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The POREfessional Face Primer

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Benefit CosmeticsThe POREfessional
 
4.3

(based on 1394 reviews)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (1149)
  • Blends well (913)
  • Lightweight (741)
  • Smooth (571)
  • Goes on smoothly (550)

Cons

  • Doesn't stay on (66)
  • Doesn't work (51)
  • Pricey / poor value (50)
  • Poor coverage (36)
  • Causes breakouts (33)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (503)
  • All skin types (321)
  • Sensitive skin (247)
  • Going out (246)
  • Primer (237)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (326), Brand buyer (310), Budget shopper (273), Classic style (269), Trendy style (68)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (652), Fair (636), Deep (25)

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5.0

fabulous product !!!!

By Hogwarts express

from wilmington nc

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Light To Medium Coverage
    • Mature Skin
    • Normal Skin

    Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

    usage: when I like to look 'presentable' - only around mouth - where I have wrinkles - and also nose to give it a matte look - perhaps forehead - all very lightly -

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    5.0

    It works, I was surprised

    By Mindy

    from Altoona pa

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Light To Medium Coverage
      • Mature Skin

      Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

      I was surprised that it actually diminished the appearance of pores. I feel its a bit expensive though & I would guess there's something that works as well for less money.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      life saver

      By ashka

      from Anchorage, Alaska

      Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

      I have such oily skin and nothing has ever worked for me. I've tried charcoal soap, primers and setting spray. All which have failed to do what this primer accomplishes. It's definitely a game changer and I'll be buying this until the day I die.

       
      5.0

      Great product for every day coverage

      By Kobe's keeper

      from Gadsden, AL

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Pricey / Poor Value

      Best Uses

      • Light To Medium Coverage

      Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

      I use this product daily instead of concealer and foundation. It is perfect for summer coverage. It does not settle in my fine lines. It looks natural, only better.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Love this item!

      By Yolib

      from San Pedro, CA

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

          This item although a little pricey really works to cover your pores and give you a great finish.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          5.0

          Pore cover

          By Brenda Sue

          from JC mo

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Light To Medium Coverage

            Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

            Use for pore coverage

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            loved it

            By none

            from boston

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

                  I just loved how smooth it made my face look a d feel

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Fair

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Benefit Porefessional

                  By Jordans Gramma

                  from Florence, AZ

                  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

                    • Light To Medium Coverage
                    • Mature Skin

                    Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

                    Beautifully covers large pores.

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Medium

                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    The greatest ever!!

                    By Deb

                    from Marianna Florida

                    About Me Budget Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Full Coverage
                      • Light To Medium Coverage
                      • Mature Skin

                      Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

                      Love it!! Keeps my makeup fresh all day with minimal touch up!

                      • Skin Tone:
                      • Fair

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Hands down

                      By MC

                      from Portland, ME

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Blends Well With Makeup
                      • Does Not Cause Oily Appea
                      • Lightweight
                      • Matte Finish

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Mature Skin
                        • Normal Skin

                        Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional:

                        Go-to for base and can mix with foundation for a one step all over start. Terrific product that beats every other one I have used.

                        • Skin Tone:
                        • Medium

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                        22 Questions | 22 Answers
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                        • Q:

                          does it make your pores go away or is it just to minimize while it's on with your make up?
                          Asked on 6/9/2015 by jess from US

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Hi gorgeous!

                            The POREfessional quickly minimizes the appearance of pores & fine lines for smoother-than-smooth skin. It can be used alone, under or over makeup. If your pores reappear during the day, reapply over your makeup & blend!

                            xoxo, B

                            Answered on 6/10/2015 by Product POREfessional from Benefit Cosmetics
                        • Q:

                          So, I have rosacea, will this help covering or reducing the redness/bumps that come with rosacea?
                          Asked on 4/30/2015 by Rosa from Monroe, WA

                          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 5/1/2015 by Product POREfessional from Benefit Cosmetics
                        • Q:

                          Is this product paraben free?
                          Asked on 4/29/2015 by Nikki from Michigan

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Hi gorgeous!

                            The POREfessional does not contain paraben ingredients.

                            xoxo, B

                            Answered on 5/19/2015 by Product POREfessional from Benefit Cosmetics
                        • Q:

                          I have very dry skin. Is this product suitable for me, or will it be even more drying?
                          Asked on 4/25/2015 by Shelly from AZ

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Hi gorgeous!

                            The POREfessional is suitable for all skin types, even dry skin! Make sure to cleanse and moisturize your skin before applying any makeup - try our Total Moisture Facial Cream for immediate & long-term hydration!

                            Check it out here at ULTA: http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod3200007

                            xoxo, B

                            Answered on 4/27/2015 by Product POREfessional from Benefit Cosmetics
                        • Q:

                          Is this a good product for oily skin?
                          Asked on 3/21/2015 by Kelsey from Katy, Texas

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Expert

                            A:

                            This product is formulated for all skin types including oily skin.

                            To help reduce oil, we recommend using this product in conjunction with The POREfessional Agent Zero Shine:
                            http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod6330001

                            Using these two products together helps to keep skin mattified and flawless and makeup in place all day! Apply The POREfessional primer to bare or moisturized skin from the center of the face (T-zone) outward by patting lightly with fingertips, then follow with foundation, and finish with a light dusting of The POREfessional Agent Zero Shine all over the complexion.

