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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 32 reviews)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Goes on smoothly (24)
  • Easy to apply (23)
  • Lightweight (22)
  • Long-lasting (14)
  • Blends well (13)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (5)
  • Poor coverage (4)
  • Causes breakouts (3)
  • Doesn't stay on (3)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone or oily skin (19)
  • Sensitive skin (9)
  • Light to medium coverage (6)
  • Normal skin (6)
  • Dry skin (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (18), Budget shopper (9)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (17), Medium (10)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great for Acne Prone Skin - Men or Women

By Krankenheim

from Denver, CO

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Easy To Apply
  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Lightweight
  • Matte Finish
  • Noncomodegenic
  • Prevents breakouts
  • Treats Breakouts

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish More Than Primer Blemish Control:

    As a primer this is an excellent product but I want to talk more about how good this is as an acne treatment and exfoliant.

    This is an excellent product for both men and women and teen boys and girls who are experiencing acne breakouts and/or have acne prone skin.

    It's the right PH for the salicylic acid to work, which is rare even in mid-to-high end products.

    It's also great for mature and dry skin because it is such a great, effective exfoliant.

    And it has a nice semi-matte, non-greasy finish making it perfect for anyone.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair
     
    5.0

    Worth It

    By Brie

    from Lubbock, tx

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Holds Make Up All Day
    • Silky smooth

    Cons

    • Pricy But Not A Poor Valu

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
    • Day
    • Full Coverage
    • Night
    • Swimming

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish More Than Primer Blemish Control:

    Was really impressed with the product after I spent the day swimming and instead of my make up running and smeared all over my face it was still in place and looked good. For daily use it helps my make up last all day. I can go to school and work without any touch ups.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    1.0

    Horrible Product!

    By Marie Smith

    from Seattle, WA

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Causes Breakouts
      • Pricey / Poor Value
      • Too Greasy

      Best Uses

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish More Than Primer Blemish Control:

        Another product that came highly recommended...I had heard wonderful things about their products and was really excited to buy. Shortly after a couple of applications I actually started breaking out worse! It was awful! I ended up returning and using BareMinerals (which was wayyyy better). Don't waste your money for the amount, quality, everything else you can find better.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair

        (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

          (3 of 3 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.

          (4 of 4 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

              (2 of 2 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

                    (2 of 3 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

                        (7 of 9 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

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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

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                              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 Expert

                              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 Expert

                              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 Expert

                              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 Expert

                              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 Expert

                              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 Expert

                              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 Expert

                              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 Expert

                              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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