Smooth Affair Facial Primer Brightener

Smooth Affair® Facial Primer & Brightener

Smooth Affair has anti-aging properties that even skin tone, minimize the appearance of pores and increase luminosity.

The Look radiant The Feel uplifting

Skin feels nourished and looks smoother. Makeup goes on more easily and lasts longer. The light, fresh fragrance is uplifting.

  • Grapefruit Extract promotes luminosity and skin radiance.
  • Apple Extract is a skin-smoothing antioxidant that helps maintain skin’s youthful elasticity.
  • Green and White Tea Leaf Extracts and Royal Jelly are anti-aging and anti-inflammatory.
  • Aloe Leaf Juice soothes and calms the skin.
  • Algae Extract is anti-aging, firms the skin and prevents moisture loss.
  • Olive Leaf Extract promotes epidermal cell renewal.
  • Honeysuckle Extract helps to purify the skin.

Non-comedogenic, hypoallergenic, sensitivity tested, clinically tested, dermatologist tested.

Ingredients: Aqua/Water/Eau, Coconut Alkanes (and) Polysilicone 11, Dimethicone/Vinyl, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer

Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Pectin, Chlorella Vulgaris/Lupinus Albus Protein Ferment, Maltodextrin, Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Fruit Extract, Malus Domestica Fruit Cell Culture Extract, Raphanus Sativus (Radish) Root Extract, Lecithin, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Zinc PCA, Sodium Ascorbate, Royal Jelly, Tocopherol, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract (and) Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Xanthan Gum

  • Use Smooth Affair as a primer before your makeup application and after you wash your face at night for healthy, radiant, moisturized skin.
  • With fingertips, spread evenly until primer has been absorbed. Use with or without your favorite moisturizer.
  • Smooth Affair® Facial Primer & Brightener
    This product is gluten free
  • Smooth Affair Facial Primer Brightener
    Vegans will want to avoid this shade (Contains royal jelly).

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Average Rating 4.1 (24 Reviews)

skin is clear

i think this is what has been clearing my skin up. i started using this at night on top of my serums and maybe it is protecting my pores. but i notice when i wash my face at night my skin looks clearer. :)

Excellent Base and Moisturizer

I feel like I've been around both the moisturizer and primer blocks a few times - I have a lot of trouble with combination, sensitive skin that need hydration in some areas and oil-control smoothing in others. I don't know how this product manages it, but it does both! I use this as a moisturizer in the evenings after I take my makeup off as well and my skin has never looked better. Gone are the blemishes and dry patches. Even the redness in my face is calming after a month of solid use. I've turned my back on pretty much every other product in my cabinet and am using this exclusively. I wish JI had a matching eye cream, honestly.

My skin is glowing

I wanted to let you know that Smooth Affair is the best facial product I have ever used. I am 66 years old and use it every morning and night. My skin feels and looks so much better. There is no greasy feeling and it absorbs into the skin beautifully. Thanks for this fantastic product. - Karen from Osceola, Indiana

it starts here, continue with Awsome Customer Service

I love this primer! It all starts with a great foundation for my Amazing Base and continues as a result of AWSOME Customer Service. I can't say enough about JI cosmetics, which makes up 99.9% of what I use. Not only are JI products amazing, the stellar Customer Service is truly beyond 5 star.

very drying!!

Regarding your smooth affair primer..all it does is dry my skin out no dewy affect..maybe i have a defective one..i use the bbcream and have no problem also i have tried the dream tint moisturizer which is great too.I am disappointed din the smooth affair primer and that i wasted 48 dollars..i bought it at charles and david salon in Hanover,ma Would it be possible to get some kind of compensation??

Our Response

Smooth Affair is formulated to hydrate and sooth the skin, and we’re sorry you didn’t feel your skin reaped these benefits! To improve your experience and depending on your skin care needs, we recommend applying a daily moisturizer, if you aren’t already, and then Smooth Affair, especially during the harsh winter months in New England. We want you to be happy, and our Personal Shoppers can help arrange an exchange for a product you enjoy. Please contact them at 877-869-9420 or

Best Primer

I'm from Hong Kong, i started using JI mineral foundation and primer for 2 months and i love it. I have oily skin, before i brought this primer... i really take some times to go over all the review from others. I am a little bit afraid that this won't work for me, cause people said that it works well with dry skin. After i went to the shop and tried it on my hand, it feels so soft, i love it. The first day i put it on, i still worry about if it's too oily for me. But, guest works great on my skin! Amazing! My pores disappeared! It works really good with mineral foundation. (I have loose and pressed) My makeup can stay all day long, i can't believe it. This primer compare with my others: Laura Mercier, Nars, Bare Minerals..... Jane is the best! Just one thing is.... the price is kind of expensive here. If they put down a little would be better, others all good. Thank you.

