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Photo Finish Lid Primer


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 ago
Anonymous
on Photo Finish Lid Primer
12 answers
Answers
answer 1
It is not formulated for use underneath the eye!
answered 1 year, 4 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 3 years, 8 months 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 3 years, 8 months ago
kmw2
(Valencia, CA)
answer 4
It would be too dry and cakey for under the eye.
answered 3 years, 10 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 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, 2 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, 3 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, 3 months ago
beautigal
(Sacramento, CA)
answer 9
I don't see why not.
answered 4 years, 3 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, 5 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 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 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 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, 4 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 3 years, 11 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 ago
queentutt
(Lexington, KY)
answer 4
Totally matte
answered 4 years 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, 2 months ago
sascott
(Napa, Ca)
answer 6
It's matte...Perfect!!
answered 4 years, 3 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, 5 months ago
jennann1212
answer 8
Is it matte but somehow it still brightens and opens up the eye area.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
kngirl
(Diamond Bar, CA)
answer 9
Matte for sure
answered 4 years, 6 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, 6 months ago
killerteeth
(NYC, NY)
answer 11
completely matte.
answered 5 years, 5 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 5 years, 11 months ago
palady1960
(Reading, Pa)
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, 3 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, 3 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, 3 months ago
beautigal
(Sacramento, CA)
answer 3
Before.
answered 4 years, 3 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, 3 months ago
judysusan
(Syracuse, NY)
answer 5
Put the Photo Finish Lid Primer on first, then add your liner and shadow.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
nhjenjen
(Concord, NH)
answer 6
I think the liner looks better after applying the primer - stays fresh all day
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
pshopper
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 7
I would apply the lid primer first.
answered 4 years, 8 months 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 4 years, 8 months ago
kpgarrett
(East Lansing, MI)
answer 9
Primer first.
answered 4 years, 8 months 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 4 years, 10 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, 3 months ago
candycane80
(Olympia WA)
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 4 years, 7 months ago
6531meli
on Photo Finish Lid Primer
11 answers
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answer 1
No sparkle - it is completely matte. And I, too, wish it came in a larger container.
answered 4 years, 3 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, 3 months ago
beautigal
(Sacramento, CA)
answer 3
no sparkle - very mat
answered 4 years, 3 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, 3 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, 5 months ago
nhjenjen
(Concord, NH)
answer 6
Lid primer has a matte finish
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
deandra16
(Mastic, NY)
answer 7
hi, this has no sparkle,qite matte and creamy finish.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
hollyuk
(miami,fl)
answer 8
This primer has absolutely no sparkle.
It's a smooth, nude, matte primer.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
fashionlass
(Toronto, ON)
answer 9
NO SPARKLES
answered 4 years, 7 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, 7 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, 7 months ago
rwmedia
(Seattle, WA)
Question
Does this help mature eyelids?
I have wrinkly, 62-year-old eyelids and have nearly given up trying to wear eyeshadow. Will lid primer help me to any noticeable degree?
asked 6 years ago
roseattle
(Seattle, WA)
on Photo Finish Lid Primer
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
I think a primer is definitely worth a try AND because Sephora is such a great customer minded company, I am sure you could sample a few primers without purchasing. Plus, if you find one you think you like and it just doesn't work in the long run, Sephora is absolutely wonderful re: returns. I am 40 and found the primer to even out lid tone and anchor shadow for the entire day. In terms of wrinkly areas, I think it will be trial & error. Best to you!
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
biri
(Harpswell, ME)
answer 2
You should try an antiaging primer, in my opinion. Tarte makes one that firms your eyelids immediately.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
jamietlf
(Lawrence, KS)
answer 3
Yes I would try it. Dab just little bit on you area above your eye then tap and smooth it with your finger from lid to brow. Experiment with the amount. Too much could look cakey and crepey. Use an eye cream first but let it dry first.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
linmur
(West Allis, Wisconsn)
answer 4
I'm 44 but unfortunately have inherited crepey eyelids...this product smoothes the lids, brightens them up and corrects any discoloration like "teabag staining". I also have oily lids and my shadow always creased before. Not with this. I think you will really see a difference and will continue to use it. If in doubt, go into any Sephora store and ask for a sample to take home and try. I did, and couldn't wait to buy the full size. Good Luck!
answered 4 years ago
queentutt
(Lexington, KY)
answer 5
I really loves this primer because it makes my eyes look younger. I do not use any eye shadow. The primer works on my dark circles and it just brightens my eyes. I just love it.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
sascott
(Napa, Ca)
answer 6
I am also 62--this really does help keep my eye make up on. I particularly like to use it without eye shadow, just going 'natural'. It smooths out my skin tone and covers the blotchiness on my lids. Looks good! I don't think it is designed as 'anti aging', but it certainly works to help me look better with it than without!
