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Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting Foundation Primer ..
Smashbox Cosmetics: Photo-Finish Color Correcting Primer
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on 4/27/2017 6:25:00 PM
More reviews by lokkita
Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
Did nothing for my redness unfortunately. I found no discernible difference in the redness of my skin with this primer vs. the original clear Smashbox primers. It's not that it's a horrible primer, but it doesn't live up to it's claims.I also cannot stand the petroleum-y smell that Smashbox primers have, so I am moving on to a different brand.
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on 10/5/2016 4:23:00 PM
More reviews by melanirae
Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure
BREAKOUT CITYI really wanted to like this since it does seem to help with my redness (I have type 1 rosacea) but it made me breakout in tiny little white heads all over.
2 of 2 people found this helpful.
on 9/15/2016 8:08:00 AM
More reviews by MacAlpin
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
Was using this primer for the last 3 years. Love the coverage (does help with redness and I have quiet a lot on my cheeks), smooth finish, doesn't peel off when applying foundation after. And it last for ages I use it everyday ( even when not have make up on)and I only buy about 2-3 tubes a year. The only downside for me is the price so I switched to number 7 colour correcting one as it is way cheaper.
on 3/31/2016 7:51:00 PM
More reviews by BryonyA
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure
One of the best primers I've tried leaves a smooth finish, not drying and doesn't break out my ache prone skin and I will be trying more smashbox primers due to how good this formula feels. However as a colour corrector this does very little. It corrected some very light redness around my chin and mouth but did nothing for my rudolph nose and ruby cheeks. I found the natural collection colour correction from boots did a better job of hiding my redness and that's only £1.50 (this is a much lighter green so darker skin tones should be wary)
on 12/23/2015 9:55:00 PM
More reviews by alina08
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine
I did not find this to be an effective primer when I wanted to cover up redness. This simply offers a tinge of green to the skin, but I do not find it pigmented enough to actually color correct. It also helps to keep makeup on, but I learned that while I was using this, with my oily skin, these primers did not really help me to keep my makeup on for longer periods of time. Once I switched over to more effective foundations, I did not even need a primer. For me, this is just not a necessity and I would not repurchase.
on 12/23/2015 3:21:00 PM
More reviews by ssslasher23
Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Warm
Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse
This stuff is damn expensive; about $50 for the 1 fl. oz. tube. As far as priming the skin goes, it does a good job. It dries fast and makes my skin feel smooth instantly and doesn't break me out (I have extremely sensitive skin, so this is a huge plus for me). However, I don't find it does anything for redness! I have hyperpigmentation (acne scarring) and it doesn't do anything to even it out. Luckily, I got this as a sample from Sephora. Will definitely not purchase because it doesn't live up to its colour correcting claims.
on 12/22/2015 6:10:00 PM
More reviews by BDerby13
Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Cool
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
Definitely not my cup of tea. This is the first and only face primer I have tried and I'm not sure it's supposed to make my makeup under my eyes crease. I mean, after only 30 minutes of applying my makeup, it creases! The rest of my face is holds my makeup on pretty much all day. Maybe I'm doing something wrong? Not sure, but for the price and amount they give, I will not be buying again.
on 8/11/2015 7:19:00 PM
More reviews by 19carmelita92
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine
I love Smashbox Primers, and I thought I would try this one because I have a lot of redness to cover. Overall, I love the texture of it. It's very smooth and feels great on the skin. It doesn't make me break out either, which is a huge plus. It also plays nicely with any and all moisturizers. No balling up, separating, or caking.However, I didn't really notice a difference in the amount of redness on my face. I tried applying it more liberally to see if that would help, but then it just felt too thick and my face still looked about the same. I was completely underwhelmed. I don't really see a difference between this one and their Photo Finish Light primer. I even tried applying Photo Finish Light on half my face and Color Adjust on the other underneath my makeup to see if I could tell a difference, and I absolutely couldn't. Literally the only difference is that this primer is a tad thicker than Light. My makeup did stay on all day, though. At least Smashbox got that part right :) It's a very good primer in general, so I only took off one lippy. If you are looking for a true color adjusting primer, though, go elsewhere. It's not worth the money.
on 4/16/2015 1:04:00 AM
More reviews by delocke
Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool
this primer is the most expensive one i have ever bought. for the price, it is not worth it at all. i like the feeling of my skin after applying this silicone-based primer and my foundation goes on smoother, but it does nothing to reduce my redness and doesn't extend the wear of my foundation. my foundation lasts longer when i use a cheaper drugstore primer. i would not recommend this; save your money and pick up a cheaper silicone-based primer if that's what you're looking for.
on 2/23/2015 7:07:00 PM
More reviews by caityazimi
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
I do not like this primer. At all. The color expert at Sephora told me to get a green primer to counteract the redness of my skin, so I picked this one up on a whim. $15 for a small bottle. UGH! I HATE THIS. This does nothing to "color correct". This feels oily when you put it on, and it made my already oily skin even earlier. I try using more liberal amounts to achieve color-correcting, but it still does nothing. I regret buying this.
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