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Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light

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SmashboxPhoto Finish Foundation Primer Light
 
4.1

(based on 172 reviews)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (150)
  • Goes on smoothly (144)
  • Lightweight (142)
  • Long-lasting (101)
  • Matte finish (82)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (39)
  • Doesn't stay on (16)
  • Poor coverage (10)
  • Causes breakouts (8)
  • Too greasy (6)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone or oily skin (103)
  • Sensitive skin (65)
  • Normal skin (37)
  • Light to medium coverage (31)
  • Full coverage (24)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (85), Budget shopper (62)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (89), Medium (66), Deep (5)

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4.0

worth the $

By Zannagirl

from California

Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

This product is super light. When u put it on it doesn't feel like much but once u put ur make up over it u xan see the difference. I've tried the original version too and I would say the original is better but either one is worth the $

 
2.0

Light Primer

By Cainster

from Connersville, IN

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Poor Coverage
  • Pricey / Poor Value

Best Uses

  • Light To Medium Coverage

Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

Didn't cover like the original.

  • Skin Tone:
  • Fair
 
2.0

SUCKS

By karlie16

from USA

Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

does not control oil at all! if anything i got more oily!!! returning this.

 
5.0

Amazing primer

By Christy25

from Schererville , In

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

    It made my skin feel and look better after the third use. This is the best primer i have used that actually helps improve the skin.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    5.0

    It's smooth, not oily.

    By b

    from wheaton, IL

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

      Good for oily skin. Expensive, but worth it.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Prefer the original primer

      By happyshopper

      from long island, ny

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Easy To Apply
      • Goes On Smoothly

      Cons

      • Doesn't Stay On
      • Too Greasy

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

      I have oily and prone skin. This seemed like it would be perfect for me but I did not like it. I also tried the regular formula and it worked better for me. The light primer seemed to be greasier and did not stay on as long or keep my makeup looking matte.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      5.0

      smooth finish

      By malaia Luv

      from Irvine CA

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Full Coverage
        • Normal Skin

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

        It really makes me look airbrushed. I love it. Feel like I went to a professional make-up artist every time I use it. My make up lasts all day

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        5.0

        Great for sensitive skin...

        By Nan

        from Michigan

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

          This is what I use every day. I've tried several others and this is my favorite.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          4.0

          This primer is amazing

          By Cait the beautyaddict

          from Hershey, PA

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

            This primer is so great. I literally live by this primer. Smashbox primers are my all time favorite.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Works great!

            By julee

            from the woodlands, tx

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
            • Normal Skin

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

            i have oily skin. I've tried other brands recommended and none can compare with this primer. i apply my make up at 4.30 am and do not require a touch up all day. the bottle will last too. it spreads evenly and goes on smoothly.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium

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            • Q:

              Does this product contain silicone?
              Asked on 3/18/2015 by Sammi from montclair, nj

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                Yes, Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light does contain silicone. However, it is 60% water-based and features a lighter weight formula that is especially ideal for oily, acne-prone, or sensitive skin.

                Answered on 3/19/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
            • Q:

              Is this product good for really oily skin?
              Asked on 2/24/2015 by Jeleene from US

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                Yes, Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light is an oil-free, 60% water based primer ideal for oily, acne-prone or sensitive skin.

                Answered on 2/25/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
            • Q:

              What is this size?
              Asked on 2/12/2015 by Gen

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                1.0 oz.

                Answered on 2/12/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
            • Q:

              Does this product contain Aloa Vera?:)
              Asked on 8/12/2014 by lola from texas

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                No, this product is not formulated with aloe vera.

                Answered on 8/15/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
            • Q:

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

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                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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