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Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer
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on 12/27/2005 9:10:00 PM
More reviews by turtlelover22
Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
THANK GOD i recieved this in a swap!!!!! this was horrible, i see why the girl i swap with was so quick to send this to me! smashbox should be rushing to remove this product. if you are thinking about using this DONT waste your time. just got to walmart and get N.Y.C. eye shadow primer its cheaper and it works much better.
3 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 11/13/2005 1:27:00 PM
More reviews by slavetoshopping
Skin: Acne-prone, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
Both lip and eye primers are dry. The lip primer is a really light color that will change your lipstick color. Lame.
2 of 2 people found this helpful.
on 6/18/2004 11:54:00 PM
More reviews by miribre
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
The primer is probably the worst make-up product I have purchased. The eyeshadow does not stay on longer or better. Same with the lipstick. I could also apply concealer instead. It has a poor quality for $20.
on 11/22/2011 10:52:00 PM
More reviews by cinnamonpink
Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Medium
thankfully I bought this at a warehouse sale..this is just such an awful product. At firsrt i thought I received an old one or something and maybe something had happened to the formula but after reading reviews i guess this is the way it's supposed to be...anyways! The lid primer part of this first of all is very tough and chalky....tough meaning it does not glide on eyelids, but I have to press on my eyes really hard to get some on or I just take some off with my finger in order to put some on my lid. And then after that I can't even blend it on my eye, I thought it would be a more creamy texture since it goes on such a delicate area but no...and it just sits there...The lid primer is the worst I have ever tried... not only is the texture awful but all my eyeshadows crease when i wear this...The lip primer is pretty much a lost cause as well, I don't remember it being anything spectacular but I know I was so put off by the performance of the lid primer I lost all faith in the product altogether.
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on 10/14/2009 7:01:00 PM
More reviews by rickisyed
Skin: Very Oily, Tan, Warm
I got a deluxe sample of this lid primer in a smashbox kit. I am an Urban Decay (UD) primer girl, but decided to try it. It works very similar, this one is more nude in color. It held up just as well as the UD primer. My lids are pretty oily but I wore this all day without any problems, and my lid color looked radiant even at the end of the night. I actually dont notice any other difference between this and UD based on performance. However, this primer is .1oz for $20, and UD primer is $17 for .34oz. Still I think this works just as good as UD. I'm actually surprised by the bad reviews because i think its a good product. I would recommend either one.
on 8/2/2009 10:08:00 PM
More reviews by laviinia
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure
I was just finishing my previous lid primer and was looking forward to try something new...And it's not always a success...Like this time, when the lovely sales girl told me to try Smashbox lid&lip primer. A total disappointment!!! My eyeshadow greased within hours and the the primer itself is kind a chalky, not smooth at all!! I had to scrub the rest off...I was trying it couple of times, thinking that I'm doing something wrong, I let it try longer and etc., but the same disastrous result occurred. Although the lip primer will give those who have very pigmented lips a nice even base.So I wont never buy this one again and it's kind a pricey as well...ughhhh....
on 3/18/2009 1:37:00 AM
More reviews by oneofmylies99
Skin: Combination, Tan, Not Sure
The eye primer just didn't work for me. My shadow creased very quickly with this, it was kind of a joke, really. I played with it for a little while, I thought maybe I applied too much so I tried less and it was pretty much the same. It has stick concealer consistency and a bit harder to blend into skin than other eye primers. What I do like about it is the lip primer. I've never used a lip primer before but was excited to try this since I have very pigmented lips and this shows up as a really really pale yellow/grey color. I've tried putting a bit of foundation and concealer on my lips before to tone them down as suggested by MAs and beauty editors but led to disastrous results. They would would feather and dry my lips out giving the lip color over it a really bizarre and ugly effect. But I don't get that at all with this lip primer. This primer has a really slick lipstick consistency, similar to the old Shu Uemura Lolishine lipsticks. The result with this primer is truer color as it is meant to be because my natural lip color is pretty much blocked from showing through and changing the color of the lippie. Lipsticks are a bit less likely to slide off too. I didn't find this drying either. And I love the packaging - the size, how it feels and looks. I wish Smashbox didn't make this a dual-end product and just made the lip primer on its own. As it is you receive about .02 oz of each product and it costs $24.I won't be buying this again because the eyelid primer is pretty terrible.
on 3/14/2009 9:58:00 PM
More reviews by MsLips
I really dislike this. It's not serving its purpose..the shadows still crease with this on. I haven't tried the lip side yet.
on 12/27/2008 9:03:00 PM
More reviews by shnarch
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
I was shopping with my sister and asked for that product for Christmas as the SA recommended it as a primer... it is an AWFUL primer, my favourite shadows I smear on top turn chalky. I had to scrub it off to put on my makeup.
on 4/18/2007 1:01:00 AM
More reviews by darknessa
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
This was, quite possibly, the worst product that I have ever encountered. This product was expensive, poorly made and completely ineffective. As countless others have said, this product is DRY, DRY, DRY - which makes it useless. The cap for the lip primer was busted and wouldn't go down all the way despite being brand new. The lip primer was way too matte and didn't prime properly - it blended into my lipstick creating a nasty lip color. I couldn't get the lid primer across my clean eyelid because the product was too hard, even after running it (covered) under warm tap water twice. A third attempt resulted in...teeny tiny primer chunks over my eyelid. It is not a matter of figuring out how to use it like, say, some of Kevyn Aucoin's products. It is a CRAP PRODUCT. Thank god for Sephora's return policy.Would I ever purchase this again??? HELL TO THE NO! continued >>
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