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SmashboxPhoto Finish Foundation Primer SPF 20 w/Dermaxyl Complex
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Photo Finish Foundation Primer SPF 20 w/Dermaxyl Complex

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SmashboxPhoto Finish Foundation Primer SPF 20 w/Dermaxyl Complex
 
4.2

(based on 47 reviews)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Goes on smoothly (37)
  • Easy to apply (35)
  • Lightweight (30)
  • Blends well (24)
  • Long-lasting (19)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (11)
  • Doesn't stay on (3)
  • Too greasy (3)

Best Uses

  • Mature skin (23)
  • Light to medium coverage (12)
  • Sensitive skin (8)
  • Dry skin (7)
  • Normal skin (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (24), Budget shopper (17)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (21), Medium (20)

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5.0

Great product

By Flower

from Detroit MI

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Spf 25

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer SPF 20 w/Dermaxyl Complex:

      Evens out and smooths out skin so makeup looks great.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best Ever Foundation Primer!

      By Sha Theron

      from Gainesville GA

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Light To Medium Coverage
        • Mature Skin
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer SPF 20 w/Dermaxyl Complex:

        I use this products as a color corrector and/or as a make-up when I only want light coverage. It's a super product and works very well on my red, splotchy skin!

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        5.0

        Makes my skin look great!

        By Bluecafe

        from Georgia

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Goes On Smoothly
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Mature Skin

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer SPF 20 w/Dermaxyl Complex:

          Keeps my makeup from settling in fine lines and gives me an even tone. Love it under make up or sometimes just under loose powder. I buy dept store makeup but won't go without my Smashbox primer!

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          5.0

          Really takes care of the problems

          By LFE

          from Griffith, IN

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Mature Skin

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer SPF 20 w/Dermaxyl Complex:

              As you age your skin changes this product has helped rewind time for my skin.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium
               
              5.0

              Love this product

              By Marlo

              from Fort Smith, AR

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Blends Well
              • Easy To Apply
              • Goes On Smoothly

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer SPF 20 w/Dermaxyl Complex:

                  Love this product. Makes my skin smooth where my foundation goes on so well.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Fair
                   
                  5.0

                  Makes my skin feel so smooth

                  By Kathy

                  from Lancaster Pa

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Light To Medium Coverage
                  • Mature Skin

                  Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer SPF 20 w/Dermaxyl Complex:

                  Makes a great base for makeup,!

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Medium
                   
                  5.0

                  Love this product

                  By Cindy

                  from Cleveland

                  About Me Brand Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Blends Well
                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Goes On Smoothly
                  • Lightweight
                  • Long-Lasting
                  • Makes my skin feel smooth

                  Cons

                  • Pricey / Poor Value

                  Best Uses

                  • Mature Skin

                  Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer SPF 20 w/Dermaxyl Complex:

                  I love this product, but it's my splurge, because it's a little pricey. It's the closest thing I've found to the fountain of youth.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Medium
                   
                  3.0

                  Pretty decent primer

                  By nptobe09

                  from Grand Rapids, MI

                  About Me Brand Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Blends Well
                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Goes On Smoothly
                  • Matte Finish

                  Cons

                  • Doesn't Stay On
                  • Poor Coverage
                  • Pricey / Poor Value

                  Best Uses

                  • Light To Medium Coverage

                  Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer SPF 20 w/Dermaxyl Complex:

                  This didn't provide the level of coverage I was looking for, but it didn't make my sensitive skin breakout, either. I still prefer Younique's facial primer.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Fair

                  (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  Not Worth the Price

                  By Lady

                  from Los Angeles

                  Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer SPF 20 w/Dermaxyl Complex:

                  Only giving this 2 stars because it does help foundation apply smoother and last longer than without any primer - but all primers do that much. Too expensive to not achieve the results you expect. Misleading description. "Protect" only means it has an spf but not enough. The standard is at least 30 so your moisturizer, bb cream, or foundation should also have spf. "Correct"? NOT. Moisturizing? No. It feels moisturizing when applied but quickly dries down to a matte finish and settles into lines :( I had opened and used a few different ways to try and make this work for me but was not successful and couldn't return. 2 bargain brands I've also used (Ulta Fabulous Face and Maybelline Age Rewind) work MUCH better! If you have dry/mature skin and lines you'd like to smooth before you apply your foundation, this isn't the product you want.

                   
                  5.0

                  Fabulous product!

                  By Debs

                  from Claremont, CA

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Goes On Smoothly
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer SPF 20 w/Dermaxyl Complex:

                      Wash face, then apply. Feels great on my skin!

                      • Skin Tone:
                      • Deep

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                      • Q:

                        I apply a sunscreen with a higher spf over my moisturizer each morning. When would I apply the primer?
                        Asked on 4/19/2015 by Ageless from Birmingham, Al

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                          A:

                          Apply your primer after moisturizer and sunscreen and prior to foundation application for best results.

                          Answered on 4/21/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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                        Is this product oil free?
                        Asked on 2/11/2015 by Carmen from United States

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                          A:

                          No, this product is not oil-free.

                          Answered on 2/11/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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