I hear rave reviews about Benefit’s “That Gal” primer all the time. I always have little samples of it whenever you buy any Benefit makeup kit along with a Bene-tint. Primer was something that was not high on my priority list when it came to doing my makeup, not unless there was a special event, of course.
The packaging is cute and colorful. Of course it is, it’s Benefit! Keep in mind I am only judging by the two sample sizes I have. On the back, it has a skyline, grass, and clouds. “That Gal” claims to be a brightening face primer.
Here are my thoughts…
I have been using this primer on and off for years. I think that every time I use it, I am not wow’ed nor am I upset about what it does. I guess that is why I keep trying it out to see if my opinion has changed since the previous time I’ve used it.
It does not irritate my skin. It does not necessarily brighten my face. Its pink tint is supposed to help, but the color barely shows up on my skin. I think that is good and bad. Good because I don’t want to look like I have pink skin. Bad because — wasn’t the whole point of this primer supposed to be brightening?
I use this after waiting 5-10 minutes for my moisturizer to dry. Then I apply this primer. On top, I put my liquid foundation and concealer. I do not notice a huge difference in the way my makeup applies. If anything this just feels like an extra step in my routine. I also feel I don’t need this because it doesn’t make my makeup last or fade in any way. Therefore, I would not purchase this product because I don’t love it and I don’t hate it. It is truly down the middle for me, leaning more towards I can do without it.
Have you tried this primer? What are your thoughts on it?