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Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer

Smashbox

Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer

Item #: 2233967 Size: 1.0 oz

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The key to healthier, younger-looking skin? Hydration, as any studio artist will tell you. The addition to Smashbox's legendary primer family that immediately quenches skin and seals in moisture for hours after, thanks to Hydraplex, an extract derived from desert plants.

  • Lightweight
  • Helps fill in fine lines and pores


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Smooth a pea-sized amount over clean skin with fingertips for a visibly softer, smoother complexion.
Water\Aqua\Eau, Cyclopentasiloxane, Butylene Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Sodium Chloride, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Imperata Cylindrica Root Extract, Glycerin, Stearyl Dimethicone, PEG-8 Dimethicone, Caprylyl Glycol, PEG-8, Carbomer, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain: Blue 1 (CI 42090), Red 4 (CI 14700), Yellow 5 (CI 19140).

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SmashboxPhoto Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer
 
4.3

(based on 144 reviews)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Goes on smoothly (123)
  • Easy to apply (119)
  • Lightweight (113)
  • Blends well (70)
  • Long-lasting (68)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (17)
  • Causes breakouts (8)
  • Too greasy (4)

Best Uses

  • Dry skin (77)
  • Mature skin (46)
  • Sensitive skin (41)
  • Normal skin (36)
  • Full coverage (23)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (70), Budget shopper (51), Classic style (3), Natural style (3)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (81), Medium (55)

Reviewed by 144 customers

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1.0

No hydration, left me dry and cracked looking

By Colleen Ballerina

from Philadelphia, PA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

No hydration. It left my makeup looking craned and settled into lines I looked old!!!!

  • Skin Tone:
  • Fair
 
4.0

Awesome brand for primer!

By Megs

from Elgin, Illinois

About Me Natural Style

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Easy To Apply
  • Lightweight
  • Long Lasting
  • Natural Looking
  • Smooth

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

    I really like this primer a lot! I'm going to stick with using it in the winter on days when my skin is a bit more dry and needs a little boost. I've been using it through spring and summer but it makes my face look a little oily. My make-up did stay on very well though! I was in Disney World for two week and wore this primer along with the Smashbox Studio Skin 15-Hour Wear foundation and my make-up didn't budge.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair
     
    5.0

    Love so hydrating feels great on the skin

    By J

    from Bodies

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Lightweight
    • Smooth

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Dry skin
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

      Love this

       
      5.0

      First time buyer, now lifetime user

      By Ms. JD

      from Honesdale PA

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Easy To Apply
      • Easy To Take-off
      • Good Pigmentation
      • Lightweight
      • Long Lasting
      • Natural Looking
      • Smooth

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types
        • Everyday
        • Going Out
        • Sensitive Skin
        • Travel

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

        For hot humid summers this is my go to product. I have combo skin and this is perfect l am not sure why I have not used primer before this is a must under makeup. It is cooling and gives me flawless coverage all day. Got a $10 off coupon from ulta for smashbox and this was the perfect opportunity. I am glad I did, try it and you will love it too.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        5.0

        I would buy this product again

        By Faith

        from Auburn, AL

        About Me Classic Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Easy To Apply
        • Good Pigmentation
        • Lightweight
        • Long Lasting
        • Natural Looking
        • Smooth

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types
          • Everyday
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

          I use this product every morning before I apply my makeup!!

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          2.0

          I've had better.

          By Stef

          from Silverdale, WA

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

              Lightweight but pulls the foundation into your pores.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair
               
              5.0

              My Go-To Primer

              By :)

              from Seattle

              About Me Trendy Style

              Pros

              • Blends Well
              • Easy To Apply
              • Easy To Take-off
              • Good Pigmentation
              • Great for dry/flaky skin
              • Hydrating
              • Lightweight
              • Long Lasting
              • Natural Looking
              • Noncomedogenic
              • Smooth

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Skin Types
                • Everyday
                • Going Out
                • Sensitive Skin
                • Travel

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

                I was "Primer Hopping" for a few months before I finally decided to dish out the money for this one! I always found that my foundations would become flaky on my skin, which didn't make sense to me because they were nice foundations - not drugstore. Once I began using this primer my skin instantly stopped becoming flaking and now I have a soft look with no flaky skin at all! I often receive complements on my complexion, and honestly its all thanks to this wonderful primer!

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair
                 
                5.0

                Will buy again great primer

                By Sharon

                from Las Vegas Nevada

                About Me Trendy Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Blends Well
                • Easy To Apply
                • Lightweight
                • Noncomedogenic

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • All Skin Types
                  • Everyday

                  Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

                  I wear this everyday under my foundation ❤️

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Medium
                   
                  5.0

                  Recommend to me & I will recommend to others.

                  By Grand Ma Ma

                  from Savannah GA

                  About Me Classic Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Blends Well
                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Easy To Take-off
                  • Good Pigmentation
                  • Lightweight
                  • Long Lasting
                  • Natural Looking
                  • Noncomedogenic
                  • Smooth

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • All Skin Types
                    • Everyday
                    • Going Out
                    • Sensitive Skin
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

                    Never felt anything like this on my skin. Wish I could soak in a barrel of this stuff.

