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.

Why Should I Use A Face Primer?

PRIMERS CREATE A
SKIN-PERFECTING
BASE TO HELP
MAKEUP
LOOK BETTER

PRIMERS
FIT SEAMLESSLY
BETWEEN YOUR
SKINCARE
& MAKEUP ROUTINE

PRIMER CAN WORK
WITH OR WITHOUT
MAKEUP
. WHATEVER
YOUR SKIN NEEDS,
THERE IS A PRIMER
MADE SPECIFICALLY
FOR YOU

START YOUR PRIMER
JOURNEY WITH A
MINI SIZE

A PRIMER FOR EVERYONE

SMOOTH & BLUR PRIMER

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

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THE ORIGINAL

SUPER LIGHT PRIMER

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

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SUPER LIGHT

MINIMIZE PORES PRIMER

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

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MINIMIZE PORES

PRIMER WATER

HYDRATES SKIN, PREPS & REFRESHES MAKEUP

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PRIMER WATER

REDUCE REDNESS PRIMER

COLOR-CORRECTS REDNESS, BLURS IMPERFECTIONS & EVENS SKIN TONE

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REDUCE REDNESS

PROTECT SPF 20

PERFECTS SKIN & PROTECTS AGAINST UVA/UVB RAYS

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PROTECT SPF 20

EVEN SKINTONE PRIMER

TAMES DISCOLORATION & REDUCES THE LOOK OF PORES & FINE LINES

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EVEN SKINTONE

PRIMER OIL

NOURISHES & ADDS RADIANCE WITHOUT FEELING GREASY

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PRIMER OIL

RADIANCE PRIMER

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

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RADIANCE

PRIMERIZER

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

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PRIMERIZER

VITAMIN GLOW PRIMER

WITH VITAMINS B, C & E FOR A HEALTHY GLOW

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VITAMIN GLOW

PHOTO FINISH OIL & SHINE CONTROL PRIMER

TIME-RELEASE TECHNOLOGY CONTROLS OIL & SHINE FOR UP TO 12 HOURS

INFUSED WITH WITCH HAZEL, SALICYLIC ACID & ZINC

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PHOTO FINISH

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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