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Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer
5 varieties available

Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer

BY SMASHBOX #11 in Eye Primer

4.2 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars55%
  • 4 Stars27%
  • 3 Stars12%
  • 2 Stars4%
  • 1 Star2%
4.30 / 5 based on 1,380 Reviews
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Product Description

These Shadow-enhancing Lid Primers Instantly Intensify Color While Keeping Shadow Locked In Place And Looking Freshly Applied For 8 Hours. 


Try Dabbing Lid Primer Under Eyes To Banish Dark Circles And Softly Highlight.


  • Primes, Preps And Perfect Lids For Seamless Shadow Application
  • Oil Absorbers Keep Shadow Locked On And Color Fresh For 8 Hours
  • Light, Medium And Dark Shades Color-correct Lids And Even Skin Tone
  • Smoke Deepens And Intensifies Color For A Smoky Eye In Seconds
  • White Brightens, Allowing Shadow Color To Truly Pop
  • Lightweight, Creamy Luxe Formula Blends Easily For Smooth, Even Application Without Creasing, Caking, Fading Or Smudging
  • Cruelty-free


  • Warm A Thin Layer Between Fingertips And Apply To Bare Lids.
  • Let Set For 30 Seconds, Then Apply Shadow.
  • Going For A Cat Eye? Don’t Forget Photo Finish 24 Hour Shadow Primer On The Outer Corners.


Isododecane, Hydrogenated Coco-glycerides, Beeswax\cera Alba\cire D'abeille, Silica, Boron Nitride, Quaternium-90 Bentonite, Talc, Microcrystalline Wax\cera Microcristallina\cire Microcristalline, Propylene Carbonate, Cetyl Peg/Ppg-10/1 Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Hexyl Laurate, Betaine, Glycerin, Peg-12 Glyceryl Dimyristate, Tremella Fuciformis Sporocarp Extract, Water\aqua\eau, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate

May Contain:

Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Carmine (Ci 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (Ci 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140)

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Top Questions See all 74 Q&A

  • Hello Everyone. I'm in search of the BEST eyeshadow prime...6 Answers
  • I use smash box face primer photo finish, its great quali...4 Answers
  • Is this good for oily lids ? Does it last all day?1 Answers
Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer
Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer
Reviews (1380)
Q&A (28)
Media (43)
  • "I absolutely love this lid primer it goes on smooth and dries completely without being greasy at all! My eyeliner and eyeshadow does not move even after a day of work and going out to dinner after :)" in 76 reviews
  • "You don't have to worry about your eye shadow losing it's purpose I just touch up at the end of the day if I decide I Want to go grab a drink with the hubby" in 8 reviews
Alina B.
Woodridge, IL
154 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: Light more...
I like this primer but there are a couple of things that annoy me a little. First, it is sticky. You always have to set it with the lightest shadow to get a good blend after. Second thing is the color. I purchased it in color “Light” which really looks like medium. If you have pale skin, it will not work for you. I’ve used to it, so it doesn’t bother me much but it’s just something people should know. It holds eyeshadow well for the longest time, so basically there is not much to complain about.
Cayleen C.
231 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: White more...
This product makes your eyeshadow pop gurl. It has a sticky tackied consistent formula that goes on white but once you blend it out it doesn’t show as vibrantly white. It is a good primer and I love it , it dries on quickly so you can be on with your eyeshadow appliance. I recommend this product as a doupe for Urban Decay Eyeshadow Anti-Aging Primer Potion.
Megan K.
704 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
Review for: Light more...
An amazing primer that makes my eyeshadow last all day long. The consistency is great not oily at all. It applies amazingly and lasts all day. It compares to all the other high end eye primers and I love it. Would buy again and would recommend to a friend. These are great also because of the different shades they have so if you have darker skin there are darker shades and it isn’t too light for darker skin tones.
Amanda H.
Middletown, NJ
81 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I stumbled upon this product at TJ Maxx and figured I'd give it a shot. I only use it when I am doing a more bold look or one that involves using a lot of different colors. I always set it with either an eye shadow or translucent powder. Since using it I have never had an issues with creasing or wearing off. I think it works a bit better than just using concealer before applying eye shadow.
Jazzi P.
West Fargo, ND
147 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: Light more...
I have only just started experimenting with lid primers and was told that Nyx’s white crayon would help BUT I had forgotten I had this and tried it one time. I fell in love! This is a fluffy cream primer and it spreads really well. It is extremely lightweight and you don’t feel it on your eyes at all. It really keeps my shadows from creasing all day as well, which is super important!
Malinda S.
Upper Darby, PA
376 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
I've used a lot of both high end and high performing Eyeshadow primers and this has got to be my favorite. Which would have been blasphemy to me a week ago. I get the shade light and it's perfect for my fair skin, just dark enough to really enhance the pigmentation and it locks that Eyeshadow on ALL day. It's a ticket consistency than most primers I use which is good... It had an applicator you apply it with and it goes on smooth... You don't need to even it out with your fingers or set out with a powder. It sets extremely quickly and allows a flawless and lasting shadow application. I think I just found my new holy grail!
Katherine G.
Burlington, NC
82 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Dark more...
I bought this from TJ Maxx and it was half off the original price luckily. I love how easy it blends and how quickly it dries. It also takes out any discoloration from my eyelids. I only hate how quickly the product dries out which is why I have it four stars. Overall though, this eyelid primer really prolongs the wear of my eye looks and I would recommend this to a friend.
Aubrey C.
Sarasota, FL
52 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Light more...
I received this in a sample makeup box, and I used it for the longest time while I was still a makeup newbie. I did like that it had color, because I have extremely dark lids and need something to conceal and prime them at the same time. If I were to purchase again, I know it would be good for cut creases, though the shadow does not blend as easily using this product.
Holly M.
Metairie, LA
490 reviews
Excellent drug store eyeshadow primer. Makes shadows last on the eyes for a long time. Everything blends on smooth so no issues with that. Sets well with a light shadow or setting powder. Has great staying power. Usually purchase at Walgreens. Would consider repurchase and I have recommended to friends before. Can be found at Ulta and most regular drug store outlets.
Emma R.
5 reviews
Review for: Light, Medium more...
I’m unsure about this product. It takes a long time to dry on my lid doesn’t come with much product so the price is high for not much product. I have brown eyes and it helps the shadows blend in to really make the color pop. I wouldn’t make a purchase of it again but it’s good while it last. Love, Emma ❤️
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Madison W.
Tuscaloosa, AL
130 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Hello Everyone. I'm in search of the BEST eyeshadow primer. I have tried Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer and Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion but haven't really loved either. Tell me ur favs!
Kristine E.
Terrace, BC
81 reviews
I am just wondering if this keeps your eyelids dry from oil all day?
Stacey L.
Kincardine, ON
710 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
I use smash box face primer photo finish, its great quality, and one of my favorites. Does this compare?
Sona A.
6 reviews
I have heard good things about this primer... Could you let me know how this works on your skin? How well do the photo's come out once this product is applied? Thanks
colleen g.
Eugene, Or
82 reviews
Is this better than the 24 hour photo finish?

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Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer
Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer