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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

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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 2727 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (2245)
  • Lightweight (1751)
  • Blends well (1740)
  • Smooth (1222)
  • Natural looking (989)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (128)
  • Doesn't stay on (114)
  • Doesn't work (95)
  • Poor coverage (68)
  • Causes breakouts (55)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (1040)
  • All skin types (725)
  • Sensitive skin (530)
  • Going out (455)
  • Travel (316)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (707), Classic style (524), Brand buyer (514), Budget shopper (474), Trendy style (162)

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5.0

Love this product

By Kimmy L

from Frederick, MD

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
    • Travel

    Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

    Love the coverage this primer offers. In the summer I use this instead of foundation. Instantly eliminates shine.

     
    5.0

    LOVE the way my skin feels

    By Claire S

    from Grand Rapids, MI

    About Me Natural Style

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday

      Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

      I have dry, textured skin that has a tendency to get oily as the day progresses. This primer gives my face a uniformed base and makes all my other makeup look better. It also smells amazing. I have tried many other primers, but none quite live up to this one.

       
      2.0

      Not worth it

      By Suz

      from Philadelphia, PA

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

      There are other products that do the same for less money.

       
      5.0

      Love it!!

      By Sharla

      from Mannford, OK

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Easy To Apply
      • Lightweight
      • Natural Looking

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types
        • Everyday

        Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

        This really minimizes pores. It works great.

         
        5.0

        Love this product..

        By Dixie1

        from Texas

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Easy To Apply
        • Good Pigmentation
        • Lightweight
        • Natural Looking

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday

          Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

          Great product

           
          3.0

          Not A Majic Solution

          By Working Gal

          from Boston

          About Me Classic Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Easy To Apply
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Causes Breakouts
          • Ineffective

          Best Uses

          • Everyday

          Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

          Went on very smooth and feels good on my skin. However, for all of the hype that comes with this product - I didn't find it did anything magical to my pores. Still the same as they always were, and the extra layer seems to have caused a little breakout.

           
          5.0

          Very good product for oily skin

          By Kels

          from Kentucky

          About Me Classic Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Good Pigmentation
          • Lightweight
          • Smooth

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Oily skin

            Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

            I started using Smashbox photofinish primer and it left my skin feeling oily all day. I have oily skin to begin with so something that would add oil obviously is not the product for me. My beautician recommended trying this product and I love it. Lasts all day and does not make my skin oily.

             
            5.0

            Perfect

            By MNBlonde

            from Topeka,KS

            About Me Classic Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday
              • Going Out
              • Sensitive Skin
              • Travel

              Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

              I use it everyday to help minimize the size of my pores

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Best primer I have found by far

              By Evie

              from Carbondale, IL

              About Me Trendy 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

                Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

                I finally ran out of a sample I got of this and after using various other primers on both mine and other friends' skin with different skin tones and types I found this has been the most effective and well rounded primer I have ever used. Fan for life!

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Doesn't really work

                By Audy

                from Texas

                About Me Natural Style

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Clumpy
                  • Difficult to Apply
                  • Ineffective

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

                    It feels really weird on my skin, and it's hard to blend in properly, and it has a really strong smell. Even after I applied a lot, tried blending it in different ways, with my fingers, with a sponge, it doesn't even cover my pores. And after just like an hour my skin looked oily. I wanted to use this primer under my liquid foundation, but my old powder base foundation covers pores by itself better than this product does, so I'll be sticking with that and maybe trying a different primer.

