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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 2389 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (1942)
  • Blends well (1518)
  • Lightweight (1469)
  • Smooth (945)
  • Goes on smoothly (934)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (122)
  • Doesn't stay on (103)
  • Doesn't work (76)
  • Poor coverage (63)
  • Causes breakouts (49)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (814)
  • All skin types (558)
  • Sensitive skin (460)
  • Going out (368)
  • Travel (252)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (534), Brand buyer (514), Budget shopper (474), Classic style (413), Trendy style (134)

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3.0

Meh

By Juliana

from Baltimore, Maryland

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Easy To Apply
  • Easy To Take-off
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Ineffective

Best Uses

    Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

    Glad i bought the travel size, it covers my pores for three hours and then vanishes. Its very velvety and soft but not too effective as a primer, my foundation just slides right off.

     
    5.0

    Best primer E V E R !

    By Nana

    from Orlando, Fl

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types

      Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

      I love how it matifize the skin

       
      5.0

      Great stuff

      By Dani

      from Los Angeles

      About Me Classic Style

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types
        • Everyday
        • Going Out

        Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

        This stuff is pure gold! Gold Jerry!!! For real, it's smooth and soft on your face and you can see your pores minimizing as you dab it into them. There's a technique to making sure you blend it into the pores so it's really working. I use this with my foundation and tarte shape tape and my skin looks flawless. I nofice on days I don't use it my pores look huge.. night and day difference. The ONLY downside is I tend to use a bit more than I usually would with other primers. It's definitely not cheap but I'm still on my first bottle and it has been a few months, and I'm still maybe halfway empty if that. I hope this never gets DC'd because I'll be purchasing this forever.

         
        3.0

        Cranky With Me

        By makeupismylove

        from Washington

        About Me Natural Style

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Oily

        Best Uses

        • Everyday

        Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

        I really wanted to love this primer! I got a sample of it and the first time I tried it, and I liked it because it kept me matte longer than any other primer has. I tried it again, and I didn't get the same results, even though I didn't do anything different. I tried it with the Matte Rescue, and it made a slight difference in the matteness factor. I don't know what to say, but I would be willing to try it again.

         
        4.0

        Over priced

        By Jevans5

        from Indianapolis, IN

        About Me Trendy Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Doesn't last all day

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types
        • Everyday

        Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

        I just don't think it's worth it for the price. You can get a good dupe by NYX for less than half the cost of this.

         
        4.0

        Primer

        By Renee

        from Gardnerville

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Lightweight
        • Natural Looking
        • Smooth

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types
          • Going Out

          Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

          It is very smooth. It makes my skin feel very soft.

           
          5.0

          I love this product

          By a

          from Palm Beach gardens

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types

            Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

            I use this before I apply foundation

             
            5.0

            Definitely a winner

            By Queenie

            from South Bend IN

            About Me Classic Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Blends Well
            • Easy To Apply
            • Easy To Take-off
            • Good Pigmentation
            • 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:

              So silky smooth and looks great under foundation!!

               
              5.0

              Best Primer!

              By Nancy

              from St. Louis

              About Me Natural 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:

                I won't put on foundation without it!

                 
                5.0

                love it

                By melihu

                from San antonio, tx

                About Me Trendy Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday
                    • Going Out
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

                    love this product especially when I am contouring. my face looks less greasy throughout the day.

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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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