Smashbox Photo Finish Primerizer Review

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When I think of Primers the brand that immediately pops into my head is Smashbox, they have the most extensive Primer collection with something for every skin type and finish preference. The Smashbox Photo Finish Primerizer caught my eye, a combination of skincare within their winning primer formula I put it to work straight away!

Smashbox Photo Finish Primerizer

The Photo Finish Primerizer comes in a glass bottle with a pump which is easy to use and dispenses the primer efficiently. The Primerizer promises to moisturise your skin whilst preparing the perfect smooth base for seamless makeup application. With up to 24 hour hydration it promises to be lightweight on your skin whilst keeping your makeup in place all day, a gentle formula which is suitable for all skin types.

Pump Dispenser

Key Ingredients:

The Photo Finish Primerizer contains some wonderful skin nourishing ingredients including:

  • Hyaluronic Acid – to moisturise and improves the skins appearance
  • Niacinamide – helps to protect the skin barrier whilst retaining moisture
  • Glycerin – helps the skin to retain moisture


I have used many moisturising primers over the years and they have leant more to the moisturising side with no significant impact on the longevity of my daily makeup, needless to say I was dubious the Primerizer would be any different. The Primerizer is a lightweight fluid which sinks easily into my skin instantly cooling and refreshing it, if we have a heatwave this summer this will be one of my essentials! It leaves my complexion feeling smooth and dries down to leave a slight tack on my skin which ensured my makeup glided on easily. I love how hydrating it is giving my skin a plump and healthy appearance whilst soothing my dehydrated areas. A little goes a long way and I find two pumps gives me the perfect amount for my preferred application.

Hydrating and long lasting!

I have used the Primerizer with numerous foundations and love that those few I experience problems with sitting in my fine lines and emphasising my pores no longer settle and take up residence there (small cheer!). It gives me the perfect flawless base for my makeup and I love that it keeps it looking fresher for longer. It is comfortable to wear, being so lightweight it will not clog pores which is always a win! During warmer months I will happily use this as my daily moisturiser and love that I get the additional hydration my skin needs during the colder months. It has such a gentle formula that will be suitable for all skin types, if your skin is more dry you will find this so soothing. I am so happy to say I have been proven wrong and the Primerizer is the multitasker I did not believe existed, moisturiser and primer in one, a great timesaver which has a permanent place in my bag!

The Photo Finish Primerizer (£30.00) is cruelty free and vegan friendly! Available from Smashbox, Cult Beauty* and LookFantastic*. Internationally available from LookFantastic*and Ulta*.

Love Smashbox? See my reviews on Photo Finish Vitamin Glow Primer, Halo Healthy Glow Tinted Moitsuriser and Be Legendary Lipstick.

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Have a great day! Sarah xxx

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