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For a naturally radiant look, pair this primer with Smashbox’s Camera Ready BB Cream.

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Birchbox Breakdown

We’ve all heard cautionary tales about heavy primers that clog pores and cause volcano-sized zits to appear. This oil-free award winner from Smashbox is composed of 60 percent water, so it won’t lead to any complexion disasters. The incredibly lightweight formula is great for blemish-prone, sensitive, or oily skin, and the handy tube ensures that you won’t waste any precious primer.

How it Works

Free of artificial fragrances and parabens, this unique primer contains instant oil absorbers to leave skin with a matte finish. Light diffusers conceal visible pores and fine lines in the short term, while vitamin C and peptides boost collagen levels and brighten skin in the long term.

How to Use

Use your fingertips to apply a dime-sized amount of primer all over your face. Follow with foundation, or wear alone for its flaw-reducing effects.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Best

I love this primer. Great consistency and foundation went on so smoothly. It didn't leave any oily residue or allow for oily skin. I literally used less than a nickel sized amount and it was enough.

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Love the light feel

I recently got a sample of this from Sephora and I loved it! I was thrilled to see it again in my birchbox.it has a light weight non-greasy finish. Smooths out your skin for great application of any foundation!

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gross.

This product felt good during application. My foundation seemed to go on smooth and it did help prevent my concealer from moving around. However, after 4 or 5 hours at work, I looked like I had dipped my face in oil. It felt awful. All I wanted was to wash my face. That's never happened before with the products I've been using. It also hasn't happened again since I threw away this product. I'm so thankful I've never bought the full size. This is AWFUL for oily skin/problem skin.

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perfect primer

smooth, silky and kept my make up on all day without looking too dewy. this is my new favorite primer!

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Excellent product

Despite coming in a fairly small tube, it's lasted me quite a while! I don't need to use a lot to get the perfect prime coat before putting on my makeup. It definitely does what it says, it won't clog your pores and it's so nice to finally not breakout all over my face after putting on my makeup. My skin is so sensitive to new products and can be overly oily, so it's always hard trying a new product that promises a "photo-finish" but this one really does the trick. I used it before my best friend's wedding in which I was a bridesmaid and my makeup looked perfect all day long into the reception. Once I've used up all of my primer, I'll definitely be ordering more.

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so soft and smooth!

I have been wanting to try a primer so I was so excited when it came in my Birchbox! It goes on so silky smooth and evens out pores. It helps my make up stay put all day...even in Texas heat! Definitely recommend!

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absolutely lovely!

This is my absolute favorite primer! It's silky smooth, a little goes a LONG way, and it doesn't make my skin feel oily! It also keeps my foundation looking brilliant all day! I've been using this product for over a year and I can honestly say I'm still happy with it and I will never need another primer!

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Love It!!!

I wasn't sure about this one, but I absolutely love it. I live in a really hot climate, and find that most makeup in general just "melts" off my face after some time in the sun, but the primer seems to keep my makeup in place, without feeling like cake. I'm definitely going to be buying this one. Wish it had some sunscreen in it though....

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I looooove this primer! It is a bit pricey but its worth every penny! If you want something smooth and velvety that your makeup just glides onto then look no further!

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Smooth as Silk

Every time I put this on it's like spreading silk on my face. It minimizes the oil on face during the day and really helps keep my foundation to go on smooth. I would recommend anyone looking for a great primer to try this.

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