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Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer

Item #: 2233967

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SmashboxPhoto Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer
 
4.2

(based on 97 reviews)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Goes on smoothly (91)
  • Easy to apply (81)
  • Lightweight (79)
  • Blends well (48)
  • Long-lasting (48)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (12)
  • Causes breakouts (7)
  • Too greasy (3)

Best Uses

  • Dry skin (59)
  • Mature skin (35)
  • Sensitive skin (28)
  • Normal skin (26)
  • Light to medium coverage (19)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (45), Budget shopper (43)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (55), Medium (37)

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5.0

Perfect for dry and/or flaky skin

By TiffTheMakeupJunkie

from Knoxville, TN

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dry Skin
    • Normal Skin
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

    I have been searching for a primer that would help me with my foundation not getting clumped or patchy with my dry, flaky skin. This is perfect. It is super light weight but still so soothing and hydrating. I have very sensitive skin and this primer actually feels great instead of irritating my skin. I also think that after using it for several weeks now, my redness has improved. My makeup stays in place all day (9 hours). It is worth the money if you have the same issues with your skin and makeup as I do. :)

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    4.0

    Very nice

    By JAM

    from Phoenix

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Goes On Smoothly
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Pricey / Poor Value

    Best Uses

    • Light To Medium Coverage

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

    This goes on very nice and is lightweight. A good primer with moisturizer added. My makeup goes on nice after applying. I don't like it as much as what I was using before, but I needed to find something new since mine was being discontinued.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair
     
    5.0

    My essential every day product

    By Ladybug

    from Tnnnessee

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Dry Skin
      • Mature Skin

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

      I use this every morning after applying a day moisturizer and prior to makeup application. It provides a mildly dewey type of barrier between my foundation and moisturizer without any oil or greasy feel and unlike some other primers, it does not feel slick. My makeup application is more even during the entire day. Of course like a lot of primers, it is a bit pricey but 1 tube last me for at least 4 months. I have tried the other primers from Smashbox as well but for my slightly dry skin, the hydrating formula works the best for me

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      5.0

      Pricey But Perfect!

      By Sandy Le

      from St. Louis, MO

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Goes On Smoothly

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Dry Skin
        • Mature Skin

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

        Really helps dry, winters skin!

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        5.0

        Feels Like Water

        By Summer

        from Dallas, TX

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Goes On Smoothly
        • Hydrating
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
          • Dry Skin
          • Matte Foundation
          • Normal Skin
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

          I recently bought a pretty heavy matte foundation, but I wanted to bring it with me to Florida, we were going on vacation. I was a little nervous about buying a matte foundation, because I don't have oily skin. So the lady grabbed a few samples of hydrating primer, and oh my, this feels like a gel water on your skin. It left my matte foundation looking natural, despite its heavy coverage. I wouldn't recommend it under anything that is also hydrating.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          hydrating primer by smashbox

          By Lainer

          from ks.

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Good coverage
            • Long Lasting
            • Nice On Skin

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

            Primer
            goes on easily
            moisturizes
            feels great on skin

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Amazing!

            By Megan

            from Illinois

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Dry Skin

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

              I can never wear powder in the winter season because of my dry skin. I bought this and my powder looks flawless and doesnt look cakey. Will definitely repurchase.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              would buy again

              By nat

              from asheville, nc

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Goes On Smoothly
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Dry Skin
                • Normal Skin
                • Sensitive Skin

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

                nice primer for dry skin.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great product for dry skin

                By CJH

                from San Antonio

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Dry Skin
                  • Full Coverage
                  • Mature Skin
                  • Sensitive Skin

                  Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

                  Daily use before using makeup or without makeup

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Medium
                   
                  4.0

                  A Primer That Feels Great and Lasts

                  By Nicmik

                  from Atlanta

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Smells Kind Of Plastic-y

                  Best Uses

                  • Dry Skin
                  • Light To Medium Coverage
                  • Mature Skin
                  • Sensitive Skin

                  Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

                  I usually get the standard primer but thought I'd try the moisturizing one since my skin is so dry in the winter. It works just fine but I just like the smell of the standard one better.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Fair

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                  6 Questions | 6 Answers
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                  • Q:

                    would this primer be good for normal to dry skin?
                    Asked on 1/29/2015 by Rachel from US

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Yes! This primer features an oil-free, hydrating formula that is suitable for all skin types.

                      Answered on 1/29/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    Does the this product have any type of soy ingredient?
                    Asked on 11/18/2014 by allergic to soy from Dallas Texas

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Yes, Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer contains soy.

                      Answered on 11/20/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    theres a bunch of different Smashbox Primers. What are the difference between them all?
                    Asked on 9/30/2014 by Rachel

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      There sure are a bunch! Here are some quick highlights of the indications and benefits of each:

                      Original Photo Finish Foundation Primer (Item #: 2233964) - oil-free, for all skin types

                      Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light (Item #: 2233965) - oil-free, 60% water based so lighter weight, ideal for oily, acne-prone or sensitive skin

                      Photo Finish More Than Primer Blemish Control (Item #: 2262318) - oil-free, contains 2% salicylic acid to treat blemishes, ideal for blemish-prone skin

                      Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer (Item #: 2233967) - contains Hydraplex complex to deeply hydrate dry, dehydrated skin

                      Photo Finish Color Correcting Primer Blend (Item #: 2233969) - luminous, color-correcting formula; contains antioxidants, such as green tea, grape seed extract and vitamins A, C and E

                      Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing (Item #: 2276581) - minimizes the appearance of pores for up to 8 hours, oil-free, mattifying, for all skin types

                      Photo Finish Foundation Luminizing Primer (Item #: 2233968) - oil-free, for all skin types, provides a luminous finish

                      Photo Finish More Than Primer Dark Spot Correcting Primer (Item #: 2248308) - contains C-Phyte Complex to fade dark spots and discoloration, oil-free, for all skin types

                      Photo Finish Foundation Primer Adjust (Item #: 2233970) - reduces redness with green tint, soothing botanicals, and antioxidants; for all skin types

                      Photo Finish Foundation Primer SPF 20 w/Dermaxyl Complex (Item #: 2253887) - contains Dermaxyl Complex to fight the signs of aging; provides SPF 20 sun protection; for all skin types

                      Answered on 10/2/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    Do you use this after moisturizing and before foundation? Is it for sensitive skin?
                    Asked on 7/14/2014 by loo from MT

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      That's exactly right! Apply this product to moisturized skin prior to foundation application. It is formulated for all skin types including sensitive skin.

                      Answered on 7/15/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    Is this product non-comedogenic?
                    Asked on 6/25/2014 by Tabby from El Paso, Texas

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      This product is oil-free and lightweight, but Smashbox does not claim that it is noncomedogenic.

                      Answered on 6/26/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    Hi how much product is in this full size bottle VS how much is in the Trial bottle you can purchase ? I would also like to know if this product is tested on Animals? IE: is it cruelty free?
                    Asked on 4/7/2014 by Animal Lover

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      This product's size is 1 oz. The travel size is 0.4 oz.

                      From Smashbox:
                      "Smashbox is committed to the elimination of animal testing. We are equally committed to consumer health and safety, and bringing to market products that comply with applicable regulations in every country in which our products are sold.

                      We do not conduct animal testing on our products or ingredients, nor ask others to test on our behalf, except when required by law. We evaluate our finished products in clinical tests on volunteer panels.

                      Smashbox fully supports the development and global acceptance of non-animal testing alternatives. To this end, the Company works extensively with the industry at large and the global scientific community to research and fund these alternatives."

                      Answered on 4/7/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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