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SmashboxPhoto Finish Primer Oil

Smashbox

Photo Finish Primer Oil

1.0 oz Item 2297602

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Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil is an ultra-light, fast-absorbing oil that doubles as face primer to prep skin for flawless makeup application. It gives you a radiant, youthful look with a dewy finish.

Benefits:
  • Preps skin for makeup
  • Moisturizes for seamless makeup application
  • Instantly absorbs & adds radiance
  • Reduces the appearance of dry fine lines
  • Blended with 15 lipid-rich plant extracts & essential oils including moisturizing jojoba + calming chamomile
  • Strengthens the skin's barrier

In a consumer study on 100 women after 1 use:
  • 96% said skin felt moisturized
  • 95% said it quickly absorbed into skin
  • 92% said skin felt nourished

In a consumer study on 100 women after 1 week of use:
  • 95% said skin didn't feel greasy or slick
  • 89% said makeup looked good all day
  • 87% felt foundation blended more easily

This product is non-acnegenic and dermatologist-tested. Morning and evening application adds increased moisture in just four weeks. Not ideal for oily skin.

Formulated without Paraben, Phthalates, Silicone, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate & Talc.

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Using fingertips, massage two drops onto clean skin. Use morning and night. Allow primer to absorb into skin before applying makeup. Use over makeup. Pat it above cheekbones for an extra dewy glow.

Studio tip: Apply a few drops to split ends, cuticles, elbows and clavicle for a dewy, youthful sheen.
Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Squalane, Tocopherol, Anogeissus Leiocarpus Bark Extract, Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Seed Extract, Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) Extract\Extrait D'orge, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Extract, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Calophyllum Inophyllum (Tamanu) Seed Oil, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Rosa Canina (Rose) Fruit Oil, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Oil, Cholesterol, Water\Aqua\Eau, Polysorbate 60, Linoleic Acid, Linalool, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate.

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 Primer Oil
 
4.6

(based on 201 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Goes on smoothly (97)
  • Moisturizes well (96)
  • Smells great (79)
  • Absorbs quickly (74)
  • Long lasting (68)

Cons

  • Too greasy or heavy (8)
  • Bad smell (4)
  • Doesn't absorb well (3)
  • Not long-lasting (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (138)
  • Dryness (62)
  • Deep moisturization (53)
  • After shower/bath (36)
  • Women (25)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (79), Budget shopper (29), Survivalist / minimalist (25), Brand buyer (23), Beauty expert (22)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (35), 10 minutes (16), 1+ hour (7)

Reviewed by 201 customers

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5.0

Love this!!

By LeeAnn D

from Auburndale FL

About Me Minimalist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Absorbs Quickly
  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Long Lasting
  • Moisturizes Well
  • Not Greasy
  • Smells Great

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Deep Moisturization
    • Dryness

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil:

    I received a sample of this with ipsy and feel in love with it! I have suffered with dry skin my entire life and finding something that works is major in my daily life.

     
    4.0

    I love this product!

    By Gabby

    from New York, NY

    About Me Beauty Conscious, Beauty Expert, Skin Care Professional

    Pros

    • Goes On Smoothly
    • Moisturizes Well
    • Smells Great

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • After Shower/Bath
      • Daily Use
      • Deep Moisturization
      • Dryness

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil:

      I love this product! It has two uses: to primer, & skincare. I don't use this often as a primer as I do find it makes me oily by my brows, but when I do my foundation looks 10/10. It makes my made up skin look super soft & natural. No cake at all. I used this more as a skincare product, applying it both day & night. NYC winters are brutal and this product keeps my skin clear & well moisturized. Definitely worth the price tag.

       
      5.0

      obsessed

      By Jahneya

      from northern maine

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil:

      it makes my skin feel so soft and it help my dry skin makes my makeup look flawless I pair it with benefit porefessional primer

       
      5.0

      obsessed

      By Jahneya

      from northern maine

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil:

      it makes my skin feel so soft and it help my dry skin makes my makeup look flawless I pair it with benefit porefessional primer

       
      5.0

      recommended by one of your saleslady and love it

      By fey

      from mi

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Absorbs Quickly
      • Goes On Smoothly
      • Long Lasting
      • Moisturizes Well
      • Not Greasy
      • Smells Great

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • After Shower/Bath
        • Daily Use
        • Deep Moisturization
        • Dryness

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil:

        look oily at first but once you apply it very smooth

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Just what my makeup routine needed

        By Annie Bananie

        from Orlando

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Absorbs Quickly
        • Goes On Smoothly
        • Moisturizes Well
        • Not Greasy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • After Shower/Bath
          • Daily Use
          • Dryness

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil:

          I used to have little dry patches on my skin, but this has fixed it 100%. My best result was I did a nice face scrub and moisturized, applied the oil primer, went along with my makeup routine, and it has the nicest finish. My makeup went on looking so smooth and no dry patches or anything. It lasts all day too. My skin has been noticeably more vibrant too even without makeup. The oil is just so moisturizing to my skin- without it being or looking oily as all. Lovee!
          Only negative is i would not put this primer on your eyes!! My eye shadow has creased a little bit. Try a different primer for that.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I LOVE THIS

          By Fae

          from NC

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Absorbs Quickly
          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Long Lasting
          • Moisturizes Well
          • Not Greasy
          • Smells Great

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • After Shower/Bath
            • Daily Use
            • Dryness

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil:

            This primer oil is one of the best I've tried! It smells lovely. It's hard to place, maybe honeysuckle? I absolutely love it. I've even noticed my skin starting to clear up. I've been using this oil a little over a week day and night.

