Smashbox Photo Finish Primerizer
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Smashbox Photo Finish Primerizer

BY SMASHBOX #8 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
Reviews (1,354)
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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
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!
Dani W.
Germantown, MD
46 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This primer and moisturizer in one is a dry skin must-have. It’s gentle and lightweight while still successful in controlling oil and blurring pores throughout the day. I would still suggest using a normal, gentle moisturizer first though.
Liza A.
31 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
My skin is dry. I have sensitive, eczema prone skin and rosacea. My skin is no stranger to being dry. With that being said, this primer didn't do much for it at all. It actually made my makeup apply very strangely and made my skin appear greasy through out the day. I tried it alone, with 2 different moisturizers, and with a serum. All resulted in the same problem.

I will say, of all the primers they do have I do like this one the best. It didn't have too strong of a fragrance (if any) but it really did not work so well for me. :(
Zaliyah Z.
Chicago, IL
168 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: 1 Oz more...
I love smash box. I use the primer on my face. And this was amazing. I did exactly what it should. It can be compared to the drugstore kinds but I would recommend this if you're really not on a budget and want to splurge because it works great but then again can be compared to the drugstore brands.
Christine P.
N Branford, CT
230 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
Tried this primer for the first time the other day and was really impressed. First of all it was very nice to have my moisturizer and primer in one. I'm usually picky about what I use because of my oily skin but this was not heavy at all and sank into my skin very quickly. My makeup applied nicely over it and stayed in place.
Raisa H.
160 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
If there was 10 star, I’d give this that! This is my all time favorite moisturizer+primer! Excellent product! Love the texture. Formulation is not thick at all so you don’t feel that you’re putting a lot of product. I highly recommend this to others! You won’t regret.
Emily E.
Greenville, NC
159 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: 1 Oz more...
This is my favorite primer of all time!! I have always had an issue with foundations clinging to my dryer areas and just sitting weird on certain parts of my face. If I use this beforehand all of those problems are gone! It feels soooo moisturizing going on, and i love the gel like consistency. I love this stuff and will forever continue to buy it!!
Taylor F.
Springville, NY
409 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
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I got this in my ipsy this month and was super excited about it. I’ve heard good things about this and am glad I get to try it. This little bottle has quite a lot in it. I like that it is a moisturizer and primer because you can save time in your routine. I personally use another moisturizer with it. So far I like it and it hasn’t broken me out.
Tracy T.
Lk Arrowhead, CA
107 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
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I've used the original Photo Finish primer for at least a decade, so I was excited to try this lightweight version. If you prefer the silicone slip of most primers, this won't be for you. This primer is hydrating and very light (like a very watery moisturizer). I appreciate that it has hyaluronic acid (plumps skin) and niacinamide (brightens), but I use dedicated products to achieve those benefits. As a primer, it didn't make my makeup last longer or go on as smooth as the original, so I wouldn't repurchase it.
Sena D.
68 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Purchased at: ULTA
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I’m honestly on the fence with this. I enjoyed using it in the warmer months as a moisturizer. But I feel like it won’t do in the upcoming colder months. There’s nothing really moisturizing about this to me. There is no sun protection either. I’m not sure I’ve seen any different results in foundation wear time. I think it’s a nice feel on the skin and does sink in nicely. But I don’t think it’s adding any extra benefit to my routine. I’ll use mine up but I’m likely not going to buy again.
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??
Siobhan M.
Is this a really good primer to use?

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