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Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer

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SmashboxTravel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer
 
4.4

(based on 65 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Goes on smoothly (57)
  • Easy to apply (54)
  • Lightweight (52)
  • Blends well (38)
  • Long-lasting (38)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone or oily skin (19)
  • Normal skin (19)
  • Full coverage (18)
  • Dry skin (14)
  • Light to medium coverage (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (34), Brand buyer (25)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (30), Fair (26), Deep (6)

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5.0

Great Priner!

By browneyedsalsagirl

from Oxnard, CA

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Apply Before Makeup

    Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

    This primer is a must before you apply your makeup. Smooths out your skin very well after applying your makeup over it. Never greasy or oily looking.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    5.0

    Flawless Face

    By Singer

    from Texas

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Easy To Apply
    • Goes On Smoothly
    • Good Pigmentation
    • 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:

      I am 41 years young and I have been looking for a product to help reduce concealer creasing under my eyes. This product has done exactly that. I'm so pleased:)

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      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

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        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

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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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