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Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer

What it is:An ultra-luxurious lid primer.What it does: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. What Else You Need To Know: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.
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Questions & Answers for Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer

Question
Can you use this under the eye
asked 6 years, 4 months ago
Anonymous
on Photo Finish Lid Primer
12 answers
Answers
answer 1
It is not formulated for use underneath the eye!
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
melissabt
answer 2
I have used this primer in the corners under (and around,near nose). I do not think it's texture is designed for under the eye as it is specifically not full of moisture since it's primary job is to anchor your shadow pigment. I do think it works well in the less delicate areas near the corner or your eye/nose and in the crease at the outer edge that can get reddish sometimes.
answered 4 years ago
biri
(Harpswell, ME)
answer 3
I use it under my eyes as well and it works great!! I like to do smokey eyes and it smooths out the under eye area and helps the shadow stay just as well underneath as on the lid. Being 35 I do have a few wrinkles under my eye and I apply this lightly and it does NOT accent the wrinkles! Teriffic!
answered 4 years ago
kmw2
(Valencia, CA)
answer 4
It would be too dry and cakey for under the eye.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
linmur
(West Allis, Wisconsn)
answer 5
I don't think it is as "heavy" as a true concealer, but I don't see why you could not use it under the eye. It does smoothe and correct discoloration on the lid as well as brighten. I'll give it a try and let you know! Even if it does not work under the eye, It does wonders as an eyeshadow primer!
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
queentutt
(Lexington, KY)
answer 6
I use this primer under my eyes as well on the eyelids all the way up to my eye brows. Then I just blend it in and it looks great. I use this over my foundation and between the two my eyes never look better. The key is to blend it in well. Don't rub just blot it with a sponge to blend and it will look fantastic on your eyes.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
sascott
(Napa, Ca)
answer 7
i would not use this under the eyes this is a primer not a concealer
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
samtam
(San Antonio, Tx.)
answer 8
This is specifically for the eye lids. If your skin isn't too dry it might work under the eye, but that's not what it's for.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
beautigal
(Sacramento, CA)
answer 9
I don't see why not.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
scorpiorising
(New York City, NY)
answer 10
in a pinch you could use this under your eyes but you'd do better buying a product that is specifically for under the eyes. It's a little too much coverage for the under-eye area.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
nhjenjen
(Concord, NH)
answer 11
I wouldn't use it as an under-eye concealer. It works fine if you put powder over top but alone, I think it would look too light and matte to be normal. I use bare escentuals concealer as my under-eye makeup and I do put a little bit of the primer under my eye and it seems to work just as well there as it does on the top lid.
answered 6 years, 4 months ago
tg1294
(chicago, il)
answer 12
I've used it under my lower lash line for when I'm doing a smokey eye & I want to put shadow under my lower lashes. It kept my color all night thru a party!
answered 6 years, 4 months ago
Emmaclara
(Los Angeles, CA)
Question
Is it shimmery or completely Matte
Is the color itself shimmery and/or reflects the light? Or is it Matte? Thank you very much
asked 6 years, 4 months ago
Anonymous
(Maryland)
on Photo Finish Lid Primer
12 answers
Answers
answer 1
It has a completely matte texture and it is in a beige/skin shade.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
melissabt
answer 2
It's matte, no shimmer at all in this product. It looks great on it's own though if you just want to smooth the color on your lids for a clean natural look, but also pops your shadow color when applied over it. I love it.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
misslyla
(Richmond, VA)
answer 3
Well, it wears matte, but at the same time it brightens up your lid area. I'm thinking it must contain some sort of "light reflecters" but it is not shimmery at all. It's the perfect base color and it says you can even wear it alone for a "clean look". I love it and think you will too.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
queentutt
(Lexington, KY)
answer 4
Totally matte
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
girlymama
(Santa Clarita, CA)
answer 5
It's completely matte but it gives your eyes the look of freshness. It feels great on my skin as well. I just use this along with my foundation and a little bit of mascara and I'm set to go. Friends have commented on how cheery I look and that in my book is fantastic.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
sascott
(Napa, Ca)
answer 6
It's matte...Perfect!!
