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Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Primer Water

Smashbox

Travel Size Photo Finish Primer Water

Item #: 2288527 Size: 1.0 oz

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Think priming benefits, hydration and sheer radiance - all in just 1 spritz! Primer Water is free of silicone, alcohol and oil, but it's packed with revitalizing electrolytes to wake up skin and restore moisture - like a supercharged energy drink for your skin. Passed through positive energy fields during the production process, Smashbox's enriched water instantly absorbs into skin for lasting hydration (and when skin is hydrated, makeup looks better).

Why it's unique:

Back in 2000, Smashbox founder and photographer Davis Factor developed the iconic Photo Finish Foundation Primer to help makeup look better and last longer on shoots. Fast forward 15 years and a new icon is born: Photo Finish Primer Water. It's everything you love about the original primer in the lightest, purest, most refreshing form imaginable. From the silky-smooth texture of the original, to the super-fine mist of this water, now there's a primer for everyone.

Just the facts:

  • Silicone-free. Alcohol-free. Oil-free.
  • Creates the sheerest canvas for makeup application.
  • Wakes up skin, leaving it vibrant and radiant for hours.
  • Restores moisture and hydrates skin for hours - shine free!
  • Refreshes throughout the day.
  • Perfect for all skin types.
  • Formulated without parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate, phthalates, silicone, oil, fragrance & talc.

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*Source: NPD US Prestige Beauty Tracking Service, 12 months ending October 2015

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Mist on this multitasking water in 3 ways:

  • Prime to create the sheerest canvas for makeup application.
  • Try as a setting spray to lock in your look.
  • Refresh throughout the day to wake up skin.

 

Hold bottle eight to 10 inches from the face and mist evenly. For an extra refreshing, ultra-cooling mist, store in the fridge.

Water\Aqua\Eau, Butylene Glycol, Caffeine, Magnesium Chloride, Calcium Chloride, Sodium Sulfate, Potassium Nitrate, Potassium Phosphate, Polysorbate 80, Diamond Powder, Fragrance (Parfum), Limonene, Linalool, Citral, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate.

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SmashboxTravel Size Photo Finish Primer Water
 
4.2

(based on 65 reviews)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (48)
  • Long lasting (39)
  • Lightweight (31)
  • Smooth (21)
  • Natural looking (16)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (3)

Best Uses

  • All skin types (27)
  • Everyday (26)
  • Sensitive skin (20)
  • Going out (18)
  • Travel (16)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (25), Trendy style (13), Classic style (11)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (28), Fair (24), Deep (3)

Reviewed by 65 customers

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3.0

Not sure if it was me or the product

By Allie

from Maryland

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply

Cons

  • Not effective

Best Uses

  • Dry Skin

Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Primer Water:

I'm sure this product works on some people, but for me it just didn't work out. It says you can use it as a primer as well as a setting spray. A tried using it both ways a couple different times and my makeup did not stay very well throughout the day.

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

Can't believe I hadn't bought it sooner

By Kpepin

from Middletown, NY

About Me Natural 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 Primer Water:

    This is a primer but it can also be used as a setting spray. You spray your face before applying your makeup and wait for it to dry. It keeps my makeup in place all day long, and my skin had no issues adjusting to this product. I really enjoy this product.

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

    Amazing

    By Jess

    from Corpus Christi, Texas

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Good Value
    • Long Lasting

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Oily Skin

      Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Primer Water:

      I absolutely love this product!!! Went to an outdoor concert with no wind...by the time it was over! My makeup still looked fresh!! Miracle in a bottle!!!

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

      Nice for dry skin

      By Tammy

      from Bristol,Tn

      About Me Classic Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Long Lasting

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Dry Skin

        Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Primer Water:

        With thyroid issues dry skin can be unmanageable. This product really helps

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

        I would totally repurchase.

        By Steph

        from Victorville, CA

        About Me Classic Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Value
        • Very Refreshing

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

          Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Primer Water:

          I apply the smashbox after putting my moisturizer and i let it sit in for a bit. It is amazing how well it is to apply on to the skin. Also I enjoy how it's refreshing.

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

          I love this product and I'm already on my 2nd bottle!

