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Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Foundation Primer

Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Foundation Primer

BY SMASHBOX #76 in Face Primer

4.4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars69%
  • 4 Stars19%
  • 3 Stars7%
  • 2 Stars2%
  • 1 Star2%
4.50 / 5 based on 402 Reviews

Product Description

The secret to a healthier and younger looking skin? Hydration, as any artist of photographic studios would tell you! The latest addition to our legendary primer family moisturizes your skin instantly and keeps you hydrated for hours, thanks to Hydraplex, an extract derived from desert plants. 

  • Oil-free and lightweight 
  • Helps fill thin lines and pores
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Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Foundation Primer
Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Foundation Primer
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PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS
  • "is my first time using it, good for oily and acne skin, it give a natural and shiny finish to your makeup, great for start your makeup routine. and the part of hydrating it really makes it, it give you a soft texture later you apply.  probably i will buy it again." in 70 reviews
  • "By using a small pea sized amount of this primer on my skin after moisturising, it helps to keep my skin looking and feeling more hydrated." in 5 reviews
  • "This primer is great because it adds extra moisture to my skin, and without it I find that my foundation applies patchy and kind of cakey, because with my skin type even after exfoliation I'm going to have dry patches." in 5 reviews
Megan G.
536 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
This is an excellent primer. I was using a Sephora primer and I got this one as a sample. I really liked it a lot so I ended up buying it. Once that one ran out though I tried a different one by Smashbox, it ended up being my favorite and so it's the one I now use. But this one is a really good one too especially if you are young or if you have dry skin because it's very hydrating. But I'm getting older and I need something that hides my fine lines a little better.
Ashley C.
Charleston , SC
40 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I think just about everyone’s tried this primer and after they do they usually keep it around. My face is very dry especially in the winter and this product is my go to. It makes my foundation look so much better and last longer. Like most makeup it has a kind of high price but it lasts for a long time so no complaints here.
Alex S.
161 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I found this primer at my local TJ Maxx in their beauty section. I have tried Smashbox’a original clear photo Finish Primer but didn’t really enjoy it but I took a chance on this one.

I have combination skin that has been leaning on the dry side recently. Because I prefer the coverage of matte foundations, my face when it had makeup on looked cakey. This primer changed my whole foundation game. It hides pores and hydrates my dusty face. Matte foundations look great over this and I couldn’t be happier!!
Hannah F.
Harrington, DE
101 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This hydrating primer is great. I use it in the winter when my skin tends to dry out due to exposure from the cold. It keeps my skin from peeling and flaking and I love it. I recommend smashbox primers to anyone who has never tried them. 
Victoria B.
Fayetteville, AR
214 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I felt the moisture hit my face once I rubbed it in, didn't irritate my face, and it works just like the other smashbox primers. If you have dry or dehydrated skin, I'd reach for this if smashbox is your favorite primer formula.
Meagan G.
140 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I love the Smashbox primers. I have combination skin so it’s not great for my entire face. I would recommend using this if you have dry skin or only in your dry areas if you have combination skin.
Gabi S.
atlanta
92 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Wow I’m so sad I just ran out of this amazing primer after using it for 5 years!!!!! I have extremely oily skin on my forehead and then dry everywhere else, it works great and keeps my makeup on for the rest of the day. After I ran out I bought a new primer by elf and hated it, so maybe I will go back to this gem. It’s pretty expensive for how little the packaging is but it does last a fairly long time if you don’t expect to use it everyday
Hannah S.
New Roads
9 reviews
I needSmashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation because I heard alot Abt this foundation and I like to try it and see if it works for my skin.
Britain M.
80 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Definitely one of my top 5 favorite primers ever. I have combination oily skin with cystic acne. And this primer is one of the few that hold my foundation together throughout the day while keeping moisture on my face. I also love this primer because if Im feeling extra dry and flaky it instantly boosts my skin with hydration! Love love love!
Tommara A.
3 reviews
Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Foundation Primer - The baby blue hydrating primer feels like melted butter on dry skin . I mean it really sink into the skin giving a slightly dewy skin which is so refresh on skin as dry as mine . I’ve also used this product on clients of all skin types, it works just as well . A ++ Smashbox
Dana M.
95 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Why should I choose this primer over others? Is it worth it or not?
Amethyst C.
Daly City, CA
2 reviews
I have dry skin on my cheeks and my forehead, would this primer be good for my dry patches?
Lori Z.
Rcho Sta Marg, CA
15 reviews
i've been looking for a hydrating primer that works well, i have dry skin around my nose and whenever i put on foundation after my moisturizer the skin is always flakey and stands out. does this do the trick?
JJ H.
78 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Where can I get this primer at?
Joy C.
Santa Ana, CA
31 reviews
How does this product feel on your skin? Does it feel cakey or oily?

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