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Photo Finish Foundation Primer

Item #: 2233964

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SmashboxPhoto Finish Foundation Primer
 
4.5

(based on 385 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Goes on smoothly (349)
  • Easy to apply (320)
  • Lightweight (306)
  • Long-lasting (214)
  • Blends well (200)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (56)
  • Doesn't stay on (15)
  • Too greasy (13)
  • Causes breakouts (12)
  • Heavy (6)

Best Uses

  • Normal skin (114)
  • Sensitive skin (105)
  • Mature skin (102)
  • Dry skin (89)
  • Acne-prone or oily skin (84)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (184), Budget shopper (142)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (187), Medium (168), Deep (11)

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5.0

Amazing Product

By Rhonda

from Greenville, NC

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • I Love The Smooth Surface

Cons

  • Cost More
  • More Than Other Brands
  • Than Other Brands

Best Uses

  • Mature Skin

Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

I am over 50 and I love the way it smoothes out my skin before I put my foundation on.

  • Skin Tone:
  • Fair
 
5.0

Excellent!!!

By The Brazilian next door

from Sandy, Utah

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

      My favorite primer ever.It makes your makeup last and gives your skin an even tone. Completely satisfied with the look and feel of this product.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      5.0

      Smooth, long lasting and changed my skin

      By Kimberland

      from Lexington, Kentucky.

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Expensive but worth it

      Best Uses

      • Light To Medium Coverage
      • Normal Skin
      • Primer
      • Sensitive Skin
      • Use every day

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

      Using Photo finish by Smashbox has changed my skin! My pores are smaller. Texture is more refined. Powder or liquid foundation glides on and does not settle into pores. Face is clearer. Light or heavy makeup stays all day. Even as a stand alone it diffuses nicely. Would love it in a larger size!

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      4.0

      Overall Great Primer

      By Brenda Vazquez

      from Glendora

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

      I used this before my foundation routine it never fails to feel soft on my skin and has a great finish although it does not last as long as desired my skin still oils up a bit

       
      5.0

      Smooth!

      By Carolzd

      from Milwaukee, WI

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

          I love this product for a makeup primer. It makes your skin feel like silk and allows foundation to apply easily and smoothly. It also makes your foundation last longer, so a slightly more expensive product saves a bit in the end.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          5.0

          A Must Have!

          By Sarah

          from Cape May Court House, NJ

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

            I am absolutely in LOVE with this product by Smashbox! This primer goes on so smoothly on my face and with my naturally oily skin, it keeps me feeling fresh and matte all day long! My makeup stays on perfectly every time I use this primer. Best primer I have ever purchased, can't go a day without it! A definite 'must have' in my makeup bag!

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            5.0

            Love it

            By Jrverb

            from Fresno ca

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                  I love it

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Medium

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Product for oily skin

                  By Jeanna86

                  from Long Beach, WA

                  About Me Brand Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Pricey

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                  I have very oily skin, and have used many different primers all with high hopes. Nothing compares to the quality of smash box primer, and how well it keeps your make up from creasing, smearing, or wearing off. It is a bit more expensive, but you really get what you pay for on this product., and it lasts longer than average primers.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Fair

                  (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Does not irritate

                  By Kezemi

                  from WA

                  Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                  Prior to using this, I used the mac primer which didn't do too well for my skin. It took me too long to figure it out.. And well you know. Smashbox photo primer is great and I use this prior to my bare minerals matte powder.

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Best primer

                  By Jc

                  from Midvale UT

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                      Have tried other primers but always come back to this one, simply the best.

                      • Skin Tone:
                      • Fair

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                      • Q:

                        Can this be used on eyelids for eyeshadow?
                        Asked on 11/5/2014 by Meghan

                        1 answer

                      • Q:

                        Is Photo Finish Foundation Primer by Smashbox good for dry skin ?
                        Asked on 10/17/2014 by ARTI from United States

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          Yes, this primer is formulated for all skin types including dry skin. It is formulated with a blend of vitamins A & E, grape seed extract and green tea. For best results on dry skin, we recommend moisturizing prior to application of primer.

                          Answered on 10/21/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        Does this product have soy?
                        Asked on 8/21/2014 by cari from colorado

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          This product does not contain soy.

                          Answered on 8/28/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        I have Rosacea.. the Photo Primer ok to use for the redness?
                        Asked on 5/23/2014 by Barbie from Pompano Beach,Florida

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          You may prefer Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Adjust (Item #: 2233970), which features a neutralizing green tint to cancel out skin redness:
                          http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod3590053

                          For those with rosacea, we recommend spot testing the product on a discreet area of skin to ensure you experience no irritation before applying as directed, or consulting your physician prior to use.

                          Answered on 5/27/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        What are all the ingredients?
                        Asked on 4/5/2014 by mstarrc

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          This product contains: Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone, Trisiloxane, Silica, Dimethicone/ Vinyldimethicone Crosspolymer, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Extract, Propylene Glycol, Water (Aqua, Eau), Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Cola Acuminata Seed Extract, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract.

                          Answered on 4/6/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        How well does this product work under a mineral powder foundation?
                        Asked on 4/5/2014 by Deborah from Chicago, IL

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          This primer works wonderfully under foundations of any formula and consistency, including mineral powder foundation.

                          Answered on 4/6/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        Is this the oil-free one?
                        Asked on 4/5/2014 by Jas from San Leandro ca

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          Yes, this product is oil-free.

                          Answered on 4/5/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        Can this be followed by a powered foundation
                        Asked on 4/5/2014 by Julie from Oklahoma

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          Absolutely, this primer works wonderfully under foundations of any formula and consistency.

                          Answered on 4/5/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        How do you use this product
                        Asked on 4/5/2014 by Patty from Louisville, ky

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          Worn alone or under foundation to increase its longevity, this unique formula helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and pores for visibly softer skin with a velvety smooth finish. Apply a dime-size amount to clean or moisturized skin, using fingertips, for complexion perfection. Follow with your favorite foundation.

                          Answered on 4/5/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        Does this product help witb oily skin?
                        Asked on 4/5/2014 by Linda from Atlanta

                        1 answer

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