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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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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works well
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I have large pores and this product works well under makeup to give a smooth look to your makeup finish. I find it works best if you wait a few minutes after applying before you put on your foundation

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Best primer around
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I have used quite a few foundation primers, but this one tops them all. It's lightweight and helps eliminate all the shine my necessary moisturizer induces. It feels like rubbing velvet on your face, and it holds your makeup in place all day. I squeezed every last drop out of my sample size.

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Must have primer!
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I tend to get oily skin and this primer ensures that my makeup stays fresh and matte throughout the day--I can go up to 12 hours without needing any touch-ups!

Since receiving this product and trying it out, I have purchased this primer more than once for my collection. Although, I do have other primers, this is the one I am consistently reaching for and love the most!

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a little goes a long way
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Awesome primer for getting a super smooth foundation finish. It doesn't take much. I don't use it daily but it help on those days where it feels like your skin looks dull and your make up just isn't going on right.

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Love this primer!
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This primer is amazing. Lightweight and keeps my makeup on all day. Works great. I usually purchase this on a regular basis (the full size) So I was happy to get the sample size to take when I travel. Also, the sample size was great!

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Not for me
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I did not like this primer. I found it to be too greasy for my skin. I gave it to a friend who loved it. Did have a good aroma.

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Smooth primer
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I use this on a daily basis. It goes on very smooth, enabling my makeup to be applied much easier; only need to use a very small amount, which is good - it will last me a long time.

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love, love, love this

I had never used primer before this. My face felt silky smooth, my foundation looked even and smooth. My makeup lasted all day. I will for sure purchase the full size of this product

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Made my skin look flaky
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Left white flakes all over my skin like I had severely chapped cheeks. Couldn't even put makeup on over it, had to wash it off and start over with my usual primer.

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