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Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer

Item #: 2233967

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SmashboxPhoto Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer
 
4.2

(based on 87 reviews)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Goes on smoothly (81)
  • Easy to apply (72)
  • Lightweight (70)
  • Blends well (44)
  • Long-lasting (43)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (11)
  • Causes breakouts (7)
  • Too greasy (3)

Best Uses

  • Dry skin (51)
  • Mature skin (31)
  • Normal skin (23)
  • Sensitive skin (23)
  • Light to medium coverage (17)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (43), Budget shopper (39)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (47), Medium (35)

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5.0

Amazing feeling

By El

from Shirley, Ma

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dry Skin

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

    Great for dry skin before adding your foundation

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair
     
    1.0

    Not Great

    By klassi88

    from Indiana

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Pricey / Poor Value

      Best Uses

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

        I purchased a deluxe size of this primer, looking for a primer that wouldn't over dry my skin. I have extremely dry skin around my nose and forehead and this was recommended to me by an Ulta employee. However, it says hydrating and I find it does nothing for me. Its like a silicone texture and after applying my regular foundation, not only did this not do anything for my dry skin but it seemed to make my skin feel stiff. I would not purchase this again.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        5.0

        It's my favorite!

        By Skyeness

        from Los Angeles

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Full Coverage
          • Light To Medium Coverage
          • Mature Skin
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

          It's great for anyone who want and need to hydrate their skin. Your skin feels soft immediately.

           
          5.0

          Awesome primer

          By TXGIRL

          from Dallas, TX

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Easy To Apply
          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Good Pigmentation
          • Great With Multiple Foundations
          • Lightweight
          • Long-Lasting

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Normal Skin

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

            I don't wear foundation without this primer. I've tried this primer with multiple foundations & it brings out the best in all of them. I've recommended this product to all of my friends.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Thumbs Up

            By G

            from CA

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Dry Skin
              • Full Coverage

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

              I have dry skin so I need a good hydrating primer, which is exactly what this product is. It goes on smoothly and really makes your skin feel like a fresh, clean palette. It is pricey so I am still going to explore some cheaper options but for now it has lasted a VERY long time! It has been 2 years since I bought this product and I am barely halfway!

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Love This Primer

              By Melissa

              from Lubbock, Tx

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Blends Well
              • Easy To Apply
              • Goes On Smoothly
              • Lightweight
              • Makes My Make Up Stay Loo

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

                  I love the way this product goes smoothly on my face and also the way it makes my make up look fresh for a long part of the day. Never had used primer before and I am glad I tried this one and loved it..

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Fair

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  I would buy this product again and again

                  By Linda Lou

                  from Northglenn, CO

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Dry Skin
                    • Light To Medium Coverage
                    • Mature Skin

                    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

                    I use this product every day under my foundation.

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Fair
                     
                    2.0

                    so - so

                    By Alex

                    from fairlawn, OH

                    About Me Budget Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Goes On Smoothly

                    Cons

                    • Causes Breakouts
                    • It Inflamed My Skin

                    Best Uses

                    • Mature Skin

                    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

                    i love the way the product feels. it had that invigorating minty feeling , with a coolness , but my skin was too sensitive for this . it inflamed myskin and it produced alot of flakely - ness. it started to burn and created a red ring aroung mouth.

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Medium
                     
                    3.0

                    I like it

                    By kim

                    from Bartlett, Il

                    About Me Budget Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Goes On Smoothly
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • D
                    • Drys Skin Bet

                    Best Uses

                    • Light To Medium Coverage

                    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

                    It's good but it dries my skin little.

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Medium

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Wonderful!

                    By Sophie's Mom

                    from Jensen Beach, FL

                    About Me Budget Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Apply
                    • Goes On Smoothly
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Dry Skin
                      • Mature Skin

                      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

                      I had never tried a primer before buying this one. My cosmetologist recommended a primer for me since I have been a long-time Obagi Skin System user and found my skin looking a bit 'dry' and weathered. I absolutely love this product and it has made a huge difference in the application of my foundation, as well as making my skin look healthier.

                      • Skin Tone:
                      • Medium

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                      • Q:

                        Does the this product have any type of soy ingredient?
                        Asked on 11/18/2014 by allergic to soy from Dallas Texas

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          Yes, Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer contains soy.

                          Answered on 11/20/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        theres a bunch of different Smashbox Primers. What are the difference between them all?
                        Asked on 9/30/2014 by Rachel

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          There sure are a bunch! Here are some quick highlights of the indications and benefits of each:

                          Original Photo Finish Foundation Primer (Item #: 2233964) - oil-free, for all skin types

                          Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light (Item #: 2233965) - oil-free, 60% water based so lighter weight, ideal for oily, acne-prone or sensitive skin

                          Photo Finish More Than Primer Blemish Control (Item #: 2262318) - oil-free, contains 2% salicylic acid to treat blemishes, ideal for blemish-prone skin

                          Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer (Item #: 2233967) - contains Hydraplex complex to deeply hydrate dry, dehydrated skin

                          Photo Finish Color Correcting Primer Blend (Item #: 2233969) - luminous, color-correcting formula; contains antioxidants, such as green tea, grape seed extract and vitamins A, C and E

                          Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing (Item #: 2276581) - minimizes the appearance of pores for up to 8 hours, oil-free, mattifying, for all skin types

                          Photo Finish Foundation Luminizing Primer (Item #: 2233968) - oil-free, for all skin types, provides a luminous finish

                          Photo Finish More Than Primer Dark Spot Correcting Primer (Item #: 2248308) - contains C-Phyte Complex to fade dark spots and discoloration, oil-free, for all skin types

                          Photo Finish Foundation Primer Adjust (Item #: 2233970) - reduces redness with green tint, soothing botanicals, and antioxidants; for all skin types

                          Photo Finish Foundation Primer SPF 20 w/Dermaxyl Complex (Item #: 2253887) - contains Dermaxyl Complex to fight the signs of aging; provides SPF 20 sun protection; for all skin types

                          Answered on 10/2/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        Do you use this after moisturizing and before foundation? Is it for sensitive skin?
                        Asked on 7/14/2014 by loo from MT

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          That's exactly right! Apply this product to moisturized skin prior to foundation application. It is formulated for all skin types including sensitive skin.

                          Answered on 7/15/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        Is this product non-comedogenic?
                        Asked on 6/25/2014 by Tabby from El Paso, Texas

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          This product is oil-free and lightweight, but Smashbox does not claim that it is noncomedogenic.

                          Answered on 6/26/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        Hi how much product is in this full size bottle VS how much is in the Trial bottle you can purchase ? I would also like to know if this product is tested on Animals? IE: is it cruelty free?
                        Asked on 4/7/2014 by Animal Lover

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          This product's size is 1 oz. The travel size is 0.4 oz.

                          From Smashbox:
                          "Smashbox is committed to the elimination of animal testing. We are equally committed to consumer health and safety, and bringing to market products that comply with applicable regulations in every country in which our products are sold.

                          We do not conduct animal testing on our products or ingredients, nor ask others to test on our behalf, except when required by law. We evaluate our finished products in clinical tests on volunteer panels.

                          Smashbox fully supports the development and global acceptance of non-animal testing alternatives. To this end, the Company works extensively with the industry at large and the global scientific community to research and fund these alternatives."

                          Answered on 4/7/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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