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Photo Finish Primer Water

Smashbox

Photo Finish Primer Water

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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 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.

Please note packaging may vary from image shown.

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 641 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (481)
  • Lightweight (411)
  • Long lasting (334)
  • Natural looking (233)
  • Smooth (198)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (21)
  • Doesn't stay on (9)
  • Causes breakouts (7)
  • Irritates skin (6)
  • Poor coverage (5)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (376)
  • All skin types (364)
  • Going out (207)
  • Sensitive skin (181)
  • Travel (148)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (254), Classic style (165), Trendy style (115)

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5.0

I'll keep buying this product over and over

By Shay

from Pennsylvania

About Me Trendy Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Lightweight
  • Long Lasting
  • Smooth

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

    I use this smashbox every day before I put my foundation on an it just makes my makeup stay put all day long and I have combination skin and can get very oily throughout the day but this looks amazing even tho it's just a primer water it does its job I highly recommend it

     
    5.0

    Love it

    By Ruby

    from Bell. Ca

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

    It hydrates my face and smooths my makeup giving it a flawless skin like look. Love it!

     
    3.0

    Does it's job but it smells SO bad

    By Anna

    from New York, NY

    About Me Natural Style

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

    At first I really enjoyed this, but then I noticed my makeup sponge started to have a musty mold smell or something. Which was weird bc I didn't have it for that long. So I bought a new sponge, but then a few days later that started to smell the same. I didn't know why until I realized it was from the mist! Every time I spray my face with it- it smells so bad. And I am not picky with scents.

     
    5.0

    Like this a lot

    By Sue

    from Northville, Mi.

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday
      • Going Out
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

      Easy to apply - feels cool on face.

       
      5.0

      l o v e

      By hmmm

      from birmingham

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

      I was very sketchy about buying this at first due to my oily skin but I love it!! My skin feels so nice after every spray and my makeup always looks great with this under it

       
      5.0

      i cant put this down

      By Jacky

      from Chicago

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

      I heard so many good things about this and I knew I needed to try it myself. I use this for everything. before after make-up to refresh my makeup Im on my second bottle I have 2 more back up. this feels so hydrating on the face..

      (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      I guess I just don't get it.

      By Ashley

      from Michigan

      About Me Trendy Style

      Pros

        Cons

        • Doesn't Stay On
        • Ineffective

        Best Uses

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

          I have tried this product more than 10 times in multiple ways. I've used it prior to makeup, after makeup application, and just alone as a moisturizer. I notice absolutely nothing. As a moisturizer, my skin feels exactly the same with or without it. It also makes my makeup rub off a lot easier. I've used 3 different foundations with it and it wears the same. I truly think it's just an expensive bottle of water. Also it has alcohol in it, which I don't understand why if it's supposed to be "hydrating". Maybe I am missing something, but it sits in the back of my drawer now and is not being used.

           
          5.0

          I LIKE!!!!!!

          By Fallonsmom

          from Pikesville, MD

          About Me Classic Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types
            • Everyday

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

            I purchased this because I love the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer. So far so good with this one. I'm combination oily and acne and this has not caused any breakouts or made me look oilier. The one and only thing I don't like is the smell. It's not horrible but it's not something I want to smell either. No scent is fine to.

             
            4.0

            Good

            By Lily

            from CA

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

            I'm not sure if it actually does anything but I don't hate it either. I'll use it before makeup or to set makeup sometimes.

             
            5.0

            Yes

            By Angie

            from Florida

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply
            • Lightweight
            • Long Lasting

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

                Love it

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                • Q:

                  Can you spray your eyeshadow brushes with this product to make your eyeshadow go on better?
                  Asked on 5/21/2018 by Hannah from US

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hello Gorgeous! We don't recommend spraying your brushes with Photo Finish Primer Water. Instead, we suggest using 24 Hour Shadow Primer to make your eyeshadow go on better.

                    Answered on 5/30/2018 by Official Answer from Smashbox US from Brand Answer
                • Q:

                  Should I use this before or after a moisturizer?
                  Asked on 3/30/2018 by erika from Nebraska

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi There! We suggest using the Primer Water before and after moisturizer. You can use it to prep, primer, refresh and set your makeup.

                    Answered on 4/2/2018 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                • Q:

                  How big is the bottle? How many ounces of product? I tried looking in the description and on the picture, but I'm having a difficult time finding specifications. I'd like to know how much I am getting before I make my purchase.
                  Asked on 3/30/2018 by itsbabykk from Rayland,OH

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi There! Primer Water comes in 3.9oz. / 115ml bottle.

                    Answered on 4/2/2018 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                • Q:

                  will this work with serum foundations?
                  Asked on 3/25/2018 by njgolden1120 from US

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Yes it will! The Photo Finish Primer Water is designed to work with all foundations on all skin types.

                    Answered on 3/27/2018 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                • Q:

                  Is this specific product made in the USA? I know smashbox makes products in the USA and Europe but I want to know where this specific product made.
                  Asked on 3/23/2018 by Bkasprzyk23 from undisclosed

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi There! The Photo Finish Primer Water is made in Canada.

                    Answered on 3/27/2018 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                • Q:

                  So according to the description this expired 7 months ago? Am I understanding that correctly?
                  Asked on 3/21/2018 by Cynthia from ohio

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi There! The Photo Finish Primer Water has not expired. Are you referring to the following information in the description, "NPD US Prestige Beauty Tracking Service, 12 months ending September 2017." This information is not related to the product description.

                    Answered on 3/27/2018 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                • Q:

                  Should I use this before or after applying sunscreen?
                  Asked on 3/21/2018 by Lorena from New Britain

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi There! We suggest using the Photo Finish Primer Water after you apply your sunscreen.

                    Answered on 3/27/2018 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                • Q:

                  What does this smell like?
                  Asked on 3/20/2018 by pALz from Pennsylvania

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi There! The Photo Finish Primer Water has a light citrus scent.

                    Answered on 3/27/2018 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                • Q:

                  I researched the first few ingredients and did not find one that is beneficial to the skin. Which one would be considered the key or key ingredients?
                  Asked on 3/20/2018 by jewels from undisclosed

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi There! The Photo Finish Primer Water is water based. The second ingredient, butylene glycol, is added to increase the penetration of ingredients like caffeine and magnesium. Caffeine helps to tighten the skin and magnesium helps to prevent wrinkles and allergens.

                    Answered on 3/27/2018 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                • Q:

                  Where was this product made?
                  Asked on 3/18/2018 by bkasprzyk23 from undisclosed

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi There! Smashbox manufactures its products in the USA and Europe.

                    Answered on 3/20/2018 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
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