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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 1843 reviews)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (1494)
  • Blends well (1197)
  • Lightweight (1071)
  • Goes on smoothly (905)
  • Smooth (574)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (114)
  • Doesn't stay on (83)
  • Doesn't work (51)
  • Poor coverage (50)
  • Causes breakouts (38)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (503)
  • Sensitive skin (352)
  • All skin types (321)
  • Going out (246)
  • Primer (237)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (501), Budget shopper (462), Natural style (326), Classic style (269), Trendy style (68)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (856), Fair (830), Deep (35)

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5.0

Perfect primer

By Amber

from North Carolina

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Easy To Apply
  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Long-Lasting
  • Matte Finish

Cons

  • Pricey / Poor Value

Best Uses

  • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
  • Normal Skin

Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

I love this primer!!! It is by far the best I have ever used. I always go back to it. I have large pores and it blurs them out very well. My makeup also stays well through out the day. It is a little more expensive then I would like for something I use so much of but it is worth it for me! If you have not tried it you should!

  • Skin Tone:
  • Medium
 
2.0

Negatives Outweigh Positives

By Emily

from Minneapolis, MN

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Matte Finish

Cons

  • Causes Breakouts
  • Doesn't Stay On

Best Uses

  • Light To Medium Coverage

Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

This product does work well to hide pores, however I've had a series of breakouts since starting this product. I don't hardly ever get acne, and this has been the only change to my daily routine. Will have to stop using this.

  • Skin Tone:
  • Fair
 
5.0

I will continue to use this product

By Lizzie

from Texas

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Easy To Apply
  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Good Pigmentation
  • Lightweight
  • Long-Lasting
  • Matte Finish
  • Noncomodegenic

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Light To Medium Coverage

    Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

    I have used this product for about 6 years. Smooths out pore appreance and for being almost 62 my skin looks great.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    5.0

    Love THIS!!!!

    By Nikkay

    from Charlottesville, VA

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Easy To Apply
    • Goes On Smoothly
    • Lightweight
    • Long-Lasting

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
      • Dry Skin
      • Full Coverage
      • Normal Skin
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

      Love this stuff! It's great, makes the foundation I use spread evenly and smoothly.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      5.0

      Hides my imperfections

      By Loving Life

      from Clovis, CA

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Easy To Apply
      • Goes On Smoothly
      • Good Pigmentation
      • Lightweight
      • Matte Finish

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Dry Skin
        • Mature Skin
        • Normal Skin

        Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

        I've purchased this product many times.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        5.0

        Looooove

        By Jillian

        from Columbus, OH

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Easy To Apply
        • Goes On Smoothly
        • Lightweight
        • Long-Lasting
        • Matte Finish

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
          • Dry Skin
          • Normal Skin

          Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

          I've had this for about 2 weeks and I love it. I have large pores + blackheads and this virtually makes them disappear. I also have very oily skin and this doesn't seem to make it worse which I was worried about. Super glad I purchased this!!!

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          5.0

          if you have large pores, you have to use this product

          By mary

          from maggie valley, nc

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Easy To Apply
          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Good Pigmentation
          • Lightweight
          • Long-Lasting
          • Noncomodegenic

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
            • Mature Skin
            • Sensitive Skin

            Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

            I have pores that you can see from outer space. I have used this product for years and it is the best one on the market----I have tried them all, believe me!

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            5.0

            I will buy this product again! did what it said it would.

            By mon

            from ripon ca

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Blends Well
            • Easy To Apply
            • Goes On Smoothly
            • Good Pigmentation
            • Lightweight
            • Long-Lasting
            • Matte Finish
            • Noncomodegenic

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
              • Dry Skin
              • Full Coverage
              • Light To Medium Coverage
              • Mature Skin
              • Normal Skin
              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

              Great coverage and helped with lines

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair
               
              5.0

              I absolutely love this product!

              By Lorena

              from Fremont, CA

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Blends Well
              • Easy To Apply
              • Goes On Smoothly
              • Good Pigmentation
              • Lightweight
              • Long-Lasting
              • Matte Finish
              • Noncomodegenic

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin

                Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

                I use this product to minimize pores prior to applying cc cream. I was skeptical at first but on the first application, it became part of my daily wear.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium
                 
                5.0

                Love this product! So soft

                By Julie

                from Brandon, MS

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Blends Well
                • Easy To Apply
                • Goes On Smoothly
                • Lightweight
                • Long-Lasting

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Light To Medium Coverage

                  Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

                  I use this product to cover pores. It is so soft after you apply it

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Fair

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                  • 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
                  • Q:

                    Would this work for acne scars to?
                    Asked on 1/28/2016 by Tiffani

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi gorgeous!

                      The POREfessional minimizes the appearance of pores and fine lines. Check out Boi-ing, our industrial-strength concealer - it camouflages dark circles, shadows & discoloration for a seamless, natural-looking finish without creasing or fading!

                      You can find Boi-ing here at ULTA: http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod820380

                      xoxo, B

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

                    Is this product too rich for the under eye area? I don't want a break out or milia.
                    Asked on 1/8/2016 by Kksnana

                    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 contact Customer Care to determine if a product is suitable for your skin.

                      xoxo, B

                      Answered on 1/13/2016 by Product POREfessional from Benefit Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    Will this product work well if I have dry to normal skin? Will it also work in a humid climate?
                    Asked on 12/30/2015 by D.Mom from Nashville, Tennessee

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi gorgeous!

                      The POREfessional is formulated for all skin types. It works equally well in humid, moderate, or dry climates!

                      xoxo, B

                      Answered on 1/7/2016 by Product POREfessional from Benefit Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    does this contain silicone?
                    Asked on 12/20/2015 by Lyd from Granville, OH

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      All ingredients are listed below as well as in the product description for easy reference.

                      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.

                      Answered on 12/23/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                  • Q:

                    What size is this?
                    Asked on 12/7/2015 by Erin from Birmingham, Al

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      It is 0.75 US fl. oz.

                      Answered on 12/7/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
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