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Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing

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Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing is an oil-free, mattifying face primer that instantly blurs flaws, reduces the appearance of pores and controls oil for up to 8 hours.

Benefits:
  • Dramatically reduces the look of pores
  • Mattifies shine & controls oil all day
  • Smoothes & preps skin for makeup
  • Won't clog pores or cause breakouts
  • Water-resistant, smooth-glide texture
  • Leaves a soft, even finish
  • Cruelty-free

In a consumer study on 99 women after 1 use:
  • 97% saw the look of pores minimized
  • 97% said skin felt smoother
  • 96% felt makeup went on smoother

In a consumer study on 99 women after 1 week of use:
  • 93% said it worked well with their skin tone
  • 90% said it helped makeup last all day
  • 90% said makeup required fewer touch-ups

Photo Finish Pore Minimizing Foundation Primer is an Allure Best of Beauty winner. It works for all skin types but is ideal for oily and combination skin. It pairs best with liquid or cream foundation. This primer is non-acnegenic and ophthalmologist tested.

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

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Warm with fingers before applying. Smooth a sheer layer over clean, moisturized skin. Wear alone, under Studio Skin foundation or even over makeup.

Studio tip: Pat over or under makeup anywhere you need a bit of shine control.
Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Silica, Isononyl Isononanoate, Isododecane, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Lauroyl Lysine, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phytosteryl/Octyldodecyl Lauroyl Glutamate, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Methicone, Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate, Water\Aqua\Eau, Coconut Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499).

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 Pore Minimizing
 
4.2

(based on 450 reviews)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (339)
  • Lightweight (285)
  • Blends well (249)
  • Smooth (187)
  • Long lasting (151)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (39)
  • Doesn't work (29)
  • Poor coverage (23)
  • Doesn't stay on (21)
  • Difficult to apply (19)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (155)
  • All skin types (102)
  • Sensitive skin (90)
  • Going out (68)
  • Acne-prone or oily skin (57)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (118), Brand buyer (93), Budget shopper (66), Classic style (63), Trendy style (37)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

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5.0

This is the best primer I've used.

By Karen O

from San Jose, Ca

About Me Trendy Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types
    • Everyday
    • Going Out
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

    Love this product!

     
    5.0

    The best Primer I've ever found

    By Moe the MakeUp Lover

    from Macon, GA

    About Me Trendy Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types
      • Everyday
      • Going Out
      • Sensitive Skin
      • Travel

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

      This is the best primer I've ever found!! I've tried just about everything out there and this is by far the best! Doesn't make me break out and I have very acne prone skin and it's actually cleared up my skin so much!!

       
      5.0

      In love with this primer!! The best!!

      By Anggie

      from Highland mills, NY

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Too expensive

      Best Uses

      • Everyday

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

      Tge BEST!!

       
      3.0

      Go for it if you have healthy skin

      By Lena

      from London

      About Me Natural Style

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Easy To Take-off
      • Long Lasting
      • Natural Looking

      Cons

      • Ineffective
      • Irritates Skin

      Best Uses

      • Going Out

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

      This product is good for very hydrated and healthy skin, it does cover pores and easy to apply. However I wouldn't recommend it for people who have eczema or very dry skin as it highlights the dry patches of your face,and makes it way worse if you use it daily. Makeup is easy to apply and stays on, but after the primer sets, the texture feels very dry. People with dry skin must avoid it, but it works wonders on normal skin.

       
      5.0

      Love it!

      By NikkiG

      from Atlanta, GA

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types
        • Everyday
        • Going Out
        • Sensitive Skin
        • Travel

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

        Best makeup primer I've used

         
        4.0

        My new go to!!!

        By Staceylynn

        from Pasadena,TX

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

          Will buy again!!

           
          5.0

          Really like this

          By prod junkie

          from SC

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

            This was recommended to me by one of the store advisers. I really like this, takes away the shine, leaves a matte finish, helps with covering large pores. Feels like velvet going on. Lasts almost all day.

