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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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Smashbox's oil-free, 60% water based primer is ideal for oily, acne-prone or sensitive skin. This silky blend of vitamins and antioxidants can be worn alone or under foundation to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and pores for visibly softer skin.

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.

Formulated without parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate, phthalates, oil, fragrance & talc.

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Apply a dime-sized amount of Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light to clean or moisturized skin using fingertips for complexion perfection. For extra matte coverage, follow with your shade of Liquid Halo HD Foundation.

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SmashboxPhoto Finish Foundation Primer Light
 
4.2

(based on 239 reviews)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (201)
  • Lightweight (191)
  • Goes on smoothly (189)
  • Long-lasting (132)
  • Blends well (106)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (50)
  • Doesn't stay on (20)
  • Poor coverage (13)
  • Causes breakouts (11)
  • Too greasy (10)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone or oily skin (129)
  • Sensitive skin (82)
  • Normal skin (47)
  • Light to medium coverage (44)
  • Full coverage (38)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (115), Budget shopper (81), Classic style (3)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (115), Medium (95), Deep (7)

Reviewed by 239 customers

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5.0

I really enjoy this product

By Toni

from San Antonio,Tx

About Me Classic Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Lightweight
  • Smooth

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

    I can't complain this product is really good.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    5.0

    This primer really keeps your makeup fresh all day.

    By Gammy

    from TX

    About Me Classic Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Easy To Apply
    • Easy To Take-off
    • Lightweight
    • Long Lasting
    • Natural Looking
    • Smooth

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types
      • Everyday

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

      Best primer ever!

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      5.0

      Great primer

      By Bkworm

      from Central PA

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Lightweight
      • Long Lasting
      • Smooth

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types
        • Everyday

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

        I have used many primers and I really like this one. It is lightweight but covers well giving your face a smooth canvas to apply makeup. Highly recommend.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        5.0

        I LOVE this product. I do prefer the "gel" to the "cream"

        By N/A

        from Rhode Island

        About Me Classic Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Easy To Apply
        • Easy To Take-off
        • Lightweight
        • Natural Looking
        • Smooth

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

          Use it prior to applying makeup foundation.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Not great for dry skin

          By AB

          from Phx, AZ

          About Me Trendy Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Easy To Take-off
          • Lightweight
          • Long Lasting

          Cons

          • Ineffective
          • Poor Coverage

          Best Uses

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

            Would work best for oily skin. My skin tends be be more dry but sensitive. My skin needs more moisture under my foundation. This product made my makeup crack and skin look and feel super dry. Love Smash box so ill go back to the regular primer.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair
             
            5.0

            Absolutely the best primer

            By Az beauty

            from Gilbert

            About Me Trendy Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Blends Well
            • Easy To Apply
            • Easy To Take-off
            • Lightweight
            • Long Lasting
            • Natural Looking
            • Smooth

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Skin Types
              • Everyday
              • Going Out
              • Sensitive Skin
              • Travel

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

              Best primer yet

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium
               
              5.0

              Love love!!!

              By Kells

              from Columbus, MS

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

              I have super oily skin and I am constantly having to touch up my make up all day long and I can never find products that actually help with how oily my skin is until now. This primer is PERFECT for oily skin but I still need to apply moisturizer because it can dry it out.

               
              4.0

              For Oily Skin

              By T.Mo

              from Los Angeles

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

              I just started to use this as my primer after I clean and lotion my face. I had heard great things about this product helping those with oily skin. Still not sure if its a great fix for me yet (I have excessively oily skin) and so far i still get shiny within an hour or two. I do really love the way my skin feels when I apply it to my face and it definitely smooths the appearance of pores. It minimizes the oiliness but not as much as I had hoped which is disappointing but I plan to keep testing out over the next month or so to see if there is any noticeable long term change.

              I think I would still recommend to a friend if they didn't have as much of an oily face as I do. I think it would be great for moderately oily skin.

               
              4.0

              I liked it!

              By Chae

              from Athens, Al.

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

              This is a really good primer. It keeps me matte for 5-6 hours but I have super oily skin. Would definitely buy again!

               
              5.0

              Great Product

              By Mari

              from San Antonio, Texas

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Goes On Smoothly
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
                • Full Coverage

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

                It's great!

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium

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                12 Questions | 12 Answers
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                • Q:

                  Is this ok for dryish skin?
                  Asked on 5/11/2016 by Felicia from Minnesota

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    If dry skin is your concern, you can also try Photo Finish Hydrating Foundation Primer. This primer quenches skin and seals in moisture for hours after, thanks to Hydraplex, an extract derived from desert plants.

                    Answered on 5/11/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                • 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
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