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
judysusan
(Syracuse, NY)
answer 7
If there is a Sephora store near you go in and ask them for a sample. I'm 56 and have slightly wrinkled eyelids and it is so creamy it blends in nicely but I don't wear eyeshadow, I just use it to cover up some red spots under my brows and uneven skin tone and it works great.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
nhjenjen
(Concord, NH)
answer 8
I find that if I use a small amount of gel eye cream in the lid first (like NARS or Fresh Soy) and let it absorb for a minute and then apply the Smashbox lid primer, I notice a smoother eyelid. I tthink it works better than Urban Decay for smoothness. The Urban Decay seems to hold shadow longer though. I sometimes use sheen on the lid but usually use a matte color in the crease. This approach makes smooth, less wrinkly eyelids. I am 49.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
monkeycat2
(Seattle)
answer 9
I'm 28, and it tends to hi-light the few wrinkles I have. So it may not be for people with a few wrinkles. If I were 18, it would be awesome!
answered 6 years ago
nichole
(Soledad, California)
answer 10
The Smashbox lid primer does NOT perform in the way it states, and it definitely does not do anything to improve the appearance of "mature" lids! However, personally, I absolutely love MUFE lift concealer/shadow base; it is well-priced ($22) and contains lots of product, is available in several shades, works as stated and absolutely improves appearance of eyelids, and lasts for many hours. Also, as you can guess from the name, you can use it as a concealer for blemishes, dark skin spots, etc.; the product is quite effective in that regard as well. You may want to try matte eyeshadows (over the shadow base) if you haven't already, since they do not magnify lines like the metallic ones do. Hope this helps.
answered 6 years ago
mrslin
(Maryland)
answer 11
My mother is pushing 60, and i got her to use the Urban Decay Primer Potion...it holds her eyeshadow on perfectly. No creasing or dissapearing. I highly recommend it. I have not tried this Smashbox brand though.
answered 6 years ago
msenus
(Henderson, NV)
Question
How should this be applied to eye lid?
asked 5 years, 9 months 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 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 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, 2 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, 2 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, 3 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, 5 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, 5 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, 7 months ago
luvmmj
(seattle, wa)
answer 9
I apply to the eyelid and some times underneath as a color correcting concealer...
answered 4 years, 7 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 4 years, 9 months 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 5 years, 9 months ago
pixxie
(Los Angeles, CA)
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 5 years, 8 months 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, 1 month 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, 1 month 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, 2 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, 2 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, 3 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, 6 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, 6 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, 6 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, 7 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 4 years, 9 months 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 5 years, 7 months ago
Bolowsky
(Madison, Wisconsin)
Question
How does this primer compare to Urban Decay Primer Potion and Too Faced Shadow Insurance?
asked 5 years, 7 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, 2 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, 2 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, 2 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, 2 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, 3 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, 7 months ago
adupont
(Fort Worth, TX)
answer 7
Have used the Urban Decay product and like both equally...
answered 4 years, 7 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 4 years, 8 months 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, 7 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, 7 months ago
coolbluedog
(New York, NY)
answer 11
It works a lot better than urban decay.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
decreaser
(Sacramento, ca)
Question
Does it clog pores? Oil Free?
asked 6 years ago
Anonymous
(East Hills, NY)
on Photo Finish Lid Primer
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
This product doesn't clog pores, cause breakouts or feel greasy on my super-oily fair skin. I've considered using it on my entire face.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
talullah
(Jackson, MS)
answer 2
It sure clogged mine up. It broke me out around my eye area in some pretty painful acne cysts. I don't reccomend this.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
jamietlf
(Lawrence, KS)
answer 3
I have found no problem with clogging of pores or irritation of any sort. It just provides a smooth canvas that covers any discoloration on your lids, brightens the area and really makes the shadow stay ALL DAY without creasing or fading. It really does what it says.
answered 4 years ago
queentutt
(Lexington, KY)
answer 4
First of all, I have dry skin. This primer works extremely well on me. It doesn't dry out my skin but softens it and makes my eyes look brighter. I don't know if it is oil free but If you read the ingredients, it might help you to know. From what I have read, I believe that it is good for oily skin too. Give it a try and you might like it as much as I do.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
sascott
(Napa, Ca)
answer 5
Not sure if this is oil-free or not, but it's not oily at all. And, since you only use it on your lids you don't need to worry about clogging pores.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
beautigal
(Sacramento, CA)
answer 6
I have never had an issue with clogging pores or any adverse reactions to the product.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
judysusan
(Syracuse, NY)
answer 7
no it doesnt clog. just remember you only need a think layer
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
cehenry
(Bryan. TX)
answer 8
No clogged pores for me, works great. No oils... read the description on Sephora website: "The exclusive formula contains Phytomoist, a plant-based hyaluronic acid for ultimate moisturization 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."
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
nhjenjen
(Concord, NH)
answer 9
you get alot on the wand everytime you take it out! i had the same dilemma and ended up getting it and the actual full size doesnt have this problem at all!
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
kitty24
(Sammamish, WA)
answer 10
I'm oily and acne-prone and this product has never caused a blemish and I've been using it for almost two years.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
andreacat
(Houston, TX)
answer 11
It says oil-free right on the box. And there's no parabens or fragrance listed on the box either.
answered 6 years ago
Emmaclara
(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 ago
moxie618
(San DIego)
on Photo Finish Lid Primer
11 answers
Answers
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 3 years, 10 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 3 years, 11 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 3 years, 11 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 3 years, 11 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, 2 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, 3 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, 4 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, 5 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, 5 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 4 years, 9 months 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 5 years, 11 months ago
eannd
(Washington, DC)
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