This product, I wanted to love it but it just makes my skin feel like an oil slick. However there is a new oil-free version which I will try after I finish what I am already using. It is great for dry skin people, my mom uses it and is in love!!!!!!!
As far as primers go, this particular one is not very impressive. It feels somewhat oily and doesn't cause make-up to last longer. You do receive a lot of product in one package, but Smashbox Primer is nothing special.
love the feeling of it but i dont think it really does anything for how my makeup looks at the end of the day . i think looks the same like before when i was not using any primer. im trying some new one will see how that goes.
I had never tried a primer before SmashBox, so I was not sure what to expect, but as always, SmashBox delievered fantastic results.
The product made my skin gorgeous with a matte finish, making my lines truly less visible and my pores softer, I was really astonished. The formula is really adaptable in the sense that it is easy to put on a foundation on it without it shifting or becoming cakey, etc.
Felt great and I really think my face looks perfect when I use it. Very happy with the results and constantly suggest it to my friends.
This product does make my skin tone even and feel super soft. However, after a few hours I noticed oil showing up. More so then when I don't wear a primer! Dr. Bandt Pores No More is more expensive but it does hold the oil away all day.
I have sensitive, combination skin. I heard rave reviews about this. While my foundation did look decent, I was breaking out all over the place and after two hours my face was sooooo shiny, which I never have a problem with. I think this stuff is pure silicone,
Iam an avid user of MACs prep + prime skin and I heard rave reviews on Smashboxes photo finish primer. After buying the tiniest little bottle for 16$ I'm so unhappy. My face is super oily today and I have been blotting non-stop. I never have to do this with prep + prime. I'm returning this crap tonight ;)
I got a little sample of this from Sephora and I have to say, I was impressed. The texture was completely different from other foundation primers i've used (i've used the sheseido the makeup pre-makeup cream) and while i was a little apprehensive about putting this goopy product on my face, i was pleasantly surprised by the result. I have sensitive, acne-prone skin and I always hesitate straying from my regular skin regiment. But it glided on smoothly and my face felt pretty soft. I had a little flaky patch at the time i used this product and it seemed to cover that up pretty well. THen when i used my bare minerals over it, it gave me a nice even, satiny and dewy finish. The only problem was, i felt that it clogged my pores a bit, which makes me hesitant to use it every day. It also didn't hold as long as i would have liked, i felt like my bare minerals was coming off my face by the end of the day.
So when my sample ran out, i bought the full size of the photo finish light - and it was a completely different, creamy texture which i wasn't a fan of since i had already tried the creamy kind (sheseido). It also didn't give me the skin texture that i loved when i used the regular photo finish primer. So all in all, i am looking forward to buying the full size regular photo finish soon, but I doubt i'll use it every day for fear of clogged pores.
I tried this along with Philosophy's the Present and like both for different reasons. This makes applying liquid foundation a breeze! It glides on smoothly and makes your skin look wonderful--for about 4 hours. Then the oilies set in. This does NOTHING to help control oil, and you wil need to blot/reapply powder throughout the day. I find I need far less foundation when I use this though, and powder helps set the look. I do not use this in the summer though, as any humidity in the air just causes the oil to show through sooner.
You will like the way your skin looks and feels--for half the day any way. If you don't need liquid foundation and can get away with just powder, I recommend the Present--just be sure to read the reviews on the best way to apply it.
This was recommended to me by Enkore. I have fine lines under my eyes, that concealer won't go into. More concealer makes it worse. At first I applied too much of the photo finish trying to fill in the lines, and this caused little product balls when I added the concealer. Then I used just a tiny bit with my finger, and problem solved! With my 8x mag. mirror I can still see the lines, but nobody else can! Love it!