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Smashbox Photo Filter Powder Foundation

Smashbox

Photo Filter Powder Foundation

1 (natural vanilla for fair complexions)

Item #: 2283900 Size: 0.34 oz

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The special effects of Light Filter Technology and the performance of long-wear Photoset Polymers blend together to make this powder foundation magic. Not only does it act like your favorite photo filter on your phone, but it also stays true all day. In today's super social world where everyone's a photographer, this product couldn't have come at a better time.

Why You'll Love It: All About the Formula

  • Light Filter Technology: Works just like the filters that make your skin look amazing on the photo app you love. Transparent particles diffuse light in various directions, blurring imperfections while still keeping the subject in focus. Smashbox is not using the usual chalky particles to fuse the formula, which creates a muddy effect. Since the particles in this foundation are translucent, the pigment's true color always comes through.
  • Photoset Polymers: Taken from medical-grade liquid bandage technology, which sticks to skin for hours on end. You can always count on extended wear with this formula.

Just The Facts:

  • 8-hour wear
  • Non-drying. Non-caking. Non-settling.
  • Customizable finish - sheer or full - with a double-sided sponge
  • Buildable coverage
  • Formulated without parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate, phthalates, oil & fragrance
A specially designed double-sided sponge lets you customize your coverage. Use the velvety side for a natural, sheer-to-medium finish, or the smooth side for full coverage. Think of it as 2 filter effects in 1 take-anywhere compact.

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Product Reviews

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SmashboxPhoto Filter Powder Foundation
 
4.3

(based on 121 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Goes on smoothly (92)
  • Easy to apply (88)
  • Blends well (76)
  • Lightweight (74)
  • Good pigmentation (73)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (22)
  • Doesn't stay on (9)
  • Poor coverage (8)
  • Too greasy (6)
  • Causes breakouts (3)

Best Uses

  • Full coverage (54)
  • Light to medium coverage (51)
  • Acne-prone or oily skin (34)
  • Normal skin (28)
  • Sensitive skin (25)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (59), Budget shopper (47)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (68), Fair (42), Deep (6)

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4.0

Love it!

By Nursemg

from Abita Springs, LA

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Light To Medium Coverage

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Filter Powder Foundation:

    .

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair
     
    2.0

    Not close...

    By Cbunny

    from Redondo Beach,CA

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Good Pigmentation

    Cons

    • Poor Coverage

    Best Uses

    • Light To Medium Coverage

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Filter Powder Foundation:

    I was told that this product is from the same co. Of MAC.....not! Going back to MAC.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    5.0

    I will buy it again

    By Lhbyers

    from Northfield ohio

    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

      • Full Coverage

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Filter Powder Foundation:

      Use it daily

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      5.0

      Love it

      By Jesd

      from Union city

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Light To Medium Coverage

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Filter Powder Foundation:

          I love the smash box line this product actually lasts me awhile, it covers perfectly and it's not heavy.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          5.0

          Amazing. Such a flawless finish!

          By Mona

          from Woodhaven, Queens

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Filter Powder Foundation:

              Just used it with an It brush and OMG perfection!

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Awesome foundation!

              By Shay

              from Colorado

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Blends Well
              • Easy To Apply
              • Goes On Smoothly
              • Good Pigmentation
              • Lightweight
              • 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 Filter Powder Foundation:

                I don't mind dropping money for a quality product, and this one is definitely worth the money! It stays on all day, I get an even skin tone with it, and it works well with loose powder. It's a great base!

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                A little goes a long ways

                By Evita

                from Las Vegas, NV

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Blends Well
                • Easy To Apply
                • Finally a compatible shade for olive skin
                • Goes On Smoothly
                • Good Pigmentation
                • Lightweight
                • Long-Lasting

                Cons

                • Pricey

                Best Uses

                • Full Coverage
                • Mature Skin
                • Sensitive Skin

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Filter Powder Foundation:

                Finally a shade that stays true and compatible for olive skinned people

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium
                 
                1.0

                Left streaks....disappointed

                By Jennifer

                from Westbury, New York

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Filter Powder Foundation:

                Left streaks.....very disappointed

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Loved it to seal my foundation!

