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Photo Finish Foundation Primer

20 Reviews

Create a perfect canvas for foundation application with this silky, lightweight blend of vitamins A and E, grape seed extract and green tea. Worn alone or under foundation to increase longevity, Smashbox’s best-selling primer helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and pores for flawless skin with a velvety-smooth finish.

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Makes my make-up cake


I hate to be the one giving this review but the Photo Finish Primer makes me make-up crack especially under my eyes and around my mouth. It makes me fine lines a lot more noticeable after having my make-up on for a few hours. It costs around R450 from Edgars and I feel my money has been wasted, I have tried combining it with other primers but it has the same effect. I have found a better brand in Catrice, their primer is better for my skin and much much cheaper!

Great for oil control

Talia Harinand

I’ve tried the light version of this and it is amazing at controlling oil during the day. Doesn’t do much for my pores though.


Tatum Simpson

This product did not appear to do anything special. This was the first time I tried using a primer and I saw little difference in my product application or appearance – considering how much people have been raving about it, I was expecting huge results and saw little.

Great primer for combination skin


I absolutely love this primer. It goes on smoothly, sinks into your skin and gives you the perfect canvas on which to apply your foundation.

I tried both the Photo Finish as well as the Photo Finish LIGHT and found that both products create the same base for your skin but if you have a slightly oily T-zone then go for the LIGHT.

I can’t get enough of this product – if you’re looking for something to make your make-up last then definitely give this a go!



I don’t wear foundation at all and I would love to know what difference a primer would make to my skin. The price is a bit steep though.

Photo Finish Foundation Primer by Smashbox


Great product!

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