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SmashboxPhoto Finish Primer Oil

Smashbox

Photo Finish Primer Oil

1.0 oz Item 2297602

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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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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 208 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Goes on smoothly (98)
  • Moisturizes well (98)
  • Smells great (80)
  • Absorbs quickly (76)
  • 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 (140)
  • Dryness (63)
  • Deep moisturization (54)
  • After shower/bath (36)
  • Women (25)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (80), Budget shopper (29), Survivalist / minimalist (26), Brand buyer (23), Beauty expert (22)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (35), 10 minutes (16), 1+ hour (7)

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1.0

Made my eyes burn.

By Dee

from ca

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Made my eyes burn.

    Best Uses

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil:

      I didn't see any improvement after a weeks use. Product made my eyes burn.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      love it

      By Shay

      from MS

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil:

      I have super dry skin and my makeup always looks cakey and dry. I applied four drops instead of 2 and let it sit for a few mins and wow I'm in love. It just made my makeup melt into my skin. will be buying again.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      LOVE THIS STUFF!

      By VeraWolfPack

      from NJ

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil:

      Idk what magic is in this but I was not expecting to love it the way I do! My makeup literally looks like skin! This puts an amazing base down before foundation. Made my favorite foundation look a million times better. I will always repurchase!
      Skin type: Dry with oily T-Zone

       
      4.0

      Terrific Product

      By Sam loves dogs

      from Sarasota Florida

      About Me Skin Care Professional

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Deep Moisturization
        • Dryness

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil:

        This just may be my favorite primer and I have many! Especially for the Winter months, even in a warm climate. I have a dry, mature skin and this gives me a dewy smooth canvas for makeup application. Makes my skin look youthful and hydrated. I have used this with various foundations both oil and water based and so far it has worked well with all of them. I had never considered using an oil as primer but it really works for a glowing complexion. It does not however, fill pores or make foundation as long lasting as some other primers will, so probably not the best for oily skin.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Oil lingers

        By JayLove

        from Texas

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil:

        The oil definitely creates a nice finish to prime for makeup, but I felt like it stayed oily way longer than the oil I previously used. I worked it into my skin for about 2-3 minutes, then still needed another 5 minutes for it to dry fully. I'll go back to using my other oil.

         
        3.0

        Oil lingers

        By JayLove

        from Texas

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil:

        The oil definitely creates a nice finish to prime for makeup, but I felt like it stayed oily way longer than the oil I previously used. I worked it into my skin for about 2-3 minutes, then still needed another 5 minutes for it to dry fully. I'll go back to using my other oil.

         
        5.0

        Absolutely love this!

        By Meli

        from Odessa, Tx

        About Me Minimalist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Absorbs Quickly
        • Moisturizes Well
        • Not Greasy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil:

          I use t in the morning right after the shower. That way when I do my makeup it's been absorbed into my skin. Also before going to bed after washing off my makeup.
          I have oily skin and it does great! Love this product!
          Was scared to use it at 1st. Best thing I've done for my skin!

           
          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.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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.

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              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

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              • 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
              • 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
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