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Benefit Cosmetics The 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.

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 2103 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (1694)
  • Blends well (1342)
  • Lightweight (1247)
  • Goes on smoothly (934)
  • Smooth (726)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (119)
  • Doesn't stay on (95)
  • Doesn't work (57)
  • Poor coverage (55)
  • Causes breakouts (43)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (632)
  • All skin types (427)
  • Sensitive skin (393)
  • Going out (302)
  • Light to medium coverage (246)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (514), Budget shopper (474), Natural style (418), Classic style (326), Trendy style (90)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (962), Fair (925), Deep (43)

Reviewed by 2103 customers

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5.0

I've bought this product again and again!

By Olivia

from Idaho

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Easy To Apply
  • Easy To Take-off
  • Lightweight
  • Natural Looking
  • Noncomedogenic
  • Smooth

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday

    Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

    I use Porefessional underneath a powder mineral foundation, and it helps my foundation to stay put all day!! It smooths over my skin and makes it look absolutely amazing!! It even helps to reduce oiliness in my skin, even though that's not even one of the features of this product. Bottom line: highly highly recommend.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    5.0

    Love this product but a little too expensive.

    By Peggy

    from Deerfield, FL

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Easy To Apply
    • Lightweight
    • Natural Looking
    • Smooth

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types
      • Everyday

      Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

      I use this under my tinted moisturizer. Feels so silky smooth.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      5.0

      Does what it says!

      By Litebrite543

      from Vicksburg MS

      About Me Classic Style

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Easy To Apply
      • Noncomedogenic

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types

        Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

        Received this in a sample and had to buy the regular size. Definitely does what it says, I have huge oily pours, my esthetician said that I was probably the most oily patient she's had, this product is awesome at helping me so I wanted to make sure to give a review to help others!!

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        5.0

        Recommended by my daughter - I'm glad she did!

        By Tersie

        from Columbus, OH

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Lightweight
        • Smooth

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types
          • Everyday

          Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

          Applies smoothly and lightweight. It makes a noticeable difference in the foundation application.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          5.0

          I would buy this product again

          By Shelby

          from Austin, TX

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Long Lasting
          • Smooth

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types

            Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

            Works great! Have only used it once so far but was very impressed by how it minimized my pores and kept my make up looking better longer than any other primer I have tried so far!

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            5.0

            Great product!

            By Sheila

            from Elkhart, In

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Blends Well
            • Easy To Apply
            • Easy To Take-off
            • Good Pigmentation
            • Lightweight
            • Long Lasting
            • Natural Looking
            • Smooth

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Skin Types
              • Everyday

              Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

              I got a free sample of this product, otherwise I wouldn't have known about it. This primer fill in any large pores and gives you a soft smooth finish to your skin. I love it! It's a bit pricey but well worth it.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium
               
              2.0

              Product too thick for oily skin

              By DVF

              from NY

              About Me Classic Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

                Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

                Product is too heavy for my skin. I have horrible shine after wearing it.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium
                 
                5.0

                A great product, even for someone in her 70s!

                By Tristan

                from Bel Air,MD

                About Me Natural Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Blends Well
                • Easy To Apply
                • Easy To Take-off
                • Good Pigmentation
                • Lightweight
                • Long Lasting
                • Natural Looking
                • Smooth

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday

                  Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

                  Have bought the product a second time & will continue doing so!

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Fair
                   
                  4.0

                  Lovely primer

                  By Bronessa

                  from San Antonio, TX

                  About Me Trendy Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Blends Well
                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Lightweight
                  • Long Lasting
                  • Smooth

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday
                    • Sensitive Skin

                    Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

                    It definitely zaps the pores, and goes on super smooth. It's so lightweight and it feels like I'm not wearing foundation over it. I love this thing; the only really negative thing I can say is that while it zaps my pores it also zaps my highlight. It's wonderful for a true matte look, but if you love to glow I'd say put an illuminizer on your cheekbones so your highlight doesn't get zapped.

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Medium
                     
                    5.0

                    Perfect everything

                    By Crisss

                    from Tempe, Az

                    About Me Natural Style

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday

                      Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

                      I don't really like to wear a lot of makeup and just a little of this primer and I am good to go. It makes my skin so soft and when I do decide to wear makeup I've noticed it stay on longer! This is one of my favorite products!

                      • Skin Tone:
                      • Fair

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                      • Q:

                        can the primer be washed off with just water ? is it waterproof ? do i have to use makeup remover to remove it ?
                        Asked on 9/13/2016 by mayqinaff

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi gorgeous! Our POREfessional Face primer is not waterproof and comes off very easy! xoxo B

                          Answered on 9/21/2016 by Brand Expert from Benefit Cosmetics
                      • Q:

                        Does this provide any benefits for the skin? Does it clog the pores and potentially make your face break out?
                        Asked on 8/30/2016 by ash from Long Island, NY

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi gorgeous! Our POREfessional Face primer quickly minimize the appearance of pores & fine lines for smoother-than-smooth skin! It can be applied both under and over makeup! Apply 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 9/1/2016 by Brand Expert from Benefit Cosmetics
                      • Q:

                        Can this be used under eye prior to your under eye concealer to help prevent the concealer from settling into fine lines?
                        Asked on 8/26/2016 by CHSKate

                        1 answer

                      • Q:

                        Is this tinted?
                        Asked on 7/31/2016 by Molly from Wausau wi

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hello gorgeous! Our POREfessional Face primer is a translucent, not tinted.

                          Answered on 8/1/2016 by Brand Expert from Benefit Cosmetics
                      • Q:

                        How many ml
                        Asked on 7/29/2016 by sally from US

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi gorgeous! Our POREfessional Face primer is 22.0 mL / 0.75 US fl. oz.

                          Answered on 8/1/2016 by Brand Expert from Benefit Cosmetics
                      • Q:

                        I don't have dry or oily skin, will this product make my skin look oily?
                        Asked on 7/27/2016 by Kathryn

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hello Gorgeous! Our POREfessional Face primer is translucent and oil-free, which compliments all skin tones and helps makeup stay put!

                          Answered on 8/1/2016 by Brand Expert from Benefit Cosmetics
                      • Q:

                        How many ounces is this product?
                        Asked on 7/17/2016 by Bri from Texas

                        1 answer

                      • Q:

                        Can I use this in addition to another primer? I am currently using Stila one step correct primer and was wondering if using them together would be okay or if this is meant to be used alone.
                        Asked on 7/3/2016 by Evelina from Los Angeles, CA

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi Gorgeous! Our POREfessional Face Primer can be worn alone, under or over makeup!

                          Answered on 7/5/2016 by Brand Expert from Benefit Cosmetics
                      • Q:

                        How does this product apply on darker skin tones. Being African-American I have dark skin and in the picture the product seemed very light. I am interested in the primer and I want something that minimizes my pores but I don't want it to make me look washed out, dry, or powdery.
                        Asked on 6/19/2016 by Primer Problem

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hello Gorgeous! Our POREfessional Face Primer is a translucent formula that is silky and lightweight which can be worn alone, under or over makeup.

                          Answered on 6/28/2016 by Brand Expert from Benefit Cosmetics
                      • Q:

                        Does this product work well under mineral makeup or is it meant to be paired with a liquid/creme foundation?
                        Asked on 6/10/2016 by Meg

                        1 answer

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