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Photo Finish More Than Primer Blemish Control

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SmashboxPhoto Finish More Than Primer Blemish Control
 
4.2

(based on 24 reviews)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Goes on smoothly (20)
  • Easy to apply (19)
  • Lightweight (18)
  • Long-lasting (12)
  • Blends well (11)

Cons

  • Poor coverage (4)
  • Pricey / poor value (4)
  • Doesn't stay on (3)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone or oily skin (15)
  • Sensitive skin (8)
  • Light to medium coverage (5)
  • Normal skin (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (14), Budget shopper (6)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (13), Medium (8)

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4.0

love this

By Brenna braid

from davisburg mi

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish More Than Primer Blemish Control:

    I wold 100% recommend this to my friends!!

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Not for breakout prone sensitive skin

    By ladybugclouds

    from mcallen, tx

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Goes On Smoothly
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Causes Breakouts
    • Pricey / Poor Value

    Best Uses

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish More Than Primer Blemish Control:

      I don't usually write reviews but I have to share what happened. I was thinking that this could be a primer that would ensure I wouldn't break out when I'd use makeup. But it did the opposite. On paulas choice review although it's rated as best, it says it contains cinammon extract....i guess my skin did not agree with this ingredient. I have little red bumps around my cheeks mostly where I don't even break out!!!!! I have red bumps in all places of my face that aren't pimples but raised little bumps. I do use salicylic acid from paulas choice and i have no problem with it but this primer i did. Don't even risk it especially if you have acne prone or sensitive skin. Besides i know it doesn't say so but being that it has salicylic acid it doesn't control oil.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      5.0

      Love, love, LOVE this!

      By NenaPFig84

      from Greeley, Colorado

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish More Than Primer Blemish Control:

        I love how it helps clear up my acne because of the salicylic acid in it. It also feel very smooth on my face and helps my makeup look perfect! <3

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        1.0

        Not for me

        By Amber

        from Chicago, IL

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Difficult To Apply
        • Doesn't Stay On
        • Poor Coverage
        • Pricey / Poor Value
        • Soaks In Too Fast

        Best Uses

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish More Than Primer Blemish Control:

          I was SO excited to try this and was highly disappointed. It did not even work as a primer, because it would not spread onto my skin easily and it would soak in right away, regardless if I used moisturizer or not. It also broke me out even worse.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          3.0

          Smashbox!

          By tifftiff

          from AL

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Doesn't Stay On
          • Poor Coverage

          Best Uses

          • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
          • Light To Medium Coverage
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish More Than Primer Blemish Control:

          My skin is very sensitive. The first time i used it my face was a bit ichy but the more i used it the less ichy it was. It is good for sesitive skin but just takes a few days for my skin to adapt to it. I think it is a bit expensive but it works okay.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair

          (0 of 6 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

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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

              (3 of 4 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

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                More than Primer

                By mum the makeup junkie

                from Edina, 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

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                    • Q:

                      does this primer help reducing the appearance of pores?
                      Asked on 9/1/2014 by Makeup Junkie from Chula Vista, CA

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        Yes, all Smashbox Photo Finish Primers including this one help to reduce the appearance of pores!

                        Answered on 9/4/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      Should I wear my sunscreen under or over this primer? I have hyperpigmentation and just want to be extra careful, so the marks don't darken by using this product the wrong way.
                      Asked on 8/27/2014 by Sam

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        For your sunscreen to be most effective, apply it to bare skin, then follow with moisturizer and primer.

                        Answered on 8/28/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      Does this product workmfor females with sensitive skin?
                      Asked on 7/29/2014 by Lenapytful from Dallas,Texas

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        This primer works best for those with acne-prone skin, since it is formulated with 2% salicylic acid to fight blemishes. If you are sensitive to this active ingredient, we would recommend Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light, which is ideal for oily, acne-prone or sensitive skin:
                        http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod3590043

                        Answered on 7/31/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • 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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