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Smashbox Travel 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.

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

 

Apply a dime-size amount of primer to clean or moisturized skin, using fingertips, for complexion perfection. Follow with your favorite foundation (try Liquid Halo HD Foundation). To tame frizzies, try smoothing primer through wet or dry hair.

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SmashboxTravel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer
 
4.4

(based on 204 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Goes on smoothly (172)
  • Easy to apply (167)
  • Lightweight (150)
  • Blends well (113)
  • Long-lasting (107)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (34)
  • Causes breakouts (10)
  • Doesn't stay on (8)
  • Too greasy (8)
  • Poor coverage (5)

Best Uses

  • Normal skin (57)
  • Full coverage (50)
  • Acne-prone or oily skin (45)
  • Sensitive skin (43)
  • Mature skin (42)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (108), Brand buyer (76)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (103), Fair (77), Deep (15)

Reviewed by 204 customers

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5.0

I love Smashbox

By Mu4ever

from Florida

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

      Excelled matte and smooth finish

      • Skin Tone:
      • Deep
       
      5.0

      Love product

      By Red

      from Texas

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Full Coverage

        Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

        Great

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        4.0

        Best primer I've ever used

        By Little Red

        from WA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

            This is the best primer I've ever used so far. It is silky smooth and gives me a great base for my make up application. I gave it just 4 stars because it doesn't necessarily keep my make-up absolutely flawless all day, but it still does a pretty dang good job. I still get the tiniest bit of flaking sometimes too - I'm tempted to try the Hydrating Primer, but that is expensive. This one is much more in my price range.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair
             
            1.0

            No, no , and just...no.

            By Erin

            from Conroe, TX

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Doesn't last
            • Doesn't Stay On
            • Pricey / Poor Value
            • Too Greasy

            Best Uses

              Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

              So I had tried another primer in the hopes that maybe I didn't need to go the super-expensive Smashbox route, but that kind of literally blew up in my face. So I exchanged the first primer and got the travel size Smashbox, thinking that the company that started with primers must know all, right? Wrong. Apparently nobody in the known universe has skin as oily as mine, or somebody somewhere would have made the perfect product for us already, and they would have made a fortune off of it because it would actually WORK. Sad to say, although this looked and felt great going on and for a couple of hours afterwards, it just couldn't stand up to my oily skin. It melted along with my makeup a mere 3 hours into my workday, and I have a desk job in an air-conditioned office. I had high hopes for this one, coming from Smashbox, but alas, it just wasn't the Holy Grail for me.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium
               
              5.0

              LOVE!!

              By B.H

              from New Orleans La

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin

                Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                Expensive but worth it. This primer brings my drugstore foundation to a different level!!

                • Skin Tone:
                • Deep
                 
                5.0

                One of the best primers out there

                By Shell

                from St Louis

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Blends Well
                • Easy To Apply
                • Goes On Smoothly

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
                  • Dry Skin

                  Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                  Lasts longer and evenly covers

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Fair

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Old Friend

                  By AnnabelleApplebaum

                  from Tennessee

                  About Me Brand Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Mature Skin
                    • Normal Skin

                    Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                    I have used this off and on for a long time. I like to try new things, but i always come back to this. I like this better than others i have tried.

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Fair
                     
                    5.0

                    Best Primer I've used!

                    By .

                    from PA

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                        Apply right after moisturizer and right before foundation.

                         
                        4.0

                        It's a great product. A little to pricey.

                        By Allie

                        from Litle Rock

                        About Me Brand Buyer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Apply
                        • Goes On Smoothly
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Pricey / Poor Value

                        Best Uses

                        • Dry Skin

                        Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                        none

                        • Skin Tone:
                        • Fair
                         
                        5.0

                        Best primer i have tried

                        By Dana dane

                        from Mobile

                        About Me Budget Buyer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Full Coverage
                          • Sensitive Skin

                          Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                          Prodct goes on smooth and majes the foundation look really good

                          • Skin Tone:
                          • Medium

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                          7 Questions | 7 Answers
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                          • 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
                          • 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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