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Smashbox Cosmetics Photo Finish Foundation Primer

No matter the scenario, we still want to look good for our next impromptu photo op. This award-winning primer blurs the look of pores and fine lines, helps foundation glide on seamlessly, and smooths the look of skin overall. In fact, in a study with 103 users, over 90% agreed—no wonder it has such a following. With the help of antioxidant-rich ingredients like vitamins A and E, green tea, and grapeseed extract, it also protects skin so you can even wear it alone without makeup. Best of all, the lightweight, oil-free formula absorbs quickly, so you can move on to the rest of your routine without skipping a beat.

Smashbox Cosmetics Photo Finish Foundation Primer
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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.

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Best primer!
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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.

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very matt
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this was just great underneath my foundation and kept it smooth yet glowing.

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Got as sample
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Got as sample and have really liked it it works well under my make up

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too slick
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too much silicon in it. left my skin slick and oily.

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Love this!
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This makes your skin so silky and really helps your foundation go on smoothly.

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Top notch
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This is by far the best primer hands down. Don’t even bother trying anything else. Your makeup will glide on over this primer. A miracle product

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I'm not fancy enough for this
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I simply don't wear enough makeup to use this, I don't even own foundation. Maybe someday when I'm more makeup literate I'll change my mind about this, but for now foundation primer just isn't in my wheelhouse.

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Feels amazing but doesn't go the extra mile..
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This stuff feels soooooooooo good when you put it on your face. Like a hug from a cloud. It doesn't make the make-up lay smooth though. I have multiple samples, but I wouldn't buy this. I have tried it with many different foundations, and it isn't as moisturizing as I'd hoped.

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I love this primer and this brand. A little bit goes a loooooong way!! Keeps makeup in place and looking fresh!

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