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Photo Finish Foundation Primer

Item #: 2233964

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FREE trial sizes Photo Finish Foundation Primer 0.25 oz. and Baked Fusion Soft Lights 0.12 oz. with any $35 Smashbox purchase (offer valid 9/7/14-9/27/14 or while supplies last)

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FREE trial sizes Photo Finish Foundation Primer 0.25 oz. & Baked Fusion Soft Lights 0.12 oz. w/any $35 Smashbox purchase
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SmashboxPhoto Finish Foundation Primer
 
4.4

(based on 364 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Goes on smoothly (333)
  • Easy to apply (305)
  • Lightweight (291)
  • Long-lasting (202)
  • Blends well (186)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (52)
  • Doesn't stay on (14)
  • Too greasy (13)
  • Causes breakouts (11)
  • Heavy (6)

Best Uses

  • Normal skin (109)
  • Mature skin (97)
  • Sensitive skin (97)
  • Dry skin (84)
  • Acne-prone or oily skin (79)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (173), Budget shopper (135)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (178), Medium (158), Deep (11)

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5.0

love this!!!

By eminton

from Alabama

Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

This is the best primer I've used so far, it makes my foundation last a lot longer and makes my pores so much smaller. I will be repurchasing this item!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

I dunno...

By Viking Princess

from Berks County PA

Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

Unfortunately I bought the full size and think I may have made a mistake. Even with full makeup when I use this it makes me look ghostly. I'm not sure how else to describe it, but it's the first thought I have when I see it. Am I using too much? I like the feel. I even like the flawless appearance and how long it makes my makeup last! But I look so pale :(. What am I doing wrong?

 
5.0

Prime Primer!

By CapeCodMem

from Cape Cod, MA

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Dry Skin
  • Mature Skin
  • Normal Skin
  • Sensitive Skin

Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

Excellent primer! Easy to apply and leaves my skin so smooth. Always getting compliments on my skin! A little goes a long way. I have sensitive skin and allergies but have never had a problem with this primer. Love it!

  • Skin Tone:
  • Fair
 
5.0

Staple in my makeup bag

By Lipstick lover

from Florida

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Normal Skin

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

    I use this product for any special events or nights out in which I want to make sure that my makeup goes on smoothly and stays on the entire event. It stays put while attending weddings, dancing, and during hot weather. I love the product though I might prefer a different container that would make it easier to get every ounce of this awesome product. It is well worth the price for how well this product works.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    3.0

    not sure

    By betty

    from palm desert ca

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

    still dont know if i like this primer. I've only been using it alone and i haven't seen a difference maybe with the foundation ?

     
    5.0

    LOVE LOVE LOVE SMASHBOX

    By Kim

    from Houston TX

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Goes On Smoothly

    Cons

    • Pricey / Poor Value

    Best Uses

    • Full Coverage
    • Light To Medium Coverage
    • Mature Skin
    • Normal Skin
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

    LOVE THIS STUFF - WILL USE IT ALONE OR WITH MAKE UP
    WISH IT WASN'T SO PRICEY

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair
     
    5.0

    Love it !!!

    By Ajay

    from Saint Louis, MO

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
      • Full Coverage
      • Normal Skin
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

      Had a small travel size of this and had to buy the original one . I LOVE THIS . MY FOUNDATION STAYS FRESH .

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      5.0

      Awesome Product

      By Marie

      from Miami FL

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

          Great product keeps makeup on a long time.

           
          4.0

          Product true to its advertisement!

          By Desk Lady

          from Tonawanda, NY

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

              Second time purchasing this primer . . . missed it when I ran out and tried another brand . . . mistake. Very happy to have it back!

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair
               
              5.0

              Silky smooth primer!

              By Molly

              from Chicago, IL

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Pricey / Poor Value

              Best Uses

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                While the price is a little steep, it's worth it for the silky smooth feeling it leaves on your skin after. Due to the price, I don't use this EVERY day, but always when I'm doing a more finished look. I apply a pea sized drop of product on my fingers, and then blend it all over my face. I then let it set for a minute on my face before I apply any makeup over it. When I touch my face hours later, I'm still amazed by how silky smooth my skin is! A great piece to any makeup collection!

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair

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                • Q:

                  Does this product have soy?
                  Asked on 8/21/2014 by cari from colorado

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    This product does not contain soy.

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

                  I have Rosacea.. the Photo Primer ok to use for the redness?
                  Asked on 5/23/2014 by Barbie from Pompano Beach,Florida

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    You may prefer Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Adjust (Item #: 2233970), which features a neutralizing green tint to cancel out skin redness:
                    http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod3590053

                    For those with rosacea, we recommend spot testing the product on a discreet area of skin to ensure you experience no irritation before applying as directed, or consulting your physician prior to use.

                    Answered on 5/27/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                • Q:

                  What are all the ingredients?
                  Asked on 4/5/2014 by mstarrc

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    This product contains: Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone, Trisiloxane, Silica, Dimethicone/ Vinyldimethicone Crosspolymer, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Extract, Propylene Glycol, Water (Aqua, Eau), Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Cola Acuminata Seed Extract, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract.

                    Answered on 4/6/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                • Q:

                  How well does this product work under a mineral powder foundation?
                  Asked on 4/5/2014 by Deborah from Chicago, IL

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    This primer works wonderfully under foundations of any formula and consistency, including mineral powder foundation.

                    Answered on 4/6/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                • Q:

                  Is this the oil-free one?
                  Asked on 4/5/2014 by Jas from San Leandro ca

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Yes, this product is oil-free.

                    Answered on 4/5/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                • Q:

                  Can this be followed by a powered foundation
                  Asked on 4/5/2014 by Julie from Oklahoma

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Absolutely, this primer works wonderfully under foundations of any formula and consistency.

                    Answered on 4/5/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                • Q:

                  How do you use this product
                  Asked on 4/5/2014 by Patty from Louisville, ky

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Worn alone or under foundation to increase its longevity, this unique formula helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and pores for visibly softer skin with a velvety smooth finish. Apply a dime-size amount to clean or moisturized skin, using fingertips, for complexion perfection. Follow with your favorite foundation.

                    Answered on 4/5/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                • Q:

                  Does this product help witb oily skin?
                  Asked on 4/5/2014 by Linda from Atlanta

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  How long will it last. I mean years, months? Does it go "bad"? and if so, when?
                  Asked on 4/4/2014 by Rosebud from The Woodlands, TX

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    This product expires 24 months after opening/first use.

                    Answered on 4/10/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                • Q:

                  Is this product similar to Smashbox BB cream ?
                  Asked on 3/22/2014 by GuruInTheMaking

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    This product functions as a foundation primer and pore minimizer, while Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 35 functions as a primer, tinted moisturizer, and sunscreen in one.

                    Answered on 3/24/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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