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I am 51 with very oily skin will this product work for me considering my age and oily skin.
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Can this primer make your foundation and concealer look non-cakey?


Benefit Cosmetics 'That Gal' Brightening Face Primer

What it is:A silky pink primer that makes skin appear smoother and brighter.What it does:Prime your skin to pretty—go from dull to darling with "That Gal"! Wear alone for clear complexion radiance or apply before makeup for a smooth, effortless application. Plus you can use it to re-brighten throughout the day.
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Questions & Answers for Benefit Cosmetics 'That Gal' Brightening Face Primer

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Is this product "Oil-free"?
asked 5 years, 7 months ago
lili4202
(Austin, TX)
on 'That Gal' Brightening Face Primer
12 answers
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answer 1
The ingredients on the box lists that it contains sesame oil.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
maddiegrl
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 2
Yes it is oil free. My friend works for Benefit and she said it was oil free so I trust her on that.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
lauren9739
(Bethel CT)
answer 3
The product is not oil free, but I have oily skin and I find that this adds no extra oil to my skin. It gives my skin enough moisture without being too heavy that it seems to help curb my skin's oil production.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
jmoxcey
(South Portland, ME)
answer 4
No, the product is not advertised as such - I have combo skin but never feel oily after applying this...
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
greeneyes9
(Texas)
answer 5
it is not oil-free..unless directly stipulated, a product is not oil-free. however, that being said, i did not find this to be greasy at all (and i have combo skin)
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
mollthedoll
(Ottawa, ON)
answer 6
I am not sure if they label it oil free, but I have seem it used all all skin types alot of acne prone skin, rosacea. exzyma broken capillaries. It tones down all the pink. It doesnt feel oily to the touch absorbs nicely and you cant feel it on your skin. its very light weight and natural looking. Hope this helps answer your question.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
cupcakefrenchfry
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 7
yes
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
elizaT
(aurora, co)
answer 8
Not totally sure that its oil free, but... I use it daily and my skin never feels greasy.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
crusse1
(Dallas, TX)
answer 9
I can't find anything that tells me whether it's oil free or not. I do know that I have oily skin and it doesn't exacerbate it at all. It's a great product.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
buhfly
(Tempe, AZ)
answer 10
If it is oil-free, I haven't noticed that it says that any where on the product. I will say it is very light and non-greasy unlike some of the other primers, but I wouldn't guarantee that it is oil-free.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
jm1110
(Valdosta, GA)
answer 11
Not sure, but I have really problematic skin and this product did not cause break-outs (most products containing oil really set my face off)
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
bookgirl74
(Indianapolis, IN)
answer 12
doesn't feel oily.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
cupidnca
(Lockeford, CA)
Question
For fair skin?
I have super fair skin and I'm a little scared that this would look fake and pinkish on me because of it. Has anyone else with really fair skin tried "That Gal"? How does it look on really fair skin?
Also, I wear bareminerals foundation and mineral veil - does the "glowyness" that this imparts still show after putting on mineral foundation?

Thanks!
asked 4 years ago
jesskah
(Galloway, NJ)
on 'That Gal' Brightening Face Primer
8 answers
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answer 1
I have fair skin, and wear 'That Gal' everyday. I love it, and it's not too pink once applied.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
afonseca
(Watsonville, CA)
answer 2
This is great for fair skin! I live in Florida and I'm in the marching band at my high school. I applied my make up for marching practice at 7 am with "That Gal" underneath. I use BareMinerals, which is fantastic! This lasts all day and never makes me oily or turns my skin pink.
