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Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water

Smashbox

Photo Finish Primer Water

Item #: 2283911 Size: 3.9 oz

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Think priming benefits, hydration and sheer radiance - all in just 1 spritz! Primer Water is free of silicone, alcohol and oil, but it's packed with revitalizing electrolytes to wake up skin and restore moisture - like a supercharged energy drink for your skin. Passed through positive energy fields during the production process, Smashbox's enriched water instantly absorbs into skin for lasting hydration (and when skin is hydrated, makeup looks better).

Why it's unique:

Back in 2000, Smashbox founder and photographer Davis Factor developed the iconic Photo Finish Foundation Primer to help makeup look better and last longer on shoots. Fast forward 15 years and a new icon is born: Photo Finish Primer Water. It's everything you love about the original primer in the lightest, purest, most refreshing form imaginable. From the silky-smooth texture of the original, to the super-fine mist of this water, now there's a primer for everyone.

Just the facts:

  • Silicone-free. Alcohol-free. Oil-free.
  • Creates the sheerest canvas for makeup application.
  • Wakes up skin, leaving it vibrant and radiant for hours.
  • Restores moisture and hydrates skin for hours - shine free!
  • Refreshes throughout the day.
  • Perfect for all skin types.
  • Formulated without parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate, phthalates, silicone, oil, fragrance & talc.

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*Source: NPD US Prestige Beauty Tracking Service, 12 months ending October 2015

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Mist on this multitasking water in 3 ways:

  • Prime to create the sheerest canvas for makeup application.
  • Try as a setting spray to lock in your look.
  • Refresh throughout the day to wake up skin.

 

Hold bottle eight to 10 inches from the face and mist evenly. For an extra refreshing, ultra-cooling mist, store in the fridge.

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SmashboxPhoto Finish Primer Water
 
4.5

(based on 240 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (177)
  • Lightweight (153)
  • Long lasting (124)
  • Natural looking (85)
  • Smooth (74)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (9)
  • Poor coverage (4)
  • Causes breakouts (3)
  • Irritates skin (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (142)
  • All skin types (135)
  • Going out (80)
  • Sensitive skin (66)
  • Travel (60)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (94), Classic style (63), Trendy style (50)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (111), Fair (95), Deep (10)

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3.0

It worked okay

By Crystal B

from Missouri

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Long Lasting
  • Natural Looking

Cons

  • Difficult to Apply

Best Uses

  • All Skin Types

Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

I ended up returning, it worked fine I suppose but nothing outstanding. The mist came out in a strong and heavy, it was hard to apply it to my whole face without going overboard. Not my cup of tea, but not a bad product as it did prolong my makeup wear.

  • Skin Tone:
  • Fair
 
5.0

wonderful!

By RobinJ

from Montana

About Me Natural Style

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • great primer!
  • Lightweight
  • Long Lasting
  • Noncomedogenic
  • refreshing
  • sets makeup

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types
    • cooling on hot days
    • Everyday
    • Going Out
    • moisturizing
    • Sensitive Skin
    • Travel

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

    OH how I love this primer water! I got a sample in an Ipsy bag and I loved it, so it was a no brainer to purchase from Ulta. When I spray it on my face it feels so cool and moisturizing and it works VERY well for primer. It really helps to make my foundation go on smoothly and look flawless. LOVE it so much!!

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair
     
    5.0

    Love it

    By Chela

    from Bryan,tx

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

      I would use it before applying my make up

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      5.0

      I would buy this product again and again

      By Taylor

      from Erie pa

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Easy To Take-off
      • Lightweight
      • Long Lasting
      • Natural Looking
      • Smooth

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types
        • Everyday
        • Going Out
        • Sensitive Skin
        • Travel

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

        I've used this product just as a moisturizer to add some shine to my face and as a primer under my foundation and I love it!

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        3.0

        Not sure what all the hype is?

        By Ashley O

        from Ohio

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Easy To Take-off

        Cons

        • Ineffective

        Best Uses

        • Everyday

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

        I didn't see what was so great about this apart from other products that are similar and I also felt like it made my face feel drier...

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        5.0

        Primer!!!

        By divalovesfash

        from ohio

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Lightweight
        • Long Lasting
        • Natural Looking

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

          I was really hesitant to buy this product because I already had a primer and didn't want to buy a new one until I ran out and also the price was too much for a primer. Butttt after many thought I finally bought and I'm so glad I did. I use this a primer everyday and it smells so great. I only use a little splash or two and it covers really good. I also spray a bit on my beauty blender to set my foundation. I think its a good buy. I don't use it to finish or set my makeup at the end because my skin is to oily for that. but other than that it is a good primer and great way to refresh your look throughout the day :)

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          4.0

          Ehh

          By Ashamalee703

          from Cheraw, SC

          About Me Trendy Style

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Causes Breakouts
          • Ineffective

          Best Uses

          • dry skin

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

          I keep repurchasing this. I love it and hate it at the same time. Its great for winter when you need that extra hydration, but not good for summer or warm weather. I have oily skin & this product does not like me in the summer. I also think its causing this texture that has been showing up on my skin.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          5.0

          I will buy this over and over again!