                            Answered on 3/23/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                        • Q:

                          Do I use this in place of a BB cream?
                          Asked on 3/18/2015 by ilovetoshop from Loveland, CO

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Expert

                            A:

                            The POREfessional does not provide any coverage, compared to a BB cream which would provide sheer-to-medium tinted coverage. It also does not function as a moisturizer or a sunscreen, as a BB cream would. The POREfessional can be used under or over a BB cream to minimize the appearance of enlarged pores.

                            Answered on 3/18/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                        • Q:

                          What type of foundation works best with this primer?
                          Asked on 3/15/2015 by Less Is More from Marlton, NJ

                          1 answer

                        • Q:

                          I am looking for a product to help keep my makeup looking fresh and long lasting. Will this product help with this?
                          any suggestions?
                          thanks!
                          Asked on 2/19/2015 by patti

                          1 answer

                        • Q:

                          What are the ingredients for this product?
                          Asked on 11/24/2014 by Erika from California,US

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Expert

                            A:

                            This product contains:

                            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 11/25/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                        • Q:

                          Is this product noncomedogenic?
                          Asked on 10/28/2014 by Emily from Sicklerville NJ

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Expert

                            A:

                            Benefit does not test for or claim that their 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 consult your physician to determine if a product is suitable for your skin.

                            Answered on 10/29/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                        • Q:

                          If used alone, is the product mattifying?
                          Asked on 8/26/2014 by Logan

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Expert

                            A:

                            To help reduce oil, we recommend using this product in conjunction with The POREfessional Agent Zero Shine:
                            http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod6330001

                            Using these two products together helps to keep skin mattified and flawless and makeup in place all day! Apply The POREfessional primer to bare or moisturized skin from the center of the face (T-zone) outward by patting lightly with fingertips, then follow with foundation, and finish with a light dusting of The POREfessional Agent Zero Shine all over the complexion.

                            Answered on 8/27/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                        • Q:

                          With daily use, about how long would this product last?
                          Asked on 7/23/2014 by Libby from Columbus, OH

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Expert

                            A:

                            It depends on individual usage, but you only need to use a pea-sized amount each time. If pores reappear, pat delicately on T-zone over makeup & blend.

                            Answered on 7/29/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                        • Q:

                          I got a sample @ Ulta and I love it, I just have one quick question, does this primer have green tea?
                          Asked on 6/23/2014 by Angie from El Paso

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Expert

                            A:

                            This product does not contain green tea extract. It does contain antioxidant vitamin E.

                            Answered on 6/25/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                        • Q:

                          How much is in this tube
                          Asked on 6/18/2014 by blanche from michigan

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Expert

                            A:

                            This product's size is 0.75 oz.

                            Answered on 6/19/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                        • Q:

                          Does it make you brake out?
                          Asked on 6/13/2014 by Ulissa

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Expert

                            A:

                            This product is oil-free and should not cause breakouts.

                            Answered on 6/16/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                        • Q:

                          Will thi
                          s product reduce the oil on my skin
                          Asked on 6/9/2014 by Snooky

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Expert

                            A:

                            To help reduce oil, we recommend using this product in conjunction with The POREfessional Agent Zero Shine:
                            http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod6330001

                            Using these two products together helps to keep skin mattified and flawless and makeup in place all day! Apply The POREfessional primer to bare or moisturized skin from the center of the face (T-zone) outward by patting lightly with fingertips, then follow with foundation, and finish with a light dusting of The POREfessional Agent Zero Shine all over the complexion.

                            Answered on 6/10/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                        • Q:

                          Is this oil free?
                          Asked on 6/3/2014 by Momof2too from MO

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Expert

                            A:

                            Yes, this product is oil-free.

                            Answered on 6/3/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                        • Q:

                          Do you put this on after your moisturizer and before your make up?
                          Asked on 4/16/2014 by jules from michigan

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Expert

                            A:

                            Yes, exactly! It helps to both seal in your moisturizer and smooth skin for even makeup application.

                            Answered on 4/16/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                        • Q:

                          Does this moisturize your face also?
                          Asked on 4/1/2014 by rose nylund from st.olaf

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Expert

                            A:

                            This product does not provide much hydration and serves primarily as a pore minimizing primer. If you're seeking a moisturizer and primer in one, we recommend Benefit Cosmetics Big Easy, which serves as a tinted moisturizer, perfecting primer, and sunscreen, all in one product!
                            http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod6470025

                            Answered on 4/3/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                        • Q:

                          dose this help your make up stay on longer?
                          Asked on 3/15/2014 by pbbunny97 from chicago

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Expert

                            A:

                            Yes, this product helps to extend the wear of your makeup!

                            Answered on 3/17/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                        • Q:

                          Does benefit have a tint of color?
                          Asked on 2/16/2014 by terri from United States

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Expert

                            A:

                            This product features a translucent formula that complements all skin tones.

                            Answered on 2/17/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                        • Q:

                          Does this work for oily skin?
                          Asked on 2/13/2014 by bellajes64 from NY

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Expert

                            A:

                            Yes, this product works for all skin types including oily skin. Apply a thin layer alone or under foundation to help mattify shine.

                            Answered on 2/17/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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