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Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer

Benefit Cosmetics

The POREfessional Face Primer

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Item #: 2219868 Size: 0.75 oz

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Quickly minimize the appearance of pores & fine lines for smoother-than-smooth skin! Apply this silky, lightweight balm alone, under or over makeup. Translucent, oil-free formula complements all skintones and helps makeup stay put. Contains a vitamin E derivative, known to protect skin from free radicals.

The POREfessional is the #1 best-selling Prestige Face Primer in the US*

*Source: The NPD Group, Inc. / BeautyTrends, US Prestige Makeup Item Dollar Sales, January 2015 - December 2015

To use under makeup: Apply to clean, lightly moisturized skin. Pat on problem areas & blend with fingertips.

To use over makeup: Pat on lightly over makeup & blend.

Prime in the AM: Apply a thin layer of this PRO balm to clean, lightly moisturized skin. Pat lightly from the center of the face outward with fingertips. Wait seconds, then apply makeup as usual. Skin appears smooth & even. Isn't that what we're all looking for?

Apply whenever pores come out of hiding: If pores reappear, pat delicately on T-zone over makeup & blend. The lightweight, oil-free formula means a beautifully refined complexion. Remember, just a dab'll do ya!

Beauty tip: Apply a thin layer of the POREfessional PRO balm to clean, moisturized skin. Next, smooth on Stay Flawless starting at the outer areas of the nose, moving downward toward the jawline. Smooth and pat product into skin using fingertips. Finish with Hello Flawless Oxygen WOW Liquid Foundation for complexion perfection!

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Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Isononyl Isononanoate, Silica, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Isododecane, Phenoxyethanol, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Cyclohexasiloxane, Tocopheryl Acetate, Fragrance (Parfum), Mica, Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Limonene, Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Triethoxycaprylylsilane, BHT.

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Benefit CosmeticsThe POREfessional Face Primer
 
4.4

(based on 2379 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (1933)
  • Blends well (1510)
  • Lightweight (1461)
  • Smooth (937)
  • Goes on smoothly (934)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (122)
  • Doesn't stay on (103)
  • Doesn't work (75)
  • Poor coverage (63)
  • Causes breakouts (49)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (808)
  • All skin types (551)
  • Sensitive skin (458)
  • Going out (363)
  • Travel (249)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (529), Brand buyer (514), Budget shopper (474), Classic style (411), Trendy style (132)

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2.0

Do not use with KVD foundation

By Molly

from Virginia

About Me Trendy Style

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Clumpy
  • Doesn't Stay On
  • Ineffective

Best Uses

    Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

    I wanted to love this because I have oily skin and larger pores in the middle of my face. It applies beautifully and smoothes my pores immediately. I found my Kat Von D Lock It foundation breaking up on my face about an hour after application over this product. I switched back to my regular primer, and my foundation wears beautifully again. I'll keep this for no makeup days, but it does nothing good for the wear of my foundation.

     
    5.0

    i love it!

    By girly

    from houston, tx

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Easy To Apply
    • Good Pigmentation
    • Lightweight
    • Long Lasting
    • Smooth

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types
      • Everyday
      • Going Out
      • Travel

      Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

      best high end face primer.

       
      5.0

      A MUST HAVE!!

      By Steph

      from Stockton Ca

      About Me Classic Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Easy To Apply
      • Easy To Take-off
      • Lightweight
      • Long Lasting
      • Natural Looking
      • Smooth

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types
        • Everyday
        • Going Out
        • Sensitive Skin
        • Travel

        Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

        Absolutely would recommend to anyone and everyone! I love this product so much I bought myself and my mom one, and she can not stop talking about how amazing this product is for vanishing large pores! By far the best pore minimizer I have ever tried

         
        5.0

        Amazing

        By artgeek

        from 12590

        About Me Classic Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Easy To Apply
        • Good Pigmentation
        • Lightweight
        • Long Lasting
        • Natural Looking
        • Smooth

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types

          Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

          Great product covers up the pores --- great base after moisture.

           
          5.0

          The Pore Story

          By oj

          from sherwood Ark

          About Me Classic Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Easy To Apply
          • Easy To Take-off
          • Good Pigmentation
          • Lightweight
          • Long Lasting
          • Natural Looking
          • Noncomedogenic
          • Smooth

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types
            • Everyday

            Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

            great stuff

             
            5.0

            I would buy this product again

            By Lyn

            from Frisco, TX

            About Me Classic Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Blends Well
            • Easy To Apply
            • Long Lasting
            • Smooth

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Skin Types

              Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

              Use every day

               
              5.0

              ❤️❤️❤️

              By Mamexi

              from Visalia

              About Me Classic Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Easy To Take-off
              • Good Pigmentation
              • Long Lasting
              • Natural Looking
              • Smooth

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday

                Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

                ❤️❤️❤️

                 
                5.0

                Awesome feel!

                By Amanda

                from Arab, Al

                About Me Natural Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Blends Well
                • Easy To Apply
                • Easy To Take-off
                • Good Pigmentation
                • Lightweight
                • Long Lasting
                • Natural Looking
                • Noncomedogenic
                • Smooth

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday

                  Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

                  This is a great primer before applying foundation.