Great Product

What a great primer and I love the scent.

Smooth Affair primer and brightener

I'm 66 and believe me I want "dewy" so this primer is just what I was looking for. I also like the fresh scent. Alas I am retired and on a fixed income so it is a bit pricey for me but I'll make the sacrifice.


This product makes my face super oily by mid day. I love the BB Cream, but am not happy I spent $50 on something I probably won't use anymore. It does have an amazing scent to it though.

Our Response

We’re glad you gave Smooth Affair a try! Since Smooth Affair leaves your skin moist and dewy, and your skin is feeling oily by mid-day, you may opt for our other primer, Absence, which is an oil control primer that can be used with any foundation. If you’re interested, our Personal Shoppers would like to help you with an exchange and you can contact them at 877-869-9420 or

Oh How I Wanted It To Work

Let me preface this review by saying although the ji packaging is quite small I am a tried and true devotee...that said I did not think twice about purchasing the primer and just assumed I would adore it much as I adore all ji products and it broke me out horribly in fact I am still nursing the outbreak several days after discontinuing the primer. Of course because I am such a fan I did not keep my box to return just assuming it would be fantastic! Oh well!

Our Response

Oh no! We're sorry about your experience and thank you for being a loyal jane iredale fan! Our Personal Shoppers will gladly help you with a return or replacement and when you have a moment, please contact them at 877-869-9420 or


I am an esthetician & I cannot help but to try many products,especially for the look & skin I'm trying to achieve.Many reviews state the cost of this product,but ingredients,process do go into the cost.This is my favorite primer,from the soft light texture to the beautiful scent of grapefruit.Even though the spas I work in do not offer this line,I always suggest this product.Thank you for this wonderful & heavenly product!

Get glowing, for real

The smell of this primer isn't as strong as some reviews might make you understand. It is very light and nice. This blends on your skin effortlessly. It makes it soft and supple. The BB cream stays on for the whole day with this. For oily skin though, I find this a little too dewy. I bought this instead of the Absence oil control because of the ingredients. With some face powder I can make it work. For dry, more mature skin I bet this works WONDERS!!! It is very enjoyable using this :)

Best Primer... For dry skin

I know there have been some unhappy reviews over this product so I just had to submit my own review of this product. Most primers out there are not for drier skin types. I have tried so many of them and nothing compares to this one. The silicones found in most primers absorb what little moisture my skin has and makes my skin look even drier. They make my foundation look worse. They were designed for a matte finish. Perhaps for someone who is oily, matte would be the look going for. People who have dry skin matte is not the best. I have yet to find a primer that works for my dry skin. Well until I tried this product. I use this product with the Jane Iredale Tinted moisturizer and BB cream. I love it. The tinted moisturizer and BB cream go on smoothly and evenly. Even the tinted moisturizer stays on all day with this product. My skin glows and has a beautiful radiance. I couldn't stop looking at my skin in the mirror. And when I take my makeup off after a long day, my skin looks even better. What makeup can you say does that??? It definitely is skincare makeup. Amazing ingredients as well. Yes this primer isn't for oily skin. If you have oily skin or combo skin try Jane's "Absence" primer. I personally think all makeup brands should have a primer made for different skin types. Dry and oily types cannot wear the same primers. I know. I wanted to wear a more natural foundation that was better for my skin. I found it in Jane Iredale BB cream and I also wanted a primer made for my dry skin and I have found it in the Smooth Affair. I love it and I can't live without it. My skin looks gorgeous with and without makeup thanks to Jane.

Huge Let Down

I was so excited to be able to finally buy this product, only to be tremendously disappointed after using it. It made my face so oily to the point where people were commenting on how shiny it was!!! Obviously so embarrassing! I don't have oily skin at all so I don't get it. I switched from using Smashbox Primer to try this one and I will definitely be going back to Smashbox. WHAT A WASTE OF $$$

Our Response

Smooth Affair is very moisturizing and leaves your skin with a dewy finish. If you find it’s too moisturizing for you, our Personal Shoppers can help you with an exchange. Please contact them at 877-869-9420 or

Covers pores very well

I've used this for a while now and I love this. It keeps the makeup from settling into pores very well. I tried using the bb cream with out it and with it and ill always use the primer. It really does make a difference. Absolutely the best primer I've ever used. since I started using this line of makeup my skin has gotten healthier looking. Thank you Jane Iredale

Doesn't Prime

I had a Smashbox primer that worked wonders. Since I've liked most of the other Jane Iredale products I've tried, I thought I'd try this one. It didn't work near as well, and for $48, it should've worked a lot better than an $8 bottle.

