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SmashboxTravel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer
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Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer

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SmashboxTravel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer
 
4.4

(based on 43 reviews)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Goes on smoothly (37)
  • Easy to apply (35)
  • Lightweight (34)
  • Long-lasting (28)
  • Blends well (24)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (5)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone or oily skin (12)
  • Normal skin (12)
  • Dry skin (11)
  • Full coverage (11)
  • Light to medium coverage (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (21), Brand buyer (18)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (23), Medium (15), Deep (3)

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5.0

Keeps my face from becoming oily

By Peanuts

from Fresno, CA

About Me Budget 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

    Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

    I have a super oily T-zone to begin with, on top of that I need to color my eyebrows in, at the end of the day, my forehead and eyebrows would look insanely greasy. Especially at the end of a 12 hour nursing shift. The Smashbox Primer helps control my oily skin and keep my makeup looking fresh with a constant matte finish instead of the oily, greasy look at the end of a work day. I love it. Wouldn't use anything else.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    5.0

    Great Primer

    By Jen S.

    from Wyoming

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

      Best primer! I use very little so it does last a long time which is important because it is a little expensive.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      5.0

      LOVE IT!!

      By glamourpuss65

      from tacoma, wa

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

          Couldn't imagine putting on my make up without it!!!
          So smooth....kind of matte's me out...love it! !!

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          4.0

          Nice primer

          By BacktotheCountry

          from Springfield MO

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Pricey / Poor Value

          Best Uses

          • Dry Skin
          • Light To Medium Coverage

          Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

          I like this product as a primer. I've only used it in winter months in colder weather and I don't think it will perform well in hot, humid summers. With that being said it is lightweight, applies smoothly and seems to do a good job of "holding" my foundation in place. I have normal/dry skin that is fair with red/pink undertones.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          4.0

          Great for on the Go

          By Liv2886

          from El Paso, TX

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Heavy

          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:

          Sometimes it makes makeup feel heavier than needed, but my makeup goes on ultra smooth. Its a very give and take relationship. And when you're traveling, just roll with the punches anyways. It usual last all day/night or both if needed with hardly any touch up to my makeup. But I also use Urban Decay all night makeup setter.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          3.0

          Good if you aren't oily

          By Blondie

          from Ft. Smith, AR

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight Feel
          • Sheer
          • Travel Friendly

          Cons

          • Doesn't Prevent Shine

          Best Uses

          • Hides Pores

          Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

          I used this on my t-zone, where most of my pores are the most visible. It was a okay product for my face except it still made me shiny towards the end of the day. I did find another "style" of the photofinish that is better for my face though so all in all a decent brand and product.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          5.0

          Love it!

          By CWAttitude

          from Portland, OR

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Dry Skin
            • Normal Skin

            Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

            I finally broke down and bought an expensive primer. I had heard a lot about this primer so I'd thought I'd try it. I love it! It works well with my foundation and makes my makeup last all day. However, I do have oily skin and this doesn't help too much to prevent that - but I don't mind.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I would buy this again

            By Jan

            from Houma, La

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                I USE IT DAILY UNDER MY FOUNDATION

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Yes!

                By Aris

                from Baltimore, Md

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Full Coverage

                  Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                  I use this product as directed, as a primer, and for me it is literally the only one that works. I have super oily skin so I really don't need help from products in that area and this one is great. It doesn't add any extra oil and my makeup definitely lasts longer.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Deep
                   
                  4.0

                  I would buy this again. Love the feel.

                  By Linda

                  from Charlottesville,Va

                  About Me Brand Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Mature Skin

                    Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                    I love the way it goes on and the feel. make-up just glides on. Will buy this again.

                    • 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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