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SmashboxPhoto Finish Foundation Primer Light

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Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light

Item #: 2233965 Size: 1.0 oz

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Create the perfect canvas for foundation application with this oil-free, 60% water based primer ideal for oily, acne-prone or sensitive skin. This blend of vitamins and antioxidants helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and pores for visibly softer skin and can be worn alone or under foundation to increase its longevity and reduce the appearance of fine lines and pores. 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.

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Apply a dime-size amount to clean or moisturized skin, using fingertips, for complexion perfection. Follow with your favorite foundation. To tame frizzies, try smoothing primer through wet or dry hair.

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SmashboxPhoto Finish Foundation Primer Light
 
4.2

(based on 205 reviews)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (176)
  • Goes on smoothly (168)
  • Lightweight (164)
  • Long-lasting (116)
  • Blends well (92)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (47)
  • Doesn't stay on (18)
  • Poor coverage (11)
  • Causes breakouts (10)
  • Too greasy (8)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone or oily skin (114)
  • Sensitive skin (73)
  • Normal skin (40)
  • Light to medium coverage (38)
  • Full coverage (32)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (101), Budget shopper (75)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (105), Medium (80), Deep (5)

Reviewed by 205 customers

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5.0

Amazing!!!

By Amber

from Myrtle Beach, SC

Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

I LOVE this stuff! It works great with my super oily skin and is definitely worth the price! I can't wear foundation without it! It's just not the same. This makes foundation look 100x better!

 
5.0

Oldie looks goodie

By Slantz

from Orlando Fl.

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Easy To Apply
  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Good Pigmentation
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dry Skin
    • Light To Medium Coverage
    • Mature Skin
    • Normal Skin
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

    feels great on my skin...makes my foundation go on without showing pores. Skin looks younger

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Love this primer!

    By Polishchick80

    from Savannah, 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:

      I use this when I want to make sure my foundation and the rest of my makeup stays put. It's incredibly light weight and a little goes a long way.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      5.0

      Great Product

      By Jackie

      from Austin, TX

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Goes On Smoothly
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Pricey / Poor Value

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

      I use this product daily over my bare minerals matte foundation. I love this product because my makeup lasts longer with it on. My face is prone to breaking out with numerous facial products but this primer works great and doesn't cause any issues with my face. The only downfall is the price. Overall, I love it though!

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      5.0

      Like this primer

      By maesydaisy

      from New Jersey

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Pricey But Still Worth It

      Best Uses

      • Full Coverage
      • Mature Skin

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

      Really does make my liquid foundation go on easier and smoother. Had a sample from Smashbox and bought a full size.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      5.0

      Great product!!!

      By Shell

      from Rapid City, SD

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Full Coverage

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

        added over your skin moisturizer to take away the shine.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Not a Fan

        By zelamartini

        from Little Rock, AR

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply

        Cons

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

        Best Uses

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

          I bought this to try incorporating a primer into my makeup routine, and the description of the product sounded perfect. "Oil-free, ideal for oily skin..." My T-zone is an oil slick by mid-morning. I use this product extremely sparingly on my nose, forehead, and chin. I have found that on days I use this, I get even oilier than days I don't! If you're considering trying this, purchase the travel size before buying the full-size. If I could, I'd return this, but I've waited too long. Oh well, so continues the search!

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          You DO need a primer

          By Shelby A

          from Los Angeles, CA

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Easy To Apply
          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Lightweight
          • Noncomodegenic

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
            • Light To Medium Coverage
            • Sensitive Skin

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

            I have medium skin and I like that this primer goes on clear. Don't be afraid that it's white in the tube! I use it with the smashbox cc cream, which I love. I've noticed with this primer, my cc cream goes on smoother and I actually use less of it. Also, this won't clog your pores, which is great. Worth the money, for sure

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Works Well! Worth the Price!!

            By IslandGyrl411

            from Austin, Tx

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

            I'm totally loving Smashbox! I have very oily skin and have tried every brand in the grocery and department store up to Loreal. Loreal is ok, but I'd end up oily after a few hours. I had my makeup done for my wedding and expressed my face concerns. I paid attention to what the artist was using and during my wedding my make up stayed picture perfect literally! I use Smashbox foundation and it's just great together. I'd totally recommend it and it's worth the price!!

             
            5.0

            love this producr

            By beth

            from edgewater park, nj

            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:

              Love this product. Don't like the spray version, cannot control it as well.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair

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              8 Questions | 8 Answers
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              • 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
              • 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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