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Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing Review

8th December 2014 in Makeup, Primer - 16 Comments - 2 min read

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing Review

8th December 2014 in Makeup, Primer - 16 Comments - 2 min read >/div>
Smashbox Photo Finish Pore Minimizing Foundation Primer

Hey Beauties!

How has your Monday been so far? so do you need the weekend already haha. I wanted to share this fantastic little product with you today because i know a lot of people out there suffer for enlarged pores, myself being one of them and i have to be honest in saying i hate it its the bane of my life!
I honestly thought nothing would work as ive tried it all but that was before i came across this!

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing
Photo Finish Pore Minimizing Foundation Primer is the newest multi-tasking innovation for Autumn 2014 in Smashbox’s iconic Photo Finish line which creates a perfect canvas for makeup application, while minimising pores and reducing shine for up to 8 hours. This non-drying formula absorbs oil all day for flawlessly smooth, shine free skin. It also has a lightweight texture that can be used on any skin tone which is sweat and humidity resistant
Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing Swatch
I was expecting this primer to be quite thin but its actually quite thick to squeeze out of the tube so it needs a bit of oomph but as soon as you start to apply and smooth it done it feels like nothing its very deceptive almost. I like the way it actually reduces pores i find if i use my Murad Blackhead and Pore Clearing Duo (Full Post Here) it works even better as my pores are already cleared out the Photo Finish Pore Minimizing Foundation Primer just helps to shrink them down so they aren’t so noticeable.
Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer
The packaging for this is the same as the other Photo Finish Primers, what really struck me was how study the packaging is its not flimsy so the product ends up everywhere its quite a firm plastic so you only squeeze out what you need which isnt very much.
Over all i was really impressed with this as i didn’t particularly like the original Photo Finish Primer so i was hesitant to use it but im glad i tried in the end
You can find the Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing on Smashbox counters or online at smashbox.co.uk for Β£28* (30ml)
What is your favourite Photo Finish Primer?
What is your favorite pore reducing product?
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