Benefit Cosmetics "That Gal" Brightening Face Primer

This primer is good for more than just keeping our foundation going strong. Loaded with light-reflecting pigments, the dual-purpose formula creates a luminous base layer that can be worn alone or under makeup. We like to reapply it throughout the day to crank up the skin-brightening effect.

Benefit Cosmetics
4.4 out of 5 stars, based on 112 Reviews 112 Reviews
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So soft and creamy - not sticky or heavy!
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I admit I missed the boat on primer at first - this lovely stuff has forgiven me all my past mistakes. I apply it lightly with the beauty blender and it lasts all day. It also looks great under fluorescent lighting.

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Smells nice, that's about it

This is a useless product in my opinion. It does not seem to function as an effective primer, or give my skin any glow. It does have a nice berry scent, and does initially feel cooling. However, I cannot find any "Benefit" to using this, and I regret spending $29.00 on it.

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Good scent
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I like the smell, but that's about it. It doesn't do much besides make my skin look oily. I was hoping it would set my makeup better.

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doesn't do much

I honestly can't tell the difference between using this and not using it. Maybe my makeup stayed on a little better, but for the most part it was like not using a primer at all, and it definitely isn't formulated for oily skin.

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Not a great primer

I loved the smell and feel of this product so I purchased it intending to use it as a primer. I honestly did not see any better results when I used this under my foundation as opposed to just using foundation. I've read other reviews that people like wearing only this product so it may be better when worn alone.

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Overhyped

I used this primer for a few weeks and didn't notice any brightening at all. It also made my skin feel sticky on warmer days - not cool. Buy a Smashbox primer and save your money.

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Decent product, terrible package
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I used this primer a few times a week for less than a month before the applicator broke. Considering I got about as much use out of it as I do a sample - but for a much higher price, I'm disappointed. The product performance outside of package function was moderate, a decent base layer with some brightening effect. However it is not sufficient as the ONLY layer for 34 year old skin ;)

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Wanted it to work but applicator broke
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I tried this product and used it as someone suggested, a stand alone. Tried and used it and really loved the product. Then after a few uses the applicator broke - how? Not a clue. Birchbox gave me a full refund but still!

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not very strong
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this primer works just fine as a primer, but I wouldn't say it has remarkable staying power. also i did not see any sort of "skin brightening effect", could just be my skin tone though. All in all its a decent primer.

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Brightening

This was the first primer that I have ever used and I loved it!! It was brightening and it removed the redness that I had on my skin. However, I realized that if you put too much, it can be a tad bit oily.

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