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
beautigal
(Sacramento, CA)
answer 7
The color is matte and very natural. It enhances your eye area but doesn't look like make up.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
jennann1212
answer 8
Is it matte but somehow it still brightens and opens up the eye area.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
kngirl
(Diamond Bar, CA)
answer 9
Matte for sure
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
kar1
(New York, NY)
answer 10
Neither! It's meant to blend in with your skin tone so that it doesn't affect your eyeshadow color.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
killerteeth
(NYC, NY)
answer 11
completely matte.
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
stealmysunshine
(My heart is in CA)
answer 12
The product is not shimmery at all, it is matte. Almost the same as Urban Decay primer potion.
answered 6 years, 4 months ago
palady1960
(Reading, Pa)
Question
How should this be applied to eye lid?
asked 6 years, 1 month ago
mogirl
(St. Louis)
on Photo Finish Lid Primer
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
I dot it across my eyelid and then blend it in
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
girlymama
(Santa Clarita, CA)
answer 2
I press my finger to the applicator tip so I have a small amount, then just dab on my eyelid and blend. It may not be the most hygienic way to apply, but I think too much product gets on the lid with the applicator alone.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
iggymom
(Kailua, HI)
answer 3
I apply the primer after applying my foundation. I put it all over my eye lid going all the way up to just reaching my eyebrow. Then I blend it in and it looks great. The applicator is a sponge at the end of the stick. And it applies very smoothly. It just takes a little for it to have the effect you want. Then it just gives you bright eyes. It is fantastic. Then if you want you can apply your eye shadow and your eyes will still look fantastic.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
sascott
(Napa, Ca)
answer 4
I dab it onto my eye lid with the applicator but use my ring finger to smooth the creamy texture over my eyelid and a tad above my eye crease.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
alaskanview
(Alaska)
answer 5
Just apply a couple of small swipes on your lid and spread it with your fingertip. It's perfect!!
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
beautigal
(Sacramento, CA)
answer 6
just put a little on ur eye lid and rub in with finger all the way up to the brow line and under your bottom lash line to help avoid eye liner smudging during the day as well!
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
kitty24
(Sammamish, WA)
answer 7
The wand is used to appy, but then I use my finger to finish off the process.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
jennann1212
answer 8
All u need to do is dab a few spots on the lid and smooth out! So easy!
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
luvmmj
(seattle, wa)
answer 9
I apply to the eyelid and some times underneath as a color correcting concealer...
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
deandra16
(Mastic, NY)
answer 10
I just use a dash from the wand applicator and use a makeup sponge to even it out all over the eyelids. Make sure you do it right away before it dries. A little goes a long way.
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
Minnie65
(seattle, wa)
answer 11
Use the applicator to put some product on your eyelid. You don't need very much, since it is creamy and a little goes a long way. Use the finger to pat about the eye. It gives you an even colored lid.
answered 6 years, 1 month ago
pixxie
(Los Angeles, CA)
Question
Is the container as bad as the sample?
I received a free full size sample. It is SOO hard to get product out, it seems there is nothing in it! I have to scrape the sides to get anything at all. Also, this time of packaging usually has something at the neck to prevent too much product to be dispensed on the wand. Mine doesnt have that either. I like the product, but would not pay $20 for what I got. I am struggling since the first time to get any product at all on the wand.
Is this because they did't really give me a full size sample, more like a full size container with next to nothing in it? Or is that how it comes?
