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Photo Finish More Than Primer Blemish Control

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SmashboxPhoto Finish More Than Primer Blemish Control
 
4.3

(based on 26 reviews)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Goes on smoothly (21)
  • Easy to apply (20)
  • Lightweight (19)
  • Long-lasting (13)
  • Blends well (12)

Cons

  • Poor coverage (4)
  • Pricey / poor value (4)
  • Doesn't stay on (3)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone or oily skin (16)
  • Sensitive skin (9)
  • Light to medium coverage (6)
  • Normal skin (5)
  • Dry skin (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (15), Budget shopper (7)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (15), Medium (8)

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5.0

Love the results

By Linda

from Richmond, Va

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish More Than Primer Blemish Control:

        I use morning and night with or without make-up. The product is not cheap but a drop covers my face.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        5.0

        It feels so good!

        By Linsey the Beauty Addict

        from Lincoln, NE

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
          • Dry Skin
          • Full Coverage
          • Light To Medium Coverage
          • Mature Skin
          • Normal Skin
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish More Than Primer Blemish Control:

          This was the second primer I tried and I fell in love. The first primer didn't blend well so I was turned off on even using a primer... Until this one. It's so lightweight, blends well, it's greasy but also isn't too dry. It's literally perfect! I would recommend this to people with any type of skin.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          4.0

          love this

          By Brenna braid

          from davisburg mi

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish More Than Primer Blemish Control:

            I wold 100% recommend this to my friends!!

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Not for breakout prone sensitive skin

            By ladybugclouds

            from mcallen, tx

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply
            • Goes On Smoothly
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Causes Breakouts
            • Pricey / Poor Value

            Best Uses

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish More Than Primer Blemish Control:

              I don't usually write reviews but I have to share what happened. I was thinking that this could be a primer that would ensure I wouldn't break out when I'd use makeup. But it did the opposite. On paulas choice review although it's rated as best, it says it contains cinammon extract....i guess my skin did not agree with this ingredient. I have little red bumps around my cheeks mostly where I don't even break out!!!!! I have red bumps in all places of my face that aren't pimples but raised little bumps. I do use salicylic acid from paulas choice and i have no problem with it but this primer i did. Don't even risk it especially if you have acne prone or sensitive skin. Besides i know it doesn't say so but being that it has salicylic acid it doesn't control oil.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium
               
              5.0

              Love, love, LOVE this!

              By NenaPFig84

              from Greeley, Colorado

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish More Than Primer Blemish Control:

                I love how it helps clear up my acne because of the salicylic acid in it. It also feel very smooth on my face and helps my makeup look perfect! <3

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium
                 
                1.0

                Not for me

                By Amber

                from Chicago, IL

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Difficult To Apply
                • Doesn't Stay On
                • Poor Coverage
                • Pricey / Poor Value
                • Soaks In Too Fast

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish More Than Primer Blemish Control:

                  I was SO excited to try this and was highly disappointed. It did not even work as a primer, because it would not spread onto my skin easily and it would soak in right away, regardless if I used moisturizer or not. It also broke me out even worse.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Fair
                   
                  3.0

                  Smashbox!

                  By tifftiff

                  from AL

                  About Me Brand Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Doesn't Stay On
                  • Poor Coverage

                  Best Uses

                  • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
                  • Light To Medium Coverage
                  • Sensitive Skin

                  Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish More Than Primer Blemish Control:

                  My skin is very sensitive. The first time i used it my face was a bit ichy but the more i used it the less ichy it was. It is good for sesitive skin but just takes a few days for my skin to adapt to it. I think it is a bit expensive but it works okay.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Fair

                  (0 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  not worth the price

                  By del

                  from houston tx

                  About Me Brand Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Blends Well
                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Goes On Smoothly

                  Cons

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

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish More Than Primer Blemish Control:

                    I did not like at all

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Medium

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Smashbox never ceases to amaze me

                    By Brittany Med Student

                    from West Fargo, ND

                    About Me Brand Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
                      • Dry Skin
                      • Normal Skin

                      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish More Than Primer Blemish Control:

                      Great base for your make up. I love it. It's so great.

                      • Skin Tone:
                      • Fair

                      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Love it

                      By Hammy

                      from Los Angeles, CA

                      About Me Brand Buyer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
                        • All skin types
                        • Full Coverage
                        • Light To Medium Coverage
                        • Normal Skin
                        • On Clean Dry Skin

                        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish More Than Primer Blemish Control:

                        Great product. I've used Smashbox's primers before and they work ok. But I saw they had a new one for acne prone skin and decided to try it out. It's light and almost feels like you're wearing nothing at all. I noticed an immediate difference at the end of the day. I normally will have a pimple mature by the time I'm through with my day, but with this it's like smooth all day. It keeps my acne managed.
                        The only tip would be to not wear it with moisturizer. I have worn it with my SPF moisturizer and without. The primer does it's magic much better without the moisturizer. You'll see a difference.

                        • Skin Tone:
                        • Fair

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                        • Q:

                          does this primer help reducing the appearance of pores?
                          Asked on 9/1/2014 by Makeup Junkie from Chula Vista, CA

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Reviewer

                            A:

                            Yes, all Smashbox Photo Finish Primers including this one help to reduce the appearance of pores!

                            Answered on 9/4/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                        • Q:

                          Should I wear my sunscreen under or over this primer? I have hyperpigmentation and just want to be extra careful, so the marks don't darken by using this product the wrong way.
                          Asked on 8/27/2014 by Sam

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Reviewer

                            A:

                            For your sunscreen to be most effective, apply it to bare skin, then follow with moisturizer and primer.

                            Answered on 8/28/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                        • Q:

                          Does this product workmfor females with sensitive skin?
                          Asked on 7/29/2014 by Lenapytful from Dallas,Texas

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Reviewer

                            A:

                            This primer works best for those with acne-prone skin, since it is formulated with 2% salicylic acid to fight blemishes. If you are sensitive to this active ingredient, we would recommend Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light, which is ideal for oily, acne-prone or sensitive skin:
                            http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod3590043

                            Answered on 7/31/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                        • Q:

                          I have acne and my complexion is red. Would this also help with the redness or do you think I should go with the green primer adjust?
                          Asked on 6/23/2014 by Brittany

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Reviewer

                            A:

                            Which primer you use depends on your primary skin concern. If your primary skin concern is acne, we suggest using this primer, which is formulated with 2% salicylic acid and is oil-free to help keep skin clear. If your primary skin concern is redness, we suggest using Photo Finish Foundation Primer Adjust, which features a neutralizing green tint to help conceal redness for more even skin tone. Please note that Photo Finish Foundation Primer Adjust is not oil-free but is formulated for all skin types.

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

                          Does this product help with oil control? Currently using Bare Mineral oil control primer that helps and better than when I use no primer but my face still gets oily after 4 or 5 hours and has some breakouts.
                          Asked on 4/6/2014 by Me

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Reviewer

                            A:

                            Yes, this oil-free formula features 2% salicylic acid to help prevent acne breakouts and brown algae to control oil production. We highly recommend it for oily, blemish-prone skin!

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

                          Does this product feel heavy on the skin? AND about how long does a tube of this last you? Thanks!
                          Asked on 3/30/2014 by Holly from Naples, Florida

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Reviewer

                            A:

                            This product features an oil-free, lightweight formula that feels silky and weightless on the skin. Only a pea-sized amount is needed to apply to the whole face, so the product will last many months, even when applied daily. Exact time varies by amount applied and frequency of use.

                            Answered on 3/31/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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