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Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer

Item #: 2233967 Size: 1.0 oz

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The key to healthier, younger-looking skin? Hydration, as any studio artist will tell you. The addition to Smashbox's legendary primer family that immediately quenches skin and seals in moisture for hours after, thanks to Hydraplex, an extract derived from desert plants.

  • Lightweight
  • Helps fill in fine lines and pores


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Smooth a pea-sized amount over clean skin with fingertips for a visibly softer, smoother complexion.

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SmashboxPhoto Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer
 
4.3

(based on 121 reviews)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Goes on smoothly (114)
  • Easy to apply (102)
  • Lightweight (96)
  • Long-lasting (63)
  • Blends well (59)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (16)
  • Causes breakouts (8)
  • Too greasy (4)

Best Uses

  • Dry skin (70)
  • Mature skin (41)
  • Normal skin (33)
  • Sensitive skin (31)
  • Full coverage (21)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (64), Budget shopper (46)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (68), Medium (48)

Reviewed by 121 customers

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3.0

I would buy this product again.

By Ama

from Holtville, CA

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Pricey / Poor Value

Best Uses

  • Dry Skin
  • Sensitive Skin

Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

My skin feels great and make up seems to stay put.

  • Skin Tone:
  • Medium
 
5.0

Great product for the winter

By CatLady

from Little Rock, AR

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

      Great product for the winter/dry months. Lightweight, does its job, and easy to use. This product is a must for me!

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      5.0

      Best Primer I have ever used.

      By Sue

      from Strongsville, Ohio

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Full Coverage
        • Mature Skin

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

        Love how light it feels on my face before I apply foundation.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        5.0

        Primer

        By Mrs.O

        from El Paso

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Dry Skin
          • Normal Skin

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

          Love it

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          5.0

          Moistureizing Makeup Base

          By Karen

          from Traverse City, MI

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Dry Skin
            • Mature Skin
            • Sensitive Skin

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

            After allowing my daily moisturizer to sink into my skin I needed to find a primer that wouldn't accutuate into fine lines in the eye area or dry my skin out in the fall and winter months. Love this primer so much that I may just keep using it year round!

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            5.0

            Great product

            By Happycamper2

            from Gary, IN

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

                Great product, makes face smooth so makeup looks great.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair
                 
                5.0

                I would buy this product again and again

                By Karla

                from Oceanside, CA

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Full Coverage
                  • Sensitive Skin

                  Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

                  I love this product it hydrates my skin gives me a glowing look!

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Fair
                   
                  4.0

                  I Use It Almost Every Day

                  By Quin

                  from Philadelphia PA

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Goes On Smoothly

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Dry Skin
                    • Normal Skin

                    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

                    I like this product a lot. I would say the smell gets me a little bit but fades away after you put on foundation.

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Fair
                     
                    5.0

                    Love!

                    By Cabin Girl

                    from Kentucky

                    About Me Brand Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Apply
                    • Goes On Smoothly
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

                        I started out with the smashbox illuminating primer and switched to this one....so glad I did. I use it everyday, it's very light and smooth and my make-up stays fresh looking all day. I also need all the help I can get with my skin as I get older, this is a great product.

                        • Skin Tone:
                        • Medium

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                        3.0

                        Not better than the regular primer

                        By DayLilly

                        from Norton MA

                        About Me Brand Buyer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Too Greasy

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

                            Have been using the photo finish primer and love it, 5 stars. Thought I would give this a try as I have "mature" skin. It is slightly more hydrating, but I find I use more of this product than the regular primer. Also it does ok moisturizing, but is not as effective as a primer. Since I already use a moisturizer, I will be switching back to the original primer when this is finished. This is also a few dollars more and for me, not worth it.

                            • Skin Tone:
                            • Fair

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                            • Q:

                              My skin is very sensitive very acne prone.. But in the winter it gets dry and when I put on makeup it looks cakey.. I use the original photo finish primer and I love it.. But my skin gets dry in the winter I need something that won't break my face out but will keep my skin hydrated and makeup looking fresh
                              Asked on 12/20/2015 by Hannah from Virginia

                              1 answer

                              • Staff Expert

                                A:

                                If you are seeking a moisture boost, then absolutely switch to Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer! It is oil-free and lightweight, so it shouldn't cause any issues for you. Enjoy!

                                Answered on 12/23/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                            • Q:

                              does this primer contain dimethicone or any ingredients with "cone" in it? (im allergic and i cant find an ingredients list)
                              Asked on 7/31/2015 by ma

                              1 answer

                            • Q:

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

                              1 answer

                              • Staff Expert

                                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 Expert

                                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 Expert

                                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 Expert

                                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 Expert

                                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 Expert

                                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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