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Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light

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SmashboxPhoto Finish Foundation Primer Light
 
4.1

(based on 160 reviews)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (140)
  • Goes on smoothly (134)
  • Lightweight (134)
  • Long-lasting (93)
  • Matte finish (80)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (38)
  • Doesn't stay on (15)
  • Poor coverage (9)
  • Causes breakouts (8)
  • Pricey (5)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone or oily skin (96)
  • Sensitive skin (61)
  • Normal skin (34)
  • Light to medium coverage (30)
  • Full coverage (22)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (80), Budget shopper (58)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (84), Medium (61), Deep (5)

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3.0

Controls oil, causes slight acne

By Tessjac

from Austin, tx

Pros

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

Cons

  • Causes Breakouts

Best Uses

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

    This works great with my foundation. Goes on smooth and helps control oil. Doesn't completely control oil but I'm not sure anything would! The one thing about this is it causes slight breakouts each time I use. I'm going to return it.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Makeup Bag Staple

    By cat225

    from Baton Rouge, LA

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Goes On Smoothly
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

      Only product I'll splurge on..

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      4.0

      Great for oil control

      By Cmpaxton

      from Charleston, WV

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

        I have very oily skin but when using this product, my skin is matte feeling all day. Super nice, love it!

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        5.0

        Worth the money

        By kava85

        from Sheboygan, WI

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Pricey

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
        • Normal Skin

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

        i was very hesitant in buying this product because of the price. i tried a few other cheaper serums and primers but there was always something lacking. i get very oily in my t-zone and nothing stopped the oil from coming through my foundation. putting this product on before my make-up, holds the oil off most of the day and my skin looks great as well. i've been wearing less foundation because my skin looks so great with this primer

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Love!

        By Kate

        from Cumming, GA

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

        I had shared a bottle of the original Smashbox Photofinish primer with my mom and really liked it, but the product made my skin feel more oily. I tried this one after seeing it and store and I just love it! It applies so smoothly and gives my makeup such a seamless and natural glow that lasts all day, and my skin is left feeling moisturized but by no means oily! :)

         
        4.0

        This product is great for oily skin.

        By ang

        from SC

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Lightweight
        • Matte Finish

        Cons

        • Pricey / Poor Value

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
        • Mature Skin

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

        I use this as a primer to control oil. My minerals makeup goes on great after I apply the primer..

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Just average, save your $

        By Foodie

        from Pearland texas

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply

        Cons

        • Heavy
        • Poor Coverage
        • Pricey / Poor Value

        Best Uses

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

          The regular photo finish is a better product than this proclaimed matte finish.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excellent

          By Kristen

          from Houston, TX

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Lightweight
          • Long-Lasting
          • Noncomodegenic

          Cons

          • Pricey

          Best Uses

          • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

          This is my favorite primer. It makes one's makeup last noticeably longer. A little goes a long way. It also never makes me breakout.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          5.0

          Best primer ever

          By Rosario

          from eastvale, CA

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

              I love this primer! It's not too light and not too heavy.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium
               
              5.0

              love!!!

              By Gato

              from palm springs, CA

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Pricey

              Best Uses

              • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

              keeps foundation on and does not move. controls oil. did not break me out.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair

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              • Q:

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

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  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 Reviewer

                  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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