          By ANASTASIA

          from Milford, CT

          About Me Trendy Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Good Value
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Primer Water:

            I use this product as my finishing touch after applying my makeup and I also might spritz throughout the day to freshen up.

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

            I would buy this product

            By Cyn

            from Los Angeles, CA

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply
            • Long Lasting

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use

              Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Primer Water:

              I have used this primer quite a few times and it does work great. It stays on for a long time. I think the bottle also says I can use to set it after applying make up so that's a double win.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium
               
              5.0

              This thing is AMAZING

              By Alexis

              from Richmond, VA

              About Me Natural Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Can replace water to wet brushes for long wear
              • Easy To Apply
              • Good Pigmentation
              • 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 Primer Water:

                I love using the product for literally everything! I use it to spray my face to prime and set but also on blenders to bake my concealer and on brushes to I can make my eyeshadows wet and know that they will have long lasting wear.

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

                definitely a repurchase!

                By liz w

                from jennings, la

                About Me Trendy Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • Dry Skin

                  Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Primer Water:

                  I use this before applying any other gel primers .It helps to give my skin hydration before I apply foundation.

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

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  I would not buy this again

                  By Chucks

                  from Florida

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Messy

                    Best Uses

                    • Normal Skin

                    Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Primer Water:

                    None

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

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                    9 Questions | 9 Answers
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                    • Q:

                      Will it set makeup for oily skin?and will it stay even if I'm sweating?
                      Asked on 9/10/2016 by Meg Fern from San Diego, CA

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi There! The Photo Finish Primer Water is good for all skin types and can be used to prime, refresh and set your makeup. If you sweat use the Primer Water to refresh and reset.

                        Answered on 9/12/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                    • Q:

                      Can I take this on the plan with me or will the bottle bust during the flight?
                      Asked on 6/29/2016 by Annaballe from Erie,PA

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi There! I travel with a Photo Finish Primer Water weekly and I have never had a bottle burst. You should be good to go!

                        Answered on 7/2/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                    • Q:

                      Are you supposed to put on your foundation while the primer is fresh and wet, or let it dry on your face first?
                      Asked on 6/18/2016 by heatherm74 from US

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi There! For a makeup application that will last all day apply your foundation when the primer is 'fresh and wet.' You'll love the finish!

                        Answered on 6/24/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                    • Q:

                      Is this good for oily skin?
                      Asked on 4/23/2016 by lex.rupay

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi There! Photo Finish Primer Water is good for all skin types; including oily. Pair it with our Pore Minimizing Primer for extra oil control.

                        Answered on 4/25/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                    • Q:

                      Does this primer really make my makeup last longer? Like how long?
                      It's not to Dewey where my makeup might slide off?
                      Asked on 3/21/2016 by Glamour girl from Las Vegas Nv.

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi There! Photo Finish Primer Water will definitely make your makeup last longer. You can use it refresh your makeup throughout the day or as a setting spray to lock makeup in place. Your finish depends on how much you use it.

                        Answered on 3/22/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                    • Q:

                      Is this product ok for sensitive skin? I don't want to breakout
                      Asked on 1/14/2016 by Kathryn from New York

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water is free of silicone, alcohol and oil, so it is an excellent option for those with sensitive skin.

                        Answered on 1/15/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                    • Q:

                      How many ounces are in it?
                      Asked on 12/20/2015 by Taylor from CA

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        1.0 oz.

                        Answered on 12/23/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                    • Q:

                      Does this serve as a dual purpose, as a primer and setting spray?
                      Asked on 11/3/2015 by Hannah from Kentucky, US

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Yes, you are exactly right! Mist on this multitasking water in 3 ways:

                        Prime to create our sheerest canvas for makeup application.
                        Set your makeup to lock on your look.
                        Refresh throughout the day to wake up skin.

                        Answered on 11/4/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                    • Q:

                      Is this travel-size bottle of Primer Water refillable?
                      Asked on 9/11/2015 by Dub from Ohio

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Although Smashbox doesn't sell refills specifically, the bottle is able to be opened and refilled using the full size Primer Water. We hope this info helps!

                        Answered on 9/28/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
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