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Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light

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SmashboxPhoto Finish Foundation Primer Light
 
4.1

(based on 165 reviews)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (145)
  • Goes on smoothly (139)
  • Lightweight (138)
  • Long-lasting (98)
  • Matte finish (82)

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 (100)
  • Sensitive skin (63)
  • Normal skin (36)
  • Light to medium coverage (30)
  • Full coverage (23)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (83), Budget shopper (59)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (86), Medium (64), Deep (5)

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5.0

Great for sensitive skin...

By Nan

from Michigan

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • 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 Light:

    This is what I use every day. I've tried several others and this is my favorite.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    4.0

    This primer is amazing

    By Cait the beautyaddict

    from Hershey, PA

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

      This primer is so great. I literally live by this primer. Smashbox primers are my all time favorite.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      5.0

      Works great!

      By julee

      from the woodlands, tx

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
      • Normal Skin

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

      i have oily skin. I've tried other brands recommended and none can compare with this primer. i apply my make up at 4.30 am and do not require a touch up all day. the bottle will last too. it spreads evenly and goes on smoothly.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      5.0

      love it

      By kk

      from Peabody, ma

      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:

        this is definitely worth the money at last a long time because you only need a little bit and it works well

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        5.0

        1st time I bought & I will buy again!

        By mapriddy

        from Huntsville, AL

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Full Coverage
          • Mature Skin

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

          love how is goes on & stays on - but people it's not cheap!

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          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

            (1 of 2 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! :)

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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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