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For a naturally radiant look, pair this primer with Smashbox’s Camera Ready BB Cream.

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We’ve all heard cautionary tales about heavy primers that clog pores and cause volcano-sized zits to appear. This oil-free award winner from Smashbox is composed of 60 percent water, so it won’t lead to any complexion disasters. The incredibly lightweight formula is great for blemish-prone, sensitive, or oily skin, and the handy tube ensures that you won’t waste any precious primer.

How it Works

Free of artificial fragrances and parabens, this unique primer contains instant oil absorbers to leave skin with a matte finish. Light diffusers conceal visible pores and fine lines in the short term, while vitamin C and peptides boost collagen levels and brighten skin in the long term.

How to Use

Use your fingertips to apply a dime-sized amount of primer all over your face. Follow with foundation, or wear alone for its flaw-reducing effects.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Love it!

I think this is the best primer. It puts such a smooth coat on your skin! It makes a great base for putting in concealer, foundation, etc.

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Expensive
Purchased

It works well and helps with longevity, but it is more pricey. I'm sure I could find a primer that works just as well for less

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Primer

This stuff is like velvet on your skin. I love the way my face looks and feels when I wear this

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Great Primer

I had never used a primer before this product and I will probably re-order. It made my complexion much more even and made applying foundation much easier. I also found that I was able to use less foundation when using the primer first.

5
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Eh

I bought this primer because I was looking for a good water-based primer to go under my water based foundation. I didn't like the way it made my skin feel and it smelled really bad also. I will not be repurchasing.

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Just ok
Purchased

I ordered this on a whim. I don't notice much difference at all from using it or going without. I have only tried it a handful of times, so I will likely give it a chance, but so far I'm not overly impressed or convinced of the need for it.

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Love this product!

I am a big fan of smashbox and I absoluely love this primer it makes your skin so soft and i sorbs all the oil. It really helps during makeup application. I must alway have this in my makeup bag.

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Perfect for oily skin

I battle t-zone oil slicks year round and this is one of the best products to get a few extra hours out of your makeup. It stays matte but doesn't dry you out. I always wear it to family events where I know there will be photos.

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Stays on forever!!!

I never used primer before this one and OMG...it's amazing! I didn't have to do any touch-ups and actually almost had a complete full face of makeup after a 19 hour day. The outer edges of my face where I touch the most had worn but the places where I didn't really touch my face much stayed perfect throughout the day! Highly recommend!

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Perfection

The first time I used this was at a wedding and it was just what I was looking for- something that will keep my makeup in one place/last all night and be lightweight at the same time. It's my go-to primer!!

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