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Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer

Smashbox

Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer

Item #: 2275020 Size: 0.5 oz

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Create a perfect canvas for foundation application with this silky, lightweight blend of vitamins A & E, grape seed extract and green tea. Worn alone or under foundation, Smashbox's best-selling, oil-free primer helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and pores for flawless skin with a velvety-smooth finish.

The Original Blur

The first step to any great close-up is great skin - skin that's free of fine lines and pores. That's one of the reasons why primer was the first products created at Smashbox Studios. They developed a formula that diffuses the light hitting skin to blur out imperfections for an even, soft-focus look. It also makes makeup look better and last longer. Think of Smashbox's primer as the original blur - and the best way to start your makeup every day.

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

 

Apply a dime-size amount of primer to clean or moisturized skin, using fingertips, for complexion perfection. Follow with your favorite foundation (try Liquid Halo HD Foundation). To tame frizzies, try smoothing primer through wet or dry hair.
Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Trisiloxane, Silica, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Extract , Propylene Glycol, Water\Aqua\Eau, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Cola Acuminata (Kola) Seed Extract, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract.

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SmashboxTravel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer
 
4.5

(based on 275 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (219)
  • Goes on smoothly (172)
  • Lightweight (150)
  • Blends well (113)
  • Long-lasting (107)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (34)
  • Causes breakouts (10)
  • Doesn't stay on (8)
  • Too greasy (8)
  • Poor coverage (5)

Best Uses

  • Normal skin (82)
  • Sensitive skin (54)
  • Dry skin (53)
  • Full coverage (50)
  • Acne-prone or oily skin (45)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (108), Brand buyer (76), Natural style (21), Classic style (20), Trendy style (9)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (127), Fair (101), Deep (20)

Reviewed by 275 customers

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5.0

Amazing

By Amy

from Grand Rapids MI

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Good Value

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Normal Skin

    Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

    Fantastic primer! You won't be sorry you tried it

    • Age:
    • 18-29
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair
     
    5.0

    Great Primer!

    By Amc352

    from Ms

    About Me Trendy Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

      Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

      Smooth like silk. Not sticky. Does not cake. Best primer I have found!

      • Age:
      • 30-44
      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      5.0

      True Love!!

      By Fabby

      from Palm Beach, FL

      About Me Trendy Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Long Lasting

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Dry Skin
        • Normal Skin

        Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

        Best primer I have tried ❤

        • Age:
        • 18-29
        • Skin Tone:
        • Deep
         
        5.0

        So good love it!!

        By Reyna

        from Riverside ca

        About Me Classic Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Long Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Oily Skin

          Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

          I was trying to many primers but these one is my favorite it's so clearly and dry so fast and I can even felt if it's on my skin..

          • Age:
          • 18-29
          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          5.0

          Great Product

          By jen

          from gilroy ca

          About Me Classic Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Long Lasting

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Dry Skin
            • Normal Skin
            • Oily Skin

            Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

            Long lasting. Blends well

            • Age:
            • 18-29
            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair
             
            5.0

            My must have essential product

            By Sandra

            from Columbus Ohio

            About Me Classic Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply
            • Long Lasting

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Special Occasions

              Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

              I apply this on night when I go out just to make sure my makeup is flawless

              • Age:
              • 30-44
              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium
               
              3.0

              Its ok based off the suggestion

              By Ibrows

              from Gastonia, nc

              About Me Natural Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Smooth

              Cons

              • Oily

              Best Uses

              • Normal Skin

              Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

              This was suggested as a oily skin primer however it made me extremely oily and didn't help

              • Age:
              • 30-44
              • Skin Tone:
              • Deep
               
              5.0

              Comfortable and lightweight

              By Lucy

              from Michigan

              About Me Classic Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Normal Skin
                • Oily Skin

                Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                Smooth and easy to apply

                • Age:
                • 18-29
                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair
                 
                5.0

                Miracle Worker

                By Kitty

                from Salt Lake City, UT

                Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                Helps my makeup go on soooooo much smoother and keeps it looking decent even after 9 hours in the heat.

                 
                5.0

                Wonderful product

                By Nellie63

                from DeKalb IL

                About Me Classic Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Apply
                • Good Pigmentation
                • Good Value
                • Long Lasting
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • Dry Skin
                  • Normal Skin
                  • Oily Skin
                  • Sensitive Skin
                  • Special Occasions

                  Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                  I use this product every single day! I love it

                  • Age:
                  • 45-59
                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Medium

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                  8 Questions | 8 Answers
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                  • Q:

                    I've been having Troubles with my foundation kinda cracking up from my face, what kind of base of foundation would work well with this?
                    Asked on 8/12/2016 by Beautyyyy808 from Brighton, CO

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi There! We suggest using the the Photo Finish Foundation Primer under your makeup. It will make your foundation go on smoother and prevent it from oxidizing. Apply a pea size amount to your face using fingertips.

                      Answered on 8/17/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    Is this primer good for dry skin? What is the difference between this Photo Finish Foundation Primer and the Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light? In the store, the consistencies of the primer looked different (gel vs cream).
                    Asked on 5/14/2016 by Little Red from WA

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi There! Both Foundation Primers are considered gels. Primer Light is made with 60% water , so it has a lighter texture. For dry skin we recommend our Hydrating Primer. It will leave your skin feeling hydrated all day.

                      Answered on 5/16/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    How long will the travel size last me for daily usage?
                    Asked on 10/18/2015 by beauty snob

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      Just a pea sized amount is needed for your entire face, so one tube should last you a long time!

                      Answered on 10/27/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                  • Q:

                    does this go on after moisturizer and before the foundation?
                    Asked on 8/18/2015 by Vicki from 18801

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      Yes, precisely! 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.

                      Answered on 8/19/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                  • Q:

                    Will this work as a primer for the whole face? And will it also help control oil particularly in areas such as the nose and lids?
                    Asked on 1/17/2015 by Jen from Los Angeles,Ca

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      Photo Finish Foundation Primer should be applied all over the face for best results. It is not indicated for use on the eye area and is not recommended to be applied to the eyelids. This product is oil-free and does help to control excess oil.

                      Answered on 1/23/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    How many ounces?
                    Asked on 1/17/2015 by Babs

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      0.5 oz.

                      Answered on 1/21/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    My skin get oily throughout the day, will this help prevent that from happening?
                    Asked on 1/1/2015 by Tara from Columbus, Ga

                    1 answer

                  • Q:

                    Is this a oil based primer or a gel based primer.
                    Asked on 9/18/2014 by monica from United States

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      This primer is oil-free and silicone-based. It has a silky, weightless, gel-like texture.

                      Answered on 9/22/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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