If Smashbox are famous anything, it’s their primers. Their original Photo Finish primer pretty much put primers on the map and since, they’ve extended the collection to include 11 unique primers. Whether you’re going for full glam or a quick and easy look, primers are an essential part of any makeup routine. A decent primer will even out the texture of your skin, making it easier to apply and blend makeup, as well as granting it the power to look fresher for longer. If you’re sick of your makeup breaking up on your face or applying patchy – you need a primer in your life.

Okay, so now you’ve established that getting a primer is a needed (not wanted) situation, how do you choose the one for you? Every person’s skin is completely different and Smashbox make no excuses when it comes to catering to everyone. Read on to find the primer that’ll suit your skin type perfectly…

Smashbox The Original Photo Finish Foundation Primer

Choose if: You have normal or combination skin type and are looking for a long lasting primer to blur pores and imperfections.

This household name primer has a good reputation in the beauty industry. Suitable for all skin types and tones, this oil free formula is lightweight and gives a natural, balanced finish to the skin.

Smashbox Photo Finish Radiance Primer

Choose if: You’re chasing a sun kissed glow and want a sheer bronzed coverage.

Whether you’ve had one too many late nights or want to prolong your holiday glow, this primer is the easiest way to get a little natural radiance into your look. Don’t worry, the priming powers are still just as impressive!

Smashbox Photo Finish Protect SPF 20 Primer

Choose if: You want to protect your skin from UV rays, pollution and other environmental aggressors.

Not only is this a great primer, but the antioxidant dense formula will also shield your skin against all sorts of unwanted elements including UV rays, stress and pollution.

Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil

Choose if: Your skin is thirsty for hydration and a stunning, dewy finish.

This fast-absorbing oil is lightweight but gives heavy amounts of hydration. Perfect for those who need a little nourishment in their lives, this primer also softens fine lines and any wrinkles.

Smashbox Photo Finish Pore Minimising Primer

Choose if: You feel like your pores are larger than life and your skin is on the oily side.

The easy was to reduce the appearance of obvious pores is with a layer of this primer. The mattifying formula shrinks pores and controls oil for up to an impressive 8 hours.

Smashbox Photo Finish Mattify Stick Primer

Choose if: You want to prime or touch up your skin while you travel.

This handy handbag-friendly stick primer is perfect for applying your primer in a flash. It can also be used over your makeup to touch up and control oil throughout the day. The perfect desk-side companion.

Smashbox Photo Finish Even Skin Tone Primer

Choose if: You’re looking to smooth out imperfections and neutralise discolouration.

The peach tone of this primer colour-corrects dark spots and hyper pigmentation to reveal an even, radiant complexion. Great for all skin types, be ready to put your best face forward.

Smashbox Photo Finish Reduce Redness Primer

Choose if: You have any complexion redness that you want to calm down.

Made with vitamins A, E and a colour correcting hue, this green primer will reduce any redness across your skin and give a natural, calm and even finish.

Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water

Choose if: You want a moisturising, refreshing primer which can be used under or over makeup.

Mist this primer across your complexion for an instantly refreshed but hydrated complexion which is ready for makeup. Use this throughout your day over makeup to perk up your face and make your 5pm makeup look like it’s freshly applied.

 Smashbox Photo Finish Super Light Primer

Choose if: You want your makeup to feel as natural and featherweight as possible.

Love when makeup feels invisible on your skin? You’ll fall head over heels for this super lightweight champion of primers. Soft, breathable and natural feeling, you’ll feel like you’re wearing nothing as you apply this primer.

Smashbox Photo Finish Primerizer 

Choose if: You want the feel of moisturiser with the power of a great primer, look no further.

Everyone loves a multi-tasking product, and this handy two in one primer and moisturiser (primer + moisturiser = primerizer) gives up to 24 hours of hydration while still priming and prepping your skin for makeup.

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