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REVIEW: NEW NYX First Base Primer Spray

Is this a drugstore dupe for the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water ?


Keep reading to see my review…..

Where to buy:

Cost: $7.99

The moment I saw this I knew I had to try it out to see if this is a drugstore version of the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water. The words “Primer Spray” pulled me in. Plus it is NYX and I love NYX products.

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First Impressions:

I sprayed this on my fresh clean face. The sprayer sucks. I am half tempted to pour this into an empty bottle of my Smashbox Primer Water. It doesn’t have a strong scent, it is light and fresh. It was easy to apply my foundation. I don’t think it makes it easier, it is the same. It didn’t make my skin smoother. I do think it helps lock my foundation in and keep my skin hydrated.

Is this a dupe for the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water? I think it is a good drugstore alternative. I wouldn’t say it is a definite dupe, but it is good, it’s from the drugstore and the price is great!

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Feels nice and cooling on the skin. Gives the skin a nice hydrated look. Locks makeup in.

The sprayer sucks, it isn’t a super fine mist. I wouldn’t say it makes makeup application smoother, but either does the Smashbox Primer Water.


Pass or buy?

In my opinion I say buy. It is definitely a good drugstore alternative.



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