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SmashboxPhoto 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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SmashboxPhoto Finish Foundation Primer SPF 20 w/Dermaxyl Complex
 
4.1

(based on 39 reviews)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Goes on smoothly (31)
  • Easy to apply (29)
  • Lightweight (26)
  • Blends well (19)
  • Long-lasting (16)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (9)
  • Too greasy (3)

Best Uses

  • Mature skin (18)
  • Light to medium coverage (9)
  • Dry skin (7)
  • Normal skin (7)
  • Sensitive skin (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (21), Budget shopper (14)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (18), Medium (15)

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2.0

Not Worth the Price

By Lady

from Los Angeles

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

Only giving this 2 stars because it does help foundation apply smoother and last longer than without any primer - but all primers do that much. Too expensive to not achieve the results you expect. Misleading description. "Protect" only means it has an spf but not enough. The standard is at least 30 so your moisturizer, bb cream, or foundation should also have spf. "Correct"? NOT. Moisturizing? No. It feels moisturizing when applied but quickly dries down to a matte finish and settles into lines :( I had opened and used a few different ways to try and make this work for me but was not successful and couldn't return. 2 bargain brands I've also used (Ulta Fabulous Face and Maybelline Age Rewind) work MUCH better! If you have dry/mature skin and lines you'd like to smooth before you apply your foundation, this isn't the product you want.

 
5.0

Fabulous product!

By Debs

from Claremont, CA

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      Wash face, then apply. Feels great on my skin!

      • Skin Tone:
      • Deep
       
      5.0

      LOVE this product

      By Bead Babe

      from Northern NY

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Light To Medium Coverage
        • Mature Skin

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

        This stuff goes on like a silky, creamy powder and feels heavenly .. I use it together with one of Smashboxes BB creams, and the two together are usually all I ever use. All of the Photo Finish products are lovely, but this pale pink version is my favorite. I have often used it solo or with just a light mineral powder over the top of it, but my favorite application is to blend it together with the medium Camera Ready BB Cream.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        5.0

        Best primer ever

        By Gerry

        from Texas

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Pricey / Poor Value

        Best Uses

        • Mature Skin

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

        Use this daily under my makeup. Living in Texas it is a great layer for protection from sun damage.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        great product

        By Gena

        from Columbus, GA

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Light To Medium Coverage
        • Normal Skin
        • Under foundation

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

        Great product. Looks great and feels great.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Smoooth!

        By pat

        from canton, oh

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Non-uniform Consistency

        Best Uses

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

          Sometimes comes out of the tube watery; other times thicker.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium

          (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          highlighted flaw

          By ravenswing

          from mi

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Causes Breakouts
            • Poor Coverage
            • Pricey / Poor Value

            Best Uses

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

              was talked into buying 300 dollars worth of makeup. It did not work as well skin was itchy and broke out

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Amazing stuff

              By Love Dogs Diane

              from Michigan

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Goes On Smoothly
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Mature Skin

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

                During a visit to a local Ulta, my teenage daughter struck up a conversation with the Smashbox consultant and we ended up getting "made up" by her. Being in the upper 40's, she said this was a great primer for more mature skin. She did half my face with it, and I could see a difference already. I had never used primer before and pretty much had never heard of Smashbox. Needless to say I love this product and will continue to use it and buy it.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium
                 
                5.0

                Leaves your face feeling silky!

                By MP

                from AZ

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Light To Medium Coverage
                  • Mature Skin

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

                  Application of this product is very easy, leaving your facing feeling smooth and silky - creating (as you'd expect of a primer) the perfect base for foundation.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Fair
                   
                  5.0

                  Amazing Product!

                  By kim

                  from Shawano, Wisconsin

                  About Me Brand Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Goes On Smoothly
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Mature Skin

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

                    Fantastic product!

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Medium

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