asked 6 years, 4 months ago
moxie618
(San DIego)
on Photo Finish Lid Primer
11 answers
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answer 1
I would definaltey buy this product I've been using it for a while now and I would say I am on my 5th or 6th bottle totally worth the price. I use it everyday and it lasts about 5 or 6 moths. its very easy to apply you just unscrew the top and dot it on your lid using the brush. Then to even it out, take of excess and spread it I just use my finger
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
nicolyolie
(Shrub Oak, NY)
answer 2
That is actually how it comes. Bummer, I know. It is a great product (if you can get any out of the tube). I would instead recommend the Stila eye lid primer. It comes in a pot and is very creamy. It's easy to apply with your finger. I would compare it to the Smashbox lid primer in its effectiveness, but i really like the consistency and long-lasting power of the Stila primer.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
ktrusty
(Dallas, TX)
answer 3
Sounds like you got a bad sample. Give this product another try. I love it. Creamy - easy to apply.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
iofbholder
(Nashville, TN)
answer 4
I think your sample size has a bad container design. I don't have any trouble getting the product on the wand. I usually do smooth it with my finger after applying with the wand. I really like the product, my only compliant is that it runs out fairly fast--like in two months.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
coyotelw
(Burlington, VT)
answer 5
Mine is the full size. I don't have any problems with it. Maybe you received a bad bottle. The full size is not that big but the amount that comes out of the wand from the container is plenty to put on your eyelids. It doesn't take much. So I use the one application on both my eyelids. Maybe try a new bottle and see if it works for you.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
sascott
(Napa, Ca)
answer 6
it is thicker than a lotion, perhaps you got a sample with not enough in it. It is a very user friendly product.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
cehenry
(Bryan. TX)
answer 7
This is worth $20. You don't need a lot of product to get the full effect. I also initially rec'd the trial size, it did seem to not have much product in it. However, the full size tube does have a considerable amount in it.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
chickiepotpie
(Fort Collins, CO)
answer 8
Return it to Sephora. I think it was a defective sample. Mine works just fine. The product is very creamy. I have some unsightly red spots right under my brow and I use this as a concealer and it works great.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
nhjenjen
(Concord, NH)
answer 9
I agree somewhat with the readers comments, but not enough to deter me from purchasing the full size.I did find the full size product easier to use than the sample.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
critternumber1
(Winnipeg, Manitoba)
answer 10
I started with a small sample, but I love the product! Yes, it is a bummer when the packaging sucks- but I still bought some for my friend
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
rennae
(Coarsegold, CA)
answer 11
The full size is better... I thought the sample was kind of dry, but the full size is just fine... don't use too much.... you probably don't need as much as you think you do... a little goes a very long way!!
answered 6 years, 3 months ago
eannd
(Washington, DC)
Question
does this product work well on african american skin
i am a brown girl and some bright shadows just dont pop!!! I was wondering if this would help
asked 5 years, 8 months ago
QuitaBMoore
on Photo Finish Lid Primer
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
I am light skin. It blends in very well with my skin color along with the foundation that I use. So you can't tell that I'm wearing primer or anything on my eyes, but my eyes look great. Since your skin is darker, it might stand out a little and add your eye shadow to it ; it could work for you.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
sascott
(Napa, Ca)
answer 2
I would say YESSSSS! this primer will definitely make your shadows POP! Glamour all day and into the fabulous evening without touching up!
Go for it!
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
sashja
(Midwest)
answer 3
I have really dark brown eyes and t helps the intensity of my eye shadows I think. The shadows just seem to stay put longer and the color seems to really stick, and I think that is what helps the intensity.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
elle0834
answer 4
It's probably too light. But, Nars has a clear primer, that's okay.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
beautigal
(Sacramento, CA)
answer 5
I don't see why it wouldn't. Especially if you're using it to help certain colors pop. Primers definitely help with that.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
scorpiorising
(New York City, NY)
answer 6
Hi! I too am a brown skinned lady and this product will definitely make your eyeshadow pop. I love vivid colors on my eyes and nude lips so this product is a must!
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
sassylady11
(San Francisco, Ca)
answer 7
hi im dark skinned and it works well under make-up but on its own it will look too light,so go for it if you want to use it only under eyeshadow.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
hollyuk
(miami,fl)
answer 8
I believe it depends on how dark your skin actually is. I am Asian with a have very tan complexion, and it works for me. It would probably work as a primer on any skin tone but not as a concealer.
answered 5 years ago
browe
(Hawaii)
answer 9
This should work brilliantly for you! I have recently used the Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer on some darker skin tones and I was so happy with the results. Bright colors popped, neutral colors didn't get lost, and metallics looked perfectly radiant! I think you'd be really happy with this primer. Good luck!
answered 5 years ago
kpgarrett
(East Lansing, MI)
answer 10
YES!!! You will see the true color of your shadow!
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
ellsbells
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 11
It will. It leaves a lighter base color to your eye lid instead of blending in with your skin tone - this in turn really brings out the color of your eye shadows :)
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
9Secrets
Question
Eyeliner first?
