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 104 Reviews 104 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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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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Too Pink

Personally, I don't use compact or concealer because my skin is pretty clear. So I put on this product on my face using a standard moisturizer first, then the product. Once on, my skin it felt extra soft (felt extra moisturized) but it was too pink for my face. If you're going to use this, I recommended it for just highlighting one's cheeks.

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