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Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light

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SmashboxPhoto Finish Foundation Primer Light
 
4.1

(based on 176 reviews)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (152)
  • Goes on smoothly (146)
  • Lightweight (144)
  • Long-lasting (103)
  • Matte finish (82)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (40)
  • Doesn't stay on (16)
  • Poor coverage (10)
  • Causes breakouts (8)
  • Too greasy (6)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone or oily skin (104)
  • Sensitive skin (65)
  • Normal skin (37)
  • Light to medium coverage (31)
  • Full coverage (25)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (87), Budget shopper (63)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (92), Medium (67), Deep (5)

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5.0

Really best of Smashbox

By Element Girl

from Norhern Virginia

Verified Buyer

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    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

        I have bought and used just about every primer. This one from Smashbox is in the top five! I have normal to dry skin and this works beautifully!

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        5.0

        Great stuff!

        By cab

        from Greenville

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

              Can't put on my makeup without it!!

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair
               
              5.0

              good

              By Pat

              from Castle Rock, Co.

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

                  Very happy with product.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Fair
                   
                  5.0

                  Can't live without it

                  By Meliss

                  from Manahawkin, NJ

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Pricey / Poor Value

                  Best Uses

                  • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
                  • Full Coverage

                  Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

                  I have very oily skin and this helps keep my makeup in place all throughout the day so by 5pm when I'n done working, my makeup is still on. It is small and very pricey, but I find i need it daily. I will continue to invest in it though!

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Fair

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  worth the $

                  By Zannagirl

                  from California

                  Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

                  This product is super light. When u put it on it doesn't feel like much but once u put ur make up over it u xan see the difference. I've tried the original version too and I would say the original is better but either one is worth the $

                   
                  2.0

                  Light Primer

                  By Cainster

                  from Connersville, IN

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Goes On Smoothly
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Poor Coverage
                  • Pricey / Poor Value

                  Best Uses

                  • Light To Medium Coverage

                  Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

                  Didn't cover like the original.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Fair
                   
                  2.0

                  SUCKS

                  By karlie16

                  from USA

                  Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

                  does not control oil at all! if anything i got more oily!!! returning this.

                   
                  5.0

                  Amazing primer

                  By Christy25

                  from Schererville , In

                  About Me Brand Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
                    • Sensitive Skin

                    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

                    It made my skin feel and look better after the third use. This is the best primer i have used that actually helps improve the skin.

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Medium
                     
                    5.0

                    It's smooth, not oily.

                    By b

                    from wheaton, IL

                    About Me Budget Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

                      Good for oily skin. Expensive, but worth it.

                      • Skin Tone:
                      • Fair

                      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      Prefer the original primer

                      By happyshopper

                      from long island, ny

                      About Me Budget Buyer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Blends Well
                      • Easy To Apply
                      • Goes On Smoothly

                      Cons

                      • Doesn't Stay On
                      • Too Greasy

                      Best Uses

                      • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin

                      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

                      I have oily and prone skin. This seemed like it would be perfect for me but I did not like it. I also tried the regular formula and it worked better for me. The light primer seemed to be greasier and did not stay on as long or keep my makeup looking matte.

                      • Skin Tone:
                      • Medium

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                      • Q:

                        Does this product contain silicone?
                        Asked on 3/18/2015 by Sammi from montclair, nj

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          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 Reviewer

                          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 Reviewer

                          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 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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