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Photo Finish More Than Primer Blemish Control

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SmashboxPhoto Finish More Than Primer Blemish Control
 
4.5

(based on 20 reviews)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Goes on smoothly (17)
  • Easy to apply (16)
  • Lightweight (15)
  • Blends well (10)
  • Long-lasting (10)

Cons

  • Poor coverage (3)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone or oily skin (13)
  • Sensitive skin (8)
  • Light to medium coverage (5)
  • Normal skin (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (12), Budget shopper (4)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (12), Medium (5)

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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
             
            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

              (4 of 5 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!

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              6 Questions | 6 Answers
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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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