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Photo Finish Foundation Primer

Item #: 2233964

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FREE trial sizes Photo Finish Foundation Primer 0.25 oz. and Baked Fusion Soft Lights 0.12 oz. with any $35 Smashbox purchase (offer valid 9/7/14-9/27/14 or while supplies last)

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FREE trial sizes Photo Finish Foundation Primer 0.25 oz. & Baked Fusion Soft Lights 0.12 oz. w/any $35 Smashbox purchase
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SmashboxPhoto Finish Foundation Primer
 
4.4

(based on 368 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Goes on smoothly (336)
  • Easy to apply (308)
  • Lightweight (294)
  • Long-lasting (203)
  • Blends well (189)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (54)
  • Doesn't stay on (15)
  • Too greasy (13)
  • Causes breakouts (12)
  • Heavy (6)

Best Uses

  • Normal skin (110)
  • Sensitive skin (99)
  • Mature skin (98)
  • Dry skin (85)
  • Acne-prone or oily skin (81)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (174), Budget shopper (138)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (181), Medium (159), Deep (11)

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3.0

Not my favorite

By BrookeSChristian

from Savannah, GA

About Me Brand Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

      I didn't find anything special about this primer. It works okay but doesn't last any longer than a lot of cheaper primers. Does make makeup last longer than without anything though.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      5.0

      Holy Grail Primer

      By Devoted Artist

      from Pittsburgh, PA

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Pricey / Poor Value

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

      I am totally in love with this product. I received it as a sample in one of my ulta purchases in the mail and I was very impressed with how matte this made my face. I haven't tried out many other primers, but let me tell you that I don't think I need to. This stuff works wonders. I got online as soon as my free sample ran out and purchased a full size version of this. It was a bit expensive I do have to say. But, I really think it will last me a while. I mean, the sample packet lasted me a week! This product is the perfect layer to add before any foundation. 2 thumbs up!

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      5.0

      Love It

      By Kyla

      from Macon Ga

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

        I have been using this under full make up. Foundation powder blush ect. My make up stays on all day I don't get that oily sheen to my face at the end of the day and my face hasn't broken out in new ache which was an everyday thing these past months.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        1.0

        NOT worth the money

        By abeauty1207

        from Salt Lake City, UT

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Causes Breakouts
          • Doesn't Stay On
          • Poor Coverage
          • Pricey / Poor Value

          Best Uses

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

            I bought this based off of the reviews I read on Ulta. I was SO disappointed that I returned it shortly after. It does NOT help keep makeup in place. A few hours later, my make up was creasing. At first I thought it was my foundation, but I have tried several different brands and have had the same result. Not only that, but I read online this is great for acne prone skin. Couldn't be more false, it would break my out several days after using this product. Don't waste your time on this!

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair
             
            5.0

            love this!!!

            By eminton

            from Alabama

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

            This is the best primer I've used so far, it makes my foundation last a lot longer and makes my pores so much smaller. I will be repurchasing this item!

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            I dunno...

            By Viking Princess

            from Berks County PA

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

            Unfortunately I bought the full size and think I may have made a mistake. Even with full makeup when I use this it makes me look ghostly. I'm not sure how else to describe it, but it's the first thought I have when I see it. Am I using too much? I like the feel. I even like the flawless appearance and how long it makes my makeup last! But I look so pale :(. What am I doing wrong?

             
            5.0

            Prime Primer!

            By CapeCodMem

            from Cape Cod, MA

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Dry Skin
            • Mature Skin
            • Normal Skin
            • Sensitive Skin

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

            Excellent primer! Easy to apply and leaves my skin so smooth. Always getting compliments on my skin! A little goes a long way. I have sensitive skin and allergies but have never had a problem with this primer. Love it!

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair
             
            5.0

            Staple in my makeup bag

            By Lipstick lover

            from Florida

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Normal Skin

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

              I use this product for any special events or nights out in which I want to make sure that my makeup goes on smoothly and stays on the entire event. It stays put while attending weddings, dancing, and during hot weather. I love the product though I might prefer a different container that would make it easier to get every ounce of this awesome product. It is well worth the price for how well this product works.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              not sure

              By betty

              from palm desert ca

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

              still dont know if i like this primer. I've only been using it alone and i haven't seen a difference maybe with the foundation ?

               
              5.0

              LOVE LOVE LOVE SMASHBOX

              By Kim

              from Houston TX

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Goes On Smoothly

              Cons

              • Pricey / Poor Value

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

              LOVE THIS STUFF - WILL USE IT ALONE OR WITH MAKE UP
              WISH IT WASN'T SO PRICEY

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair

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              • 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

              • Q:

                How long will it last. I mean years, months? Does it go "bad"? and if so, when?
                Asked on 4/4/2014 by Rosebud from The Woodlands, TX

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  This product expires 24 months after opening/first use.

                  Answered on 4/10/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
              • Q:

                Is this product similar to Smashbox BB cream ?
                Asked on 3/22/2014 by GuruInTheMaking

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  This product functions as a foundation primer and pore minimizer, while Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 35 functions as a primer, tinted moisturizer, and sunscreen in one.

                  Answered on 3/24/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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