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answered 3 years, 10 months ago
ALD310
(Vero Beach, FL)
answer 3
I have fair skin and it doesn't look pinkish at all. I also use bare minerals and I don't feel like it does anything to help my make-up go on smoother or stay on longer. I would recommend something from bare minerals.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
minimel
(Pickerington, OH)
answer 4
I am fair also. VERY sheer , it would be fine.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
camiller12
(OKC, OK)
answer 5
In the winter my skin gets very light and I was apprehensive too. It will not look to pink if you put on a thin layer. It leaves you looking dewy and fresh. I also us Bare Minerals foundation and veil and you can still see it if you put on a normal amount. If you wear a lot of it you will probably not be able to see it.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
xobeckababexo
(New Jersey)
answer 6
I'm a redhead so I feel you on the fair skin issue, it's not a problem. It's really soothing to the skin so if you have slight redness in your undertones as I do, it helps to even that out and leave skin looking radiant and youthful. I'm not a fan of the mineral foundation though, I think it can look cakey and even in young skin it seems to settle into the lines so unless you have particularly oily skin you may want to think about a liquid or cream foundation as an alternative.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
JandJ
(California)
answer 7
I have very fair skin. I have found that this product is about how much you use. I don't want a really shimmery look, so I apply enough to cover my skin and I don't look shimmery. When I want more shimmer, I apply it under my foundation, apply foundation, then I apply a little more on top of my foundation.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
jmoxcey
(South Portland, ME)
answer 8
I think you would be fine with this product. The pink isn't too dark & the shimmer is subtle. I am quite fair myself and really like the product. You only need a small amount.
answered 4 years ago
elyse1010
(Jackson, MI)
Question
What type of consistency is this product?
Is it gel-based, more of a moisturizer feel? Does it sink into the skin, or sit on top?
asked 4 years, 2 months ago
natalieelaine
(Boaz, AL)
on 'That Gal' Brightening Face Primer
7 answers
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answer 1
It has a moisturizing light weight consistency!
answered 5 months ago
melissabt
answer 2
Moisturizer feel with out the moisturizer. It's definitely not gel feeling.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
sjayro
(Palm Springs, CA)
answer 3
While I wouldn't say that it's creamy, it definitely feels more like a light-weight moisturizer as opposed to gel-based. It's light so it gives sheer coverage (really not meant to "hide" anything, if you're looking to cover blemishes) Since it's ultimately a primer, it's not supposed to be too thick. I find that the product definitely sinks into the skin quickly, it does not sit on top. I really recommend this product! :)
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
newyorkbird
answer 4
this has more of a moisturizer feel to it. to me it feels as if it absorbs into the skin but it also remains on top of your skin so that the pinky glow remains. you can use this by itself for that reason alone... however, i recommend using it under face powders such as hula, 10 and sunflower or under moon beam & high beam as well, as they last much longer when applied on top of "that gal".
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
MargRose
(New York, NY)
answer 5
More of an extremely light weight moisturizer. It soaks into skin well and leave it feeling refreshed. It's a great product...hope that helps!
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
JandJ
(California)
answer 6
That gal is more of a moisturizer consistancy. it soaks right ino the skin, leaving your complexion looking bright and radiant!
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
benefit
answer 7
It's very light and similar to a moisturizer. The product absorbs, but you can see the difference in a minute. Really.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
ChristaF
(New York, New York)
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How does work when covering up redness?
I have fair skin with pinky red undertones. Sometimes I can have mild redness. I have tried green primers, but they can be so hard to blend into my skin. I would love to know how (or even if) this product helps camoflauge redness. Thanks for the help!
asked 4 years, 1 month ago
LolaKatie
on 'That Gal' Brightening Face Primer
7 answers
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answer 1
I do too, and it really does do that!
answered 9 months ago
melena99
(Bridgewater, MA)
answer 2
Hmmmm, I wouldn't use this for redness, as it really is pink.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
canadastylesmith
(ST Albert, AB)
answer 3
Does not cover up redness!
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
camiller12
(OKC, OK)
answer 4
i also have red spots on my face.. this product does not work well concealing redness...TT
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
xiaoyianke
(NY)
answer 5
I'm your girl...I'm a redhead with all those issues! I wear this daily mixed with a tinted foundation (with spf of course). I let it sit for a minute with I conceal under my eyes and any other spot I want to hide then I follow with Benefit's Some Kind-A-Gorgeous foundation and translucent powder. I've tried a million other solutions and even work on occasion as a freelance makeup artist and this is by far the best match/solution I've found. Hope that helps!
