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SmashboxPhoto Finish Foundation Primer Light

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Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light

1.0 oz Item 2233965

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Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light is a super lightweight, transparent gel face primer that smoothes skin and creates a soft-focus finish.

Benefits:
  • Preps skin for flawless makeup application
  • Leaves skin silky smooth
  • Vitamin C & peptide blend protects skin from environmental pollutants, damage and stress
  • Cruelty-free

This water-based primer works for all skin types but is ideal for sensitive, acne-prone, oily or combination skin.

Formulated without Parabens, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Phthalates, Oil, Fragrance & Talc.

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Apply a sheer layer with fingertips before you start your makeup. Wear alone or under makeup.
Water\Aqua\Eau, Cyclopentasiloxane, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Polysilicone-11, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Decyl Glucoside, Carbomer, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Triethanolamine, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Phenoxyethanol.

Please be aware that ingredient lists may change or vary from time to time. Please refer to the ingredient list on the product package you receive for the most up to date list of ingredients.

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SmashboxPhoto Finish Foundation Primer Light
 
4.3

(based on 341 reviews)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (295)
  • Lightweight (276)
  • Goes on smoothly (189)
  • Blends well (151)
  • Long-lasting (132)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (50)
  • Doesn't stay on (24)
  • Poor coverage (16)
  • Causes breakouts (14)
  • Too greasy (10)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone or oily skin (129)
  • Sensitive skin (119)
  • Everyday (65)
  • Normal skin (47)
  • All skin types (45)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (115), Budget shopper (81), Natural style (49), Classic style (33), Trendy style (15)

Reviewed by 341 customers

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5.0

Love this product!! I use it daily!!

By LoB

from Southern California

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Easy To Take-off
  • Lightweight
  • Long Lasting
  • Noncomedogenic
  • Smooth

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types
    • Everyday
    • Going Out

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

    This is a lightweight primer, a thin layer of this primer goes on quickly, but makes a huge difference in the appearance and application of my liquid foundation and balances the color, leading to a smooth, natural look tgat wears well all day long. Your skin feels so smooth too!! It lasts me about 5-6 months, so it breaks down to less than $1/week for a flawless finish!!

     
    5.0

    A makeup necessity

    By H

    from MA

    About Me Classic Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

      This primer really changes the way you apply your makeup. It leaves your skin with a smooth finish and allows you to apply layers of makeup on top without it looking flaky, dry, or caked on.

       
      4.0

      Formula change??

      By Backatit

      from Eureka, CA

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Lightweight
      • Smooth

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

        Did the formula change? I recall this being less runny and more of a solidish product. I haven't used it in awhile but it's different

         
        5.0

        Best Primer on the Market

        By Jill

        from Boston, MA

        About Me Classic Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Lightweight
        • Long Lasting
        • Natural Looking
        • Smooth

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types
          • Everyday

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

          This primer is a game changer when it comes to applying makeup. It makes your skin look amazing because it sets a base for your actual make up. This is worth the money and lasts for months.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          A Must Have For Me

          By Nita

          from California

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

          I have tried so many primers in hopes to find a cheaper in price one, but I ALWAYS come bk to this one! My skin is oily and this just soaks into my skin, feels velvet-y, hides my pores. Makeup goes in flawless and stays on all day. Definitely worth the extra splurge!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Love!!!

          By Ultagrace

          from Covington

          About Me Trendy Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Long Lasting
          • Smooth

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday
            • Going Out

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

            I love this primer!! I have oily skin and it keeps my making looking smooth all day! I work at Ulta and recommend this all the time!

             
            5.0

            Great primer

            By Catmomma

            from Henderson, KY

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply
            • Lightweight
            • Smooth

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday
              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

              Very lightweight and easy to apply. I really like that it has no color as I am fair skinned and some primers are too darkly tinted.

               
              5.0

              GREAT product!

              By Sil!

              from Annapolis, Maryland

              About Me Classic Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Blends Well
              • Easy To Apply
              • Lightweight
              • Natural Looking
              • Smooth

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday
                • Going Out
                • Travel

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

                Non greasy / smooth / perfect after moisturizing and makeup coverage!

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Favorite Primer!

                By Nutmeg

                from Massachusetts

                About Me Classic Style

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Blends Well
                • Easy To Apply
                • Lightweight
                • Long Lasting
                • Natural Looking
                • Smooth

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • All Skin Types

                  Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

                  I have used this primer for years! I have combo/oily/acne prone/sensitive skin and was told to use this versus the classic PhotoFinish primer and I have not used anything else. A little goes a long way and it does make your skin look flawless!

