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Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer

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
 
4.5

(based on 700 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Goes on smoothly (601)
  • Easy to apply (565)
  • Lightweight (522)
  • Long-lasting (395)
  • Blends well (347)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (116)
  • Too greasy (27)
  • Doesn't stay on (24)
  • Causes breakouts (17)
  • Poor coverage (14)

Best Uses

  • Normal skin (199)
  • Sensitive skin (187)
  • Mature skin (179)
  • Full coverage (168)
  • Acne-prone or oily skin (167)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (332), Budget shopper (257)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (340), Medium (286), Deep (27)

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5.0

Best primer

By Brit

from Mississippi

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mature Skin
      • Normal Skin
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

      Makes your makeup go on really smooth.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      5.0

      Yes

      By Jojo

      from Norman ok

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Goes On Smoothly
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
        • Normal Skin

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

        Helps keeps powder or foundation from settling into pores and wrinkles.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        5.0

        Love this skin feel so soft

        By Jolie

        from Las Vegas, Nv

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

            Light not greasy

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            5.0

            Must have!

            By Stef

            from York,PA

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

              Very easy to apply, goes on smoothly. Long lasting matte finish.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium
               
              5.0

              Good Primer

              By Chloe

              from Springfield, MO

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

              I have received several samples of this product and I like it. It is a silicon based primer that helps my makeup last all day. However, there is nothing special about it. I have the Maybelline baby skin primer and it has a very similar formula and it works just a great for under half the cost.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I always purchase this, I love it.

              By xxxxxxxx

              from Ohio

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Mature Skin

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                Love to use it after moisturizer and before makeup.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair
                 
                2.0

                MAKES OILY/COMBINATION SKIN WORSE

                By ESTIFFLER

                from TENNEESSEE

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Pros

                • Goes On Smoothly

                Cons

                • Doesn't Stay On
                • Heavy
                • Poor Coverage
                • Pricey / Poor Value
                • Too Greasy

                Best Uses

                • Dry Skin

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                REALLY DRAWS OUT OILS IN SKIN

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Will continue to use.

                By Cheryl

                from Indiana

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Apply
                • Goes On Smoothly

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin

                  Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                  I have used differnet primers and not real impressed with how they felt on my face or that I saw any real advantage to using them. I read the reviews on this product and know that SmashBox is know for it foundation priming so I tried it. The first couple days I felt like my skin had to adjust to it but now it is great. It helps the areas around my nose and mouth especially without feeling heavy. The consistence is wonderful and feels fabulous on my skin. It doesn't take much so I feel it is a great investment.

                   
                  5.0

                  Great buy!

                  By Ash

                  from Mississippi

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin

                    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                    This stuff was sent from heaven! My make up looks flawless now.

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Medium
                     
                    5.0

                    I would purchase this item

                    By jazmynn

                    from Avon,IN

                    About Me Budget Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Goes On Smoothly
                    • Matte Finish

                    Cons

                    • pricey

                    Best Uses

                    • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin

                    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                    This product at first feels oily but once u apply it instantly mattifys. I don't get oily with this untl like 10 hours of use and I have very oily skin.

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Deep

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                    • Q:

                      How many ounces are in this product?
                      Asked on 3/2/2016 by Keleigh from Tuscaloosa, AL

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Photo Finish Foundation Primer contains 1.0 fl. oz. and just a small pea size is needed per application.

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

                      I'm looking to hide premature wrinkles. Does this emphasize lines like some foundations or will it conceal/fill them in?
                      Asked on 3/1/2016 by KT

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi There! Photo Finish Foundation Primer smooths the appearance of fine lines and creates a perfect canvas for foundation with a lightweight & oil-free blend of vitamins A & E, grape seed extract and green tea.

                        Answered on 3/1/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                    • Q:

                      what size is this product?
                      Asked on 2/29/2016 by covergirl from US

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Photo Finish foundation Primer is 1.0 oz, and just a small pea size is needed per application!

                        Answered on 3/1/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                    • Q:

                      Does this product contain soy?
                      Asked on 2/24/2016 by happy shopper

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        This product does not contain soy.

                        Answered on 2/25/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                    • Q:

                      I have used the Smashbox "green" primer and color corrector and like it alot. I think it blurs the lines and pores. I like to use with and without foundation. How would it compare to this one?
                      Asked on 2/9/2016 by Beauty product lover from Fort Myers, FL

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Please view Smashbox's primer comparison chart to compare the different available primer formulas and determine which one is perfect for you based on your skin type and concerns!

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

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

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