Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Light Review





I bought this a while back with my Boots points but it usually retails for around £25.  It contains 30ml of product and although it seems a small amount it actually lasts a while.  I've had it for about 4 months now and I still have about 1/5 of the product left.

This is a heavy-weight in the blogging scene... Everyone raves about it but honestly?  I am not entirely sold.  It is alright but not great.

At first its great!  But if definitely does not stand the test of time.

The product has a thin sort of cream consistency and applies very smoothly.  It definitely helps my make-up go on evenly and I was told by the sales assistant that it would last the day and keep any oily patches at bay.  Sadly, it doesnt.  After about 5 hours time my t-zone (especially my nose) is looking shiny and oily, and worst of all my makeup is nowhere to be seen.  My skin isnt *that* oily, so I don't understand why it does this.

I do like this product if I don't have a long day or night ahead, because it is lightweight and doesn't feel like I'm wearing a mask.  It does help smooth my skin texture out so my foundation looks nice.  But only at first.  Do you see my problem here?  I can't love this because it doesn't last but I can't hate it either because I have definitely tried worse.

I think I will try the other Smashbox primers eventually and see how I go with them.  I hope one (or more) of the others apply like this one but last longer.

Have you tried any of the Smashbox primers or have any primer recommendations for me?

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    1. Oh Ive never tried their primer! Think I'll give it a go xox

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  2. I love Benefit's Porefessional, I find that it helps to keep oil at bay and my makeup last while wearing it x

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    1. I must be the only blogger in the world who hasnt tried this! Ive heard such mixed reviews, Im scared to buy it! xox

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  3. I adore MACs primer... haven't found one I love as much yet. Price is hefty but I still can't break my love for it.

    JS Beauty & Style

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    1. I love my MAC primer too! I just feel that it can be a little too heavy sometimes but I always have it in my makeup drawer for the days when I mean busines!xox

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  4. That's disappointing, I almost bought this recently so I think I saved myself some pennies! xx

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    1. Maybe you would like it, Im just not 100%! Gona try some more Smashbox stuff though, see if I can find any better xox

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  5. I just got this in this month's glam bag and I love it....it makes my makeup apply so smoothly. Great post xo

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    1. Glad its working for you babe! It just needs more kick to control my skin xox

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  6. I feel like I'm on a constant hunt for a decent primer! That's really annoying that it doesn't last, especially as that's one of the main reasons I use a primer. Glad I read this before trying this one out! xx

    www.justlikeheavenblog.com

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