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Smashbox

Photo Finish Foundation Primer

1.00 fl. oz. for $ 36.00
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Photo Finish Foundation Primer is a colorless, silicone-based serum that has little going for it other than being a fairly standard silicone-enriched primer that makes your skin feel smooth. Applying this can help ensure a semi-matte finish when paired with a matte-finish liquid or powder foundation. That's good for normal to oily or combination skin, but the formula isn't as elegant as several serums that function like primers but provide skin with a wide complement of beneficial ingredients. Photo Finish Foundation Primer contains some great antioxidants, but the clear bottle packaging means this must be stored away from light to ensure potency of these skin-friendly ingredients.

Jar Packaging: No
Tested on animals: No

Create the perfect canvas for foundation application with our best-selling Photo Finish Foundation Primer. With grapeseed extract to soothe and protect skin, this colorless formula fills in fine lines and pores to help skin appear visibly softer with a smooth velvet finish. Use after moisturizer and before foundation for complexion perfection.

Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone, Trisiloxane, Silica, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sunflower Seed Extract, Propylene Glycol, Water, Grape Seed Extract, Cola Acuminata Extract, Camellia Oleifera Extract

Smashbox At-A-Glance

Two interesting things about Smashbox are that its name refers to the early, accordion-style cameras and that Smashbox is first and foremost a Hollywood-based photography studio. The company's creators, Dean and Davis Factor, have their heritage in makeuptheir great-grandfather was the legendary makeup artist Max Factor. The makeup, which debuted in 1996, began as a collection of trendy and fashion-forward colors coupled with a pleasingly neutral palette of foundations, concealers, and powders. Nowadays, there are exceptional options to choose from, but also some color products that fall short due to too sheer formulas or other issues noted in their respective reviews.

Where Smashbox has lived up to their Hollywood makeup pedigree is with a few standout formulas, including impressive lip products as well as excellent foundations, BB and CC cream options. Of course, the brand is also well-known for their range of makeup primerswhether thats a necessary step is up for debatebut nevertheless they do offer a few products in this category that are worth considering.

For more information about Smashbox, now owned by Estee Lauder visit www.smashbox.com.

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