smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light, 1 oz.

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smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light, 1 oz.
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What is it: A lightweight, oil-free, water-based foundation primer.

Who is it for: All skin tones, including oily or sensitive skin.

Why is it different: Oil absorbers in this formula help to provide a smooth matte finish all day long, while skin-benefiting ingredients like vitamin C and peptides help nourish skin and even skin tone. The airless pump delivery system ensures freshness to the last drop. Fragrance- and paraben-free.

How do I use it: Apply on bare skin before applying foundation.

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  • Net weight 1 oz
  • Made in USA

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A82595 - smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light, 1 oz. 4.9 5 16 16
Not For Dry Skin I've used both the original primer - for as long as it has been offered and loved it, but thought I would try the primer light. I have drier skin so it did not go on as smoothly as the original - I had to mix with moisturizer to get it on smoothly. I just reordered the original - and will stick with that. Hope they changed the dispenser so that it is more like the primer light bottle, but... will still order it even if they have not yet heard the messages the customers have left regarding having to use q-tips to get to the bottom of the bottle. 10-25-08
Absolute BEST Primer I am 53 with good skin for my age but I'm still 53. I have enlarged pores, forehead lines, and uneven skintone. My makeup was always looking uneven no matter how much foundation I used. This does the trick. It feels fabulous. It's much lighter and dryer than the original and since I'm still combination I love that. Plus the dryer (but still soft as silk) feel is great for holding on to makeup. Other primers made me oily or made me break out. This is the only primer I'll use now. 10-15-08
What a difference! Okay, I live in Florida and I have mature 56 year old sun abused skin with large pores. Makeup and concealer settles into and accentuates the pores. The skin around my eyes is crepey so eye shadow looks mottled. It is not attractive. But I have found that after applying my moisturizer, sunscreen and eye cream (Hope in a Tube eye is the best!), if I use this primer all over including the eye area, being careful not to get TOO close to the eyes, my skin looks so much smoother and the pores are minimized. There is a huge difference. I use a 20x mirror so trust me, I am looking. Your makeup will not sink into your pores with this primer. I get compliments now on how pretty and silky my skin looks, and the only thing I am doing differently is the primer. 10-04-08
really nice this is great better then the other version................lighter and really helps makeup go on smooth I have tried them all and this is the best primer out there so far. 09-23-08
AMAZING!!! I've been using this product for the past 2 weeks. I have gotten at least one compliment each day, one even said I looked "beautiful". It truly does make a difference with my BE makeup. I would highly recommend this product! 09-18-08
Amazing! I live in Arizona and almost everything melts off in the summer months. Tried this primer and was amazed at the results. My makeup stayed on all day,even during the humid season! Even better, unlike most primers, this one did the job without the heavy, greasy feel. 08-29-08
Love it!! This really covers the pores, so over it I use just a tinted moisturizer over it and sunscreen under it. I love the silky way my skin feels once I've put this on. I only use it in the t-zone. 08-05-08
Finally, a product that does what it claims I was skeptical as I usually order only to find that a product doesn't do all that it claims. I was pleasantly surprised. If I use too much moisturizer, this seems to soak it up and get rid of the shine. Great for oily summer skin. I use BE powder, and this makes it go on smoothly without "grabbing" the powder. I'm hooked. 07-14-08
Over The Top Product! This is by far the best product to help your skin look fresh all day! This is the MUST HAVE product for your face. My skin is more on the oily side, and this primer made my foundation flawless. I can put my powder away for the day!! Thanks Smashbox!! 07-12-08
Great for Oily Complexions! Love, Love, Love, this product! I was skeptical when I ordered it, because I have such oily skin even in my 40s. Most products that I use that say they will help your oil control simply have not worked for me. However, this product is absolutely excellent! I found that when I used this product under my makeup, I did not have to powder my nose throughout the day as much. My foundation went on much better, and the color of my foundation did not change colors during the day. I would highly recommend this product to anyone, especially if you have oily skin. 07-04-08
Finally Finally a new component... I love the Photo Finish Primer, but stop purchasing it because I would loose 1/2 to 1/4 of the product because of the bottle and pump. Am am excited that I will now be able to get every single drop.... 06-30-08
Best Ever I absolutely love this product. It goes on silky smooth and leaves your face feeling soft and makeup ready. It controls oils all day long---finally something to help keep makeup looking great all day. Thank you smashbox for an AWESOME product. Will definitely buy this again. 06-27-08