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Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing

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Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing

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Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing is an oil-free, mattifying face primer that instantly blurs flaws, reduces the appearance of pores and controls oil for up to 8 hours.

Benefits:
  • Dramatically reduces the look of pores
  • Mattifies shine & controls oil all day
  • Smoothes & preps skin for makeup
  • Won't clog pores or cause breakouts
  • Water-resistant, smooth-glide texture
  • Leaves a soft, even finish
  • Cruelty-free

In a consumer study on 99 women after 1 use:
  • 97% saw the look of pores minimized
  • 97% said skin felt smoother
  • 96% felt makeup went on smoother

In a consumer study on 99 women after 1 week of use:
  • 93% said it worked well with their skin tone
  • 90% said it helped makeup last all day
  • 90% said makeup required fewer touch-ups

Photo Finish Pore Minimizing Foundation Primer is an Allure Best of Beauty winner. It works for all skin types but is ideal for oily and combination skin. It pairs best with liquid or cream foundation. This primer is non-acnegenic and ophthalmologist tested.

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



Warm with fingers before applying. Smooth a sheer layer over clean, moisturized skin. Wear alone, under Studio Skin foundation or even over makeup.

Studio tip: Pat over or under makeup anywhere you need a bit of shine control.
Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Silica, Isononyl Isononanoate, Isododecane, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Lauroyl Lysine, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phytosteryl/Octyldodecyl Lauroyl Glutamate, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Methicone, Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate, Water\Aqua\Eau, Coconut Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499).

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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SmashboxTravel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing
 
4.1

(based on 298 reviews)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (221)
  • Long lasting (126)
  • Good value (77)
  • Good pigmentation (66)
  • Goes on smoothly (49)

Cons

  • Flakes (20)
  • Wears off easily (19)
  • Pricey / poor value (18)
  • Difficult to apply (12)
  • Poor coverage (7)

Best Uses

  • Oily skin (104)
  • Daily use (101)
  • Normal skin (89)
  • Sensitive skin (46)
  • Dry skin (39)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (84), Classic style (60), Trendy style (45), Budget shopper (36), Brand buyer (31)

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5.0

Smooth and flawless

By SunnyD

from Detroit

Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

Love it. I bought this to get a smoother effect on my skin once my makeup was applied, it did just that. My skin tends to be oily sometimes and I feel like this helps. I wear only bare minerals power and Catrice bronzer and they look so well blended on top of the primer.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Game changer

By HaddockTheGreat

from Houston, Tx

Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

First off I never leave reviews, so this is big. Second, I have super oily/combination skin so most primers last an hour before my makeup slicks off. I just got done with work and a workout in an open air Houston gym (read humid af) and my makeup is still 90% intact. So def buying full size asap

 
5.0

Best primer

By Qudsia

from Pennsylvania

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Good Pigmentation
  • Long Lasting

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Oily Skin
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

    Totally in love with this primer. I have oil skin it control the oil no shine at all.

    • Age:
    • 30-44
     
    2.0

    Not for me

    By Roni

    from Media, Pa

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

    Left dry patches on my face

    • Age:
    • 30-44
     
    5.0

    Best primer ever

    By Sol

    from Tucson az

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Oily Skin

      Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

      I love it

      • Age:
      • 30-44
       
      5.0

      One if no the best primer I've ever had

      By Mafer

      from Locust grove

      About Me Trendy Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Long Lasting
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Oily Skin

        Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

        After moisturizer, I apply into my face, leaving the skin Soft and mate finishing

        • Age:
        • 30-44
         
        5.0

        I definitely recommend this product!

        By Lexi

        from Roseville ca

        About Me Trendy Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Long Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Normal Skin

          Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

          I love to apply this product with my finger tips. It glides on the face phenomenally and makes the face appear to be smooth and healthy. If you have large pores and is looking for a great primer to smooth out the pores I recommend this primer.

          • Age:
          • 18-29

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I've been using this for years as my everyday flawless look.

          By Stefanyee

          from Conroe, texas

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Good Pigmentation
          • Long Lasting
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Dry Skin
            • Normal Skin
            • Oily Skin
            • Sensitive Skin
            • Special Occasions

            Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

            I use this as my go to everyday. Makes my pores look small. People always comment on my skin. This is all I wear besides lipstick and mascars.

            • Age:
            • 45-59

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            I love this stuff

            By Nessa

            from San Antonio, TX

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply
            • Good Pigmentation
            • Long Lasting
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Oily Skin
              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

              I love how this stuff keeps my face so smooth with a matte finish. Keeps any oiliness and shine I usually have at bay! I barely even need to retouch up my face after my work day. I'll definitely continue to buy this.

              • Age:
              • 30-44

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Perfect Primer

              By sc

              from United States

              Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

              This makes my face oily by the end of the day. However, it holds my foundation very well.

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              • Q:

                How is this product different from the regular photo finish primer? also will this keep my foundation from sliding off my nose?
                Asked on 2/25/2018 by kaleighbree from Brandon,MS

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hello Gorgeous! The Pore Minimizing Primer is made for oily skin types with large pores. It will control oil and shine for up to 8 hours. Like the Original Photo Finish Primer it will act like a makeup magnet for a flawless look that will last all day.

                  Answered on 2/26/2018 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
              • Q:

                Do you put on moisturizer and then the primer? Or does the primer do a good job moisturizing without a face moisturizer?
                Asked on 9/27/2017 by Beckers718 from Fort Worth, TX

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hi There! Primers should be applied after cleansing and moisturizing the skin. If you want a Two-in-One we suggest Primerizer. It will replace your moisturizer and prime your skin.

                  Answered on 10/2/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
              • Q:

                I have oily skin and I am looking for something to make my makeup last all day and not look cakey. Would this suit my skin type?
                Asked on 9/10/2017 by Nicole from California

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hi There! The Pore Minimizing Primer is designed to control oil for up to 8 hours. It is excellent for oily skin types.

                  Answered on 9/11/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
              • Q:

                Will this primer work well with Too Faced Born This Qay foundation?
                Asked on 9/9/2017 by Jessica from AL

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hi There! Yes you can. The Pore Minimizing Primer will work with any foundation.

                  Answered on 9/11/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
              • Q:

                Hi I'm new to this primer thing,i have sensitive skin would this product be okay for my skin..thank you
                Asked on 4/15/2017 by amanda from providence florida

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hi There! For sensitive skin we suggest Photo Finish Primer Light. It will make your makeup last all day!

                  Answered on 4/21/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
              • Q:

                i have really dry skin and its tends to peel a LOT, will the product be ok?
                Asked on 3/18/2017 by #foxcatonfire from Houston,TX

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hi There! For dry skin we suggest using the Hydrating Primer.

                  Answered on 3/19/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
              • Q:

                Will this work with a mineral powder foundation?
                Asked on 2/10/2017 by Felicia

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hi There! Smashbox primers work very well under a mineral powder foundation. You'll love the way you look!

                  Answered on 2/13/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
              • Q:

                About how long can I continue using this before it expires?
                Asked on 2/2/2017 by Kasey from Connecticut

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hi There! The Photo Finish Primer: Pore Minimizing is safe to use for 12 months after opening.

                  Answered on 2/5/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
              • Q:

                Will this product dry out my skin?
                Asked on 1/25/2017 by kelsey from US

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hi There! The Pore Minimizing Primer is non drying.

                  Answered on 1/26/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
              • Q:

                Is this a silicon or water based primer?
                Asked on 11/25/2015 by ashley

                1 answer

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