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Smashbox

Photo Finish Foundation Primer

Item #: 2233964 Size: 1.0 oz

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Create a perfect canvas for foundation application with this silky, lightweight blend of vitamins A & E, grape seed extract and green tea. Worn alone or under foundation, Smashbox's best-selling, oil-free primer helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and pores for flawless skin with a velvety-smooth finish.

THE ORIGINAL BLUR
The first step to any great close-up is great skin - skin that's free of fine lines and pores. That's one of the reasons why primer was the first products created at Smashbox Studios. They developed a formula that diffuses the light hitting skin to blur out imperfections for an even, soft-focus look. It also makes makeup look better and last longer. Think of Smashbox's primer as the original blur - and the best way to start your makeup every day.

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#1 FACE PRIMER BRAND IN THE USA*

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

Apply a dime-size amount to clean or moisturized skin, using fingertips, for complexion perfection. Follow with your favorite foundation. To tame frizzies, try smoothing primer through wet or dry hair.

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SmashboxPhoto Finish Foundation Primer
 
4.4

(based on 618 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Goes on smoothly (530)
  • Easy to apply (502)
  • Lightweight (453)
  • Long-lasting (345)
  • Blends well (304)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (103)
  • Too greasy (25)
  • Doesn't stay on (22)
  • Causes breakouts (16)
  • Poor coverage (13)

Best Uses

  • Normal skin (176)
  • Sensitive skin (166)
  • Mature skin (162)
  • Dry skin (149)
  • Full coverage (145)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (296), Budget shopper (223)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (307), Medium (248), Deep (23)

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5.0

Flawless

By Noahsmommy

from Illinois

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Pricey / Poor Value

Best Uses

  • Dry Skin
  • Full Coverage
  • Sensitive Skin

Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

I use this product every day! I started using my too faced foundation without primer, and it didn't even last me 6 hours into the day. With the smash box primer, I get full coverage all day long. I love it.

  • Skin Tone:
  • Fair
 
5.0

Love!

By its4me

from TN

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

      Best primer yet!

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      5.0

      Love this primer!!

      By twingl

      from Muncie, IN

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Dry Skin
        • Full Coverage
        • Light To Medium Coverage
        • Normal Skin
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

        I recently received this in a sample from an on-line order and I am already in love with this product. A little bit goes a long way and it is so easy to apply. It leaves your skin feeling very silky smooth and it held my make up in place all day long. I have normal to dry skin and I didn't use any moisturizer before applying this product and my skin became a little flakey so I would recommend using a moisturizer before applying this primer if you have dry skin. Overall, I loved this product and I am excited to use this again!

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        5.0

        so glad I found this product!

        By Christy

        from Somerset, Ohio

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

        I received a sample of this in my ipsy bag and immediately I was hooked. It keeps my face from looking oily an hour into my day and I just like the way my face feels when I have it on. I can definitely tell a difference.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        5.0

        Smash box photo finish

        By Anuta

        from Maryland

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

        Ok

        • Skin Tone:
        • Deep
         
        5.0

        Absolutely love this product

        By Marli

        from Reading PA

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Smells A Little Weird

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

        I always apply this product after I wash my face and moisturize. After the application I then use my liquid foundation. I love how lightweight this product is and how it doesn't irritate my sensitive skin.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        5.0

        LOVE LOVE LOVE

        By Mallorie

        from Holland, MI

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Full Coverage

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

          This is probably the best product I've ever owned

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          5.0

          smooth operator

          By Linda

          from Pittsburgh

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Dry Skin
            • Mature Skin
            • Sensitive Skin

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

            This makes a smooth base for makeup application.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            4.0

            That's good stuff

            By Mary S

            from Alhambra, CA

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                I use this product every morning. Helps my makeup stay put all day.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium
                 
                5.0

                yes you need this

                By simple girl

                from milwaukee, wi

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                  dont skim on your makeup by not getting the primer and just the foundation and powder. this makes all the difference. i use everyday with smash box bb foundation and powder and it lasts all day and still looks great at the end of the day. it matches my skin and looks like I'm not wearing makeup. i will never buy the cheap stuff again. this tube lasts a long time atleast 2 months for me

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Fair

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                  38 Questions | 38 Answers
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                  • Q:

                    What are the ingredients and why are they not listed like other products list ingredients? I need the exact ingredients!
                    Asked on 1/24/2016 by Love Cosmetics

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      Smashbox does not permit us to disclose ingredients for their products at Ulta.com, and instead they request that all ingredients inquiries please be directed to their Customer Care team at toll-free 1-877-698-4301. We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you!

                      Answered on 1/25/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                  • Q:

                    Will this product cause break outs
                    Asked on 1/17/2016 by Danielle

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      Photo Finish Foundation Primer features a lightweight, oil-free formula for all skin types.

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

                    I've had zero luck finding a primer that meets and helps cover the many skin issues I have. With my very oily t-zone, blackheads on my nose and chin, enlarged pores and fine lines setting in combined with very dry skin, it seems like the primers I've tried only bring out those problems instead of reduce them. And since smashbox has a different primer for all of these issues which one should I try?
                    Asked on 1/12/2016 by Toni from Fort Worth, TX.

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      Please view our primer comparison guide here:

                      http://www.ulta.com/shade-finders/smashbox-primer-chart/

                      For your concerns, we'd suggest either the Light or the Pore Minimizing. Please also note that primer should be applied only to areas of concern, so we'd suggest targeting your t-zone area and avoiding dry areas such as your cheeks.

                      Answered on 1/15/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                  • Q:

                    How long does this primer last for? How many ounces is it? Trying to decide whether to get full sized or travel sized.
                    Asked on 12/17/2015 by Saharab from Sarasota, FL.

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      It is 1.0 oz, and just a small pea size is needed per application!

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

                    Is the product good for an oily skin type ?
                    Asked on 12/3/2015 by haley from US

                    1 answer

                  • Q:

                    Does this primer make my pores look smaller? Will this primer break me out? I have an oily t zone.
                    Asked on 12/2/2015 by Lily

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      Photo Finish Foundation Primer features a lightweight, oil-free formula for all skin types. It will help to lessen the appearance of enlarged pores and other imperfections.

                      Answered on 12/3/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                  • Q:

                    Is this primer silicon or water based?
                    Asked on 11/25/2015 by ashley

                    1 answer

                  • Q:

                    Is this primer oil-free?
                    Asked on 11/16/2015 by mercedesnick from San Diego, CA

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      Yes, this product is oil-free.

                      Answered on 11/17/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                  • Q:

                    Does this product contain any parabens?
                    Asked on 9/29/2015 by Cookie

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      This product is paraben-free.

                      Answered on 9/29/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                  • Q:

                    Can you provide the complete list of the ingredients in this product?
                    Asked on 9/29/2015 by Cookie

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      Smashbox Cosmetics does not permit us to list full ingredients for any of their products online at ULTA.com. We apologize for this inconvenience. Smashbox requests that all ingredients inquiries please be directed to their Customer Care hotline at toll-free 1-877-698-4301 between 10 AM to 5 PM EST. Thank you!

                      Answered on 9/29/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
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