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how many in a package? it is not clear.
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Photo Matte Anti-Shine Primer


Photo Matte Anti-Shine Primer

What it is: A cream-gel formula that instantly absorbs oil and minimizes the appearance of pores. What it does: This anti-shine formula leaves skin with a flawless finish for up to eight hours by absorbing oil and minimizing the appearance of pores. It can be worn alone, over or under makeup, or dabbed on for touch-ups.
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11 Answers
Overall Rating:
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Questions & Answers for Smashbox Photo Matte Anti-Shine Primer

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for combination skin too?
I have a very oily t-zone, but the rest of my face is normal/ dry. Would this product work fine with my skin?
asked 1 year, 7 months ago
jackelynes
(Los Angeles, CA)
on Photo Matte Anti-Shine Primer
3 answers
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answer 1
I would not add this product to the dry portion of your skin because it has a powder effect.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
Pulchritud
(Washington, DC)
answer 2
Yes!! I have very dry skin with an oily T-zone and I absolutely LOVE this product. Leaves an air-brushed, matte finish without drying skin.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
elsie
(Minneapolis, MN)
answer 3
apply it on your oily areas only and it works well. i wouldn't apply it on dry areas. i don't usually apply this over my entire face, just the oily areas. if you want an all over primer this might not be the best choice because there's not a lot of product specifically because you're supposed to use a little. the packaging for the tip is very small too. a little goes a long way. hope this helps!
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
hershayla
Question
How does this compare to the old one
My skin is super oily and the old one was so good but I can't find it anymore :( if anyone tried both and has a verdict that would be great
asked 1 year, 8 months ago
christey123
(Ontario)
on Photo Matte Anti-Shine Primer
2 answers
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answer 1
Yes! I will say that it does not dry out my skin QUITE as much as the old one, but it does the trick. I'd say it lasts 6-8 hours before you need to repowder. The best way to know is to try it out and compare :) I did find it to be just as good. The cream itself is not as wet, but it dries out just as much!

Hope this helps!

CarolAnneBeauty
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
CarolAnneBeauty
answer 2
They are very comparable :).
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
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Is this primer better than using the smash box photo finish primer?
I want to know if this primer truly minimizes the appearance of pores and oil compared to the photo finish primer.
asked 1 year, 7 months ago
Anonymous
on Photo Matte Anti-Shine Primer
2 answers
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answer 1
I used the green primer for blemish and oil control and it didn't work for me. This is really good but I would only use it in targeted areas after applying foundation, not as a primer.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
nancygiaee
(Owings Mills, MD)
answer 2
Yes, this is completely different than the photo-finish primer. This one has a nude colored, velvety-powdery consistency that leaves a perfectly matte, airbrushed-like quality to your skin. I notice significantly less oil throughout the day, and this is the first primer I've ever used that actually seems to minimize pore size. Give it a whirl....I don't think you'll be disappointed!
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
elsie
(Minneapolis, MN)
Question
What is the complete list of ingredients?
asked 1 year, 11 months ago
Anonymous
(Los Angeles, CA)
on Photo Matte Anti-Shine Primer
1 answer
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answer 1
Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Silica, Isononyl Isononanoate, Isododecane, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Lauroyl Lysine, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phytosteryl/Octyldodecyl Lauroyl Glutamate, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Methicone, Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate, Water/Aqua/Eau, Coconut Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499) <ILN39510>
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
annafalla
(Virginia)
Question
vegan?
Is this vegan?
asked 1 year, 8 months ago
kate123
on Photo Matte Anti-Shine Primer
1 answer
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answer 1
We'd recommend contacting smashbox to inquire about this product being vegan.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
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is this product oil free?
asked 1 year, 4 months ago
carmenlana
(dayton, ohio)
on Photo Matte Anti-Shine Primer
1 answer
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answer 1
This product is completely oil-free.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
RandeeBT
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is this fragrance free?
There isn't any ingredient list. More info please.
asked 1 year, 4 months ago
tlinmn
(Minnesota)
on Photo Matte Anti-Shine Primer
1 answer
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answer 1
I just looked at my box and sniffed mine and couldn't find any fragrance listed or any discernible smell.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
nancygiaee
(Owings Mills, MD)
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