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SmashboxTravel 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.

Winner of 2013 Martha Stewart Weddings Big-Day Beauty Awards and 2012 Nylon Beauty Award.

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.

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SmashboxTravel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer
 
4.3

(based on 145 reviews)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Goes on smoothly (117)
  • Easy to apply (114)
  • Lightweight (103)
  • Blends well (79)
  • Long-lasting (74)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (25)
  • Doesn't stay on (5)
  • Causes breakouts (4)
  • Poor coverage (4)
  • Too greasy (4)

Best Uses

  • Normal skin (39)
  • Acne-prone or oily skin (33)
  • Full coverage (31)
  • Sensitive skin (31)
  • Light to medium coverage (30)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (78), Brand buyer (52)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (72), Fair (55), Deep (10)

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1.0

No results

By Me

from Sf

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

Waste of money

  • Skin Tone:
  • Fair
 
3.0

meh

By cat

from Philadelphia, pa

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Lightweight
  • Long-Lasting

Cons

  • Need To Use Alot
  • Pricey / Poor Value

Best Uses

    Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

    Its alright, but I have to use alot. Try Maybellines baby face primer or pourfessonal instead, they feel better and you can use less.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    5.0

    Love It!

    By Angel

    from Pearland, TX

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
      • Dry Skin
      • Mature Skin
      • Normal Skin
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

      I only have wonderful words to say about this product! I have been buying it for years. Goes on light and a little goes a long way.. Make up does not budge and last a all day...

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      5.0

      Best primer

      By Trina

      from Melrose Park Illinois

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Awesome
      • Blends Well
      • Easy To Apply
      • Goes On Smoothly
      • Lightweight
      • Long-Lasting

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mature Skin

        Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

        I use this under makeup. Works great

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        2.0

        Smashbox, primer

        By JJ

        from Wa

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Goes On Smoothly

        Cons

        • Poor Coverage
        • Pricey / Poor Value

        Best Uses

        • Light To Medium Coverage

        Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

        Didn't notice any dofference with and without the primer

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        5.0

        Very light and silky smooth

        By Denise

        from Harker Heights, Tx

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
          • Dry Skin
          • Full Coverage
          • Light To Medium Coverage
          • Mature Skin
          • Normal Skin
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

          Great product very easy to use and travel size last me quit awhile which means a little goes a long way. After I cleanse and moisturizer , I apply the primer then my sunscreen it does not interfere with the performance of my other products. I have sensitive skin and have had no problems.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          5.0

          smashbox primer

          By princesspeekie

          from kalamazoo michigan

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Pricey / Poor Value

          Best Uses

          • Light To Medium Coverage
          • Normal Skin

          Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

          Love the product! Too pricey! Ulta should honor their own coupons on this product!

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          5.0

          Makes my makeup look flawless and lasts all day:)

          By Clairebear

          from Columbia, MO

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Pricey / Poor Value

          Best Uses

          • Normal Skin

          Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

          I use this everyday, and is great for dance competitions!

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          5.0

          I Never Use This Type Of Stuff But I Love This!!!

          By Urbangirl777

          from Oklahoma

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Easy To Apply
          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Good Pigmentation
          • Lightweight
          • Long-Lasting

          Cons

          • Pricey / Poor Value

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

          I got a sample of this with a gift that I had ordered for my bestfriend. Okay... Yes, I kept the sample that came with it. Besides, the person that I bought for does not use anything on her face. Hey, I got her a very NICE gift ;) All as I like and can use is loose powder. I do not like anything else on my face as I feel that it clogs my pores, makes me break out, makes me look 10 times older than I am amongst other things like feeling like my face is dirty all of the time. I have never found any type of foundation that feels natural other than loose powder. I used a little bit of this sample yesterday before work just to see what it was like on my eyelids, as I have an issue with my eye pencil sticking to my upper lids. I ended up trying this on my eyelids and just ended up putting this all over my face because I just loved the feel of it. It is so smooth and silky and didn't even have the heavy feeling of a moisturizer. It was just clean and silky as can be. I also liked that it is a clear gel and not tinted. Urban Decay has a eye primer that is lightly tinted which is fine but it did not work at all for me. Anyhow, my makeup and loose powder looked flawless all evening long. I could really tell a huge difference. I a going to get myself a bottle of this the next time that I am at Ulta. This stuff is Awesome. This is the first time that I have tried Smashbox products as they are pricey. I normally find what I like through samples though. If it works, I'll buy it. If I am not sure, I won't. That is why I am surprised how stores these days do not offer samples like they used to. I think that they would have more sales if they did. Sorry for the novel, but thank you for reading this if you are still reading :) Good Luck To All Of You Ladies! You ALL deserve to feel Beautiful!

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          2.0

          not so photo finish

          By smokey mom

          from ft lauderdale florida

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Very Wet

          Cons

          • Poor Coverage

          Best Uses

          • Dry Skin
          • Normal Skin

          Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

          I used this under my foundation and found it was too wet. I would of liked it to be more smooth and powdery.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium

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          6 Questions | 6 Answers
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          • 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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