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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 5 years, 7 months ago
Anonymous
on Photo Finish Lid Primer
12 answers
Answers
answer 1
It is not formulated for use underneath the eye!
answered 11 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, 3 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, 3 months ago
kmw2
(Valencia, CA)
answer 4
It would be too dry and cakey for under the eye.
answered 3 years, 5 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 3 years, 7 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 3 years, 9 months ago
sascott
(Napa, Ca)
answer 7
i would not use this under the eyes this is a primer not a concealer
answered 3 years, 10 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 3 years, 10 months ago
beautigal
(Sacramento, CA)
answer 9
I don't see why not.
answered 3 years, 10 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 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 5 years, 7 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 5 years, 7 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 5 years, 6 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 11 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, 6 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 3 years, 7 months ago
queentutt
(Lexington, KY)
answer 4
Totally matte
answered 3 years, 7 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 3 years, 9 months ago
sascott
(Napa, Ca)
answer 6
It's matte...Perfect!!
answered 3 years, 10 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 ago
jennann1212
answer 8
Is it matte but somehow it still brightens and opens up the eye area.
answered 4 years ago
kngirl
(Diamond Bar, CA)
answer 9
Matte for sure
answered 4 years, 1 month 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, 1 month ago
killerteeth
(NYC, NY)
answer 11
completely matte.
answered 5 years 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, 6 months ago
palady1960
(Reading, Pa)
Question
Does it clog pores? Oil Free?
asked 5 years, 7 months 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, 3 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, 3 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 3 years, 7 months 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 3 years, 9 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 3 years, 10 months ago
beautigal
(Sacramento, CA)
answer 6
I have never had an issue with clogging pores or any adverse reactions to the product.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
judysusan
(Syracuse, NY)
answer 7
no it doesnt clog. just remember you only need a think layer
answered 3 years, 10 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 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 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, 2 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 5 years, 7 months ago
Emmaclara
(Los Angeles, CA)
Question
How does this primer compare to Urban Decay Primer Potion and Too Faced Shadow Insurance?
asked 5 years, 2 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 3 years, 9 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 3 years, 9 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 3 years, 9 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 3 years, 9 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 3 years, 10 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, 2 months ago
adupont
(Fort Worth, TX)
answer 7
Have used the Urban Decay product and like both equally...
answered 4 years, 2 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, 3 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, 1 month 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, 1 month ago
coolbluedog
(New York, NY)
answer 11
It works a lot better than urban decay.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
decreaser
(Sacramento, ca)
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 5 years, 7 months 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, 3 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, 3 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, 5 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 3 years, 7 months 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 3 years, 9 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 3 years, 10 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 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 4 years, 9 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 5 years, 7 months 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 5 years, 7 months 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 5 years, 7 months ago
msenus
(Henderson, NV)
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 4 years, 11 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 3 years, 9 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 3 years, 9 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 3 years, 9 months ago
elle0834
answer 4
It's probably too light. But, Nars has a clear primer, that's okay.
answered 3 years, 10 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 3 years, 10 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, 2 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, 2 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 4 years, 2 months 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 4 years, 3 months ago
kpgarrett
(East Lansing, MI)
answer 10
YES!!! You will see the true color of your shadow!
answered 4 years, 4 months 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 4 years, 10 months ago
9Secrets
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 5 years, 6 months 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, 5 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, 6 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, 6 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, 6 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 3 years, 9 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 3 years, 10 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 3 years, 11 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 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 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, 4 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, 6 months ago
eannd
(Washington, DC)
Question
Will this crease on oily lids?
My eyelids tend to get a bit oily, and many shadows/concealers etc get stuck in the creases. Will this primer prevent that? Or is there another primer that might work better for oily skin.
asked 5 years, 6 months ago
xElectricityx
(DC)
on Photo Finish Lid Primer
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
I have the same issue with oily skin/eyelids. First I tried UD shadow potion and it worked great, but I noticed I had to rub rather hard to get it all off at the end of the day. This product does the same thing - holds shadow in place all day without creasing and it isn't impossible to remove.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
misslyla
(Richmond, VA)
answer 2
I also suffer from "Oily lid syndrome" and when I use this, my shadow does not crease ALL DAY! It is not drying, but there must be something in it that absorbs the oil. It makes your eyeshadow shade stay true and in place. I just love it. Give it a try, I think you will love it!
