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Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing

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SmashboxPhoto Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing
 
4.2

(based on 36 reviews)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Goes on smoothly (30)
  • Easy to apply (29)
  • Blends well (23)
  • Lightweight (22)
  • Long-lasting (21)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (6)
  • Doesn't stay on (3)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone or oily skin (13)
  • Normal skin (13)
  • Light to medium coverage (10)
  • Sensitive skin (10)
  • Mature skin (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (17), Budget shopper (13)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (18), Medium (15)

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5.0

Better than Porefessional

By Allison

from Saint augustine

About Me Brand Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Pricey / Poor Value

Best Uses

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

Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

Great product. Pricey but it's worth it

  • Skin Tone:
  • Fair
 
5.0

Love! This is amazing!

By Lynette

from Middleton, Idaho

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Easy To Apply
  • Goes On Smoothly

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

      Just makes your skin look flawless!

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      5.0

      Flawless

      By B

      from Oxnard, CA

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
        • Dry Skin
        • Light To Medium Coverage
        • Normal Skin
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

        A little goes a long way with this primer. It leaves my skin feeling smooth all day long. It is pricey but completely worth it!

        • Skin Tone:
        • Deep
         
        4.0

        It was amazing but made my face dry

        By Lila

        from Las Vegas nv

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Doesn't Stay On

        Best Uses

        • Light To Medium Coverage

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

        I loved the product it did cover all of my pores! After I applied this input my foundation over it and made my skin flawless! I just wish it didn't make my face dry. I have combination skin so around my nose was fine but my cheeks started peeling. It does last long but only I just feel like by the end of the day my face isn't so flawless anymore.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        5.0

        love it!

        By JP

        from Missoula, MT

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

          I LOVE this product! Decided to splurge on it after reading all the good reviews, and I'm so glad I did. It makes my skin feel so silky, and it lasts all day. It keeps the oil away, doesn't make me break out, and definitely minimizes my pores. Don't think I would ever switch to something else!

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          5.0

          New Skin

          By southernbelle

          from Rock Hill, SC

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Complete coverage
          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Long-Lasting
          • Matte Finish

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Dry Skin
            • Full Coverage
            • Mature Skin
            • Normal Skin

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

            I love this product! Best pore filler I've found!

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            4.0

            Primer Worth The Hype

            By S

            from California

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply
            • Goes On Smoothly

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

                Works Great Underneath My Foundation

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                great primer

                By beauty fanatic

                from buckeye,az

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin

                  Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

                  Love this primer. Great for my oily skin. Would not recommend if you have normal to dry skin.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Fair

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  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

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    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

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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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