Smashbox Photo Finish Primerizer
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Smashbox Photo Finish Primerizer

BY SMASHBOX #5 in Face Primer

4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars70%
  • 4 Stars20%
  • 3 Stars7%
  • 2 Stars2%
  • 1 Star1%


Get Primer + Moisturizer In 1! Primerizer Delivers 24-hour Hydration Plus Powerful Primer Benefits In The Lightest Possible Texture. It Was Created In Our L.A. Photo Studio To Instantly Increase Moisture By 127% & Prep Skin For Makeup In 1 Step. This Non-greasy, Quick-dry Formula Acts As A Makeup Magnet That Locks On Foundation & Makes It Last. 


Fun Fact: There’s 762 Sextillion Molecules Of Water Per Bottle!


  • Instantly Increases Moisture By 127% And Preps Skin For Makeup In One Step
  • Translucent Formula Sets In Seconds So Makeup Goes On Fast
  • Acts As A Makeup Magnet That Locks On Foundation And Makes It Last
  • Smoothes Skin, Softens Dry Fine Lines & Stops Makeup From Settling Into Pores
  • Moisturizes And Plumps With Niacinamide & Hyaluronic Acid
  • Non-greasy, Weightless Texture
  • Suitable For All Skin Types


Apply 1-2 Pumps To Fingertips And Smooth Over Face Before Makeup. Can Be Used With Or In Place Of Moisturizer. 


Water\aqua\eau, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Isopropyl Isostearate, Ppg-15 Stearyl Ether, Niacinamide, Hydroxyethyl Urea, Sodium Polyaspartate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Algae Extract, Caffeine, Trehalose, Sorbitol, Decyl Glucoside, Xanthan Gum, 1,2-hexanediol, Propanediol, Sodium Hydroxide, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol

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Smashbox Photo Finish Primerizer
Smashbox Photo Finish Primerizer
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  • "this is a good primer for all types of skin. i have very oily skin and it still is good for under my makeup or on it's own on no makeup days. only down fall is it doesn't do anything for my pores so i have to go in for another primer in my t zone but still good for what it claims although it is a bit pricey." in 54 reviews
  • "very watery texture so it feels light on the skin. absorbs really quickly and makeup application is smooth. i put on a lot of moisturizer before priming so i’m not sure if this is hydrating my skin but it isn’t leaving any dry patches. i got this as a sample and may repurchase when it runs out." in 50 reviews
Christina K.
Ann Arbor , MI
142 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
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This was just okay. I don’t think it did enough as a primer. I feel like just applying a nice moisturizer would have given me the same finish. While my foundation applied nicely on top of it, the primerizer didn’t help my makeup last longer or smooth out the appearance of my skin.
Michelle H.
38 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Purchased at: ULTA
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This is probably my only high end primer...and the only one that I will continue to buy from Sephora. This keeps my makeup on ALL day, seriously. I had it on from 8 am to 10 pm from a full day at Disneyland with a full face and my makeup did not budge at all. It gives such an amazing glow to my skin when first applying it and I think it’s great that it can prime and hydrate my face all in one (even though I still moisturize beforehand anyways because I have dry skin right now during the Winter).
Ms.Makeup 2.
92 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: 1 Oz more...
Love this primer. It’s very lightweight and moisturizing. It goes on smoothly and easily and soaks right into the skin. It leaves a natural healthy looking finish to the skin. If you aren’t a fan of silicon primers give this one a try.
Lisa F.
Island Park
629 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
Review for: 1 Oz more...
I’m actually new to primers and this one has been the best one I️ found. It’s very hydrating and doesn’t make you look very matte. I got a sample at Ulta, and fell in love with it. I bought it on sale, if you’re looking for a hydrating primer that also smooths the skin this one is it.
Melody M.
Birch Run, MI
79 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Purchased at: ULTA
This product makes my skin feel super silky and soft when I apply it before using makeup! I have very dry skin and this product definitely locks and keeps my skin hydrated when wearing foundation!! I highly recommend this product for anybody with dry skin!!
Sarah S.
869 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
This primer is really watery. Being that it's so liquid-like, I'm not sure how much moisturizing it is really doing. After it takes a minute or two to dry, foundation goes on pretty well over it. I wore it for a night on the two and my makeup stayed on pretty well. While it was drying though, being that it's so watery, a tiny bit got in my eye. It stung and made my eye pretty red. I'm not sure if I'll use this product again.
Hannah L.
Granite Bay, CA
114 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
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I have always loved Smashbox primers, and I am so happy they made a primer that is also extremely moisturizing! I have dry skin, so this primer is perfect underneath any foundation for me! It soaks into my skin and also helps my makeup last all day! I will definitely be buying this again!
Kait L.
Bridgeton, NJ
21 reviews
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This primer is so good! In the winter when my skin is drier this makes my makeup last all day and my face is moisturized all day long. It smells amazing and you only need a little pump to get a great moisturized feel.  is natural looking yet full coverage. Leaves my skin feeling like skin without being overly sticky. 
Rebecca F.
Elizabethton, TN
76 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
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This is okay as a primer. Yes it helps hide pores but as far as even application of This does not hold a candle to my go to primer. I received a trial size and will not be finishing the bottle. I’ve used it several times and get frustrated with it each time as my makeup does not look as good as with other primers.
Lo K.
105 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Purchased at: Sephora
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Just recently started using this and I am loving it! On the days I don’t use my normal moisturizer and a primer I use this! One simple step! Saves time! Seems crazy but adding a moisturizer, waiting for it to dry down and then my primer adds extra time to my routine. With this primerizer it’s all in on and fast! Love it!
Regina H.
56 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Worth the money?
Brooke L.
Sunbury, OH
53 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Thought on this?? Do you use a moisturizer prior to this primer as well?
Olivia J.
Newburyport, MA
186 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
what skin type is this good for ?
Sandra S.
Bloomington, CA
333 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
Ok. How does this stuff work on combo skin??
Chelsea S.
71 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
How does this compare to Glossier Priming Moisturizer?

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