             
            3.0

            GOOD for oily skin - BAD for dry skin

            By Bailey

            from Blacksburg, VA

            About Me Classic Style

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Long Lasting
            • Mattifying
            • Pore Filling

            Cons

            • Dry
            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Going Out
            • Oily Skin
            • Pore Filling

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

            This product is good for what it's made for: pore minimizing. I can't apply it anywhere on my face other than on my nose, and my skin has to be super hydrated even for that because this does not do well on dry (or even normal) skin. It tends to break up my makeup otherwise. Would not recommend applying this where you don't need it!

             
            5.0

            Absolutely love it.

            By Ginger

            from Annapolis

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Skin Types
              • Everyday

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

              Haven't had any problems.

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              It really does give you a photo finish skin!!

              By Dannie Pooh

              from Little Rock, AR

              About Me Natural Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Skin Types
                • Everyday
                • Going Out

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

                It works best when your face is nice and hydrated.

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                • Q:

                  Is this product silicone free?
                  Asked on 8/10/2017 by Olivia from IN

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Yes, this primer is silicone-based.

                    Answered on 8/14/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                • Q:

                  Does this have silicons?
                  Asked on 8/2/2017 by Sharon from NORTH CAROLINA

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi There! The Pore Minimizing Primer does contain dimethicone (a derivative of silicone).

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

                  Hello. Is there a certain way to apply this primer? Like should I pat it on or rub on?
                  Asked on 7/25/2017 by Keezy from St. Louis, MO

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi There! We suggest warming the primer between your fingertips before patting it onto the skin. You can use it over or under makeup.

                    Answered on 7/27/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                • Q:

                  is this product safe? do i need to wash my hands after applying itto my face with my hands? i have a lot of anxiety with chemicals and just would like to know if this will harm me if i leave it on my hands. thank you
                  Asked on 7/11/2017 by melissa from kansas

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi There! This product is safe. It has been tested for all skin types. You can leave it on your hands.

                    Answered on 7/12/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                • Q:

                  Is this primer clear, white, or purple?
                  Asked on 1/8/2017 by liv from nevada

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi There! The primer is white when it is extracted from the tube. It when turn clear when you rub it between your fingertips before applying.

                    Answered on 1/10/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                • Q:

                  Will this primer work under Bare Mineral Original Foundation?
                  Asked on 8/28/2016 by Mendy

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Yes, all Smashbox primers are compatible with all foundations including Bare Minerals Original Foundation.

                    Answered on 9/5/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                • Q:

                  I have very oily skin in my t zone I true the benefit poor less primer to see if it would help so my foundation does not crack up on me but it did not work for me is this good for oily skin to keep my foundation in place? If not what is the best product I'm very oily specially my nose area
                  Asked on 8/23/2016 by Tania from Santa Rosa ca

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    This Pore Minimizing Primer is formulated for all skin types including oily skin. It provides a matte finish and absorbs oil all day for flawlessly smooth, shine-free skin.

                    Answered on 8/25/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                • Q:

                  I have big pores and occasional blemishes, I need a good primer and foundation with full coverage. Do you think this is the primer for me? And do you have any suggestions for a full coverage foundation; preferably not one with a matte finish
                  Asked on 7/11/2016 by Cake face from Dallas Texas

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi There! The Pore Minimizing Primer will definitely work if you have large pores and the occasional blemish. Just warm the product between your fingertips and press onto problem areas. For a full coverage foundation try our Studio Skin Foundation. It is waterproof and heat resistant and will last for a Full 15 Hours!!!

                    Answered on 7/11/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                • Q:

                  does it work for oily skin ?
                  Asked on 6/21/2016 by jazmine from los angeles

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    This primer is formulated for all skin types including oily skin. It provides a matte finish and absorbs oil all day for flawlessly smooth, shine-free skin.

                    Answered on 6/23/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                • Q:

                  I have acne scars that have left indentions in my cheeks, like little pits, will this help smooth them over?
                  Asked on 5/17/2016 by Nicole

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi There! Yes, the Pore Minimizing Primer will help to smooth the overall appearance of the skin.

                    Answered on 5/19/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
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