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Photo Finish Foundation Primer

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#1 Face Primer Brand In The USA*

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Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer is a transparent face primer gel that smoothes skin and blurs flaws. It was developed to help makeup look better and last longer on set.

Benefits:
  • Makeup lasts hours & hours
  • Fills in fine lines & pores instantly
  • Glides on to give you a flawless finish
  • Lightweight & oil-free
  • Protects skin from environmental pollutants, damage & stress with antioxidants vitamin A, E and peptides
  • Ideal for all skin types
  • Cruelty-free

In a consumer study on 103 women after 1 week of use:
  • 93% saw blurred imperfections
  • 93% saw smoother skin
  • 91% saw minimized pores & lines
  • 95% said it helped makeup go on flawlessly
  • 94% said it worked well with their skin tone
  • 94% agreed foundation blended more easily

The first product developed at Smashbox Photo Studios L.A., Iconic Photo Finish Foundation Primer has been a makeup artist must-have for more than 15 years. It's still their #1-bestseller.

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

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Smooth a layer over clean, moisturized skin. Let it set for 15 seconds. Wear alone or under makeup. Can also be used over makeup for touchups.

Studio tip: Try it in your hair to tame frizzies.
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.

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
 
4.5

(based on 1282 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (1048)
  • Lightweight (945)
  • Blends well (624)
  • Goes on smoothly (619)
  • Smooth (450)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (126)
  • Causes breakouts (47)
  • Doesn't stay on (40)
  • Doesn't work (32)
  • Poor coverage (28)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (340)
  • Sensitive skin (330)
  • All skin types (249)
  • Normal skin (205)
  • Mature skin (185)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (346), Budget shopper (262), Natural style (218), Classic style (175), Trendy style (79)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

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5.0

love the consistency

By Lexi

from iowa

Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

love this product for filling pores

 
5.0

My holy grail!!

By Jazie

from Ontario

About Me Classic Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Lightweight
  • Long Lasting
  • Smooth

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types
    • Everyday

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

    I've tried A LOT of face primers and I always come back to this one! This is the only primer that completely blurs out my pores and makes my skin look super smooth and flawless!!!! Definitely recommend it!!!

     
    2.0

    Not right for me

    By H

    from Rochester ny

    About Me Classic Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Easy To Take-off
    • Smooth

    Cons

    • Ineffective

    Best Uses

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

      This product made my face greasy throughout the day. I don't have oily skin but the photo finish lite was way superior.

       
      5.0

      The only primer I will use

      By Ultamonster85

      from Dallas

      About Me Classic Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

        I have used this primer for years now and will continue because it allows my make up application to blend easily and coverage last all day.

         
        5.0

        Smashbox

        By Dee

        from Linthicum Heights Md

        About Me Classic Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Lightweight
        • Smooth

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

            I love how Smashbox is so smooth to apply

             
            5.0

            This is the produc I never want to be without

            By Helbelle

            from Erie, PA

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply
            • Lightweight
            • Smooth

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Skin Types

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

              This is the best product I've ever used to prepare my face for foundation. It's great!

               
              5.0

              OMG

              By Gabby

              from Monroe, Michigan

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

              I got this as one of my free samples and I HAD to use it you know lol. I was super excited, got that sucker open and let me just tell you straight up, this is the BEST primer ever. My makeup has never EVER looked so good, or lasted so long. I definitely will be buying a full size bottle of this and I suggest you do too.

               
              5.0

              Love it!

              By Mjtwo

              from Reno

              About Me Natural Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                It's fantastic! I been trying to find one, after I couldn't get the one ,I used to love. Its not greasy, unlike a few other brands. Blends well, I am very pleased.

                 
                5.0

                I always use this primer.

                By Natural Nan

                from Rochester, New York

                About Me Natural Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday
                  • Sensitive Skin
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                  This primer is smooth, easy to apply, and looks natural.

                   
                  5.0

                  My favorite primer

                  By JP

                  from Tampa

                  About Me Classic Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Long Lasting
                  • Smooth

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday

                    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                    I have tried other primers but keep coming back to this. It provides a smooth base for my foundation lasting all day.

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                    • Q:

                      I have a lot of acne scarring and texture on my cheek area, will this primer help smooth that out for me?
                      Asked on 2/6/2018 by Lara from Massachusetts

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi There! Yes, the Photo Finish Foundation Primer is designed to minimize texture, smooth imperfections and blur fine lines and wrinkles.

                        Answered on 2/9/2018 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                    • Q:

                      I have acne prone skin. Does this product clog pores or make you break out? Is there a primer good for sensitive and acne prone skin (preferably one without acne treatments on it)?
                      Asked on 1/31/2018 by Newbie Mom from Columbia, SC

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi There! All of our primers have been tested for all skin types. If you are looking for good primer for sensitive skin we suggest Primerizer or Primer Oil.

                        Answered on 2/5/2018 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                    • Q:

                      I use boots # 7 face and eye wrinkle serum and then moisturizer. Can you suggest what moisturizer I should use before applying this product. Also I have some redness and scarring due to hair removal. What primer is best for that
                      Asked on 1/26/2018 by Gina from portland Maine

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        We suggest Primerizer. It's a 2-in-1 moisturizer and foundation primer. It will hydrate your skin and keep your makeup on all day.

                        Answered on 1/29/2018 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                    • Q:

                      Hi, I'm 55 and looking for a primer for dry skin and to hide some wrinkles.
                      Asked on 1/24/2018 by Sheela from portage, In

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        We suggest Primerizer. It's a 2-in-1 moisturizer and foundation primer. It will hydrate your skin and keep your makeup on all day.

                        Answered on 1/29/2018 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                    • Q:

                      which is better porefessional or this one?
                      Asked on 12/17/2017 by m from undisclosed

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi Gorgeous! We LOVE the Photo Finish Foundation Primer because it blur imperfections and locks on makeup for a flawless finish that will last all day.

                        Answered on 12/18/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                    • Q:

                      Hi I am 44 and I have large pores and a normal skin type, will this primer work for me?
                      Asked on 11/20/2017 by Carmen from undisclosed

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi There! We suggest Primerizer for a 44 year old with large pores and normal skin. It's a moisturizer and a primer in one. You'll love the way your skin looks and feels!

                        Answered on 11/27/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                    • Q:

                      Does this primer work well with stick foundations? I use the hourglass stick foundation with a beauty blender to blend it out and don't want the primer to lift or rub off.
                      Asked on 11/15/2017 by kathleen from Los Angeles, Ca

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi There! Yes, the Photo Finish Foundation Primer will work under stick foundations.

                        Answered on 11/16/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                    • Q:

                      I have combination skin, dry patches here and there and a very oily t-zone, nose, and chin. Which primer would work best on my skin type
                      Asked on 11/3/2017 by Jane from Hatfield, PA

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi There! We suggest Primer Oil. It's formulated with 15 essential oils to improve dry skin... you might even find you're less oily. If you happen to get oily throughout the day in your T-Zone us the Primer Stick to touch-up.

                        Answered on 11/6/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                    • Q:

                      Does this work best if you apply foundation immediately after applying primer, or do you need to wait for it to dry first? Never used a primer before.
                      Asked on 10/20/2017 by lunakitty from Bismarck, US

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi There! You do not need to wait for the Photo Finish Foundation Primer to dry. You can apply your foundation whenever you are ready.

                        Answered on 10/23/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                    • Q:

                      is this a matte primer?
                      Asked on 7/19/2017 by fatty06 from US

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi There! The Photo Finish Foundation Primer is considered to have a matte finish.

                        Answered on 7/20/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
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