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Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light

Smashbox

Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light

Item #: 2233965 Size: 1.0 oz

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Create the perfect canvas for foundation application with this oil-free, 60% water based primer ideal for oily, acne-prone or sensitive skin. This blend of vitamins and antioxidants helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and pores for visibly softer skin and can be worn alone or under foundation to increase its longevity and reduce the appearance of fine lines and pores. The revolutionary formula has oil absorbers for a smooth matte finish all day, light diffusers to minimize the appearance of imperfections, and vitamin C and peptides to help even skin tone and promote collagen production for a flawless future.

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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 Light
 
4.2

(based on 225 reviews)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (190)
  • Goes on smoothly (184)
  • Lightweight (180)
  • Long-lasting (129)
  • Blends well (101)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (49)
  • Doesn't stay on (19)
  • Causes breakouts (11)
  • Poor coverage (11)
  • Too greasy (9)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone or oily skin (127)
  • Sensitive skin (80)
  • Normal skin (46)
  • Light to medium coverage (43)
  • Full coverage (36)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (112), Budget shopper (79)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (113), Medium (87), Deep (6)

Reviewed by 225 customers

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5.0

Love it!

By Lily

from Sacramento

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Pricey / Poor Value

Best Uses

  • Dry Skin
  • Light To Medium Coverage
  • Normal Skin

Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

I use this product before putting any make up on!

  • Skin Tone:
  • Medium
 
5.0

I would buy this product again.

By Micha

from CasaGrande

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

    I like it, very light.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    5.0

    Works so good , Best for oily skin . I LOVE IT !

    By Azah

    from North Carolina

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

      It's just a primer so simple to use , but I loved it . I get really oily skin right around my nose but this lasted all day through the night and I had the perfect matte look !

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      4.0

      Light weight not greasy

      By 1220aimee

      from Miss

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Goes On Smoothly
      • Lightweight
      • Long-Lasting
      • Noncomodegenic

      Cons

      • Doesn't Stay On

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

      Love how it feels on my skin. Can't say it kept me matte. I think the Lancome pore eraser works better on making pores disappear. Texture is similar to Estee Lauder matte primer. By the end of the day all makeup in my oily tzone disappeared. If you are like me and high maintenance you can use this everywhere but your tzone and find a more matte primer in your shiny areas. I am torn.

      (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      returned it

      By MAK

      from Tulsa

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

      I returned the foundation so I returned the primer.

       
      5.0

      Love it!

      By Ash

      from Colorado

      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
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

        Love this product. Extends the life of my foundation. A little goes a long way. I usually break out when using a primer with my foundation. So far so good!

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        5.0

        Love it!

        By Erin

        from Weymouth, Ma

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

          Love it! Can't live without it!

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          5.0

          amazing!

          By xovo_killah

          from Sacramento

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

          I got a sample of this product and it works amazing

           
          5.0

          Awesome sauce

          By Ace

          from Olathe, KS

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

            Love this item. I tried other primers but this was the best

            • Skin Tone:
            • Deep
             
            5.0

            Love it

            By Katie

            from Sandy, UT

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
              • Light To Medium Coverage

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

              Used it on top of my other primar with the recommendation of another and it worked well. Love it.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair

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              11 Questions | 11 Answers
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              • Q:

                Is this makeup oil-free?
                Asked on 3/22/2016 by Alexa

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  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 3/22/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
              • Q:

                I have oily skin and have tried a lot of foundations, and every foundation I wear, slides ride off my chin and nose. Which primer would you recommend? The light one or the regular one?
                Asked on 3/4/2016 by Amber

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Makeup always looks better with primer and Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light's revolutionary formula is ideal for someone with oily skin. It has oil absorbers for a smooth matte finish all day, light diffusers to minimize the appearance of imperfections, and vitamin C and peptides to help even skin tone and promote collagen production.

                  Answered on 3/6/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
              • Q:

                Do you recommend this product for dark skin tone
                Asked on 2/24/2016 by roxy

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  Yes, it's actually clear, so it works for all complexions! :-)

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

                I heard a lot of great stuff about Smashbox!
                Is Smashbox tested on animals?
                I'm just curious.
                Asked on 1/8/2016 by RagePuppy from Providence, RI

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  Response from Smashbox:

                  "Do you test on animals?
                  We don't test on animals, nor ask others to test on our behalf, except where required by law.

                  What countries require animal testing?
                  China, most notably, in addition to a few others that conduct testing by law of cosmetic products or ingredients to demonstrate safety.

                  Does Smashbox sell in any of these countries?
                  No.

                  What are we doing to end animal testing?
                  Our founders launched with a commitment to end animal testing, and that commitment remains. For instance, we only conduct or commission in vitro/human volunteer testing to show our products are safe, and we're part of the European Partnership for Alternatives to Animal Testing, among other efforts."

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

                Is this product noncomedogenic?
                Asked on 7/9/2015 by cutiebooty from Austin,TX

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  Smashbox Cosmetics does not label this product noncomedogenic, but please note that it is oil-free, 60% water-based, and formulated for all skin types. It is especially ideal for oily, acne-prone, or sensitive skin.

                  Answered on 7/10/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
              • Q:

                I don't know which one is better for me Primer Light or Photo Finished Foundation Primer or Photo Finished Foundation Primer Light? What is a difference between these two? I have a fair/light skin tone, I'm 46 and my skin is very sensitive, oily at T-zone.
                Asked on 6/13/2015 by Maugoshia from Houston, TX

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  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 6/16/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
              • Q:

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

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  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 Expert

                  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 Expert

                  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 Expert

                  A:

                  No, this product is not formulated with aloe vera.

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