Smashbox Photo Finish Blemish Control Primer

Hey there!

It has been a little while since I’ve written a beauty post so it’s been lovely and self indulgent to get back to my make up stash.

Today’s review is of the Smashbox Photo Finish Blemish Control Primer.



I bought this months ago, me and M both went to a Smashbox event which was really good fun – we made a few purchases and I’ve been slowly using them over the last couple of months.

The Blemish Control primer was surprisingly lovely – I’ve tried a sample size of the original primer previously and it felt like it had a lot of silicone in it which my skin doesn’t really like.

However this primer was totally different, it was a white thin product almost like a lotion in texture. It applied really easily and created an even base to put make up on which is perfect.



The primer soaked up the oil on my face and kept my oily t-zone at bay during the day. I can’t comment on whether the primer helps to control blemishes – I luckily don’t get many spots nowadays (apart from the ones that only medication would help!) but my skin definitely felt pretty good whilst i was using this primer.

I’d say that it barely felt like i had anything on my skin but my make up stayed for a working day whenever i wore it which was great, I think i just needed to re-powder once or twice but that’s to be expected.



I think that i would probably repurchase this in future, the primer comes to £28 which is on the expensive side but there are often deals in Boots to get a free gift or extra points which make it worthwhile. I would definitely recommend it if you are struggling to keep your make up on during the day over troublesome skin.

Have you tried the primers from Smashbox? Which one was your fave?

I really want to try the illuminating and hydrating ones!

L xxx


  1. Hannah Latoya Bond
    August 15, 2015 / 9:07 pm

    I love Smashbox primers. I use the Hydrating one which is great x

  2. Beauty Bird
    August 23, 2015 / 4:31 pm

    I've been tempted to try this before. Unfortunately I've now given into the Hourglass hype and am in love… It's so expensive though!! xxRamblings of a Beauty Bird | Beauty Blog

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