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
JandJ
(California)
answer 6
I am very pale and I have a lot of pink undertones. I got this without even realizing it minimized pink undertones. I usually have pink blotchy skin in the morning after my shower....so I put this on for the primer and let it set for a minute or two....I noticed my pink tones were going away! Then I re-read the box and saw that it was something the primer did. It doesn't really help with redness from blemishes though.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
jmoxcey
(South Portland, ME)
answer 7
I don't think I would use it to cover redness. It is shear and light. I have redness too and I think you have to stick to the greens to even out your tones. Sometines yellow can help me also. Not pink.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
mejill
(cleveland, ohio)
Question
redness
does it help with redness at all.
asked 2 years, 8 months ago
beautylvr24
(canyon country, CA)
on 'That Gal' Brightening Face Primer
7 answers
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answer 1
Yes alot!
answered 9 months ago
melena99
(Bridgewater, MA)
answer 2
I would say not at all. Like most primers, it's supposed to help your makeup stay in place longer, but with the added bonus of a slightly shimmering effect.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
beautyguru87
(Arkadelphia, AR)
answer 3
it does brighten a bit the redness area's benefit boing concelar works perfectly with that gal :) ! i hope this helped you
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
memeliciouzalq
(Dubai,UAE)
answer 4
I don't have any redness, but have some brown spots, and it definitely does NOT cover them.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
janetteh
(Plano, TX)
answer 5
A little, but if I have major redness I go for bigger guns.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
steph49
(Maine)
answer 6
A little, but not like a concealer.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
fannylawren
(New York, NY)
answer 7
I tend to have redness on my face, too. I don't find that this helps cover it, but it does give your face a good glow and doesn't add to any redness, at least in my case.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
liondell
(Boston, MA)
Question
Does this make your foundation last longer?
I'm looking for a primer to make my foundation last because my foundation melts off even if i apply loose powder :( So i was wondering if this will work. Thanks! :)
asked 2 years, 1 month ago
Anonymous
(North Hollywood,CA)
on 'That Gal' Brightening Face Primer
7 answers
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answer 1
It helps a lot! :)
answered 9 months ago
melena99
(Bridgewater, MA)
answer 2
I apply this with a foundation brush, mixed with a small amount of moisturizer. I use a mineral powder base, and it seems to last well. I have not tried it with a liquid or cream foundation.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
tallredsuze
(New Braunfels, TX)
answer 3
I didn't like this as a primer. I'd suggest using the porefessional or drfeelgood as primers from Benefit. I do like ThatGal as just a light makeup look, so I use it in lieu of foundation.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
kgreene
(Boston, MA)
answer 4
I find that it does! You might also want to look into the POREfessional as well (haven't tried, but hear great things). This brightens incredibly and wakes dull skin up instantly. Foundation goes on smooth after application, and I love it! (Super biased here, been loyal for about a year - but it's worth a try).
answered 2 years ago
gwenythb
(Texas)
answer 5
Unfortunaly, i find that i must reaply after 4 hours, because it makes your skin look shiny. :)
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
awsomejasmine
(San Clemente,CA)
answer 6
I find that it does make my foundation last longer, I use less, and it goes on more evenly and smoothly.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
glossyaddictions
(Chicago, IL)
answer 7
I don't think this makes my makeup wear any longer than before I started using it. I wouldn't recommend it.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
amyrose13
(Chicago)
Question
Does it come off a pinky color?
I see it's a rose color but does it come off like that? If so does it need to be super blended to be a neutral color?
asked 2 years ago
glitterstar7917
(USA)
on 'That Gal' Brightening Face Primer
7 answers
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answer 1
When you put it on your skin the pink color goes away
answered 9 months ago
melena99
(Bridgewater, MA)
answer 2
not at all it actually blends into your face color
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
dreyuh
(San Diego, Ca)
answer 3
No - it blends easily, leaving a sort of glowy effect on your skin. I mix the primer with a little moisturizer (lotion), and apply with a foundation brush.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
tallredsuze
(New Braunfels, TX)
answer 4
No, it doesn't appear pink on the skin, although my skin tone is a bit flush.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
Ginger76
(Fairfield CT)
answer 5
It looks like that, but it comes off clear on the skin. After blended in, you don't notice the pink hue.
