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The POREfessional Agent Zero Shine

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Benefit CosmeticsThe POREfessional Agent Zero Shine
 
4.2

(based on 52 reviews)

77%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (36)
  • Easy to apply (35)
  • Controls shine (32)
  • Blends well (29)
  • Doesn't settle in creases (22)

Cons

  • Messy (6)
  • Poor coverage (3)

Best Uses

  • Oily skin (24)
  • All skin types (17)
  • Normal skin (10)
  • Acne prone skin (8)
  • Sensitive skin (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (25), Budget shopper (13), Natural style (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

Reviewed by 52 customers

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5.0

Fantastic Product

By Pamnkeith

from Tulsa, Ok

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Pigmentation
  • Lightweight
  • Long Lasting
  • Natural Looking

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday

    Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Agent Zero Shine:

    I use as my finishing powder. It really gives me an airbrushed finish! I am hooked! I would like a larger size!

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Disappointing

    By T-Ma

    from Gulfport, MS

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Easy To Apply

    Cons

    • Ineffective

    Best Uses

    • Everyday

    Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Agent Zero Shine:

    I live in the south with a lot of humidity and have a very oily T-zone. This product looks great when you first put it on, but it did not prevent that oily buildup during the day. Not worth the expense.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Nice

    By Heather

    from Grand Rapids MI

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Lightweight
    • Long Lasting
    • Natural Looking

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types
      • Everyday
      • Travel

      Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Agent Zero Shine:

      I love the built in applicator and the coverage that is provided. Wish that there was more product.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      4.0

      GREAT PRODUCT

      By Suzie the Savy

      from Walnut Creek

      About Me Classic Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Easy To Apply
      • Good Pigmentation
      • Lightweight
      • Long Lasting
      • Natural Looking
      • Noncomedogenic
      • Smooth

      Cons

      • Wish It Lasted For 12hrs

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types
      • Everyday
      • Sensitive Skin
      • Travel

      Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Agent Zero Shine:

      I use this product as a dusting powder to set my make up. When I have a 12+ hour day I need to reapply after about 8 hours but it does a great job of keeping the shine off my face. I use this everyday and so does my daughter. It leaves a nice finish that isn't cakey, it feels natural and definitely helps with the shiny T-zone.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      3.0

      wont repurchase

      By bella

      from tracy ca.

      Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Agent Zero Shine:

      I have very oily skin and it does keepy skin matte and believe me when I say my face turns into an oily mess. But it caused me a horrible horrible breakout. I don't have major acne problems I get small bumps here and there. But this caused one of the worst breakouts I've ever had.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      No Shine!

      By Hair Diva

      from Gastonia, NC

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Controls Shine
      • Covers Well
      • Doesn't Settle In Creases
      • Easy To Apply
      • Lightweight
      • Long-Lasting
      • Silky Finish

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Dry Skin
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Agent Zero Shine:

        Can't say enough. Just a great product!

         
        5.0

        LOVE LOVE LOVEEEEE!

        By Alondra

        from Houston, TX

        Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Agent Zero Shine:

        I naturally have VERY oily skin and have been looking EVERYWHERE for a product that did not make me break out or make my face look cakey. This product works like magic, yes you may have to touch up but other than that it is amazing. Can't leave the house without it.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A must have for oily skin

        By Kels

        from Antioch Ca

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Controls Shine
        • Covers Well
        • Doesn't Settle In Creases
        • Easy To Apply
        • Lightweight
        • Long-Lasting
        • Silky Finish

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types
        • Oily Skin

        Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Agent Zero Shine:

        If you have a oily T-zone this is a makeup saving must have.

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        people use this product incorrectly.

        By jboo

        from oakland, ca

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Controls Shine
        • Covers Well
        • Doesn't Settle In Creases
        • Easy To Apply
        • Lightweight
        • Long-Lasting
        • Silky Finish

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Acne Prone Skin
          • All Skin Types
          • Oily Skin
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Agent Zero Shine:

          okay, people who say this is messy are not using the porduct correcty. first, the product is meant to be poured into a container, like the cap that comes with it. then you swirl your brush into the container, coating the brush evenly as you swirl. then you swipe it on your face. the brush that comes with it sucks, invest in a good stippling brush. this product looks the best when you stipple it on rather than brushing it. it's a great product, that I can vouch for. How you apply it, though, is very important.

