Smashbox Cosmetics Photo Finish Foundation Primer

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.

Smashbox Cosmetics Photo Finish Foundation Primer
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Silky smooth, but my T zone doesn't love it
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This product is definitely effective in minimizing pores, but my skin didn't take well to it - specifically my t-zone. I have combination skin, and this product tends to bring my skin over to the oily side. I would wear this in dryer weather, but with summer coming up I'm not sure if I'll keep it in my cosmetics bag!

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I have tried this product before, but I dont usually use foundation primers, so I dont have much to compare it to.

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Haven't ever used primer
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I don't use primers because I never wear foundation, so the primers seem pointless. I tried this under my daily BB cream and didn't notice a difference. I did really like the matte look and almost powdery texture it created on my face, however!

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Okay
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I have another primer I use from Elizabeth Arden that lasts much longer.

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great
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i have always wanted to try something from this line and am realizing that primer is a great idea although i worry that it makes me face break out. this one seems good so far!

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I was so excited to try this product! I love Smashbox, I love primer...I figured I would love this product! It was pretty good. It was smooth, reduces the look of pores and reduced shine. I don't wear foundation so I can't review that part. I do wear powder and it helped it stay on for an hour or two. The only thing I didn't like about it is that it, oddly enough considering it took the shine away, made my skin feel kinda greasy. It made my skin feel sweaty underneath it it. It's a strange feeling and hard to describe. I would say that it's worth a try, because besides the whole weird feeling thing, I liked it and maybe it would work better for someone else with a different skin type. I have combo skin just in case you were wondering. :)

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Sir Meowmers
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It makes me break out and look shiny. But for the first hour, I look great.

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Cool- but not for the price
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I already put a ton of layers on my face before my make up- I wish this had a SPF built in and then I would def. use it.

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Good to have in a pinch
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I like this primer. It goes on super smooth and feels silky on skin. Its down fall is the fact that it has no spf in it. I have two other primers that work the same and have added spf. Which in- my 30's is on the top 5 lists of musts for anything I buy.

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It's ok. Benefits Porefessional is the bomb so I wouldn't switch. Sorry.

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