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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Smashbox photo finish primer

I got this as a sample in my ipsy bag and I think it's pretty good. The smells a little off putting, but it feels nice on the skin, and does make my makeup apply and look different. I don't know if it lasts longer though. I don't think it should be that high of a price, especially considering smash box usually is a little cheaper than some other brands. I won't be repurchasing due to the price. But, I do think people would appreciate getting it as a sample.

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Like a layer of silk
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Who wouldn't like applying a layer of silk to their face before adding foundation? This primer feels so light weight and silky I cannot live without it.

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in love!!

i am in love with this. I will definitely be buying the full size. Smooth and soft without being greasy or sticky and doesn't irritate my eyes if gets too close like some others

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Best primer I've ever used. My foundation looked perfect when I used it

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This was a great foundation. Light and smooth. I would recommend it. It made my face feel good and look good.

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The best primer ever

This is the best primer I have ever tried. It feels amazing on my skin, it is oil-free (my skin is acne prone), and it makes my foundation look great and more natural. I absolutely love it.

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It's the best
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The best primer ever! Won't ever use another after trying this! Makeup goes on so smoothly and stays on all day. Not greasy. Very smooth.

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Liked it

I really liked it. granted, I don't have any prior knowledge. I had never used a product like this before

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