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Photo Finish Pore Minimizing Primer

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Photo Finish Pore Minimizing Primer

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Smashbox Photo Finish Pore Minimizing Primer 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.

Please note packaging may vary from image shown.

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 Pore Minimizing Primer
 
4.2

(based on 468 reviews)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (353)
  • Lightweight (297)
  • Blends well (261)
  • Smooth (201)
  • Long lasting (158)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (39)
  • Doesn't work (33)
  • Poor coverage (25)
  • Doesn't stay on (22)
  • Difficult to apply (21)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (165)
  • All skin types (109)
  • Sensitive skin (94)
  • Going out (72)
  • Acne-prone or oily skin (57)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (127), Brand buyer (93), Classic style (68), Budget shopper (66), Trendy style (40)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

Reviewed by 468 customers

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3.0

I prefer the original

By Jillifred

from Tn

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Lightweight
  • Smooth

Cons

  • Ineffective

Best Uses

  • All Skin Types

Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Pore Minimizing Primer:

This is a good primer and goes on silky. I doesn't do what I thought it was going to and I much more prefer the original to this one. I will buy the original again but probably not this one

 
2.0

Overpriced

By Marle

from Harrisonburg

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Pore Minimizing Primer:

Too expensive

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My new go to

By Lj

from Port Angeles Washington

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Easy To Apply
  • Good Pigmentation
  • Lightweight
  • Smooth

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Pore Minimizing Primer:

    It applies so well and leave such a smooth surface to apply my foundation. Love. Love this product

     
    5.0

    My new staple

    By KC

    from Paso Robles, Ca

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Pore Minimizing Primer:

      This product really does help minimize the appearance of pores. It's the best I have found.

       
      1.0

      No

      By Paige

      from Butler pa

      About Me Trendy Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Clumpy
        • Difficult to Apply
        • Heavy
        • Ineffective

        Best Uses

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Pore Minimizing Primer:

          I didn't like how it made my skin look. It did not go on smooth at all. I returned it after two uses

           
          5.0

          Love this , makes my skin smooth !

          By Red

          from Ohio

          About Me Natural 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
            • Going Out

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Pore Minimizing Primer:

            Great texture goes on makes my skin feel wonderful

             
            5.0

            Makes my pores appear smaller!

            By Nadia

            from Mt Vernon

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Pore Minimizing Primer:

            I bought this as a sample just to try it out, but I just bought the full size because of how great this primer is! It definitely minimizes my pores, but it also goes on smooth and evens my face. Love this product!

             
            2.0

            Primer

            By Cat

            from Kingsburg

            About Me Trendy Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Ineffective
            • Poor Coverage

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Pore Minimizing Primer:

            I felt that this primer didn't really minimize my pores disappointed wasn't worth buying!

             
            4.0

            I'm buying this product again!

            By Nurse Manga

            from Miller Place,NY

            About Me Classic Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Pore Minimizing Primer:

              This product is great! I can see a difference using this.

               
              5.0

              Great product!

              By Alyssa

              from SLC, UT

              About Me Classic Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Skin Types
                • Everyday

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Pore Minimizing Primer:

                I love this primer! I helps minimize my pores and gives a natural finish. Some days I go without foundation and I just wear primer. It's got a nice finish!

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                • Q:

                  What powder would you suggest wearing with this product for very oily skin?
                  Asked on 2/23/2018 by Betsy from St. Louis

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi There! The Pore Minimizing Primer is excellent for oily skin. You can use it under or over your makeup. It makes a great substitute for powder.

                    Answered on 2/26/2018 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                • 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
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