PHOTO FINISH PRIMERS

Discover a collection of primers designed to support your makeup & skin needs.

PHOTO FINISH PRIMERS

Discover a collection of primers designed to support your makeup & skin needs.

Why Should I Use A Face Primer?

 

Reason #1: Primers create a skin-perfecting base to help makeup look better.

 

Reason #2: Primers fit seamlessly between your skincare & makeup routine.

 

Reason #3: Primers are for all genders & work with or without makeup.

 

Reason #4: Whatever your skin needs, there's a primer made specifically for your skin type.

 

A PRIMER FOR EVERYONE

THE ORIGINAL PHOTO FINISH SMOOTH & BLUR PRIMER
93%
SAW SMOOTHER SKIN

SMOOTHS SKIN, BLURS FLAWS, MAKES MAKEUP LOOK BETTER & LAST LONGER

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THE ORIGINAL
PHOTO FINISH SUPER LIGHT SMOOTH & BLUR PRIMER

SMOOTHS & PERFECTS SKIN WITH A LIGHTWEIGHT, OIL-FREE FORMULA

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SUPER LIGHT
PHOTO FINISH MINIMIZE PORES PRIMER
97%
SAW THE LOOK OF PORES REDUCED

BLURS PORES & IMPERFECTIONS WHILE CONTROLLING OIL FOR UP TO 8 HOURS

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MINIMIZE PORES
PHOTO FINISH PRIMER WATER
93%
SAID IT LEAVES SKIN INSTANTLY HYDRATED

HYDRATES SKIN, PREPS & REFRESHES MAKEUP

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PRIMER WATER
PHOTO FINISH REDUCE REDNESS PRIMER

COLOR-CORRECTS REDNESS, BLURS IMPERFECTIONS & EVENS SKIN TONE

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REDUCE REDNESS
PHOTO FINISH PROTECT SPF 20 PRIMER

PERFECTS SKIN & PROTECTS AGAINST UVA/UVB RAYS

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PROTECT SPF 20
PHOTO FINISH EVEN SKINTONE PRIMER

TAMES DISCOLORATION & REDUCES THE LOOK OF PORES & FINE LINES

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EVEN SKINTONE
PHOTO FINISH PRIMER OIL
96%
SAID SKIN FELT INSTANTLY MOISTURIZED

NOURISHES & ADDS RADIANCE WITHOUT FEELING GREASY

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PRIMER OIL
PHOTO FINISH RADIANCE PRIMER
91%
SAID IT GAVE SKIN A RADIANT GLOW

ILLUMINATES, HYDRATES & EVENS SKIN TONE WITH A GOLDEN-HOUR GLOW

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RADIANCE
PHOTO FINISH PRIMERIZER
91%
SAID MAKEUP WENT ON FLAWLESSLY

2-IN-1 MOISTURIZER HYDRATES FOR 24 HOURS & LOCKS ON MAKEUP

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PRIMERIZER

FIND YOUR PERFECT PRIMER

FIND YOUR PERFECT PRIMER

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.

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THE ORIGINAL PHOTO FINISH SMOOTH & BLUR PRIMER