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Photo Finish More Than Primer Blemish Control

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SmashboxPhoto Finish More Than Primer Blemish Control
 
4.6

(based on 19 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Goes on smoothly (16)
  • Easy to apply (15)
  • Lightweight (14)
  • Long-lasting (10)
  • Blends well (9)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne-prone or oily skin (12)
    • Sensitive skin (7)
    • Light to medium coverage (4)
    • Normal skin (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Brand buyer (11), Budget shopper (4)
      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair (11), Medium (5)

    Reviewed by 19 customers

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    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    not worth the price

    By del

    from houston tx

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Easy To Apply
    • Goes On Smoothly

    Cons

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

    Best Uses

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish More Than Primer Blemish Control:

      I did not like at all

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      5.0

      Smashbox never ceases to amaze me

      By Brittany Med Student

      from West Fargo, ND

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
        • Dry Skin
        • Normal Skin

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish More Than Primer Blemish Control:

        Great base for your make up. I love it. It's so great.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love it

        By Hammy

        from Los Angeles, CA

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
          • All skin types
          • Full Coverage
          • Light To Medium Coverage
          • Normal Skin
          • On Clean Dry Skin

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish More Than Primer Blemish Control:

          Great product. I've used Smashbox's primers before and they work ok. But I saw they had a new one for acne prone skin and decided to try it out. It's light and almost feels like you're wearing nothing at all. I noticed an immediate difference at the end of the day. I normally will have a pimple mature by the time I'm through with my day, but with this it's like smooth all day. It keeps my acne managed.
          The only tip would be to not wear it with moisturizer. I have worn it with my SPF moisturizer and without. The primer does it's magic much better without the moisturizer. You'll see a difference.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          5.0

          More than Primer

          By mum the makeup junkie

          from Richfield, MN

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
            • Dry Skin
            • Mature Skin
            • Normal Skin
            • Sensitive Skin

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish More Than Primer Blemish Control:

            This is my h.g. I use it morning and night. I get really bad break outs on my jaw line and down the corners of my mouth. Even though this doesn't make the acne go away completely, using this along with my dermalogica, has been the best answer for me. imo it is worth the price. I use this as a treatment not as a real primer.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            4.0

            So far so good

            By Meagan

            from NC

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Blends Well
            • Easy To Apply
            • Goes On Smoothly

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Light To Medium Coverage
              • Under makeup

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish More Than Primer Blemish Control:

              I was very tentative as this product is VERY pricey. As of now I really enjoy this product. You must use it under your make up, not alone, hut you only need a little bit. I wear it under mineral foundation and the overall look is great. It helps the make up stay on, and makes it look more natural.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair
               
              4.0

              Smash box is a big hit

              By Surf girl

              from Fresno, CA

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
                • Mature Skin
                • Sensitive Skin

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish More Than Primer Blemish Control:

                I tend to have dry skin and liked the way my skin felt hydrated. Evened out my skin tone very well.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Better the Next Day

                By Jill The Skipper

                from Raleigh, NC

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Apply
                • Goes On Smoothly
                • Lightweight
                • Reduces Redness

                Cons

                • Causes Breakouts

                Best Uses

                • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
                • Normal Skin

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish More Than Primer Blemish Control:

                This primer typically works for me the next day. It's very light and does slightly reduce the amount of redness of my blemishes but that's about it for that moment. It's the next day where I see a difference. I'll notice that my blemishes will be significantly smaller and less noticeable. The only problem is that I feel that the product is responsible for some of these blemishes. Overall I would say don't splurge for it. I like using it but I could do without it.

                Quick notes about my skin:
                -Very acne prone (cystic acne/ oily)
                -I follow a strict face regimen.
                -I wear liquid and powder makeup everyday.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair
                 
                5.0

                love!

                By bethanne

                from Seattle, WA

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Pricey / Poor Value

                Best Uses

                • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
                • Sensitive Skin

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish More Than Primer Blemish Control:

                A bit pricey, but it works so well I will definitely buy again!

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair
                 
                5.0

                Great!!

                By Bry

                from MD

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish More Than Primer Blemish Control:

                This product made my skin so smooth!!! Love it!

                 
                5.0

                LOVE THIS PRIMER!

                By OliviaLea

                from Santa Rosa, CA

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin

                  Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish More Than Primer Blemish Control:

                  So in love! I was breaking out ALL the time from my foundation but not anymore after using this product for two weeks i've only gotten 1 unsightly pimple! It's a must buy! Perfect under Urban Decay NAKED foundation topped with dermablends setting powder!

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Medium

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                  • Q:

                    I have acne and my complexion is red. Would this also help with the redness or do you think I should go with the green primer adjust?
                    Asked on 6/23/2014 by Brittany

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Which primer you use depends on your primary skin concern. If your primary skin concern is acne, we suggest using this primer, which is formulated with 2% salicylic acid and is oil-free to help keep skin clear. If your primary skin concern is redness, we suggest using Photo Finish Foundation Primer Adjust, which features a neutralizing green tint to help conceal redness for more even skin tone. Please note that Photo Finish Foundation Primer Adjust is not oil-free but is formulated for all skin types.

                      Answered on 6/26/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    Does this product help with oil control? Currently using Bare Mineral oil control primer that helps and better than when I use no primer but my face still gets oily after 4 or 5 hours and has some breakouts.
                    Asked on 4/6/2014 by Me

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Yes, this oil-free formula features 2% salicylic acid to help prevent acne breakouts and brown algae to control oil production. We highly recommend it for oily, blemish-prone skin!

                      Answered on 4/7/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    Does this product feel heavy on the skin? AND about how long does a tube of this last you? Thanks!
                    Asked on 3/30/2014 by Holly from Naples, Florida

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      This product features an oil-free, lightweight formula that feels silky and weightless on the skin. Only a pea-sized amount is needed to apply to the whole face, so the product will last many months, even when applied daily. Exact time varies by amount applied and frequency of use.

                      Answered on 3/31/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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