                By Lala

                from Texas

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Light To Medium Coverage

                    Comments about Smashbox Photo Filter Powder Foundation:

                    I use smashbox foundation & i always like powder to seal it all in! I can use as much as i need & it not looked caked! Love it!

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Medium

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Love it, gives nice smooth coverage !

                    By Tiny

                    from Telegraph MI

                    About Me Brand Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Goes On Smoothly
                    • Long-Lasting

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Sensitive Skin

                      Comments about Smashbox Photo Filter Powder Foundation:

                      Great love it!

                      • Skin Tone:
                      • Medium

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                      • Q:

                        i am NW20 which shade would that be in Photo Filter Powder Foundation ? thank you
                        Asked on 5/31/2016 by S

                        1 answer

                      • Q:

                        How does this powder work with flash photography? Does it leave a white cast?
                        Asked on 5/25/2016 by Cori

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi There! Photo Filter Powder Foundation was created been tested and photographed at Smashbox Studios in L.A. It is camera friendly and most of all flash proof.

                          Answered on 5/31/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                      • Q:

                        I have this powder and love it! How do you recommend cleaning the sponge that comes with it? thanks!
                        Asked on 5/14/2016 by Ashley from US

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi There! You can clean the sponge with a little bit of soap and tepid water. Just make sure the sponge is completely dry before you place it in the compact. Generic replacement sponges can be bought at Ulta stores.

                          Answered on 5/16/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                      • Q:

                        I use the NC37 MAC Pro Longwear Liquid Foundation, what shade would I be for the Photo Filter Powder Foundation?
                        Asked on 5/5/2016 by Starbucks Addict from Tempe, AZ

                        1 answer

                      • Q:

                        I use merle norman ultra powder foundation in ultra neutral. which shade should I use?
                        Asked on 5/4/2016 by TT from fayetteville, nc

                        1 answer

                      • Q:

                        I use cadiz in NARS - what color would I use in this powder foundation
                        Asked on 2/19/2016 by Red from Pennsylvania

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          When switching from foundation of a different brand, we recommend visiting your nearest Ulta Beauty store to get shade matched by one of our beauty associates to ensure you find your perfect shade!

                          http://www.ulta.com/ulta/stores/storelocator.jsp

                          Answered on 2/21/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                      • Q:

                        I wear Smashbox Oil primer and then IT CC cream and this go voer toset and cover up any blemishs?
                        Asked on 2/15/2016 by BB from JAXS FL

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          Photo Filter Powder Foundation can certainly be applied over your primer and cc cream to set it. Use the velvety side of the applicator for a natural, sheer-to-medium finish.

                          Answered on 2/15/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                      • Q:

                        I wear Smashbox BB Cream in Light- what would be the corresponding shade for this powder? Thank you!
                        Asked on 2/10/2016 by Platinum Member from Indianapolis, IN

                        1 answer

                      • Q:

                        I'm 3.4 in Smashbox studio skin whats the best match for this product?
                        Asked on 2/2/2016 by Makeup.is.BAE from Chesapeake, VA

                        1 answer

                      • Q:

                        Hi,I used the Smashbox High Definition Healthy FX Foundation SPF 15 in Light L3. My winter shade was Light L2. Can you please tell me the corresponding shades in this powder foundation? Thank You So Much
                        Asked on 1/19/2016 by Gina

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          We recommend testing shades 2 (warm vanilla for fair/light complexions) and 3 (light beige for light complexions) at your nearest Ulta Beauty store to ensure they are perfect for your complexion:

                          http://www.ulta.com/ulta/stores/storelocator.jsp

                          Answered on 1/19/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
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