Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting Foundation Primer, Adjust (Green)

I had a feeling I might need such a product sooner rather than later. It's November, which means the first of the seasonal colds. While I've managed to keep my skin well-hydrated (more on that in the next post) and flake-free, there's still that telling redness that doesn't exactly spell "gorgeous".

A few weeks ago I picked a bottle of the green Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting Foundation Primer at Sephora, after testing it on my husband's hand. His skin has quite a bit of redness and even he was impressed with the way this green stuff evened it out.

Used on one's face it performes just like Smashbox regular Photo Finish Primer- it smooths, fills and creates a silky canvas that allows for perfect foundation application and helps the makeup stay in place from morning till night. It prevents bleeding, migrating, sinking into pores and the general melty face one might experience in less than ideal weather.

The green Color Correcting primer balances out low-to-moderate redness and allows you to use much less foundation and concealer to cover up, which is always a good thing. I doubt it would make much difference in serious cases of scarring or blemishes, but when your skin requires a subtle attitude adjustment, this Smashbox primer is excellent.

Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting Foundation Primer ($38) is available from and Sephora. I bought it in store.

Photos by me.


  1. Thanks for this rec. I just bought it, and it works really well. I'm finding that, because it takes the red out, my foundation looks more even and I get better coverage. The color stays truer to my skin, as well, unlike before when it was just foundation with a little pink showing through.


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