Thursday, January 6, 2011

Gripe! Smashbox Photo Finish Primer: Love this Product - HATE the Packaging!

I blogged about Smashbox Photo Finish Primer (which you can read here Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Review) and told you all about how much I love this primer. I still love it with a passion! Its the packaging I have a massive problem with! Am I the only one out there with a dud dispenser?

Just an update as to how difficult it is for me to use this product without first getting into a fight with the dispenser! If the powers that be at Smashbox ever come across this tiny corner of the blogosphere, please take note of my concern!

This product comes in a pump bottle and for the life of me, I can be pumping and pumping and the only thing that comes out is AIR! Where is my primer meanwhile? Well it sits pretty in the bottle and is in no rush whatsoever to come out and serve my face! Have you experienced this before? Well it's a daily battle for me!

I have tried everything....when I first bought the thing, I went back the very next day to replace my primer because it would not come out after repeated pumps but even then the new bottle had the same issues. I then tried storing the bottle on it's head but this only seemed to work temporarily. Mornings are such a rush that I don't have time to be pressing the dispenser 50 times to get a pinhead sized dollop of this primer so I tend to reach for my Monistat Chafing Gel which is easy as hell to dispense!

As you can see from the picture above, despite the issues I am having with it's packaging, I have used up a significant amount of the stuff and am on my last legs with it already. I cannot for the life of me get that last bit out and will need to unscrew the cap and pick it out with a cotton bud - I hate having to do that.....only because I have paid a lot for this primer and I would expect that for the amount I paid, at least I should get a device that works perfectly.

If any of you are facing the same problem as I, do least I will know that I am not alone.

P/S:- Paris B of My Women Stuff pointed out in the comments section that this product has indeed been repackaged into a tube.....picture below! Thank God for small mercies! I can breathe easy now.....