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Smashbox Cosmetics Photo Finish Foundation Primer

$36.00 Ships Free
1 oz.

Availability: In stock


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No matter the scenario, 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 since it minimizes the appearance of pores and fine lines. With the help of antioxidant-rich ingredients like vitamins A and E, green tea, and grapeseed extract, it also smooths and 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.

How to Use

With your fingertips, apply a dime-sized amount to freshly washed skin. Next, apply your foundation, or just wear the primer solo.

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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!

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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Such a good primer!

This is well known for a reason. It works sooo well. And it's great for all skin types, I have combo skin and never have an issue! And this was a great sample size

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Great Product

I have tried this product in the past and to be able to try this product again reminds me of how much I really enjoyed this product goes on smoothly. leaves no residue and it really minimized my pores really love this product!

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Smooth & Effective

Have used this product in the past and still a fan! Consistently keeps my makeup in place and goes on smoothly, but does get a bit oily on occasion

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