Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water Review-
It’s winter here and with season comes our major problem- skin dryness. This becomes troublesome when it comes to makeup, no matter how hydrating foundation I use, my skin always become scaly and dry. One more problem with these type of foundation is their thick texture, that makes them very uncomfortable to use during winters. I searched a lot online for hydrating primers that can serve as dual product- moisturiser and a primer. Smashbox primers are worldwide famous, so I though of giving the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water. Read on to find out my opinion on this product.
What Smashbox Says-
This 3-in-1 face primer and makeup setting spray hydrates, preps and refreshes skin.
Photo Finish Primers got a makeover! It’s the same formula you’ve always loved, just with a fresh new look. Now it’s easier than ever to find a primer that’s perfect for your skin needs.
The Proof Is In The Primer!
In a consumer study on 102 women after 1 use:
- 93% said it leaves skin instantly hydrated
- 90% said it absorbs quickly
In a consumer study on 102 women after 1 week of use:
- 93% said it worked well with their skin tone
- 90% said skin felt refreshed
Formulated without Parabens, Phthalates, Silicone & Oil.
INGREDIENTS: WATER\AQUA\EAU , BUTYLENE GLYCOL , CAFFEINE , MAGNESIUM CHLORIDE , CALCIUM CHLORIDE , SODIUM SULFATE , POTASSIUM NITRATE , POTASSIUM PHOSPHATE , POLYSORBATE 80 , DIAMOND POWDER , FRAGRANCE (PARFUM) , LIMONENE , LINALOOL , CITRAL , PHENOXYETHANOL , SODIUM BENZOATE <ILNILN41022>
Price: INR 850 for 30 ml
My take on the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water-
The product comes in a very sleek and stylish bottle that has a black spray pump on the top. The bottle is transparent in color, which is good to keep a check on the amount of product used.The packaging is very lightweight and comfortable to carry around. Morever it has a hygienic packaging that keeps the product clean so that one can use it directly on face without getting worried about allergy or acne related problems.
The name suggests ‘water’, however it is not a typical watery texture but has a slight weight. It does not feel that heavy on skin when applied either before or after makeup. I use a lightweight moisturiser and the spray it all over my face before applying makeup.
It works great as a primer, makes my skin really soft and the skin texture extremely smooth and silky. I use a lightweight moisture that blends easily on my skin because of the primer, it gives an even texture that looks healthy and natural.
I expected it to work well without my moisturiser, however it does not provide that optimum hydration that I was expecting. As the range says Photo Finish, I definitely feel that it keeps my skin healthy from the start to end of my day. It feels very lightweight on my skin and does not cause any breakouts since it is a silicone free primer. Overall it is a nice primer with a lightweight texture from Smashbox!
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Pros of the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:
- Evens out the skin texture instantly.
- Lightweight and comfortable on skin
- Does not cause any skin breakouts
- Keeps makeup fresh and long lasting
- Hygienic packaging
- Travel friendly
Cons of the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:
- Not suitable for extreme dry skin
My Rating: 4.5/5!
Do I recommend the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water?
If you are looking for something that keeps the skin hydrated that I would suggest this for people with extreme dry skin problems. However if you like a lightweight primer that feels comfortable on skin and does not cause any acne related breakouts, then I would surely recommend this Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water 🙂
Review by- Rhea Dadra