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Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer

Item #: 2233967

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SmashboxPhoto Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer
 
4.3

(based on 102 reviews)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Goes on smoothly (96)
  • Easy to apply (86)
  • Lightweight (82)
  • Long-lasting (51)
  • Blends well (50)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (13)
  • Causes breakouts (7)
  • Too greasy (3)

Best Uses

  • Dry skin (61)
  • Mature skin (35)
  • Sensitive skin (28)
  • Normal skin (27)
  • Light to medium coverage (19)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (49), Budget shopper (43)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (58), Medium (39)

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5.0

Really works!

By PegLeg

from Indy

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 use over moisturizer and then my base makeup. My makeup is much more even using this product.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      4.0

      I use it everyday

      By Mal

      from Texas

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Pricey

      Best Uses

      • Dry Skin
      • Normal Skin

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

      N/A

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      5.0

      Great product!

      By Tell

      from Hagerstown, MD

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

          This is a great hydrating foundation primer! I have tried others and this makes your skin feel soft and smooth! Nice product

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          3.0

          It isn't hydrating

          By Kristall

          from Michigan

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Easy To Apply
          • Goes On Smoothly

          Cons

          • Pricey / Poor Value

          Best Uses

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

            It doesn't make your skin look hydrated like it says.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair
             
            5.0

            Pretty awesome

            By ppl

            from Mankato, MN

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Smells

            Best Uses

            • Dry Skin

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

            It works exactly as it's supposed to, I just don't like the way it smells.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            5.0

            Perfect for dry and/or flaky skin

            By TiffTheMakeupJunkie

            from Knoxville, TN

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Dry Skin
              • Normal Skin
              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

              I have been searching for a primer that would help me with my foundation not getting clumped or patchy with my dry, flaky skin. This is perfect. It is super light weight but still so soothing and hydrating. I have very sensitive skin and this primer actually feels great instead of irritating my skin. I also think that after using it for several weeks now, my redness has improved. My makeup stays in place all day (9 hours). It is worth the money if you have the same issues with your skin and makeup as I do. :)

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium
               
              4.0

              Very nice

              By JAM

              from Phoenix

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Goes On Smoothly
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Pricey / Poor Value

              Best Uses

              • Light To Medium Coverage

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

              This goes on very nice and is lightweight. A good primer with moisturizer added. My makeup goes on nice after applying. I don't like it as much as what I was using before, but I needed to find something new since mine was being discontinued.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair
               
              5.0

              My essential every day product

              By Ladybug

              from Tnnnessee

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Blends Well
              • Goes On Smoothly
              • Lightweight
              • Long-Lasting
              • Noncomodegenic

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Dry Skin
                • Mature Skin

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

                I use this every morning after applying a day moisturizer and prior to makeup application. It provides a mildly dewey type of barrier between my foundation and moisturizer without any oil or greasy feel and unlike some other primers, it does not feel slick. My makeup application is more even during the entire day. Of course like a lot of primers, it is a bit pricey but 1 tube last me for at least 4 months. I have tried the other primers from Smashbox as well but for my slightly dry skin, the hydrating formula works the best for me

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair
                 
                5.0

                Pricey But Perfect!

                By Sandy Le

                from St. Louis, MO

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Apply
                • Goes On Smoothly

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Dry Skin
                  • Mature Skin

                  Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

                  Really helps dry, winters skin!

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Fair
                   
                  5.0

                  Feels Like Water

                  By Summer

                  from Dallas, TX

                  About Me Brand Buyer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Goes On Smoothly
                  • Hydrating
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
                    • Dry Skin
                    • Matte Foundation
                    • Normal Skin
                    • Sensitive Skin

                    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

                    I recently bought a pretty heavy matte foundation, but I wanted to bring it with me to Florida, we were going on vacation. I was a little nervous about buying a matte foundation, because I don't have oily skin. So the lady grabbed a few samples of hydrating primer, and oh my, this feels like a gel water on your skin. It left my matte foundation looking natural, despite its heavy coverage. I wouldn't recommend it under anything that is also hydrating.

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Fair

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                    6 Questions | 6 Answers
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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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