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Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Review

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Review
Product Description
A primer can drastically change how your makeup looks upon application—and even how it looks throughout the day. It’s such an important step that some people would even opt to use two primers to get their skin to the “right” level before going in with their makeup. Smashbox’s original Photo Finish Foundation Primer is one such product that could mean better (or worse) for your skin. The silky mattifying feel of this product is definitely not for everyone as it does have a tendency to cling on to and exacerbate dry patches in the skin, especially if used in large amounts. Additionally, its primary ingredient, silicone, is not good for the skin in big applications. An ideal application is a light amount, just enough to fill in pores and fine lines, and help skin be the best it can be before beginning to apply the rest of your makeup. If this product does work with your skin, and it’s applied in the right amount, the Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer will make the rest of your makeup application a piece of cake, and help it stay on throughout the rest of the day.
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Positives:
Fills in pores and fine lines
Leaves skin feeling silky
Strong mattifying effect
Helps makeup stay on
Negatives:
Easy to overapply
Clings to dry patches
3.9
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Smashbox’s original Photo Finish Foundation Primer definitely has its fans around the world because of its silky feel, and the way it fills in pores and fine lines on the skin. While this product may not be for everyone, it may be able to put a little extra oomph into your makeup routine if it does work for you.

SUITABLE FOR: Most skin types, but mostly oily skin and skin with fine lines.

Other Information:

  • The Photo Finish Foundation Primer has now been formulated with additional variants to address many different skin issues: pore minimizing, even skintone, radiance, and reducing redness, and sun protection, all for $39 (except the sun protection formula, which is sold at $42).
  • The Photo Finish Foundation Primer also now has a Light formulation for those who may dislike the weight of the original formula, sold at $36.

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