I use Stila smugde pot gel eye liner, should i put this primer on before or after i apply liner?
asked 5 years, 7 months ago
Kaytay
(Charlottesville, Va)
on Photo Finish Lid Primer
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
Definately use the primer before. It will help your eyeliner stay true and perfect all day.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
jbethwhitt
(Rolla, MO)
answer 2
Always apply primer before all of your make-up. It will also help your liner stay put.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
beautigal
(Sacramento, CA)
answer 3
Before.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
scorpiorising
(New York City, NY)
answer 4
I put this on before I put on any eye makeup. I usually put on my eye shadow next and then eyeliner--works all day for me.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
judysusan
(Syracuse, NY)
answer 5
Put the Photo Finish Lid Primer on first, then add your liner and shadow.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
nhjenjen
(Concord, NH)
answer 6
I think the liner looks better after applying the primer - stays fresh all day
answered 5 years ago
pshopper
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 7
I would apply the lid primer first.
answered 5 years ago
doceyeball
(Chula Vista CA)
answer 8
Use the primer first. The primer will create a flawless base for any eye makeup you'll be using. In the case of a creme eyeliner, the primer will help to smooth any imperfections so that your eyeliner applies seamlessly.
answered 5 years ago
kpgarrett
(East Lansing, MI)
answer 9
Primer first.
answered 5 years ago
ten2020
(Boston, MA)
answer 10
I use the primer before i do anything, even liner. After all, the idea is to prime the lid so that everything stays where it should. Eyeliner is no exception. I put in on right after my under eye concealer.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
jenduplantis
(Baton Rouge, LA)
answer 11
Personally, I've discovered that using a primer w/ eyeliner makes it smudge, primers usually work best with eyeshadow, but if you have no problem with smudging put primer first then whatever eye product you use.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
candycane80
(Olympia WA)
Question
Will this work to stop my cream shadows from creasing?
I am a big fan of cream shadows - except for the fact that they crease so badly. I've tried a couple of these primers before with no luck... is this one worth it?
asked 6 years ago
Anonymous
(Toronto, ON)
on Photo Finish Lid Primer
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
I use this primer under all my shadows, even my cream shadows. They stay true and do not crease. When I apply cream shadows to my lids alone, they crease within an hour, but with this primer they stay stuck all day long! The color stays bright and blends easily on top of this primer so you can get the look you want. I've used every primer out there and I have to say this is the best. I use it with Benefit's cream shadows (Get Figgy) and I top them with random powder shadows and they look stays all day for me, no creasing. Hope this helps! =)
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
kristallovesdogs
(Michigan)
answer 2
No - this is totally not worth your money. My powder shadows crease in just a few hours with this product. I am sure it does not have enough staying power for cream shadow. I will never purchase it again! Try UD or Too Faced.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
eyeshadowaddict
(Lawrence, KS)
answer 3
I'd give it a try. If you wait about 30 seconds so that the primer can dry properly on your eyes and then apply your eye shadow it will look great I believe. Plus if you don't feel like wearing eye shadow and just use the primer along with your foundation, it works great as well. It just gives you the look of a younger vibrant person.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
sascott
(Napa, Ca)
answer 4
I love cream shadows too so did my own test with and without this primer (simply because I was in a hurry one morning and forgot). My results were that the cream shadow creased without it. Remember to put the primer a little above your eye crease. I'm a woman who's "body composition" is changing (if you know what I mean) and this primer has staying power with me during those untimely power surges!
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
alaskanview
(Alaska)
answer 5
Yes! I use this with a cream shadow from Benefit and it works great. It works great with all shadows, or alone to even out your lids.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
beautigal
(Sacramento, CA)
answer 6
use the sehpora primer sold in stores, it's $8 and works better for creasing.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
amores
(Atlanta, Ga)
answer 7
I blended the lid primer , once set add you powdered shadows. Dont be afraid to blend, if it looks too dark add some milk cream pencil and bleand, It holds well,
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
KatyofIndy
(Indianapolis, In)
answer 8
Use Urban Decay's primer potion! This smashbox primer didn't even help powder shadow from creasing- I can't imagine the mess it would help make with creams. I have worn cream shadows with Urban Decay's primer potion with wonderful, un-creased results.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
killerteeth
(NYC, NY)
answer 9
Creates great staying power under shadow and helps you start with a clean slate. Creasing is virtually non existent with this product.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
deandra16
(Mastic, NY)
answer 10
This is a great product. I absolutely adore it. Totally worth it. No more creases for me.
