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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 2677 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (2201)
  • Lightweight (1708)
  • Blends well (1707)
  • Smooth (1187)
  • Natural looking (955)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (127)
  • Doesn't stay on (112)
  • Doesn't work (90)
  • Poor coverage (67)
  • Causes breakouts (54)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (1010)
  • All skin types (707)
  • Sensitive skin (523)
  • Going out (441)
  • Travel (305)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (678), Brand buyer (514), Classic style (508), Budget shopper (474), Trendy style (161)

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5.0

EXPENSIVE BUT WORTH IT

By CJfromGA

from Canton, GA

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Lightweight
  • Smooth

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types

    Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

    Great as primer; enables you to put on a thin, smooth layer of foundation. While I consider it very expensive (for me), a little bit goes a long way.

     
    5.0

    Love, love, this!!!!

    By Noni

    from Imperial

    About Me Trendy Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday

      Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

      Before applying make up

       
      2.0

      Really disappointing

      By skyejay

      from New Jersey

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Lightweight
      • Smooth

      Cons

      • Dries out my skin

      Best Uses

        Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

        I have heard so many great reviews about this product. I was really excited to buy it and try it out for myself. The issue is that every time I use it, it will make the dry parts of my face overly dried out and therefore make my foundation on those parts look horrible. I have oily skin with a dry T-zone area and it always makes my nose flakey, which is also the part of my face with the most visible pores. I've had the product for so long and given it so many chances but it's disappointed me every single time. I guess it might work better for those with less dry skin. It does blur your pores really well but for my skin type, it's just doesn't work for me.

         
        5.0

        One of my favorites

        By Jen B.

        from Maryland

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Lightweight
        • Long Lasting
        • Noncomedogenic
        • Smooth

        Cons

        • Strong smell, but fades quickly

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

        I always keeps my makeup in place, and it blurs out my pores so well. I love everything about it, except for the scent...it is a bit strong for a face product, but it goes away quickly, so I don't mind it that much. My favorite part of it is that it doesn't feel like I am rubbing plastic on my face like I do when I use most silicone primers.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        my new best friend

        By bibhinn

        from enid ok

        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

          Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

          started out with a free sample, now I am hooked. just makes all the difference

           
          5.0

          I would buy again

          By mischat

          from Longwood FL

          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

            • Going Out
            • Sensitive Skin

            Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

            For a quick trip out I apply this covers my pores put on some blush and lip stick good to go

             
            5.0

            Feels Good

            By None

            from Meridian, Idaho

            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
              • Going Out
              • Sensitive Skin
              • Travel

              Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

              Received a sample from Ulta for my birthday. Loved it and purchased more. Your skin feels like it has been prepped like a canvas for a fine painting.

               
              5.0

              Love it!!!!

              By Kim

              from Clifton, NJ

              About Me Natural Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Good Pigmentation
              • Natural Looking
              • Noncomedogenic
              • Smooth

              Cons

              • Expensive

              Best Uses

              • Everyday
              • Going Out
              • Travel

              Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

              LOVE it, but why is it so much $

               
              5.0

              Gift

              By Rae

              from Laveen

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

              Great

               
              5.0

              Primer by Benefit

              By Jeanmarie

              from FL

              About Me Natural Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Skin Types

                Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

                To cover large pores on the T zone.

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                • 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
                • Q:

                  Can I wear this without makeup? I have large pores and i don't want to wear foundation all the time
                  Asked on 3/2/2017 by Sami from Springfield, US

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi gorgeous! You can wear our POREfessional face primer alone, under or over makeup! xoxo B

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