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Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer

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Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer

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Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer is a transparent face primer gel that smoothes skin and blurs flaws. It was developed to help makeup look better and last longer on set.

Benefits:
  • Makeup lasts hours & hours
  • Fills in fine lines & pores instantly
  • Glides on to give you a flawless finish
  • Lightweight & oil-free
  • Protects skin from environmental pollutants, damage & stress with antioxidants vitamin A, E and peptides
  • Ideal for all skin types
  • Cruelty-free

In a consumer study on 103 women after 1 week of use:
  • 93% saw blurred imperfections
  • 93% saw smoother skin
  • 91% saw minimized pores & lines
  • 95% said it helped makeup go on flawlessly
  • 94% said it worked well with their skin tone
  • 94% agreed foundation blended more easily

The first product developed at Smashbox Photo Studios L.A., Iconic Photo Finish Foundation Primer has been a makeup artist must-have for more than 15 years. It's still their #1-bestseller.

Smooth a layer over clean, moisturized skin. Let it set for 15 seconds. Wear alone or under makeup. Can also be used over makeup for touchups.

Studio tip: Try it in your hair to tame frizzies.
Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Trisiloxane, Silica, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Extract, Propylene Glycol, Water\Aqua\Eau, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Cola Acuminata (Kola) Seed Extract, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract.

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
 
4.5

(based on 560 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (471)
  • Long lasting (241)
  • Goes on smoothly (173)
  • Good value (167)
  • Lightweight (150)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (36)
  • Wears off easily (11)
  • Causes breakouts (10)
  • Doesn't stay on (8)
  • Too greasy (8)

Best Uses

  • Normal skin (229)
  • Daily use (193)
  • Dry skin (158)
  • Sensitive skin (126)
  • Oily skin (116)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (132), Classic style (109), Budget shopper (108), Brand buyer (76), Trendy style (63)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

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1.0

Disappointed

By AAJmama

from Palmdale, CA

Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

It claims to be oil free but when I took the top, I didn't even squeeze the bottle and liquid was running down and seemed to be oily. When I put it on my face (which is already oily) it was a mess.

 
5.0

Holy grail of primers!

By Liz

from East Hanover, NJ

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

    Although it's peicey, it's worth it! My face is always hydrated and my foundation and concealer doesn't rub off onto my clothes or transfer onto anything. I wouldn't even want to test any other primers. Hands down, this one is my fav!

    • Age:
    • 18-29
     
    4.0

    Use for large pores

    By h.p.

    from Detroit, MI

    About Me Classic Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

      This product works best for me in areas where I have large pores. I didn't notice much of a difference on anything else.

      • Age:
      • 18-29
       
      5.0

      I loved

      By Liz

      from Chicago

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

        Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

        I love this primer

        • Age:
        • 30-44
         
        5.0

        Smashbox

        By Cherylann

        from Gray, Tn

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Dry Skin
          • Normal Skin

          Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

          I was looking for a Primer to take away my visible pores and it works

          • Age:
          • 30-44
           
          3.0

          I like it, but I just don't use primer.

          By monse

          from Stocktob

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Good Value

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Normal Skin
            • Sensitive Skin

            Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

            I liked it, i just felt like my makeup looks the same with it without it honestly.

            • Age:
            • 18-29
             
            5.0

            Absolutely love this product

            By Love

            from Utah

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply
            • Long Lasting

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use

              Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

              I've been searching for a good primer to stop my foundation/concealer from sinking into the pores on my cheeks. After reading the reviews I decided to give this a try. It took care of my problem! No more makeup sinking into my pores. It does everything it claims to. Love this product

              • Age:
              • 30-44
               
              3.0

              I would not buy this again.

              By Mia

              from Ohio

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Good Pigmentation
              • Long Lasting

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                  I dislike this primer, it does make my foundation look nice. But it is so greasy. I bought it because everyone said it was amazing so i bought it. It is so greasy and not worth it for the price.

                   
                  5.0

                  Had to buy this!

                  By Krista

                  from USA

                  Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                  Got it in a sample packet from Ulta twice, finally decided to try it. It makes my foundation look incredible. I decided to buy this size before purchasing the larger size, but I expect I will get the larger when this size runs out. It goes on so smoothly, cuts down on my amount of creasing, and makes my skin looks incredible.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Inlove

                  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:

                    Its a very good priner for foundation. Im inlove with this product its my everyday go to product...

                    • Age:
                    • 30-44

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                    • Q:

                      Is this good for dry skin? My skin is like the desert! :(
                      Asked on 3/28/2018 by DoraB from Missouri

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi There! For dry skin we suggest Primerizer.

                        Answered on 3/29/2018 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                    • Q:

                      Can you use more than one of these primers at the same time?
                      Asked on 1/15/2018 by Beauty starter from Frisco, tx

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Yes you can. At Smashbox we call it a Primer Cocktail. We don't suggest mixing the primers together. Instead, use them strategically on the face to address skin concerns. For instance, apply the Pore Minimizing Primer to the nose and forehead to control the look of pores and oil; then use the Iconic Photo Finish Primer around the perimeter of the face to blur fine lines.

                        Answered on 1/17/2018 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                    • Q:

                      is the travel size photo finish primer a different formula than the normal sized photo finish primer? The travel size primer is much more watery than the normal sized one.
                      Asked on 12/26/2017 by Grace from undisclosed

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi There! The Travel size Photo Finish Primer is the same formula as the regular size Photo Finish Primer.

                        Answered on 12/28/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                    • Q:

                      Can I use this over concealer and not foundation??
                      Asked on 11/23/2017 by Denaye from undisclosed

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi There! Absolutely. The Photo Finish Foundation Primer works well under foundation, or concealer, or both!

                        Answered on 11/27/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                    • Q:

                      Can you wear this primer alone (no foundation?)
                      Thanks
                      Asked on 11/14/2017 by basic from New Jersey

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Absolutely! It will make the skin appear smoother and softer and reduce the appearance of texture.

                        Answered on 11/16/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                    • Q:

                      I'm in need of a really good primer that could last me long but not break me out. I have combination skin and want something that can also help with my pores. Would any of you recommend this to me?
                      Asked on 6/19/2017 by Perla from Illinois

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi There! The Photo Finish Foundation Primer is made for all skin types. It will control oil and minimize the appearance of pores and and fine lines! The proof is in the primer!

                        Answered on 6/20/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                    • Q:

                      Hello! I was wondering is this a good primer for me if as the day progresses my skin gets more oily?
                      Asked on 5/18/2017 by Anja from Chicago, US

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi There! The Photo Finish foundation Primer will definitely help control oil throughout the day.

                        Answered on 5/22/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                    • Q:

                      Is this better than the Smashbox Prime Water? Does it minimize pores?
                      Asked on 2/22/2017 by Jazz from Saginaw MI

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi There! We love the Primer Water because it primes, refreshes and sets the skin. To minimize pores we suggest using the pore minimizing primer.

                        Answered on 2/23/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                    • Q:

                      How well does this cover redness? I'm 43 and as I age my skin seems to get redder on my cheeks.
                      Asked on 2/7/2017 by Primer newbie from Indiana

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi There! For redness we suggest the the Photo Finish Foundation Primer - Adjust. It will reduce redness and even skin tone.

                        Answered on 2/9/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
                    • Q:

                      Is this product good for oily skin as compared to the light version?
                      Asked on 1/6/2017 by Brianna from US

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi There! The Photo Finish Foundation Primer is excellent for oily skin. The light version is more for sensitive skin.

                        Answered on 1/6/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
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