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Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer SPF 20 w/Dermaxyl Complex

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Photo Finish Foundation Primer SPF 20 w/Dermaxyl Complex

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Item #: 2253887 Size: 1.0 oz

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Prime, protect, and correct in just one step! This anti-aging primer creates the perfect canvas for foundation application. Worn alone or under foundation, this unique formula helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and pores for visibly softer skin. SPF 20 helps guard against harmful UVA/UVB rays.

Formulated without parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate, phthalates, fragrance & talc.

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Apply a small amount to clean or moisturized skin and blend with fingertips for complexion perfection. Follow with your shade of Liquid Halo HD Foundation. Photo FInish Foundation Primer SPF 20 with Dermaxyl has a slight pink hue but goes on skin completely clear. For targeted anti-aging treatment, apply primer to problem areas.

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SmashboxPhoto Finish Foundation Primer SPF 20 w/Dermaxyl Complex
 
4.2

(based on 65 reviews)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Goes on smoothly (50)
  • Easy to apply (48)
  • Lightweight (39)
  • Blends well (34)
  • Long-lasting (27)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (17)
  • Too greasy (7)
  • Doesn't stay on (4)
  • Poor coverage (4)

Best Uses

  • Mature skin (31)
  • Light to medium coverage (16)
  • Dry skin (12)
  • Sensitive skin (12)
  • Normal skin (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (33), Budget shopper (23)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (31), Fair (28)

Reviewed by 65 customers

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5.0

I would buy this again

By Painter

from Waukesha wi

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer SPF 20 w/Dermaxyl Complex:

    Has the sun screen

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair
     
    3.0

    A little pricey for what it does

    By Chiquis

    from Los Angeles, CA

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Easy To Apply

    Cons

    • Too Greasy

    Best Uses

    • Light To Medium Coverage

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer SPF 20 w/Dermaxyl Complex:

    Bought it on a whim since it has spf. Not totally unsatisfied but would not invest in it again since I have to wear this and my go to primer to get the coverage I want. You're better off going with their original primer and making sure you're foundation or moisturizer has spf.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair
     
    5.0

    Love this primer!!

    By DawnyT

    from Atlanta

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Easy To Apply
    • Goes On Smoothly

    Cons

    • Pricey / Poor Value

    Best Uses

    • Mature Skin

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer SPF 20 w/Dermaxyl Complex:

    Awesome line diminisher!

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    3.0

    I'm still not too sure of this product

    By Linda

    from Anaheim

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Easy To Apply
    • Goes On Smoothly

    Cons

    • Pricey / Poor Value
    • Too Greasy

    Best Uses

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer SPF 20 w/Dermaxyl Complex:

      It seems to be a little greasy.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      1.0

      Save Your Money!

      By Doll Eyes

      from Sacramento, California

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Difficult To Apply
        • Makes Pores Appear Larger
        • Poor Coverage
        • Pricey / Poor Value
        • Smells like Sunscreen
        • Too Greasy
        • Very Runny

        Best Uses

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer SPF 20 w/Dermaxyl Complex:

          Since I do not wear foundation (primer only) I was so excited to obtain a primer with SPF in it at first. When I read the mixed (but mainly positive reviews), I hoped against hope that this product would live up to its reputation. when I removed the seal from the tip, some clear liquid shot onto my vanity mirror and all over the counter. I closed the bottle and shook it, but the consistency was the same when I reopened the bottle. Upon application, the product was greasy, runny, and made my pores/facial imperfections stand out more than ever. Only seconds after applying it, I was so horrified by the results that I washed my face immediately. I will be exchanging this product for my favorite primer and just wear sunscreen underneath that. Please save your money and avoid this messy product!

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Way too greasy and doesn't cover well.

          By Becca

          from Missouri

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Difficult To Apply
            • Doesn't Stay On
            • Poor Coverage
            • Pricey / Poor Value
            • Too Greasy

            Best Uses

            • Dry Skin

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer SPF 20 w/Dermaxyl Complex:

            This primer was way to greasy. Will not be buying again.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            5.0

            Love this product; combines sunscreen with a good primer

            By grannan

            from charlotte, nc

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Blends Well
            • Easy To Apply
            • Goes On Smoothly
            • Lightweight
            • makeup goes on smoothly

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Mature Skin
              • Normal Skin
              • Sensitive Skin
              • use for sunscreen/primer without another layer

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer SPF 20 w/Dermaxyl Complex:

              sunscreen/primer use everyday under makeup

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair
               
              5.0

              Great primer!

              By Laker Ladt

              from Edom, Texas

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Light To Medium Coverage
                • Mature Skin
                • Normal Skin

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer SPF 20 w/Dermaxyl Complex:

                Try it! I think you will love the velvety feel!

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium
                 
                5.0

                It's a keeper!

                By Nina

                from Detroit, MI

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Dry Skin
                  • Mature Skin
                  • Normal Skin

                  Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer SPF 20 w/Dermaxyl Complex:

                  I apple this to my face after I've moisturized. Gives extra protection before applying foundation.
                  Skin feels smooth and silky.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Medium
                   
                  5.0

                  Great primer. Best I have used

                  By Kk

                  from Atlanta ga

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Full Coverage
                    • Sensitive Skin

                    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer SPF 20 w/Dermaxyl Complex:

                    Another daily ruitine product that is amazing. Feels great all day

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Medium

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                    6 Questions | 6 Answers
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                    • Q:

                      I use a tinted moisturizer before I leave the house (so, after I've moisturized). I like to use a primer first, but I'm not sure if it works before a tinted moisturizer?
                      Asked on 3/30/2016 by RT from long beach, CA

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi There! A Primer worn under tinted moisturizer is perfectly acceptable. Your complexion will last all day and look fabulous!

                        Answered on 4/1/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                    • Q:

                      If I buy this Foundation Primer SPF20, do I still need a primer?
                      And what shade do I need? I have large liver spots on my
                      upper lip, will this cover it or do I have to purchase a concealer,
                      too?
                      Asked on 1/10/2016 by Em from Versailles, MO

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        This product is a primer. It can be used underneath your concealer and foundation, which would provide coverage. It does not have a tint worn alone.

                        Answered on 1/15/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                    • Q:

                      How dark is this? I have super light skin and this looks too dark for me.
                      Asked on 10/20/2015 by TheCrone from Pennsylvania

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        This primer features a sheer brightening peach hue suitable for all skin tones.

                        Answered on 10/26/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                    • Q:

                      Does this have a matte finish? Not sticky?
                      Asked on 9/23/2015 by Susan

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Yes, this primer does feature a matte finish. It is silky, never sticky! :-)

                        Answered on 10/2/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                    • Q:

                      I apply a sunscreen with a higher spf over my moisturizer each morning. When would I apply the primer?
                      Asked on 4/19/2015 by Ageless from Birmingham, Al

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Apply your primer after moisturizer and sunscreen and prior to foundation application for best results.

                        Answered on 4/21/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      Is this product oil free?
                      Asked on 2/11/2015 by Carmen from United States

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        No, this product is not oil-free.

                        Answered on 2/11/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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