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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 3219 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (2644)
  • Lightweight (2107)
  • Blends well (2033)
  • Smooth (1597)
  • Natural looking (1281)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (137)
  • Doesn't stay on (130)
  • Doesn't work (112)
  • Poor coverage (83)
  • Causes breakouts (70)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (1334)
  • All skin types (966)
  • Sensitive skin (654)
  • Going out (614)
  • Travel (430)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (920), Classic style (668), Brand buyer (514), Budget shopper (474), Trendy style (208)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7)

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5.0

The primer I will forever use and love!

By Grace

from Benefit

Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

I first bought the 12$ mini one to try it out, and see if I would actually like it. I love this. I first used the smash box photo finish primer , and it for some reason didn't work on my skin. I always have dry skin, and for some reason it made my skin look really bad and flakey. (I think that's was because it was silicone) This is a silicone primer. But I LOVE THIS I definitely recommend!

 
5.0

Must have

By Laweav22

from O'fallon MO

About Me Classic Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types

    Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

    I haven't been able to find a pore cover up that works as well as this product! I've been using it for years and the is a nice small size so easy to travel with

     
    4.0

    Primer sent from the Gods

    By Sasha

    from Oklahoma City, Ok

    Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

    It makes my makeup go on flawlessly. I notice a huge different if I don't use it. The size is so tiny though. It's the same size as my mini becca primer so that's disappointing.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    don't get the hype

    By Lynz

    from Springfield, mo

    Pros

      Cons

      • Doesn't Stay On
      • Ineffective

      Best Uses

        Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

        I don't understand how this product is so hyped up. it did NOTHING for my pores. I tried wearing it anyways and where I put this, I was a greasy as a pizza! my makeup came off only in the spots that I put this on. so disappointed especially since people rave about it.

         
        4.0

        Smells good and works well

        By Becca

        from LA

        Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

        I like this primer and have been using this for a while. It smells good and it makes my skin feel moisturized. It is pricey but it's worth it.

         
        5.0

        Lifesaver

        By Rachel

        from Philadelphia

        Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

        Love the way this makes my skin look❤️

         
        5.0

        Best primer there is!!!!

        By lmbbrd03

        from Omaha

        About Me Natural 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
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

          Love this!! I cannot believe how amazing it looks just using this by itself. This is the only product I put on my face.

           
          5.0

          Works for me

          By scruffy562

          from Boise, ID

          About Me Natural Style

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday
            • Going Out

            Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

            I have very fair skin and this was the first primer I had ever tried. I have really oily skin, and it does a great job of keeping my foundation and powder in place for several hours before I even begin to notice any changes. I will usually apply some dabs to my forehead, cheeks, nose and chin and blend using a brush

             
            5.0

            Makes a smooth base

            By Nancy L

            from Riverside, CA

            About Me Classic Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Skin Types
              • Everyday

              Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

              Put this on after moisturizer, before foundation, easy to apply helps foundation stay on longer

               
              2.0

              causes breakouts!

              By jo

              from ny

              About Me Classic Style

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Causes Breakouts
              • Heavy
              • Irritates Skin

              Best Uses

              • non acne prone skin

              Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

              loved the results but it did break out my skin a ton.

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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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