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Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer

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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 1827 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (1480)
  • Blends well (1185)
  • Lightweight (1059)
  • Goes on smoothly (891)
  • Smooth (574)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (112)
  • Doesn't stay on (81)
  • Doesn't work (51)
  • Poor coverage (49)
  • Causes breakouts (37)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (503)
  • Sensitive skin (348)
  • All skin types (321)
  • Going out (246)
  • Primer (237)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (492), Budget shopper (456), Natural style (326), Classic style (269), Trendy style (68)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (851), Fair (820), Deep (35)

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4.0

Love it!

By Carley

from Texas

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Overpriced

Best Uses

    Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

    I love this product and how it feels! I don't know that I could say that it completely lasts all day though and I wish it wasn't so darn expensive! I still like it and will continue to use.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair
     
    5.0

    Amazing

    By StephanieB

    from Michigan

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin

      Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

      Apply after moisturiser, rub on in circular motion over entire face and let set for a few minutes. The longer I let it set the better my make up stays. Helps my make up go on smoothly and my face doesn't get as oily during the day! Blurs most pores. Defibitely a keeper!

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      5.0

      I would buy again

      By nevermind

      from Bermuda Dunes 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

        • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin

        Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

        User under makeup. Lasts all day.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        5.0

        Totally worth it

        By Ashley Benitez

        from Tucson, Az

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin

          Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

          I never wanted to buy the product because of the price but I always wanted to try it because I hear so much great things about the product so finally I bought it and it was totally worth the money!! Best purchase so far

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          4.0

          Love it

          By Lisa

          from Melbourne, FL

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
            • Light To Medium Coverage

            Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

            I have an oily T-zone. I apply this over my foundation for a matte finish and it works really well. A little goes a long way.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            5.0

            amazing, wish I had known the benefits of a primer before

            By 55

            from hen

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply
            • Goes On Smoothly

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Light To Medium Coverage

              Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

              the product definitely works, I was blown away, but I never feel like I have applied enough, wish someone could let me know how to know how much to apply.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium
               
              5.0

              Great product.

              By LGme

              from Decatur Il

              About Me Brand 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
                • Normal Skin
                • Sensitive Skin

                Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

                Really hides pores and feels so smooth. Love it!

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair
                 
                4.0

                it's pretty good.

                By Sam

                from Mississippi

                Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

                I bought this at Ulta in Jackson at the recommendation of a consultant there. I like this primer. It does minimize the pores around my nose (that's my area that needs it). It doesn't irritate my skin and has a nice fragrant smell. It provides a nice smooth surface for foundation.

                 
                5.0

                Fantastic product!

                By Morning glory

                from Southlake, Texas

                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:

                    Amy my eyebrow guru referred me to this product because my makeup seems to settle in & around my pores; especially now that my skin is aging. It makes an amazing difference in how my makeup looks & lasts!

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Fair
                     
                    5.0

                    Feels like magic!

                    By AH33

                    from Chicago

                    About Me Budget 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
                      • Full Coverage
                      • Sensitive Skin

                      Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

                      Goes on smooth and feels like you have nothing on.

                      • Skin Tone:
                      • Medium

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                      • 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
                      • 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
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