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Mix this primer with Benefit The POREfessional for your smoothest skin yet.

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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.

How it Works

Tinged with pink, this silky primer uses light-reflecting pigments to give skin a subtle glow. The longwearing formula doesn’t just smell great—it also calms finicky skin with raspberry and chamomile.

How to Use

Twist the base of the tube to release the formula. Swipe a small amount over fingertips and gently pat onto clean face. Apply it in the morning under makeup, and throughout the day to reinforce the brightening effect.

Water (Aqua), Octyldodecanol, Glycerin, Cetyl Dimethicone, Glyceryl Stearate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Tapioca Starch, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Phenoxyethanol, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Tribehenin, Caprylyl Glycol, Mica, Behenyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Polyacrylate-13, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Seed Extract, Carbomer, Butylene Glycol, Peg-100 Stearate, Polyisobutene, Benzophenone-4, Sorbic Acid, Lentinus Edodes Extract, Bht, Disodium Edta, Iron Oxides (Ci77492), Fragrance (Parfum), Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract, Polysorbate 20, Sodium Methylparaben, Aminomethyl Propanol, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan), Sorbitan Isostearate, Tin Oxide, Sodium Propylparaben, Sodium Ethylparaben, Alumina, Methylparaben, Linalool, Silica, Propylene Glycol, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Chlorphenesin, Red 33 (Ci17200), Polyquaternium-7, Citric Acid, Isobutylparaben, Propylparaben, Sodium Dehydroacetate. N° 091307-4.

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Great coverage!
Purchased

I like this brightening primer. The texture is good and makes liquid and/or powder foundation go on smoothly and stays all day. Love it!

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this gal's best friend!
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I’ve been using this product for years, and I can’t imagine going without it. I don’t wear foundation (only an SPF moisturizer), so this is the perfect thing to even out my complexion and add a healthy glow without being too shimmery or heavy. A little goes a long way, and it smells fantastic. I really do love everything about it!

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Lots of Shimmer

Benefit's luminizers are full of shimmer. Love this for a night out and looks good on many shades of skin, but would never wear this to work.

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Love it!
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I love this product! It is very lightweight and helps keep my makeup on all day, whether I am using a foundation or just a powder. It is wonderful!

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Great Primer... Brightener? Not so much

I loved the way this primed the skin for foundation - works just like the pore-fessional. I didn't notice any real difference in the brightness. Perhaps I needed to reapply throughout the day as they suggest - but who has time for that? And I worry that would mess up my foundation. Wouldn't wear alone, but would purchase as a primer again.

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Love this!
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This is the best primer ever. My makeup use to run all the time and now it stays in place. I would highly recommend it!

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Good

I received a sample, tiiiiny, size of this. I was expecting something more thick for priming but it really does make a difference with brightening. However, for the price of a fu size I wouldn't buy it.
I've tried other brightening primers that I felt did the same job.

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Mix with Porefessional for an added oomph

This brightening primer is perfect for light coverage when mixed with Porefessional. I like to re-apply if I am feeling less than luminous.

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Helps my makeup stay put and really does brighten!
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I look years younger when I wear this under my foundation! Or at least I feel that way, and I guess that's what matters. :)

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Brighten your day
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I love the little bit of glow this adds under your make up. It doesn't matter if it's a night out or a day at the office, brighten up your face and look with a little of this primer.

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