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
JWalck
(Naples, FL)
answer 11
I believe this product is worth it, it goes on creamy, and helps even my most creamy eyeshadows, and even cheaper eyeshadows stay on all day!
answered 6 years ago
Bolowsky
(Madison, Wisconsin)
Question
How does this primer compare to Urban Decay Primer Potion and Too Faced Shadow Insurance?
asked 5 years, 11 months ago
mellowyellow
(Los Angeles, CA)
on Photo Finish Lid Primer
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
I used to use Urban Decay's Primer Potion and it didn't bring out the color of my eye shadow like this one does. Also, it's more crease resistant!!
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
smilesunshine
(Spring, TX)
answer 2
I have not tried the other primers you speak of. But I do like this primer. It blends in well with my skin and it makes it soft even after it's been on all day. It works great.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
sascott
(Napa, Ca)
answer 3
Tried all of the above and Smashbox reigns tops on my eyes! It goes on smooth, keeps my eyeshadow put, and doesn't irritate my eyes. Smashbox rocks my eyes!
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
alaskanview
(Alaska)
answer 4
It's anyday better than Urban Decay or Too Faced! One, it doesn't crease and two, it creates an evenness that Urban Decay or Too Faced primer potions lack. The difference is obvious also because eye shadows stay intact longer after using Smashbox lid primer!
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
shopananas
(Jersey City, NJ)
answer 5
This primer is SO MUCH BETTER than Urban Decay. I didn't like Urban Decay at all. My shadow went on horrible after using UD. Smashbox is the best one out there!!
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
beautigal
(Sacramento, CA)
answer 6
I've used both the Photo Finish and the Too Faced Shadow Insurance. The difference I've noticed is that the Photo Finish is creamy and matte once it dries whereas the Shadow Insurance is more gel-like when it goes on and finishes a little more shiny. I found the Shadow Insurance to be more moisturizing. I have deep creases and have troubles with eyeshadow creasing. I've not had 100% success with either, but it seems that Shadow Insurance is better when I let it fully dry before applying the rest of my makeup. I put it on first, sweeping my finger in just one direction (inside to outside of eye), then let dry.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
adupont
(Fort Worth, TX)
answer 7
Have used the Urban Decay product and like both equally...
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
deandra16
(Mastic, NY)
answer 8
I had been using the Photo Finish primer for almost a year, mostly without eyeshadow since it makes or a nice nude eye. However it always creased on me. I have oily eyelids and since I have been using the Urban Decay primer for 6 months it never creases. Plus when I do wear eyeshadow the Urban Decay primer makes my shadow stay longer even in the summer than the Photo Finish primer.
answered 5 years ago
lamorm10
(Madison,WI)
answer 9
I like this product more than the Urban Decay primer potion. It holds the shadow better, doesn't crease and doesn't have the shine of the Urban Decay product. On the other hand, you can wear the Urban Decay alone as a pretty shadow.
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
missdailynews
(Washington, DC)
answer 10
I prefer this product over Urban Decay... better coverage.. you can wear it alone and it just looks like you have nice even colored eyelids
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
coolbluedog
(New York, NY)
answer 11
It works a lot better than urban decay.
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
decreaser
(Sacramento, ca)
Question
does this have sparkle ?
Does this Phot Finish....primer have the sparkle, glitter look. Don't want glitter eyes. Also you need tto offer a larger fint size -- way too tiny
asked 5 years ago
6531meli
on Photo Finish Lid Primer
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
No sparkle - it is completely matte. And I, too, wish it came in a larger container.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
jbethwhitt
(Rolla, MO)
answer 2
There's no sparkle in this. It's the perfect shade and perfect base coat. You can use it alone or under shadow. It's the best!! Far better than Nars or Urban Decay!
