SMASHBOX Photo Finish Primer ****1/4

11 Mar

A great product for professionals or a beginner. Smashbox primer comes in five variations of it’s self – regular, Light, Blend, Adjust, and Balance. (Illuminating primer will be reviewed on its own.) Each type maintains the velvety touch and contains a blend of antioxidants, vitamins A & E, and soothing botanicals like orchid complex, aloe, and lemongrass. The square airless pump locks in freshness and the product smooths on to reduce the appearance of fine lines and pores while maintaining a velvety touch, creating a great base for foundation.

This is a great product on it’s own, but add the changing details and it’s even harder not to love. Although all of these primers are oil free, the “Light” version is tailored even more towards oily skin, while the regular primer is recommended for normal to dry skin. The regular primer is also safe to use on the eye as the professionals at Smashbox know the ever changing needs or MUA, and that we tend to break rules more than we should.

The tinted primers are of the same consistency as the regular primer, while the colors are set to help correct prominent undertones in the skin. Uneven skin or too much pink or yellow in the face can be bothersome, and while there are many color correcting products out there, this is probably one of the easiest to use and gives good results.

“Blend” is apricot-toned, best suited for people experiencing uneven skin tone, the primer works to blend dark spots  and discoloration.

“Adjust”  is the green-toned primer, targeted towards neutralizing redness. Pink undertones are more prominent in paler skin, but also noticeable in some tan to darker tones. This is the “redness” one sees in light tones, and the muddy orange in over tanned skin. I highly recommend Smashbox Adjust to anyone with this personally, or any make up professional.

“Balance” is lavender-toned to brighten dull or sallow skin. Violet is a complimentary color to yellow – if there is too much yellow in one’s face, use this as a primer to neutralize yellow/orange undertones. This is common with Asian and East Indian skin, as well as occurring in olive tones such as Italian and Greek.

Paraben Free
Oil Free
Scent Free
Gel Texture
1 fl. oz./30 ml
Product of USA

* Sensitive skin friendly
3/4 Good results
* Fast and easy to use
* Good price range, product outlasts most others in same size
1/2 Nice texture, no frills

Recommended Use:

  1. Cleanse face and moisturize
  2. Apply one drop to entire face
  3. Apply make up as usual

3 Responses to “SMASHBOX Photo Finish Primer ****1/4”

  1. Jessica February 5, 2012 at 2:45 PM #

    Hi there, love the website 🙂

  2. Andrew February 5, 2012 at 2:47 PM #

    I suggest you look into resveratrol in detail, it may help.

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