Could the ELF cosmetics poreless face primer be a possible dupe for Smashbox's photo finish face primer? I really like smashbox's primer, however paying 36 dollars for it is a little too much for a college student.
I think the best dupe of the Smashbox primer is actually Maybelline Baby Skin. Both are clear, lightweight primers that blur pores without clogging them. I might even venture so far to say that the Maybelline primer out performs the Smashbox primer in terms of smoothing the skin to perfection.
Maybelline Baby Skin Face Primer - $6
Hope this helps!