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Photo Finish Primerizer by Smashbox

Photo Finish Primerizer

pore minimizing(162)
Variation: 0.5 oz
0.5 oz1 oz

Top Reviews

staying power


i have been using this for almost a week now and can honestly say it's amazing, i've used other primers before, but this one is an amazing product, all you need is a couple of pumps and it really lasts all day, it glides on your skin with or without a moisturizer underneath and it absorbs really quick so your good to put on your make up with the confidence that it will last all day with shine control and having combination skin is a big bonus for me, i have had no skin issues with using this primer , i would recommend this to anyone with combination skin it really is a wonderful product with or without makeup, fantastic primer with amazing results

- Boots User

it helps my foundation last all day and night, even if i go out dancing with friends

- Birchbox User



i feel like it fulfills its promises : my skin is hydrated, soft, and my makeup stays beautiful for a long time (i pair it with the smashbox studioskin or tf peach foundation)

- Sephora User

great primer and love how moisturizing it is

- Sephora User

pore minimizing

pore minimizing

i learned that running it in with your fingers in the places you need it and making sure it is blended well and really just let it set into your skin and pores for a few minutes and just apply your foundation as normal and it looks soo great

- Ulta User

it stays fresh and my pores disappear

- Sephora User



it didn't make my skin look smoother, it didn't blurred imperfection, it didn't improved longevity

- Sephora User

this definitely helps smooth out my face and keeps it moisturized all day

- Ulta User



i love the texture how well it hydrates my skin while still being lightweight with enough hold for my foundation to stay all day or night

- Sephora User

it's great for under heavy foundation to make it look less cake-y and it's wonderful under a lighter coverage foundation and it makes your skin look so dewy and beautiful

- Sephora User



it makes my skin look plump and moisturized but it honestly helps my skin not overproduce oils so my makeup looks and lasts longer than if i used a mattifying primer or no primer at all

- Sephora User

i've tried mattifying primers and they suck the life out of my skin and overall makes my skin even more oily

- Sephora User
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ulta userOctober 10, 2018

Best primer I have ever used!

I absolutely love this primer. I have used the smashbox pore minimizing primer for years and I always had issues with my foundation breaking up on my nose. I always blamed my dry skin or the foundation, however, once I switched to this primer I have not had that issue at all!! It is PERFECT for my sensitive skin and dry T-zone. I also love how my makeup looks with this primer. My foundation applies seamlessly and looks so smooth and natural. I work makeup on a hot and humid August day, where I was outside all day, and my makeup still looked amazing after hours of sweating! Go buy this primer. It's amazing.

- ulta
smashbox.eu userMay 19, 2019

Silky smooth perfection!

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
boots.com userNovember 6, 2018


This baby has actually been a game changer!It provides just the right amount of moisture, provides a super smooth and plumped base for makeup and means my looks last all day (and night!)I suffer from fairly sensitive, combination skin; I need moisturiser but each one I tried made my makeup cakey, shiny and last less than half a day. With primer alone, I find my skin dries out by the end of the day meaning I spend the following 3 days having to over moisturise to make up for it!As I wear makeup daily, I no longer bother with day cream because this does the job wonderfully, even under bb cream!Oh, and it does wonders for setting under eye concealer!

- boots.com
ulta.com userJuly 6, 2018

Great for aging skin

I have aging sensitive skin. my skin is dry so this compliments my skin type perfectly as it provides a bit of moisture with its oily consistency. Without it, you can easily see the texture of my skin and all my pores through my foundation, plus my foundation refuses to stay put without this primer. This product also helps minimize lines beneath my eyes when I smile. I guess it doesn't let the foundation burrow into those spaces and again gives a bit of needed moisture to that area. It reminds me a lot of vaseline. I did try the green pigment version, but prefer this clear one. 

- ulta.com
Sephora userJanuary 8, 2018

It has a nice texture and is lightweight but I noticed that my makeup looked very cakey & made my skin look so bad. I had high hopes for it since I have dry skin, especially in the winter, and was hoping this would keep me looking hydrated and dewy while still making my foundation look flawless. :( i broke out too and my skin isn’t sensitive at all!

- Sephora


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What’s a good foundation/primer/ concealer for really really dry skin? Plsss and thanks
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This one is so good for dry skin and it makes my makeup last all day! Make sure to buy the travel sizes though because 2 travel sizes are the same quantity but cheaper price than a full size bottle.
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Madi M. Lee
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What’s a good primer for dry skin?? i have dry and red skin. something affordable also??
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Hayley Pereira
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My favorite primer!
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i need a primer that doesn't make my skin greasier than it already is! i have the smashbox photo finish primer but it makes my skin literally feel slimy. i also would love it to be pore minimizing, and preferably on the cheaper side. i know i'm asking for a lot but anything would be helpful! #oilyskin #primer
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Crystal Portillo
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Also milk makeups h20 primer I know hydrating sound bad if you already have oily skin but hydrating helps keep the skin from over producing oils these two help makeup stay for long periods. I have always had oily skin and these primera have been my go to.
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Chloe Lebovitch
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What is the best primer for skin with acne
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Crystal Portillo
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Non mineral oil and I personally work well with hydrating gel primera since my skin is so acne prone I opt for higher quality to avoid pore clogging ingredients
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Eveline Garcia
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What is the best primer and foundation for really dry skin?!
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super hydrating! but buy the trial size because with 2 travel sizes you get the same amount of product in the full size but for cheaper. also the top faced hanover rx is my fav!
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Thalia Sustaita
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Any good primers for dry skin? I have rosacea so my cheeks are very dry and red most of the time
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Halye Carver
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I initially started with the two faced hangover primer which worked great, but broke my skin out. But then I switched to the Smashbox primerizer and I’ll never use another primer again! Works wonders for my dry/sensitive skin!
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Molly Niedzwiecki
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This is so good. It’s moisturizing but doesn’t leave you shiny at the end of the day!
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Skylar Forren
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I can’t seem to ever get my makeup to stay or look good all day long! 3-4 hours and it looks terrible in my opinion. I use elf setting spray and a setting powder but everything fades. Foundation, eyeliner, etc. Tips? Products?
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I recommend investing in a good primer and/ or setting spray; my favorite one is the smash box primerizer (travel size is $15 and more worth the money than the full size) and the morphe setting spray ($16).
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Jessica Helms
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Is this a good primer for dry skin?
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Halye Carver
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This primer is a holy grail for my extra dry skin days!
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For as long as I can remember every foundation I’ve used just breaks apart on my cheeks and between my eyebrows REALLY bad. Like noticeably bad. People have pointed it out because the foundation will just collect and make my dead skin look like it’s about to flake off even if I exfoliate beforehand. I need a foundation that’s actually for dry skin please! #help #foundation #dryskin
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Ciera Cariati
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Make sure you put a thick moisturizer on after you exfoliate and then before foundation use a good hydrating primer. Also a MAJOR key for me is using a beauty blender to apply my foundation!! Brushes are terrible for dry skin! Here are some of the products I use.