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Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light, 1 oz
Smashbox Fan Brush #22
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on 11/3/2018 10:34:00 AM
More reviews by Alekskors
Skin: Sensitive, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
I have just started using primers. I wanted a product that makes make up last longer and look fresh until way into the evening. This primer has a very nice soft silky feel but unfortunately it does nothing to make up. It makes no difference on my skin, which is sensitive, prone to redness and acne.
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on 4/8/2018 12:42:00 PM
More reviews by witchofLight
Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine
i bought it cause i read very good reviews from Harper's Bazaar.It was a best seller.It used to help my foundation stay 7-8 hours, but now it stays 3 hours.Dissapointed.I don't know if I will buy it again
on 1/28/2018 10:24:00 PM
More reviews by moroccanpure
Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
This is a great product, my only one wish is that they returned it to having the more robust square plastic packaging that it had about 6 years ago as I am not totally convinced with the new packaging.The product itself is still as good as ever as a base primer.
on 12/2/2017 5:23:00 PM
More reviews by zakitis
Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
Well i read many reviews here and i will agree either you hate it or love it. Well for me i loved it, it moisturizes the skin, blurrs out perfections, did not break me out and you can also use it on eye area. And it does not have this silicon feeling which i hate. It perfectly moisturizes the skin and absorbs very quickly. I used it together with Estee Lauder Double Wear and the effect was simply WOW! The make up artist of Smashbox made me this combo and it was like so silky, my big pores were blurred, my dry patches were gone...i set it with the smashbox powder. Agree with other readers this primer do not control oilyness neither prolongs staying power but my skin felt comfortable all the time. I love this primer gotta say! I have oily skin with huge pores with acne scarring...and my skin is dehydrated as well! What is very important try your foundation with this primer, every primer acts differently with different foundation. Anyways never buy anything without trying product at least two times. I really liked this primer, i tried other primers from Smashbox and this was somehow my fave. Note-i tried this in wintertime. Cannot comment how will behave in warmer climate!
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on 12/1/2017 1:36:00 AM
More reviews by thenaturediva
Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Brown, Neutral
Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine
VERDICT: This is an AMAZING PRIMER!FOR REFERENCE: -I use the NARS Sheer Glow foundation. Makeup wear time on me remains same regardless if I use primer (any brand) or no primer. -I have acne all year round, but dry skin in winter and oily in summer. So, I skip primer in winter. And, in summer I only wear primer to even out my exacerbated acne skin texture. PROS: -satin finish: not dry flat matte but not oily. Very skin like finish for me and even glowy (for my oily skin)-literally blurs out skin issues. I have acne all year round, so texture wise my skin sucks. This legit blurrs out texture issues and pores. I am amazed! -very comfortable to wear: not dehydrating, not greasy or heavy, does not cling to dry patches (and i have them due to acne treatment), ultra-light consistency! CONS: -does not make my makeup stay longer (but to be fair, no primer I have tried has done that.. makeup usually lasts long on me anyway because I am meticulous about setting my makeup correctly with powder.)-does not control oiliness to a great extent (again, no other primer I have found that does. I usually blot every 3 hours and am good)CONCLUSION: I want to call this HG but before that I will try the many primer options in the market. Mainly to see if I find something that can give me oil control/ greater makeup wear WITHOUT sticking to dry flakey areas. But, this is definitely one of the best in the market!
on 7/23/2017 8:24:00 AM
More reviews by LexxiLovee
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
Nice primer for colder months not so much for summer .
on 6/27/2017 9:37:00 AM
More reviews by Makeupbyvandijk
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium
This is the Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer in Light. They have so many different Primers from the Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer range that you can find your specific one! The prize is a little expensive for me but it is an oil free primer and it's so soft and gentle to my skin! Love it <3
on 3/3/2017 11:38:00 PM
More reviews by Paigems
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool
Hair: Red, Other, Other
I've been trying lots of primers lately and this is honestly the worst one that I've tried. It makes my makeup look worse than if I wore no primer at all AND it breaks me out. It does have some oil control, but not a lot. I would pass on this primer.
on 2/16/2017 12:53:00 PM
More reviews by bonstamonsta
Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm
Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse
I'm typically not a primer person but I was curious. I did tons of research before buying this LIGHT version and it fell short on my expectations...I have oily/combo skin, prone to clogs if using wrong products, and can also get dehydrated if not moisturized properly. Upon reading reviews for this, many users said this product is very moisturizing due to it's lotion-like texture. I agree because I placed a big glob on my hand when I was at Sephora. It is very moisturizing without being greasy. I thought, hey, I like this product. Until...The next morning, I put a pea size on my cheeks and it just glided on the skin and kind of disappeared. (I did not use any moisturizer prior to this primer). It left a dry feeling on my cheeks. Dry as in using something like a silicone texture. I then proceeded to use my MAC studio Fix and everything seemed ok. My face was pretty matte and I went on with my day. About 3-4 hours in at work, I could start to feel oil coming out of my pores and that heavy makeup feeling. Gross! It's one of those times that I really wanted to go home and wash my face. I truly believe this feeling is from using the primer. There really was no pore minimization or oil control. At first, your skin stays pretty matte and great but then the horror comes and your face just becomes an oily and splotchy mess. I looked really shiny too. It's expensive for what you get but if the product doesn't work, it's not worth keeping it. I'm going to return this. Some good things include the minimal ingredient list and that is it fragrance-free. Unfortunately, it's just not for my skin. YMMV.
on 11/14/2016 4:05:00 PM
More reviews by Fatemah93
Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
I think its really vanish the pores but i still get oily in 3 or 4 hours specially around the nose so it doesn't control my oil that much
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