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SmashboxPhoto Finish Primer Water

Smashbox

Photo Finish Primer Water

3.9 oz Item 2283911

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Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water is a 3-in-1 face primer and setting and finishing spray that hydrates, preps and refreshes skin.

Benefits:
  • Immediately moisturizes, soothes & adds radiance
  • Preps skin for makeup application
  • Instantly absorbs into skin for lasting hydration
  • Leaves skin looking ultra soft without adding shine
  • Revitalizing electrolytes reawaken skin & restore moisture
  • Can be used as a setting spray
  • Use to refresh makeup throughout the day
  • Ideal for all skin types
  • Cruelty-free

In a consumer study on 102 women after 1 use:
  • 93% said it leaves skin instantly hydrated
  • 90% said it absorbs quickly

In a consumer study on 102 women after 1 week of use:
  • 93% said it worked well with their skin tone
  • 90% said skin felt refreshed

This transparent primer water is non-acnegenic, ophthalmologist and dermatologist-tested.

"I use it as a primer before makeup, as a setting spray to help keep makeup in place, and as a misting spray throughout the day to refresh skin. It's like a spa in a bottle!" - Lori Taylor Davis, Global Pro Lead Artist at Smashbox.

Formulated without Parabens, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Phthalates, Silicone, Oil, Alcohol & Talc.

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Hold bottle 8" to 10" away from face and mist onto skin evenly.

Mist on this multitasking water in 3 ways:
  • Prime to create our sheerest canvas for makeup application.
  • Set your makeup to lock on your look.
  • Refresh throughout the day to wake up skin.

Studio tip: For an extra refreshing mist, try storing it in the fridge.
Water\Aqua\Eau, Butylene Glycol, Caffeine, Magnesium Chloride, Calcium Chloride, Sodium Sulfate, Potassium Nitrate, Potassium Phosphate, Polysorbate 80, Diamond Powder, Fragrance (Parfum), Limonene, Linalool, Citral, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate.

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 Water
 
4.5

(based on 530 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (414)
  • Lightweight (351)
  • Long lasting (291)
  • Natural looking (194)
  • Smooth (171)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (17)
  • Doesn't stay on (8)
  • Irritates skin (6)
  • Poor coverage (5)
  • Causes breakouts (4)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (320)
  • All skin types (308)
  • Going out (175)
  • Sensitive skin (151)
  • Travel (125)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (211), Classic style (145), Trendy style (101)

Reviewed by 530 customers

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2.0

I would not buy again

By Rubyyy

from Cda Idaho

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

      Don't like the smell!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I LOVE this stuff

      By HaileyComet

      from Minneapolis

      About Me Classic Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Easy To Apply
      • Lightweight
      • Long Lasting
      • Natural Looking
      • Noncomedogenic
      • Smooth

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types
        • Everyday
        • Going Out

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

        So, I've always struggled with my skin. I love make up but every single primer I used was too thick and clogged pores causing epic break outs. Since I've been using this water primer I haven't had any issue. I use it on my face before make up application and after as a setting spray. If I'm doing a more dewy look, I'll use before I apply my foundation before I set my make up and after setting powder. I love it, it's my secret weapon

         
        5.0

        Amazing (Oily/Combo Skin)

        By Rocky

        from Southern CA

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

        Great product, I was worried because I'm oily that this would make me a grease ball BUT ITS AMAZING!! My makeup has never looked better!!!

        10/10 would recommend.

         
        4.0

        Love it but don't see anything special about it.

        By nina

        from Hutchinson

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

        Like to spray it on my face but I don't feel any difference so I use it as a blender moisturizer too.

         
        5.0

        Best ever ❤️

        By Jenny

        from Texas

        About Me Classic Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Easy To Take-off
        • Lightweight
        • Long Lasting
        • Smooth

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types
          • Everyday

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

          This product does what it says!

           
          5.0

          Will always repurchase

          By Ariel

          from Bethlehem, PA

          About Me Classic Style

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

            This is probably the 4th bottle I've purchased I believe, and I love this stuff. I use it when I apply my foundation, before I use my beauty blender. I also use it at the very end, when I'm all finished, to lock everything in. This works pretty well to wet your brush before applying a shimmer or glitter eyeshadow, but I do have some issues with some of them...might be the shadow though now the primer water. Will definitely continue to repurchase.

             
            5.0

            Yes

            By B

            from Illinois

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Skin Types
                • Everyday

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

                It helps hold my makeup and place and makes my face look more hydrated for the winter months and it smells great. Havent used it as a primer yet though only as a setting spray

                 
                5.0

                I buy over and over

                By Jenny

                from New York

                About Me Trendy Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Blends Well
                • Easy To Apply
                • Natural Looking

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • All Skin Types

                  Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

                  Luv it

                   
                  5.0

                  OMG finally a non toxic setting spray!

