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 Stars71%
  • 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
Crystal V.
238 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Purchased at: Sephora
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I bought this a week a go along with my Huda Beauty Faux Filter foundation. Only because my skin is usually very oily but with it being Fall my skin tends to be a bit more dry. And this helps tons w/ a full coverage matte foundation like the one I mentioned k just got. Also the girl at Sephora told me this specific primerizer helps keep the foundation looking flawless and not let it completely sink into your pores. It keeps it very natural looking with it being full coverage. Or somewhere a long those lines. However whatever the case may be these two items together for me are a match made in heaven.
Brenda H.
147 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Purchased at: Sephora
I am in love with this primer! It's totally worth its price. It's a primer as well as a moisturizer! I suffer from dry patches on my skin and when I wear make up you can usually see those patches, but ever since I tried this, there not visible anymore. They hydrate my skin in the best ways ever! No primer has done what this one has. It's super light on the skin, it lets your skin breath, it moisturizes it without leaving your skin feeling greasy or super heavy. Easy to apply, it is a bit pricey, but like I mentioned, its totally worth it! Smashbox Photo Finish Primerizer
Ana G.
Hamburg , NY
212 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: 1 Oz more...
I love this primer!! The hyaluronoc acid seriously helps keep my face so moisturized prior to applying any makeup. I double up and apply after moisturizing my skin still for extra potency, and it keeps my face feeling silky and prepped and keeps my makeup staying put all day! Caught this on Sephora online
Heather S.
Grove City, OH
33 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: 1 Oz more...
i Just bought this product and tried alone. I stopped using my other moisturizer and other primer to see if it truly helps. It was very moisturizing and it was a little tacky feeling once I rubbed it in. I noticed my makeup looking more smooth and it lasted a little long around my nose area, which is my problem area. I have dry combination skin and this sinks right in and it does not take much. I vote for anyone thinking about trying this to try it out. I don't think you will be disappointed.
Sarah J.
390 reviews
Review for: 1 Oz more...
The Photo Finish Primerizer from Smashbox moisturizes and preps skin for makeup in a single step. The non-greasy, quick-dry formula sets in seconds, acting as a makeup magnet that locks on foundation and makes it last. The two key ingredients in this formula are Niacinamide and Hyaluronic Acid. Niacinamide plumps and moisturizes the skin while improving skin vitality and barrier repair. Hyaluronic Acid is a molecule that holds water within the skin to prevent moisture loss. I especially recommend this lightweight primer for those with dry skin.
Noa M.
11 reviews
My skin is normal and so I used to prefer a mattifying primer in my makeup routine, however when I tried the Primerizer I fell in love. It's formula is thin and feels refreshing and light on the skin, it keeps the skin hydrated for the whole day and it helps the foundation to apply easier and last longer. This is my everyday primer now for a while now and I'm so happy with that (note: if your are a professional makeup artist this primer is amazing for mature skin! try it)
Nicole F.
328 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I’m not a big primer user, but I LOVE this one. I have very dry skin and I find this to be hydrating enough without using a moisturizer with it. It’s very thin, doesn’t feel tacky, heavy, etc. Most importantly, I truly notice a difference in my makeup at the end of the day. My foundation always wears off around the nose, but this helps. Tip: save a couple bucks and purchase the minis - buying 2 is cheaper than a full size and I believe it’s the same amount of product. 👌🏻
Haley K.
61 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This is a primer that works for me! I have normal skin but every once in a while I will get a little greasy in my t-zone. Two pumps is all that I need for my face. It is very liquidey but in a good way, like right when you put it on the skin you feel hydrated. It also feels a little tacky, which I like because it makes me think that my foundation lasts longer. I will apply it all over my face and then add the smashbox photo finish primer in my t-zone to control my oils.
Jaclyn G.
27 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
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Love that's it's a combination primer and moisturizer! However it is quite watery and the pump is all or nothing. You can't barely pump to get a lesser needed amount, you always have to get a full pump which is a fairly large amount. I think it wastes a bit of product seeing how a little goes a long way with the watery formula. Definitely helps even out my foundation and makes it look flawless in some areas, but can get greasy and tacky in more oil prone parts of my face.
Kristen L.
Oakdale, PA
118 reviews
Purchased at: Sephora
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This primer is so unique and beautiful! I bought this at the recommendation of Allana Davison on YouTube because she raves about it and has dry skin like me. I was constantly putting a think layer of moisturizer on my skin anyways before primer (I was using the Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer - which I still absolutely love). This primer is quite liquidy but it does a great job of soaking in and really hydrating the skin. It also helps my make up last just as long as my Hourglass primer but without the added step of a moisturizer!
Regina H.
56 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Worth the money?
Brooke L.
Sunbury, OH
55 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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