The ultra-luxurious Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer creates the perfect canvas for eye shadow application. Wear this universal shade under shadow to increase longevity, or create the perfect nude eye by applying over the lid for an even tone. The exclusive formula contains Phytomoist, a plant-based hyaluronic acid for ultimate moisture and amino acids for skin-smoothing benefits. Soft focus pearls help diminish the appearance of fine lines on the lids while the patented Qusome® delivery system ensures all ingredients penetrate the skin to deliver effective results.
The Smashbox Photo Finish lid primer is a creamy beige primer/base meant to be used on the eyelids either to help eyeshadows go on better and stay longer or, because of it's beige color, to even out the eyelid color. Despite the claims of being infused with moisturizing and pearl factors, thankfully, the primer is not oily or shimmery (it's what I automatically translate pearl to!). The packaging is sort of like a lipgloss with a doe-foot applicator/wand. From what I have read, this sort of an applicator isn't a favorite with a lot of people because of the amount of product that goes to waste, but I haven't yet reached the end of any primer to comment on that - I just find this quite convenient.
While it is a creamy liquid, the Smashbox Photo Finish lid primer feels quite matte on my lids - a big plus point for my oil-prone lids. It's easy to apply and dries quite fast. In terms of eyeshadow application, I find this does help with the staying power and to a slight extent even with the intensity of the shadows. Used on it's own to even out my lid color, this is a bit ashy on my skin, and I would need a hint of eyeshadow to tone that down.
Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer - Universal - Warm Beige - Swatches
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Eyeshadow swatches with and without primer
Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer - Ingredients
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