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Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer

Smashbox

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 132 reviews)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Goes on smoothly (122)
  • Easy to apply (111)
  • Lightweight (104)
  • Long-lasting (68)
  • Blends well (64)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (17)
  • Causes breakouts (8)
  • Too greasy (4)

Best Uses

  • Dry skin (75)
  • Mature skin (46)
  • Normal skin (36)
  • Sensitive skin (34)
  • Full coverage (23)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (69), Budget shopper (51)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (72), Medium (54)

Reviewed by 132 customers

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2.0

Not your typical primer

By New to high end makeup

from Atlanta, GA

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Not like the original SBox primer
  • Pricey / Poor Value

Best Uses

  • Normal Skin

Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

I was looking to buy a good hydrating primer for my face. This was not what I was looking for. I was glad it came with a sample pack of the original SmashBox primer. I tried it & loved it. I will be returning this to get the original.
This product is more like a lotion & not a silky primer. It did not go well with my make up. I use bye bye foundation from IT cosmetics. The original SmashBox primer goes better with my IT cosmetic.
I'm 38 & have dry skin. And this is not hydrating enough for me.

  • Skin Tone:
  • Medium
 
5.0

On my 3rd one!

By Sunlovin'Mommy

from Grand Rapids, MI

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:

      I love this primer. While I like all of the smashbox ones, the hydrating is by far my favorite especially in the winter. My foundation and powder goes on much more smooth than without it, and it stops my face from looking greasy or oily throughout the day. Can't live without it now!

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great!

      By Amy

      from Chicago, IL

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Lightweight
      • Long-Lasting
      • Matte Finish

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Dry Skin
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

        I have very, very dry skin. I moisturize twice a day, sometimes three times if it's very dry out. I've always been this way and have never been able to wear makeup because of it. I never liked the look of dry patches an hour after applying. It was embarrassing. I decided to try this after reading the reviews. So far, my makeup goes on evenly, and you don't really notice how dry my skin can get underneath. I feel like it's improved my skin care routine and keeps my makeup looking clean and moisturized all day. Definitely love this stuff and will buy again.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        5.0

        Love It!!!!!!

        By Carly

        from Wernersville PA

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Dry Skin
          • Mature Skin

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

          I love this primer. It feels silky and my foundation glides on smoothly over it!!

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I love this!

          By trin

          from Utah

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

          My skin is so dry! Best product ever ! However it's so pricy but worth it! My skin is so dry I want to use this product everyday. But I don't due to the cost of it. Highly recommended for people with dry skin !

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Love this Primer

          By Deb

          from KY

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Easy To Apply
          • Goes On Smoothly

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Dry Skin
            • Mature Skin

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

            I Love this Primer, my skin is so dry, I could not find a primer that didn't make me feel tight and dry. This Primer makes my makeup go on smooth and stay in place for hours without drying out..

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            5.0

            Love it

            By Mitts87

            from Cicero Illinois

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply
            • Goes On Smoothly
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

              It hydrate your skin without leaving it oily..

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              One product I WOULDNT be WITHOUT!

              By Beanie

              from Haddonfield, Nj

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Blends Well
              • Easy To Apply
              • Goes On Smoothly
              • Lightweight
              • Long-Lasting
              • Matte Finish
              • prepares your face PERFECTLY for applying mak up

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • 55, and see great texture difference on face
                • Dry Skin
                • Full Coverage
                • Mature Skin
                • Normal Skin

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

                I apply after washing face, to entire face, (including eyes). I see, feel INSTANT results... Face feels hydrated and SILKY... Makeup applies easier, and stays on all day... Skin actually looks and feels younger! Will NEVER be without this..... It is BY FAR THE BEST HYDRATING face primer!!

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair
                 
                5.0

                love it

                By misty

                from pikeville ky

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Apply
                • Goes On Smoothly

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Full Coverage

                  Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

                  Keep you skin from looking dry after applying foundation on top of this product

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Medium

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great product!

                  By Lainer

                  from KS

                  About Me Brand Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Expensive....but worth it!!

                  Best Uses

                  • Dry Skin
                  • Mature Skin
                  • Normal Skin
                  • Sensitive Skin

                  Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

                  I am a budget shopper, but also a brand shopper when I find a brand that works very well plus does NOT affect my many allergies...this product hits on all the marks!

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Fair

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                  9 Questions | 9 Answers
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                  • Q:

                    Would I be able to use this with other Smashbox primers? I have combination/dry skin, and large pores :(
                    Asked on 4/15/2016 by Panda

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi There! Hydrating Primer will minimize the appearance of fine lines and pores. Try using alone, otherwise pair it with our Pore Minimizing Primer to address large pores. Apply each primer in the areas it's needed most.

                      Answered on 4/15/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                  • 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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