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Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Oil-Free Pore Minimizing Reviews
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    October 17, 2017

    Feels good!

    I do like how it feels on my face (smooth finish) but i dont think it lasts for the day on me. And for the value price i wouldnt want to pay so much for so little either. If anyone can recommend a different brand for better value then i wouldnt mind trying. But so far this one is working for me...

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    4.8/5
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    October 17, 2017

    Insta ready!

    This is my go to primer. I find it to be a little expensive but it does last a long time. I used this to even out my skin tone and create a nice palette for me to apply my foundation. I sweat a lot but the primer helps my foundation stay put.

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    3.0/5
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    October 17, 2017

    Works, not worth the $$

    I've used a lot of pore minimizing primers in my lifetime and this one is the least worth it. The Benefit porefessional blurs better and costs less. This primer literally only blurs out pores and makes makeup application a little smoother. I got it at a discount so I'm not too frustrated but I would never pay $50 CAD for this 30ml tube. For that price, I'd get a primer that mattifies me throughout the day or hydrates or something.

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    4.0/5
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    September 30, 2017

    Its like having breasts on your face.....

    Have you ever gone for a free consult at a plastic surgeons office and sat impatiently waiting for this overpriced Frankenstein doctor to come in that you started playing with the breast implant samples? Well I have, and I can honestly say that this primer has the same feeling between your fingers that a breast implant does, silicony. While I cant vouch for how good for your skin this primer is I can say that it will help your foundation glide like a figure skater across your face, also it helps keep your foundation from entering very single crack, wrinkle, massive pore and all other of lifes horrible punishments and keeps you looking like you know what your doing. I have been told Smashbox i cruelty free (look it up yourself though) and I have also heard that this product is vegan which I pray to God it is because I am not about that life.

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    4.3/5
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    June 21, 2017

    One of the best primers out there

    I love the smashbox primer. It covers my pores so well and doesn't feel thick on my skin. The only downside is that compared to some brands it is more expensive. Brands like Maybelline and Revlon work just as well.

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    3.7/5
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    June 08, 2017

    I purchased this specifically for it's pore minimizing effects. It has an extremely smooth and velvet like consistency and works great under both liquid and powder foundations. Despite camouflaging pores it does not cause more breakouts like I find others do. I think this is very comparable to the pore minimizing primer by Benefit, however. When applying liquid foundation after this primer ensure not to rub too hard or else the primer crumbles slightly.

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    4.7/5
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    May 02, 2017

    Awesome. Light weight and really helped my foundation apply much more smoothly. Gives me a glowing look to skin that is def noticing to other people. When I use it, coworkers always say that my make up looks nice.

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    4.2/5
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    March 31, 2017

    I find this product when applied makes my skin feel very soft and smooth & make applying foundation on top look nice. I also like that it lasts all day at work unlike some other primers I've tried, also it matifies my skin without drying it out which is great because in the winter my skin dries out easily and so I am applying this product over moisturizer. I do however find that I can't add too much at once or the product balls up and falls off my sponge or face before I have a chance to blend it in/spread it out.

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    5.0/5
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    March 06, 2017

    I am in love with this product! Makes my skin feel amazing and my makeup goes on flawless! I got a free sample in the mail and after one use I went and bought a full size bottle. I have been raving about it to all of my friends!

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    5.0/5
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    January 08, 2017

    love this primer! I have large pores on my nose and this makes them practically invisible under my foundation. I also tend to get oily skin in my t-zone and this matifies those areas.

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