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!
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!
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