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Smashbox Photo 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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Item #: 2253887 Size: 1.0 oz

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Prime, protect, and correct in just one step! This anti-aging primer creates the perfect canvas for foundation application. Worn alone or under foundation, this unique formula helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and pores for visibly softer skin. SPF 20 helps guard against harmful UVA/UVB rays.

Formulated without parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate, phthalates, fragrance & talc.

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Apply a small amount to clean or moisturized skin and blend with fingertips for complexion perfection. Follow with your shade of Liquid Halo HD Foundation. Photo FInish Foundation Primer SPF 20 with Dermaxyl has a slight pink hue but goes on skin completely clear. For targeted anti-aging treatment, apply primer to problem areas.
Active: Avobenzone 2.00%, Homosalate 15.00%, Octisalate 5.00%. Inactive: Cyclopentasiloxane, Polysilicone-11, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Cola Acuminata (Kola) Seed Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Tribehenin, Ceramide 2, PEG-10 Rapeseed Sterol, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Phenyl Trimethicone, Water\Aqua\Eau, Silica, Laureth-12, Hexyl Laurate, Vp/Hexadecene Copolymer, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Iron Oxides (CI 77491).

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SmashboxPhoto Finish Foundation Primer SPF 20 w/Dermaxyl Complex
 
4.3

(based on 75 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (54)
  • Goes on smoothly (50)
  • Lightweight (44)
  • Blends well (39)
  • Long-lasting (27)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (17)
  • Too greasy (7)
  • Doesn't stay on (4)
  • Poor coverage (4)

Best Uses

  • Mature skin (31)
  • Light to medium coverage (16)
  • Dry skin (12)
  • Sensitive skin (12)
  • Normal skin (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (33), Budget shopper (23), Natural style (5)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (35), Fair (30)

Reviewed by 75 customers

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5.0

Best primer

By Chatty Gabby

from Miami, FL

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Easy To Apply
  • Lightweight
  • Smooth

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types

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

    Light weight makes my skin smooth.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    5.0

    love it & have used it for a long time

    By Ev

    from mpls

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Easy To Apply
    • Lightweight
    • Long Lasting
    • Smooth
    • spf 20

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday

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

      use it over my moisturizer & under my foundation.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      5.0

      absolutely love, love this primer, have been using it 4 yrs

      By Doty

      from South Gate, CA

      About Me Trendy Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types
        • Everyday

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

        Have used this primer for years, will not wear any makeup without it!

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Returned Item

        By Vicki

        from 40031

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Easy To Take-off
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Clumpy
        • Ineffective

        Best Uses

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

          Monistat Chafing Gel does essentially the same thing for $5.00.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          5.0

          Excilant

          By Jabeen

          from Bloomingdales ill

          Verified Buyer

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

          Good

           
          5.0

          Yes I will buy this product again

          By Marymary

          from Paducah, ky

          About Me Natural 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

            • Everyday

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

            Lightweight, smooth

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            3.0

            Okay product

            By Shhmether

            from Vacaville,CA

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Blends Well
            • Easy To Apply
            • Easy To Take-off
            • Good Pigmentation
            • Smooth

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Travel

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

              Not ment for oily combination skin like mine. I returned it because it's a little greasy

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair
               
              5.0

              I love it!

              By Judi

              from Houston, TX

              Verified Buyer

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

              I love it!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              I love this product!

              By BER

              from League City, TX

              Verified Buyer

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

              I find this product essential every day when putting on my make-up. It makes my skin so soft and smooth while protecting my skin and making my make-up last longer. Make-up application is also smoother. The other Photo Finish Primers are great as well, but SPF 20 is important to me.

               
              5.0

              This is the best product I have ever used under my foundatio

              By Mary

              from St Mtn, GA

              Verified Buyer

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

              I love that it has SPF

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              Q&A

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              7 Questions | 7 Answers
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              • Q:

                I love the original primer, but the fact that this one has SPF caught my eye. How does this one compare to the original? Would you say it is the same except has SPF?
                Asked on 7/23/2016 by Prtitigirl from Woodbridge, CT

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hi There! Yes, I would say the benefits are the same except this has SPF and Dermaxyl. Dermaxyl is a peptide that helps to prevent and slow the effects of aging.

                  Answered on 7/25/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
              • Q:

                I use a tinted moisturizer before I leave the house (so, after I've moisturized). I like to use a primer first, but I'm not sure if it works before a tinted moisturizer?
                Asked on 3/30/2016 by RT from long beach, CA

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hi There! A Primer worn under tinted moisturizer is perfectly acceptable. Your complexion will last all day and look fabulous!

                  Answered on 4/1/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
              • Q:

                If I buy this Foundation Primer SPF20, do I still need a primer?
                And what shade do I need? I have large liver spots on my
                upper lip, will this cover it or do I have to purchase a concealer,
                too?
                Asked on 1/10/2016 by Em from Versailles, MO

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  This product is a primer. It can be used underneath your concealer and foundation, which would provide coverage. It does not have a tint worn alone.

                  Answered on 1/15/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
              • Q:

                How dark is this? I have super light skin and this looks too dark for me.
                Asked on 10/20/2015 by TheCrone from Pennsylvania

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  This primer features a sheer brightening peach hue suitable for all skin tones.

                  Answered on 10/26/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
              • Q:

                Does this have a matte finish? Not sticky?
                Asked on 9/23/2015 by Susan

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  Yes, this primer does feature a matte finish. It is silky, never sticky! :-)

                  Answered on 10/2/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
              • 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 Expert

                  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
              • Q:

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

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  No, this product is not oil-free.

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