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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 159 reviews)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (139)
  • Goes on smoothly (133)
  • Lightweight (133)
  • 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 (61)
  • Normal skin (34)
  • Light to medium coverage (30)
  • Full coverage (22)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (80), Budget shopper (58)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (83), Medium (61), Deep (5)

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(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
             
            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

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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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