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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 2214 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (1792)
  • Blends well (1412)
  • Lightweight (1332)
  • Goes on smoothly (934)
  • Smooth (810)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (120)
  • Doesn't stay on (97)
  • Doesn't work (64)
  • Poor coverage (58)
  • Causes breakouts (47)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (704)
  • All skin types (474)
  • Sensitive skin (420)
  • Going out (323)
  • Light to medium coverage (246)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (514), Budget shopper (474), Natural style (465), Classic style (358), Trendy style (108)

Reviewed by 2214 customers

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5.0

Minimizes pores and amazing

By Mag

from Butte

About Me Trendy 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:

    See above pros

     
    2.0

    Not great for combination skin

    By Windy

    from Wilmington, DE

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Easy To Apply
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Ineffective
    • Irritates Skin

    Best Uses

      Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

      This product worked in that my makeup stayed on throughout the day (blush/contour/highlight were still in place after work), but it made my skin incredibly itch, and more oily than if I went without a primer all together. Maybe this would work better for someone who has INCREDIBLY dry skin. I have combination skin (dry on nose/cheeks, oily on forehead) and it did not work for me.

       
      5.0

      My skin looks much smoother.

      By Mema

      from Fenton, MI

      About Me Classic Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Lightweight
      • Natural Looking
      • Smooth

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday

        Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

        Love this!

         
        5.0

        I like this product

        By Maggie

        from Davenport IA

        About Me Classic Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Lightweight
        • Natural Looking

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday

          Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

          No

           
          5.0

          Love it

          By Jessica P

          from Kansas City

          Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

          I received a sample of this and enjoyed it so much that I plan to purchase the full size. Made the pores on my nose and cheeks dissappear and kept me matte and smooth for hours.

           
          5.0

          The best ever!

          By Sofy_vi

          from San Diego, CA

          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

          • Price

          Best Uses

          • Everyday

          Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

          Wish the product was a little cheaper because its excellent...leave my skin so smooth and nice...sometimes not even make up is needed!!!

           
          5.0

          Love it I always buy it

          By A reid

          from Cedarburg Wisconsin

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Lightweight
          • Smooth

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday

            Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

            Love it

             
            5.0

            I would definitely purchase this product again!

            By SW

            from TN

            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

              • Everyday
              • Going Out
              • Travel

              Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

              I wasn't sure about this product, but I am IN LOVE with it. Definitely would recommend! I was having a hard time finding a primer and I'm so glad I found this. It makes the skin feel and look amazing. 10/10

               
              5.0

              Love love love this product!

              By Heather

              from Jefferson City, MO

              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:

                I use this product every morning, I love it!

                 
                4.0

                Would buy again

                By Cam

                from Trenton, Michigan

                About Me Natural Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Going Out

                Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

                Helps reduce my points and the lines in my face. Lasted through the night which was a plus. The bottle is kind of small for the price.

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                56 Questions | 56 Answers
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                • 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

                • Q:

                  Is this tinted?
                  Asked on 7/31/2016 by Molly from Wausau wi

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

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

                    Answered on 8/1/2016 by Brand Expert from Benefit Cosmetics
                • Q:

                  How many ml
                  Asked on 7/29/2016 by sally from US

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi gorgeous! Our POREfessional Face primer is 22.0 mL / 0.75 US fl. oz.

                    Answered on 8/1/2016 by Brand Expert from Benefit Cosmetics
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