Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting Primer Blend Review

Hi Ladies,

Bodyography Veil primer in Neutral is my Holy Grail and absolute favorite. Sadly, Bodyography is no more available in India, at least in all the places I have searched. If you guys know where I can buy Bodyography primer in India, please let me know. Moving on, so looking for a similar product, I stumbled upon Smashbox Photo finish foundation primer Color Correcting- Blend. I did not hands on try this anywhere, but somehow had a feeling that this is close to what my Bodyography offered. Let’s see if this solved my search.

Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting Primer Blend Review

Product Description:
Look less tired! This apricot-toned primer color-corrects dark spots and discoloration, blurs pores, evens skin tone & reduces the appearance of fine lines.
Claims:
Tames discolorations & dark spots
Blurs pores, evens skin tone & reduce the appearance of fine lines ·
Preps skin for makeup ·
Protects skin from environmental damage, pollutants, and stress with an antioxidant blend of peptides and vitamins A and E
Ideal for all skin types
Cruelty-free

Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting Primer Blend Review Description

Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting Primer Blend Review Details

Ingredients:
Formulated without Parabens, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Phthalates& Fragrance.
Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Cyclohexasiloxane, Dimethicone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Cymbidium Grandiflorum Flower Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus (Lemongrass) Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Methicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Retinyl Palmitate, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Talc, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, [+/- Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140)]

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Price:
$39.00 for 1 fl.oz

My Experience with Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting Primer Blend:

The primer comes in a black cardboard box with all possible details written on it. And, inside is a flat tube with twist cap. The tube is same for all Smashbox primers, nothing new. Quite basic packaging and nothing very fancy.

Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting Primer Blend Review Outer Cardboard

Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting Primer Blend Review Shade Name

The texture is silicony(not too much). It spreads on the skin easily and immediately blurs the imperfections. I was amazed to find my closest match to Bodyography primer. This is not just a primer, but a color corrector as well.
It immediately brightens and smoothens the face. Blurs uneven complexion and fine lines get reduced to minimum. This is the kind of product which even works alone for everyday or very light makeup.

Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting Primer Blend Review Tube

Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting Primer Blend Review Tube Backside

It has no smell whatsoever. The shade has been described as apricot toned. It can also be described as skin like however, it does get mixed with skin and adapts to whichever skin color it is applied to.

Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting Primer Blend Review Nozzle

Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting Primer Blend Review Hand Swatch

It makes makeup last long for good 8 hours and gives a velvety feel to the skin. To futher mattify, Loreal infallible pro matte primer can be applied underneath this one. Like every other good primer, it bars makeup getting into skin, and thus breaking out.

Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting Primer Blend Review Face Swatch

Pros of Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting Primer Blend:

  • Cruelty-free.
  • Adapts to any skin tone.
  • Make pores and fine lines look small.
  • Brightens the face.
  • Can be worn alone with no foundation.
  • Silky, smooth formula.
  • Lightweight, oil-free and doesn’t irritate the skin.
  • Conceals, covers and creates a clean slate for makeup application.
  • Makeup doesn’t move.
  • It glides on perfectly, skin perfecting.
  • Easy to use and feels like a moisturizer.

Cons of Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting Primer Blend:

  • It is expensive!

IMBB Rating: 4/5
Do I Recommend Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting Primer Blend?
Yes! Yes! I have finally found the kind of primer I was looking for. Please girls give it a dry. It does wonders on pores.

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