                   
                  5.0

                  Better than the original!

                  By Liz

                  from Sacramento, CA

                  About Me Trendy Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Easy To Take-off
                  • Lightweight
                  • Long Lasting
                  • Smooth

                  Cons

                  • Smells a little weird

                  Best Uses

                  • All Skin Types

                  Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light:

                  Personally I used the original smash box photo finish primer for quite some time but I felt it was a bit too heavy and you had to apply too much. But the "light" version is so much better and spreads so easy. It has the same great long lasting performance and I would highly reccomend this

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                  • Q:

                    Hii i was wondering which primer would suit me better i have an oily t zone and my cheeks are quite normal but can be a little oily sometimes i have alot of opened pores on my cheeks and nose and i have an acne prone skin and tend to breakout frequently so am not sure is this one better for me or the pore minimizing one
                    Asked on 12/9/2017 by Leeya from Australia, perth

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi There! If you have sensitive skin we suggest Primer Light. If you don't have sensitive skin we suggest Pore Minimizing Primer... it will fill in pores and control oil for up to 8 hours... and you can even use it under, or over your makeup!

                      Answered on 12/12/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    Hi, I was wondering if this primer would work well to hydrate the skin and not dry it out, but at the same time keep the skin from getting oily throughout the day. Thanks!
                    Asked on 10/25/2017 by Smash box girl from undisclosed

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi There! We suggest using Primerizer if you want a primer that will hydrate the skin. In order to prevent your skin from getting oily we suggest using a longer foundation like Studioskin.

                      Answered on 10/26/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    Hello! I was wondering, the start of my day my skin is fine but throughout the day my t-zone gets more oily. And it's only my t-zone my cheeks are normal/fine. So which primer would be best the photo finish foundation primer or the photo finish foundation primer light?
                    Asked on 8/2/2017 by Anja from Chicago

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi There! If you have sensitive skin we suggest Primer Light. If you don't have sensitive skin we suggest the new Primer Stick... it will control your oil for up to 12 hours... and you can use it under, or over your makeup!

                      Answered on 8/3/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    What's the difference between photo finish foundation primer light and the regular one that didn't have light on it
                    Asked on 6/14/2017 by Dani from Mexico

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi There! Primer Light is made for sensitive skin, while the Original Primer is made for all skin types.

                      Answered on 6/15/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    My skin is combo... cheeks are normal .. Only my nose gets oily whenever i apply anything on it , whether it's foundation , primer etc
                    i dont have acne . I have some finelines .
                    What is the best Smashbox primer product for me ?
                    Asked on 6/13/2017 by Rudy from Egypt

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi There! We suggest the Pore Minimizing Primer. You can use it under or over your makeup. It's especially good for touch-ups.

                      Answered on 6/15/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    Can I use this product under my Bare Minerals original foundation? I use the lightest foundation - fair.
                    Asked on 5/28/2017 by kiki from Lansing, IL

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi There! Yes, the Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light can be used under any foundation.

                      Answered on 5/30/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    I have very sensitive and oily skin! I mean very very sensitive! Will this Primer cover my blemishes, and is it good for oily skin?
                    Asked on 4/3/2017 by beachluvr2 from Alabama

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi There! This primer is excellent for sensitive and oily skin. To cover blemishes we suggest a Smashbox foundation or concealer.

                      Answered on 4/3/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    I have oily, acne prone skin. I want something that can mattify and act as a barrier between my skin and my foundation. Will this product work best? I want to prevent clogged pores.
                    Asked on 2/17/2017 by Trey from Midland, MI

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi There! We suggest the Pore Minimizing Primer to mattify your skin and act as a barrier between your skin and foundation.

                      Answered on 2/21/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    Does this primer work well for mineral powder foundation? I only use mineral power foundation because I tend to break out and I have oily skin. I was wondering if this works well with that type of foundation.
                    Asked on 1/2/2017 by Makeup Lover from Charlotte, NC

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi There! Smashbox Primers work well with all foundations.

                      Answered on 1/2/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    For oily skin , which product is better to use the smashbox photo finish or the smashbox photo finish light ?
                    Asked on 11/26/2016 by Caddy from Ireland

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi There! We suggest the Photo Finish Primer Light for oily skin.

                      Answered on 11/27/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
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