Smashbox Oil-Free Photo Finish Foundation Primer Review

By Zarin Khan

Hi my beautiful friends!

This is my first post in IMBB and I have learned so much from you all. An engineer by education, I am an ardent lover of makeup! It’s my passion and would love to grow more in this field and I am soo excited to share my reviews on this beauty platform which i love. Today, I am going to review the Smashbox Oil-Free Photo Finish Foundation Primer!

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Product Description:
Increase the longevity of foundation while reducing the fine lines and pores. Apply over clean , moisturized skin.
Create a perfect canvas for foundation application with this silky, lightweight blend of vitamins A & E, grape seed extract and green tea. Worn alone or under foundation, our best-selling, oil-free primer helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and pores for flawless skin with a velvety-smooth finish.

Winner of Best of Sephora Award for Best Primer, one of Marie Claire’s “25 Products That Will Change Your Life”, & an InStyle Best Beauty Buy.

How to Use:
Apply a dime-size amount of PHOTO FINISH FOUNDATION PRIMER to clean or moisturized skin, using fingertips, for complexion perfection. Follow with your favorite foundation.

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$36 for 30 ml

My Experience with Smashbox Oil-Free Photo Finish Foundation Primer

Earlier, I did not know the importance of a primer. I used to think that it’s just not mandatory at all. This is my very first primer and I can call it more of a life saver. I am a sucker for good and classy packaging and its packaging is both. Also, it is very travel friendly.

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The gel based formula in this primer makes it easy to blend and only a pea size is enough which is the best part and I personally let it set for like a minute and then apply my foundation over it. And,  believe me, the difference is real! It just makes my skin smoother and not cakey after foundation application and it stays like forever on my skin. It’s really good for those unlucky people like me whose T zone tends to get oily quite quick as it tends to absorb all the oiliness for 5- 6 hours.

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I apply Lacto Calamine Oil Control, then just take a pea size amount of this primer and blend it over my T Zone, forehead and cheeks. At first, when I applied it, I just left it for a minute and then touched my skin and OMG my skin was super soft. After this, I applied my foundation and I could see the difference – no cakiness on my face, just clear and matte skin with reduction of fine lines and pores.

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This is my HOLY GRAIL product. It does minimize my pores and I have oily skin which tends to sweat fast, but thanks to the primer, my BB Cream or foundation stays for a long time even in scorching heat. After the application, I can see how my pores are minimized and my skin looks flawless. I loveeee it, totally!

Pros of Smashbox Oil-Free Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

• Best for oily skin
• Gel based
• Good packaging
• Minimizes pores and makes your skin look flawless
• Stays for a very long time

Cons of Smashbox Oil-Free Photo Finish Foundation Primer:

• I think the only con of this product would be the price and availability in India

I live in Hyderabad, and I had ordered this one from California through a relative. But, i believe spending money on this product is worth every penny!

IMBB Rating:

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4 thoughts on “Smashbox Oil-Free Photo Finish Foundation Primer Review

  1. Such a nice primer. Everyone needs to have such good primer especially in this humid weather. I too have just realised the importance of a primer, it makes even BB creams stay longer.

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