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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 29 reviews)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Goes on smoothly (23)
  • Easy to apply (22)
  • Lightweight (21)
  • Long-lasting (14)
  • Blends well (12)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone or oily skin (17)
  • Sensitive skin (9)
  • Light to medium coverage (6)
  • Normal skin (5)
  • Dry skin (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (16), Budget shopper (8)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (15), Medium (9)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Holy Moly this stuff is WONDERFUL!!!

By Brenda Rose

from Twinsburg, Ohio

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish More Than Primer Blemish Control:

    I love this product! It helps to keep my make-up on all day!

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    love this primer!

    By Mere

    from PGH

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish More Than Primer Blemish Control:

    Works to a T for me because it did not clog my pores at all. Did what it said it was suppose to. I know it is a quite pricey, but works with almost any foundation so this is my only splurge in my makeup bag. Worth it.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Love it!

    By Brooklyn Mommy

    from Brooklyn, NY

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Goes On Smoothly
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish More Than Primer Blemish Control:

        I never realized the difference a good primer could make until I purchased this primer from Smashbox. I previously used one of MAC's primer and I never saw the point of it. However, when I use this my makeup looks flawless! I turn more heads and receive more compliments since I started using this primer. I'm never using another one again! I've already told all of my friends about it. This is a must have product!

        • Skin Tone:
        • Deep

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              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

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                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

                  (3 of 4 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

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    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 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      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

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        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

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                        • Q:

                          Do I use this primer before my moisturizer? Or do I follow my regular routine and let my moisturizer soak in for about 10 minutes and then follow with the primer.
                          Asked on 5/15/2015 by MakeupJunKie from Milwaukee, WI

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Reviewer

                            A:

                            For best results, prime your skin after moisturizing.

                            Answered on 5/15/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                        • Q:

                          Is this primer actually green or will the color not show up?
                          Asked on 3/8/2015 by Matt from Kingsport

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Reviewer

                            A:

                            This primer is a light clear blue gel that applies invisibly (no tint) on the skin.

                            Answered on 3/10/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                        • Q:

                          Does this primer have the same texture as the original primer foundation (white), which is sort of like a gel and dries with a silky texture, or is this more watery? I really like the texture and finish of the original primer.
                          Asked on 2/4/2015 by Shermaine from Guam

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Reviewer

                            A:

                            The texture of Smashbox More Than Primers is more like the feel of a serum, still silky & luxurious. The Original Primer feels more gel like than either of the More Than Primers; More Than Primer Blemish Control is lighter in feel on the skin but still provides the same skin experience as the Original but with corrective benefits. This is also a Primer that must be applied to bare skin first, so instead of applying it over moisturizer you are applying this right after your cleanser, before your skin care. For the corrective benefits of this Primer, it must be applied to clean skin to ensure you are getting the most benefits.

                            Answered on 2/9/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                        • 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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