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Photo Finish Oil & Shine Control Primer by Smashbox
Smashbox

Photo Finish Oil & Shine Control Primer

4.4(858)
luxury
cruelty-free
$39.00
pore minimizing(141)
weight(91)
staying power(140)
hydration(145)
Variation: Travel Size Photo Finish Oil & Shine Control Primer
Travel Size Photo Finish Oil & Shine Control Primer

Top Reviews

pore minimizing

pore minimizing

this primer definitely smoothed out my pores and fine lines

- Sephora User

it really does hide my pores and makes my makeup look great

- Smashbox User

weight

lightweight

this is an awesome primer to control crazy oily t zone during the summer, it helps my makeup to look flawless without looking cakey, i received this product free for review

- Ulta User

i love how this primer feels so lightweight that my foundation and makeup applies flawlessly

- Ulta User

staying power

longlasting

i have used the product 3x so far in 3 different area settings and this is the best product ever that for about 8- 12 hours i had no oil build up, my makeup was perfect and was completely shocked

- Sephora User

helped my makeup stay in place all night, would definitely recommend to a friend

- Sephora User

hydration

hydrating

it doesn't make the skin look or feel too dry

- Ulta User

i love the silky finish of this product, and how moisturizing it is

- Smashbox User

texture

smooth

it's smooths and blurs my face

- Ulta User

it smooths out my skin just like the original photo finish primer

- Sephora User

mattifying

mattifying

i have been looking for a good mattifying primer and this is it

- Ulta User

my favorite thing about this primer is that it goes above and beyond just a mattifying primer - it does a beautiful job withy blurring my pores as well

- Ulta User

color correction

color correcting

i normally buy smashbox’s green color correcting primer so i knew that this would be good no matter what

- Sephora User

prior to trying this i was using smashbox's green color correcting primer

- Ulta User
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smashbox.eu userAugust 11, 2019
5

Smashbox Cosmetics Photo Finish Oil & Shine Control Primer

I've been using the Smashbox original photo finish primer for YEARS. It's my favorite primer of all time, so I was excited to try this new oil & shine control one because I have very oily skin. This definitely does what it claims - controls oil & shine for up to 12 hours and helps make up go on smoother. Right when applied, it delivers a matte finish. It has a very smooth texture and also feels lightweight on the skin. This is my new favorite! 

- smashbox.eu
smashbox.eu userSeptember 19, 2019
5

I have oily/combination skin

I have oily/combination skin with rosacea and large pores. No acne but quite sensitive and dehydrated. I was a bit dubious about trying this primer as I've tried others of varying price points before and felt like they made very little difference. However, I saw such rave reviews about it that I thought it was worth one shot at least. Wow! I used this primer under Estée Lauder Double Wear first and my gosh, my skin looked airbrushed. I work long shifts as a nurse and my male-up made it through a whole shift looking fresh. Next, I tried it with Make-up Revolution Conceal and Define (my every day foundation) and it looked absolutely flawless as well. It applies very easily and feels silky to touch. It even looks good on its own to mattify the skin and reduce the appearance of pores. I'm hooked! Less

- smashbox.eu
Sephora userMay 8, 2020
5

use this to de-powderize

to preface: combo/oily skin, largeish pores. i use a mattifying primer, estee lauder doublewear foundation, mattifying setting powder, longwear concealer, powder bronzer, cream contour, and either powder/cream concealer. so, i really use makeup setting spray to get rid of the powdery finish on my face, rather than truly "setting" my face makeup, because it is pretty much already not going to budge on my face when i'm done with it. i had been using too faced's hangover rx spray for years before i realized that it was causing my makeup to separate a bit.with that said, this primer water does a great job making my makeup look freshly applied, and not too powdery or matte. i have not tried it as a primer spray yet. it is great sprayed on eyeshadow brushes to intensify the color, or before highlighting. works well with other products.the nozzle is the best nozzle i've used on a setting spray. it sprays extremely finely and evenly -- there are no "wet spots" or spots that receive more spray than others.my skin is not sensitive to ingredients in terms of irritation, but if i touch a spot on my face twice, there will be a zit there within the day. i have had no issues with this spray causing any irritation, although it does have fragrance in it.would recommend. Less

- Sephora
smashbox.eu userJanuary 9, 2020
2

Did not suit my sensitive skin

I really love Smashbox hydrating foundation but I hated this product on my skin even though it has rave reviews online. It just does not suit my sensitive skin and cause it to become more dry and matt. And everytime I apply a foundation even the hydrating one it makes it look super matte. I felt it also clogs my pores and cause slight breakouts on my cheeks. 

- smashbox.eu
Sephora userSeptember 1, 2019
5

New holy grail

This is my new holy grail primer. I normally buy smashbox’s green color correcting primer so I knew that this would be good no matter what. After trying this I’m definitely converting! I have fairly oily skin and this mattified my face and filled in my pores without compromising hydration. Sometimes when my face gets shiny throughout the day I’ll top my makeup off with this and it takes away the shine. I received this product complimentary but I will be buying again! 

- Sephora

Ingredients

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I really like the new Oil and Shine Control primer. My face is sooo oily and this has helped sooo much!!
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works great
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What is the best mattifying primer for oily skin?
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I use Smashbox’s Oil and Shine Control primer and it seems to really work! Just a little expensive 😅 $39
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Anyone know a good primer that’s good for oily skin and not clogging pores??
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Smashbox recently launched a prime for oil/shine control and it’s amazing!! I purchased mine from Sephora
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Candida Rodriguez
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Does any one know a good primer for oily skin
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Mia Bellofiore
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@Photo Finish Oil & Shine Control Primer ! I am SUPER oily and I never had a favorite until this one just recently came out. Keeps you matte for up to 12 hrs along with zinc and salicylic acid :)
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Elizabeth Birch
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What are some good cheap face primers for oily skin? I’ve been using the Milani one but I don’t feel like it’s really working for me anymore 🙁
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Madison Knapp
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I got the travel size of Smashbox Oil & Shine Control ($12) and it lasts a long time. Definitely worth looking into!
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Zoe Fredrickson
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What is a good primer? I have oily and acne prone skin and large pores and black heads.
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Victoria Wilson
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Is the MAC powder foundation good to use on oily skin alone, or would I need to use liquid foundation first?
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Emma Wadé
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It’s good to use alone! Mixing it with a liquid foundation can be too heavy for your skin to breath properly. Also I personally have a much better time with powder foundation in general and it may be worth giving it a try to see if some of your oil issues are being made worse by liquid foundation. Powder foundation will likely help you get more of a matte look, whereas very oily skin can kinda seep through liquid foundation and have your skin looking sweaty/oily even after blotting. The key is going to be a good primer either way, though. I recommend this Smashbox primer!
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Suggestions for primer for an oily tzone?
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This is the best ever. Even without applying foundation on top, my skin looks nice and matte (but not dry). Some times I just apply the primer on my T zone and I don’t even need makeup