             
            5.0

            A really good primer!

            By Em

            from Maryland

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Absorbs Quickly
            • Goes On Smoothly
            • Moisturizes Well
            • Not Greasy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil:

              I absolutely love this primer oil! I use it in the morning before I put on my makeup and at night after I take off my makeup. I am known to get a few spots here and there and when I saw a review of this primer, that said that it helped clear up any problem areas, I wanted to try it for myself. I ordered it online and have been using it for 2 weeks now and my skin has cleared up a great amount! I was very surprised to see the difference. I haven't changed anything else besides this product in my skincare routine and it's just amazing :)

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              AMAZING!!!! Dry skin, foundation issues are solved!

              By Tina G

              from Chino, CA

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Goes On Smoothly
              • Long Lasting
              • Moisturizes Well

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Dryness

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil:

                This stuff is absolutely AMAZING for my dry skin! Why didn't I know about primer oil sooner?! As I neared 50 years old my skin was getting dryer. I have struggled with foundations for years because of this. I tried 20+ different kinds of foundations, but they either didn't' have enough coverage or they looked cakey half way through the day. Just when I thought I found the right foundation summer ended and the California Fall weather dried out my skin and my makeup looked awful. No one ever even suggested a primer oil to solve my problems. Thank goodness Ulta had an advertised special so I could not only save money, but also become aware of this fantastic solution for my dry skin. My Barepro foundation (another amazing product) and my concealer now goes on so smooth and stays all day. No more cakey make up or concealer settling in the lines. My makeup looks great and my skin is so much softer. I even dab it on under my eyes after I finish my makeup to smooth out the concealer even further, and that works wonderfully. It's not too oily for me at all and a little goes a long way. This stuff is a total game changer for me!!

                 
                5.0

                I LOVE this product!

                By kay

                from oklahoma

                About Me Beauty Conscious

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Long Lasting
                • Moisturizes Well
                • Not Greasy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Deep Moisturization
                  • Dryness

                  Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil:

                  This product is amazing I bought the NYX dewy me up but it did absolutely nothing to my face but this one did. It made my face super hydrated & when I put my foundation over it, it just makes it look sooo flawless!

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                  • Q:

                    How much product comes in it?
                    Asked on 1/12/2018 by Maddy from Massachusetts

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Photo Finish Primer Oil comes in 1.0 oz.

                      Answered on 1/17/2018 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    What type of foundation would this work with? Silicone or water based?
                    Asked on 12/14/2017 by Sydney from Raleigh, NC

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi Gorgeous! The Photo Finish Primer Oil has been tested for all formulations of foundation. Pair it with our Studio Skin foundation for a flawless look that will last a full 15 Hours!

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

                    Would this make my foundation/concealer oxidize? I know oil can make stuff oxidize, but I haven't heard anyone talk about it with this.
                    Asked on 11/16/2017 by Linsey from New Jersey

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi There! The Photo Finish Primer Oil will not make your foundation oxidize. the unique mix of essential oils will make your makeup last all day and keep it color-true.

                      Answered on 11/20/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    I use powder foundation. Is this product suitable ?
                    Asked on 8/4/2017 by Jodi from Ohio

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi There! Yes, the Photo Finish Primer Oil works very well under powder foundation.

                      Answered on 8/7/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    Would this work well as an oil to blend out cream contour? I would like to use this to help my cream contour blend easier. Is this better than the farsali gold oil drops or no?
                    Asked on 7/26/2017 by BeautyGuru115 from Salem, OR

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi There! The Photo Finish Primer Oil can be used under cream contours and foundations. It's the perfect paring! It will definitely help you blend your contour.

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

                    hello.. is it non-comedogenic?
                    Asked on 3/20/2017 by edna from georgia

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Smashbox does not make non-comedogenic claims. Photo Finish Primer Oil works for all skin types: dry, normal, even oily. It is a lightweight oil with no greasy residue. We recommend applying this product after any treatments/serums, moisturizer, and before your foundation.

                      Answered on 3/20/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    Would this help with anti aging needs? I noticed it had some really good oils in it used in anti aging products.
                    Asked on 3/3/2017 by val

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi There! Yes, the Photo Finish Primer Oil is "Like' a serum. It contains many oils that are anti aging and hydrating.

                      Answered on 3/6/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    I only have started using it for 3-4 days and have seen my face becoming dry. Should i carry on using it?
                    Asked on 2/18/2017 by Cammy from London

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi There! The Photo Finish Primer Oil should hydrate your skin. If you continue to feel dry we suggest the Hydrating Primer.

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

                    Will this product work with oil based foundation? Also will it fill in pores and fine lines? Thanks:)
                    Asked on 2/14/2017 by Wjwhit from Chesapeake, va

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi There! We suggest Primer Light for oil based foundations. This will fill in pores and fine lines.

                      Answered on 2/17/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    I have seen people using an oil like this and then cream contour kits to apply foundation, can the oil be used to do that?
                    Asked on 10/31/2016 by lashsergeant from maryland

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi There! The Photo Finish Primer Oil can be used under cream contours and foundations. It's the perfect paring!

                      Answered on 10/31/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
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