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)
Q&A (142)
Media (104)
  • "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
Meghan T.
82 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
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Awesome at an extra layer to moisturize your skin. It does ball up if you run it in too much. A little goes a long way and it’s just an overall great base for your makeup if you have combination skin
Mariah L.
Fayetteville, NC
121 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Purchased at: ULTA
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I have dry skin and only have used this primer a few times. From the few times I’ve tried it the product soaked into my skin quickly and left my skin feeling hydrated. I didn’t notice it kept my make up on longer but I use a setting spray for that. So if you are looking for a primer to just simply hydrate your skin and help your make up lay better than this could be a good buy for you. You can get a travel size first to try it out as well! (At Ulta)
Moon C.
Los Angeles, CA
96 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
It does what it says keep your skin hydrated and it can be used as a primer it gives your skin a very healthy glow even under makeup. It works great for oily skin it gives my makeup a long lasting power. My makeup does not move when using this primer! The only thing is buy the travel size when you buy two of them it equally gives you the same amount as the full size without paying the extra $12 dollars so why is that does the bottle cost that much idk. But my suggestion.
Jessica R.
27 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Purchased at: Sephora
Review for: 1 Oz more...
I bought this to try and absolutely love how moisturizing it is. I will buy the full size when I run out. I can’t use mattifying or pore filling primers so this is perfect for my skin type!
Dayana M.
Bell Gardens
24 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Purchased at: Sephora
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Love this primer. I usually wear it as a moisturizer and add the photo finish primer because I like my primer to blur my pores however, this feels amazing on the skin and is very hydrating
Devi R.
67 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: 1 Oz more...
I really like this primer and originally purchased it because I have been using the too faced hangover primer for years and thought it might be similar. Although they are both very different products this one does exactly what it says. The consistency is a little too runny for my liking but I really like that Smashbox released this primer and the radiance one with hylauronic acid in it as this usually isn't a typical product found in primers.
Sky R.
112 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
What makes this different from other primers on the market, such as the Too Faced Hangover Primer, is not just its serum-like consistency, which glides over your skin with ease, but the fact your skin drinks it up, giving it instant hydration, and the fact once it dries down it leaves behind a soft tacky feeling that is helps your foundation stick to your skin. This primer does not leave behind an oily or greasy feel. I highly recommend!
Logan L.
25 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Purchased at: ULTA
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This product is a game changer. As a user of the Photo Finish Foundation Primer, I was pleased when I received this in an Ipsy box subscription. Upon first time usage, the product was very watery which I was reluctant about. But after applying, it dried very quickly. I usually steer away from anything with moisturizer because my skin is so oily- I have to be picky. But in the winter weather, this was the perfect addition to my makeup routine. I have since bought the full sized product and use it almost daily!
Julie R.
214 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This stuff is great! It is basically a 2 in 1 product. I’m combo skin, and when i use this i don’t find it to make me more oily or anything. It’s the perfect amount of hydration for my skin type and makes my makeup apply smoothly. I’m almost out of my first bottle but already plan to repurchase! Smashbox Photo Finish Primerizer
Amanda S.
Pittsford, NY
118 reviews
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I have been using this consistently for about a week and find that it actually helps my makeup last longer. I work 8 hour days with about an hour commute each way and when I get home from work, my blush and bronzer are still noticeable. They are not as good as when I first applied them and my concealer doesn't look as full coverage, but it is the first primer I have found that actually does something noticeable. It soaks in quickly. I have very dry skin that is currently hydrated with a specific skincare routine so my skin loves the added moisture, but doesn't need it. It does not make me greasy at all, in fact I think it helps me from looking super shiny. Just lets the makeup look as it did when  you applied it all day long. I will continue to use and recommend to others who are willing to splurge. I found mine at TJ Maxx for $20.

Update: I have been using this for 4-5 months almost everyday and still feel the same way. I am about a 1/4 of the way through the bottle, at most.
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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