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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 1879 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (1522)
  • Blends well (1220)
  • Lightweight (1099)
  • Goes on smoothly (934)
  • Smooth (574)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (118)
  • Doesn't stay on (84)
  • Doesn't work (51)
  • Poor coverage (51)
  • Causes breakouts (38)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (503)
  • Sensitive skin (358)
  • All skin types (321)
  • Going out (246)
  • Light to medium coverage (246)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (514), Budget shopper (474), Natural style (326), Classic style (269), Trendy style (68)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (871), Fair (844), Deep (36)

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5.0

Smooth clean -

By Tone

from Hamilton, OH

Verified Buyer

Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

I am sixty years old - I was so glad I picked this up one day at the Ulta near my home. Now I have bought a larger tube - it makes my skin feel smooth. The pores fade which is nice.

 
1.0

Disappointed

By Karen

from Birmingham, AL

Verified Buyer

Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

This product actually did just the opposite from what was advertised. Even when I put it on very sparingly, it caked in my (even minimal) pores and fine lines.

 
1.0

Hate it

By Mrs. Vincent

from TN

Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

It made my skin look flakey. Will never purchase this product again.

 
4.0

Good stuff

By Lover

from Sacramento, 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

    • Mature Skin

    Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

    First time I've used this product and so far I like the results.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    5.0

    BEST PRIMER EVER

    By beginner beauty guru

    from buffalo, ny

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Goes On Smoothly
    • Lightweight
    • Long-Lasting
    • Matte Finish

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

        ive tried many primers and this is hands down the best one i have ever purchased! it makes my skin look flawless while also blocking out my oily tendencies and keeps my makeup in place all day long

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        5.0

        Yes

        By Horry Borry

        from West Monroe, LA

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Easy To Apply
        • Goes On Smoothly
        • Good Pigmentation
        • Lightweight
        • Long-Lasting
        • Matte Finish
        • The Tube Feels Really Cool

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Dry Skin
          • Light To Medium Coverage

          Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

          I just apply before putting on my regular foundation and it literally makes your pores disappear. This is the first primer I've used and I'm extremely happy with it. The only thing is that you have to wash your face very well after wearing all day because it does cause some pore clogging but thats going to happen with any primer. Make sure you apply a thin layer. A little goes a long way.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Most amazing product out there today! Will never be without!

          By Millerbaby75

          from Albemarle, NC

          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

              Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

              My wrinkles and fine lines disappeared. I was skeptical until I tried it. LOVE IT!!!

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium
               
              5.0

              definetly buy again

              By latyneyez

              from antioch,ca

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Dry Skin
                • Full Coverage
                • Mature Skin
                • Sensitive Skin

                Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

                smells nice, blends on skin well, very happy with it im budget buyer, but this i had to try, for the price, hope it would be a little bigger,,,

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium
                 
                5.0

                Love this product!

                By Lulu

                from Greenwood, SC

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Normal Skin

                  Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

                  Love the product!

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Fair
                   
                  4.0

                  Does its job!

                  By Pcmcla

                  from Birmingham, Al.

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Blends Well
                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Goes On Smoothly
                  • Good Pigmentation

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Light To Medium Coverage

                    Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

                    I apply under my foundation

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Fair

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                    41 Questions | 41 Answers
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                    • 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
                    • 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
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