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Photo Finish Radiance Primer

Smashbox

Photo Finish Radiance Primer

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Smashbox Photo Finish Radiance Primer is a moisturizing face primer that gives you an instant magic-hour glow. This satin-smooth formula illuminates, perfects & enhances radiance while hydrating for better makeup application.

Benefits:
  • Instantly primes & evens skin tone
  • Packed with Hyaluronic Acid & shea butter for instant & all-day moisture
  • 4K, high-definition spheres blur imperfections
  • Micro-fine amber & bronze pearls create a warm glow
  • Cruelty-free

In a consumer study on 100 women after 1 use:
  • 91% said it gave skin a radiant glow
  • 86% said it left skin feeling hydrated all day

In a consumer study on 98 women after 1 week of use:
  • 95% said skin felt hydrated all day
  • 95% said it didn't leave a white cast on skin
  • 90% said it worked well with their skin tone
  • 89% said it didn't change the color of their foundation
  • 88% said it improved the look of their skin
  • 88% said their skin looked more radiant
  • 88% said foundation blended more easily
  • 87% said skin felt exceptionally soft and smooth
  • 85% said their makeup looked better

Smashbox developed this blendable, translucent formula to recreate magic hour lighting 24/7- in their photo shoots and in your real life. Not ideal for oily skin.

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


Using fingertips, apply a thin layer before makeup application. You can also wear it alone or over makeup as a targeted highlighter.
Water\Aqua\Eau, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Acrylates Copolymer, Sodium Potassium Aluminum Silicate, Nylon-12, Lecithin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Silica, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Tin Oxide, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), 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 Radiance Primer
 
4.2

(based on 72 reviews)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (58)
  • Lightweight (50)
  • Smooth (45)
  • Blends well (44)
  • Long lasting (43)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (6)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (44)
  • All skin types (38)
  • Going out (29)
  • Sensitive skin (17)
  • Travel (15)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (30), Classic style (22), Trendy style (7)

Reviewed by 72 customers

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5.0

Love this stuff

By Laura Mae

from Los Angeles

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types
    • Everyday
    • Going Out

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Radiance Primer:

    Love this illuminator! It can be subtle or pronounced by how much you apply. Great for a natural look to just give your face some brightness or you can use it as a good base for your powder illuminators for a more intense look.

     
    5.0

    I will buy this product again and again!

    By Randi

    from St. Albans, WV

    About Me Trendy Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types
      • Everyday
      • Going Out

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Radiance Primer:

      I use this product alone or with foundation.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Broke Me Out!

      By Lle

      from San Antonio, TX

      About Me Natural Style

      Pros

      • Smooth

      Cons

      • Causes Breakouts
      • Heavy
      • Ineffective

      Best Uses

      • Everyday
      • Going Out

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Radiance Primer:

      I bought this because I wanted a primer that helped me have a nice glow to my complexion under or without makeup. I read Demi Lovato used this primer at one point and I wouldn't argue with that considering she has tan, glowing skin a lot. Any way, my breakouts were finally starting to go away after about 7 years of tragic luck in finding acne solutions, and I had to wear makeup for this event, so I put this primer on underneath the makeup, and I broke out. I tried again a few days later without makeup to see if it was the primer or makeup breaking me out, and it was the primer. Shimmer and oil are in the product apparently and I didn't like it. The coverage is poor, color is weird, and its not oil free. Oily people watch out for this product.

       
      4.0

      Good primer tons of sheen

      By Manley

      from Missouri

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Radiance Primer:

      Not an everyday one. Unless you genuinely like to blind every person you see. Does do a nice job though.

       
      5.0

      Love it!!!

      By Heather

      from Richmond, TX

      About Me Natural Style

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Radiance Primer:

        I absolutely love this product! I use it as a foundation every day! I apply it with my fingers and it's the perfect amount of coverage for me.

         
        4.0

        Yes i love it!!!!!!!

