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SmashboxTravel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer

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Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer

0.5 oz Item 2275020

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#1 Face Primer Brand In The USA*

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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.

Click here to find your perfect Smashbox Photo Finish Primer!
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 536 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (451)
  • Long lasting (229)
  • Goes on smoothly (173)
  • Good value (156)
  • 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 (220)
  • Daily use (179)
  • Dry skin (149)
  • Sensitive skin (118)
  • Oily skin (110)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (122), Budget shopper (108), Classic style (104), Brand buyer (76), Trendy style (60)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

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5.0

best primer ever!

By hcody93

from 35674

Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

makes face smooth without being oily or dry. love it!

 
5.0

Great product!

By CJ

from Oregon City, OR

About Me Natural 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. I goes on easily and only takes a small amount. The makeup goes on evenly and the coverage is great with this. The other thing is that everything comes off easily with cleanser and water. I don't use a cream makeup remover or towelettes; I just use my regular cleanser and water.

    • Age:
    • 60+
     
    5.0

    love

    By Pris

    from Texas

    Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

    this is my favorite primer hands down it's smooth and sooo nice on. my skin feels like a baby booty with it on! a little goes a long way and only down side is the price lol

     
    5.0

    LOVE IT

    By CKEME

    from WATERFORD MI

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Good Value

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

      GLIDES ON YOUR SKIN AND MY MAKEUP LASTED ALL DAY.

      • Age:
      • 60+
       
      3.0

      No

      By Kendra

      from KY

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply

      Cons

      • Over priced

      Best Uses

        Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

        Same thing as maybelline primer baby skin. Except.maybelline better skin is better and more affordable.

        • Age:
        • 18-29
         
        2.0

        Very Oily and slick

        By Nicole

        from Atlanta, Ga

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Value

        Cons

        • Messy

        Best Uses

          Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

          It felt really greasy during application and not very "primer" feeling. My foundation beaded on top of it despite the very thin layer i applied. It seemed to stick on my dry patches and showed through my foundation. Even when the primer dried down my skin was slick and shiny, and i have very dry skin.

          • Age:
          • 18-29
           
          5.0

          I NEED THE FULL SIZE NOW!

          By Britt the Beauty Lover

          from Morrilton, AR

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Good Value
          • Long Lasting
          • Silky on the skin

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

            It truly is amazing. Makes a smooth base for foundation, and left me looking fantastic!

            • Age:
            • 18-29
             
            5.0

            Silky smooth

            By D

            from Florida

            About Me Trendy Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply
            • Good Value

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use

              Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

              Makes applying balance of makeup easy.

              • Age:
              • 45-59
               
              5.0

              Great for dry skin!

              By Ash.renee95

              from Guyton, GA

              Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

              I bought this primer when someone recommended it to me for my dry skin, and it's amazing.

               
              5.0

              Favorite primer

              By C C

              from Seattle, WA

              About Me Natural Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Long Lasting

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Dry Skin
                • Sensitive Skin

                Comments about Smashbox Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

                I have sensitive dry skin in most areas, large pores, but i usually get shiny through the day if i use foundation. This primer has worked the best to control the shine and keep foundation in place. I pair this with Dermablend foundation and Benefit's ' the POREfessional' (for my nose). If i use foundation over the Benefit product, it makes the pores more visible.

                • Age:
                • 45-59

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                18 Questions | 18 Answers
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                • 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
                • Q:

                  Hi,

                  I have already purchased the product but would still like to know if it is good for dry skin?
                  Asked on 11/30/2016 by Isha

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi There! The Photo Finish Foundation Primer is made for all skin types. We do make a primer for dry skin. It's called Photo Finish Hydrating Primer.

                    Answered on 12/1/2016 by Brand Expert from Smashbox Cosmetics
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