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Which is the best Smashbox primer for me?

Which is the best Smashbox primer for me?
Team LF
Writer and expert5 years ago
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Smashbox are known and loved in the beauty world for their primers. With so many to choose from, varying in formulation and texture, it is important to find the perfect product for your skin type.

With a primer designed especially for almost all skin types and concerns, each primer in the Smashbox collection promises to help your makeup apply evenly and last longer. Whether keeping oils at bay or adding much needed hydration to your complexion, your perfect Smashbox primer will help you achieve a beautiful finish to your makeup.

Which is the best Smashbox primer for me?

  1. Photo Finish Foundation Primer
  2. Photo Finish Primer Light
  3. Photo Finish Primerizer
  4. Photo Finish Radiance Primer
  5. Photo Finish Pore Minimizing Primer
  6. Photo Finish Primer Oil
  7. Photo Finish Colour Correcting Primer
  8. Photo Finish Primer Water

Best for: Normal to dry skin

Formulated with an ultra-nourishing blend of Vitamins A and E, Grape Seed Extract and Green Tea, Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer protects the skin with essential antioxidants. A versatile must-have and an iconic formula, Photo Finish can be worn alone to even out skin texture or underneath foundation to smooth over imperfections and prolong wear-time.

Best for: Oily, blemish-prone skin

The refreshing Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Light has been developed with a 60% water-based formula to revitalise and rejuvenate the complexion without overwhelming the skin. Enriched with innovative oil-absorbers to deliver a smooth, shine-free finish, the oil-free formula is perfect for slightly more oily complexions and leaves the skin fresh and perfectly prepped for makeup.

Best for: Dry, dehydrated skin

Combining the benefits of a hydrating moisturiser with a perfecting primer, Smashbox Photo Finish Primerizer is gorgeous 2-in-1 product for dry, dehydrated complexions. Infused with Niacinamide and Hyaluronic Acid, Primerizer plumps the skin and provides 24-hour moisture whilst creating the perfect canvas for flawless makeup application.

Best for: Dull, tired-looking skin

Formulated with micro-fine amber and bronze pearls, Smashbox Photo Finish Radiance Primer adds a beautiful warm glow to dull, tired complexions. Hyaluronic Acid and Shea Butter create a gorgeous formula which smooths over the skin and instantly moisturisers for an even, luminous base. The multi-use product can also be worn on the high points of your face as a highlighter on top of your foundation.

Best for: Oily skin with large pores

Control shine and minimise the appearance of pores with Smashbox Photo Finish Pore Minimizing Primer. The oil-free formula glides onto the skin to even out texture and softly mattifies your skin for a balanced, soft-focus finish. By controlling oil production and smoothing texture, the primer ensures perfect makeup application and a long-lasting finish.

Best for: Dehydrated, lack-lustre skin

The first of its kind, Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil is the perfect luxurious product to prepare dry, lack-lustre skin for makeup application. With an ultra-light, fast-absorbing formula, the oil preps your skin for your foundation and allows a beautiful radiant glow to shine through.

Best for: Redness

If you suffer from any kind of redness, using a green-toned product is the perfect way to neutralise any discolouration as the first step in your makeup routine. Smashbox Photo Finish Colour Correcting Foundation Primer helps to counteract redness to create an even-toned complexion and also smooths over texture and fine lines for an airbrushed finish.

Best for: All skin types

Formulated with revitalising electrolytes to hydrate and perk up the complexion, Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water delivers a veil of hydration to refresh and perfectly prep your skin for makeup. The 3-in-1 water can also be used to set your makeup and refresh your skin throughout the day.

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