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To keep your smokey eye looking sharp, prep your lids with Smashbox Cosmetics 24 Hour Photo Finish Shadow Primer.

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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 award-winning primer helps foundation go on smoothly and last all day. It also minimizes the appearance of pores and fine lines for a flawless finish. No wonder it has so many followers. Pros rely on this best-selling formula to create an ideal canvas for foundation, but you can also wear it alone if you want to reduce the look of flaws without the coverage of full-on makeup. It contains antioxidant-rich ingredients like vitamins A and E, green tea, and grapeseed extract that help smooth and protect skin. Best of all, the lightweight, oil-free primer absorbs quickly, so you can move on to the rest of your routine without skipping a beat.

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.

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OK, but not really worth it.

This is a very solid foundation primer. It smooths over your skin, making pores and little lines much less noticeable and giving your skin an awesomely soft feel. It doesn't clog pores, smell gross, or feel heavy. A little goes a long way, and ultimately you'll look much better with this on under your foundation.

That said, Monistat's Anti-Chafing Gel, which you can get at the drugstore for ~$6, is the same thing. Literally the same thing.

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Best primer!
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I started using this primer over 10 years ago and can't recall why I stopped. This works fantastically under my foundation (I weat Estée Lauder Double Wear and Double Wear Light). My makeup stays in place and keeps the oil in check. I tried porefessional but it made my makeup slide which is never a good thing.

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Daily necessity
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This makes a huge difference in the wear of my makeup. Busy days need this.

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Smashbox Photo Finish

My go-to primer. I absolutely love how silky it makes my skin feel. Foundation seems to glide right on. Not irritating to sensitive skin, either.

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Great Primer
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I always use this primer. Works wonderfully. This product goes on very smooth and is the perfect thing to apply before make up. Silky feel.

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Love this!!!
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I love using this product. It truly helps to keep your makeup lasting longer, especially on the eyelids. I highly recommend this to anyone.

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Love it.

I love the way this makes my face feel, goes on smooth and it so light weight. My face does not get greasy through out the day and feels fresh.

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Love it.

I have been using this product for 5 years. Love it. the primer is not too oily or sticky. you only use a small amount so it can last for a few months.

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This one is a keeper
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I had never used a face primer before using the sample of this smashbox primer, but now I don't go on a night out or a date or a girls night without it. I hate how makeup wears off or smudges and this stuff just makes it stick right to your face ALL NIGHT. I am constantly guilty of coming home late and being too exhausted to take off my make up (which is not a good thing) but when i wake up in the morning, it still looks as perfect as when i applied it the night before. I don't just use it as a foundation primer. It also works pretty much everywhere you apply makeup, especially the eyes! My skin always feels softer after too and it doesn't make me breakout! I don't feel like an oily mess wearing it either. Always a plus. This stuff is a miracle worker.

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By far my favorite Birchbox item in 16 month's!
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I'm 45 and have a few fine line's and with Smashbox my face looks flawless. I put it on under my foundation and it stays put until I take it off. Where has this been my whole life?

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