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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Favorite Primer
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I love this primer. It goes on so smoothly and creates a lovely canvas for makeup to set on. I feel confident when I wear it. It works for me, but everyone is different.

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Love it!
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I use it daily. It makes my face look smoother and flawless. I use it under my foundation. It is definitely a favorite.

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Best Primer Ever
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Goes on easy. Looks smooth. Helps keep my makeup in place all day. Nothing but positive words for this product.

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Dont really see the difference...

I have purchased 3 different smashbox primers, and to be honest I do not see the difference. I thought maybe because it was the "type" i bought, so I tried another one...and still nothing. Its super silky and smooth coming out of the tube and onto the skin...but I feel like my moisturizer does the same thing....

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I'm not usually a fan of primers
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I tried this thinking it was going to be like other primers I've used, just another product to gum up my pores. This was different, it is light and smooth with no smell. My makeup last almost all day and goes on like glass. This one is a keeper.

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It's okay.
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Seems to be about the same as all other primers I've tried. I'll keep using it but I don't see much difference in the way my make up goes on or that it last longer.

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Primer is Life-Changing
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As someone who is somewhat new and uninformed about makeup, I was hesitant about primer. What does it do? Is it really worth the money? YES. YES, IT IS. I loved this primer, but ended up seeking out and buying Smashbox's hydrating version of it when I ran out of the sample due to my dry skin.

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