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Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light

Smashbox

Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light

Item #: 2233965 Size: 1.0 oz

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Smashbox's oil-free, 60% water based primer is ideal for oily, acne-prone or sensitive skin. This silky blend of vitamins and antioxidants can be worn alone or under foundation to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and pores for visibly softer skin.

The revolutionary formula has oil absorbers for a smooth matte finish all day, light diffusers to minimize the appearance of imperfections, and vitamin C and peptides to help even skin tone and promote collagen production for a flawless future.

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

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Apply a dime-sized amount of Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light to clean or moisturized skin using fingertips for complexion perfection. For extra matte coverage, follow with your shade of Liquid Halo HD Foundation.

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SmashboxPhoto Finish Foundation Primer Light
 
4.2

(based on 230 reviews)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (195)
  • Goes on smoothly (189)
  • Lightweight (185)
  • Long-lasting (132)
  • Blends well (103)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (50)
  • Doesn't stay on (20)
  • Poor coverage (12)
  • Causes breakouts (11)
  • Too greasy (10)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone or oily skin (129)
  • Sensitive skin (80)
  • Normal skin (47)
  • Light to medium coverage (44)
  • Full coverage (38)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (115), Budget shopper (81)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (113), Medium (91), Deep (7)

Reviewed by 230 customers

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5.0

Great Product

By Mari

from San Antonio, Texas

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
    • Full Coverage

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

    It's great!

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    1.0

    Waste of money

    By Ace

    from Olathe, KS

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Goes On Smoothly
    • Lightweight

    Cons

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

    Best Uses

    • Normal Skin

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

    I actually liked the original smashbox but I have oily and acne prone skin so I thought the sensitive would be better. How wrong I was. This made me oily 2 hours in and was worse than the original smashbox

    • Skin Tone:
    • Deep
     
    5.0

    I will buy this product again

    By Viv

    from Billings MT

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Light To Medium Coverage

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

      This product insures a flawless face

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      5.0

      The best

      By Olge

      from Seal Beach

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

          The best

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          5.0

          Perfect product

          By Jalyne

          from Lawton, ok

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
            • Full Coverage

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

            I wasn't planning on spending this amount but Super Glad I did. I have shiny skin and always giving a glare. This helped me look picture perfect!

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            5.0

            Love it!

            By Lily

            from Sacramento

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Pricey / Poor Value

            Best Uses

            • Dry Skin
            • Light To Medium Coverage
            • Normal Skin

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

            I use this product before putting any make up on!

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            5.0

            I would buy this product again.

            By Micha

            from CasaGrande

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply
            • Goes On Smoothly
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
              • Dry Skin
              • Light To Medium Coverage
              • Normal Skin

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

              I like it, very light.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium
               
              5.0

              Works so good , Best for oily skin . I LOVE IT !

              By Azah

              from North Carolina

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

                It's just a primer so simple to use , but I loved it . I get really oily skin right around my nose but this lasted all day through the night and I had the perfect matte look !

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium
                 
                4.0

                Light weight not greasy

                By 1220aimee

                from Miss

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Goes On Smoothly
                • Lightweight
                • Long-Lasting
                • Noncomodegenic

                Cons

                • Doesn't Stay On

                Best Uses

                • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

                Love how it feels on my skin. Can't say it kept me matte. I think the Lancome pore eraser works better on making pores disappear. Texture is similar to Estee Lauder matte primer. By the end of the day all makeup in my oily tzone disappeared. If you are like me and high maintenance you can use this everywhere but your tzone and find a more matte primer in your shiny areas. I am torn.

                (0 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                returned it

                By MAK

                from Tulsa

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

                I returned the foundation so I returned the primer.

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                Q&A

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                12 Questions | 12 Answers
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                • Q:

                  Is this ok for dryish skin?
                  Asked on 5/11/2016 by Felicia from Minnesota

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    If dry skin is your concern, you can also try Photo Finish Hydrating Foundation Primer. This primer quenches skin and seals in moisture for hours after, thanks to Hydraplex, an extract derived from desert plants.

                    Answered on 5/11/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                • Q:

                  Is this makeup oil-free?
                  Asked on 3/22/2016 by Alexa

                  1 answer

                  • Brand 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 3/22/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                • Q:

                  I have oily skin and have tried a lot of foundations, and every foundation I wear, slides ride off my chin and nose. Which primer would you recommend? The light one or the regular one?
                  Asked on 3/4/2016 by Amber

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Makeup always looks better with primer and Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light's revolutionary formula is ideal for someone with oily skin. It has oil absorbers for a smooth matte finish all day, light diffusers to minimize the appearance of imperfections, and vitamin C and peptides to help even skin tone and promote collagen production.

                    Answered on 3/6/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                • Q:

                  Do you recommend this product for dark skin tone
                  Asked on 2/24/2016 by roxy

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    Yes, it's actually clear, so it works for all complexions! :-)

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

                  I heard a lot of great stuff about Smashbox!
                  Is Smashbox tested on animals?
                  I'm just curious.
                  Asked on 1/8/2016 by RagePuppy from Providence, RI

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    Response from Smashbox:

                    "Do you test on animals?
                    We don't test on animals, nor ask others to test on our behalf, except where required by law.

                    What countries require animal testing?
                    China, most notably, in addition to a few others that conduct testing by law of cosmetic products or ingredients to demonstrate safety.

                    Does Smashbox sell in any of these countries?
                    No.

                    What are we doing to end animal testing?
                    Our founders launched with a commitment to end animal testing, and that commitment remains. For instance, we only conduct or commission in vitro/human volunteer testing to show our products are safe, and we're part of the European Partnership for Alternatives to Animal Testing, among other efforts."

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