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Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer

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SmashboxTravel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer
 
4.3

(based on 63 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Goes on smoothly (55)
  • Easy to apply (52)
  • Lightweight (50)
  • Long-lasting (37)
  • Blends well (36)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (8)
  • Doesn't stay on (3)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone or oily skin (18)
  • Normal skin (18)
  • Full coverage (17)
  • Dry skin (13)
  • Light to medium coverage (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (32), Brand buyer (25)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (28), Fair (26), Deep (6)

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5.0

Great product!!

By Kelly

from Savannah, tn

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Lightweight
  • Matte Finish

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Light To Medium Coverage
    • Normal Skin
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

    This product is wonderful! I no longer worry about shiney spots on my skin throughout the day. Very light weight.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair
     
    5.0

    Fantastic stuff.

    By Ruth

    from Ocean Pines, MD

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Easy To Apply
    • Goes On Smoothly
    • Lightweight
    • Long-Lasting
    • Matte Finish
    • Noncomodegenic

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Full Coverage
      • Mature Skin
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

      This is great primer. It hides pores so well that I sometimes use it alone, without makeup. When my face is just washed, my skin is shiny, and this primer gives it a nice, shine-free finish without looking dried out.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      3.0

      Science!

      By Gigibots

      from South Gate, Ca

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Goes On Smoothly

      Cons

      • Difficult To Apply

      Best Uses

        Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

        I'm on the fence about this product, that's why I bought the travel size. I had tried it a few years ago and I can't say it did well on me. The thing is when I gave it to my mom, it worked fantastically! She wore it at a party that got rained out and her make-up stayed flawless. I would say, buy the travel size and test it out on your skin type before you buy the bigger size. Also, it's a little on the wet side when it first comes out, I'm guessing you put it on with a cotton ball? Maybe that was a dumb question but I am pretty clueless on make-up. You have to apply it fast because it dries quickly but once it does, it makes your face really smooth. It's kind of like magic! Better than magic, SCIENCE!

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        5.0

        Velvet touch

        By JKK

        from Newton, KS

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

              Love love love the velvet soft touch and def helps keep makeup on for hours.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium
               
              1.0

              Slightly disappointed

              By Lindsey

              from Clarksville tn

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Blends Well
              • Easy To Apply
              • Goes On Smoothly
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Didn't Mattify
              • Pricey / Poor Value

              Best Uses

                Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                I have extremely oily skin especially in my tzone, an employee highly recommended I use this so i purxhased. I used it for a week without good results.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Deep
                 
                5.0

                I would buy this product again and again

                By Chetta

                from Manassas, VA

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Apply
                • Goes On Smoothly
                • Lightweight
                • Long-Lasting
                • Makeup Goes On Smoothly
                • Noncomodegenic

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                    I apply this product after cleansing my skin. My makeup just glides on and stays all day looking great!

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Medium
                     
                    4.0

                    Nice size

                    By Amazona

                    from Fort Worth, TX

                    About Me Budget Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Blends Well
                    • Easy To Apply
                    • Goes On Smoothly
                    • Lightweight
                    • Matte Finish
                    • Noncomodegenic

                    Cons

                    • Pricey / Poor Value

                    Best Uses

                    • Dry Skin
                    • Full Coverage
                    • Light To Medium Coverage
                    • Normal Skin
                    • Sensitive Skin

                    Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                    I have heard many great things about this primer, but I generally shy away from high-ticket items I can't test before I purchase.
                    When I saw this neat travel size, I picked it up since it was half the price of the normal sized tube.
                    I am happy with the product, it has been working well for me. I will most likely repurchase, but I might reach for the travel size again, because you need only a tiny dab for a full face of foundation, so this small tube will last me a while. I think I would only purchase the big container if they would switch to the more hygienic airless pumps that prevents bacteria from spoiling the product.
                    I think every high-end makeup company should make little travel versions of their products, so a) we can all try them at our leisure without the incredibly wasteful "return to the store" if it does not work out. And b) because for those of us who don't have to do their full-face makeup every day, a smaller tube is more economical and more sanitary (and less wasteful if you believe the toss-after-x-month advice)

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Fair
                     
                    3.0

                    Photo Finish?

                    By Deni

                    from Westminster, CO

                    About Me Brand Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Blends Well
                    • Easy To Apply
                    • Goes On Smoothly

                    Cons

                    • Doesn't Stay On
                    • Pricey / Poor Value

                    Best Uses

                    • Full Coverage
                    • Normal Skin

                    Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                    I was excited to try it but it was a bit of a disappointment. Not very good for dry skin, I'll stick to BE's primer, so much better.

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Medium
                     
                    5.0

                    Great Stuff

                    By Krissy

                    from Dallas, Tx

                    About Me Brand Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Blends Well
                    • Easy To Apply
                    • Goes On Smoothly
                    • Lightweight
                    • Long-Lasting
                    • Matte Finish
                    • Reduces Shine

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin

                      Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                      I love this it's soft and velvety.

                      • Skin Tone:
                      • Medium
                       
                      5.0

                      Love this stuff!

                      By Jesseca

                      from Chandler, OK

                      About Me Brand Buyer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Apply
                      • Goes On Smoothly
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                          Goes on silky smooth and is a great base to have under foundation. The ret of my makeup goes on so much better since I have used this product!

                          • Skin Tone:
                          • Medium

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                          • 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 Reviewer

                              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 Reviewer

                              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 Reviewer

                              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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