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Photo Finish Primer Oil

Smashbox

Photo Finish Primer Oil

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#1 Face Primer Brand In The USA*

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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.

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 224 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Goes on smoothly (107)
  • Moisturizes well (103)
  • Smells great (85)
  • Absorbs quickly (80)
  • Long lasting (72)

Cons

  • Too greasy or heavy (10)
  • Doesn't absorb well (5)
  • Bad smell (4)
  • Not long-lasting (4)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (147)
  • Dryness (68)
  • Deep moisturization (58)
  • After shower/bath (39)
  • Women (25)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (35), 10 minutes (16), 1+ hour (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (86), Budget shopper (29), Survivalist / minimalist (29), Beauty expert (23), Brand buyer (23)

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2.0

Would maybe pay $12 for this, max

By thriftyguru

from Oregon

About Me Beauty Conscious, Trial and Error

Pros

  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Not Greasy

Cons

  • Doesn't Absorb Well
  • Not Long-Lasting
  • Not Moisturizing AT ALL

Best Uses

  • After Shower/Bath

Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil:

tldr version: I have very very very dry skin, and it did nothing helpful. Keeping the bottle to use for less expensive oils.

Bought this oil after testing on my hand at this store, debated making the purchase because of the price until magically it was half off! Was elated-- never thought I would get the chance to own a bottle, until I used it........ absolutely sucked. This brand was highly recommended from a friend and I read some great reviews; I wanted to love this product.

The first few days it felt nice, but I quickly noticed it was not moisturizing at all and did nothing special to my makeup. Didn't soak into my skin - felt nice on the surface, but I tried different things like using it after shower, on wet skin, on damp skin, on dry skin, under liquid foundation, under powder foundation, even mixed a bit in with my makeup, or used double the amount, but it was truly nothing special. My skin was still dry, yet just looked shiny. The good thing about it is that there is no strong smell and it's light in color, so it doesn't seem to be a problem washing out if you accidentally get it on your shirt.

I really love the packaging and the pump works nicely until you get down to the very bottom. It was extremely watery for an oil and I lost a lot of product between using the dropper and bringing it to my hand or face. I will be using the dropper and bottle, but just adding my own mixture of oils to it. I would recommend to anyone who prefers oils over water sprays or those velvet primers to create your own mixture of oils through a place like beautyoils.co or to try more inexpensive facial oils through the site before wasting your money on this product.

 
5.0

Amazing!

By Shell

from saint Joseph

Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil:

I have been using this primer for about two weeks and it has changed my skin! My makeup goes on so flawless! I can see the flow even after foundation and concealer. I have severe dry skin and my foundation always clings to my dry patches, but not when I use this! I do still exfoliate and use a moisturizer before putting on the primer. Love it and will ne buying again!

 
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.

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          • Q:

            How would I use this over foundation?
            Asked on 4/26/2018 by Renee from CA

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              Hi There! Warm one to two drops of Primer Oil in the palm of your hands and press on top of foundation. You can also use it as a cuticle oil, to repair split ends or highlight your clavicles.

              Answered on 5/7/2018 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
          • 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:

            How long do you need wait before putting foundation over it?
            Asked on 9/3/2017 by Chinchillalover from US

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              Hi There! Photo Finish Primer Oil is fast absorbing. You can apply your foundation and concealer immediately after applying two to three drops to your face and cuticles.

              Answered on 9/5/2017 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
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