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Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer

Smashbox

Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer

0.5 oz Item 2275020

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#1 Face Primer Brand In The USA*

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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. Vegan friendly.

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 510 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (430)
  • Long lasting (214)
  • Goes on smoothly (173)
  • Lightweight (150)
  • Good value (144)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (36)
  • Causes breakouts (10)
  • Wears off easily (10)
  • Doesn't stay on (8)
  • Too greasy (8)

Best Uses

  • Normal skin (212)
  • Daily use (167)
  • Dry skin (142)
  • Sensitive skin (109)
  • Oily skin (104)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (112), Budget shopper (108), Classic style (97), Brand buyer (76), Trendy style (58)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

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5.0

love it

By jadynallen11

from Hyattsville MD

Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

i absolutely love it for me my foundation applied sooo smoothy and at the end my makeup was flawless

 
5.0

love it

By jadynallen11

from Hyattsville MD

Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

i absolutely love it for me my foundation applied sooo smoothy and at the end my makeup was flawless

 
5.0

Love this place product

By Alicia M

from Ogden, utah

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Long Lasting

Cons

  • Wears Off Easily

Best Uses

    Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

    Love this product

    • Age:
    • 45-59
     
    5.0

    My favorite primer!

    By Chi-Chi

    from Jacksonville Florida

    About Me Classic Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Long Lasting

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Normal Skin

      Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

      Works well with any foundation!!

      • Age:
      • 30-44
       
      5.0

      Love this product!

      By Tinkerbell

      from Colorado Springs, Co.

      About Me Classic Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Agree's with my sensitive skin
      • Easy To Apply
      • Gives a good smooth look

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

        I have been using this for two years now and really like it. I have pores from teen acne and it helps smooth out my complexion. My skin is sensitive and this product does not irritate it.

        • Age:
        • 30-44
         
        5.0

        Favorite primer

        By Steph

        from Evansville, IN

        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:

          My favorite primer

          • Age:
          • 30-44
           
          5.0

          AMAZING!

          By Gladis

          from Fort worth tx

          About Me Trendy 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:

            I used it on a night out 2 weeks ago for the 1st time & I'm hooked! I'll never go without It ever again lol... It blurs out your pores & makes a smooth canvas for your foundation/concealed! I paired it with the urban decay all nighter setting spray OMG LETS JUST SAY IT'S GOLD!

            • Age:
            • 30-44
             
            3.0

            Ehh

            By Liv.

            from Lapeer, MI

            About Me Trendy Style

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply
            • Long Lasting

            Cons

            • Wears Off Easily

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use

            Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

            Personally, I don't think this product helps my foundation stay. I've tried it with many different foundations and it hasn't helped one ‍♀️

            • Age:
            • 18-29

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            BOMB DOT COM

            By Julie

            from Oceanside, CA

            About Me Trendy Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • A little goes a long way
            • Easy To Apply
            • Good Value
            • Long Lasting
            • Smooth coverage

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

              I use this product after I exfoliate and prep my face. I also use the product after I apply Mario Rose Water. This product hold your foundation all day and smooths the application for your makeup!

              • Age:
              • 18-29
               
              5.0

              This really smooths my skin out.

              By PAT

              from Springville, UT

              About Me Natural Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Normal Skin

                Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                I love this. It is a wonderful primer!

                • Age:
                • 60+

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                • Q:

                  Can you wear this primer alone (no foundation?)
                  Thanks
                  Asked on 11/14/2017 by basic from New Jersey

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Absolutely! It will make the skin appear smoother and softer and reduce the appearance of texture.

                    Answered on 11/16/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                • 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
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