Ulta Beauty Poreless Face Primer vs. Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Original

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Some small differences but similar overall.

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*Smashbox is certified cruelty-free according to the Cruelty-Free Kitty, while Ulta Beauty is not. We were really impressed with this dupe!! The packaging is almost identical. Ulta does have a slightly stronger smell and Smashbox is essentially unscented. We noticed that Smashbox initially felt a tad drier going onto the skin like more of a matte primer, but once these dried they both felt the same! This comparison was live tested on instagram by Commander in Chic, Natalie Reddell. She had a really hard time telling these two products apart and told her followers to make the switch ASAP!

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I love smashbox best. Just a little more velvety feeling. Altho a ultra is a good second.



I have used both the smashbox photo finish and ulta primer and if you are looking for a great primer that has a very similar feel and finish as smashbox- the ulta primer is perfect! They both lasted all day and applied almost exactly the same. The ulta beauty one is a tiny bit more liquidity when being applied. They both had an all day wear time(my makeup was still in great condition by the end of the day). I am acne prone and neither of them irritated my skin AND did a great job of covering up my scars. I would definitely recommend both, but the Ulta beauty primer is a great dupe for saving money.



Absolutely love the Smashbox primer! This was the very first primer I ever used and I’ve never found another that is quite as great as it! Highly recommend!



I’ve used the smash box primer for years. Made the decision to try the Ulta poreless primer after reading reviews and watching @nataliereddell instastory comaprison. I’m sold! I really see no big difference at all!

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