Prime, protect and correct in just one step! This age-defying primer creates the perfect canvas for foundation application. Worn alone or under foundation to increase its longevity, this unique formula helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and pores for visibly softer skin and also extends makeup wear. The revolutionary formula contains Dermaxyl Complex, an advanced peptide treatment clinically proven to reduce the appearance of wrinkles over time, SPF 15 to guard against harmful UVA/UVB rays, vitamins A and E, grapeseed extract and green tea for antioxidant protection.How to use: Apply to clean or moisturized skin prior to foundation for complexion perfection. Brand: Smashbox. Style Name: Smashbox 'Photo Finish' Foundation Primer SPF 15 with Dermaxyl Complex. Style Number: 378337. Manufacturer part number C017-01-1001
Average Price: $42.00
I was drawn to this because of it's SPF factor and anti-aging properties. When I go to an event thats outdoors, I bring this along with me and reapply whenever my face starts to feel oily and not only do I get the primer benefits, but also semi sunscreen benefits as well. This is definitely a travel favourite for me.
For the most part it does what it says. I like that my makeup last longer while also protecting me from the damage the sun can do. If you wear makeup alot and are looking for a primer that really allows the makeup to sit on your face in such a smooth and natural way...this is for you. Another great product from smash box.
This is a great product - BUT the price is ridiculous, especially since pretty much any primer out there does the exact same thing with just about the same effectiveness. This one costs $42 while the Bare Minerals equivalent is in the low $20's, and believe it or not, ELF has a pretty decent one for $6. Why pay so much for something that doesn't do any more than the lesser brands? It doesn't tapdance or read you bedtime stories. It's just a brand name.
This primer is a must have. Leaves my skin super soft and silky.
My makeup lasts longer!
It is pricey, but you only need to use a teeny little bit. It made my oily, porous skin very smooth, and left my makeup smooth and long lasting as well.
This is a great product to use under foundation to give your makeup an even finish. Foundation can seep into the pores on your face, making it look a little uneven in some areas. This product fills in pores and fine lines on your face to give you a nice, smooth canvas to work with to apply makeup. It's great. I use it everyday.
I'm a bit on the fence with this one. I had been wanting to try this product for some time and so when I was duty free shopping recently I picked it up at a considerably cheaper price then in the store. I bought the SPF version but now I think maybe that was not necessary as my foundation has a good SPF itself. This product certainly feels like it is doing something amazing for me. It slips on and leaves the skin feeling really smooth for a while. I do think my foundation goes on easier with it. However, it really doesn't hide any lines and since I use a powder with some iridescence I don't really think it contributes to a brighter look. Considering that this adds an extra step to your morning (I use moisturizer and foundation as well) and considering the retail price, I think I would pass on this product next time.
I love the way the product glides on your skin, smoothing out imperfections (and fine lines to a limited extent). Foundation goes on smooth and evenly. I would recommend this to anyone, but it is pricey!
I prefer this Smashbox primer to the original considering it contains UVA/UVB SPF 15 protection, vitamins A & E, grape seed extract and green tea for antioxidant protection.
It goes on clear. You can wear it alone or wear it under foundation - either way it leaves you with amazing skin since it reduces the appearance of fine lines and pores for visibly softer skin (you can feel the difference as well since it leaves your skin feeling velvety smooth)!
It's more expensive than the original Smashbox primer but I would definitely say it's worth it!
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