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Benefit CosmeticsThe POREfessional Face Primer

Benefit Cosmetics

The POREfessional Face Primer

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 3042 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (2525)
  • Lightweight (2004)
  • Blends well (1946)
  • Smooth (1489)
  • Natural looking (1193)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (134)
  • Doesn't stay on (125)
  • Doesn't work (106)
  • Poor coverage (80)
  • Causes breakouts (67)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (1248)
  • All skin types (890)
  • Sensitive skin (615)
  • Going out (571)
  • Travel (400)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (857), Classic style (620), Brand buyer (514), Budget shopper (474), Trendy style (201)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7)

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5.0

Minimizes pores

By Rita

from Paducah Ky

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types

    Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

    Makes your make-up go on smooth and minimizes pores

     
    5.0

    Best primer

    By Jess

    from NC

    About Me Classic Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday

      Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

      Love this primer! I've never had luck with primers until this. It goes on super smooth, evens my skin tone, and minimizes my pores. I use it everyday under my foundation and it helps my foundation go on smooth and evenly.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Doesn't really pore minimizing.

      By Ct

      from California

      Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

      It's a decent primer but doesn't pore minimize for me.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great primer

      By Danielle

      from CT

      About Me Classic Style

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Doesn't Stay On

      Best Uses

      • Everyday

      Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

      I love how velvety this primer is. It feels so smooth and instantly blurs the appearance of pores for an airbrushed look with makeup on, or simply an improved complexion without makeup. However, I have oily skin and this primer just doesn't give me a long lasting matte look like other primers do. I highly recommend this to anyone without very oily skin! You will love it :)

       
      5.0

      It makes your pores look smaller and your face looks amazin!

      By Evelyn

      from 20155

      About Me Classic Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types

        Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

        Love it

         
        3.0

        It was okay

        By JenBran

        from Newville, PA

        Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

        It's definitely not my favorite primer. It's good, but I find that it can pill up on your skin. Makeup lays well on top.

         
        5.0

        My favorite primer

        By AnnaCat

        from Peoria, IL

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types
          • Everyday

          Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

          Have tried many other primers they either brake me out or sink into my pores. I always come back to this one.

           
          5.0

          I have used this before and love it!

          By Tricia

          from Athens, GA

          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

            Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

            I use it either under makeup or over it. Sometimes both. I have large pores and it does a great job of minimizing them.

             
            5.0

            I will buy this again, it covers very nice.

            By Judy

            from Oklahoma

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday

              Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

              It covers nicely and hide your pores I will purchase this again in the future and recommended to all my friends.

               
              5.0

              LOVE IT

              By Amy

              from Morganton NC

              About Me Trendy Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Blends Well
              • Easy To Apply
              • Easy To Take-off
              • Lightweight
              • Long Lasting
              • Smooth

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Skin Types
                • Everyday

                Comments about Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer:

                Good value!

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                • 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
                • Q:

                  is this product non-comedogenic? is it safe to use every day?
                  Asked on 3/26/2017 by Paulie from Torrance, CA

                  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 bring the ingredient listing (can be found on the product page) to your doctor to determine if a product is suitable for your skin. xoxo B

                    Answered on 3/27/2017 by Brand Expert from Benefit Cosmetics
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