    Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                    I use it before applying my foundation.

                    • Age:
                    • 30-44

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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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