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Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing

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SmashboxPhoto Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing
 
4.1

(based on 28 reviews)

78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (23)
  • Goes on smoothly (22)
  • Lightweight (20)
  • Blends well (17)
  • Matte finish (17)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (5)

Best Uses

  • Normal skin (10)
  • Acne-prone or oily skin (9)
  • Light to medium coverage (8)
  • Mature skin (7)
  • Sensitive skin (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (13), Budget shopper (10)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (14), Medium (12)

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5.0

In Love......

By BeautyLady

from Ft. Lauderdale, FL

About Me Brand Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Light To Medium Coverage
    • Normal Skin
    • Pores

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

    This product is amazing!!!! Thus far the best pore minimizer primer I have used. Before this came out I was using their photo finish foundation primer which is also good, as well as Dr. Brandt pores no more which is great, but this primer is truly the BEST! I have tried the pore minimizers by benefit, too faced, tarte, etc. and none can compare to the results you get with this. My makeup lasts all day no need to retouch throughout the day and my visible pores are no longer visible. I'm in love.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    5.0

    EXCELLENT Primer!

    By kippylu

    from Stuart, FL

    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 Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

      This is a miracle for me! I have oily skin and large pores. This takes care of both problems in one fell swoop. Lasts all day and you don't need a ton of product. Seriously, the only thing that has worked to control my oil. Wonderful!

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      5.0

      Love this!

      By Barbieann

      from Cooperstown, Pa

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      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 Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

        This goes to almost powder like finish and doesn't have that silicone feeling some other products do. More than I usually like to spend but it takes such small amount it will last me a while.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        4.0

        I would by again

        By *******

        from Michigan

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Pricey / Poor Value

        Best Uses

        • Normal Skin
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

        Was looking for something that Minimized the looks of pores but also kept my makeup in place. So far so good.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        5.0

        Photo Finish Foundation Primer

        By Kat

        from Montana

        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

          • Light To Medium Coverage
          • Oily skin

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

          I received a sample of this, and was hooked. It really smooths out my skin tone, I love the velvety feel, and it cuts the late day shiny skin from oily skin. I use this every day, even if I'm not going to put a foundation over it, as it just feels nice, and cuts the shinyness.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          4.0

          pretty good

          By Kristyn

          from Lansing, MI

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
            • Normal Skin

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

            This is one of my new favorite primers by smashbox. I like that it is a thick consistency but yet doesn't feel too greasy on the skin. Does keep my makeup in place all day. I have noticed that especially now that the weather is getting cooler and dryer, I do need to moisturize prior to applying this or it will make my skin look dry and flaky in certain areas. Will be great in the summer time when my skin is super oily. May just need to switch to my second favorite primer for the winter...Smashbox Moisturizing primer...

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            3.0

            Wish it minimized pores longer

            By Stephanie

            from The Woodlands, Texas

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Doesn't Stay On
            • Pricey / Poor Value

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

            Overall, I'm satisfied with this product but I don't think it does anything more than the Benefit Porefessional. I've yet to find a WOW Pore minimizing primer that doesn't need a touch up of powdering or blotting by 11am.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair
             
            4.0

            Helps Cover Pores

            By Chekiga

            from Chicago

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Blends Well
            • Easy To Apply
            • Great Primer
            • Matte Finish

            Cons

            • Excess Tends To Crumble

            Best Uses

            • Great Coverage On Nose
            • Light To Medium Coverage

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

            This is a good product. I've tried several high-end brands and I would not say this is the best, but close. My favorite is Tarte Clean Slate Poreless. But both make pores nearly vanish, especially when used under foundation. The Tarte is just a bit thicker.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            4.0

            The best!

            By meli.

            from Hammond la

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Pricey / Poor Value

            Best Uses

            • Light To Medium Coverage
            • Normal Skin

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

            This was a compulsive buy. I got a sample from an online order I made, and I had to get the regular bottle. Best primer ever! It is a but expensive. But I've been using it for about a month now and it's lasted this long. Sooo. Best to you all!

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            5.0

            Best Primer I've tried

            By Chris

            from Lawrenceville, NJ

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Mature Skin
              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

              I had settled on Smash Box Photo Finish Light after trying many primers. When I needed more I saw this new product and, even though it cost a few more dollars, and I already felt like I was spending too much on the Photo Finish, I was gently talked into it by the saleswoman. I found I need to use a bit more of it because it does have pigmentation so therefore needs to cover almost everywhere on my face, so it probably won't last me as long as the Photo Finish Light. But it works so well that I only need to put on a light tinted moisturizer over it and not the heavier, complete coverage foundation I usually use. I don't like a true matte finish, which the primer gives, so I find the tinted moisturizer puts back just a bit of a glow. It's a great product, I just wish it wasn't so expensive.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair

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              • Q:

                Can this primer be used with powder mineral foundations?
                Asked on 11/1/2014 by jade521

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  Yes, all Smashbox primers are compatible with all consistencies of foundation including mineral foundation.

                  Answered on 11/4/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
              • 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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