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Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light

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SmashboxPhoto Finish Foundation Primer Light
 
4.1

(based on 154 reviews)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (136)
  • Goes on smoothly (130)
  • Lightweight (129)
  • Long-lasting (91)
  • Matte finish (76)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (37)
  • Doesn't stay on (15)
  • Poor coverage (9)
  • Causes breakouts (7)
  • Too greasy (5)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone or oily skin (93)
  • Sensitive skin (60)
  • Normal skin (33)
  • Light to medium coverage (30)
  • Full coverage (22)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (79), Budget shopper (56)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (81), Medium (59), Deep (5)

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3.0

Just average, save your $

By Foodie

from Pearland texas

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply

Cons

  • Heavy
  • Poor Coverage
  • Pricey / Poor Value

Best Uses

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

    The regular photo finish is a better product than this proclaimed matte finish.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    5.0

    Excellent

    By Kristen

    from Houston, TX

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Lightweight
    • Long-Lasting
    • Noncomodegenic

    Cons

    • Pricey

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

    This is my favorite primer. It makes one's makeup last noticeably longer. A little goes a long way. It also never makes me breakout.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    5.0

    Best primer ever

    By Rosario

    from eastvale, CA

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

        I love this primer! It's not too light and not too heavy.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        5.0

        love!!!

        By Gato

        from palm springs, CA

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Pricey

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

        keeps foundation on and does not move. controls oil. did not break me out.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        5.0

        Love this product

        By clmwts

        from AL

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • 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 Light:

          I use this product instead of a foundation. I apply some concealer where needed, add some blush and set with a finishing powder.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          4.0

          Great for oily skin

          By CO

          from Atlanta, GA

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

            Good primer for oily skin; doesn't work as well as some of the heavier ones but they are the ones that make me break out.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            4.0

            Lookin Smooth

            By BC

            from Washington

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

              This is the first thing I put on before anything else!! It makes my skin appear softer and smoother.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair
               
              4.0

              Primer

              By Kayla

              from Panama City, FL

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Pricey / Poor Value

              Best Uses

              • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

              I use product on my T zone where I tend to have oil after wearing my make up all day. With this primer, I don't have to touch up at all during the day. Worth the price, you only use a small amount.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Didn't like this "Light" version of pro

              By wolffman

              from Illinois

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Heavy
                • Pricey / Poor Value

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

                  I usually buy a different version of this product. I just opened it and really don't like it. I am going to try to exchange it.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Medium

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Pretty good

                  By Always Trying New Stuff

                  from Pittsburgh PA

                  About Me Brand Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Long-Lasting

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

                      When I first applied Photo Finish Light, I didn't think much of it. It didn't make my skin look any smoother or better on its own, that's for sure. But when concealer and foundation are applied over it, it gives a matte finish that lasts all day. I usually feel like I have to apply powder several times a day (my skin, though 43 years old, tends to shine more than I like), but with this product, once seems to be enough. And it lasts all day, so that my skin looks better by the end of a work day than it has with other products. I'll buy again (but maybe keep looking, because, well, the perfect thing might still be out there).

                      • Skin Tone:
                      • Medium

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                      • Q:

                        What is the difference between this and the regular photo finish primer?
                        Asked on 3/30/2014 by Beauty girl from Simpsonville, SC

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                          A:

                          This product is a lighter version of the Classic Formula ideal to refresh oily, acne-prone or sensitive skin; it features a 60% water-based formula and is formulated with oil absorbers for a smooth matte finish. Both this product and the Classic Formula are oil-free and help visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines and pores and keep makeup looking fresh.

                          Answered on 4/1/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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