Rated 3.8 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Miracle Primer From Heaven
I have a very oily T-zone, but tend to be a bit drier everywhere else. With this primer, it doesn't matter because it gives my skin a beautiful matte finish without drying my skin out. My makeup never feels greasy throughout the day, and it stays where it's supposed to stay.
Most Helpful Critical Review No. Just no.
This might be information overload for some but I saw this when I had my 20% off at the end of the year and was so excited... until I tried it. I tried it under my POREfessional primer, over my POREfessional primer, and with other primers (Smashbox, CoverFX, IT, and Jouer) and no matter what this product pilled on my skin. As soon as I'd start putting on my foundation this stuff would start to roll off. I tried applying my foundation with stippling, foundation, and kabuki brushes, with a beauty blender, and with my hands. I tried with several liquid and powder foundations from Mac, Loreal, CoverFX, Nars, Maybeline, Kevyn Aucoin, Estee Lauder, and Eddie Funkhouser but the pilling was ever present. I tried with a tiny amount and let it set, more than a tiny amount and let it set, and with and without moisturizer but the result was the same. If Benefit can find a way to make this stay on it just might work but since it wouldn't stay on my skin I don't know how well it mattifies, if at all.
Reviewed by 694 customers Thank you Benefit Cosmetics!!
Mikayla from Oregon, United States
I've loved several products from Benefit Cosmetics. I have an oily t-zone during the colder climates and this works wonders. I also use it all over during the more humid climates. Makeup stays all day!! Love how it gives a slight glow too so it doesn't look so chalky. Works amazing with all my foundations. Texture is a plus for me because I don't like some products due to the silicone/gel feel. This just feels like a water-based moisturizer but better. I have combination skin and super sensitive and this didn't break me out.
Not good for acne prone skin
TB from Buffalo, NY
I LOVE this so much and I wish I could use it but it breaks me out. I have acne prone skin, I don't really get pimples anymore because I was on that famous medication that starts with A (can't write it in the review.) Every time I use this, the next morning I wake up with at least 3 pimples. Such a bummer!!
This is the only primer I will buy and recommend.
Brandi from Tolleson AZ
So I applied this primer before I put on my makeup and then I add my makeup as usual and it lasts all day without pushing my make up out and then my face just being oily.
I would definitely recommend this product 💯
Brandi from Phoenix AZ
I have really oily skin so when I apply my makeup it never last no matter what but and I use. This product right here has worked so well, my make up last all day long.
Definitely buying again
Laura from Chicago
Used it every morning before makeup. Used to wear bare minerals blemish remedy mattifying prep gel but was discontinued! Had reduced my black heads significantly! But nothing, absolutely no this has help now, cheap, expensive or medium price product. So I decided to try this and so far it's working. Still feel oiliness but much better. It's the only other product that has helped me with my oily t-zone and black heads! Expensive though, buying it because I don't have a choice.
Noelle from Huntersville, NC
I absolutely love using this product. It keeps my skin super hydrated all day under my makeup. I sometimes even just wear it by itself because it works so well on my skin. I have hybrid (dry and oily) skin and this evens out my skin perfectly and lasts all day!
Tia from FL
I've used this primer for around two years now and I like it. My face is still oily about halfway through the day, but my skin is so oily I don't think a primer good enough exists. This one is really lightweight and feels like a moisturizer, which I really prefer. It won't feel like another layer of product on your face.
same as original
kassidy from usa
I bought this product after trying the original POREfessional primer because I would love to help matte my face. Overall the product is okay but I didn't notice a difference between this and the original primer. The consistency of the product is kind of sticky as well, not the best for powders.
Not Long Oil Control
Oily-Combo Skin from Midwest
Just not enough oil control for all day. Some foundations settle into larger pores on my cheeks/nose/chin area. Won't buy again.
McBrooke from New Bern, NC
I got this primer after trying the original and liking it but needing something to mattify my face. I honestly don't know if this does anything. I don't see a difference in pores nor any mattifying effect. I'll still use it till it's gone but will probably not repurchase
Works well. Love it.
Danyell from Burlington, NC
Are use this after moisturizer but before I put on my foundation. It works well at hiding deep pores and imperfections.
I wouldn't buy this again
Soph from Oregon
I have a fairly oily T-zone and it did nothing for me unfortunately, I even broke out the same day :(
sorta works for crazy oily gals but not really
izzy from NY
I've been using this on and off for over a year. I have like crazy oily skin where in an hour I can already see oils coming through and by about three hours I will look like an disco ball. If this sounds like you this product is okay but not the best. I will say that it extends the time frame of when I start to see oils come through but it's not as mattifying as I had hoped. The up shot is that it sinks in quick, doesn't disturb makeup application and I think I smells nice too. If you have normal to oily I think you would absolutely love this. For some one like myself this just isn't enough unfortunately
carriecwku from Hardinsburg, KY
I bought this mattifying primer because by the end of the day I feel like my face is shining. I have used it for about a week and I can't believe the difference. After 10-12 hours my face is still matte and not a bit of shine I actually forgot to use it this morning and was shocked at the amount of shine my face had by lunch due to not using this product.
Lena from Chicago
Not really a primer, used for about 4 months dries up if you don't act fast, does a good job at keeping makeup matte, would definitely use it with the porefessional primer works a lit better together
My poor face:(
Ky from Jackson Tennessee
I started using this product 3 days ago and my whole face broke out. My face is very clear normally and I only break out when I am stressed but my whole forehead is covered in acne and I had a cystic acne pop up on my cheek. Would not recommend
I luv it !!!
Maria from VA
It keeps my face matte all day!!! I have super oily skin.
AJ from SD
I used the regular porefessional, then tried this one, and they both do the same amount of control on oil and shine. I don't think this works well to control oily shine.
Not a long term matte
Karen from Seattle, washington
It absorbs well and definitely has a matte finish. I used this and the primer, put my regular makeup on but after a couple hours my face still got oily so it didn't work for me.
CrayB3autifil from Austin, TX
This is the product I've ever tried that actually controlled oil shine, matte my face more than
a couple of hours, and didn't break me out. I have a combo skin type, but more on the oily side. I have to be careful what I put on my face because I can breakout and scar very easily. LOVE this product, I highly recommend i! :)
Saw no difference in oil control.
Gb96 from Hagerstown, MD
I did not see any difference in oil control. It is a great moisturizer for my face, but after an hour or 2 after I cleanse, I still became just as oily as normal.
Loving product tytomydaughter
Esme from BAKERSFIELD
Best ever finally got product that has helped my skin from shining I am happy
JBear from New Jersey
I have oily skin, like you can take a card and scrape it off (gross). I didn't think this would help my skin look matte, but it did! I love it and my foundation looks great all day.
Love this brand just not this product :/
Laura from Los Angeles
I've been at battle with my oily skin for years and nothing seems to work:( Really thought this product would help and at first when I applied it my face felt matte, which I thought was a good sign. Unfortunately, as the day went on my face became oily. Still love the brand! Just not the best product for people with very oily skin.
I would buy this product again and again!!!
Hot Girl "Summer" from Houston, Texas
I apply this product after cleansing and toning my face. My skin type is oily. This product helps absorb the oil and shine throughout the day; especially during the summer when its hot and humid!!! (Houston, TX) I will be purchasing this again, as well as, adding it to my skincare routine.