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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 2481 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (2025)
  • Blends well (1575)
  • Lightweight (1547)
  • Smooth (1025)
  • Goes on smoothly (934)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (123)
  • Doesn't stay on (105)
  • Doesn't work (81)
  • Poor coverage (65)
  • Causes breakouts (51)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (880)
  • All skin types (603)
  • Sensitive skin (477)
  • Going out (390)
  • Travel (267)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (582), Brand buyer (514), Budget shopper (474), Classic style (441), Trendy style (146)

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5.0

Yes, Please!

By Cee_Cheeks

from Saint Louis

About Me Natural Style

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Easy To Apply
  • Lightweight
  • Smooth

Cons

  • Expensive

Best Uses

  • All Skin Types
  • Everyday

Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

I love this expensive product, unfortunately, because it means I'll have to keep purchasing it. How I use it: after cleansing my face and patting my moisturizer into my skin, I place a little product on my forehead, nose and cheeks, and then, using my Real Techniques sponge, I dab the product into my skin and work it outwards. I am sure to really work the product into my cheeks, especially the area closer to my nose, because that's where the pores are seriously visible, and I notice a huge difference in their appearance. And let me add (in case this can help anyone else) that patting anything into my skin as opposed to smearing it on seems to keep random flakes from appearing...sad that 'm just now discovering this.

Anyway, this product has great shine control, as well, because my t-zone gets ridiculously oily and this product seems to manage it; not stop it ALL together, but it is tons better. I suppose I can add a little bit more throughout the day, but I'm not really much of a fan of touching of makeup throughout the day unless it's just lipstick. Very pleased with this product.

 
5.0

Must have in my bag!

By JQ

from Colorado

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

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

    Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

    Perfect primer for pores or even skin! Smells lovely, and a little goes a long way! Great for use under makeup, and over top to help touch up with oiliness. Long lasting and locks down foundations all day!!

     
    4.0

    I use this product a lot and really like it.

    By Sam

    from Delta Junction, AK

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday

      Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

      I use this mostly on the chin, nose, and in-between the brows.

       
      5.0

      POREfessional Face Primer

      By Over 40 and loving it

      from Clarksville, TN

      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:

        One of my new obsessions - used under foundation, approves the texture of my skin and makes my pores almost unnoticeable.

         
        3.0

        It was ok

        By El V

        from Las Vegas, NV

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Smooth

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Going Out

          Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

          I still like Makeup Forever.

           
          4.0

          Very good product

          By beachmama

          from Philly burbs

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Easy To Apply
          • Lightweight
          • Natural Looking

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday

            Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

            I use this product everyday after applying moisturizer.

             
            5.0

            Love this product, really hides pores well.

            By Scuba Carin

            from Boardman Ohio

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Everyday

            Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

            I just this product under my make up

             
            5.0

            Finally something that will really work.

            By Miss Priss

            from Modesto, Ca.

            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
              • Going Out
              • Travel

              Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

              I have looked for years and have spent a small fortune in tryng to find a product that will cover my pores. This is the ONLY product I have ever found that really works.

               
              5.0

              Amazing

              By Rae

              from New mexico

              About Me Natural Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday

                Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

                I have large pores and oily skin so I have a hard time finding a primer that works for me and last all day long. This stuff has been amazing. It minimizes my pores and doesn't cause me to have breakouts. It also doesn't make my face look really oily and it's easy to take off. I would highly recommend this product to anyone who has skin like me.

                 
                5.0

                Love this--I bought a full size!

                By MJ

                from Midland,MI

                About Me Natural Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday
                  • Going Out

                  Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

                  This goes on so smooth! I can't see it once it's on, and I can barely see my pores.

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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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