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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 2467 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (2011)
  • Blends well (1564)
  • Lightweight (1535)
  • Smooth (1013)
  • Goes on smoothly (934)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (122)
  • Doesn't stay on (105)
  • Doesn't work (81)
  • Poor coverage (65)
  • Causes breakouts (51)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (869)
  • All skin types (595)
  • Sensitive skin (475)
  • Going out (386)
  • Travel (265)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (570), Brand buyer (514), Budget shopper (474), Classic style (440), Trendy style (145)

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5.0

Love this product

By Erica

from Madison, WI

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Easy To Apply
  • Easy To Take-off
  • Good Pigmentation
  • Lightweight
  • Smooth

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday
    • Travel

    Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

    I use this product every morning and absolutely love it! It's so light and helps my make up look nice all day long.

     
    5.0

    Great for large pores and oily skin

    By MariPav86

    from San Rafael, CA

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Lightweight
    • Natural Looking
    • Smooth

    Cons

    • Accentuates dry skin
    • Flaky

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types
    • Everyday

    Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

    I've been using POREfessional for years ever since I was a teenager. This product is great for anyone who has large pores and oily skin. It's super lightweight and applies smooth and leaves skin feeling silky and poreless. The only downside is that if you have any dry skin on your face it will show it. I have dry, flaky skin on my nose sometimes and if I apply POREfessional to it, the dry flaky skin really stands out. SO make sure your skin is super moisturized before applying this to your face. I use this as a daytime option to foundation sometimes just by itself. If I'm doing my full make-up, then I apply a clear primer like smashbox photo finish or bareminerals prime time and then I apply POREFessional, then concealer then foundation. I find that if I apply a clear primer before it, my make-up stays put all day and I also stay shine free for way longer than normal. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a lightweight alternative to foundation for every day use or for anyone who has large pores and/or oily skin. It also comes in a variety of sizes so if you want to just try it out you can buy the trial size for a pretty good price.

     
    5.0

    Primer

    By Kim

    from Michigan

    About Me Trendy Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Good Pigmentation
    • Lightweight
    • Long Lasting

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday

      Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

      Love it

       
      2.0

      Ive used cheaper primer and they've worked better

      By Stephamerie04

      from Roselle Park,NJ

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Lightweight
      • Smooth

      Cons

      • Ineffective
      • Poor Coverage

      Best Uses

      • Everyday

      Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

      I wanted a everyday primer that makes my makeup look flawless, its good but nothing spectacular.

       
      5.0

      A great product!

      By Pam

      from Wilton ct

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Natural Looking
      • Smooth

      Cons

      • Cost a bit high...

      Best Uses

      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

      Daily

       
      5.0

      I would this product...

      By Mary @59

      from Fenton,MO

      About Me Classic Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday

        Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

        I use it everyday love the way it helps me blended my makeup ..

         
        4.0

        Awesome!!

        By Kelly

        from Rome, GA

        About Me Classic Style

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Dry Skin
          • Everyday

          Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

          I got a sample of this & I immediately fell in love!! It went on my skin so smoothly and my foundation blended over very well!! I have large pores and they usually show through even after applying foundation/baking my face but with this product they almost look invisible! Almost too good to be true.. I do think the price is a little high for face primer BUT I will be purchasing this!!

           
          5.0

          LOVE LOVE LOVE

          By TrendSetter

          from Savannah,GA

          About Me Trendy Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Easy To Apply
          • Lightweight
          • Smooth

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Going Out

            Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

            Wonderful product minimizes pores around nose and underneath the eyes

             
            5.0

            This creates a really smooth and slick base and feels great.

            By Debi

            from South Windsor, CT

            About Me Classic Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday

              Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

              I use it as a primer on the days that I use a foundation.

               
              5.0

              Must have!

              By Sarah

              from Indiana

              About Me Natural Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday

                Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

                I use this EVERYDAY! I don't know how I ever did without this. Worth the $.

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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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