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Our silky pink primer takes your complexion from dull to darling! Simply blend it on for the look of brighter, smoother skin.
11 mL 0.37 US fl. oz.
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, POLYACRYLATE13, PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) SEED EXTRACT, CARBOMER, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, PEG100 STEARATE, POLYISOBUTENE, BENZOPHENONE4, 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), POLYQUATERNIUM7, CITRIC ACID, ISOBUTYLPARABEN, PROPYLPARABEN, SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE. N¬∞ 0913074
Feeling bummed by a blah complexion? Perk up and twist the base until the primer is distributed on the top. Apply with fingertips onto the face and blend this silky pink primer in an even, upward motion. She’s the perfect partner to your foundation or moisturizer. Gently pat on during the day to cheer up your complexion.
If you're a no-makeup gal, wear it solo for a darling glow.
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Great product that I have ever used.
I bought this in September after a makeover and it has become my go to product after moisturising. I find it really brightens my skin up and I have little need for a highlighter when using this. It also helps give the skin a pretty, dewy look. A definite must have in my make up bag and a product I can't live without. It also smells delicious.
I love this product a lot because , 1 it really brightens my complexion (without foundation or concealer)and eases redness, 2 it smells amazing . I find that it doesn't really brighten my face under foundation though so I knocked of one star .
The product is of high quality.
I love this product because it smells amazing, makes your skin feel refreshed and moisturised, helps reduce redness and works quite well as a primer! Definitely recommend this product
It is easy to apply! I prefer to ware this product on its own over my moisturiser for a real fresh, dewy look. When I use foundation over it, it makes my skin look more oily! I would definitely recommend to my friends, especially ones who have dry, dull skin.
I want and always like to see honest reviews about a product.Now I have to be honest and say this is a lovely smelling primer and does feel great on the skin,it is a perfect canves for my makeup.It does give a beautiful glow from under foundation of not layered on.I have found this to be a nice a primer with my normal skin,the only downside is that I do not find that it keeps makeup on any longer than if you was not to use this under your foundation.There is no staying power to this at all.I would stay clear if you have oily skin.If you have dry,normal to combination skin I think this would suit you fine.I do believe it's claims to a have a "soothing"'effect.ive knocked 1 star off due to not locking in your foundation
I like this product a lot and would buy regularly and wear daily if it wasn't so expensive for such a small amount of product. Wish they'd make a no frills bulk version with more product or lower the price. Besides for the price, it's perfect.. minimizes poors, smooths skin, and pretty pink color does "brighten" and give a youthful look
I find this product very underwhelming. Firstly, to be called a primer, it needs to live up to what people's expectations of a primer are, and that is to prep the skin and fix makeup in place to LAST. This product however, does not do this - my makeup actually lasts longer without using this product beforehand. Secondly, this product is supposed to "brighten your complexion". Unfortunately this also does not happen - with the primer underneath my foundation, no glow comes through! Finally, I was told that the ingredients of chamomile and soothing raspberry would ease redness. My skin is just as red, if not more red after applying this product (I have very pink undertones) . Such a waste of money! It gets one star because it smells good!
This primer smells so good and feels so refreshing on the skin. I have quite dry skin so use it after moisturiser and it makes my skin feel amazing
This primer really helps to brighten your complexion and looks great on any skin tone. However, I do find that if you layer foundation over it that you don't see much difference
Love this as a primer really brightens the skin
I purchased this in the duty free section of an airport after previously buying the 'do the bright thing' kit, which features this as a mini bottle. This is great- you need so little, and i love how easy it is to use... You can noticeably see a difference in my complexion now, and i often blend it with 'girl meets pearl' which seems to be a great combination. Thumbs up!
This product was one of the first makeup products I've ever used and nothing has really matched up since, despite it having been several years since I first tried it. It brightens my face, brings some color to my face, and makes my skin feel so soft. I love it!! I just can't find anything quite like it and nothing even comes close to matching it.
I am usually a huge fan of benefit's face products but i had an awful reaction with this. It had both almond oil and sesame oil which are popular allergens and there was no warning!!! im very allergic to both and i had a full blown reaction all over my face!!
i have fairly oily skin and i love this product! i was kind of nervous, but i love that this doesn't have a silicon-y texture that most primers have. it leaves my skin feeling nice and soft, and i definitely see a difference when i use it under my makeup.
