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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 1612 reviews)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (1311)
  • Blends well (1044)
  • Lightweight (892)
  • Goes on smoothly (714)
  • 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 (403), Budget shopper (369), Natural style (326), Classic style (269), Trendy style (68)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (748), Fair (735), Deep (29)

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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
             
            5.0

            Love love love

            By Lajeania

            from Nitro WV.

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

            Excited to try new products

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            4.0

            I will buy again

            By Sarah

            from Jefferson City, Missouri

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

            I use every time I apply makeup. It feels wonderful on my skin.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair
             
            5.0

            My face looked flawless!

            By MissSteph

            from Dallas, TX

            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:

                I put this primer on before my foundation and I swear my face has never felt and looked more flawless. I love the feeling it gives and is perfect for my oily skin!

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium
                 
                5.0

                Awesome!

                By Kristy

                from Waxhaw NC

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

                    Makes my skin look smoother

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Medium
                     
                    2.0

                    Not great

                    By Marl

                    from Spring Hill, Fl

                    About Me Budget Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Apply
                    • Goes On Smoothly
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Poor Coverage

                    Best Uses

                    • Light To Medium Coverage

                    Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

                    Did not blend

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Fair

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                    33 Questions | 33 Answers
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                    • 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
                    • Q:

                      can I use this product everyday?
                      Asked on 10/1/2015 by WEIRD

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Absolutely, gorgeous! Prime your skin in the AM by applying the POREfessional to clean, lightly moisturized skin. Touch up in the PM by patting delicately on T-zone over makeup & blend.

                        xoxo, B

                        Answered on 10/2/2015 by Product POREfessional from Benefit Cosmetics
                    • Q:

                      when do I have to apply, before primer or after, I have very oily skin?
                      Asked on 9/22/2015 by vero from texas

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi gorgeous!

                        The POREfessional is a primer, so we recommend applying to clean, lightly moisturized skin and following with your favorite foundation. If your pores reappear in the afternoon, pat delicately on T-zone over makeup & blend. The lightweight, oil-free formula means a beautifully refined complexion!

                        xoxo, B

                        Answered on 10/1/2015 by Product POREfessional from Benefit Cosmetics
                    • Q:

                      When do I apply this product? I'm new to makeup so I need to know if this goes before or after foundation?
                      Asked on 9/10/2015 by Nayeli from Texas, US

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        The POREfessional can be applied both before and after foundation, gorgeous! Just pat a small amount on problem areas and blend with fingertips.

                        To use the POREfessional as a primer, apply a thin layer to clean, lightly moisturized skin. Pat lightly from the center of the face outward with fingertips. Wait seconds, then apply makeup as usual. If pores reappear during the day, pat delicately on T-zone over makeup & blend.

                        xoxo, B

                        Answered on 9/15/2015 by Product POREfessional from Benefit Cosmetics
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