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That Gal Brightening Face Primer by Benefit

That Gal Brightening Face Primer

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it's lightweight and doesn't feel like i'm wearing a primer

- Sephora User

it feels great, it's light, smells good, just an overall all excellent product

- Sephora User



but anyways, i loved how it brightened up my skin and smoothed it out

- Sephora User

it does smell gorgeous (think bubblegum) though, and i did love how easy it was to apply, smooth and creamy without weighing your skin down

- Boots User

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i absolutely love this product- super easy to apply and lasts all day

- Sephora User

my makeup only looks the best and stays on the best with this stuff

- Sephora User

pore minimizing

pore minimizing

i apply it everyday with pore professional benefit product, makes my skin look sooooooo smooth and clean =)

- Sephora User

my skin doesn't really need a primer (no large pores or fine lines) and my makeup stays on pretty well without a primer, but i just love how this made my face glow so nicely

- Sephora User



absolute best primer i've come across and i can use this as a light moisturizer if my skin happens to be hydrated that day

- Sephora User

this soft pink primer is simply magical, smooth, creamy, plumping, moisturizing, pore refining, blend like a dream and correct the dullness, greyness often encountered by very fair skins

- Sephora User



the first time i wore it, my face was also very itchy and dry after putting it on

- Sephora User

i think it was too dry which made it hard to apply

- Ulta User
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sephora userAugust 05, 2010

Brightening Face Primer

I recently tried "That Gal" after receiving it in a Benefit sample pack, and I think it's great. I've been using it under the Benefit Some Kind Of Gorgeous cream to powder foundation and I notice that it helps it to last much longer and look much smoother, plus it truly does brighten. One thing I've discovered is that it works just as well to mix a little of the primer with my face lotion instead of puttting it on as a whole separate layer. This makes the product last MUCH longer, thus it becomes more economical since it is rather expensive for the amount you get. Doing it this way also keeps my makeup from feeling too heavy. You need to experiment for yourself as to the right proportions of lotion and primer. Sometimes instead of the cream to powder foundation I'll mix my face lotion, That Gal, and a little liquid foundation to make a brightening tinted moisterizer. I agree with other reviewers that this primer is not for heavy duty concealing of imperfections or the filling in of lines and wrinkles. Leave that to Smashbox Primer. This is for people who have pretty good skin who want that glowy smooth look and want their makeup to have more staying power.

- sephora
sephora userJanuary 02, 2011

Best primer oily combination skin! Works magic!

I wear primers and tried out several, but this one is my favorite by far. I have oily combination skin and this works like a miracle product. I never have to re-apply make up after using this. It's almost has a deodorant effect, as it shields my pores from letting out any oils and I'm literally flawless all day long. It's the weirdest thing but I'm always amazed when I look in the mirror throughout the day and not a bit of shine comes through. Absolute best primer I've come across and I can use this as a light moisturizer if my skin happens to be hydrated that day. Otherwise I use Philosophy Hope In A Jar as my daily moisturizer. I discovered this in a kit and I highly recommend this if you are looking for a primer that is like a light moisturizer instead of a silicone based formula. You got to at least try it out the next time you go to the Sephora store. Ask for a sample and the next time you'll buy it. You'll see what I'm talking about. Other primers don't compare to this one. It's magically different. Very lightweight, light formula and does its job beautifully! My favorite Benefit product for sure.

- sephora
ulta.com userJune 20, 2016

MAGIC In A Bottle

I used this underneath just a pressed powder and it looked amazing. It made my face smooth, brightened my complexion, and hydrated enough to not have to put a liquid foundation or tinted moisturizer before my powder (I normally wear a liquid underneath for hydration). My makeup stayed in place ALL day and I have always had trouble with make makeup "slipping" even with long-wear foundations. It controlled oil really well and gave a beautiful canvas to use for my makeup. It helped my powder go on so much smoother which also helped it go on even and give me the perfect amount of coverage. I've only tried one other primer (ELF for pores) and it didn't make me believe in primers- but this one does!!! LOVE IT! Only downside is the price

- ulta.com
Boots.com userApril 4, 2013

Useless for oily/combination skin

Bought this primer on a whim whilst browsing in Boots. The sales consultant assured me that this primer would give a nice dewy finish to make up but would still allow my skin (under foundation) to appear matte and it would not make me shiney/oily in the t-zone. (I have oily/combination skin). It certainly did make me look dewy, healthy but also a little bit pink! Not a good look. Also, after about 3 hours I had to remove all of my make up because I looked so shiney and greasey I looked like I had been on a run. I'm using this up just on my cheeks now as it was so expensive, another con of this product...to be honest so overpriced in my opinion only 11ml for £22.50, the packaging might look large but the actual prodct contained inside is a tiny tiny amount for the price (about the amount you get in a nail polish). Compared to most other brands which give about 30 - 50 ml in their primers this really is amazingly expensive. Might work nicely on dry skins????? <span class="shop__a pd-reviews__translate-span">« less</span>

- Boots.com
sephora userApril 17, 2013

I love this stuff!

I'm on my third tube and I'm sure I'll keep going. This primer evens out my skin tone, smells great, and goes on smooth with good absorption. It does take a good amount to get good coverage and my only gripe is that I wish they made larger sizes so I didn't have to buy it so much. A few things to know: this primer doesn't give your face that silky satiny feel that other primers like Smashbox do. I find that works just fine for me, what I love about this product is the tone correction which is what I usually need. I have fair skin that is a bit acne prone and redness shows up very easily on me. Other primers feel heavy and clog my pores but this one feels lighter and doesn't make me break out.

- sephora


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