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
4.2 out of 5 stars, based on 1,473 Reviews 1,473 Reviews
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Really smooth

This is the first primer I've used and I really like it. It smooths out my skin and hides pores and lines really well without making my skin super heavy. The only downside is by the end of the day my skins pretty oily but it usually is so I don't full blame the primer for that.

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It's good, but not great.
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Not sure this primer lives up to the hype. I think it does make my pores look smaller, but it's definitely not a HG product for me. I feel like my foundation could do without it as well, but it's nothing to write home about.

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Amazing
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I love this primer! It goes on so smooth and I don't feel oily at all. It definitely keeps my foundation looking good all day and my skin feels better when I use it!

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Flawless
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This primer is superb. I use this daily ads even after a sweat session at the gym my make up looks great. The oil free formula is a blessing for my sensitive skin and it blends in without looking wet or shiny on your skin.

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perfect base
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I recommend the smash box primer to anyone who has or hasn't tried a primer. My foundation stays smooth and last all day with this primer. This is a must try product for everyone.

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Love
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I love this primer. This sample has lasted me forever as well. It's not greasy and light weight. It really smoothes over any imperfections on my face. I love that birchbox incorporated a well known higher end brand too.

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Smashbox is my favorite!
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I love smashbox products. This is a perfect primer to wear before you apply foundation. It feels so good and it smells good, too.

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Confusing my skin

After using a few different primers I was told I HAD to try this one for oily to combination skin. Granted I did use it about 5 years ago when I first started applying makeup and did not really like it. But I do know your skin changes and products get reformulated so when I also saw people suddenly raving about it once more on blogs and YouTube ... I bought it again.

I don't mind the silicone texture.. My foundation and concealer applied perfectly. However, afterr a week I realized I look beautiful in the morning but by the end of a busy college day my skin is completely unrefined... Bumpy big pores not clarified whatsoever. My skin actually looked more refined before my makeup application!!!!!

Since it has only been a week I am going to continue a few more days and then ask a few of my makeup artist friends their opinion. So many factors go into how your skin reacts with a product... So I am keeping that in mind but as of right now there is no immediate LOVE for this product :(

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Still one of my faves
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I have used DOZENS of face primers from smashbox and other various brands, and this one is still one of my favorites. It's very smooth and light, and keeps my skin fresh all day.

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Absolutely love this primer!
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I generally didn't use a primer prior to receiving a sample of this in my birchbox. What a difference it makes! Skin looks so much smoother, softer and prevents make up from caking in your creases (even the tiniest creases as I have youthful skin). The days I forget to put in on under my make up I notice a huge difference in my finished makeup. This is definitely a winner.

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