This awesome foundation primer is suitable for any woman who uses even the tiniest amount of makeup. Smashbox has created a winning product that is perfect for all skin types and all types of foundations from liquids to creams to powders and mineral makeups. Photo Finish is a silicone based gel that goes on smooth and grease free to fill in uneven bumpy skin. As the name implies, this foundation primer gives a softly lit airbrushed effect to smooth out fine lines and pores.
Just imagine the type of lighting that Oprah uses on her show to get that perfectly made up look for her and her guests. Now imagine what it would be like if you had that type of lighting following you around as you go about your day. I’m being 100% serious when I tell you that THIS is what Smashbox Photo Finish does!
I will admit that I have been using this product for several years now and for years I have guiltily refused to tell people about it because I rather like going around letting people think I’m naturally blessed with beautiful skin. The truth is that I have acne scars and pigmentation from my teenage years that I hide very well with a combination of Photo Finish primer, Face Atelier concealer, and judicious use of mineral makeup to “fake” my naturally gorgeous skin, shhh don’t you tell anyone though!
What Smashbox’s foundation primer really excels at is filling in pores and lines. So if you have ever put on your foundation only to see your pores and wrinkles grow larger and deeper, then you need to get this! The difference is unbelievable and you will have to see it in person to see what I’m talking about. It is difficult to describe in words, but I would say that Smashbox Photo Finish tames flaky dry skin and gives your skin a dewy glow while at the same time it absorbs shiny grease/sweat and stops your foundation from melting off your face. Sometimes if I’m running late in the mornings I’ll even skip my foundation all together and just put on a light layer of primer to “freshen up” my skin.
The great thing about the original Smashbox Photo Finish Primer is that it is colorless so it will work with all skin tones without leaving white streaks. I am reviewing the original Photo Finish formula, but there are other formulas for specific needs. The different versions in the line range from SPF protection, color correcting for specific problems such as redness and bruising, to bronzing primers which give a nice pop of color just where you need it.
Despite being a miracle product that keeps your makeup on all day, Photo Finish is easy to wash off. You have to remember that it is a silicone based product so you will need to use an oil based cleanser to wipe off the product first and then you can just follow up with your usual face cleanser and toner.
You can get Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer with free Amazon prime shipping HERE AT Amazon.com