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Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light

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SmashboxPhoto Finish Foundation Primer Light
 
4.1

(based on 179 reviews)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (155)
  • Goes on smoothly (149)
  • Lightweight (146)
  • Long-lasting (104)
  • Matte finish (83)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (41)
  • Doesn't stay on (17)
  • Poor coverage (10)
  • Causes breakouts (8)
  • Too greasy (7)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone or oily skin (106)
  • Sensitive skin (66)
  • Normal skin (38)
  • Light to medium coverage (32)
  • Full coverage (25)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (88), Budget shopper (65)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (93), Medium (69), Deep (5)

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5.0

Great primer for oiky skin

By Nurse Autumn

from Mid West

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
    • Light To Medium Coverage

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

    During the summer months my face gets so oily, this ws recommended to me and I love it. Lightweight, easy to apply and makes my make-up last all day long. Will definitely purchase again. In the winter months I use the regular Smashbox Primer which is my favorite but makes me breakout in the summer.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    5.0

    Highly recommend

    By CatLady

    from Little Rock, AR

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • 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:

      Awesome primer. Love the results of my foundation with this product. I highly recommend.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      1.0

      Not impressed

      By Jessica206

      from Little Rock AR

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Goes On Smoothly

      Cons

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

      Best Uses

      • Dry Skin
      • Normal Skin

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

      I was so excited about buying this product because of all the reviews, but I was sadly disappointed. I have very oily skin and I only used it for 3 days because I couldn't stand the greasy, melting off feeling after only 2 hours. I went back to using Benefit Porefessional; this definitely helps my makeup stay on all day!

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Really best of Smashbox

      By Element Girl

      from Norhern Virginia

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

            I have bought and used just about every primer. This one from Smashbox is in the top five! I have normal to dry skin and this works beautifully!

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            5.0

            Great stuff!

            By cab

            from Greenville

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

                  Can't put on my makeup without it!!

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Fair
                   
                  5.0

                  good

                  By Pat

                  from Castle Rock, Co.

                  About Me Brand Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

                      Very happy with product.

                      • Skin Tone:
                      • Fair
                       
                      5.0

                      Can't live without it

                      By Meliss

                      from Manahawkin, NJ

                      About Me Budget Buyer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • Pricey / Poor Value

                      Best Uses

                      • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
                      • Full Coverage

                      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

                      I have very oily skin and this helps keep my makeup in place all throughout the day so by 5pm when I'n done working, my makeup is still on. It is small and very pricey, but I find i need it daily. I will continue to invest in it though!

                      • Skin Tone:
                      • Fair

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      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.

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                      • 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 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 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 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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