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on 10/1/2012 4:10:00 AM
More reviews by NewWave
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine
I wanted to love this primer, but it's just OK like a previous reviewer mentioned. It sits on top of my skin, melts throughout the day, and does nothing to improve longevity of the foundation. I'm still on the lookout for the perfect primer.
on 9/28/2012 2:48:00 PM
More reviews by Emily0816
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
This product is just OK. I had to use a lot of it to notice any effect on my pores, and even then there was no "ah ha! they're smaller!" moment. My skin did look and feel smoother after blending it all in, and it has a nice texture. I panicked a little after putting on foundation (LM TM), which usually doesn't show my pores. This time, ironically, it did. I think it was because I put on the amount I normally use w/other primers, which in this case was too much. It was like Benefit created a magnet in each pore that sucked my foundation into it. I scraped off the excess with a fingernail and THEN my pores did look (slightly) smaller. I didn't have the same problem with La Mer TM. I would only use this on your T-zone, as it does a good job of controlling oil but will make normal skin look dry.
on 9/28/2012 1:54:00 PM
More reviews by shewantedmyagony
Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium
I really liked the consistency of it. Not too thick or thin. It didn't break my skin out or anything. I wish you got more for the price.
on 9/25/2012 9:05:00 PM
More reviews by fadingdreamland
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
the product blends very well and fills in the pores and creates a smooth appeareance, it does not clog them or cause breakouts either. I was so sad when my little tube was empty, I will certainly by a full size tube!! HIGHLY recommend this product!
on 9/24/2012 3:51:00 PM
More reviews by Afrocutie
Skin: Acne-prone, Dark, Warm
Hair: Black, Curly, Coarse
A miss for me. I was looking for the T-Zone control tubey thingy from Clinque. Found it had been discontinued for the past 18mths or something like that. Anyhoo, I went across to the benefit counter... Come away with ridiculously expensive porefessional. It is quite thick & coney, on application u can't blend too much or it will bead off. Combat that by letting moisturiser to settle before application of poref. Or by using kitchen towel to quickly take off beads.... Then apply makeup. My concealer went on a dream, the first layer. But when I went back to build up with another layer then the first would come away. Combat that by putting small amount of finishing powder on then next layer..... After that I will apply powder all over face. Yes face looked a little smoother, but it would look greasy real quick. Pores were still there. Um what exactly is its job? No likey, send to young experimental cousin who will use to mix with liquid foundation and leave the house like that.....
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 9/23/2012 10:55:00 PM
More reviews by bitterrose1025
Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine
This primer didn't diminish the look of my pores. It made my skin look super dry. And worst of all it broke me out around my nose. So I will be returning this product. I wouldn't recommend this primer
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 9/18/2012 8:44:00 PM
More reviews by genica
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium
This broke me out with 5 blemishes in only 2 days. I know they were caused by this product because they were all on/around my nose, cheeks, and upper lip; areas I very rarely have breakouts, and also areas where this product was applied (to reduce t-zone shine and minimize pores). Even for someone blemish-prone such as myself, 5 new spots in 2 days is insane. I've never had any luck with primers, so for someone whose skin does well with them and also is not acne-prone, perhaps their experience would be differerent. For myself, I threw away my sample and will not be purchasing.
4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
on 9/15/2012 6:08:00 PM
More reviews by NYCBeauty99
Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
The good thing about this product is that I didn't pay for it. I "cashed" in my Sephora points and got a full sized tube of the primer. I wish I had saved my points. Although the primer does smooth out skin, the effects don't last very long. By the end of the workday, my face is a greasy mess when I use this. Unfortunately this primer, like many other Benefit products, is not worth its price ($30 retail).
on 9/9/2012 4:44:00 AM
More reviews by ainelbmsmr10
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
I love the matte finish it gives you and the smell is amazing! Although this seems quite pricy for the small tube, but you don't really have to use a lot. My t-zone gets quite oily after a few hours, so after moisturizing, i put about half a pea size onto my t-zone and the amount of times i have to blot throughout the day dramatically reduces!Some times I wear this alone and it leaves my skin looking fresh! I'd most probably buy this again unless i find some thing better
on 9/8/2012 10:33:00 PM
More reviews by Tresha
Skin: Combination, Tan, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium
My pores actually looked bigger the longer I wore it through out the day, and I need to stop falling for cute packaging. This gave a small amount of oil control, but really not much compared to other products. I usually love things from this line! This far from wowed me. It did not help to keep the foundation from fading. This was very siliconey and cakey..,.and my pores was still visible. Especially when my oil broke through after 4 hours and my foundation faded. I wore this with Benefit Hello Flawless foundation. These two together didn't stay flawless on my oily skin. I could still see every pore on my face. It looked nice on areas where my pores are not big, so it basically defeats the purpose of this product for me. I prefer my Pop Beauty Face Magnet. That one actually fill in my pores and looks flawless all day.
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