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
beautigal
(Sacramento, CA)
answer 3
no sparkle - very mat
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
charleymua
(Los Angeles, ca)
answer 4
No sparkle--that's what makes it so nice--just a smooth, even, natural tone.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
judysusan
(Syracuse, NY)
answer 5
NO... no sparkle or glitter! I'm like you, I do NOT want that at all! This has a nice flat neutral finish... not too dry, not too oily. PERFECT! I never would have bothered even thinking about a "lid primer" (I don't wear eye shadow) but got a free sample and discovered it works great as a concealer and to even out the skin tone of my lids. Very natural.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
nhjenjen
(Concord, NH)
answer 6
Lid primer has a matte finish
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
deandra16
(Mastic, NY)
answer 7
hi, this has no sparkle,qite matte and creamy finish.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
hollyuk
(miami,fl)
answer 8
This primer has absolutely no sparkle.
It's a smooth, nude, matte primer.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
fashionlass
(Toronto, ON)
answer 9
NO SPARKLES
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
teaspoon50
(Bakersfielld,Ca)
answer 10
No sparkle at all to this primer, or at least none that I can detect. Goes on like a cream finish.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
andreacat
(Houston, TX)
answer 11
No, it doesn't sparkle--blends in like a smooth base with good coverage of darker areas. A little goes a long way. The tube lasts me 2-3 months.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
rwmedia
(Seattle, WA)
Question
Does it dry out skin ?
I have extremely sensitive skin , but i would like to get a good lid primer . I skimmed over some of the reviews and saw that someone said that it made her eyelids really really dry . I have had that problem before using makeup remover products . Any who , I just wanted to know if there was anyone that has sensitive skin , and found that this primer does not cause skin problems .
asked 3 years, 8 months ago
jalberta113
(Texas)
on Photo Finish Lid Primer
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes it does go on like a powder and yes I have very sensitive eyes. They constantly water and it is hard to find make-up that will stay put on lids.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
westsidesally
(West Los Angeles, CA)
answer 2
I have super sensitive skin, to the point where I have to use homemade soap because storebought kinds are too abrasive. This didn't dry me out at all, nor did it irritate my skin, and i use it frequently.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
jasminedawn
(UT)
answer 3
I have very sensitive, dry skin (I'm almost 48) and have had no issues with this product. I do use the philosophy miracle worker cream all over my face and eyes, so maybe this helps...but I would give it a try. You can always send it back if you have an allergic reaction.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
mtbm
(Saco, ME)
answer 4
It is not drying.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
keefe930
(Boston, MA)
answer 5
I have sensitive skin and I have never had a problem. Sometimes in the winter my lids get a little dry, nothing dermadoctor can't fix. I don't think it is the primer because my eyes do not get dry in the summer. Good luck.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
ethiopian
(Providence, RI)
answer 6
I have really sensitive skin too. I can breakout in rashes if I use the wrong make-up. I tried this lid primer and it didn't affect my skin at all. It doesn't irritate skin. I highly recommend this product!
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
iamasim
answer 7
No, it isn't drying. I'm older and have fine lines, but it makes everything smoother, and the shadow goes on without creasing, and stays on. It really makes a difference, and sometimes I just put this on with no shadow...Love it!
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
donna3636
(Aliso Viejo, CA)
answer 8
I have very sensitive skin and did not find that this caused any dryness. If you have a good eye makeup remover that doesn't bother your skin I'd recommend using it over soap and water, as it takes some scrubbing for me to get it off.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
vacantsea
(WAUSAU, WI)
answer 9
I have sensitive skin but have not had any problems with this product. I've been using it for over a year. GIve it a try. Sephora stand by its products. If you have trouble, you can return it.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
teezhee
(Madison, WI)
answer 10
I have pretty dry skin (Clinique #2 and I wear the rich All About Eyes eye cream) and live in a rediculously dry climate, and I do not have any issues with this product - not drying or oily. I cannot even tell that its on my lids. Hope that helps!
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
maurganm
(Calgary, AB, Canada)
answer 11
Hello,

I have allergies and very sensitive skin. I have to apply moisturizing cream to my entire face at least twice a day for my dry skin. These things being said, I love the Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer because it does not dry out my eyes. I would recommend that you give it a try. It contains Phytomoist, which is a hyaluronic acid that provides mega moisture to your eyelids, helping reduce dryness, and making your shadow look awesome. Hope this helps! Keep looking gorgeous!
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
kingsqueen10
(Albany, MO)
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