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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 288 reviews)

79%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (215)
  • Long lasting (121)
  • Good value (77)
  • Good pigmentation (63)
  • Goes on smoothly (49)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Daily use (99)
  • Oily skin (99)
  • Normal skin (87)
  • Sensitive skin (43)
  • Dry skin (38)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (79), Classic style (60), Trendy style (43), Budget shopper (36), Brand buyer (31)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Why Have I Not Tried This Sooner?

By Nicole L

from Silverdale, WA

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

I'm oily in the t-zone. I have pores on my cheeks next to my nose & in my highlight area on my forehead. I've opted for a BB Cream the past couple of months because I got tired looking like a grease ball. Picked this up for the first time & immediately fell in love with it! I love the formula; not too greasy & it dries down nicely. I used a flat buffing brush to stipple my foundation in & I have never seen my face so smooth before. I would definitely recommend this product.

TIPS: If you don't already know this, make sure you recognize the ingredients in your primer/foundation. Use a silicone primer with a silicone foundation. Use a water based primer with a water based foundation. ALSO...PAT do not rub it into your pores. The point it so fill the pores with it & rubbing it will not get them in to your pores. These will help with better application; trust me.

 
5.0

Prefer this one over the regular Photo Finish

By Emma

from Ohio

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

I have huge pores combined with acne scarring and combination skin so this worked much better than the regular Photo Finish Primer, I would definitely recommend this for spring/summer months when the oil is really an issue with my skin and my pores are noticeable. I didn't have high hopes for this making a difference but it definitely smoothed the appearance of my skin in combonation with my daily moisturized and primer spray. 9.3/10

 
2.0

Really disappointed

By Ruth

from Jackson, MI

About Me Classic Style

Verified Buyer

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

I had really high hopes for this product and was really looking forward to trying it. When I put my foundation on over it, my skin looked horrible! It made my pores MORE noticeable.

  • Age:
  • 30-44
 
5.0

I would by this product again

By Rish

from Norman Oklahoma

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use

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

    Makes my skin look great

    • Age:
    • 30-44
     
    5.0

    Obsessed

    By Luly

    from Paterson nj

    About Me Trendy Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

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

      I love the way it makes my make up stay in place and fresh all day

      • Age:
      • 30-44
       
      5.0

      By Jess

      from Utah

      About Me Classic Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Dry Skin
        • Normal Skin
        • Oily Skin

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

        I was hesitant to buy this product, but I'm so glad i did. I am very pleased with how well it keeps my makeup on my nose and chin which are the areas that makeup used to just come off. So happy with this product.

        • Age:
        • 30-44
         
        4.0

        Pore's be gone

        By G.I. Ginger

        from Bend, OR

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Good Value
        • Long Lasting

        Cons

        • Doesn't fully make them disappear

        Best Uses

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

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

        It does fill in the pores, it's not heavy or greasy. It doesn't fully make them disappear but does make them less noticable and helps with them make-up from sinking inot them.

        I'm a readhead with very sentive skin and oily T zones. This also helps a litte with the oily parts.

        • Age:
        • 30-44
         
        5.0

        This is the best I have ever used and I've tried everything

        By Carol

        from Tucson arizona

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Normal Skin
          • Oily Skin

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

          Soooth easily to apply

          • Age:
          • 60+

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          It does what it says

          By Jess

          from Cedar Falls Iowa

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Long Lasting

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Large pores

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

            It does what it says my pores looked smaller. I prefer other products that do the same if not better and are not so pricey.

            • Age:
            • 30-44
             
            4.0

            Highly recommended

            By Kimmy

            from Morgantown, WV

            About Me Classic Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply
            • Good Pigmentation
            • Good Value
            • I have spent a lot buying primers. Until now.❤
            • 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:

              Love it! The best primer of all!

              • Age:
              • 45-59

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              9 Questions | 9 Answers
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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:

                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

              • Q:

                How many ounces are in the travel sized primer?
                Asked on 11/20/2015 by skittles from Kentucky

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  0.5 oz.

                  Answered on 11/20/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
              • Q:

                Will this product clog pores?
                Asked on 10/8/2015 by mshell04 from US

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  The Pore Minimizing Photo Finish Foundation Primer is oil-free and formulated for all skin types. Smashbox Cosmetics does not test for or claim that this product is noncomedogenic (non-pore clogging). We hope this info helps!

                  Answered on 10/9/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
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