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Photo Finish Protect SPF 20 Primer

Smashbox

Photo Finish Protect SPF 20 Primer

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1.0 oz Item 2253887

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Smashbox Photo Finish Protect SPF 20 Primer is a gel face primer that protects and perfects skin with anti-aging, broad-spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 20 sunscreen.

Benefits:
  • Shields against UVA/UVB rays
  • Preps skin for makeup application
  • Antioxidant blend of vitamin E, grape seed extract and green tea
  • For all skin types
  • Cruelty-free

Formulated without Parabens, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Phthalates, Fragrance & Talc.

Please note packaging may vary from image shown.

Apply a sheer layer with fingertips prior to sun exposure. Wear alone or under makeup.
Active: Avobenzone 2.00%, Homosalate 15.00%, Octisalate 5.00% Ingredients: Cyclopentasiloxane, Polysilicone-11, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Cola Acuminata (Kola) Seed Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Cetyl Peg/Ppg-10/1 Dimethicone, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Tribehenin, Ceramide 2, PEG-10 Rapeseed Sterol, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Phenyl Trimethicone, Water\Aqua\Eau, Silica, Laureth-12, Hexyl Laurate, VP/Hexadecene Copolymer, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491).

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 Protect SPF 20 Primer
 
4.3

(based on 93 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (71)
  • Lightweight (59)
  • Blends well (50)
  • Goes on smoothly (50)
  • Long-lasting (27)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (17)
  • Too greasy (7)
  • Poor coverage (5)
  • Doesn't stay on (4)

Best Uses

  • Mature skin (31)
  • Sensitive skin (20)
  • Everyday (16)
  • Light to medium coverage (16)
  • All skin types (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (33), Budget shopper (23), Natural style (13), Classic style (9)

Reviewed by 93 customers

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4.0

Smashbox primer w/ dermaxyl complex

By Rbieb

from Idaho

About Me Classic Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Protect SPF 20 Primer:

    I love smashbox primers. This one had a great smooth finish and is gentle on the skin

     
    5.0

    The best!

    By BikerGirl

    from St. Louis MO

    About Me Trendy Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Protect SPF 20 Primer:

      I use it before going out because of the SPF 20. Sometimes I just wear the primer and sometimes I'll wear it under makeup. Makeup simply glides on and is easier to blend.

       
      5.0

      My favorite primer

      By Reviewer

      from State College, PA

      About Me Classic Style

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types
        • Everyday
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Protect SPF 20 Primer:

        I've tried many many primers over the years, and this one has become my favorite (I used to use the regular Smashbox primer). This one goes on smoothly, provides even coverage, doesn't turn greasy throughout the day, and seems to have positive benefits on my overall skin quality. Be sure to let lotion/serum dry thoroughly before applying or product will bead up.

         
        5.0

        have bought it for years

        By Ludy

        from Md.

        About Me Classic Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Protect SPF 20 Primer:

          great prosuctfor 65 plus skin

           
          5.0

          I would buy this product many time over ***** 5 stars.

          By maureen

          from Lakes region NH

          About Me Classic Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Protect SPF 20 Primer:

            would buy over ,over again flowless, lots of moisture brilliant, 5 stars.

             
            5.0

            Tell everyone

            By Dayz

            from Lebanon,PA

            About Me Classic Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Skin Types
              • Everyday

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Protect SPF 20 Primer:

              I love using this under my makeup. Fine lines and blemishes seem to smooth out .

               
              5.0

              Love this product!

              By Pam

              from Fernandina Beach FL

              About Me Natural Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Skin Types

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Protect SPF 20 Primer:

                Great product!

                 
                5.0

                Awesome flawless finish!

                By NaturalG

                from Texas

                About Me Natural Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Protect SPF 20 Primer:

                  This product can be used by itself, and still produces a flawless look!

                   
                  5.0

                  Love this primer, have been using it for years!

                  By Doty

                  from Downey, Ca

                  About Me Classic Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Lightweight
                  • Noncomedogenic
                  • Smooth

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Protect SPF 20 Primer:

                      I use this primer everyday under my makeup.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      4 years repetitive buyer

                      By StacyLovesUlta

                      from St. Louis MO

                      About Me Natural Style

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Protect SPF 20 Primer:

                        I love this product because of the 20 SPF coverage. I would give this 5 stars but it is pricey. Now drug stores carry similar products at 1/3 the cost...no SPF included yet, but the silky feeling is there and helps highlighters and makeup to go on easy peasy. Even if you do not use makeup, this primer fills in your pores and makes your skin look smoother. I use it daily during spring, summer, fall when the sun is shining.

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                        • Q:

                          I love the original primer, but the fact that this one has SPF caught my eye. How does this one compare to the original? Would you say it is the same except has SPF?
                          Asked on 7/23/2016 by Prtitigirl from Woodbridge, CT

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Hi There! Yes, I would say the benefits are the same except this has SPF and Dermaxyl. Dermaxyl is a peptide that helps to prevent and slow the effects of aging.

                            Answered on 7/25/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                        • Q:

                          I use a tinted moisturizer before I leave the house (so, after I've moisturized). I like to use a primer first, but I'm not sure if it works before a tinted moisturizer?
                          Asked on 3/30/2016 by RT from long beach, CA

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Hi There! A Primer worn under tinted moisturizer is perfectly acceptable. Your complexion will last all day and look fabulous!

                            Answered on 4/1/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                        • Q:

                          If I buy this Foundation Primer SPF20, do I still need a primer?
                          And what shade do I need? I have large liver spots on my
                          upper lip, will this cover it or do I have to purchase a concealer,
                          too?
                          Asked on 1/10/2016 by Em from Versailles, MO

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Expert

                            A:

                            This product is a primer. It can be used underneath your concealer and foundation, which would provide coverage. It does not have a tint worn alone.

                            Answered on 1/15/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                        • Q:

                          How dark is this? I have super light skin and this looks too dark for me.
                          Asked on 10/20/2015 by TheCrone from Pennsylvania

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Expert

                            A:

                            This primer features a sheer brightening peach hue suitable for all skin tones.

                            Answered on 10/26/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                        • Q:

                          Does this have a matte finish? Not sticky?
                          Asked on 9/23/2015 by Susan

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Expert

                            A:

                            Yes, this primer does feature a matte finish. It is silky, never sticky! :-)

                            Answered on 10/2/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                        • Q:

                          I apply a sunscreen with a higher spf over my moisturizer each morning. When would I apply the primer?
                          Asked on 4/19/2015 by Ageless from Birmingham, Al

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Expert

                            A:

                            Apply your primer after moisturizer and sunscreen and prior to foundation application for best results.

                            Answered on 4/21/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                        • Q:

                          Is this product oil free?
                          Asked on 2/11/2015 by Carmen from United States

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Expert

                            A:

                            No, this product is not oil-free.

                            Answered on 2/11/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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