Smashbox • Photo Finish Primer • Primer/ Corrector
|Would buy this product again.||47%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown
got a sample in my smashbox foundation. i absolutely love my foundation, so far it's the only line that really matches my skin tone, so i thought i couldn't go wrong with using a primer by smashbox, wrong! 1. i think this dried out my skin and actually made my foundation look dry and flaky - and this is hard to do since i tend to have combo/oily skin 2. it made my foundation clump 3. i feel like it changed the tone slightly, making the foundation a little too light and ashy looking. i'm not really into mattifiers or primers under my foundation, but if i were to make one part of my routine, it wouldn't be this.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I bought a trial size of this product because I wanted to try it before committing. I'm so glad that all I bought was the trial size because it majorly clogs pores! The thing is, it does work for what it was intended to do. It smooths over the texture of your face so that makeup goes on smoothly and keeps your face oil from leaking and melting your makeup. But it WILL break you out. Not huge deep cystic zits, but little bumps, exactly where you applied it--which go away in a few days. Beware, use it only if absolutely necessary, and apply very sparingly.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
Deeeeeeeeee-sgusting! I have dry skin and I still don't like the way this product works. It clogs up pores and makes my foundation clump up in odd areas. The other products like Givenchy "Mister Mat" and Prescriptives "magic line corrector" is the same silicone based pore clogging mess.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Dark Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
This was the worst primer i have ever tried, it made my pores look huge and my makeup just looked greasy, I clearly cant see what all the hype is around this silicone garbage. I am now using mufe all mat and i love it, i use that in conjunction with my mufe hd foundation. Would not recommend to anyone unless you like the greasy look.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Dark Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This product does make my make last longer and look better. I have oily skin with this primer I did look as oily as I do with foundation and powder alone. But the downside is the breakouts. I would continue to use this product if it didn't cause breakouts.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I've never bothered to try this primer and I don't really know why. At first I thought I might like the photo finish light better, but after testing it out I didn't like the lotion like consistency of it. I love the regular version because it gives you that silky, smooth feel and makes your face feel the same way. I thought it might make my skin a little oily, but I have come to find out that it didn't at all. I am definitely a smashbox photo finish gal. I know there are a lot of mixed reviews on this product, I just think it really all comes down to personal choice. It is a bit expensive, 36USD but I believe the product will last a long time because you do not need much. The packaging is excellent to me, I love all things with pump. When I run out, I think I will definitely repurchase.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Medium, Cool Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I got this primer from one of Smashbox's kits and after months of testing it out on my skin I still have so much product left! The one I have is the travel size tube. Before this product I was using the Monistat Chafing Gel which is said to be a dupe of the Smashbox primer - WRONG! The Monistat broke me out with so many blackheads I lost count trying to extract them off my face! The Monistat gives a more matte thick feeling and the Smashbox has a more healthy moisturizing feel to it and it didn't clog my pores! I even compared this to the Sana Clear Pore Putty (which is an absolutely crappy product!) and it does not compare at all - it flakes!!!
The Smashbox primer has helped a lot on my dry, flaky winter skin - love it! My foundation glides on a lot easier and smoother making it look flawless every time. It works even better and more matte when applied over Aloe Vera Gel as a moisturizer! Try it out :D
This is my HG primer, no more shopping for cheap dupes and Asian brand primers :) I'm planning on getting the light formula as I've been told it's great for summer when I'm an oil slick hehe
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I think this is a really great product. I have the travel tube so I don't have any problems with the packaging. I really like the texture, it feels silky. I use the amount of probably the size of an m&m and that is all I need. No breakouts and keeps my makeup in place and looking fresh all day. Will definitely be repurchasing.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I don't love this at all. I have tried about 10 primers now and while this is cheap, it is really basic. Primers and correctors of all sorts have completely surpassed this product. This is like the standard GAP bra or something...lol, everyone has this lying around but uses something else most days. I like MUFE version much better, but since it's winter I go for the YSL SOIN PINCEAU ÉCLAT INSTANTANÉ Top Secrets Flash Radiance Skincare Brush, it's $$$ but so nice and great for travel. I also love Perfeckt, but that's pricey too. Anyway, this Smashbox product is good if you're young and don't yet have many skin concerns, but for others, look elsewhere.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I really don't have much to say regarding this primer because, well, it does nothing for your skin or makeup.
I may be in the minority here, but it does absolutely nothing for me.