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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 2304 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (1867)
  • Blends well (1464)
  • Lightweight (1406)
  • Goes on smoothly (934)
  • Smooth (878)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (122)
  • Doesn't stay on (99)
  • Doesn't work (68)
  • Poor coverage (59)
  • Causes breakouts (49)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (757)
  • All skin types (515)
  • Sensitive skin (443)
  • Going out (344)
  • Light to medium coverage (246)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (514), Natural style (503), Budget shopper (474), Classic style (382), Trendy style (122)

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5.0

Leaves skin so smooth

By Lily

from Oklahoma

About Me Classic Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Easy To Apply
  • Lightweight
  • Smooth

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday

    Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

    Great to go under makeup

     
    5.0

    Yes, I would be this product again.

    By no nickname

    from Belleville Il

    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

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

      Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

      I use the product in the T-zone area

       
      5.0

      Love

      By GreaseMonkey

      from Santa Cruz

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

          It's like putting a layer of silk onto your face. You're going to think "what is this sorcery?!" This works well will my dewiest of foundations (MAC face and body) and my driest of foundations (urban decay all nighter). It's my new favorite primer.

           
          2.0

          Does Not Work With My Skin

          By Kenedy

          from Ogden, UT

          About Me Natural Style

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Easy To Apply
          • Smooth

          Cons

          • Causes Breakouts
          • Clumpy
          • Doesn't Stay On
          • Ineffective

          Best Uses

            Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

            I was really excited to use this product. I got a sample in an Ipsy bag and used it twice and it was great so I went and bought the full size. At first it was working great and then I noticed my skin was looking insanely oily halfway through the day. I assumed it was just my skin due to the winter weather change so I went and bought the Benefit Matte pre primer to use as well. My skin was still super oily and now coming off in patches. I stopped using both and now my skin is less oily and has less acne. I wouldn't recommend this to anybody with oily skin.

             
            5.0

            Love!!!

            By Novagirl

            from Moline il

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • 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 my skin feels and how much longer my make up last

               
              5.0

              Obsessed.

              By Cam

              from TX

              About Me Natural Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Lightweight
              • Smooth

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday
                • Travel

                Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

                I apply this by pressing it into my skin in my T-zone - basically anywhere I have larger pores. DONT RUB IT IN or it will ball up. Makeup blends beautifully on top.

                 
                5.0

                Love

                By Staylor

                from Oxly, Mo

                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:

                  I haven't used many primers and was recommended this product by one of Ulta's cosultans and have loved it. My 15 y/o daughter, who is a guru thanks to YouTube, says it is a great product too!

                   
                  5.0

                  Holy Grail!

                  By Jenna

                  from Minneapolis

                  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

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

                    Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

                    HOLY GRAIL primer. I have pores over my nose and cheeks that no other primer will cover, allowing foundation to go on smoothly and evenly. This stuff can be used under make-up, over make-up, without makeup, you name it. A little goes a long way, but I highly recommend purchasing the large bottle since you will probably fall in love with this. My 85 year old grandmother tried mine over a family vacation and said, "no product has ever covered my pores like this" and went and bought herself one. Don't pass this up!

                     
                    5.0

                    My first time using this product & I will keep using this!

                    By Terri

                    from Cary, NC

                    About Me Classic Style

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Apply
                    • Lightweight
                    • Smooth

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday

                      Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

                      Feels awesome! Love it!

                       
                      5.0

                      Pricey but works great

                      By Leah

                      from Charleston, South Carolina

                      About Me Trendy Style

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • Expensive

                      Best Uses

                      • All Skin Types

                      Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

                      Very easy to apply, but expensive for the size of the tube

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                      • 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
                      • Q:

                        Can this be used under eye prior to your under eye concealer to help prevent the concealer from settling into fine lines?
                        Asked on 8/26/2016 by CHSKate

                        1 answer

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