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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 315 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (252)
  • 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 (102)
  • Dry skin (68)
  • Sensitive skin (63)
  • Daily use (52)
  • Full coverage (50)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (108), Brand buyer (76), Natural style (36), Classic style (31), Trendy style (19)

Reviewed by 315 customers

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4.0

Love it!

By Matti

from Barboursville WV

About Me Trendy Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Normal Skin
    • Oily Skin

    Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

    Help my foundation stay longer

    • Age:
    • 18-29
     
    4.0

    Amazing a little goes a long way literally!

    By Cindy Lou

    from Tri-cities,WA

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Good Pigmentation
    • Long Lasting

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Oily Skin

      Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

      I really like the consistency, also work well with all foundations.

      • Age:
      • 18-29
       
      4.0

      Always buy this

      By Lu

      from Indiana

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

      Love how easy and smooth looking this is

       
      5.0

      Love it!

      By cthomas

      from Shelby Twp MI

      About Me Classic Style

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

      Great product but expensive!

      • Age:
      • 30-44
       
      5.0

      LOVE

      By Mandii

      from Milwaukee, WI

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Good Value
      • Perfect for on the go

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

        Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

        I love that it comes in travel size!! Perfect for my makeup bag essentials

        • Age:
        • 18-29
         
        5.0

        I will buy this product over and over again

        By JB

        from Chicago IL

        About Me Classic Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

          I just love it for every day use

          • Age:
          • 60+
           
          2.0

          Why the hype?

          By Blushingivory

          from Virginia

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Flakes
          • Wears Off Easily

          Best Uses

            Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

            This made my makeup crack and become flaky like no other. I love primers and since there was so much hype being this one i would splurge for the expensive one. But no i didn't enjoy it, two stars because it had a nice texture and did go on very nice.

            • Age:
            • 18-29
             
            5.0

            I would buy this product again! 5 stars

            By Avery

            from Slidell, La

            About Me Trendy Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Normal Skin
              • Sensitive Skin
              • Special Occasions

              Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

              I love everything about this product!

              • Age:
              • 18-29
               
              2.0

              Disappointed with this product

              By Grace

              from Jackson, NJ

              About Me Classic Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Very oily

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                  This product made my skin feel very oily. It did not help my makeup to look better or stay on longer. This product was very expensive and did not serve the purposes I wanted it to.

                   
                  4.0

                  It's great for the most part.

                  By Mariana

                  from Rexburg, ID

                  About Me Classic Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Apply

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Normal Skin

                    Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                    I liked how well this product worked for most of my face. It just didn't do too well I'm preventing my foundation from slipping off my nose because it is the oiliest part of my skin.

                    • Age:
                    • 18-29

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                    Q&A

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                    Get answers from in-house experts.

                    9 Questions | 9 Answers
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                    • 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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