Rated 4.52 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Best Surprise Ever!
I thought when I first saw this it was just overpriced water in a pump bottle. I got a travel size as a bonus when I ordered online - glad to say I was WRONG! I absolutely love this! I use it after moisturizer, or, if I'm pressed for time, by itself before foundation. The trick is ladies, and this goes for any primer, let it dry before your next step, don't just spritz and start applying your foundation. It only takes a minute or less, especially if you'll fan yourself. I would buy this by the gallon if I could, it makes my skin feel great, keeps my makeup from settling into my 53 year old not-so-fine lines, I love it!
Most Helpful Critical Review Not so great by itself
I honestly didn't think this was going to work but I must say, I'm glad I tries this. I usually wear the photo finish primer and that works great so I thought I'd try this as a back up for when I run out of the other primer. I tried this on its own as just a base and it was okay. today I tries it as a base, then added my camera ready primer then did a quick spritz of this on top of my makeup. the combination worked wonders and my makeup looked as new as it did when I first applied it in the morning, 12 hours later.
By itself, it's okay but in conjunction with the camera ready primer it's awesome.
Reviewed by 1085 customers Definitely does the job
Jess O from Alaska
This Priming water definitely does the job and both sets and refreshes the face for an all day wear. I'm giving it 4 stars only because it doesn't smell very good. If it smelled better or even if it didn't smell like anything at all I would be giving 5 start.
Gatorade for your face
M from NC
Love this alcohol free priming and setting spray!!!!
holy grail out of all holy grails
spookypookie13 from USA
i've been using this for years as both my primer and setting spray. i've got combination skin and this keeps everything in place for 12+hrs, with only light blotting needed on oily areas but no slippage. out of all the others i've used (all urban decay setting spray variations, the other smashbox primers, caudelie facial mist, NYX matte setting spray, hourglass, KVD, etc; only YSL touche eclat primer comes close) - i always come back to this one. works great with all of my foundations and concealers.
Works for priming and setting
skits from FL
This is the only priming/setting spray I'll use. The scent is refreshing and my makeup stays in place all day. After applying, I use my damp sponge to lightly press the product onto my face so it dries faster. I have sensitive-combo skin, this does not irritate me.
I would not buy this again
Emma H from Westminster, Maryland
I have sensitive and oily skin. This has clogged my pores and caused breakouts. I have used this as a primer and it definitely didn't last all day- my makeup ran and came off easily. Not impressed unfortunately.
Must have product
Melissa from Pennsylvania
A must have supply. So many uses for this spray...and doesn't make my face breakout
Favorite setting spray
kuromi from New York, NY
This is my favorite setting spray. It makes your skin look super bright, hydrated, and dewy. Really great for fixing the appearance of cakey foundation too. I wish they sold a travel size bottle for that reason to touch up through the day rather than transfer it into a smaller bottle to carry around. My makeup lasts long and stays looking vibrant, I always keep a backup because I can't go without it, Smashbox please don't discontinue this one!!!
Great Lightweight Primer & Perfect for Multitasking
Lauren from Denver
I bought this as a lightweight primer for summer. I would definitely recommend if you have oily skin and are looking for a primer that won't add oiliness or shine. I apply liberally and then allow to dry before applying foundation.
boots&balletshoes from Granbury Tx
Okay y'all, I'm never going back!! This is awesome for priming, also great for setting the makeup. But. This is the best part.. it smoothes allllll of the powders that tend to look like they're just sitting on the skin then they look like they've been melted into the skin. Just gorgeous.
jessy from California
i love to spray this on food everyday great flavor and also good for face.
My Go To
Renee the Makeup Novice from Savannah, GA
I use this to set my powder before I apply my foundation. My makeup is set for the rest of the day! I don't have to do any touchups!
Ash from NC
I use this as a primer as well as a setting spray. Love it!
MiaF. from San Antonio
I began using this in place of Urban Decays B6 vitamin spray. I was cautious with my oily sensitive skin. But the ulta I shopped at removed the B6 from their store. So unless I ordered online (which I hate because I test before I buy) I wouldn't have my primer spray. The sales girl convinced me that it is almost the same if not better than the B6 so I decided to try it. I'm glad I did! It makes my pores look diminished. It helps seal my oil from coming through. And it feels like it dries to a matte finish.
Luc from PDX
This is great for after using powder foundation. It doesn't have alcohol dentures like in most setting sprays. I've never liked their limited edition scents but the original is subtle and pleasant. I switch between this product, MAC fix+, and Too Faced 3-in-1 Hangover Spray. The three combo well together.
Never leave the house without using this
Beauty31 from Colorado
This is the best for dry air. I do not use a powder to set my makeup in as I live in Colorado/dry air. This leaves a nice dewy glow while keeping my makeup in place all day. I use it both before applying my makeup and as a setting spray. I've gone through 5 bottles in the last 2 years. The best!
Laura from Indiana
Best primer spray on the market
Found a way to use it for oily skin
Oily face from Indiana
Let me start by saying that I have really extremely oily skin. I have PCOS so it's very difficult for me to keep my makeup matte. I prep my skin, use Garnier mouisturizer the green container, THEN after a few minutes I spray this primer water, let it dry and apply the covergirl matte face primer and apply my revlon foundation. After everything is applied I set my foundation with the mineral setting powder from ulta and then I sealed my routine with the nyx matte setting spray. My makeup lasts from 12-15hrs on a very busy shift.
best primer ever
mowings from texas
the best primer water ever. makes such a difference with my foundation.
wanted to love it
kaysee from West Covina, CA
I bought this because I've heard AMAZING things about it over the past few years. It was too tacky for my preference, so my foundation was patchy—mind you I use their Studio Skin foundation so I figured this product would work well with their own product. I also had some break outs on my cheek which got most of the application.
What is this magic!?
KarieP from Raeford, NC
I have pretty oily skin, but I have problems with foundations adhering to my nose. This product makes every single foundation look FLAWLESS on my nose. It's freakin magic. I will repurchase over and over. I know it's expensive, but it is so worth it!
Ivy from Texas
This is my absolute favorite setting spray!! Used this on vacation in Florida. We would spend all day at the theme parks in the heat, humidity, and rain and my makeup lasted throughout the whole day. Afterwards, I bought the full size and use this everyday now. I love it, especially as a Texas college student whose walking between classes in the heat and taking random naps throughout the day this setting spray is essential to keeping my makeup in place.
Didn't make a difference
Cindy from Missouri
I didn't think this make a difference on me. I prefer urban decay.
LadyB from NY
This product stinks. I don't know how it has high ratings. For a primer "water" it is quite drying. I have tried this as a primer and a setting spray and I am not a fan of this for either. I love smashbox but this is a fail. I don't even have super dry skin but this product can get my skin feeling like it.
Girl from Harrisburg
Breaks me out so bad!!!!
Primer not setting
AG19 from Orlando, FL
I like to use this as a primer when I am wearing a more dewy foundation and I need it to really stick down because this gives me a little bit of a tacky finish. I would definitely not use this as a setting spray. I don't like the way it sprays out, but if I am just using it to prime it doesn't really matter.