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Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light

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SmashboxPhoto Finish Foundation Primer Light
 
4.1

(based on 186 reviews)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (160)
  • Goes on smoothly (154)
  • Lightweight (151)
  • Long-lasting (108)
  • Matte finish (85)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (43)
  • Doesn't stay on (17)
  • Poor coverage (10)
  • Causes breakouts (9)
  • Too greasy (7)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone or oily skin (107)
  • Sensitive skin (68)
  • Normal skin (38)
  • Light to medium coverage (33)
  • Full coverage (26)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (92), Budget shopper (68)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (96), Medium (73), Deep (5)

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1.0

Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light by Smashbox

By Lea

from Cincinnati, OH

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Causes Breakouts
  • Pricey / Poor Value

Best Uses

  • Mature Skin

Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

It caused my skip to breakout so that was a negative, but it is very lightweight which is a positive. When you apply blush it goes on smoothly after using the primer. Just wasn't for me.

  • Skin Tone:
  • Fair
 
5.0

Best primer ever.

By KD

from Fayetteville, AR

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Doesn't Peel When You Put
  • Easy To Apply
  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Lightweight
  • Long-Lasting
  • Matte Finish
  • Noncomodegenic

Cons

  • Pricey / Poor Value

Best Uses

  • Light To Medium Coverage
  • Mature Skin
  • Sensitive Skin

Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

So far I have no ideas for improvement. I will buy it again.

  • Skin Tone:
  • Fair
 
5.0

love this finish

By Dianejmac40

from Eastvale, CA

About Me Budget 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 Light:

    I used Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light and I love it. I have had problems this summer getting my make up to wear all day. This product has made a huge difference, my make up wears longer and looks better longer. It isn't greasy or heavy feeling when I apply it, I don't feel it at all.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    2.0

    Not bad,,, not the best

    By Vthalia

    from Charlotte

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

        My skin is greasy and pink so when I apply the product my skin turns red ! And it will still be greasy,. No the best product

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        5.0

        Pricey for the size but worth it !!!!!

        By Jay tizzle

        from Menlo park ca

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Dry Skin
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

          I've tried many primers before and this by far is my favorite ! I have dryer skin so after I mostirize my face I use this product . I massage it untill it feels dry then I use my foundation on . It makes my foundation look photoshop smooth .

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          1.0

          Wasn't happy with this product

          By Me

          from Florida

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

              Hard to apply make-up base over this Primer - doesn't glide smoothly.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium
               
              5.0

              Absolutely will buy again!

              By Scooter

              from Los Angeles

              About Me Budget 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
                • Mature Skin

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

                Love this primer. It goes on light. Isnt greasy. I have used another brand in past, but found it to be greasy and require time to dry before putting on foundation. This goes on light and no dry time. Make up stays put and fresh looking all day. Love, love, love it.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium
                 
                5.0

                Great primer for oiky skin

                By Nurse Autumn

                from Mid West

                About Me Budget 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
                  • Light To Medium Coverage

                  Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

                  During the summer months my face gets so oily, this ws recommended to me and I love it. Lightweight, easy to apply and makes my make-up last all day long. Will definitely purchase again. In the winter months I use the regular Smashbox Primer which is my favorite but makes me breakout in the summer.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Medium
                   
                  5.0

                  Highly recommend

                  By CatLady

                  from Little Rock, AR

                  About Me Brand Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Goes On Smoothly
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
                    • Sensitive Skin

                    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

                    Awesome primer. Love the results of my foundation with this product. I highly recommend.

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Fair
                     
                    1.0

                    Not impressed

                    By Jessica206

                    from Little Rock AR

                    About Me Budget Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Apply
                    • Goes On Smoothly

                    Cons

                    • Doesn't Stay On
                    • Pricey / Poor Value
                    • Too Greasy

                    Best Uses

                    • Dry Skin
                    • Normal Skin

                    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

                    I was so excited about buying this product because of all the reviews, but I was sadly disappointed. I have very oily skin and I only used it for 3 days because I couldn't stand the greasy, melting off feeling after only 2 hours. I went back to using Benefit Porefessional; this definitely helps my makeup stay on all day!

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Medium

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                    • Q:

                      Is this product noncomedogenic?
                      Asked on 7/9/2015 by cutiebooty from Austin,TX

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Smashbox Cosmetics does not label this product noncomedogenic, but please note that it is oil-free, 60% water-based, and formulated for all skin types. It is especially ideal for oily, acne-prone, or sensitive skin.

                        Answered on 7/10/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                    • Q:

                      I don't know which one is better for me Primer Light or Photo Finished Foundation Primer or Photo Finished Foundation Primer Light? What is a difference between these two? I have a fair/light skin tone, I'm 46 and my skin is very sensitive, oily at T-zone.
                      Asked on 6/13/2015 by Maugoshia from Houston, TX

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        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 6/16/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                    • Q:

                      Does this product contain silicone?
                      Asked on 3/18/2015 by Sammi from montclair, nj

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Yes, Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light does contain silicone. However, it is 60% water-based and features a lighter weight formula that is especially ideal for oily, acne-prone, or sensitive skin.

                        Answered on 3/19/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      Is this product good for really oily skin?
                      Asked on 2/24/2015 by Jeleene from US

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Yes, Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light is an oil-free, 60% water based primer ideal for oily, acne-prone or sensitive skin.

                        Answered on 2/25/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      What is this size?
                      Asked on 2/12/2015 by Gen

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        1.0 oz.

                        Answered on 2/12/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      Does this product contain Aloa Vera?:)
                      Asked on 8/12/2014 by lola from texas

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        No, this product is not formulated with aloe vera.

                        Answered on 8/15/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

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

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        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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