        By Bellita

        from San Diego california

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Easy To Apply
        • Good Pigmentation
        • Long Lasting
        • Natural Looking
        • Smooth

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Radiance Primer:

          I love it!! Will recomended!! I'm 46 years and my face looks great!!with the primer!!

           
          5.0

          Simply awesome!

          By Debra - cosmetic collector

          from Ohio

          About Me Classic Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Easy To Apply
          • Good Pigmentation
          • Lightweight
          • Long Lasting
          • Natural Looking
          • Smooth
          • Sunkissed w/o orange

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday
            • Going Out

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Radiance Primer:

            One never knows how this type of primer will go on. But it went on super smooth and looked relatively natural for A sun- kissed glow.
            I love it and I'm going to order another one to have a spare

             
            4.0

            Very impressed! Light and blends in with my skin tone.

            By Cora

            from Bakersfield, Ca

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday
              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Radiance Primer:

              Finally a primer that feels like smooth and light.

               
              5.0

              Absolutely Love it!!!

              By Sophiamarie

              from Florida

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Skin Types
                • Everyday

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Radiance Primer:

                Flawless look.

                 
                4.0

                I like it alot. can wear without make up on weekend:)

                By Lolo

                from ATlanta GA

                About Me Classic Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday

                  Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Radiance Primer:

                  I like it

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                  • Q:

                    Which smash box primer should I use if I have fair skin but need to cover up acne dark spots?
                    Asked on 4/15/2018 by Lynn from Tennessee

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi There! We suggest Photo Finish Primer - Adjust to reduce the appearance of dark spots.

                      Answered on 4/19/2018 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    Is the best formula for dry skin with wrinkles at bridge of nose and starting wrinkles around mouth? I have always loved the blue, hydrating formula.
                    Asked on 1/31/2018 by Ed from Florence, Ky

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi There! If you loved the Hydrating Primer and are concerned with wrinkles we suggest the Photo Finish Foundation Primer with SPF. It contains dermaxyl, a powerful peptide known to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

                      Answered on 2/5/2018 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    Does the SPF20 Photo Finish W/Dermaxyl have the same radiance as the Photo Finish foundation primer, Radiance?
                    Asked on 1/28/2018 by Shannon from Ca

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      The Foundation Primer with Dermaxyl does not give the same finish as the Radiance Primer.

                      Answered on 1/29/2018 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    Does the SPF20 photo finish with Dermaxyl have the glow that the photo finish, radiance has?
                    Asked on 1/28/2018 by Shannon from Ca

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      The Photo Finish Foundation Primer with Demaxyl does not have the same glow as the Radiance Primer.

                      Answered on 1/29/2018 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    Does this help with laugh lines on mature over 60 skin? Does it fill in lines at all? If not, which primer is best fo older skin with deep lines.?
                    Asked on 1/9/2018 by cuki from Parsippany, NJ

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      For your skin concerns we suggest the SPF 20 Photo Finish Primer with Dermaxyl.

                      Answered on 1/10/2018 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    Does this work for very fair skin?
                    Asked on 10/28/2017 by mbmbmb from Stafford, VA

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi There! The Photo finish Radiance Primer looks GORGEOUS on fair skin!

                      Answered on 10/30/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    I used to buy the old Smashbox Radiance primer before it was discontinued and I loved it. Is this the same formula?
                    Asked on 4/20/2017 by Lizzie from OH

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi Gorgeous! The Photo Finish Radiance Primer is a new and enhanced formula. It contains Hyaluronic Acid and Shea Butter and is super-hydrating. You'll LOVE the glow!

                      Answered on 4/20/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    I have acne prone oily skin and wondering if this primer will make my acne flare up?
                    Asked on 3/28/2017 by Alexa from B.R., LA

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi There! The Radiance Primer has been rested for all skin types. We suggest using the Blemish Control Primer to prevent acne flare ups.

                      Answered on 3/29/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
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