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
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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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Daily necessity
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This makes a huge difference in the wear of my makeup. Busy days need this.

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Primetime for Primer!

This primer is the best I have ever used! It seriously kills it! its not too heavy like other ones I have used and works well with my sensitive skin. Feels refreshing to put on pre makeup! Plan to add this to my usual make up routine!

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Excellent, excellent product
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I received this as a sample initially, but bought the product almost immediately. I have been using this now for a few weeks and the results are consistent. It keeps my oily skin in check without causing breakouts or dryness.

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This brand never disappoints... I love it. I have been using my sample and when I run out I will be purchasing a full size. It makes my makeup glide on.

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Really makes your makeup stay put
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I've been using this product for years. I work some really intense hours as an event planner so it's essentially one and done when it comes to makeup application. I always use the primer for those days - wash, serum, moisturize, photo primer, etc. etc. Makeup goes on smooth and stays one for 10+ hours. Honestly, the best primer out there.

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I love this stuff!

A friend sent me a sample of this for my birthday and I fell in love with it. I was complaining that my makeup seems to look dull and almost worn off by the end of the day. When I used this I noticed a huge difference! It keeps my makeup fresh all day long even until 11:00 at night! Amazing product, love it!

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Smashbox Photo Finish

My go-to primer. I absolutely love how silky it makes my skin feel. Foundation seems to glide right on. Not irritating to sensitive skin, either.

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Great Primer
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I always use this primer. Works wonderfully. This product goes on very smooth and is the perfect thing to apply before make up. Silky feel.

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