          By Cheryl

          from Indiana

          About Me Classic Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Wears well

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

            I was hesitant with the price and I had good luck with Urban Decay setting spray. However, I am so glad I tried it. I use SmashBox foundation and primers already and I very pleased with how this refreshes my foundation through out the day without having to use blotters or touch up powders (I have very oily skin in my T zone) that can make it look heavy in this area of my face. This makes my face feel good and refreshed. Highly recommend!

            • Skin Tone:
            • Deep

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great for acne prone skin

            By EK

            from Naperville, IL

            About Me Trendy Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Blends Well
            • Easy To Apply
            • Lightweight
            • Long Lasting
            • Natural Looking
            • Noncomedogenic
            • Smooth

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Skin Types
              • Everyday

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

              This is the only primer I could find that is actually ok for acne prone skin. There are about 30 commonly used ingredients that cause acne and this product is clean!

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair
               
              5.0

              What a great product!!!

              By BM

              from Calabasas, CA

              About Me Classic Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Lightweight
              • Long Lasting

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Skin Types
                • Everyday

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

                I never used a Primer Water before buying this. I have to say it makes a huge difference in my daily make-up routine. I use it to set my make-up and it makes my face look fresh and keeps the make-up on all day.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium

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                • Q:

                  Do I use this after moisturizer? And I've been using the adjust primer for redness, do i use this after or before that?
                  Asked on 4/3/2016 by M from Charleston, SC

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Photo Finish Primer Water is a multitasking product that can be used in a few different ways:

                    • Prime to create your sheerest canvas for makeup application
                    • Set makeup to lock on your look
                    • Refresh throughout the day to wake up skin

                    Since you use the Adjust Primer, we suggest using the Primer Water to set or refresh your makeup.

                    Answered on 4/7/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                • Q:

                  can I use this after I do my make up as to set it in?
                  Asked on 3/15/2016 by america from US

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Absolutely! Photo Finish Primer Water is a multitasking product that can be used in a few different ways:

                    • Prime to create your sheerest canvas for makeup application
                    • Set makeup to lock on your look
                    • Refresh throughout the day to wake up skin

                    Answered on 3/16/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                • Q:

                  Is this good for super oily skin?
                  Asked on 3/14/2016 by Amy from Binghamton, NY

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Yes, this product is ideal for all skin types including oily skin. It is oil-free.

                    Answered on 3/16/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                • Q:

                  Should I apply this product before using my Smashbox primer? Or should I apply primer and then use the Photo Finish Primer Water on top of it?
                  Asked on 3/4/2016 by Chloe from Vancouver, WA

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Photo Finish Primer Water is a multitasking product that can be used in a few different ways:
                    • Prime to create your sheerest canvas for makeup application
                    • Set makeup to lock on your look
                    • Refresh throughout the day to wake up skin

                    Answered on 3/6/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                • Q:

                  I cannot find an ingredient list for Smashbox products. Does this contain silicone or dimethicone?
                  Asked on 2/14/2016 by D from Tennessee

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    Smashbox Cosmetics does not allow posting of ingredients listings of any of their products online. We apologize for this inconvenience. Please direct any ingredients inquiries to Smashbox Cosmetics Customer Care by calling toll-free 1-888-763-1361. Thank you!

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

                  Will this product keep my makeup from rubbing off on things like my clothes, tissues, etc.?
                  Asked on 2/12/2016 by Heather

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  I want to stay hydrated and refreshing but also I need to balance my skin by using a pore filling/ oil control primer . Can I still use this product while using a different primer?
                  Asked on 2/2/2016 by make up beginner

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    Yes, use Primer Water as a setting spray. For instance over Pore Minimizing Primer, keep in mind it will add more of a balanced look not matte.

                    Answered on 2/8/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                • Q:

                  I have dry, red skin-- I want to get this product to help keep my skin hydrated. What else can I use to help cover the redness on my nose and cheeks?
                  Asked on 2/2/2016 by Storm

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    Photo Finish Primer Water is packed with revitalizing electrolytes to wake up skin and restore moisture - like a supercharged energy drink for your skin.

                    Another great option for those experiencing redness is the Photo Finish Color Correcting Foundation Primer - Adjust:

                    http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod3590053

                    This primer features a neutralizing green tint to cancel out redness, plus calming ingredients to soothe the skin.

                    Answered on 2/4/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                • Q:

                  Does this primer (when used after moisturizer, but before applying makeup) have any effect on the FINAL makeup look (e.g., dewy vs matte)? If used alone over moisturizer, is it dewy or matte?
                  Asked on 2/2/2016 by Carin from Suburban Detroit, MI

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    Photo Finish Primer Water adds radiance with more of a hydrated look, not matte.

                    Answered on 2/8/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                • Q:

                  How many ounces are in the bottle?
                  Asked on 12/28/2015 by Caseycat from Michigan

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    3.9 oz

                    Answered on 12/29/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
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