Editor's TipEditor's Tip

Is the primer’s shade not exactly your color? Mix it with a bit of your foundation (try a ratio of 80% primer and 20% foundation) to create the ideal canvas for your lids.

Smashbox Cosmetics

Birchbox Breakdown

In the grand scheme of things, dealing with melting eye makeup is no worse than coping with a paper cut. That said, minor annoyances can be major distractions. This beige-tinted universal primer acts like a bandage by covering up fine lines and discoloration on and around your lids. At the same time, it works to prevent shadow from creasing and fading. So, while we can’t tell you how to avoid paper cuts (if you figure it out, let us know), this minor annoyance can quickly become a thing of the past.

How it Works

The silicone-based formula contains phytomoist, a plant-based hyaluronic acid, and glycerin to deliver moisture, while soft focus pearls diminish the appearance of lines. Betaine smooths skin, creating an ideal canvas for that killer smoky eye or natural day look. A patented Qusome® complex helps all of the beneficial ingredients sink in, and the wand makes application a cinch.

How to Use

Dab a tiny amount onto your lids with the wand, and gently blend with your fingertips. Follow with shadow or wear it alone for a nude eye look. You can also put a bit beneath your eyes to brighten dark circles.

Please contact Customer Service (877) 487-7272 for ingredients.

More for You!
  • Free returns within 90 days of purchase
  • Extra samples and gifts in the Bonus Shop

Product Reviews & Sample Feedback

40 Reviews
4.4 out of 5 stars
5 Star
26
4 Star
8
3 Star
3
2 Star
3
1 Star
0
my profile
people who
purchased
sampled
Skin type
Dry
Combination
Normal
Oily
Skin tone
Fair
Light
Light-Medium
Medium
Medium-Dark
Dark
Age
17 & under
18-24
25-34
35-44
45-54
55 & over
Apply

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Finally my shadow and liner stay put!
Purchased

My eye liner and eye shadow always seemed to move--usually to make me look like I have dark circles under my eyes. I bought the Smashbox Cosmetics trial kit and the photo finish lid primer was included. It's amazing!! My shadow and liner stay where I've put them!! No more dark circles!! I am so in love with this that I bought the full size version for full price. This is totally worth it.

5
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
Loved it

I really liked this product. This was the first time I have used a lid primer before and now I have to have it. You wont be disappointed with this product. Its great

5
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
LOVE THIS PRIMER
Purchased

I can't say enough good things about this amazing lid primer. It keeps my eye shadow in place all day long. Will continue purchasing this item from Birchbox. If you haven't tried this product then you don't know what you are missing!

5
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
Best eye primer ever
Purchased

This is by far the best eye primer I've ever used. Easy to apply, and makes a huge difference in the staying power of my eyeshadow. I've used both powder and cream eye shadow and both stay all day with this primer. A must have!

5
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
Works Well

It works really well to prevent shadow from creasing and fading. Also, it covers up fine lines and discoloration on and around your lids really well.

4
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
great product
Purchased

I love this product. Goes on smoothly with fingertip. I like to use it by itself on days where I want a subtle look and I use it under my eyeshadow when I want to crank it up a notch. It stays on all day and looks great, no creasing.

5
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
BEST lid primer

This is the best lip primer I've ever used! The consistency is key for me, and this product is perfect. Not runny, but not too thick either. Also, the tint is perfect for my fair skin. Love!

5
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
Perfect base for shadow
Purchased

Photo Finish Lid Primer goes on smooth and creates a fresh base for my shadow. The color is neutral and doesn't distort eye shadow colors I put on top. Best yet, it makes my eye shadow last all day!

5
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
I recommend!!!

It WORKS!!! I've never seen a product like this, and was excited to try it. I have a slight allergy to red dye and was able to wear my favorite color of eye shadow with this product as a barrier, and no Crease!!! This was my 2nd favorite product in my order. I recommend!!!

5
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
Excellent
Purchased

This product is excellent. Goes on creamy. You need to use a brush with it, but my eye make up does not budge.

5
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No