                   
                  5.0

                  Great product

                  By Nicole

                  from Wv

                  About Me Natural Style

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Easy To Take-off
                  • Lightweight
                  • Long Lasting
                  • Natural Looking
                  • Smooth

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

                      I love this primer I got a mini size just to try it and I would definately like to buy the larger one! It made my face feel so soft and smooth and my makeup glides on. It also made my foundation last a lot longer than it had been with the elf primer i was using. Up close I can still see my pores but maybe it's because I know they're there. Normal distance from a mirror my face appears very smoothe!!

                       
                      4.0

                      It actually works

                      By Daisy471

                      from Sauk Rapids, MN

                      About Me Natural Style

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Matte
                      • Natural Looking

                      Cons

                      • Strong Fragrance

                      Best Uses

                      • Oily Skin

                      Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

                      It works just as well as everyone says it does. My only tip/hint to new users -- apply & let dry for 5-10 minutes. Don't just apply, & immediately follow up with foundation, you will not be impressed. However, if you wait until the product is dry & cured -- it's gets very matte. I have extremely oily skin & this product holds back the oil better than every product I've tried in the past. It is rather expensive, so try the travel/sample size first (I think it's around $10) to see if it works for you.

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                      59 Questions | 59 Answers
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                      • Q:

                        Is this product can work for acne prone skin?
                        Asked on 1/17/2017 by Marielle from California,US

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi gorgeous! POREfessional is an oil-free lightweight balm. It contains a Vitamin E derivative, known to protect skin from free radicals. I cannot say how you will react to this product, so the best thing would be for you to go to in-store and test it. xoxo B

                          Answered on 1/27/2017 by Brand Expert from Benefit Cosmetics
                      • Q:

                        Hi! What is the benefit of using this over Big Easy Multi Balancing Complexion Perfector vs. under? Thanks
                        Asked on 1/1/2017 by Ariels

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi gorgeous! Our Big Easy is a multi-balancing complexion perfector that gives light-to-medium natural coverage to even out skintone and conceal imperfections. POREfessional is a primer so you should use it right after moisturizing, before you apply your Big Easy! xoxo B

                          Answered on 1/6/2017 by Brand Expert from Benefit Cosmetics
                      • Q:

                        Is this a cruelty free product?
                        Asked on 12/13/2016 by Chic

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi gorgeous! At Benefit Cosmetics, we do not make the claim that we are cruelty free. However, we would like to stress that we do not test our products on animals and are deeply committed to the elimination of animal testing. We are actively working to promote the development, validation, and recognition of non-animal methods. For instance, we are playing a leading role in the development of alternative methods through our support of the "Fund for Alternatives to Animal Testing" in the United States and our active participation in the validation studies of new alternative tests in the framework of the European cosmetics association (Cosmetics Europe). Additionally, we are one of the few companies to have invested in creating our own internal department to test raw materials and ingredients to further ensure the quality of our products and the safety of our customers, which is our foremost priority. We are hopeful that alternative testing methods will be adopted worldwide. xoxo B

                          Answered on 12/15/2016 by Brand Expert from Benefit Cosmetics
                      • Q:

                        Does this product clog pores, would it be ok to use on acne prone skin?
                        Asked on 11/14/2016 by Leah from Columbus, GA

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi gorgeous! Our POREfessional face primer is silicone-base which should not clog your pores and will come off easily when you wash your face. It's designed to help not harm pores! xoxo B

                          Answered on 11/14/2016 by Brand Expert from Benefit Cosmetics
                      • Q:

                        Is this products texture more of a lotion or a silicone based balm similar to the NYX pore primer?
                        Asked on 10/3/2016 by Kylie from San Diego, CA

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi gorgeous! Our POREfessional Face primer is silicone based. xoxo B

                          Answered on 11/2/2016 by Brand Expert from Benefit Cosmetics
                      • Q:

                        Would you apply this all over your face or just to specific areas where your pores stand out?
                        Asked on 10/2/2016 by Fallon

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi gorgeous! You can use POREfessional all over your face. xoxo B

                          Answered on 11/2/2016 by Brand Expert from Benefit Cosmetics
                      • Q:

                        Does this work well for people with deep or pitted scars?
                        Asked on 9/29/2016 by Dee

                        1 answer

                      • Q:

                        I have dry skin, will this work for me?
                        Asked on 9/25/2016 by Alicia from Georgia, US

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi gorgeous! Yes, our POREfessional Face primer is for all skin types! xoxo B

                          Answered on 9/26/2016 by Brand Expert from Benefit Cosmetics
                      • Q:

                        can the primer be washed off with just water ? is it waterproof ? do i have to use makeup remover to remove it ?
                        Asked on 9/13/2016 by mayqinaff

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi gorgeous! Our POREfessional Face primer is not waterproof and comes off very easy! xoxo B

                          Answered on 9/21/2016 by Brand Expert from Benefit Cosmetics
                      • Q:

                        Does this provide any benefits for the skin? Does it clog the pores and potentially make your face break out?
                        Asked on 8/30/2016 by ash from Long Island, NY

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi gorgeous! Our POREfessional Face primer quickly minimize the appearance of pores & fine lines for smoother-than-smooth skin! It can be applied both under and over makeup! Apply a thin layer to clean, lightly moisturized skin. If your pores reappear during the day, pat the POREfessional delicately on the T-zone over your makeup and blend. Just a dab'll do ya!

                          Answered on 9/1/2016 by Brand Expert from Benefit Cosmetics
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