Rated 4.53 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review OH MY GOODNESS!
I am EXTREMELY upset with myself. After spending tons of money on other primers while knowing this one existed the whole time, I continued to waste time and funds. One day I got so fed up with my cheaper primers and walked into Ulta and asked for a very good primer. The specialist suggested this wonderful primer and stated that it will be the best primer I have ever used. She was RIGHT!!! Flawless, lightweight, easy to apply. Smells good, long-lasting, effective. I literally screamed after applying my makeup. I work 9-hour days and my makeup lasts way beyond that. I have combination, acne-prone skin with some visible scarring, Kerry Washington complexion. This is the best primer I have ever used and it works wonders!!! It is worth every penny. A little goes a long way so the product amount in the tube is the perfect amount for the price. The tube is compact and light so it is easy to travel with. It goes on white at first but blends seamlessly with the skin once applied. I don't have to layer my foundation to correct my skin because it does it for me. It does not dry the skin. Instead, it leaves the skin looking healthy and moisturized. Please buy this!!!!!!!!! At least ask for a sample or borrow a friend's if you are still unsure. Trust me, you DO NOT want to look elsewhere for a primer!!!
Most Helpful Critical Review Not worth the hype.
I've used the original photofinish before and I liked it so I figured I would try the blend formula. I used it for a few days and I couldn't tell a difference in my skin or make-up application. It just didn't seem to do the job. I prefer the original formula as it has better coverage and your make-up stays on longer. I think the problem may be that I use mineral make-up and the 2 just don't go well together. I returned this and purchased BareMinerals brightening primer. SO much better. My skin really does look flawless.
Reviewed by 213 customers Don't like the finish on my face
Christy from Muscle Shoals, AL
The photo finish gave me a matte finish and with my dryer skin I need something more dewy. It did seem to even out the tone in my skin.
My New Best Friend!
Denise1953 from Lubbock, TX
This has totally changed my look! My sun spots are well concealed! I'm very happy with this product!
African American Woman, 37 from Missouri
Use the product after facial moisturizer and before foundation
Sunnybunny from Illinois
Love this product!
mm from MS
I use this primer under my bareminerals makeup. I have tried just about every primer from the cheapest to more expensive and always come back to this. It is non greasy and dries in 2 minutes unlike most other primers. My makeup goes on smooth with no blotches or cakey feeling. I highly recommend this especially under bareminerals powder foundation.
Covers all my imperfections
JAckie from Chicago, IL
Love how this covers my impurities on my face. I am self conscious of my scarring and this is great!
Not really sure
Roo from Garland,Texas
The cashier told me it was great to cover dark spots and even skin tone . I had to try it out but it didn't do much .
Perfect for using under makeup or by itself
Bells from Rockford IL
Great for on the go!
I would buy this product again!
Lisa from Seattle, WA
Best primer I've ever used and I've tried all the high end brands. It goes in so smooth and blurs our pores and any discoloration.
I love this product!
Lisa from Bolingbrook, IL
This product is so light weight and really helps even up your skin tone.
I will continue to buy this product!
Shirl from Colorado
I use this product over my moisturizer and under my makeup. I love this product!
Jan from Baltimore
Even though this is their "even tone" primer, it did nothing to even out my skin tones. It's very sheer and silky and disappears as soon as it touches my skin. It also caused my foundation to crease in certain areas. I'm returning it.
This product blends my makeup very well
Tisa Taylor from Chicago
I will continue to buy this product. . . Smashbox is great!
Susan from Princeton, New Jersey
This is absolutely a great product. My next purchase will be Smashbox (the one to get out the red in my face).
Marla from Irving. TX
Use every day! Best primer ever!
Unfortunately I had to return this product
Hele from Dublin ca
I was told this replaced the color correcting blend. It has no color try Stila one step much better product since they ruined the original smash box
Dallas85 from Battle Creek, Mi
Still looking for a good primer and foundation combination to cover a dark spot on my cheek. This primer is nice- light and smooth- but doesn't really help with dark spots. I'll keep and use it while my search continues because I do like the smoothness it provides.
I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a great primer that leaves your face feeling velvety smooth, but not if you're looking for specific dark spot correction.
Amy from Birmingham, AL
Best primer I've ever used.
Melissa from Houston Texas
Excellent base and tone
Love this primer
Jen from Houston
I've always used smashbox's primer for pores and was happy with how it glided on, but glad I experimented with this one.
Made for me
Kimaya from South Africa
I feel like Smashbox has me in mind when making this foundation because I have hyper pigmentation and this primer assists the foundation and my concealer in covering my problem areas up.
Deanne from Dallas, TX
I can use this on days that I don't wear makeup and it hides the veins in my cheek. It also helps my makeup go on smoother
This is my "Go To"
sippinshiraz from Seattle
This is a fabulous primer! I've used others, but this is it - hands down!
Tx natural from Tx
I use an IT flawless foundation brush to apply all over my face. It works great to even out my dark spots and freckles. I use my IT CC foundation over it and it looks great and natural; not spackly or clay like. Only complaint is it kind of balls up on my brush but I'm sure if you apply by hand it wouldn't do that.
Lisa from So Cal
Love this primer, so smooth and velvety