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Photo Finish Primer Oil

Smashbox

Photo Finish Primer Oil

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#1 Face Primer Brand In The USA*

*NPD US Prestige Beauty Tracking Service, 12 months ending September 2017.

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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Please note packaging may vary from image shown.

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 222 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Goes on smoothly (106)
  • Moisturizes well (103)
  • Smells great (85)
  • Absorbs quickly (80)
  • Long lasting (72)

Cons

  • Too greasy or heavy (10)
  • Bad smell (4)
  • Doesn't absorb well (4)
  • Not long-lasting (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (147)
  • Dryness (68)
  • Deep moisturization (58)
  • After shower/bath (38)
  • Women (25)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (85), Budget shopper (29), Survivalist / minimalist (29), Beauty expert (23), Brand buyer (23)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (35), 10 minutes (16), 1+ hour (7)

Reviewed by 222 customers

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5.0

Very surprised

By Bree

from Vacaville

About Me Beauty Conscious

Pros

  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Long Lasting
  • Moisturizes Well

Cons

  • Too Greasy Or Heavy

Best Uses

  • Daily Use
  • Deep Moisturization
  • Dryness

Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil:

I got this on a whim the other day to see how using an oil primer would work for me! Turns out it actually has helped with some small acne I had around my cheeks and completely makes my skin glow! Using with my two faced foundation is perfect but I did notice it does take quite some time to dry after putting on so I have to wait a bit before applying foundation or else it doesn't lay correctly. But overall, love this product and will continue to use !!

 
5.0

Love

By Ali

from New Jersey

Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil:

I've been using this primer for literally a year and I love it. I have dry/combination skin and it makes my foundation look awesome. I also use it at night when my skin needs a little more hydration. I recommend letting this primer sink into your skin before you apply your foundation for the best result. Definitely worth the money for how long it lasts and makes my makeup look.

 
1.0

I would not buy this product again

By Britt

from San Antonio, Texas

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Goes On Smoothly

Cons

  • Too Greasy Or Heavy

Best Uses

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil:

    I have not had a breakout in 6 months, within 3 days I had 4 blemishes. I'm returning this product ASAP!

     
    5.0

    my new favorite primer

    By Melinda

    from NC

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Pros

    • Absorbs Quickly
    • Goes On Smoothly
    • Long Lasting
    • Moisturizes Well
    • Smells Great

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil:

      This is a product that I will not be able to live without. I even used it last night before going to bed and I woke up a couple of times and touched my face and it was so moisturized, soft and smells amazing!

       
      5.0

      Must have!!!

      By Cat

      from Michigan

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil:

      OMG this has seriously saved my skin! Ive been dealing with dry skin for so long and this product had made a dramatic difference in the dryness of my skin. I can actually wear make up now with out it flaking off. Seriously the best primer if you have dry skin.

       
      5.0

      #1 product can't live without

      By Avery

      from Atlanta

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil:

      Title says it all. This is the only makeup product I use, aside from Mac Fix+, that I can tell a noticeable difference if I skip on it that day. Leaves the skin feeling so hydrated and so prepped for makeup. A must have!!!

       
      5.0

      I use this product alone, under foundation, around nails.

      By Catlady

      from Fernandina Beach Florida

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Absorbs Quickly
      • Goes On Smoothly

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil:

        Alone or under foundation.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great product

        By Make up lady

        from Sarasota Florida

        About Me Beauty Expert

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Dryness

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil:

          Use for moisturizer day and night.

           
          5.0

          Best for when using Matte Foundations

          By Becca

          from SC

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil:

          I use this when using my Nars Radiant Foundation or Too Faced Comfort Matte. I don't use this with Luminous foundations because I'm kind of scared that it will look a little bit to oily your greasy. After I use this I use the Tatcha silk canvas primer and it looks amazing!!!! Best triple threat!

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Love this stuff

          By Shelby

          from Baltimore

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil:

          The key to foundation look flawless instead of flakey is keeping your skin moisturized. For me, this oil is the perfect balance of dewy skin without being oily. I use it every time I apply makeup, and sometimes twice daily for added skin moisture. No noticeable perfume-y smell, and it didn't break my skin out and I'm on my third bottle. My skin has only gotten better since I started using this product. A great value since a bottle usually last me 3-5 months. I've tried the Nyx oil primer and it's nice but not a perfect dupe. I find that I use more product with the nyx and it had a floral scent that might irritate some skin types. The smashbox is also a bigger bottle so there are multiple pros here for me! Get it on sale when you can!!

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          • Q:

            Hi - I love this primer so much I'd like to also use it as a night cream, or layer it at night before bed with a basic night time moisturizer for extra hydration. Is that okay, or would it clog my pores?
            Asked on 3/8/2018 by straw4 from Los Angeles

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              Hi There! Primer Oil has been tested for all skin types and it works well as a nighttime moisturizer. We suggest using it alone for maximum benefit. You can also use it as a cuticle oil, or on your hair to repair split ends.

              Answered on 3/10/2018 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
          • Q:

            What is the scent to this product?
            Asked on 3/4/2018 by Ap from Texas

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              Hi There! The Photo Finish Primer Oil is comprised of 15 essential oils. The scent is derived from lavender and chamomile.

              Answered on 3/5/2018 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
          • Q:

            Can I mix the oil in with my foundation? For instance, can I add my foundation and this oil on the back of my hand or will this not work with this particular product?
            Asked on 2/26/2018 by vikiiiii from cali

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              Hi There! Absolutely... we love mixing Primer Oil with foundation.

              Answered on 2/27/2018 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
          • Q:

            Is this recommended for oily/combo skin type as well?
            Asked on 1/14/2018 by nannies from US

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              The Smashbox Photo finish Primer Oil is formulated for all skin types.

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