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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 626 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (476)
  • Lightweight (405)
  • Long lasting (331)
  • Natural looking (231)
  • Smooth (197)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (20)
  • Doesn't stay on (8)
  • Causes breakouts (7)
  • Irritates skin (6)
  • Poor coverage (5)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (372)
  • All skin types (360)
  • Going out (204)
  • Sensitive skin (178)
  • Travel (148)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (251), Classic style (164), Trendy style (112)

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5.0

So refreshing

By Manley

from Missouri

Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

I use this to refresh my makeup rather than to prime and I think it's wonderful.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Pleasantly surprised!

By PreciousP

from Killeen, TX

Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

This primer really gets rid of the cakey look for a soft and smooth foundation; I can't help But touch my face even with the foundation on and it's smooth to the touch. Even without makeup, this primer is a nice softening hydration boost after my facial wash. I literally use this like water!

 
5.0

More like a setting spray

By Becky

from Keyport, NJ

About Me Natural Style

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

    I'm not quite sure if it's really effective as a primer, but that being said, it is a nice setting spray. It doesn't blur pores or color correct. It basically adds some moisture, but you can get that from a good day moisturizer. It is very good at setting makeup and making everything look less cakey, but you can make your own, inexpensive version or simply buy a bottle of rose water for the same effect. I would recommend it to someone who doesn't mind dropping $$$ something like this.

     
    5.0

    this is a must and u HAVE TO OO BUY IT NOW!! LIKE NOW!!

    By jacky06

    from Chicago

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

    I've been seeing this all over social media and the hype is real so I went and got one and I swear it really hydrated and set my makeup and when I need to refresh it after few hrs it feels nice on the skin.. I'm dry and this really hydrates

     
    5.0

    Amazing!!

    By Loomis1999

    from West Virginia

    About Me Natural Style

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Natural Looking
    • Smooth

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

      I have used this once and it made my foundation look way less cakey and more natural.

       
      5.0

      rebuy a def

      By Jeanie

      from Gillett Pa

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Lightweight
      • Smooth

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types
        • Everyday
        • Going Out

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

        the mister works great, sets makeup and refreshes.

         
        1.0

        definitely not what i expected

        By carleena

        from Baldwyn, MS

        About Me Natural Style

        Pros

          Cons

          • Causes Breakouts

          Best Uses

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

            bought this after seeing so many people recommend it. I wore it sunday morning before church, today is tuesday and my face is broke out to the max. I don't have the best skin but I usually don't break out except maybe one or two pimples at a time. well after using this primer, my face has small red bumps all over. I am definitely disappointed in this product that is so highly recommended.

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Pointless

            By Seemalina

            from CT

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

            "Primer water" .. does absolutely NOTHING

             
            5.0

            Love!!

            By cma15

            from Denver

            About Me Classic Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

              I was skeptical about this primer water at first but decided to give it a try after hearing so many good things. I am so glad that I bought two for the sale. This water hydrated my skin and it smells good too. Plus it works great for setting makeup as well. I feel like this made my makeup last all day. I would definitely recommend giving it a try.

               
              5.0

              i would buy this product a million times

              By natalie

              from san marcos

              About Me Classic Style

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday
                • Going Out
                • Travel

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:

                i've gone through 5 bottles of this setting spray i love it so much . best setting spray i've had: it blends all the powders to help prevent cakyness i honestly love it

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                • 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
                • Q:

                  Is this water for all types of skin? I have dry to combination skin in the winter. And normal skin in the summer. Do you suggest this product for all kinds of weather ?
                  Asked on 3/12/2018 by Wilmarie from Mass

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Photo Finish Primer Water works in all types of weather. It is packed with revitalizing electrolytes to wake up skin and restore moisture - like a supercharged energy drink for your skin.

                    Answered on 3/15/2018 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
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