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
queentutt
(Lexington, KY)
answer 3
I hav pretty oily eyelids and it does not crease t all. I used Stay Don't Stray by Benefit and my shadow creased pretty quickly and I have not had that problem when using this
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
girlymama
(Santa Clarita, CA)
answer 4
I have dry skin and this primer works great for me. My understanding is that if you use a powder over your foundation and then put on the primer it could work. My daughter has oily skin and when she uses her foundation she also puts on a powder finish to so up any oil. Then she puts the rest of her makeup on and she's great for the day. She says by doing that it makes the oil on her face less noticable and I guess that the powder soaks up the oil; because her skin is not as oily.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
sascott
(Napa, Ca)
answer 5
I have pretty oil lids and this works great for me. This is by far the best eye lid primer I've found and I've tried many.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
beautigal
(Sacramento, CA)
answer 6
I also have oily lids and this works very well for me.
answered 4 years ago
kngirl
(Diamond Bar, CA)
answer 7
I have extremely oily skin, and the Smashbox primer didn't stand up to it. the only one that has done so this far is the Urban Decay Primer potion.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
killerteeth
(NYC, NY)
answer 8
I read the other answers, and I'm a bit amazed and negative feedback.
I conducted the ultimate test-drive of this primer: 6 straight hours of belly dance.
I too have very oily lids, and shadow will crease, no matter what.
Even after the day of lots of sweat-inducing dance, and my oily lids, no creases. You don't need a lot of product. Just a bit is perfect. Just dab a bit in the middle of your lid and spread it with your finger.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
fashionlass
(Toronto, ON)
answer 9
It will absolutely crease. The Urban Decay primer is much better. It's the only one I use now.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
lamorm10
(Madison,WI)
answer 10
I myself have sort of oily lids, this primer is creamy and it tends to have the shadow left on the crease of the lids.

I am still on the lookout for a better primer, sometimes I get surprised to see that my eye shadow looks awkward having them on the crease and I need to do some touch ups.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
sultrix
(Edmonton, AB)
answer 11
Don't use too much... that could make your shadow kind of 'gummy'.... This is probably the best lid primer I have used for preventing the 'LINE" on the lid... just don't use too much!
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
eannd
(Washington, DC)
Question
Do you like this as well as Urban Decay eyeshadow primer?
I think the shape of UD's primer potion makes you get less product out of the bottle.
asked 5 years, 4 months ago
wvdiane
(Morgantown, WV)
on Photo Finish Lid Primer
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
This was a step up from UD's Eden (which I absolutely HATED.) However, the regular UD primer is much better than this primer. NARS is my HG of eyeshadow primers though!
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
poshified
answer 2
I like this product better, UD shadow potion is nice but I feel like you have to work extra hard to remove your shadow and the primer at the end of the day. I want stay power but I don't want it to be impossible to remove without rubbing my skin off.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
misslyla
(Richmond, VA)
answer 3
I tried the Urban Decay and thought it was fine until I tried this one. It leaves UD in the dust. Ask for a sample at Sephora (in store) and you will never use anything else. I'm a tough customer and cannot think of one bad thing to say about this primer.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
queentutt
(Lexington, KY)
answer 4
I have not tried Urban Decay so I'm not familiar with it. But I do like this primer very well.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
sascott
(Napa, Ca)
answer 5
This is 100 times better than Urban Decay!!!
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
beautigal
(Sacramento, CA)
answer 6
This is way better! Color, texture and finish.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
kar1
(New York, NY)
answer 7
I wanted the naked palette but unable to obtain. So no I havent tbeen able to compare primers ,,,,,,yet :)
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
KatyofIndy
(Indianapolis, In)
answer 8
Yeah, the product design of UDPP isn't ideal, but this smashbox primer doesn't even compare to it. As the saying goes, once you've had Filet mignon, you can't go to a hamburger! Urban decay has just come out with a "makeup artist size" UDPP which is in a squeeze tube, like their face primers.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
killerteeth
(NYC, NY)
answer 9
I had been using the Photo Finish primer for a year and I recently started using the Urban Decay primer and it is by far a better primer. I still had some creasing with the Photo Finish primer but with the Urban Decay primer there is absolutely no creasing and my shadows stay on all day even in the summer. It's amazing!
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
lamorm10
(Madison,WI)
answer 10
I feel that the Urban Decay primer is oiler which doesn't help keep shadows on. My eyelids are oily any way,
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
Les3228
(Ann Arbor, MI)
answer 11
I find the wand is fine. It could be shaped slightly differently to get product out but otherwise it is fine.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
MissDee87
(Ottawa, Ontario)
Question
How should this be applied to eye lid?
asked 5 years, 4 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 3 years, 7 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 3 years, 7 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 3 years, 9 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 3 years, 9 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 3 years, 10 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 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 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, 2 months ago
luvmmj
(seattle, wa)
answer 9
I apply to the eyelid and some times underneath as a color correcting concealer...
answered 4 years, 2 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, 4 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, 4 months ago
pixxie
(Los Angeles, CA)
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