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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 112 reviews)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Goes on smoothly (87)
  • Easy to apply (82)
  • Blends well (71)
  • Lightweight (69)
  • Long-lasting (69)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (22)
  • Doesn't stay on (9)
  • Poor coverage (7)
  • Too greasy (6)
  • Causes breakouts (3)

Best Uses

  • Full coverage (52)
  • Light to medium coverage (46)
  • Acne-prone or oily skin (33)
  • Normal skin (27)
  • Sensitive skin (23)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (55), Budget shopper (45)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (62), Fair (40), Deep (6)

Reviewed by 112 customers

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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
     
    5.0

    LOVE THIS. And covers so well!!!

    By Meg

    from Mississippi

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Easy To Apply
    • Goes On Smoothly
    • Good for covering scars/acne
    • Good Pigmentation
    • Lightweight
    • Long-Lasting
    • Matte Finish

    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 Filter Powder Foundation:

      LOVE wearing this especially if I don't wanna wear makeup but just need a little coverage for breakouts! And doesn't take but just a little to cover :)

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      3.0

      Okay make up

      By Chelle

      from South park meadow

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Poor Coverage
        • Pricey / Poor Value
        • Too Greasy

        Best Uses

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Filter Powder Foundation:

          I've used it. Its okay. I have oily skin. Its not really for oily skin. I can't find anything that I really like that's affordable for oily complexion.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          5.0

          Great powder

          By Ali d

          from Nevada

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Light To Medium Coverage

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Filter Powder Foundation:

            I def needed a great powder to go over my foundation. I feel that my makeup is complete now. Def liking smash box products this is my first purchase of this brand!

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair
             
            5.0

            I will buy this product again

            By The Princess

            from Loganville, ga

            About Me Brand Buyer

            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:

                It has great lasting flawless coverage

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium
                 
                5.0

                YES!

                By Lisa the Shopaholic

                from Durham, NH

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Light To Medium Coverage
                  • Normal Skin

                  Comments about Smashbox Photo Filter Powder Foundation:

                  Absolutely loved! Came into Ulta needing something lightweight and this product is perfect! It also blends beuatifully!!

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Medium
                   
                  5.0

                  Great product. Very light. Can't tell that I'm wearing it!!

                  By Melissa

                  from Opelika,Alabama

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Pricey / Poor Value

                  Best Uses

                  • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
                  • Full Coverage
                  • Light To Medium Coverage

                  Comments about Smashbox Photo Filter Powder Foundation:

                  I love this product. It's very lightweight and covers really good.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Fair
                   
                  2.0

                  I wouldn't buy this again

                  By Brenbren

                  from Upland

                  About Me Brand Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Causes Breakouts
                  • Difficult To Apply

                  Best Uses

                  • Light To Medium Coverage

                  Comments about Smashbox Photo Filter Powder Foundation:

                  It dries out my skin

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Medium
                   
                  2.0

                  pretty but wasteful

                  By mj

                  from Colorado

                  About Me Brand Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Matte Finish

                  Cons

                  • Difficult To Apply
                  • Doesn't Stay On
                  • Pricey / Poor Value

                  Best Uses

                  • In a bind or last resort

                  Comments about Smashbox Photo Filter Powder Foundation:

                  This product is ok it's definitely not at all what I had expected, pretty disappointed actually because smashbox usually has great products.
                  It's very very messy, I use a kabooki to apply it and it gets everywhere...I feel
                  Like the product doesn't stay on long and it doesn't really have good coverage...you definitely need a heavy moisturizer or even a tinted moisturizer for this to stay on...you have to reapply it often.
                  i am going to exchange it I don't like it at all.
                  Not impressed

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Medium
                   
                  5.0

                  This is the best powder foundation on the market!

                  By Aspen

                  from New York

                  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
                    • Mature Skin

                    Comments about Smashbox Photo Filter Powder Foundation:

                    Everything is perfect about this product it's just a little too pricey. Otherwise everything is good

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Medium

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                    • 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
                    • Q:

                      I currently use Bare Minerals Fairly Medium foundation. What would be my color in this?
                      Asked on 1/2/2016 by Makeup Maven from Auburn,AL

                      1 answer

                    • Q:

                      I wear Benefit flawless powder foundation in beige. What color I would I need in this?
                      Asked on 12/17/2015 by Lisa from Grapevine, Texas

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Shade 6 (warm medium beige for medium complexions) may be your best match, though we recommend testing it in person at your nearest Ulta Beauty store to ensure it's perfect for you:

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

                        Answered on 12/18/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
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