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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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Smashbox's Photo Finish Primer Water is a transparent primer water that is non-acnegenic, ophthalmologist and dermatologist-tested.

"I use it as a primer before makeup, as a setting spray to help keep makeup in place, and as a misting spray throughout the day to refresh skin. It's like a spa in a bottle!" - Lori Taylor Davis, Global Pro Lead Artist at Smashbox.

Benefits:
  • Immediately moisturizes, soothes and adds radiance
  • Preps skin for makeup application
  • Instantly absorbs into skin for lasting hydration
  • Leaves skin looking ultra soft without adding shine
  • Revitalizing electrolytes reawaken skin and restore moisture
  • Can be used as a setting spray
  • Use to refresh makeup throughout the day
  • Ideal for all skin types
  • Cruelty-free

In a consumer study on 102 women after 1 use:
  • 93% said it leaves skin instantly hydrated
  • 90% said it absorbs quickly

In a consumer study on 102 women after 1 week of use:
  • 93% said it worked well with their skin tone
  • 90% said skin felt refreshed

Formulated without parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate, phthalates, oil, fragrance and talc.

Click here to find your perfect Smashbox Photo Finish Primer!

Hold bottle 8 - 10 inches away from face and mist onto skin evenly.

Mist on this multitasking water in 3 ways:
  • 1. Prime to create our sheerest canvas for makeup application
  • 2. Set your makeup to lock on your look
  • 3. Refresh throughout the day to wake up skin

Studio tip: For an extra refreshing mist, try storing it 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.

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 Primer Water
 
4.3

(based on 127 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (100)
  • Long lasting (81)
  • Good value (36)
  • Lightweight (31)
  • Versatile (23)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (3)
  • Wears off easily (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (46)
  • Sensitive skin (37)
  • Dry skin (32)
  • Oily skin (32)
  • Normal skin (28)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (56), Trendy style (24), Classic style (23)

Reviewed by 127 customers

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5.0

Best water primer ever !

By Angelica

from CA

About Me Trendy Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Good Pigmentation
  • 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:

    Amazing !

    • Age:
    • 18-29
     
    2.0

    I don't think I would buy this product again

    By Cindy

    from Seneca Falls NY

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply

    Cons

    • Wears Off Easily

    Best Uses

      Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Primer Water:

      I used this product as a spritz to freshen my skin both with and without makeup. I didn't feel as if it really did anything except get my face wet.

      • Age:
      • 30-44
       
      5.0

      Love this product

      By KelliD

      from Upstate SC

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

        Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Primer Water:

        I love the way this feels on my face.

        • Age:
        • 30-44
         
        5.0

        Fantastic!

        By CC

        from Woodland CA

        About Me Trendy Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Long Lasting
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Primer Water:

          I purchase this in the travel size to try and was blown away. So much so that plan to exchange it for the regular size. It is so versatile. Can be used as a primer before make up application or sprayed directly onto brush for more intense foiled or metallic eyeshadow pigment on lid. But my most favorite way to use is as a setting spray. Leaves a beautiful glow and flawless makeup setting all day long. I have combination medium tone skin and I love it. Give it a try.

          • Age:
          • 45-59
           
          3.0

          Not the best

          By Ellahope

          from Atlanta

          About Me Classic Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply

          Cons

          • Too sticky

          Best Uses

          • Special Occasions

          Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Primer Water:

          It's too sticky and foundation was sliding around

          • Age:
          • 30-44
           
          5.0

          All day glow

          By ErinZ

          from Pittsburgh, PA

          About Me Classic Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Good Value
          • Long Lasting

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Primer Water:

            I bought this as a tester, as Ulta was fresh out after the sale. Glad I found this at check out to try. I have used for both full face make up application, and no-makeup-makeup days. It felt light and dewy all day. I never felt oily or shiny - with t-zone combination skin, that is typically very sensitive. This feels like a mild, dewy, fresh mist for your face!

            • Age:
            • 30-44
             
            5.0

            I would purchase again

            By Ale

            from Cypress Tx.

            About Me Trendy Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply
            • Good Value
            • Long Lasting

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Primer Water:

              I use it to prime and set my makeup

              • Age:
              • 18-29
               
              5.0

              SO Refreshing!

              By michelleee

              from nc

              About Me Classic Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Long Lasting
              • refreshing

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Primer Water:

                goes on beautifully, so light and refreshing but not oily!

                • Age:
                • 18-29
                 
                5.0

                Love It!

                By Kari

                from Chicago, IL

                About Me Natural Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Apply
                • Good Value

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • Normal Skin
                  • Oily Skin
                  • Special Occasions

                  Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Primer Water:

                  Usually my make up gets oily as the day goes by, but this kept it looking like when I first applied and it actually made my foundation look natural.

                  • Age:
                  • 18-29
                   
                  4.0

                  Nice and light

                  By Kimmie

                  from North carolina

                  About Me Classic 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 Primer Water:

                    Sometimes things like primers Don't really mix with song antiaging moisturizer's when you apply the make up with this product it doesn't peel and make little flacks

                    • Age:
                    • 45-59

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                    13 Questions | 13 Answers
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                    • Q:

                      Can I use this with the photo finish foundation primer? If so do I apply that first, allow it to dry/ set, then spray this? Thanks!
                      Asked on 5/10/2017 by Sara from San Francisco, Ca

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi There! You absolutely can use the Primer Water with the Photo Finish Foundation Primer. Start of by using the Photo Finish Primer under your makeup. Then use the Primer Water to set your makeup. You can also use it to refresh your look throughout the day.

                        Answered on 5/15/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                    • Q:

                      Can you use it as a setting spray?
                      Asked on 4/17/2017 by Lea from Cleveland OH

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Absolutely! The Photo Finish Primer Water can be used to Prep, Prime, Refresh and Set your makeup.

                        Answered on 4/20/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                    • Q:

                      I have noticed that no one has mentioned if this product will minimize enlarged pores!!! Last thru the Texas heat/humidity?
                      Does it? Or do you have a better recommendation?
                      Asked on 3/22/2017 by Kimmy from TX

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi There! We suggest the Pore Minimizing Primer to minimize the appearance of large pores. It will also last through the Texas heat/humidity :)

                        Answered on 3/26/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                    • Q:

                      What kind of finish does this have?
                      Asked on 3/17/2017 by Olivia from US

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi There! The Photo Finish Primer Water is a hydrating spray. It will leave your skin with a natural demi-matte finish.

                        Answered on 3/19/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                    • 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
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