Rated 4.68 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review New holy grail primer ✨
— Review on the @smashboxcosmetics Photofinish Vitamin Glow Primer (which was gifted to me from @influenster )—
I'm a believer in primer, I really feel as though it really helps with the application and longevity of make up.
Lately because of it being chilly my skin has been annoyingly dry and I was worried of this making my skin oily because "glow" products tend to make me oily at the end of the day but this is lightweight and does exactly what it does. I have combination skin both oily and mostly dry and acne prone skin and this works perfectly for me. So this primer I tried with, light make up, heavy make up and no make up and it works amazingly overall! I'll just list down and try to summarize the pros and cons of this primer.
After a 2 weeks of using this:
- Helped wake up& brighten up my skin
- No breakouts. I was worried about this breaking me out because I have experienced light breakouts from the original photofinish primer.
- Healthy looking skin and smooth foundation application which I tried with a stick foundation, liquid foundation and tinted moisturizer.
- Softly blurred pores and this provides just enough hydration. It's also a water gel type of primer so it's a great hydrating primer for oily combo skin 🧡
- The packaging! I love how different it looks from the original tube. I love a pump on a primer and that white with the orange is just so pleasing to see on my vanity.
I'm going to be honest, I did not find any cons with this product. I do like how it has Vitamin B, C and E. In which they have properties that help with hydration, slightly help with damage to your skin and maybe help reduce skin discoloration.
Most Helpful Critical Review I just prefer matte...
With all of this quarantine and chill going on, I was actually able to test out the primer and give it a healthy shot. Now I have oily skin with previous history of bad, bad acne (currently having some breakouts), was on accurate, and now dealing with post scarring. I love love love when my skin is beautifully matte and poreless because my skin produces that "glow" all on its own without asking. This just didn't do it for me. It's a great primer and I can see how some who like having glowy skin would like this as it does just that but like I said, I don't need to be anymore glowy than I already am. It does go on very smoothly but doesn't do much for pores, but it has a wonderful citrus smell that takes me back to living in Florida. So I will continue to use when I am more in the sun and need the additional benefits this primer offers. Just not on a everyday basis. I did receive the Smashbox Cosmetics Vitamin Glow Primer as a gift.
Reviewed by 541 customers Glowing Skin
K B from Madison WI
This stuff is great! I received it as a sample and I love it. I need to purchase the full size. You can feel it tingle when you put it on and it makes your skin look amazing! And it's vegan!
I would buy this product again
KK from Vegas
I use this product before makeup
Sarah from FLORIDA
I just love this primer
You glow girl
Cody A. from Nashville, Tn
I bought the mini one because I wasn't sure if I would like it or not. Well, I absolutely love it! Makes my skin silky soft and can wear without makeup. Gives me a nice fresh feeling and a subtle glow. Will definitely purchase again!
Great for skin glow
dhamodahar from california
excellent primer cream
Just go with their regular primer
DaniGirlUA from Denver, CO
This actually made me breakout and had a heavier feel to it. Maybe I got a bad bottle, but I prefer their regular primer to this any day.
Dries out my face.
Nettie1970 from Wyoming
I skipped my moisturizer and just put this on my face. It left my face feeling dry all day.
So great for summer!
Mase328 from Charlotte, NC
This primer is so great! I bought it for the first time over quarantine and just ran out and ordered another bottle! I have very dry skin and have to use Clinique Intense Moisturizer during the winters (just to give you an idea of how dry). I've actually been wearing this primer overtop my normal hydrating routine just as is, no foundation. I have worn it under foundation too (liquid foundation) and found that you'll need to set it with a powder to avoid transfer. But between wearing masks everywhere right now and the southern heat, this primer is perfect as the last step in my skincare routine and gives my face a nice glow without any greasy shine. I'm a huge fan!
holy grail primer
melchristinep from West Palm Bch, FL
This was sent to me in a voxbox and now I literally use it every day mixed with my foundation. I love it so much and I will definitely be repurchasing when I run out of this bottle. I can't recommend it enough.
