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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Q&A (142)
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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
Erica B.
Louisville, KY
1,403 reviews
This was just okay. I felt like it left my skin oily which did not help my makeup stay in place or last longer. As hot as it is already this summer this is just not a summer product. I am going to give it another try this fall/winter and hopefully it will be better for those months because I really typically love everything else from the brand
Taylor J.
Bealeton, VA
122 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I really do like this primer. It’s very hydrating but doesn’t make my skin feel like an oil slick. I like how my foundation applies and looks when I use this primer. I don’t notice much of a difference in longevity between this and my other primer faves. The price is a little high for what you get but I would still repurchase it
Kristen S.
27 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This primer is pretty darn good, especially since it is a drugstore brand. I am very picky about primers, because I feel like they end up clogging my pores and not helping all that much. Because it has the moisturizer, it definitely helps with this feeling, but it definitely still has that thick feeling still like most primers do.
Sheena Z.
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Love Love Love!!! This is my favorite product to use on any and every client. It adds a punch of hydration to the skin without looking oily. It’s primer and moisturizer in one, so it helps me skip a step especially if I’m in a hurry. Since Smashbox is known for their primers, it’s nice to have a product that focuses on keeping the makeup on while simultaneously hydrating the skin.
Katelyn B.
Indianapolis, IN
72 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I really love how light this is. It's really great when I'm going to be outside and I don't want to feel like I have a lot of oil of heavy products on my face. I was really hesitant to buy this because it's a little expensive. I usually hesitant about spending too much on makeup, but it was totally worth it! No regrets here!
Lexy T.
Tempe, AZ
188 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Smashbox Photo Finish Primerizer is SO FANTASTIC because it primes and moisturizes your face! It is so light of your face that you don't even feel it. This is something I look for because I can't stank makeup that feels "cakey." I'm a longtime user of Photo Finish and Smashbox definitely does not disappoint with this one!
Lindsay W.
Baltimore, MD
30 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I just recently started using this product. It’s been about four months. I really like it it goes on well. It doesn’t leave a sticky residue and it works very well. It is a little bit pricey but so worth itSmashbox Photo Finish Primerizer
Alice B.
Washington, DC
57 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: 1 Oz more...
This has been my favorite primer of late. Helps make my matte foundations more comfortable, gives a more skin like appearance to my makeup, and boosts my skin’s hydration. I really do use it as a 2 in 1 product. Lasts a very long time as well, I use it almost every time I do a full face and I still have so much left.
Ashley F.
East Bangor, PA
408 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
Review for: 1 Oz more...
This primer is so moisturizing (obviously) but it feels so light on the skin and sinks in so quickly! I think it's an ideal primer for someone with dry skin, whether it's used for just a primer with a moisturizer or in place of a moisturizer. I think foundation also goes on great on top of it, definitely worth the try!
natalie m.
Holland, PA
22 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Smashbox Photo Finish Primerizer, Smashbox Photo Finish Primerizer more...
I have tried a few primers before this one and never really loved it. I HATE the overly dimethicone-y feel that most primers have. This one definitely changed the game. I feel as though it hydrates my skin, making the appearance of pores and fine lines minimal. However, if I use too much I find that it ever so slightly breaks me out. However, I find the benefits of it to outweigh the cons. I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a primer that doesnt have that intense silicone feel.
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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