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

Birchbox Breakdown

Unlike Hollywood royalty, we only have cameras pointed at us when we’re taking selfies to post on Instagram. Nonetheless, we still want to look good for our next impromptu photo op. This lightweight, oil-free primer helps foundation go on smoothly and lasts all day. With an antioxidant infusion of vitamins A and E, green tea, and grapeseed extract, it also minimizes the appearance of pores and fine lines for a flawless finish. No wonder it has so many followers.

How it Works

Try this primer for free when you purchase any full-size smashbox cosmetics product in the Birchbox Shop. To claim your sample with purchase, just enter code SMASHBOXPRIMER at checkout. Limit one per cart. Cannot be combined with any other offers.

How to Use

With your fingertips, apply a dime-sized amount to freshly washed skin. Next, apply your foundation, or just wear the primer solo.

Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone, Trisiloxane, Silica, Dimethicone/ Vinyldimethicone Crosspolymer, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Extract, Propylene Glycol, Water (Aqua, Eau), Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Cola Acuminata Seed Extract, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Beste ever
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It is a first good and does that eye makeup lasts all day, I do not regret having it. I have spoken very well from the, is one of the best primer that there is even

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best primer

I use this product everyday because I like the finish it provides, almost airbrushed like quality. I will surely get more when this runs out.

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Lasts forever!

Though the sample size is small, this product lasts forever! A tiny amount goes a long way - just a tiny, pea-sized amount is enough for your entire face. Though it works great under a full face of make-up, I also like to use this under simple translucent powder - it gives me a finished, natural look with less work.

I love how silky this feels going on - it almost feels like a moisturizer. It isn't shiny at all, just blends right into your skin and holds your foundation in place.

Smashbox also makes a tinted, bronzed version that is great in the summer - gives you a glow without extra bronzer!

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seriously flawless

I was surprised at first at just how small the sample is, but I think there are probably ten applications in this--I only need a very thin coat, and even a small amount makes my skin smooth and slick enough to make applying my foundation way easier and much more even. As it claims, it does also minimize pores and increase the lasting time of foundation. I'm sold!

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soft

So soft and smooth! Keeps my powderd looking fresh and they stay put! I love this stuff; it's a little pricey but worth it

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Love it

I didn't notice much until I put on my foundation. My foundation went on incredibly smooth and I didn't need as much foundation to cover as I normally do. I also noticed my makeup stayed perfect longer...no need to retouch.

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Love

I love this primer I like my makeup subtle and not heavy and this primer is not heavy at all I can't even feel a difference but I can see a different with how well my make up stays and how little touch ups I have to apple definitely buying full size bottle when this is gone

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Light weight

I have been using photo finish primer for years. It's incredibly light weight and absorbs immediately. Used with the photo finish foundation, you'll never have a reflective face in pictures. Goes on smooth and stays fresh all day.

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Best primer ever

Smashbox makes the best primer on the market. There are a couple of different versions to choose from, and they are all amazing. I have tried other brands, but always come back to this one.

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