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Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer

Smashbox

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.

Formulated without parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate, phthalates, oil, fragrance & talc.

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#1 FACE PRIMER BRAND IN THE USA*

*Source: NPD US Prestige Beauty Tracking Service, 12 months ending October 2015

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
 
4.5

(based on 723 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Goes on smoothly (619)
  • Easy to apply (584)
  • Lightweight (538)
  • Long-lasting (407)
  • Blends well (362)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (120)
  • Too greasy (27)
  • Doesn't stay on (25)
  • Causes breakouts (17)
  • Poor coverage (15)

Best Uses

  • Normal skin (205)
  • Sensitive skin (196)
  • Mature skin (185)
  • Full coverage (177)
  • Acne-prone or oily skin (176)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (346), Budget shopper (262)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (345), Medium (301), Deep (28)

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5.0

LOVE IT!

By Amy

from Milwaukee, WI

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Light To Medium Coverage
    • Normal Skin
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

    I have tried many different primers - this one was recommended by a friend and it rocks! Use only use such a small mount, tube lasts forever and it goes on so smooth!

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair
     
    5.0

    Great product

    By Sandra o

    from Salinas

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
      • Full Coverage

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

      Loved this product, leaves skin feeling smooth.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      1.0

      Not satisfied if I could return it I would

      By Jen

      from Sarasota, FL

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Poor Coverage
        • Pricey / Poor Value

        Best Uses

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

          It doesn't work

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          5.0

          Perfect primer!

          By Annie

          from Swarthmore, PA

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Full Coverage
            • Light To Medium Coverage
            • Mature Skin

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

            I use this product as a primer. Have never used a primer before and I am so glad that a beauty consultant suggested that I should be using one and she recommended the Smashbox product line.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            5.0

            Love this primer!

            By Toni

            from Charleston, SC

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

              I use this on all of my Nridal clients. They all love the way it feels. It's great for all skin types.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium
               
              5.0

              This is my absolute favorite primer I have ever used!!

              By Sev

              from Toronto ohio

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
                • Full Coverage

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                I use this after my moisturizer and what a difference a small amount makes! It's like liquid silk for your face

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair
                 
                5.0

                Love it!

                By Happy Hokie

                from Richmond VA

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Full Coverage

                  Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                  Great product.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Medium
                   
                  3.0

                  Works very well.

                  By Mangobubus

                  from Martinsburg, WV

                  About Me Brand Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
                    • Sensitive Skin

                    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                    Expensive, but good product. Very light and silky feel.

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Deep
                     
                    5.0

                    Love this product!!!!

                    By MamaT

                    from Lafayette, LA

                    About Me Budget Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Sensitive Skin

                      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                      Applies easily, feels good on skin. Perfect canvas for base makeup.

                      • Skin Tone:
                      • Medium
                       
                      4.0

                      This is by far the best primer I have ever used!

                      By Salinas

                      from Upland, ca

                      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:

                        It's like applying nothing at all, very soft and goes on very well.

                        • Skin Tone:
                        • Medium

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                        Q&A

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                        43 Questions | 43 Answers
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                        • Q:

                          How many ounces are in this product?
                          Asked on 3/2/2016 by Keleigh from Tuscaloosa, AL

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Photo Finish Foundation Primer contains 1.0 fl. oz. and just a small pea size is needed per application.

                            Answered on 3/3/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                        • Q:

                          I'm looking to hide premature wrinkles. Does this emphasize lines like some foundations or will it conceal/fill them in?
                          Asked on 3/1/2016 by KT

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Hi There! Photo Finish Foundation Primer smooths the appearance of fine lines and creates a perfect canvas for foundation with a lightweight & oil-free blend of vitamins A & E, grape seed extract and green tea.

                            Answered on 3/1/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                        • Q:

                          what size is this product?
                          Asked on 2/29/2016 by covergirl from US

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Photo Finish foundation Primer is 1.0 oz, and just a small pea size is needed per application!

                            Answered on 3/1/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                        • Q:

                          Does this product contain soy?
                          Asked on 2/24/2016 by happy shopper

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Expert

                            A:

                            This product does not contain soy.

                            Answered on 2/25/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                        • Q:

                          I have used the Smashbox "green" primer and color corrector and like it alot. I think it blurs the lines and pores. I like to use with and without foundation. How would it compare to this one?
                          Asked on 2/9/2016 by Beauty product lover from Fort Myers, FL

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Expert

                            A:

                            Please view Smashbox's primer comparison chart to compare the different available primer formulas and determine which one is perfect for you based on your skin type and concerns!

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

                            Answered on 2/15/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                        • 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

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