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on 6/8/2009 7:22:00 PM
More reviews by Iamsheherazade
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
The packaging is horrible. The pump clogged almost immediately so I had to use it to try and scrape some out of the jar, after a while it was impossible to get any out. This stuff is expensive so I was unhappy to have to throw a third away. The product itself is just okay but there are so many other options that are a lot easier to use (package wise) that I do not recommend. I wish I could rate this in the negative. ,.-~*´¨¯¨`*•~-.¸-(iamsherazade)-,.-~*´¨¯¨`*•~-.¸
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 6/7/2009 11:50:00 AM
More reviews by rasberryrose
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I bought this and tried it a few times underneath my mineral make up. I put this on one side of my face before make up and none on the other side. I asked my mom if she could tell the difference, and she said that the primed side looked a teeny bit less powdery. I couldn't tell that this helped with oil, at least not anymore than milk of magnesia does.
on 6/6/2009 1:07:00 AM
More reviews by xBrazenx
Hair: Red, Other, Other
So far, I'm loving this primer. I have oil issues in the t-zone (I know, who doesn't? Believe me when I say I could have been a supplier for Crisco by noon). Yes, it feels thick and greasy going on, but it dries and leave a smooth and silky finish. I use slightly less than a pea-sized amount for my entire face, first patting it on to my nose/forehead and then rubbing it in to my skin. It does help minimize the look of my pores to some degree, but I mainly love it for the oil control and lasting power it adds to my makeup. I've used it under colorstay and studiofix with no issues.
on 6/4/2009 5:50:00 PM
More reviews by miss_mandapanda
Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
I love this stuff. I am on my 3rd bottle after only having found out about it a little over a year ago. Its wonderful. Makes your skin so soft && silky. I put moisturizer on, let that soak in, then I will put this Smashbox on, leave it for 2-3 minutes, then foundation, concealer, powder. Sometimes I just put on the primer, & powder and I am good to go!!Its a bit expensive from Sephora, but worth every penny.
on 6/1/2009 5:24:00 PM
More reviews by joycecb
Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure
I've only tried 2 other primers but I liked this one the best. I put it on right before my foundation and I've had no problems with pilling or anything. My skin feels smooth and soft after I put it on and my foundation goes on like a dream. And I can use less foundation because it spreads so easily. My skin is not oily so I can't comment on that part of it, but on my normal skin it works beautifully. I have the large bottle that I use at home and a couple of the small tubes that I take on vacation. It's a bit pricey but I don't use that much at a time, so it lasts for quite a while.
on 5/31/2009 11:08:00 AM
More reviews by loarc
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
I am constantly in the search for the perfect primer. I have slightly oily clear skin with large pores so Im mainly concerned with oil control and pore filling ability. This was the first I ever tried but have tried many since (Clarins...sucks, YSL Top Secret...sucks, Clinique, Philosophy, Armani, Shisiedo, and CdP is on its the way) . Im giving it three lippie because it is just ok. My fluid foundation does go on smoother and it somewhat very temporarily fills in pores. But all in all not a memorable primer. I prefer philosophy the present and cliniques pore minimizer to this.
on 5/30/2009 8:44:00 PM
More reviews by honeyjr
Skin: Very Dry, Medium, Warm
Hair: Black, Straight, Fine
What a waste of money. I don't know if I got a bad one, but it pills like crazy! It's thicker than my Cinema Secrets primer and just rolls up into tiny little balls when I attempt to spread it across my face or even just on the back of my hand.I'm glad I found my CS primer which is a much thinner consistency and goes on smooth as buttah! LOL
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 5/29/2009 2:24:00 PM
More reviews by darling20
Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium
Not sure if this product justifies its price but since it does seem to make a positive difference in the look and application of my foundation, I'll likely be purchasing it again. Foundation goes on smooth and consistent and seems to maintain its coverage all day. *EDIT* Monistat chafing relief powder gel is just as good IF NOT BETTER than Smashbox Photo Finish..in fact, I like it a lot more considering how much cheaper it is! Never again will I spend $40 on a foundation primer. If you haven't tried Monistat, RUN - don't walk - to your nearest drugstore and pick some up!
on 5/26/2009 2:46:00 PM
More reviews by GoldenKatie
Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure
I bought the Smashbox Colour Correcting Primer in Green to tone down redness.i was So Hopeful having read so much about it that was positive. I have to be honest: i hate this product! It feels oily, made my face break out, and i'm so disappointed. honestly the worst corrector or primer i've used. i tried it again and and again, hoping it would end up with better results, but NO. I do not recommend it, sorry!
on 5/24/2009 11:20:00 PM
More reviews by Bourgeoisie
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Combination, Dark, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
I was recommended this product over and over again and viewed many positive reviews online, however I was not a fan!You have to be careful with how you apply this product, for me if I didn't tediously wait a while for it to dry it made my foundation go on WORST. It gives your skin a very velvety/silky feel for foundation application, but it definitely doesn't make your skin pore less or hide fine lines.
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