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Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing

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SmashboxPhoto Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing
 
3.9

(based on 18 reviews)

65%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (13)
  • Goes on smoothly (13)
  • Lightweight (12)
  • Matte finish (10)
  • Blends well (9)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne-prone or oily skin (5)
    • Mature skin (5)
    • Normal skin (4)
    • Sensitive skin (4)
    • Light to medium coverage (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Brand buyer (8), Budget shopper (6)
      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair (10), Medium (6)

    Reviewed by 18 customers

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    5.0

    Absolutely Fabulous!

    By Tracey

    from Colorado Springs, CO

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mature Skin
      • Normal Skin
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

      I have small to medium pores and normal skin. I am 45 years old with a good complexion. I use this as a base after moisturizing and before foundation. A little goes a long way! This product completely vanishes visible pores. I use it even with a tinted moisturizer. It is so light weight, I don't feel it on my skin. Highly recommended.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The best primer for oily combo acne skin

      By Only Onyx

      from Orlando FL

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adheres The Foundation
      • A LITTLE GOES A LONG WAY
      • Blends Well
      • Covers pores
      • Doesn't Break You Out
      • Easy To Apply
      • Goes On Smoothly
      • Good Pigmentation
      • Lightweight
      • Long-Lasting
      • Looks More Skin Like
      • Makes Foundation Look Nat
      • Matte Finish
      • No Rash
      • Shine Minimizing
      • Use Less Foundation

      Cons

      • Must Use Deep Night Moist
      • Must Use With Moisturizer
      • On The Dry Side
      • Use Deep Night Moisturize

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
      • For Enlarged Pores
      • Mature Skin
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

      After using many high end and drug stores pore minimizing primers, this is hands down my favorite!
      I have acne prone combo oily mature skin. So I would skip moisturizer in certain areas to maximize the longevity of my primer and foundation. But since this dries you out a bit, and mattes you out, I can enjoy moisturizer every morning then apply it with clean hands. A little goes a very long way. I let it set before I put foundation. And I don't even have to set the foundation with powder anymore. I use mainly 24hrs foundations without sunscreen since I'm severely allergic to it. However you must use a deep moisturizer at night. For some reason Now I don't have breakouts and my skin is less oily, so I'm very pleased. Now let's hope they never discontinue this.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      best primer

      By Jen

      from Powder Springs, Ga

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

      This is the first primer that has worked well for me. It controls shine and minimizes pores all day long. I was Disney for a week recently and despite sweating I never looked oily. Makes face so smooth and soft that not much foundation is needed. Sometimes I wear this with only powder on top.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Not for me

      By Tarheel LG

      from Wilmington NC

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

            I thought I would try this since I have used other smashbox primers and liked them. This product did decrease appearance of my pores, and did last for 8 hours. Unfortunately, it was light in color so made me appear very pale. I also did not like the thickness/feel of it, much different from their other primers. If you wear foundation the paleness might not make a difference, I do not wear anything over my primer, so sent back.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair
             
            1.0

            Dissapointed

            By Angela

            from Eureka, MO

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Pros

            • Goes On Smoothly
            • Matte Finish

            Cons

            • Too Greasy

            Best Uses

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

              I have been reading tons of reviews and looking high an low for a good pore minimizing primer to go under my bare minerals powder foundation. I really thought this one would do the job. However I was very dissapointed. It made my skin look greasy and my pores look bigger!! I tried it with and without, alternating just to make sure, but every time i used it sure enough my pores were more visible!!!! i need a good primer to help minimize my pores!!! help!

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium
               
              4.0

              great product

              By melissab12

              from illinois

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Causes Breakouts

              Best Uses

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

                i really like this product. i use it under my smashbox powder to help it last longer. i do believe it might cause my skin to break out a bit if i wear it for many days in a row. not sure how much it minimizes my pores but i still like it.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair
                 
                5.0

                Had sample will purchase

                By wndblws

                from Rehoboth Beach, DE

                About Me Brand 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 Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

                  As I was applying the primer I was surprised to find it pigmented then was concerned because the color was so light how would it look under my powder foundation. I need not have been concerned it mattified my skin filled in my pores. After 10 hours (including a trip to the park with 3 grandchildren) my make up still looked matte and fresh. And my skin is always shinny after a few hours no matter what I use on it

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Medium
                   
                  5.0

                  Love it! Great for my oily skin!

                  By Bite Size Cupcake

                  from Dallas, TX

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Pricey

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

                    I just bought this in my search for a good primer for my oily skin and I love it! It makes my large pores disappear and gives me a matte look all day! I do wish it was a little bit cheaper but a little goes a long way anyway.

                     
                    5.0

                    BEST

                    By Debbie

                    from Kennewick WA

                    About Me Budget Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

                      Use every day before you apply foundation.

                      • Skin Tone:
                      • Fair
                       
                      5.0

                      love this product!

                      By Buca

                      from El Sobrante, CA

                      About Me Budget Buyer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Light To Medium Coverage

                        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

                        Finding a primer that goes on smoothly and doesn't feel heavy wasn't easy...then I found this. It's light, creamy and smooth. A little goes a long way. It's the best one I've used.

                        • Skin Tone:
                        • Fair

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                        • Q:

                          Is this good for oily skin?
                          Asked on 10/3/2014 by Katie from Arizona

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Reviewer

                            A:

                            Yes, this primer is formulated for all skin types including oily skin. It provides a matte finish and absorbs oil all day for flawlessly smooth, shine-free skin.

                            Answered on 10/6/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                        • Q:

                          Primer first on the skin? Or sunblock? Would love to find combination of both that truly minimizes large pores and provides SPF protection.
                          Asked on 9/9/2014 by Marlene from United States

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Reviewer

                            A:

                            We recommend applying sunscreen first to bare skin for maximum SPF efficacy, then following with primer application.

                            You may also be interested in Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 35, which combines the skin-perfecting benefits of a primer with the SPF protection of a sunscreen:
                            http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod4280137

                            Answered on 9/12/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                        • Q:

                          Does this product contain parabens?
                          Asked on 9/8/2014 by Mon from Antioch, CA

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Reviewer

                            A:

                            This product is paraben-free.

                            Answered on 9/12/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                        • Q:

                          Will this primer clog up my pores if I have sensitive skin and large pores?
                          Asked on 8/4/2014 by Caligirl from Ca

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Reviewer

                            A:

                            Smashbox does not label this product as noncomedogenic (non-pore clogging), though it is oil-free and lightweight. It is formulated for all skin types including sensitive skin, and it is the ideal treatment to minimize the appearance of large pores, with results lasting up to 8 hours.

                            Answered on 8/6/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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