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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
 
4.2

(based on 45 reviews)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Goes on smoothly (36)
  • Easy to apply (34)
  • Lightweight (29)
  • Blends well (23)
  • Long-lasting (18)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (11)
  • Doesn't stay on (3)
  • Too greasy (3)

Best Uses

  • Mature skin (22)
  • Light to medium coverage (11)
  • Dry skin (7)
  • Normal skin (7)
  • Sensitive skin (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (23), Budget shopper (16)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (20), Medium (19)

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5.0

Makes my skin look great!

By Bluecafe

from Georgia

About Me Budget 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:

    Keeps my makeup from settling in fine lines and gives me an even tone. Love it under make up or sometimes just under loose powder. I buy dept store makeup but won't go without my Smashbox primer!

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    5.0

    Really takes care of the problems

    By LFE

    from Griffith, IN

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mature Skin

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

        As you age your skin changes this product has helped rewind time for my skin.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        5.0

        Love this product

        By Marlo

        from Fort Smith, AR

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Easy To Apply
        • Goes On Smoothly

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

            Love this product. Makes my skin smooth where my foundation goes on so well.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair
             
            5.0

            Makes my skin feel so smooth

            By Kathy

            from Lancaster Pa

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Light To Medium Coverage
            • Mature Skin

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

            Makes a great base for makeup,!

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            5.0

            Love this product

            By Cindy

            from Cleveland

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Blends Well
            • Easy To Apply
            • Goes On Smoothly
            • Lightweight
            • Long-Lasting
            • Makes my skin feel smooth

            Cons

            • Pricey / Poor Value

            Best Uses

            • Mature Skin

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

            I love this product, but it's my splurge, because it's a little pricey. It's the closest thing I've found to the fountain of youth.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            3.0

            Pretty decent primer

            By nptobe09

            from Grand Rapids, MI

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Doesn't Stay On
            • Poor Coverage
            • Pricey / Poor Value

            Best Uses

            • Light To Medium Coverage

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

            This didn't provide the level of coverage I was looking for, but it didn't make my sensitive skin breakout, either. I still prefer Younique's facial primer.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair

            (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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

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                  • 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 Reviewer

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

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                      A:

                      No, this product is not oil-free.

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