Hi everyone! Just a quick one today; recently i received the smashbox photo finish primer and thought i was in love and really i was. Except i wasn't in love with the price tag and seen as i go a bit over board with primer i would probably use the bottle within a month; however i did decide i would most likely purchase the primer after i finished by tube because i hadn't ever been so impressed with a primer until i discovered this...
No7 Airbrush Away pore minimising primer, this came out this week and when i got given this i was told it was a dupe for the smashbox one i had been talking about but i was very sceptical. The finish is exactly the same. The texture and look of the primer is different as in when you squeeze it out of the tube, but none of that really matters when the effect on your skin is so similar. This really mattifyies the skin like the smashbox one and i actually think it applies better; the smashbox one is that silicone texture and if you apply too much you can get a little bit of rolling off the skin but you don't get that with the No7. Its the same oil free, pore minimising premise but for a cheaper price with the same effect in terms of the look it gives your foundation and extending its wear.
Basically if you're looking for a dupe for smashbox, this is it.
Disclaimer: i received the smashbox primer sample for free and the No7 full size also for free, this is my honest opinion of both.