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Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer in Light Reviews
#287 in Face Primer

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    January 27, 2019

    works

    I bought this a few weeks ago and it does exactly what it claims to do. my foundation glides on smoothly and doesn't cling to dry or textured skin. I do only use a very thin layer, as it can feel quite heavy and can turn a little greasy looking if I use too much, and if you don't like silicone primers this is definitely not for you. I would also say it's kind of expensive for what it is. It's not my favourite, but I do like it!

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    April 07, 2018
    California, United States

    Flawless Skin!

    By far one of my top favorite foundation primers.
    I love the fact that this primer is formulated without parabens and is also fragrance free.
    It is water-based and oil-free so it pairs perfectly with my go-to foundations at the moment: Too Faced Born This Way and Estée Lauder Double Wear which are also water-based and oil-free.
    Often times people don't think that primer is important in their makeup routine, but it definitely is!
    Primer creates a barrier between your skin and foundation. It will help with the longevity of your foundation and also help prevent your foundation from oxidizing while still allowing your skin to breathe.
    Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light does all of this, plus it makes my skin feel flawless!!

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    February 27, 2017

    I recieved this as a part of my monthly makeup subscription and when I saw it, I thought wow this is super small. I never used to wear primer or never even thought to use it. I wanted to change my skincare and makeup regime so I thought hey why not try out the sample. I have big pores and combination skin. Well, I have to say that this smashbox primer is amazing! The small sample I got will last me a while since you don't need to glob your face with it. It makes your face have a matte look before you put on all your other makeup but I find it helped make my pores so much smaller. Also noticed that it helped make my makeup stay on longer thoughout the day! I wish I had used primer before!! I highly recommend, especially if you have large pores and you want to make them appear smaller!

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    4.7/5
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    February 23, 2017

    I got a few samples of this primer with another purchase and have to say i am thoroughly impressed. I have some problems with pores and bumps in some areas on my face, and it smooths out everything without making it look plastered over. It didn't help as much with wrinkles and lines, but it may depend on the foundation so i'll have to try a few things.
    It's a bit pricey but it's worth it for the results it gives.

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    February 23, 2017

    Smashbox is 100% my favorite makeup company. This primer makes my face look perfect literally all day long until I was my face. So worth the price you pay.

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    December 22, 2016

    I really like this primer. I originally received it as a sample and even though it was a tiny bottle, it has lasted me forever. I have pretty oily skin and have seen a serious improvement in the longevity of my make-up. I wear make-up everyday and have found that it is best to ~press the primer into your skin, do a light rub on your skin, and then let it dry for a bit before you apply foundation. This is a good time to sip your morning coffee and relax!

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    December 19, 2016

    One of my favorite primers to date. Very lightweight and dries quickly. It leaves a smooth base for me to apply my makeup on. A little goes a long way so even the small size lasts a long time for me. It blurs imperfections nicely. Definitely recommend!

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    February 26, 2016

    Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer in Light has got to be by far the best primer I have ever tried for mature skin that has a tendency to get oily in the T-Zone as the day wears on. It is Oil and Paraben Free and minimizes imperfections and absorbs natural oils to give a matte finish that lasts all day - love it! Light and refreshing to apply - you don't need to use a whole lot of product for effective primer. A little on the pricey side - but so worth it for the results!

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    January 28, 2016

    I was never much of a primer person, but the girls at Sephora suggested I try one so I grabbed the SMASHBOX primer. I don't know how I used to wear foundation without primer before I absolutely love how smooth my makeup looks and it stays all day. Love love love it.

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    4.8/5
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    July 16, 2014

    I decided to try this primer on a whim and it definitely paid off. This primer is the best I've used and I will continue to buy it. It leaves the skin feeling so silky and soft and is a perfect base for foundation. I have combination to oily skin and it can be quite acne prone at times and I find that this primer really helps distribute the oil where it's needed rather than just sitting on the t-zone.

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