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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Great product!

I love this primer! Comes out like gel but has a powdery feel. Always goes on even and doesn't clog my pores.

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Excellent primer!

This product is great! Although it almost felt greasy the first time I used it (and I have oily skin) it wasn't and didn't make me break out.

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tried and true
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You cannot go wrong with smashbox primer. It goes on well, doesn't require a lot of product and helps foundation last all day. some primers have a strong, unappealing smell and consistency- this one does not.

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I generally always try and wear primer before anything I put on for the day. It provides a canvas. This one in particular I have used before and loved. So to have an extra sample is great and much appreciated. I use this under my BB or CC cream for an added bonus. Makes my makeup last longer.

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Love it

It went on without a greasy feeling on my skin. It actually help my makeup look smoother. I really like the products so far and the fact that it doesn't break me out is awesome because I'm very sensitive.

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Love it!

Great stuff! It is great for my oily skin! Make my makeup last a lot longer. I really like it cuz i don't have use a lot of it so your getting your money worth!

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great product
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I have never used a foundation primer before, and now can't imagine not using one! This goes on so smooth and there is a noticeable difference in how long my makeup looks fresh. Very pleased!

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AMAZING!
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Wow! This primer was so light, I couldn't even feel it on my skin! I put on a BB cream afterward and then powder and my skin looked absolutely flawless! I was amazed! I will definitely be ordering this product in the future!

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One of my favorite Primers!!

It reminds me so much of Tarte's Clean Slate! Leaves my face so smooth... the application is easy and the consistency is light, but durable, not oily (very important) and allows your makeup stay on for many hours. Great for taking pictures... or selfies ;) Great product!

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I had never used any smashbox cosmetic before this, but a friend had been raving about this. it is just a little expensive for the size, but I will spring for it with points and 20%. It makes your face feel matte? maybe and your makeup goes on so smooth. My makeup seems to stay on longer. I really do like it and hope this bottle lasts me awhile. it is not irritating to my skin, which I was concerned about also.

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