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SmashboxPhoto Finish Foundation Primer Light
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Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light

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SmashboxPhoto Finish Foundation Primer Light
 
4.1

(based on 158 reviews)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (139)
  • Goes on smoothly (132)
  • Lightweight (132)
  • Long-lasting (92)
  • Matte finish (79)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (38)
  • Doesn't stay on (15)
  • Poor coverage (9)
  • Causes breakouts (7)
  • Pricey (5)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone or oily skin (96)
  • Sensitive skin (60)
  • Normal skin (34)
  • Light to medium coverage (30)
  • Full coverage (22)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (80), Budget shopper (57)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (83), Medium (60), Deep (5)

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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
           
          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

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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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