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The POREfessional Face Primer

Benefit Cosmetics

The POREfessional Face Primer

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0.75 oz Item 2219868

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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

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Find your perfect Benefit The POREfessional Face Primer.

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 3184 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (2624)
  • Lightweight (2092)
  • Blends well (2018)
  • Smooth (1577)
  • Natural looking (1265)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (137)
  • Doesn't stay on (129)
  • Doesn't work (110)
  • Poor coverage (83)
  • Causes breakouts (69)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (1321)
  • All skin types (954)
  • Sensitive skin (649)
  • Going out (608)
  • Travel (427)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (909), Classic style (661), Brand buyer (514), Budget shopper (474), Trendy style (208)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7)

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5.0

I love this product

By Kat

from Houma, LA

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types
    • Everyday

    Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

    I have been using Porefessional for awhile now and really love the way it smooths out my skin, pores look smaller, and make up seems to stay on longer. It's expensive, but I'm hooked.

     
    4.0

    Makeup primer

    By Cheri

    from Fairhope AL

    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:

      Gives my skin an even appearance. I have large pores and this does the trick.

       
      5.0

      Super duper good

      By Uhh

      from Humboldt

      Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

      I felt like this primer was over hyped until I tried it. It blurred my skin entirely and held my makeup on all day and night. When I removed it it left my skin feeling soft and it cleared my breakouts a little. I will be buying this primer again. Might just get the value size to save money.

       
      5.0

      Love it!!

      By Mari

      from Banning

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

          I have oily T-zone so I use it on a daily basis !

           
          4.0

          Shrunk pores filled in acne scars

          By Gabby

          from Baltimore

          About Me Natural Style

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Shiny

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types
          • Everyday

          Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

          I have large pores and acne scars. It is the best product I have found. It filled in the small scars. I rarely ever wear makeup. I put it on then did a light powder. I felt much more confident.
          It makes your skin very shiny. A very little oily.

           
          3.0

          Seems ok so far...

          By Loopz

          from Oakland

          About Me Classic Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Easy To Take-off
          • Good Pigmentation
          • Smooth

          Cons

          • Causes Breakouts
          • Clumpy

          Best Uses

          • Going Out

          Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

          I've got some pores on my nose and cheeks, they look the same after applying, not sure yet since Ulta didn't have any of my usual products I buy in store. I had to get other products I normally don't use so that might play a role in why it may clump together into my skin

           
          5.0

          WOW

          By Lisa

          from Camp Hill, PA

          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
            • Going Out
            • Sensitive Skin
            • Travel

            Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

            I am in my fifties. I have an electrical burn on the right side of my mouth since being a 3-yr-old. This is almost like "caulk" in the sense that it fills in the cracks and really smooths out that whole area. Awesome stuff!

             
            4.0

            I have used this for a couple of years

            By Ma

            from Minnesota

            About Me Classic Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday

              Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

              Helps control oil on forehead

               
              5.0

              Love it!

              By Kendra

              from Great Falls, MT

              About Me Classic Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Long Lasting
              • Noncomedogenic
              • Smooth

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Skin Types
                • Everyday
                • Going Out
                • Sensitive Skin
                • Travel

                Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

                This feels so silky smooth and it helps my makeup stay put! With it being summer I was having trouble with my makeup staying in place and not turning into a grease ball. This helps if all stay matte.

                 
                5.0

                I love this product! Should of bought sooner!

                By LexiLou

                from Pheonix Arizona

                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
                  • Going Out
                  • Sensitive Skin
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

                  I absolutely love this product!

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                  • Q:

                    I received a sample of this product and it has a tint to it but I have read that is is transparent.. does this product ever come tinted?
                    Asked on 1/26/2018 by Geninemarie from Long Island, NY

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      We apologize for our delayed response. Please contact gethelp@ulta.com for assistance. Thanks!

                      Answered on 2/21/2018 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                  • Q:

                    Any time I go to use this primer after it sets it seems to make my face peel or flakey. Is this a user error or does this product not work for dry skin?
                    Asked on 1/6/2018 by bb from mn

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      Sorry for the delay answering your question. Please reach out to gethelp@ulta.com for assistance. Thanks!

                      Answered on 2/13/2018 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                  • Q:

                    Does this product contain silicones?
                    Asked on 12/18/2017 by Renee from Ogden UT

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi gorgeous! Our POREfessional face primer does contain silicone. xoxo B

                      Answered on 12/27/2017 by Brand Expert from Benefit Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    Is this product vegan and cruelty free?
                    Asked on 12/8/2017 by Xthewoman from San Jose US

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi gorgeous! Our POREfessional face primer does not contain animal derived ingredients and can be considered vegan. xoxo B

                      Answered on 12/27/2017 by Brand Expert from Benefit Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    How much product is in the tube?
                    &
                    How much usage do you get out of this?
                    Asked on 12/7/2017 by Kendra from Sarasota, Fl

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi gorgeous! Our POREfessional face primer is 0.75 oz. and if used daily can last 4 to 5 months give or take! xoxo B

                      Answered on 12/27/2017 by Brand Expert from Benefit Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    Is this product tinted or clear?
                    Asked on 6/25/2017 by macayla from Barbourville KY

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

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

                      Answered on 6/26/2017 by Brand Expert from Benefit Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    Will this work good for oily skin? Helping keep oil control?
                    Asked on 6/4/2017 by twinsmom from twinsmom

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi gorgeous! Our POREfessional face primer is a primer so it is considered as makeup. This pore-minimizing primer is best for hiding the appearance of pores and fine lines for smoother-than-smooth skin. If you're looking to control all-over shine, we recommend the POREfessional: Agent Zero Shine (Item #: 2268638)! This shine-control powder instantly minimizes shine and helps smooth the look of pores. The invisible translucent shade is perfect for every skin tone - wear it over POREfessional for maximum POREfection! xoxo B

                      http://www.ulta.com/porefessional-agent-zero-shine?productId=xlsImpprod6330001&sku=2268638&_requestid=2129783

                      Answered on 6/5/2017 by Brand Expert from Benefit Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    I have yet to find a primer to help fill my deep acne scarring. Is this just for minimizing pores or could this help a bigger problem? If not, have a product recommendation from this line?
                    Asked on 5/25/2017 by Hmurry from New Orleans

                    1 answer

                  • Q:

                    hello the question I have about porefessional kit is that they contain any animal bi products
                    please reply
                    Asked on 4/19/2017 by sami from va

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi gorgeous! Our The Porefessional Face Primer does not contain animal derived ingredients. xoxo B

                      Answered on 4/20/2017 by Brand Expert from Benefit Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    Does this product work well for dry skin?
                    Asked on 4/1/2017 by justine from San Diego, CA

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi gorgeous! POREfessional is an oil-free lightweight balm. It contains a Vitamin E derivative, known to protect skin from free radicals. I cannot say how you will react to this product, so the best thing would be for you to go in-store and test it. xoxo B

                      Answered on 4/20/2017 by Brand Expert from Benefit Cosmetics
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