Smashbox Photo Finish Primer

3.2

1745 reviews

47% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.6

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.6

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone, Trisiloxane, Silica, Dimethicone/ Vinyldimethicone 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 Leaf Extract


Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

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.



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Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

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.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

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.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

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.


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Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

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.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

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.


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Age: 44-55

Skin: Very Dry, Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

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.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Blue

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!


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Age: Unknown

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

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!


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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Dark, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

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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