Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting Primer Adjust Review

Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting Primer Adjust

Hello Everyone!

In order to combat the redness on my face, I was looking out eagerly for a color-correcting primer. While surfing the net, I came across this color-correcting range of primers from Smashbox.

Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting Primer (Adjust)

I was also interested in a color-correcting, oil-free primer that had good skin care ingredients, as I wanted to skip the moisturizer. On reading reviews about color-correcting primers and also going through the Smashbox website, I saw that there are different coloured primers according to the needs of your skin. The blue colour is for extra hydration, the lavender one is to correct dull or sallow skin, the beige one is a luminizing primer, the pink one contains SPF, the apricot-toned one is to counteract discolourations and dark spots and, of course, the clear one is a basic primer for all skin types.

I bought this from an e-shopping website and it came unboxed but brand new. It comes in a rectangular see-through plastic bottle. This has a nozzle-pump kind of dispenser.

How the Product is Described by Smashbox:

Color correcting, wrinkle reducing, and dark spot defying – talk about a miracle product! Create a perfect canvas for foundation application and even out skin tone with this silky, lightweight blend of antioxidants and vitamins A and E. The formula helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and pores for visibly softer, younger-looking skin. Wear under foundation or alone for a velvety-smooth finish. Counteracts discoloration and dark spots too. ADJUST is green-toned to reduce redness.


US $38 for 30 ml.

Smashbox Primer

My Take on Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting Primer (Adjust):

Let me share with you gals my experience with this primer. After washing my face, it turns really red and takes a while to settle down, but even then, there is a pinkish tone. I also blush easily on my face and neck.  I applied a small blob of this primer to my skin directly without using a moisturizer. After absorption, my skin felt really smooth and silky. Also, I noticed a significant reduction in the noticeable redness on my face, which looked almost not there after application of foundation.

The open pores also seemed to look reduced. I have used this with different kinds of foundation – powder , liquid , mousse foundation and also just with pressed powder. Each time I have checked the condition of my skin after a few hours. At first, I thought to myself how unusually different my skin looked. Then I realized what it was. There was no oily shine and my foundation looked as fresh as ever! I also noticed a subtle kind of glow to my skin. In fact, the very first day I used it, one of my friends asked me which skin care products I was using these days! I am really pleased with the performance of this primer as it suits my skin’s needs completely.



Pros of Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting Primer (Adjust):

• Oil-free primer.
• Contains skin care ingredients, so if you have really oily skin, you can do without a moisturiser.
• Only a small amount is required to be used.
• Gives a perfectly smooth canvas to your face for applying makeup.
• Reduces redness significantly.
• Controls oily shine for at least 3 to 4 hours.
• Reduces appearance of fine lines.
• Gives a subtle glow to the skin.
• Temporarily improves the overall appearance of the skin.
• Did not cause any breakouts on my sensitive skin.

after blending

Cons of Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting Primer (Adjust):

•Not available in India.
• Costly.

Will I Buy Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting Primer (Adjust) Again?

I would definitely buy this again, as I’m really impressed with this product.


4.5 on 5 (minus 0.5 for the cons mentioned above).

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78 thoughts on “Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting Primer Adjust Review

  1. Oooooooh..this sounds sooo good Sabrina..I want to purchase it..I guess I sawww it on some online website in India..don’t remember which one now!!! But awesssommee review!!!! :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo:

        1. Hey Dr. Shilpi,:)

          i’m still seeing it on the website.. just that it’s out of stock :sidefrown: .. u can contact them regarding d availability :shy: .. if u still can’t find it , type this in Google ‘ Buy Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting Primer Adjust in India’. You’ll get its link on Homeshop 18 on d 1st page :victory2:

  2. nICE RevIew 🙂

    My frnd has this very same primer n she got it from ‘E-bay’ for around 26$ n she louussssssssss it :toothygrin:

      1. Ur most welcome 🙂

        & if you plan to buy any item, please do check the seller’s rating.. like Top Seller n oder related things :toothygrin:

  3. this reminds me of the mUFE primers. sounds really good sabrina. this tels me i nee dto buy a primer for myself. :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: :waiting:

    1. sabrina i have become primer gareeb. I no have a single primer with me now i realize. 😛 I guess i’d buy one this week. 😀 or i’d ask nupur to donate one to me form her secret treasure of primers

  4. oh grt sabrina, u got it :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
    smashbox makes amazing primers :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
    great revu… :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo:

      1. I’m fine thanks, Nupur. :)) If you’re a bit free, can I call you now? I’m going to Joka (outskirts of Kolkata) this evening.

  5. Nice review…But will this work for normal skin tones as well? I was on the lookout for a good primer and this does sound very promising…..

    1. :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: you have one by chanel. stay happy :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :smug: :smug:

  6. Hiiiiiiiiiiiii Rads, how are you doing? I heard Sephora is coming to India after 3 years…..i’ll be in wheelchair by then….. 😀 😀 😆 😆

        1. Sabrina…..if you get in the wheelchair… will you go to singapore and meet that korean girl again…..she will be so sad :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker:

  7. Sabrina….I want this……………..some online site selling this…..???? anyone knows kya… :huh: :huh: :huh: :huh: :huh: :huh:

    1. how much u want to buy… :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank:

              1. err…..rati…….good idea…I need a gold ka katori to eat palak and baigan, bhindi,etc al…… :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

                1. sabzi khaane ke liye……phir mein sabzi ussme khaongi….. :hunterwali: :manicure: :manicure: :manicure: :manicure: :manicure: :manicure:

              2. yeahhh we make gold katori for ourselves and buy a mug for jomo like bachchan had in jummma chumma song…… :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank:

      1. 3000 bucks :i fainted and died:…..thanks Heena….you killed me… :phoolan: :phoolan: :phoolan: :phoolan: :phoolan: :(( :(( :(( :(( :((

  8. Interesting product, and nice review Sabrina. :)) It didn’t turn the skin green! :toothygrin: The area of skin you swatched it on looks so fresh. I really wish Smashbox products weren’t so expensive here.

  9. yups heard abt correcting primer.. namrata soni a maskeup artist recommended using one of these for my dark circles… ll surely pick it up soon frm somewhere. . .

  10. awesum review sabrina :woot: … color correcting primers r 1 thing i havent tried as yet but wud definitely luk out for this when need arises.. :yes: :waytogo:

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