PHOTO FINISH PRIMERS

The studio secret to a good makeup day, every day.

PHOTO FINISH

PRIMERS

The studio secret to a good makeup day, every day.

A PRIMER FOR EVERYONE

For All Skin Types


  • Smoothes fine lines & blurs pores
  • Helps makeup last hours & hours
  • Velvety, flawless finish

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SMOOTH & BLUR

For Combination to Oily Skin


  • 12-hour oil & shine control
  • With witch hazel, salicylic acid & zinc
  • Soft-focus, matte finish

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OIL CONTROL

For Combination to Oily Skin


  • Reduces the look of pores
  • Water-resistant, smooth-glide texture
  • Soft, even finish

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MINIMIZE PORES

For Discoloration
& All Skin Types


  • Tames discolorations & dark spots
  • Smooths fine lines & blurs pores
  • Velvety finish

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EVEN SKINTONE

For Redness & All Skin Types


  • Color-corrects redness
  • Smooths fine lines & blurs pores
  • Velvety finish

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COLOR CORRECT

For All Skin Types


  • Primes & evens skin tone
  • Instant golden hour glow
  • Radiant finish

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RADIANCE

For All Skin Types


  • Moisturizes, soothes & adds radiance
  • Preps & refreshes skin
  • Skin is hydrated & soft

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PREP & REFRESH

For Dull & All Skin Types


  • Revitalizes skin with vitamins B, C & E
  • Hydrates, nourishes & softens skin
  • Water-gel texture with glowy finish

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HEALTHY GLOW

For Dry & All Skin Types


  • Primer + moisturizer in one
  • Lightweight, 24-hour hydration
  • Skin is plumped & hydrated

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HYDRATION

For Dry & All Skin Types


  • Lightweight, fast-absorbing oil
  • Nourishes & adds radiance
  • Dewy finish

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DEWY GLOW

FIND THE BEST FACE PRIMER FOR ME

FIND THE BEST

FACE PRIMER

FOR ME

FAQ

What is a face primer?

 

Primer is a product that preps your skin for makeup. It serves as a skin-perfecting base so makeup applies easily and looks better longer.

Why is makeup primer important?

 

Skipping primer is kind of like getting your nails done without a base coat. Primer gets your face ready for makeup so you get better results every time.

Do I actually need primer?

 

Yes! We’ve tried this on set. Using primer helps makeup go on smoother and look better longer. You can also use it without makeup to help address specific skin concerns.

How do I apply primer?

 

Smooth a pea-sized amount over your entire face, then apply whatever complexion products you’d normally wear.

Can I use more than one face primer?

 

Absolutely. Photo Finish Primers all do different things (like smooth, blur, hydrate and control oil, etc.). Some work for all skin types and some are formulated to address specific skin concerns. We’re big fans of primer “cocktailing,” or targeting specific areas with one or more primers.

How do I choose the right face primer?

 

Think about what your skin is like and what it needs. The Original Photo Finish Smooth & Blur Primer is for all skin types and is best for smoothing everything out for flawless finish. If you need oil control, we recommend Photo Finish Oil & Shine Control Primer. Take our Primer Finder quiz to get your personal results.

What’s the difference between silicone-based & water-based primers?

 

Silicone-based primers help create a velvety, smooth surface, while water-based primers refresh skin with a lightweight formula.

Are your primers cruelty free & vegan?

 

Smashbox has always been cruelty free. Most of our primers are vegan. Please check each product description for more details.

Can I use a face primer on my eyes?

 

Yes, we have eye primers made specifically for hydrating under eyes, helping lock on eye shadow & prepping lashes for mascara.

BEHIND EVERY GREAT FACE
THE ORIGINAL PHOTO FINISH SMOOTH & BLUR PRIMER