I LOVE That Girl Primer. I use it every day, either just the primer and a little powder or full out makeup day. I love the way it feels, it smells so good and my complexion has never been better while wearing this product. The only draw back is the tube that it comes in has no indication how much you have used. There have been many of times I go to use it and it be empty and I have to go without. There used to be a trial size that came with a porefesional too that I bought just because of the packaging. I wish I could find that again...
I love this Benefit product so much I have reviewed it fully on my blog along with two other primers! check it out and let me know what you think in the comments! the link is www.emmamariewills.blogspot.co.uk
This primer does its job well. It helps my makeup stay on for a longer period of time, it makes my face smoother and softer, and it smells so good! The main problem about it is that it doesn't contain much product for the price it is given. Benefit should make the packaging bigger, or make the price lower. Also, I just don't get why it is called "brightening" primer, because it didn't really bright my face that much. Anyway, I liked it but I will probably not buy it again because the price is too high for such a small amount of product inside.
I've try a lot of primers, nothing comes to to this one. I'm so glad I switch over to Benefit.
I'll admit, I had low expectations for this after not seeing good reviews for it but I was so wrong! I tried this not long ago and it was fantastic! It definitely created a smoother base for my foundation and it kept my makeup looking fresh all day! I really like the smell too.. smells like candy! Not sure how good it would be for oily skin - I used to have very oily skin but have only tried this primer since its been drier, having said that it did seem to Mattify my hello flawless foundation more than my porefessional does.
From the second the lady @ Boots putted this product on my face i fell in love with it! I mix it with my foundation for a light clear look :-)
I received this in a mini set with the 'Do the Bright Thing' set and I never really touched it as I wasn't 100% sure as what I would do with it. SO after a few months I decided to take the plunge and just use it and I don't know why I never used it in the first place. It creates a gorgeous glow on your face. I still use foundation though as I feel I am too pale and have red blotches on my skin - not nice. Thinking about purchasing the big bottle of it... hurry up pay day!
I received a sample size of this item in my Beauty Score (which is AMAZING and a great deal) and I tried it out for the first time today. I applied it all over, just as I have been doing with my sample of the POREfessional and went about my morning. I looked in the mirror around noon and my face was SO oily I literally gasped. Not dewy, oily. I don't have this problem with the POREfessional, so I know it has to be this formula. Bottom line: I would not recommend this for people with oily skin. Not cute. :(
This primer is perfect for my skin which is usually quite dry/dehydrated. It leaves a lovely dewy finish all day without looking oily. I also found that my make-up stayed on much better when using this primer. I absolutely adore it and would recommend it to anyone with slightly dryer skin.
Love this product! I use it on my cheeks to give them a natural younger looking pink glow. Find it a bit expensive though for the amount you get. If I were to use it daily it wouldn't last long, so I only use it sometimes.
It smells like strawberries, has thesame colour too.
This is good for under a yellow tinted foundation.
Foundation lasts longer and stays in place.
Doesn't do much for me without foundation on top.
It's not blending or melting with my foundation.
A pleasant mood comes easy with this one!
I use this every day when I don't want foundation. It adds a subtle, healthy glow and feels beautiful. I'm a bit of an oily Olly, but this is perfect. I'd recommend this to anyone, and may even start giving it as gifts.
Love how this product makes my skin feel. Perfect for putting on and not needing any make on up.
I love this product! It really does brighten your skin, as if you've just been to a spa all day! I like to layer this under make up, or wear alone if I'm just running out and about! I also love the packaging. It's just a nice standard type of package, nothing odd shaped or anything. Easy to get just the right amount of product out. It looks pink when you take it out, but I really don't find that it leaves any sort of pink tint on the skin or anything! The product lasts a long time as well, so its a great value!
I love this product! Great consistency, lasting. However, WAY too light for me. I know it's supposed to be brightening, but this just washes me out. Please at least make a medium
I bought this because i needed a primer for a water based foundation for my wedding make up and this is water based with some silicone.
It works well with silicone based foundation, have not got to try it with the water based one yet.
