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Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer

Item #: 2233967

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SmashboxPhoto Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer
 
4.3

(based on 105 reviews)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Goes on smoothly (99)
  • Easy to apply (88)
  • Lightweight (84)
  • Long-lasting (53)
  • Blends well (51)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (14)
  • Causes breakouts (7)
  • Too greasy (3)

Best Uses

  • Dry skin (62)
  • Mature skin (36)
  • Normal skin (28)
  • Sensitive skin (28)
  • Light to medium coverage (19)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (51), Budget shopper (44)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (60), Medium (40)

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5.0

a must have

By Di

from chicago

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Full Coverage
    • Mature Skin

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

    always a must before applying liquid or powder base make up

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    4.0

    worth the money

    By Jo

    from Alabama

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Goes On Smoothly
    • Lightweight
    • Long-Lasting

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Dry Skin

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

      LOVE this primer. I have super dry skin and I use this a lot. Other primers or makeup alone make me look dry and flaky, but this primer fixes all that. Even if my face is a little greasy that day, it makes me look like I have a nice glow or like I highlighted. My makeup stays on all day. Probably not the best for greasy skin.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      4.0

      Thought this product would have been more hydrating.

      By Teca

      from Hayward

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Goes On Smoothly

      Cons

      • Pricey / Poor Value
      • Sticky

      Best Uses

      • Normal Skin

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

      I have very dry skin so I thought that this primer would have been my best friend. The primer was nice but it didn't help hide my patchiness at all. No matter what foundation I used my face still appeared cakey. Specially for the price and all the hype I expected much better.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      5.0

      Really works!

      By PegLeg

      from Indy

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Goes On Smoothly
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

          I use over moisturizer and then my base makeup. My makeup is much more even using this product.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          I use it everyday

          By Mal

          from Texas

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Pricey

          Best Uses

          • Dry Skin
          • Normal Skin

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

          N/A

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          5.0

          Great product!

          By Tell

          from Hagerstown, MD

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

              This is a great hydrating foundation primer! I have tried others and this makes your skin feel soft and smooth! Nice product

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              It isn't hydrating

              By Kristall

              from Michigan

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Blends Well
              • Easy To Apply
              • Goes On Smoothly

              Cons

              • Pricey / Poor Value

              Best Uses

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

                It doesn't make your skin look hydrated like it says.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair
                 
                5.0

                Pretty awesome

                By ppl

                from Mankato, MN

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Smells

                Best Uses

                • Dry Skin

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

                It works exactly as it's supposed to, I just don't like the way it smells.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium
                 
                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

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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 Expert

                      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 Expert

                      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 Expert

                      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 Expert

                      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 Expert

                      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 Expert

                      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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