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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 2060 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (1655)
  • Blends well (1317)
  • Lightweight (1214)
  • Goes on smoothly (934)
  • Smooth (694)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (119)
  • Doesn't stay on (93)
  • Doesn't work (55)
  • Poor coverage (54)
  • Causes breakouts (43)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (605)
  • All skin types (404)
  • Sensitive skin (385)
  • Going out (289)
  • Light to medium coverage (246)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (514), Budget shopper (474), Natural style (398), Classic style (316), Trendy style (83)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (940), Fair (911), Deep (40)

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4.0

I love this product. I've bought it several times.

By Daph

from Ft.Oglethorpe, GA

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

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

    Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

    This is the best I've tried for pore minimizing and primer. It goes on smooth. I would recommend it to my friends.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair
     
    1.0

    JUST AVERAGE

    By MsDebbie

    from LA

    About Me Trendy Style

    Pros

      Cons

      • Poor Coverage

      Best Uses

        Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

        YOUNGER SKIN may benefit from this primer, but to be honest it doesn't do a thing for mature skin. While it is tinted and slightly moisturizing, I wouldn't recommend it to blur or minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
        Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Primer beats this one in performance, staying power, and hydration. Additionally Ulta's Fabulous Face primer is also a better product than this. At a fraction of the cost.
        I really wanted to like this, but so be it.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        1.0

        white flakes

        By beth

        from nj

        Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

        not for me. it pills.

         
        5.0

        This is my go-to pore minimizer - A staple for me

        By Jtrovato0213

        from Houston

        About Me Classic Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types
          • Everyday

          Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

          I love this pore minimizer. You do need to pat this product on in the areas you want to camouflage, applying after moisturizer, and before primer. I use this primarily to fill in forehead lines. It works wonders and I don't go without it.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          3.0

          I probably would not buy this again

          By AMM

          from Rogersville, TN

          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

            • Everyday

            Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

            The lady at Ulta highly recommended this product to me to use with the UD all nighter foundation. Stays on and looks just as good without the primer. Nothing special about this primer except for the price!!! Too expensive in my book! Drug store primer works just as good. Don't waste your money!

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            5.0

            I prefer this over smashbox primer

            By olivia

            from detroit, mi

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply
            • Natural Looking
            • Smooth

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Skin Types
              • Everyday

              Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

              Use before foundation for smoother looking skin. Smells better than other primers I've used

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair
               
              5.0

              I would buy this again. Feels like silk on my skin.

              By Phia

              from Denver, CO

              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

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

                Excellent product

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium
                 
                4.0

                Stays On All Day

                By The Makeup Enthusiast

                from Manchester, NH

                About Me Natural Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Apply
                • Lightweight
                • Long Lasting
                • Natural Looking

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • All Skin Types
                  • Everyday
                  • Going Out

                  Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

                  I used this for the first time in 90+ degree weather and none of my makeup sweat off. This had amazing staying power and I returned home with my face looking the same as it did when I left.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Fair
                   
                  5.0

                  Bought the small size and loved it, so then I bought the big

                  By Rosy The Mommy

                  from Los Angeles, CA

                  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

                    • Going Out

                    Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

                    I put it on after my moisturizer and before my foundation to cover my pores up first.

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Medium
                     
                    5.0

                    This is the best product that does what it says it will!

                    By Nana

                    from Phoenix

                    About Me Natural Style

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Blends Well
                    • Easy To Apply

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday
                      • Sensitive Skin

                      Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

                      This product is easy to use and does what it says it will do. It is a bit pricey but one tube lasts a long time.

                      • Skin Tone:
                      • Fair

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                      • 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

                      • 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
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