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Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light

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SmashboxPhoto Finish Foundation Primer Light
 
4.1

(based on 150 reviews)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (132)
  • Goes on smoothly (128)
  • Lightweight (126)
  • Long-lasting (88)
  • Blends well (74)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (36)
  • Doesn't stay on (15)
  • Poor coverage (8)
  • Causes breakouts (7)
  • Too greasy (5)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone or oily skin (91)
  • Sensitive skin (60)
  • Normal skin (33)
  • Light to medium coverage (30)
  • Full coverage (22)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (75), Budget shopper (56)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (80), Medium (56), Deep (5)

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5.0

Love this product

By clmwts

from AL

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 Foundation Primer Light:

    I use this product instead of a foundation. I apply some concealer where needed, add some blush and set with a finishing powder.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair
     
    4.0

    Great for oily skin

    By CO

    from Atlanta, GA

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

      Good primer for oily skin; doesn't work as well as some of the heavier ones but they are the ones that make me break out.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      4.0

      Lookin Smooth

      By BC

      from Washington

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      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 Foundation Primer Light:

        This is the first thing I put on before anything else!! It makes my skin appear softer and smoother.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        4.0

        Primer

        By Kayla

        from Panama City, FL

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Pricey / Poor Value

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

        I use product on my T zone where I tend to have oil after wearing my make up all day. With this primer, I don't have to touch up at all during the day. Worth the price, you only use a small amount.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Didn't like this "Light" version of pro

        By wolffman

        from Illinois

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Heavy
          • Pricey / Poor Value

          Best Uses

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

            I usually buy a different version of this product. I just opened it and really don't like it. I am going to try to exchange it.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Pretty good

            By Always Trying New Stuff

            from Pittsburgh PA

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply
            • Long-Lasting

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

                When I first applied Photo Finish Light, I didn't think much of it. It didn't make my skin look any smoother or better on its own, that's for sure. But when concealer and foundation are applied over it, it gives a matte finish that lasts all day. I usually feel like I have to apply powder several times a day (my skin, though 43 years old, tends to shine more than I like), but with this product, once seems to be enough. And it lasts all day, so that my skin looks better by the end of a work day than it has with other products. I'll buy again (but maybe keep looking, because, well, the perfect thing might still be out there).

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                "NO SHINE"

                By ROXINE

                from FLORIDA

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin

                  Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

                  USE IT EVERY MORNING WITH OR WITHOUT MAKEUP.THE DOWNSIDE IS THAT IT IS ONLY AVAILABLE IN SMALL SIZE IN THE STORES. THE STORES SHOULD CARRY THE LARGER SIZE SINCE IT IS AVAILABLE ONLINE.

                  (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  I would buy this product again

                  By xlly

                  from Albuquerque, NM

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Goes On Smoothly
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Poor Coverage
                  • Pricey / Poor Value

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

                    Your skin feels very soft after you apply the primer, but it does not hide my acne scars.

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Medium
                     
                    5.0

                    Love this primer

                    By Dana's perfect products

                    from St.Louis, MO

                    About Me Brand Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
                      • Sensitive Skin

                      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

                      My favorite primer ever. I buy this as gifts for girls as well. Completely satisfied with the look and feel of this product.

                      • Skin Tone:
                      • Medium

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      great primer

                      By Nan

                      from PA

                      About Me Brand Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
                        • Full Coverage

                        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

                        This is the first primer I've ever used. I decided to buy it when I had to keep reapplying my foundation throughout the day. It's a bit expensive but you only need a pea-sized amount to cover your whole face. I don't have to reapply the primer or my foundation anymore!

                        • Skin Tone:
                        • Fair

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                        • Q:

                          What is the difference between this and the regular photo finish primer?
                          Asked on 3/30/2014 by Beauty girl from Simpsonville, SC

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                            A:

                            This product is a lighter version of the Classic Formula ideal to refresh oily, acne-prone or sensitive skin; it features a 60% water-based formula and is formulated with oil absorbers for a smooth matte finish. Both this product and the Classic Formula are oil-free and help visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines and pores and keep makeup looking fresh.

                            Answered on 4/1/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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