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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.

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SmashboxTravel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer
 
4.4

(based on 248 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (195)
  • 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 (68)
  • Full coverage (50)
  • Sensitive skin (50)
  • Dry skin (46)
  • Acne-prone or oily skin (45)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (108), Brand buyer (76), Natural style (13), Classic style (8), Trendy style (6)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (116), Fair (89), Deep (18)

Reviewed by 248 customers

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5.0

Loved this product

By Alex the best

from La Crosse, WI

About Me Trendy Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use

    Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

    I love to use this with Tarte foundation!

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

    Holy Grail!

    By MsDivaRulz

    from Buford ,ga

    About Me Trendy Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Foundation/BB cream glides over face
    • Long Lasting
    • Smooth

    Cons

    • Pricey

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Normal Skin
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

    I will never apply ANY to my face without this going on first!

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

    Like

    By Tye

    from Savannah, GA

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Good Pigmentation
    • Long Lasting

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Special Occasions

      Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

      I like it. A little pricey for a travel size but still like it.

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

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The best primer

      By Jackie

      from Houston tx

      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:

        This is the best primer I ever used
        Blends well and gives makeup a great look

        • Age:
        • 30-44
        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        5.0

        Perfect

        By Nben810

        from Grand Blanc Michigan

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Long Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

          I have tried so many primers. This one is perfect! It lasts all day even in hot muggy weather! I love it!

          • Age:
          • 30-44
          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          5.0

          Permanent cute filter

          By Marce seals

          from Saint Paul, minnesota

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Dry Skin
            • Normal Skin
            • Sensitive Skin
            • Special Occasions

            Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

            This product of good if you wear heavy makeup daily or it would work for a thicker foundation. This is a awesome product but I wouldn't wear it everyday plus it's more costly so you'll wanna use sparingly

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

            One of my favs

            By Mimi

            from Dallas

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply
            • Long Lasting

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Normal Skin
              • Special Occasions

              Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

              Always keep this on hand. I have tried other primer but keep coming back to this.

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

              Perfect size

              By Tammy

              from Estero, Florida

              About Me Natural Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Good Value
              • Long Lasting

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Special Occasions

                Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                Great if you just want to try it, but don't want to spend to much money! Perfect size if you don't wear makeup every day!

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

                Love Love Love

                By Jess

                from Columbus, IN

                About Me Classic Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Apply
                • Good Value
                • Long Lasting

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • Oily Skin

                  Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                  I love how this product works. I have oily skin and this helps my makeup last long hours.

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

                  I love this product and would want to purchase this again

                  By Elise

                  from Carmel, Indiana

                  About Me Trendy Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Long Lasting

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                    I use it when I know I want a dewy finish or my skin needs to hold moisture through the day.

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

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                    7 Questions | 7 Answers
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                    • 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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