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Smashbox Photo Finish More Than Primer Blemish Control

Smashbox

Photo Finish More Than Primer Blemish Control

Item #: 2262318 Size: 1.0 oz

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Banish blemishes! This perfecting primer by Smashbox treats breakouts, provide oil-free hydration and keep skin clearer over time. Clinical testing showed women had clearer skin in just 2 weeks. Contains 2% salicylic acid.

Beauty Tip: Remember, this primer is breathable, so you can layer it under your foundation without worrying about breakouts!

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

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Apply a dime-size amount to clean or moisturized skin, using fingertips, for complexion perfection. Follow with your favorite foundation. To tame frizzies, try smoothing primer through wet or dry hair.
Active: Salicylic Acid 2.00% Inactive: Water\Aqua\Eau, Squalane, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Silica, Cetearyl Alcohol, Polyacrylamide, Tocopheryl Acetate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Cinnamomum Zeylanicum Bark Extract, Honey Extract\Mel\Extrait De Miel, Panthenol, Sarcosine, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Coco-Glucoside, Capryloyl Glycine, Sodium Hydroxide, Xanthan Gum, Laureth-7, Allyl Methacrylates Crosspolymer, Butylene Glycol, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol.

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SmashboxPhoto Finish More Than Primer Blemish Control
 
4.2

(based on 48 reviews)

77%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (33)
  • Lightweight (30)
  • Goes on smoothly (28)
  • Long-lasting (18)
  • Blends well (17)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (5)
  • Causes breakouts (4)
  • Doesn't stay on (4)
  • Poor coverage (4)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone or oily skin (25)
  • Sensitive skin (12)
  • Light to medium coverage (8)
  • Normal skin (8)
  • Full coverage (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (25), Budget shopper (13)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (26), Medium (13)

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5.0

My favorite primer

By Jodiev

from East Hartford, Ct

Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish More Than Primer Blemish Control:

This primer is the best I've used! It keeps my skin blemish free and my make up flawless. Love it!!

 
3.0

decent

By shea

from fairfax, va

Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish More Than Primer Blemish Control:

I like this primer. it keeps my acne from growing through out the day, but it feels sticky when I put it on. when I get home from school I can see not all of my makeup is still there.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Finally a product for acne skin!

By kepkep

from Royersford, PA

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Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Easy To Apply
  • Easy To Take-off
  • Lightweight
  • Noncomedogenic
  • Smooth

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish More Than Primer Blemish Control:

    I have medium olive skin and I tend to get a pimple or so every month around my upper lip or chin area. I use a multitude of primers on my face, depending on the area and the need, so I use this primer specifically for my chin and upper lip. I started getting a pimple before I bought this and with my daily skin care and the addition of this primer, it went away within a day. Normally, my other primers would inflame the acne and make it last much longer. I am extremely happy with this product. Note, the product is liquidy compared to most primers (because of the salicylic acid), so I apply it very lightly with my hands. Any more than a light application would make it ineffective primer wise.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Wanted to love, but comes off as grimy

    By Kimmy

    from Raleigh, NC

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply

    Cons

    • Doesn't Stay On
    • Too Greasy

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish More Than Primer Blemish Control:

    I wanted to like this product, since its Smashbox, and since it was a high price. I have oily skin, with inflamed acne, so I needed something to reduce my oil and pore size. This did not really make any difference. Sometimes, the primer would clump on my face and make it look like I was peeling. Sadly I do not use this product anymore.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair
     
    5.0

    primer for oily skin

    By brandimadalaine

    from New York

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish More Than Primer Blemish Control:

    Great product doesn't make my skin look oily like most primers only thing I use now

     
    4.0

    Primer

    By Rachel Lopez

    from Jurupa Valley CA 91752

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Easy To Apply
    • Lightweight
    • Matte Finish

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish More Than Primer Blemish Control:

      Light on the skin

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Ideal Primer

      By mch

      from Columbus

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish More Than Primer Blemish Control:

      this is a great product I layer onto my face before my foundation. It applies smoothly so when I put on foundation it covers skin evenly without lines. helps keep me from break outs and I've been using the product for 14 months.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Go to primer for oily skin

      By Kat

      from NRH, Texas

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Lightweight
      • Long-Lasting
      • Noncomodegenic

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish More Than Primer Blemish Control:

        Haven't found a primer better than this for my acne prone skin. Also I don't look like a greased pig come 2pm. Overall good buy, pricey, but worth it.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Did nothing

        By Maria

        from South Florida

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish More Than Primer Blemish Control:

        I used this product a few times and I feel as though it does not make my makeup last longer (I have pretty oily skin), when I take it off i have new pimples every time, also it doesn't leave my face with as nice of a texture as the color correcting primer smashbox has.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        5.0

        This product is a must have

        By skin guru

        from Effingham, SC

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish More Than Primer Blemish Control:

          I use the primer under my fundation, it prevents pore clogging ; and works ad a light weight moisturizer. Most importantly, it allows my skin to stay clear.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair

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          • Q:

            Can I used Proactive in addition to this primer? Also will this help clear acne blemishes?
            Asked on 2/14/2016 by Michelle from Dallas

            1 answer

            • Staff Expert

              A:

              Photo Finish More Than Primer Blemish Control contains 2% salicylic acid to help clear and prevent acne blemishes, so if you experience any drying or peeling, we would recommend alternating your treatments on different days or reducing frequency of use.

              Answered on 2/15/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
          • Q:

            does this product clog my pores?
            Asked on 12/24/2015 by bray

            1 answer

            • Staff Expert

              A:

              Photo Finish More Than Primer Blemish Control is formulated without oil and contains 2% salicylic acid to fight blemishes. Smashbox does not use a noncomedogenic claim.

              Answered on 12/29/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
          • Q:

            Do I use this primer before my moisturizer? Or do I follow my regular routine and let my moisturizer soak in for about 10 minutes and then follow with the primer.
            Asked on 5/15/2015 by MakeupJunKie from Milwaukee, WI

            1 answer

            • Staff Expert

              A:

              For best results, prime your skin after moisturizing.

              Answered on 5/15/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
          • Q:

            Is this primer actually green or will the color not show up?
            Asked on 3/8/2015 by Matt from Kingsport

            1 answer

            • Staff Expert

              A:

              This primer is a light clear blue gel that applies invisibly (no tint) on the skin.

              Answered on 3/10/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
          • Q:

            Does this primer have the same texture as the original primer foundation (white), which is sort of like a gel and dries with a silky texture, or is this more watery? I really like the texture and finish of the original primer.
            Asked on 2/4/2015 by Shermaine from Guam

            1 answer

            • Staff Expert

              A:

              The texture of Smashbox More Than Primers is more like the feel of a serum, still silky & luxurious. The Original Primer feels more gel like than either of the More Than Primers; More Than Primer Blemish Control is lighter in feel on the skin but still provides the same skin experience as the Original but with corrective benefits. This is also a Primer that must be applied to bare skin first, so instead of applying it over moisturizer you are applying this right after your cleanser, before your skin care. For the corrective benefits of this Primer, it must be applied to clean skin to ensure you are getting the most benefits.

              Answered on 2/9/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
          • 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 Expert

              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 Expert

              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 Expert

              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 Expert

              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 Expert

              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
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