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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 613 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (512)
  • Long lasting (273)
  • Good value (192)
  • Goes on smoothly (173)
  • Lightweight (150)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (36)
  • Wears off easily (12)
  • Causes breakouts (10)
  • Doesn't stay on (8)
  • Too greasy (8)

Best Uses

  • Normal skin (255)
  • Daily use (220)
  • Dry skin (177)
  • Sensitive skin (142)
  • Oily skin (132)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (153), Classic style (122), Budget shopper (108), Brand buyer (76), Trendy style (70)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

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2.0

Did not like

By Patience

from Baytown, Texas

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Long Lasting

Cons

  • Greasy

Best Uses

    Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

    I used this once before and liked it. But when I recently purchased this again it felt really liquidy and greasy. It did make my foundation last and look non greasy, but I didn't like the texture of this.

    • Age:
    • 18-29
     
    2.0

    Did not like it

    By Sarah

    from New York,

    About Me Trendy Style

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply

    Cons

    • Oily

    Best Uses

    • Normal Skin
    • Oily Skin

    Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

    I did not like this product at all. It made my skin very greasy/oily and made my makeup look melty. Not worth the money in my opinion.

    • Age:
    • 18-29
     
    4.0

    very smoothing. but doesn't last long.

    By Char

    from PIONEER CA

    About Me Trendy Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Good Value

    Cons

    • Wears Off Easily

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Normal Skin

    Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

    Great for smoothing lines and filling pores. Does not last long, though.

    • Age:
    • 45-59
     
    5.0

    Never disappoints

    By Ktov

    from Hamilton, NJ

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Good Value

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

      Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

      Thank goodness they have not changed this formula since I found it many years ago. Every time I try another, I always come back to this one. I'm done looking. This primer rocks

      • Age:
      • 45-59
       
      5.0

      I love this product

      By StaycieJ

      from Glendale CA

      About Me Classic Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Good Value
      • Long Lasting

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Oily Skin

        Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

        I use this product before I apply any makeup and I have seen a difference in how oily I get through out the day.

        • Age:
        • 18-29
         
        5.0

        Great Primer

        By Bama

        from Decatur, AL

        About Me Classic Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Good Value
        • Long Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Normal Skin

          Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

          I love this primer. It goes on so smooth and spreads evenly. Then make-up just glides on. Best I have tried!

          • Age:
          • 60+
           
          5.0

          Flawless

          By I love makeup

          from Maryland

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Good Value
          • Long Lasting

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Various choices for different skin types

            Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

            Made my foundation look extremely smooth and flawless!

             
            5.0

            My Go-To

            By Sarah

            from Jacksonville

            Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

            This is my go to primer for daily use. It's so great and it lasts a long time!

             
            5.0

            Love this

            By Becca

            from LA

            Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

            I use this primer everyday and I love it. I see this all over YouTube and I recommend this to everyone

             
            5.0

            My favorite product ever!!

            By MommaB3

            from Colorado

            About Me Classic Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply
            • Good Pigmentation
            • Good Value
            • Light weight
            • 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:

              A must have product!! Even if you don't want to wear make up that day. Apply after your moisturizer. It is so silky smoothe. I will never use another brand of primers!! Smashbox has my #1 vote!!❤❤

              • Age:
              • 30-44

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              • Q:

                Is this primer for oily skin?
                Asked on 7/19/2018 by darleneashley from Stockton , US

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hi There! The Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer is good for oily skin. We also make a Pore Minimizing Primer and a Primer Stick. These will also control oil.

                  Answered on 7/20/2018 by Official Answer from Smashbox US from Brand Answer
              • Q:

                Does this work well as an eyeshadow primer?
                Asked on 7/19/2018 by Minxymiu from MI

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hi There! We don't suggest using the Travel Size Photo finish Foundation Primer as an eyeshadow primer. For eyeshadow, we suggest using our 24 Hour shadow Primer - it acts like a makeup magnet and will hold eyeshadow in place for a full 24 Hours!

                  Answered on 7/20/2018 by Official Answer from Smashbox US from Brand Answer
              • Q:

                After using this, do you need a setting spray after you're done applying makeup?
                Asked on 6/29/2018 by Fanny from Wilmington, DE

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hi There! Setting sprays add a little extra insurance to your makeup look. They are great too refresh and set your makeup throughout the day. You do not need a setting spray after applying makeup with the Photo finish Primer.

                  Answered on 7/3/2018 by Official Answer from Smashbox US from Brand Answer
              • 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:

                Which Smashbox primer would pair well with a mineral powder foundation I also have somewhat oily skin as the day goes on
                Asked on 10/2/2017 by lori from NJ - New Jersey

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hi There! The Photo Finish foundation Primer pairs well with a mineral powder. It will also help control oil throughout the day.

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

                Is this product ok to use on very sensitive skin! I don't have problems with acne! With some products I have tried in the past, once I applied them to my face my skin would become irritated!
                Asked on 9/15/2017 by AA from MS

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hi There! The Photo Finish Foundation Primer has been tested for all skin types. You may want to try Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light. It has been specifically formulated for sensitive skin types.

                  Answered on 9/19/2017 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
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