           
          4.0

          its ok!

          By makeupwithyellmi

          from los angeles, ca

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Deff Makes U Matte

          Cons

          • Dont Like The Packaging

          Best Uses

            Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Agent Zero Shine:

            Best for oily skin babes! After blotting dust a little of this and u should be good, cant add too much or else ull be looking like a cake face, unless thats what u trying to go for.

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            • Q:

              Does this product clog your pores
              Asked on 10/26/2014 by Michaela from Houston, Texas

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

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

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

              Is this product testing on animals?
              Asked on 8/3/2014 by Jayde5

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                From Benefit Cosmetics:

                "We do not test our products on animals nor do we permit others to do so except where it is required by law.

                "We are deeply committed to the elimination of animal testing and we are playing a leading role in developing alternative methods through our support of the “Fund for Alternatives to Animal Testing” in the United States and the Opal Program in France. Additionally, we are one of only a few companies to have invested in creating our own internal department to test raw materials and ingredients to further ensure the quality of our products and the satisfaction of our customers, which is our foremost priority.

                "We are hopeful that alternative testing methods will be adopted worldwide and we will see an end to animal testing."

                Answered on 8/4/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
            • Q:

              does it cause break outs?
              Asked on 6/23/2014 by makeupbeginner101

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                This product is noncomedogenic, meaning that it will not clog pores or cause breakouts.

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

              Is this intended to be used under or over foundation?
              Asked on 5/17/2014 by megster from California

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                We recommend applying Agent Zero Shine over your makeup for best results. You can also retouch your makeup throughout the day with it to keep skin shine-free!

                Answered on 5/19/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
            • Q:

              My face is super oily and after about less than 2 hours my face is so shiny! I use nyx shine free and maybelliene baby skin to control shine that doesn't even work very well. Right now I use the maybelliene fit me concealor all over, would this product control shine all day or what is one that would?
              Asked on 3/10/2014 by Ellie from MinisotA

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                This product instantly minimizes shine and helps smooth the look of pores. For best results, first apply Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Pro Balm primer (Item #: 2219868) to the T-zone, then sweep on Agent Zero Shine for a flawless, mattified complexion. This product's built-in brush dispenser makes touch-ups a breeze if shine returns.

                Answered on 3/11/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
            • Q:

              What are the ingredients? I am allergic to talc & cornstarch.
              Asked on 3/5/2014 by Carol

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                This product contains Talc and Cornstarch. This product contains: Talc, Nylon-12, Aqua (Water), Magnesium Myristate, Lauroyl Lysine, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Lens Esculenta (Lentil) Fruit Extract, Silica, Isoceteth-10, Ethylhexylglycerin, Aluminum Dimyristate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate. [+/-: CI 15850 (Red 6, Red 7, Red 7 Lake), CI 15985 (Yellow 6, Yellow 6 Lake), CI 19140 (Yellow 5, Yellow 5 Lake), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), CI 45410 (Red 27, Red 27 Lake, Red 28 Lake), CI 73360 (Red 30, Red 30 Lake), CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 77163 (Bismuth Oxychloride), CI 77288 (Chromium Oxide Greens), CI 77289 (Chromium Hydroxide Green), CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77510 (Ferric Ferrocyanide, Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide)].

                Answered on 3/5/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
            • Q:

              Is this noncomenegenic? Thank you!
              Asked on 3/4/2014 by Mamie

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                Yes, this product is noncomedogenic.

                Answered on 3/5/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
            • Q:

              Does this product come in different shades or is it one shade for all complexions? Also, same question with regards to the Benefit erase paste. Thank you.
              Asked on 2/28/2014 by Fran Garcia

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                This product comes in one invisible shade suitable for all complexions. Erase Paste is available in 3 options: Light (Item #: 2160931), Medium (Item #:2160932), and Dark (Item #:2160933).

                Answered on 3/3/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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