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Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer

Item #: 2233967

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SmashboxPhoto Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer
 
4.2

(based on 92 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Goes on smoothly (86)
  • Easy to apply (77)
  • Lightweight (75)
  • Blends well (46)
  • Long-lasting (46)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Dry skin (55)
  • Mature skin (33)
  • Sensitive skin (26)
  • Normal skin (24)
  • Light to medium coverage (18)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (44), Budget shopper (41)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (51), Medium (36)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

hydrating primer by smashbox

By Lainer

from ks.

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Good coverage
    • Long Lasting
    • Nice On Skin

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

    Primer
    goes on easily
    moisturizes
    feels great on skin

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Amazing!

    By Megan

    from Illinois

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Dry Skin

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

      I can never wear powder in the winter season because of my dry skin. I bought this and my powder looks flawless and doesnt look cakey. Will definitely repurchase.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      would buy again

      By nat

      from asheville, nc

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Goes On Smoothly
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Dry Skin
        • Normal Skin
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

        nice primer for dry skin.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great product for dry skin

        By CJH

        from San Antonio

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Dry Skin
          • Full Coverage
          • Mature Skin
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

          Daily use before using makeup or without makeup

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          4.0

          A Primer That Feels Great and Lasts

          By Nicmik

          from Atlanta

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Smells Kind Of Plastic-y

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

          I usually get the standard primer but thought I'd try the moisturizing one since my skin is so dry in the winter. It works just fine but I just like the smell of the standard one better.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          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 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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

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                      • Q:

                        would this primer be good for normal to dry skin?
                        Asked on 1/29/2015 by Rachel from US

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          Yes! This primer features an oil-free, hydrating formula that is suitable for all skin types.

                          Answered on 1/29/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • 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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