answered 2 years ago
gwenythb
(Texas)
answer 6
On my fair skin, the "pink" adds a healthy glow & overall consistency
answered 2 years ago
pearlgirl4
(Rogers, AR)
answer 7
It blends nicely to have a slight shimmer. It doesn't make your face look pink, but then again it doesnt make your face look crazy shiny or sparkly. Once you add foundation too, you definitely won't see any pink.
answered 2 years ago
Anonymous
(Gainesville, Fl)
Question
Where would you apply this?
are primers suppose to go all over your face or just certain areas?
asked 1 year, 3 months ago
Anonymous
(Toronto, ON)
on 'That Gal' Brightening Face Primer
7 answers
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answer 1
All over!
answered 9 months ago
melena99
(Bridgewater, MA)
answer 2
all over the face.
answered 11 months ago
RAINBOW2428
(GA)
answer 3
I put it on with my BB cream and blended them together so I can put it all over.
answered 1 year ago
monby
answer 4
All over your face.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
jessica1981
(Savage, MD)
answer 5
Honestly, I think for this product specifically you can do either. I've always used it all over, however because it brightens you can apply it to your cheekbones.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
bevie
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 6
Put some on your finger and coat it lightly on your face; or, mix a little with your liquid foundation; or dab some on as a highlighter. It all depends on what you want to use it for, how subtle you want it, and likely your age. I think it's a nice product - I vary it depending on what makeup I am doing - going to work vs going out, like that. It is not overwhelming or sparkly and such by any means so I would say give it a try!
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
laurent
(Temecula, CA)
answer 7
Well, primers are generally an all-over product to prep the skin for foundation. There are many kinds used for different effects- However, the use of this one may really depend on your skin type and your intended effect. If you have oily skin, I actually may not recommend this one at all; if you want the dewy look on cheekbones, perhaps apply only on that area, then a different primer on nose, chin, forehead, etc. It's not super shimmery but may produce a dewy effect more readily than other primers, so if you want to extend the life of a shine free face, try a different product.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
abbyquack
(SLC, UT)
Question
Do I put this on before or after moisturizer?
asked 5 years, 2 months ago
ackalil
(Boston, MA)
on 'That Gal' Brightening Face Primer
6 answers
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answer 1
You put this on after you moisturize. :)
answered 4 months ago
bkbombdiggity
(Inuvik, CA)
answer 2
After
answered 6 months ago
angelab32
(Halifax ns)
answer 3
Before!
answered 9 months ago
melena99
(Bridgewater, MA)
answer 4
Moisturizer should always go on before any makeup product.

Primer should be applied after your moiturizer, waiting at least 5 minutes in between to make sure your moisturizer gets into your skin - but that's just my tip.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
valentinephoto
(Front Royal, VA)
answer 5
I actually mix it with a tinted moisturizer, but the general rule is moisturizer goes on before anything else.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
JandJ
(California)
answer 6
You would apply this, and any other primer, after you have moisturized.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
se111
(Washington, DC)
Question
How much of this product should you use?
asked 4 years, 11 months ago
njjrocker705
(East Hampton)
on 'That Gal' Brightening Face Primer
6 answers
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answer 1
I usually dab it on my face and then rub in
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
llyla
answer 2
I used 3 small pinhead sized drops for my entire face. A little goes a long way!
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
TXBeautyLover
answer 3
For me, a little goes a long way! I find if I use too much it makes my skin a little pink-y.
answered 2 months ago
BrookieBaine
(Porcia, Italy)
answer 4
I just twist it twice, ends up being about the size of a dime and spread over my whole face.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
Anonymous
(Long Island, NY)
answer 5
I use very little. I highly recommend using the benefit brush. This way you don't waste any of the product, and it evens everything out much better. Again, you don't need much at all!
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
FirstLady
(Houston, TX)
answer 6
less is ALWAYS more.........it's already so smooth and lightweight that you don't need "lots"...just a little to smooth over your face and you should be good to go!!
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
TriniRiRi03
(Edmonton, AB)
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