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                    71 Questions | 71 Answers
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                    • Q:

                      Is this product tinted or clear?
                      Asked on 6/25/2017 by macayla from Barbourville KY

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hello gorgeous! Our POREfessional Face primer is translucent, not tinted. xoxo B

                        Answered on 6/26/2017 by Brand Expert from Benefit Cosmetics
                    • Q:

                      Will this work good for oily skin? Helping keep oil control?
                      Asked on 6/4/2017 by twinsmom from twinsmom

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi gorgeous! Our POREfessional face primer is a primer so it is considered as makeup. This pore-minimizing primer is best for hiding the appearance of pores and fine lines for smoother-than-smooth skin. If you're looking to control all-over shine, we recommend the POREfessional: Agent Zero Shine (Item #: 2268638)! This shine-control powder instantly minimizes shine and helps smooth the look of pores. The invisible translucent shade is perfect for every skin tone - wear it over POREfessional for maximum POREfection! xoxo B

                        http://www.ulta.com/porefessional-agent-zero-shine?productId=xlsImpprod6330001&sku=2268638&_requestid=2129783

                        Answered on 6/5/2017 by Brand Expert from Benefit Cosmetics
                    • Q:

                      I have yet to find a primer to help fill my deep acne scarring. Is this just for minimizing pores or could this help a bigger problem? If not, have a product recommendation from this line?
                      Asked on 5/25/2017 by Hmurry from New Orleans

                      1 answer

                    • Q:

                      hello the question I have about porefessional kit is that they contain any animal bi products
                      please reply
                      Asked on 4/19/2017 by sami from va

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi gorgeous! Our The Porefessional Face Primer does not contain animal derived ingredients. xoxo B

                        Answered on 4/20/2017 by Brand Expert from Benefit Cosmetics
                    • Q:

                      Does this product work well for dry skin?
                      Asked on 4/1/2017 by justine from San Diego, CA

                      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 in-store and test it. xoxo B

                        Answered on 4/20/2017 by Brand Expert from Benefit Cosmetics
                    • Q:

                      is this product non-comedogenic? is it safe to use every day?
                      Asked on 3/26/2017 by Paulie from Torrance, CA

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi gorgeous! Benefit does not test for or claim that our products are hypo-allergenic (least likely to cause an allergic reaction) or non-comedogenic (does not cause pimples & blackheads). If you have a specific allergy, please bring the ingredient listing (can be found on the product page) to your doctor to determine if a product is suitable for your skin. xoxo B

                        Answered on 3/27/2017 by Brand Expert from Benefit Cosmetics
                    • Q:

                      Will this make my face look poreless? I have tried Too Faced Primed & Poreless, Becca Ever Matte, Tarte Clean Slate... nothing seems to help.
                      Asked on 3/14/2017 by HRussell1993 from Prattville, AL

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi gorgeous! Our POREfessional face primer will minimize the appearance of pores and fine lines! xoxo B

                        Answered on 4/25/2017 by Brand Expert from Benefit Cosmetics
                    • Q:

                      Hi! I tried out this product for the first time and I really wanted to love it!! Everyone Raved about how good It was so I decided to try it out! It made me breakout a ton!!.....Is there a specific ingredient that maybe could've caused it?... Thanks!
                      Asked on 3/13/2017 by Mia from GL

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi gorgeous! Benefit does not test for or claim that our products are hypo-allergenic (least likely to cause an allergic reaction) or non-comedogenic (does not cause pimples & blackheads). If you have a specific allergy, please take the ingredient list (which can be found on the product detail page) to your dermatologist to determine if a product is suitable for your skin.

                        http://www.ulta.com/porefessional-face-primer?productId=xlsImpprod2290003&sku=2219868

                        Answered on 4/25/2017 by Brand Expert from Benefit Cosmetics
                    • Q:

                      have a very oily t-zone, ive struggled finding a good primer, would this help prevent shininess throughout the day as well as minimizing pores?
                      Asked on 3/2/2017 by makeup finatic from long island, new york

                      1 answer

                    • Q:

                      Is this product non comedogenic?
                      Asked on 3/2/2017 by Questioner from Taylor Mi

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi gorgeous! This is to confirm that POREfessional Face Primer is non-comedogenic. xoxo B

                        Answered on 4/25/2017 by Brand Expert from Benefit Cosmetics
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