Our Response

We're sorry about your disappointment! Our Personal Shoppers will be happy to help you with an exchange for another product that you love and you can reach them at 877-869-9420 or

Smells nice

This smells nice and feels good going on. Does it do anything beyond that? I don't think so. It feels just like I'm putting a non greasy moisturizer on my face but beyond that, I haven't noticed any other effect. I'll use the tube, but I'll spend my money on another product when it's gone.

Our Response

We’re glad you enjoy the Smooth Affair experience! The ingredients in Smooth Affair work together to give the skin anti-aging and anti-inflammatory benefits. Sometimes the effects are a subtle change in the comfort and health of your skin that you’ll feel over time!

Great for sensitive skin

I have the most sensitive skin out there and this primer didn't hurt my skin or break me out. This line of makeup is very sensitive and if used correctly gives awesome results. Makeup companies are so scared to put makeup out there that can actually change the skin and help us for fear of an uninformed customer getting a slite rash ( maybe from the product or maybe just environmental) and giving up on the product or freaking out. This brand is the best I've found yet and am so appreciative to Jane Iredale and her team for it. I'm not one to write reviews until I found this makeup. I love every single item I've purchased and will continue to build my collection.

Love Love Love

I started using this primer after my husband and I got back from a trip to Florida. The Florida weather really hurt my skin and made it - especially my face - rough and bumpy. After only using this for a week, I had noticeably smoother skin. It's been almost a month and my skin just continues to get better. Love it!

Not as expected

Anticipated this primer would help my foundation last throughout the day and give my skin a healthy glow; however that was not what I got instead I got what looks like a allergic reaction to one of the ingredients. After two days of wear I have broken out terribly, just be warned all you sensitive skin girls this is not for everyone.

Our Response

We’re sorry about this experience! If you have a known sensitivity, please feel free to review Smooth Affair’s ingredients by clicking the ingredient tab next to the product on our website.

Wanted to love it...

I really wanted to love this product; it smells amazing and feels incredible on the skin (initially). However, I after months os use, I can't say it works well as a primer or a brightener. Combo-to-Oily girls be weary, I think it must be better for dry skin (and probably amazing) because instead of mattifying is moisturizes...a lot. By mid-day my face is like an oil slick and I would only use the tiniest bit (because a little goes a long way). As per brightening, I'm not sure why this is even mentioned, because it doesn't seem to brighten skin temporarily or long term.

Our Response

Smooth Affair benefits all skin types, but it definitely is moisturizing and "dewifying" ;) If you find it is leaving your skin feeling oily, you may prefer Absence Oil Control Primer as an alternative primer! We would be happy to arrange an exchange and will contact you privately about that. Regarding Smooth Affair's benefits to your skin: we've incorporated gentle but effective natural ingredients like Grapefruit Extract to help with your skin's clarity and brightness. We all have different skin types, so it's common for results and timing to vary from person to person. The great news is that no matter what your skin type is, it's going to benefit!


Initially I LOVED this primer. It makes you glow and is luminescent. However, I have acne-prone skin and seem to be breaking out horribly since starting to use this (last few weeks). Unsure if it is due to this product. Is it oil free and should acne-probe people avoid this primer?

Our Response

We are so sorry you are experiencing trouble with Smooth Affair! We recommend this product for all skin types. We only use essential oils such as Sunflower Seed Oil which is used in Smooth Affair. We recommend discontinuing use of the product for 1-2 weeks and then reintroduce it to see if the problem remains. If you are still having trouble with the product please contact our Personal Shoppers at or call 877-869-9420 to set up a return or exchange. We want you to be happy!


I am literally only in my first week of using this Primer and I'm totally smitten. My skin has a so much brighter and fresher appearance throughout the entire day and it holds my makeup effortlessly.

Smooth Affair is true to its name

I have two small children and never take time to write product reviews, but this product is worth my time. I have been using Smooth Affair Primer and Brightener for over one week and am thrilled with the results! I am 41 years old, my children are 2 1/2 years and 15 months old. I never look smooth or bright. This product instantly made my skin look bight, poreless, and well rested. It stays on all day. Smooth Affair looks gorgeous on my skin alone, but with foundation looks amazing. The smell is heavenly, makes me feel like I'm treating myself to a spa treatment before I start changing diapers all day. I will be purchasing this again and again. Please try it!


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