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Smashbox Photo Finish

Foundation Primer 1 oz (30 ml)

$36.00

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#1 FACE PRIMER BRAND IN THE USA*
*Source: NPD US Prestige Beauty Tracking Service, 12 months ending October 2015

What is It?
Say goodbye to visible pores! Prime to perfection, plus dramatically blur and reduce the appearance of pores instantly and for up to 8 hours. This non-drying formula also absorbs oil all day for flawlessly smooth, shine-free skin.

Why is It Unique?
The first step to any great close-up is great skin--skin that's free of fine lines and pores. We developed this formula to dramatically blur and reduce the appearance of pores instantly and for up to 8 hours. It also mattifies shine and controls oil for up to 8 hours. Think of it as the Powerblur--and the best way to start your makeup every day.

Bragging Rights:

  • Visibly reduces & blurs pores—instantly!
  • Mattifies shine & controls oil  for up to 8 hours
  • Sweat & humidity-resistant

 

Once you've tried Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer for yourself, you'll see why it has won more than 10 awards from major publications like Martha Stewart Weddings, New Beauty, Marie Claire, InStyle and Redbook. The formula is a favorite among people with all skin types, and many professional makeup artists rely on it to get their clients ready for photo shoots and the red carpet.

While Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer extends the life of makeup by allowing it to last for up to eight hours without any need for touch-ups, the formula also treats the skin to beneficial ingredients. Green tea and grape seed extracts and vitamins A and E create an antioxidant barrier to free radical damage that can contribute to premature signs of aging. These ingredients also have anti-inflammatory properties to reduce redness and puffiness and leave the complexion calmed and soothed. The primer helps control oil production to keep makeup from becoming diluted. It also combats shine, but it never dehydrates the skin.

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer is formulated to meet the needs of all skin types. Made without parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate, phthalates, talc or fragrances, the primer is gentle on sensitive skin. It's also oil-free to suit oily, congested and blemish-prone complexions. Due to its skin-perfecting benefits, the primer can be worn alone on days when you want to skip foundation, and it can also be dabbed on as a spot treatment for areas prone to shine.

Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone, 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 Seed Extract, Camellia Oleifera (Green Tea) Leaf Extract

Wear alone, over/under makeup, or dab on for touch-ups. Pat on anywhere you need a bit of shine control. 

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

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Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer, 1 oz
 
4.3

(based on 7 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (7)
  • Goes on smoothly (7)
  • Lightweight (6)
  • Blends well (4)
  • Long-lasting (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Light to medium coverage (4)
  • Full coverage (3)
  • Normal skin (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (5)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (3)

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5.0

Perfect Primer

By 

from NJ

describe yourself Budget Buyer

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Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Easy To Apply
  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Lightweight
  • Long-Lasting
  • Matte Finish

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Every day use

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer, 1 oz:

    THe matte effect is perfect

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium

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    4.0

    Wonderful primer, but...

    By 

    from New York, NY

    describe yourself Brand Buyer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Easy To Apply
    • Goes On Smoothly
    • Matte Finish

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Full Coverage
      • Light To Medium Coverage
      • Normal Skin

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer, 1 oz:

      The product serves its purpose, however the chemical scent is quite overwhelming.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Deep

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      (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Smashbox is SMASHING!

      By 

      from Vero Beach,Fl

      describe yourself Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Easy To Apply
      • Goes On Smoothly
      • Good Pigmentation
      • Lightweight
      • Long-Lasting
      • Matte Finish

      Cons

      • Poor Coverage
      • Pricey / Poor Value
      • Too Greasy

      Best Uses

      • Light To Medium Coverage
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer, 1 oz:

      Just use a REAL little bit. It is not oily but blends in easily and you do not need a lot. A little goes a long way! I don't notice that it evens out my skin any but both my mom and fiancé, on two separate occasions, made it a point to tell me how flawless and glowing my face looked. My fiancé normally likes me better without make-up so I was surprised. I don't always use the BB cream because I admit, I do have nice skin and don't wear foundation & the BB cream is sort of like that, then the powder. It is just layers of stuff on my face! I am only 46 yrs old but some people really HAVE to wear make-up so I should be greatful. I just think less is better.
      The primer IS pricey for me, but I figure it will go a long way so it will be worth it!

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Not worth the price

      By 

      from Jersey City, NJ

      describe yourself Budget Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Goes On Smoothly
      • Lightweight
      • Matte Finish

      Cons

      • Doesn't Stay On
      • Pricey / Poor Value

      Best Uses

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer, 1 oz:

        I don't understand why this product has consistently gotten such rave reviews. I agree with the other reviewers that this primer is easy to apply and lightweight. It does help foundation to go on more smoothly, but contrary to its claims, it doesn't increase the longevity of the foundation. Overall, I don't think it works any better than primers that are a fraction of the price. Save your money!

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium

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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Most Favorite Primer

        By 

        from Colorado Springs, CO

        describe yourself Budget Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Goes On Smoothly
        • Lightweight
        • Long-Lasting
        • Noncomodegenic

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
          • Dry Skin
          • Full Coverage
          • Light To Medium Coverage
          • Mature Skin
          • Normal Skin
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer, 1 oz:

          I've tried quite a few primers, but this is my aboslute favorite. It minimizes pores, and allows for a really nice, even coverage of your foundation. I have a difficult time using any other primers now that I know how great this one is. I love it because it keeps my skin from absorbing all the stuff in foundations that cause me to break out. I absolutely love it and absolutely recommend it. Yes, it is a little pricey, which is why I like to wait for the Jumbo Primer Sale that SmashBox has once a year. You can get a tube a little over twice the size for a little less than twice the price. Totally worth it in my book.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          WORKS GREAT!

          By 

          from Minneapolis, MN

          describe yourself Brand Buyer

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          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Lightweight
          • Long-Lasting
          • Moisturizing
          • Pore-minimizing

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Dry Skin
            • Full Coverage
            • Light To Medium Coverage
            • Normal Skin

            Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer, 1 oz:

            I wish I discovered it earlier!
            The greatest thing about this product is that it does not let your skin absorb the foundation, which also at the end helps the foundation stay longer (aside from the fact that your skin is now NOT "eating" all the harsh chemicals found in foundations, powders, etc.)
            I love it and I think it makes my skin look smoother and silkier.
            You first reaction could be that it's a bit oily. You'll soon see that it's not. Even if you still feel the oiliness on your skin during the day, it is a GOOD kind of oiliness that hydrates your skin and makes it soft and glowy.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Love this product!

            By 

            from Michigan

            describe yourself Budget Buyer

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Blends Well
            • Easy To Apply
            • Goes On Smoothly
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer, 1 oz:

                Love this product! It is light weight and very easy to apply. Really helps make up stay fresh looking through out the day.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Deep

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