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Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer, 0.5 Ounce

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Key features

  • Use after moisturizer and before foundation for complexion perfection
  • This skin-soothing blend of antioxidants, which can be worn alone or under foundation, works overtime to fill in fine lines and even out skin texture
  • Flawless finish

Honest reviews


Not for sensitive skin

The Sephora makeup artist used this on my face as a primer before applying other cosmetics. I liked the effect so much that I purchased a full sized product. I should have taken the MA’s advice and sampled it first!I’d read reviews of this product on MakeupAlley and many users said it caused them to have breakouts. Since I have rosacea/acne, this should have been a red flag. But gosh, the product looked SO AMAZING on my face, it almost acts like a spackle for the bad areas and makes your face even for the foundation. The difference between your face WITH this primer and your face WITHOUT this primer is pretty obvious. To wake up to fresh pimples was devastating.If you tend to have sensitive skin, use the PHOTO FINISH LIGHT product instead of the original Photo Finish. After several days of trial and error to see if it wasn’t the foundation instead of the primer, I found that the PHOTO FINISH LIGHT product did not cause me to break out. The original Photo Finish is a gel, the Photo Finish Light is a lotion. On shine-prone skin, the Photo Finish Light fared better than the original Photo Finish.The MA used a foundation brush to apply the Photo Finish to my face and that’s how I’d advise it to be used also. When you use a foundation brush, it only takes a tiny bit of the primer to do your whole face. If you use your fingers or a sponge, not only do you get unven application but you use a lot more product. As expensive as this product is, the foundation brush will save you money in product.

Rosa Ottawa Lake, MI

Good oil control

This is really good at control oil and concealing pores. It lasts all day! I don’t like it for every day use though because it clogs my pores.

Dollie Robinson, ND

Expensive but Awesome

I wish this product was less expensive, but it does a great job under my foundation of making sure to keep my face feeling smooth but also helps prevent it from getting too oily in my T-Zone. At first I applied it all over. Now I’ve learned to just put it in dry or oil-prone areas to keep them Matte.

Hilda Hawkins, WI

great primer

i love this stuff- a little goes a long way. keeps make up looking fresh and stays put. I would highly recommend this to anyone who has never used a primer.

Megan Kipnuk, AK

Great product

This is a great product that glides on extremely smoothly and will make your makeup last all day. This is a small package, not for daily use, but good for special occasions, travel or testing the product.

Francisca French Village, MO

great covering product

I saw the name of the product when viewing a youtube video on how to use concealer. This product lets the bumps and holes in the skin to be covered to smoothen the surface. Then a concealer can do its job. It is a very well done product, and very efficient. A very small amount does the job. It is too bad I had to purchase it online and pay the shipping for it, but I could not find it locally. Overall great.

Emilia Patchogue, NY

Best make-up investment

I love the way this feels going on and how it makes my foundation last thru the day. Worth the cost.

Lydia Perris, CA