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Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer – Jumbo 2 oz

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer 2 Oz Original in a Tube

Key features

  • Ingredients Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone, Trisiloxane, Silica, Dimethicone/ Vinyldimethicone Crosspolymer, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Extract, Propylene Glycol, Water (Aqua, Eau), Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Cola Acuminata Seed Extract, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract.
  • Product Description What it is:Smashbox makeup artists use this product to create a perfect canvas for foundation application. What it is formulated to do:The silky blend of vitamins and antioxidants smoothes and perfects skin, while the unique formula helps to inhibit the destruction of collagen, and fills in fine lines and pores for a flawless finish.What else you need to know: 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.Best of Sephora Winner 2008

Honest reviews


waste of money, buy Monistat instead

Ugh. ..I read the reviews and I thought this would be so perfect. But it is EXACTLY like Monistat anti-rubbing gel, which you can buy for 1/10th the price. I know what you’re thinking .. why would I put yeast infection medicine on my face?! But it’s not yeast infection medicine. It’s anti-chafing gel that is literally the EXACT same thing as this except it’s like $3/tube instead of $30. Look into it ladies. . you’re wasting your money.

Kerry Deanville, TX


If you have oily skin, this will go a long way in making sure that your makeup stays put! I find that it will break me out over time unless I use my Clarisonic scrubber, but that’s just me. . . don’t know whether my skin is particular in that regard. It doesn’t stop me from using it as I love the results and a little thoroughly cleansing never hurt anyone!

Melba Brownstown, IL

Not what I expected

I bought this product based upon the positive reviews it received. I tried it for two weeks and it really broke out my face. I have never had a problem with acne and bought this to minimize my pores. Not for me. I have sensitive skin and perhaps that was the problem.

Maxine Daisy, GA


I love this primer! I have tried all the latest and greatest primers (Mally, Laura Geller, etc.) trying to find one that I truly liked. I have found it!! I was already hooked before I looked into how expensive it is…but it’s worth it. My makeup lasts longer looking fresh and not melting off. It makes my skin so smooth without leaving it sticky or too wet. My problem with Mally’s was it rolled up on my skin and Laura Geller’s left my face too wet and I had to dry my hair while my face dried enough to put on my makeup. This doesn’t have any of those problems and I’m hooked for life. My mom is 47 and loves this product as well, if that helps you get off the fence. She feels it doesn’t settle in her wrinkles and smooths out her skin.

Brandi Troy, AL

Great base

Great for giving your face a smooth palette upon which to apply foundation. Been using it for a long time and won’t go without it.

Yesenia Elmo, MO

Best Primer on the Market

This is hands down the best primer I have ever used. Also, I’m so glad they now sell it in the tube, because the old packaging was terrible (could never get all the product out).Some highlights:- Smooths out the complexion for even coating of foundation.- Works great with liquid AND powder foundations (as well as mineral).- I have sensitive, oily, acne-prone skin, and this does NOT break me out, nor does it make my skin earlier.- The finish on it is so smooth that you can put your makeup on immediately after using it.- You can’t feel it at all.Also, the product lasts a long time…I only have to replace a couple of times per year and I use this almost every day…if you want a primer that is not heavy and does what it is intended for, look no further.

Mina Lapaz, IN

Smooth Look

I am 68 and it gives me a much better smooth complexion, does even out lines and also like a moisturizer. I get compliments on my skin when I wear it. I have tried all the drugstore primers, hoping to save money but threw them out. Then I tried some of the expensive dept store ones. This works the best. I have dry skin, with lines and wrinkles.

Deborah Troy, SC

Works pretty well

I bought this product to try instead of the smashbox primer light. This definitely goes on a lot silkier and smoother. I did notice that my foundation looked a lot smoother and more flawless when I used this primer. However, I bought this primer mainly to help keep my foundation in place all day. I didn’t feel this product lived up to that hype. My foundation still wore off (maybe a little less quickly?) as the day went on. Granted I have very oily skin and tend to have to blot a lot throughout the day. However, this product was supposed to help keep the oiliness at bay somewhat which I didn’t feel it did. I would recommend it if you want to help create a more polished and flawless looking appearance to your foundation. Your foundation literally glides over the top of this foundation and it does help smooth out and diminish the appearance of pores.

Tamika East Hampton, CT