Love love love. Beat
xoxoxandiii from Chicago, IL
Love love love. Beat all expectations. I have oily/combination and very sensitive skin. I love that it's giving the skin nutrients while doing a job. Only thing I wish is if it were slightly more matte. Definitely recommend for everyday wear.
Lightweight and Hydrating!
jessicac227 from Miami, FL
I really love this product! I have it in my makeup kit because it works perfectly to make the skin beautiful and glowy! Foundation really buffs in beautifully. I would highly recommend!
Such an awesome primer.
jennxoxo from Jacksonville , FL
Such an awesome primer. Makes my skin super smooth and feels hydrated. Smells great , smells like citrus and very refreshing.
Leidy from CA
I got a sample of this product and I was surprised, I'm oily so I was unsure on trying this but it made my makeup look so good and it helped my makeup stay on.
i love it
ericam1 from Pine Bluff , AR
Omg it's so amazing!! I love it!! I love how my skin feel! It's so simple and fast to blend. I definitely recommend this
tla77 from United States
This is a great primer for summer - lightweight and foundation goes on smooth. I used it with the Nude foundation and it was very natural looking.
Jazz from IL
This product is okay. It has a nice consistency and it smells good, but I have used it maybe 6 or 7 times now before applying my makeup and I just don't think it makes much of a difference.
Love this for my oily skin !
patricia93 from Greenfield , IN
I think Most Smashbox primers are just okay.. but this one really surprised me! I love the smell and how light weight it is. It works surprisingly well for my oily skin, just gives me a natural glow. Been using this everyday I highly recommend it!
jamielynnl from RESCUE, CA
Love this one! Very moisturizing, and gives skin a nice glow. A great primer and it smells heavenly to boot!
Smells amazing, leaves skin
amandal198 from Fredericksbrg, VA
Smells amazing, leaves skin feeling baby soft, no oily skin feeling. I would definitely recommend to anyone with dry skin, it helps the makeup stay on all day, no creases. Amazing product. I will defiantly be buying again.
Great for my skin type!
julianeb3 from Chapin, SC
I always use this product before applying my make and sometime even as a part of my skin care routine. I wouldn't change anything about this product because it does really good for my skin. Since this product has became a part of my day to day life, I will definitely be buying it again!
This is seriously my
lorenb18f9 from Fort worth, TX
This is seriously my all time favorite primer. I have combo skin so I was a little hesitant because I felt it could push me over to the oily side. However, instead of making me look oily, it makes my skin look refreshed and glowy! Plus it smells great too so that's another plus.
anums9 from Montreal, QC
I really enjoyed this primer! I feel like I was putting on a very healthy skin moisturizer instead of a traditional primer. My makeup went on smoothly and left a more natural healthy glow when using it. I was already a fan of Smashbox Photo Finish Primer, but this new Vitamin Smashbox Cosmetics Vitamin Glow Primer you can wear it alone. I do recommend to all the makeup/ skincare lovers.
The glow this product
jessicaw295 from Garden City, MI
The glow this product gives on your skin is stunning I'm always getting compliments on my face glowing
I love smashbox and
lexi7303 from United States
I love smashbox and all their products. This one especially. It gives me the perfect prime for my makeup and it's so lightweight. I use it everyday and there is no downside to it. My favorite primer ever.
alexandraf51 from Lac La Biche, AB
I absolutely love the SMASHBOX PHOTO FINISH VITAMIN GLOW PRIMER! Overall I am not a huge fan of Smashbox primers, but this one changed my mind! It is vitamin enriched with vitamins B, C and E and gives my skin a nice healthy glow. I love that the product disperses a faint orange colour and smells a little like oranges! It applies easily and is not sticky upon application. It creates a soft and smooth canvas for my foundation and hides my pores and imperfections.