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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Good basic primer

This makes skin super smooth and allows make-up to glide onto the skin. Unfortunately, it does very little to minimize pores or absorb oil.

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This is my first primer and I love it! I started with the cream of the crop. Very smooth and subtle. No mess. My skin appears smoother and finished. Sometimes I only use the primer with no foundation needed. Very nice product.

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this pains me
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I have heard so much about this product I had to try it. It was not overly impressed. I want to like the product and it is ok, but probably will not buy again.

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Nice Product
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Though I have several primers by different manufacturers, I think this is one that is near the top of my favorites, although not quite. It leaves your skin feeling fresh, and the application is nice. I don't see a noticeable difference, however, when I do use it.

Because I'm feeling generous today, I'll give Smashbox the benefit of the doubt and call it one of my top five primers.

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Impressive!
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I don't have any previous experience with primers, but this smoothed on like silk, and once I applied my foundation, I could clearly see that it wasn't going anywhere... the pigment just grabbed on. Normally my skin's oils cause my foundation to become transparent, but with the primer it held on and looked fresh until I took it off at the end of the day.

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Long lasting!

This primer is my everything. When you work long hours you need your make up to stay put and with this primer -IT DOES! My foundation doesn't cake or flake off, it stays fresh looking and perfect. I absolutely love this product!

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Best I've Tried

I absolutely LOVE this primer. It feels weightless on, smooths out my skin, makes my already tiny pores almost invisible, and it's great against humidity. I tested it out against 2 back-to-back football games in 102 heat with 60% humidity and it made my BB cream stay put! It's like a miracle worker!

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Velvet

this primer leaves a velvety finish on the skin and allows your bb cream/foundation to glide on. this is a must have.

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As good as primers can get
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Its the best primer in my opinion but it doesnt do photoshop wonders for me. I really dont notice a difference if i put this on or not and its the same for all other primers.

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gotta love smashbox
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This primer is great. It goes on silky smooth, not greasy at all and it does a really good job of priming your skin. It's great to use in any type of weather.

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