Smashbox • Photo Finish Luminizing Primer • Primer/ Corrector
|Would buy this product again.||57%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I will buy a different Smashbox primer next time, just not this particular one. It definitely helped with foundation application. It is not good for cool skin tones though - but if you are a medium warm, it would probably be great for you. On my NC15 skin, it just looked orange unless I used a very, very thin layer. I much prefer the green color correcting one.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Blue
This is a review of the oil free version. I really love this primer. All of the primers I have previously used that have claimed to give you ‘luminosity’ or ‘glow’ or any other such light reflecting properties have made my face look like a glitter disco ball or look like I have been caught in an oil slick. Smashbox really have got it just right. It really does give you what appears to be a natural glow, and helps some of the more matte foundations look more natural without making you look greasy. My skin has become oily recently due to changes in medication and I have found my liquid foundations slipping off and going patchy quickly. This primer definitely helps my foundation last longer, and the luminizing properties help my skin to have an appearance of healthy vitality. I am really impressed with this product. I only wish it wasn’t so expensive.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
This is a nice formula, which i knew it would be considering I've used the adjust formula for years. However, it's too dark on my NC15 skin, and makes me look orange. I wanted to get something to brighten up my complexion since I'm opposed to tanning. Unfortunately, this didn't do it for me. I can see it being nice on darker skintones though.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I received this as a gift and I really like it! It is quite shimmery and can look a little dark on my skin so I only use this if I have a tab or I'm going out in the night. I actually mix a dab of this with my light primer and apply it to my face. It adds a nice glow along with the functions of a primer. I don't think I would repurchase only as its a little dark on my normal skin colour.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I got a huge sample of this primer from the beautician at Shopper's Drug mart. It lasted me over three months, but I will still re-purchase when I run out. This primer is definitely concentrated, so much bang for your buck, I apply very small amounts all over my face (including lids), with my armani foundation brush, then rub in rest with clean finger tips. It gives my medium complexion a really great glow when I'm pale, although if I over apply I can look pretty Snooki like. As for a primer, well it's just as good as the other Smashbox primers !
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Blond, Straight Eyes: Blue
Thank you Sephora for giving me a nice travel size version of this after i was telling you how much I am committed to the Smashbox original primer. I am mid 30's with medium complexion and wear this under my Nars sheer glow foundation. It works just as good as the original primer ( which fyi, I have tried many other primers and find this to be my favorite). I love silicone!-and will definitely purchase this once the travel size runs out.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Other, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
The shimmer and silicones in Photo Finish Luminizing foundation primer are not well suited to mature skin. Looks peachy bronze in the tube but goes on almost clear, however it's probably best for medium skintones (NC30-40?), rather than the lightest or deepest skintones.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Olive Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
i love this primer. i have (naturally) tan, olive skin and this gives me a nice glow. i wouldnt wear it alone though b/c it is a bit sparkley orangish, but under foundation it is amazing! i would not suggest this to fair skinned girls though.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Tan Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I love this! I have very oily skin, so I was hesitant to try this product. I tried it for a whole week straight and I loved it! It didnt make my skin more oily, it gave it a nice glowy finish, which I love!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Blue
I had tried the GREEN tinted Photo finish primer, i have very sensitive skin, acne prone, also oily throughout the day. I loved the way the primer made my skin have that yellowish green glow to it. But it made my foundation melt off my face and the makeup seemed to separate off my skin on a hot day. It surely did not work for me.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I thought this would be a nice luminizing primer saving me the time that I use to mix the original primer with a luminizing liquid. Instead it is too dark and turns anyone from fair to medium skintones into a pumpkin face. It worked wonderfully for my Indian friend who is dark complected.
If Smashbox is going to make this product so dark, they need to release a lighter version for those of us with fairer skin. The biggest disappointment of a product from SmashBox I've ever tried.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
Expensive for me but I won't use it everyday so I expect it to last at least six months. I'm not 100% satisfied with this product, but considering my age (37) and all the sun damage - it is pretty good. It seems to fulfill its promise moreso than MAC Prep and Prime - at least for me - by providing that light "canvas" before applying foundation and concealer. Perhaps I would benefit more from the colour correction version but I wanted to try original first. I will try that one next and unless I can find something similar or better for a lower price I will stick with this product!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Green
This is an utterly lovely product, esp for older skin, I'd say. I wouldn't wear it on its own - it looks a bit like sparkley bronzer when first applied, not a fabulous look this side of the 1970s - but under cream foundation it's amazing - keeps my makeup there all day and gives my skin a really natural looking glow. It helps conceal pores too and feels lovely on my skin. I've tried loads of primers - and am a bit of a fan of Smashbox's basic photofinish primer insomuch as it definitely keeps my foundation on, but I didn't like the matte look it gives me. This product solves that conundrum.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I have tried almost all of the Smashbox primers and I love this one the best!!!!! It is perfect for pale, older, dry skin gals like myself. But, I think it would work for other complexions and skin types as well. This is wonderful to put under fair foundation to add a little believable color. I also notice that it softens and smooths out the lines around my eyes as soon as I apply it. So it gives me much needed color and blurs the lines around my eyes. I can't ask for much more. And it also keeps my makeup looking fresh all day!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!
P.S. I buy it in the travel size tube so that I don't have to mess with the pump.