Smashbox Cosmetics Photo Finish Foundation Primer

Unlike Hollywood royalty, we only have cameras pointed at us when we’re taking selfies to post on Instagram. Nonetheless, we still want to look good for our next impromptu photo op. This award-winning primer helps foundation go on smoothly and last all day. It also minimizes the appearance of pores and fine lines for a flawless finish. No wonder it has so many followers. Pros rely on this best-selling formula to create an ideal canvas for foundation, but you can also wear it alone if you want to reduce the look of flaws without the coverage of full-on makeup. It contains antioxidant-rich ingredients like vitamins A and E, green tea, and grapeseed extract that help smooth and protect skin. Best of all, the lightweight, oil-free primer absorbs quickly, so you can move on to the rest of your routine without skipping a beat.

Smashbox Cosmetics Photo Finish Foundation Primer
4.5 out of 5 stars, based on 7,843 Reviews 7,843 Reviews
4.5 out of 5 stars
5 Star
4710
4 Star
2210
3 Star
735
2 Star
131
1 Star
57
my profile
people who
purchased
sampled
Skin type
Normal
Dry
Oily
Combination
Skin tone
Fair
Light
Light-Medium
Medium
Medium-Dark
Dark
Age
17 & under
18-24
25-34
35-44
45-54
55 & over
Apply
OK, but not really worth it.

This is a very solid foundation primer. It smooths over your skin, making pores and little lines much less noticeable and giving your skin an awesomely soft feel. It doesn't clog pores, smell gross, or feel heavy. A little goes a long way, and ultimately you'll look much better with this on under your foundation.

That said, Monistat's Anti-Chafing Gel, which you can get at the drugstore for ~$6, is the same thing. Literally the same thing.

3
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No 51 of 54 found this review helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
Best primer!
Purchased

I started using this primer over 10 years ago and can't recall why I stopped. This works fantastically under my foundation (I weat Estée Lauder Double Wear and Double Wear Light). My makeup stays in place and keeps the oil in check. I tried porefessional but it made my makeup slide which is never a good thing.

5
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No 12 of 12 found this review helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
TOP 3!
Sampled

There are only 3 primers I am willing to have in my cosmetic box and this is one of them! The texture is so smooth and it is effortless to apply; AND it lasts all day even in the Nebraska humidity. My makeup looks flawless when used over it too. A must have!

5
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
amazing
Sampled

I used this for 14 hour days and didn't give up to swimming and sweating. you can't just rub it off either. its really great.

5
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
Amazing

This is an amazing primer.It makes a really big difference when I use this primer compared to when i dont. i would definitely recommend this to anyone who is looking for a great primer.

5
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
good primer
Purchased

Good primer and helps makeup/foundation last longer. I also really like the antioxidant-rich ingredients like vitamins A and E, green tea, and grapeseed extract that help smooth and protect skin.

4
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
love this
Sampled

I would defiantly recommend this product works so well

5
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
THE BEST PRIMER EVER
Sampled

It's like another layer of skin. But it's clear. Makeup lasted all day and looked amazing

5
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
Primer
Sampled

I use as an eye shadow primer. I liked it because it wasn't a greasy base like others I have tried.

5
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
Love!

I am so in love with this primer! It makes my skin look flawless and smooths it so my foundation goes on easy. It's pretty light weight, letting my skin still breathe throughout the day. I've been in search of another primer as great as this one and I have yet to find it!

5
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No