                  By Nicolette

                  from Wisconsin

                  About Me Classic Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Lightweight
                  • Long Lasting
                  • Natural Looking
                  • Smooth

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • All Skin Types

                    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

                    So happy with this! Overpriced somewhat, so when the coupon for $10 off came out, I snatched it and am glad I did! Nutrients AND caffeine in it to tighten! Brilliant! Love!

                     
                    5.0

                    Love it love it love it! Face feels and looks hydrated!

                    By Mrs Vega

                    from La Puente California

                    About Me Trendy Style

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • All Skin Types
                      • Everyday
                      • Going Out
                      • Sensitive Skin
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

                      Try it! And you'll love it!

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                      54 Questions | 54 Answers
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                      • Q:

                        How does this compare to Mac prep & prime?
                        Asked on 2/18/2018 by Charlene from NJ

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi There! The Photo Finish Primer Water is made with electrolytes and caffeine to hydrate and tighten your skin. It also contains citrus to brighten and magnesium to condition to your skin. The Photo Finish Primer Water can be used to prep, prime, refresh and set your makeup.

                          Answered on 2/20/2018 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                      • Q:

                        I have oily acne prone skin and I would love to try this out but I'm afraid it will break me out what do you think I should do. I want an honest opinion and not just you saying get the primer water because you want to sale the item to me.
                        Asked on 2/15/2018 by im not telling from alabama

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi There! The Photo Finish Primer Water has been tested for all skin types and shouldn't break you out. We suggest testing it on your arm or face at your local Ulta Beauty store before purchasing.

                          Answered on 2/20/2018 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                      • Q:

                        Will this make my makeup last longer?
                        Asked on 2/13/2018 by Geninemarie from Long Island, NY

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi There! Yes, the Photo Finish Primer Water will help to prep, hydrate refresh and set your makeup.

                          Answered on 2/13/2018 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                      • Q:

                        I have sensitive skin. Would this irritate my skin?
                        Asked on 12/30/2017 by Nikki from undisclosed

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          The Photo Finish Primer Water has been tested for all skin types.

                          Answered on 1/2/2018 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                      • Q:

                        Does this product work with oily skin? Does it control oil on the skin or shine or both?
                        Asked on 11/23/2017 by daiz from Las Vegas,US

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi There! The Photo Finish Foundation Primer is made for all skin types. to control oil, or shine, or both we suggest using the Primer Stick. It will control shine and oil for up to 12 hours.

                          Answered on 11/27/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                      • Q:

                        I use a powder foundation & I was wondering if this primer would work well with powder foundation?
                        Asked on 10/23/2017 by Ally from Pikeville, KY

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Yes, it can be applied before and/or after foundation of any form/consistency! Mist on this multitasking water in 3 ways:

                          Prime to create our sheerest canvas for makeup application (before foundation)
                          Set your makeup to lock on your look (after foundation)
                          Refresh throughout the day to wake up skin

                          Hold bottle 8"-10" away from face and mist evenly.

                          Smashbox Tip: Keep it cool! For an extra refreshing, ultra-cooling mist, store in the fridge.

                          Answered on 10/24/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                      • Q:

                        Do I use this before or after I put on facial moisturizer
                        Asked on 8/9/2017 by maddy from Columbia

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi There! We suggest applying your moisturizer before the Photo Finish Primer Water. It can be used to Prep, Primer, Refresh and Set your makeup.

                          Answered on 8/14/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                      • Q:

                        I'm confused - the description says that it is formulated without fragrance, yet the ingredients list fragrance. Which is it?
                        Asked on 7/29/2017 by Emm from undisclosed

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi There! Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water is not fragrance-free.

                          Answered on 7/31/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                      • Q:

                        Used as a primer, how does this product hold up to heavy facial perspiration? Will makeup be more likely to run using water primer vs. using a dimethicone?
                        Asked on 7/20/2017 by Seahorse02 from Atlanta

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi There! If you have a tendency to perspire we suggest using the Photo Finish Pore Minimizing Primer. It contains dimethicone and a hollow silica bead that will collect excess oil and moisture. You'll love it!

                          Answered on 7/20/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                      • Q:

                        Does this product extend the wear of makeup?
                        Asked on 7/15/2017 by Sarah from CO

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi There! Yes it does... you can use the Primer Water to prep, prime, refresh and set your makeup.

                          Answered on 7/20/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
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