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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 2094 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (1685)
  • Blends well (1336)
  • Lightweight (1241)
  • Goes on smoothly (934)
  • Smooth (719)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (119)
  • Doesn't stay on (95)
  • Doesn't work (57)
  • Poor coverage (55)
  • Causes breakouts (43)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (626)
  • All skin types (422)
  • Sensitive skin (392)
  • Going out (302)
  • Light to medium coverage (246)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (514), Budget shopper (474), Natural style (412), Classic style (324), Trendy style (89)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (955), Fair (923), Deep (43)

Reviewed by 2094 customers

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5.0

Perfect everything

By Crisss

from Tempe, Az

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday

    Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

    I don't really like to wear a lot of makeup and just a little of this primer and I am good to go. It makes my skin so soft and when I do decide to wear makeup I've noticed it stay on longer! This is one of my favorite products!

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair
     
    5.0

    Awesome!

    By amt2063

    from AZ

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types
      • Everyday

      Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

      This stuff is the best. Fills in all lines and pores and is a great primer.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      5.0

      LOVE +

      By Shirley

      from West Chester, PA

      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

        Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

        This is the best thing since sliced bread! As a woman older than 30, this stuff is amazing! I put it on in the morning and it stays all day!

        A fabulous product that is worth being over-priced.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Deep
         
        3.0

        Not impressed

        By Gracefullyfallingapart

        from Reading, PA

        About Me Trendy Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Ineffective
        • Poor Coverage

        Best Uses

          Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

          I have used this product for about 4 days and I feel like the product creates a barrier between my face and my foundation. Thus, as the day progresses I look oily and there is separation. The product is very smooth and feels fabulous on the skin, but I don't think it's worth the money.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          3.0

          Price increase unbelievable. New full size is 1/2 product

          By Margaret

          from Kansas City, MO

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

          I love this product but will not continue using due to their price increase. I went to buy a new supply and discovered that The old 1.5 ounce packaging is now .75 ounce for the same price. Very disappointed and will find another product.

           
          5.0

          favorite primer

          By Sarah

          from tx

          Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

          I'm so in love with this, it feels similar to the smashbox primer that I love but smells SO much better and makes your skin so smooth. I have oily skin and this keeps everything on all day.

           
          1.0

          Overpowering scent

          By Jen

          from Aurora, IL

          About Me Natural Style

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types

            Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

            I wanted to try this, because people rave about it. Performance-wise, I feel like the rave reviews are warranted. However, this is the second Benefit product I will be returning due to the heavy perfume scent. It lingers all day, and it's so strong that it not only leaves me with watery, itchy eyes most of the day, but it also affects the taste of any food I eat (and I can taste the perfume scent all day when I'm not eating). It's not a pleasant scent, either. When I say it's a perfume smell, I'm talking cheap perfume. I don't know why Benefit insists on adding overpowering scents to their face products. It unnecessarily adds to the ingredients we're already putting on our skin, leaving more room for adverse reactions in the user, it interacts poorly with and overpowers any perfume or scented lotion that you choose to wear, and, since it's on your face, the scent overwhelms you all day long. The only Benefit product I'll purchase from here on out is their mascara which is, mercifully, scent free.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            5.0

            Holy grail!!!

            By Taylor

            from Illinois

            About Me Trendy Style

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

              I absolutely LOVE this stuff. I purchased this after hearing my favorite make up artist recommend it. I struggle with sensitive skin. Everything breaks me out. I was so scared to try this because every other primer I have used has caused break outs but THIS little gem did not. This primer is so soft. It feels like you are rubbing your face with velvet. It's very lightweight as well. As for it making pores appear smaller? I have HUGE pores and it makes them hardly noticable!!! After applying this primer, my makeup goes on flawlessly and my oil seems to be more controllable. Love this stuff! Definitely a favorite in my makeup routine!

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium
               
              2.0

              Wayyyy too much fragrance

              By JP

              from San Diego

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

                  The fragrance on this is so strong, why on earth do you need your primer to smell like you walked in your grandmas house? Ugh, it's going back!

                   
                  5.0

                  This is a "must have"

                  By Shaela

                  from Pittsburgh, PA

                  About Me Natural Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday

                    Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

                    I apply this on everyday and have noticed not only does it cover my acne well but it also reduces my acne and makes my skin smooth and silky in the process. This product will always be in my shopping cart.

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Fair

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                    • 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
                    • Q:

                      I don't have dry or oily skin, will this product make my skin look oily?
                      Asked on 7/27/2016 by Kathryn

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hello Gorgeous! Our POREfessional Face primer is translucent and oil-free, which compliments all skin tones and helps makeup stay put!

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

                      How many ounces is this product?
                      Asked on 7/17/2016 by Bri from Texas

                      1 answer

                    • 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

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