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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 2014 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (1617)
  • Blends well (1291)
  • Lightweight (1181)
  • Goes on smoothly (934)
  • Smooth (663)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (118)
  • Doesn't stay on (90)
  • Doesn't work (52)
  • Poor coverage (52)
  • Causes breakouts (42)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (576)
  • All skin types (379)
  • Sensitive skin (378)
  • Going out (276)
  • Light to medium coverage (246)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (514), Budget shopper (474), Natural style (380), Classic style (300), Trendy style (78)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (922), Fair (890), Deep (37)

Reviewed by 2014 customers

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3.0

Eh

By hbb

from muncie, in

Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

I don't like the feeling of this at all. Leaves a white residue

 
4.0

Great product

By barb

from Brooksfield Fl

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

    Everyday around the eye for stay put eyeliner

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair
     
    5.0

    I never review anything, but I just had to!

    By NotaMakeupPro

    from Oregon

    About Me Classic Style

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types

      Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

      I never leave reviews, ever. But after trying this primer this morning I just had to! I have large pores, with dry skin. I have never found anything that smooths over both, until now. I went in to buy new foundation a few days ago, and the lady at Ulta suggested I try this primer. I am glad I did! It made my foundation go on super smooth, and I have flawless makeup now! The formula is super silky, and very spreadable. I started with the mini size to see how I like it, and when it is gone, I will buy the full size again and again!

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      5.0

      hands down the best primer

      By tntcali

      from venice fl

      Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

      don't buy anything else. this works so well on my dry skin. my makeup application changed dramatically after purchasing this. I will never go back to anything else.

       
      5.0

      Miracle Worker!

      By Tam

      from Melbourne Bch., Fl.

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Easy To Apply
      • Long Lasting
      • Natural Looking
      • Smooth

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday

        Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

        This little gem works! I applied to clean skin after my face serums& moisturizer, let dry then apply before my BB cream.( use before BB or foundation!) I don't have big pores but I wanted to smooth out the fine little lines on my forehead, between eyebrows & crows feet, even the tiny lines under my eyes... Just pat a little over the areas u need to smooth out & Wow, I was totally surprised w the results!!! Not only did it blur out the lines it smoothed them over, kinda like filling in the cracks! Truly amazing, can't live w/o it, I use it everyday, even at the gym! Must try!!! Love!!!

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        5.0

        I use this regularly, love it

        By Jackie929802

        from Hudson, 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

          • All Skin Types
          • Everyday

          Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

          I just under my foundation, it makes a great base over moisturizer.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          5.0

          Excellent primer and also can be worn alone.

          By Sue

          from Woodland Hills, CA

          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

            • Everyday
            • Going Out
            • Travel

            Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

            Very good for makeup primer and can also be worn alone to achieve a very natural, smoothing look. Evens out skin tone and even minimizes fine lines. Very light and blendable, cannot see it when applied but skin just looks better.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair
             
            5.0

            Love it!

            By Patz

            from Wisconsin

            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

              • Everyday

              Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

              It's easy to apply. Does what it says

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair
               
              4.0

              Love this product

              By S. Garcia

              from Phx, az.

              About Me Natural Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Too pricey

              Best Uses

              • Everyday

              Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

              I googled best face primer for big pores....this product was recommended. I have never spent over $30 on a face primer but I've spent way over that much trying different products that didn't work. This product actually works! I love it, I just wish it wasn't soo pricey.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium
               
              5.0

              MY HOLY GRAIL

              By Jenn

              from Greenwood, IN

              About Me Natural Style

              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:

                I use this product everyday. I have some deep acne scars from cystic acne and this primer fills in these areas and my foundation then goes over evenly and allows for full coverage. Unlike some other primers it does not make my face feel greasy, it makes it feel silky smooth. Does not cause breakouts. It looks tan color when it comes out of the tube but it goes on translucent. Worth every penny. It holds on my foundation during the day even when I am outside until I wash it off. I have bought this product for almost a year and will not buy a different primer!

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium

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                • Q:

                  Can I use this in addition to another primer? I am currently using Stila one step correct primer and was wondering if using them together would be okay or if this is meant to be used alone.
                  Asked on 7/3/2016 by Evelina from Los Angeles, CA

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi Gorgeous! Our POREfessional Face Primer can be worn alone, under or over makeup!

                    Answered on 7/5/2016 by Brand Expert from Benefit Cosmetics
                • Q:

                  How does this product apply on darker skin tones. Being African-American I have dark skin and in the picture the product seemed very light. I am interested in the primer and I want something that minimizes my pores but I don't want it to make me look washed out, dry, or powdery.
                  Asked on 6/19/2016 by Primer Problem

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hello Gorgeous! Our POREfessional Face Primer is a translucent formula that is silky and lightweight which can be worn alone, under or over makeup.

                    Answered on 6/28/2016 by Brand Expert from Benefit Cosmetics
                • Q:

                  Does this product work well under mineral makeup or is it meant to be paired with a liquid/creme foundation?
                  Asked on 6/10/2016 by Meg

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  how long should you have this primer after opening?does it expire?
                  Asked on 5/21/2016 by rose from california

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi gorgeous! It really depends on how often you use it and how much you use. I would say that if used daily, it can last 4 to 5 months give or take. Our unopened products typically have a shelf life of 36 months.

                    Answered on 5/23/2016 by Brand Expert from Benefit Cosmetics
                • Q:


                  How many ounces is this product??
                  Asked on 5/8/2016 by Ashley from Middletown,De

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi gorgeous! Our The POREfessional Face primer is 0.75 ounces.

                    Answered on 5/10/2016 by Brand Expert from Benefit Cosmetics
                • Q:

                  Would you recommend this product to use for prom? I have oily skin and sometimes when I where makeup for awhile I can clearly see the pores on my cheeks, nose, and chin and I want a flawless face for prom.
                  Asked on 3/12/2016 by Concerned girl from KIngsport, TN

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hey gorgeous! The POREfessional can be applied both under and over makeup! Prime in the A.M by applying 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 3/15/2016 by Brand Expert from Benefit Cosmetics
                • Q:

                  Does continuous usage of this product over time reduce the pores as such ?? If not is there a product you recommend for actual pore reduction on skin ?
                  Asked on 2/14/2016 by priya from Philadelphia, PA

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi Gorgeous! Porefessional will help to minimize the appearance of pores and fine lines, and give your skin a smoother than smooth finish.Contains a vitamin E derivative, known to protect skin from free radicals.

                    Answered on 2/22/2016 by Brand Expert from Benefit Cosmetics
                • Q:

                  I have oily skin.
                  Should i use this product??
                  Asked on 2/12/2016 by Po from Myanmar

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hey Gorgeous! POREfessional is oil-free and contains a vitamin E derivative to protect your skin from free radicals!

                    Answered on 2/22/2016 by Brand Expert from Benefit Cosmetics
                • Q:

                  Does this primer (when used after moisturizer, but before applying makeup) have any effect on the FINAL makeup look (e.g., dewy vs matte)? If used alone over moisturizer, is it dewy or matte?
                  Asked on 2/2/2016 by Carin from Suburban Detroit, MI

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi gorgeous! The POREfessional is translucent & oil-free, so it does not have an effect on your final makeup look. xoxo, B

                    Answered on 2/6/2016 by Product POREfessional from Benefit Cosmetics
                • Q:

                  Is this product hypoallergenic?
                  Asked on 2/1/2016 by Heather from US

                  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 review the ingredients which are listed on the product page and contact your general practitioner to determine if a product is suitable for your skin.

                    xoxo, B

                    Answered on 2/3/2016 by Product POREfessional from Benefit Cosmetics
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