Editor's TipEditor's Tip

For seriously flawless skin, use this primer before applying Smashbox’s Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation SPF 10, which blends in for a totally natural look.

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We credit this makeup artist favorite for proving to us that a primer can be long-lasting and effective without feeling heavy. The light, oil-free formula smoothes skin so that foundation goes on evenly and stays fresh all day. And now it’s even better than ever: It’s newly re-launched with a snazzy new squeeze tube that make it easy to dispense as little or as much as you need.

How it Works

The oil-free formula has vitamins A and E, grape seed extract, and green tea to smooth skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and pores. It leaves skin silky and matte, helping foundation last longer.

How to Use

Primer should be the last step before you apply makeup. Using your fingertips, apply a pea-size amount of primer to skin and blend in.

Please contact Customer Service (877) 487-7272 for ingredients.

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Good primer
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I love primers and this one def is a good one. I do think smash box has high prices though. It does leave skin silky and ready for makeup esp great with bb cream

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Love this primer
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I've actually never used primer before because I'm not a huge foundation person - I just moisturize and go - but this product has let me see the light. It goes on smooth and I love the matte finish. It helps give me that extra glow I need without being oily. I will definitely be buying the full size once I run out.

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A little too slippery

I have had this product for a while and was going to purchase it off Birchbox again until I tried the Laura Mercier primer. This primer definitely leaves your face feeling slippery. The make up goes on smooth but it is because the primer forms a layer between your skin and the makeup. I prefer my LM primer because it actually fills in the gaps in your face to make your makeup go on smooth. I feel like I use less make up with this primer than I did with the smashbox and with a better result.

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Beyond Amazing!
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This foundation primer made me jump for joy! LOVE it. Goes on smooth with a nice finish. It didn't stay fresh all day but I attribute that to my oily skin.

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Does the job
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This primer works great with my mineral makeup. It is light and does not feel greasy at all. It worked great as a matte base for applying makeup. I have more oily skin so it is always a plus when the primer doesn't make my face more greasy or make me break out.

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better than bare essentials
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I normally use bare essentials' primer, but tried the smashbox primer that came in my box. I had a smoother application of the powder foundation and my make up lasts so much longer with this product. 2 thumbs up!

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Love it
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I already owned this when it came in my sample box. But I wasn't mad because I use this stuff up! It makes my foundation or powder go on soooo much smother. Sometimes i mix it straight with my foundation and some moisturizer for a super light-weight look. Love this stuff!

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Great Primer

I've used primers in the past but never seemed to find one that didn't make my skin crawl by the end of the day. This primer is lightweight, instantly smooths and mattes my skin, and primes it for just about anything - powder, BB, foundation, or just a bare face.

I tried a trial size of this primer but will likely purchase the full size in the near future. It's that good!

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Love.... But I lost my sample....
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Very smooth and Non oily. Light and airy, I would recommend this.. Enjoyed it but lost my sample. Would have used it all up.

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Love
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I really like this product after sampling it in my birchbox. It went on easily without leaving my skin feeling oily or heavy and my makeup went on well afterwards and looked great throughout the day.

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