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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Benefit That Gal Primer

I’ve always wanted to be “that gal”. ;)
And of course, I've always wanted an absolute HG! I know everyone loves the Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer but I just feel like it’s overrated. So after trying the Smashbox, my search solemnly continued.
It’s a silky pink primer with light reflecting pigments to brighten the complexion, and it comes in an interesting glue-stick like container. You click the base, dispensing the product out of the vent at the top. A few clicks is enough to do my entire face.

Why I like it

Here are the major plus points that I can vouch for after using it:
  • visibly brightens my skin,
  • makes my complexion appear more even and smooth,
  • helps keep my skin from flaking (I have dry skin that tends to flake)
  • helps my makeup stay put, and
  • makes my foundation go on a lot smoother.


The only downside I’ve found is that I can’t tell when I’m about to run out. It’s not clear how much product remains in the tube until it’s empty (click click click), which is why I keep a backup. That was a lesson I learned the hard way.

Tips & Tricks ;)

One way to apply it is after your moisturizer but before your foundation; that’s for a smoother application.
Another way is to apply throughout the day on top of makeup to re-brighten the complexion.
It also works when worn alone, like on one of those “no makeup days” to keep the complexion from looking too dull and to help the skin look more even-toned. That’s how I’ll wear it sometimes, when I’m going to the gym or going out to run quick errands.
Also, I would like to add that my skin is more on the dry side, but I’ve used That Gal on dry, combo, and oily skin types and find it works for all of them. If, however, you’re crazy oil slick oily, then I might give it a test run before committing to a purchase.
As Benefit puts it, “It’s That Gal perfection for a happy complexion!” — so find your happy complexion today. :)

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