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Photo Finish Foundation Primer

Item #: 2233964 Size: 1.0 oz

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Create a perfect canvas for foundation application with this silky, lightweight blend of vitamins A & E, grape seed extract and green tea. Worn alone or under foundation, Smashbox's best-selling, oil-free primer helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and pores for flawless skin with a velvety-smooth finish.

THE ORIGINAL BLUR
The first step to any great close-up is great skin - skin that's free of fine lines and pores. That's one of the reasons why primer was the first products created at Smashbox Studios. They developed a formula that diffuses the light hitting skin to blur out imperfections for an even, soft-focus look. It also makes makeup look better and last longer. Think of Smashbox's primer as the original blur - and the best way to start your makeup every day.

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Apply a dime-size amount to clean or moisturized skin, using fingertips, for complexion perfection. Follow with your favorite foundation. To tame frizzies, try smoothing primer through wet or dry hair.

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SmashboxPhoto Finish Foundation Primer
 
4.4

(based on 611 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Goes on smoothly (525)
  • Easy to apply (497)
  • Lightweight (448)
  • Long-lasting (341)
  • Blends well (302)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (102)
  • Too greasy (25)
  • Doesn't stay on (22)
  • Causes breakouts (16)
  • Poor coverage (13)

Best Uses

  • Normal skin (175)
  • Sensitive skin (163)
  • Mature skin (162)
  • Dry skin (146)
  • Full coverage (142)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (293), Budget shopper (220)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (303), Medium (246), Deep (22)

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5.0

smooth operator

By Linda

from Pittsburgh

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dry Skin
    • Mature Skin
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

    This makes a smooth base for makeup application.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    4.0

    That's good stuff

    By Mary S

    from Alhambra, CA

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

        I use this product every morning. Helps my makeup stay put all day.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        5.0

        yes you need this

        By simple girl

        from milwaukee, wi

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

          dont skim on your makeup by not getting the primer and just the foundation and powder. this makes all the difference. i use everyday with smash box bb foundation and powder and it lasts all day and still looks great at the end of the day. it matches my skin and looks like I'm not wearing makeup. i will never buy the cheap stuff again. this tube lasts a long time atleast 2 months for me

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          5.0

          Love the way my face feels

          By Leslie

          from Oklahoma City, OK

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Dry Skin
            • Full Coverage
            • Mature Skin

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

            This is the first time I have ever used a primer and love the way it makes my skin feel

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair
             
            5.0

            I will continue to purchase this item.

            By 5kMomma

            from Hickory NC

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply
            • Goes On Smoothly
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

              I was having issues with my makeup making face so oily just an hour or two after applying it. Once I began using my primer, my makeup has stayed so fresh and not even the slightest bit oily.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium
               
              5.0

              I will keep buying this stuff!

              By Cilla

              from Amarillo, Texas

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Pricey / Poor Value

              Best Uses

              • Normal Skin

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

              I love how soft it makes my skin feel! My make up last longer and goes on smoother! I would recommend this to everyone!

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium
               
              2.0

              photo finish foundation primer

              By Case

              from Auburn, Al

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Pricey / Poor Value

              Best Uses

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                it seemed to work somewhat but for the price I wasn't impressed. I have dry skin and some fine lines and some pores I wanted to cover up. this didn't seem to help with the fine lines or pores. I don't know if it is supposed to but I thought it would smooth things out a bit. not worth the money unless you have trouble with the staying power of your make up, which I don't.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                idk...

                By megan

                from wonderland

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                In the morning it was on amazing! It hid my big pores and gave my foundation a airbrush effect. But, towards the end of the day it made me SO greasy.

                 
                5.0

                Best primer ever!

                By Mel

                from Bakersfield, CA

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
                  • Sensitive Skin

                  Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                  Makes a notable difference on how foundation stays on and looks. Would recommend!

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Medium

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Amazing primer

                  By Nikki

                  from New York

                  About Me Brand Buyer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Dry Skin
                    • Sensitive Skin

                    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                    Got a sample of this primer when I ordered some products online from Ulta. Normally I use a drugstore primer but decided to try this out today for the first time. I have to say after just one use I LOVE this primer! Goes on so smooth and makes a great base for my foundation. Makes my foundation look flawess and minimizes my pores. I will be purchasing this from now on! Before using this, my foundation would be streaky when using a brush, but with this, it goes on perfectly! Love it!!

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Fair

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                    38 Questions | 38 Answers
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                    • Q:

                      What are the ingredients and why are they not listed like other products list ingredients? I need the exact ingredients!
                      Asked on 1/24/2016 by Love Cosmetics

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Smashbox does not permit us to disclose ingredients for their products at Ulta.com, and instead they request that all ingredients inquiries please be directed to their Customer Care team at toll-free 1-877-698-4301. We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you!

                        Answered on 1/25/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                    • Q:

                      Will this product cause break outs
                      Asked on 1/17/2016 by Danielle

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Photo Finish Foundation Primer features a lightweight, oil-free formula for all skin types.

                        Answered on 1/19/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                    • Q:

                      I've had zero luck finding a primer that meets and helps cover the many skin issues I have. With my very oily t-zone, blackheads on my nose and chin, enlarged pores and fine lines setting in combined with very dry skin, it seems like the primers I've tried only bring out those problems instead of reduce them. And since smashbox has a different primer for all of these issues which one should I try?
                      Asked on 1/12/2016 by Toni from Fort Worth, TX.

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Please view our primer comparison guide here:

                        http://www.ulta.com/shade-finders/smashbox-primer-chart/

                        For your concerns, we'd suggest either the Light or the Pore Minimizing. Please also note that primer should be applied only to areas of concern, so we'd suggest targeting your t-zone area and avoiding dry areas such as your cheeks.

                        Answered on 1/15/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                    • Q:

                      How long does this primer last for? How many ounces is it? Trying to decide whether to get full sized or travel sized.
                      Asked on 12/17/2015 by Saharab from Sarasota, FL.

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        It is 1.0 oz, and just a small pea size is needed per application!

                        Answered on 12/18/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                    • Q:

                      Is the product good for an oily skin type ?
                      Asked on 12/3/2015 by haley from US

                      1 answer

                    • Q:

                      Does this primer make my pores look smaller? Will this primer break me out? I have an oily t zone.
                      Asked on 12/2/2015 by Lily

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Photo Finish Foundation Primer features a lightweight, oil-free formula for all skin types. It will help to lessen the appearance of enlarged pores and other imperfections.

                        Answered on 12/3/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                    • Q:

                      Is this primer silicon or water based?
                      Asked on 11/25/2015 by ashley

                      1 answer

                    • Q:

                      Is this primer oil-free?
                      Asked on 11/16/2015 by mercedesnick from San Diego, CA

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Yes, this product is oil-free.

                        Answered on 11/17/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                    • Q:

                      Does this product contain any parabens?
                      Asked on 9/29/2015 by Cookie

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        This product is paraben-free.

                        Answered on 9/29/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                    • Q:

                      Can you provide the complete list of the ingredients in this product?
                      Asked on 9/29/2015 by Cookie

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Smashbox Cosmetics does not permit us to list full ingredients for any of their products online at ULTA.com. We apologize for this inconvenience. Smashbox requests that all ingredients inquiries please be directed to their Customer Care hotline at toll-free 1-877-698-4301 between 10 AM to 5 PM EST. Thank you!

                        Answered on 9/29/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
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