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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Birchbox Breakdown

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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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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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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Best Primer!
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I have tried so many different primers (Lorac, TooFaced, Urban Decay...) over the last few years trying to find the best one...well the search is over! Smashbox Photo Finish Primer is amazing and by far my favorite foundation primer. I love the way it applies and has such a light and fresh feeling. It gives my skin a smooth feeling and allows for better application of my liquid foundation. I use it consistently each and every time I apply my foundation.

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Magic!
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I used this before an engagement photo shoot - it went on smoothly, felt powdery, looked invisible, made my skin look so smooth and glowy, and it stayed matte for the whole shoot.

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LOVE
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This is a great primer! It doesn't feel heavy on my face and my make up stays on longer. I will definitely be buying this in the future.

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Love Love Love It!

This is probably the best primer I've ever used. It feels nice going on and has serious staying power. I wish I had this on my wedding day.

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This stuff works!

This product helps your makeup stay and go on flawless. Adds a matte finish and makes your skin look incredible. I never put my foundation on without this first.

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Silky
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This product leaves your skin feeling refreshed and silky. It is a nice addition to any makeup routine! I will definitely get this product when I'm finished with my current primer.

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This is the only primer I can confidently recommend!
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This photo finish primer glides on easily over skin and does not leave behind any stickiness or thickness that might interfere with any make-up product you apply on after it. I use powder foundation afterwards and this primer is the only one that allows it to stay on all day with minimal to no touch ups. I am definitely buying the full sized product.

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Goes on with the perfect amount of consistency.
non-oily, smooth and creates a perfect base for applying the rest of your makeup. my makeup stayed on all day. will definitely buy this!

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