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Benefit CosmeticsThe 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.

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
 
4.3

(based on 1617 reviews)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (1315)
  • Blends well (1047)
  • Lightweight (896)
  • Goes on smoothly (718)
  • Smooth (574)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (83)
  • Doesn't stay on (75)
  • Doesn't work (51)
  • Poor coverage (43)
  • Causes breakouts (36)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (503)
  • All skin types (321)
  • Sensitive skin (287)
  • Going out (246)
  • Primer (237)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (405), Budget shopper (370), Natural style (326), Classic style (269), Trendy style (68)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (750), Fair (737), Deep (29)

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2.0

The POREfessional Face Primer by Benefit Cosmetics

By ANGELKISSED

from SCOTTSDALE

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

      I did not find that this product worked as described. I have found better products that are less costly. I do not feel that this is worth the money.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      3.0

      downsides

      By Megs

      from CA

      Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

      Had to return it because it made me break out. Don't not use if you have oily skin! I thought I would try it because I've heard amazing reviews on it.. First primer I've ever tried in my life (I'm 21 years old) & I'm thinking my skin doesn't need primer. It was a good one the first day just over time I got oily around my nose and eyebrows.

       
      5.0

      Pores be gone

      By Meg the horse rider

      from Loxahatchee FL

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

          This product hid all of my pores and I only had to use a little bit!

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          5.0

          Primer

          By Bvan

          from Riverbank

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

              Weightless, goes on smooth, and smells great too

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair
               
              5.0

              Will buy this product again

              By Tammie

              from Minneapolis mn

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

                  Makes your face feel so smooth and your foundation just glides on.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Medium
                   
                  1.0

                  What is the hype about?

                  By Miranda

                  from Jonesboro, AR

                  About Me Brand Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Causes Breakouts
                    • Doesn't Stay On
                    • Heavy
                    • Pricey / Poor Value
                    • Too Greasy

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

                      I could not wait to try this out after hearing so many people rave about it. I could not have been more disappointed. There are other primers both high end and drugstore that do a much better job. I strongly suggest that you try anything else. I will never put this on my face again.

                      • Skin Tone:
                      • Fair
                       
                      5.0

                      FaceChanging

                      By the simple things

                      from Washington, D.C.

                      About Me Brand Buyer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
                        • Normal Skin

                        Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

                        I use this product everyday under my eyes, on my forehead, a on my nose. basically anywhere I get really greasy. it keeps my face from being shiny or oily. and a little goes a long way! I defiantly love and would recommend this product!

                        • Skin Tone:
                        • Medium
                         
                        5.0

                        Perfection!

                        By Cara

                        from Georgia

                        About Me Brand 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 Face Primer:

                            This product makes my skin smooth as butter! I am 47 with some pores; I did not realize how much they distracted from my overall look until I began using this product and the pores literally disappeared. I would never be without this. It came as a sample in a different Ulta purchase. After one use, I was hooked.

                             
                            1.0

                            Disappointed in this primer

                            By Lori

                            from Valparaiso, FL

                            About Me Brand Buyer

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Matte Finish

                            Cons

                            • Poor Coverage
                            • Pricey / Poor Value

                            Best Uses

                            • Normal Skin

                            Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

                            The primary reason for buying this product was to cover up the large pores on my nose. The product claims to be translucent, but this primer has a color and it was deposited into the pores leaving my pores more visible than before. Unfortunately this product just didn't work for me. I honestly need primer that is clear so that I don't have to worry about this happening. I also noticed that my foundation didn't blend as well over the primed area. Maybe this product is designed for someone with more youthful skin that has minimal pore size, but I really don't recommend this for more mature skin.

                            • Skin Tone:
                            • Fair
                             
                            4.0

                            My pore face

                            By Jenny from the Block

                            from Charlotte, NC

                            About Me Brand Buyer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Doesn't Dry Out Skin
                            • Dries Quick
                            • Easy To Apply
                            • Goes On Smoothly
                            • Great Coverage
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                            • Cakes Up Around Jawline
                            • Expensive

                            Best Uses

                            • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
                            • Dry Skin
                            • Evens Skin Texture
                            • Light To Medium Coverage
                            • Normal Skin
                            • Sensitive Skin

                            Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

                            I use this as my everyday foundation primer. It's easy to apply and dries quickly. Only problem sometimes it cakes up around my jawline and it's expensive.

                            • Skin Tone:
                            • Fair

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                            36 Questions | 36 Answers
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                            • 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
                            • Q:

                              Is this paraben free?
                              Asked on 11/16/2015 by Steph

                              1 answer

                              • Staff Expert

                                A:

                                Yes, it is paraben-free.

                                Answered on 11/24/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                            • Q:

                              Does this product show up as clear or does it make you look pale/white, because im dark skin.
                              Asked on 11/14/2015 by Wendy from Sacramento

                              1 answer

                              • Brand Expert

                                A:

                                Hi gorgeous!

                                The POREfessional Face Primer is translucent, so it complements all skin tones!

                                xoxo, B

                                Answered on 11/16/2015 by Product POREfessional from Benefit Cosmetics
                            • Q:

                              Where can I find the size of this product?
                              Asked on 10/18/2015 by cmr from US

                              1 answer

                              • Brand Expert

                                A:

                                The POREfessional face primer is 22.0 mL / 0.75 US fl. oz., gorgeous!

                                xoxo, B

                                Answered on 10/19/2015 by Product POREfessional from Benefit Cosmetics
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