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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SmashBox primer

Smash Box makes excellent products. I really like this primer. The sample was actually big enough to try it and make a true decision. I will buy the full size. Happy to receive this in my box.

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awesome
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makes my skin feel so soft and makes applying my foundation go on smoothly. will be buying when my sample runs out

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I love this amazing primer! It really primes my face.

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Good daily primer
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This primer helps make up stay put, without feeling greasy or cakey. It is light weight and has little to no fragrance. I think it works best with Smashbox foundations, but does the trick on others as well. And bonus, a little bit goes a long way!

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I love it! Just got a sample and I love it! I am super stoked I got the sample as well!

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Great product
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This primer is lightweights and non-greasy. Great product for every day use. I work in a restaurant for at least 10 hours a day, and when I use my makeup wipe removers at the end of the night, I'm still taking off my foundation!

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Easy Award Winner
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After using this product it is easy to see why it has won awards. It really is a perfect primer. It smooths nicely and seems to last all day while minimizing pores and lines.

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