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Fair
                     
                    5.0

                    Love

                    By Jsullivan

                    from Springfield Missouri

                    About Me Classic Style

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Apply
                    • Instantly helps dry patches
                    • Smooth

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • All Skin Types
                      • Dry
                      • Everyday
                      • Going Out
                      • Sensitive Skin
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer:

                      I love this as an everyday primer especially if I have a dry patch on my forehead or around my nose. It makes my foundation go on smooth without it looking flakey from the dry skin underneath.

                      • Skin Tone:
                      • Fair

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                      • Q:

                        Is this fragrance free?
                        Asked on 9/10/2016 by mer from US

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi There! The Smashbox Hydrating Primer is fragrance free.

                          Answered on 9/12/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                      • Q:

                        Is this water based or silicone based?
                        Asked on 6/14/2016 by Jesstills from Gold coast, QLD, Australia

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi There! Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer is a lightweight, oil-free formula. It contains Hydraplex12 extract derived from desert plants. This allows the primer to hydrate dry skin and lock in moisture for hours.

                          Answered on 6/17/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                      • Q:

                        Would I be able to use this with other Smashbox primers? I have combination/dry skin, and large pores :(
                        Asked on 4/15/2016 by Panda

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi There! Hydrating Primer will minimize the appearance of fine lines and pores. Try using alone, otherwise pair it with our Pore Minimizing Primer to address large pores. Apply each primer in the areas it's needed most.

                          Answered on 4/15/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                      • Q:

                        My skin is very sensitive very acne prone.. But in the winter it gets dry and when I put on makeup it looks cakey.. I use the original photo finish primer and I love it.. But my skin gets dry in the winter I need something that won't break my face out but will keep my skin hydrated and makeup looking fresh
                        Asked on 12/20/2015 by Hannah from Virginia

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          If you are seeking a moisture boost, then absolutely switch to Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer! It is oil-free and lightweight, so it shouldn't cause any issues for you. Enjoy!

                          Answered on 12/23/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                      • Q:

                        does this primer contain dimethicone or any ingredients with "cone" in it? (im allergic and i cant find an ingredients list)
                        Asked on 7/31/2015 by ma

                        1 answer

                      • Q:

                        would this primer be good for normal to dry skin?
                        Asked on 1/29/2015 by Rachel from US

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          Yes! This primer features an oil-free, hydrating formula that is suitable for all skin types.

                          Answered on 1/29/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        Does the this product have any type of soy ingredient?
                        Asked on 11/18/2014 by allergic to soy from Dallas Texas

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          Yes, Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer contains soy.

                          Answered on 11/20/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        theres a bunch of different Smashbox Primers. What are the difference between them all?
                        Asked on 9/30/2014 by Rachel

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          There sure are a bunch! Here are some quick highlights of the indications and benefits of each:

                          Original Photo Finish Foundation Primer (Item #: 2233964) - oil-free, for all skin types

                          Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light (Item #: 2233965) - oil-free, 60% water based so lighter weight, ideal for oily, acne-prone or sensitive skin

                          Photo Finish More Than Primer Blemish Control (Item #: 2262318) - oil-free, contains 2% salicylic acid to treat blemishes, ideal for blemish-prone skin

                          Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer (Item #: 2233967) - contains Hydraplex complex to deeply hydrate dry, dehydrated skin

                          Photo Finish Color Correcting Primer Blend (Item #: 2233969) - luminous, color-correcting formula; contains antioxidants, such as green tea, grape seed extract and vitamins A, C and E

                          Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing (Item #: 2276581) - minimizes the appearance of pores for up to 8 hours, oil-free, mattifying, for all skin types

                          Photo Finish Foundation Luminizing Primer (Item #: 2233968) - oil-free, for all skin types, provides a luminous finish

                          Photo Finish More Than Primer Dark Spot Correcting Primer (Item #: 2248308) - contains C-Phyte Complex to fade dark spots and discoloration, oil-free, for all skin types

                          Photo Finish Foundation Primer Adjust (Item #: 2233970) - reduces redness with green tint, soothing botanicals, and antioxidants; for all skin types

                          Photo Finish Foundation Primer SPF 20 w/Dermaxyl Complex (Item #: 2253887) - contains Dermaxyl Complex to fight the signs of aging; provides SPF 20 sun protection; for all skin types

                          Answered on 10/2/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        Do you use this after moisturizing and before foundation? Is it for sensitive skin?
                        Asked on 7/14/2014 by loo from MT

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          That's exactly right! Apply this product to moisturized skin prior to foundation application. It is formulated for all skin types including sensitive skin.

                          Answered on 7/15/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        Is this product non-comedogenic?
                        Asked on 6/25/2014 by Tabby from El Paso, Texas

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          This product is oil-free and lightweight, but Smashbox does not claim that it is noncomedogenic.

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