It has a good smell, the pink color really helps to even out my yellow toned skin.
2 things i don't like about it is you get only 11 ml product for the price.
It contains many kind of parabens.... WHY?
I'm shocked! This primer truly brightens my face. My makeup lasts all day with this. It doesn't have a strong smell. Its is my holy grail primer!
My face looks fresh and healthy after applying this primer. :)
I have tried many types of primer but Benefit's THAT GAL doesn't clog my pores (relatively big) and it preps my face for any foundation and blusher. I love how it smells too! :)
I use this product every day and I love it. I can't go without it. I mix it with my foundation to even out the color (I have pink undertones) and it helps my makeup to stay and look luminous. The tube design is awesome too because you get every drop out. This is my HG primer.
I love this product, goes on really easy and works as such a fab primer that I now don't use foundation and still look natural. I literally use this with powder and blusher and I'm ready for a whole day.
I've been using this for maybe four years now, and it's just lovely. The raspberry scent isn't too potent and it is deliciously girly. I love priming with this in the morning, it gives the PERFECT dewy glow and has never caused any trouble for my VERY SENSITIVE SKIN! It's such a great buy because if you never thought you would use something like this - just try it, you will not know how you lived without it.
"That gal" certainly lives up to its claim of being a brightening face primer. It made my skin glow, without becoming oily (very important for me). However, be careful not to apply too much. Even if you really want your skin to shine, it'll just end up looking a couple of shades lighter. This primer smells pretty nice, but I tend to only pay attention to how my makeup smells if it's so bad it makes me want to throw up. I doubt you'll notice how it smells, anyway. I can't very well give this primer less than four stars because it is perfect for dry skin types. Too bad my combination skin doesn't benefit as much (see what I did there?). That Gal has a perfect texture. It's light, creamy and velvety, it goes on smooth and even, and sinks into your skin. Basically, it's smudge-proof. I hate makeup that can slide around my face or rub off. If you really want to go for an effortless, natural look (that won't need any touch-ups), stick to the types of products that leave no residue! Start with this over the porefessional, which sits on top of your face and can be messed up. Top it off with Benetint for your cheeks and lips, and Badgal mascara, which is clean and clump-free. You'll look perfect when you put it on, and your face will stay that way for the whole day. The packaging was pretty cool, too. Gotta love Benefit.
It just doesn't do anything for me. I've already got a naturally rosy complexion, so that gal doesn't really add to it. Not impressed.
This primer helps to brighten my skin, especially when I'm lacking sleep and under stress. The fragrance is sweet but light enough and the texture is not oily, which is important for my combination-prone-to-breakout skin! Love it!
I love the smell and packaging of this product but im not really sure whether it does anything for me. I dont think it helps my foundation stay on any longer and i dont think it brightens my face. I feel i need something under my foundation so i use it for that reason, but at the moment im still trying to work out whether its working for me.
I love this product just as much as I love the Pore-fessional! This primer is better if you don't want to wear any makeup, like on weekends when you just need to chill and run errands. It just gives your complexion that extra little boost it needs to look glowy and beautiful!
It will never cover pock marks, a fake smile or a jersey accent.
I generally avoid higher priced make-up, but after I tried this I never looked back! I've tried many other primers but none make me look and feel as good as this one! I have very pale skin prone to being both extremely dry and rather oily, and I have a tendency to redness and imperfections, this primer works genuine miracles. I use it every day and all I need is some of this, concealer where needed and a little bit of powder (I get shiny) and I have beautiful, bright, glowing skin that stays that way ALL DAY. I would definitely recommend this product to anybody looking for a healthy dewy look - beautiful! xx
I have been used it for a week. I don't see any different in my face. Doesn't works.
I use this product daily. I usually use it on top of the Pore-fessional, and sometimes I use it alone, or even under my foundation (in the rare event I use foundation). It is a nice product that provides light coverage, and a nice color. Keep an extra on hand, because you are unable to tell when you are about to run out.
i was a bit dubious about this primer especially as its quite expensive and I've been fooled before into buying more expensive products thinking the quality is worth the price- this definitely is though. most primers I've tried don't actually do anything much but this manages to make my skin look healthy and dewy, on a good day I don't feel I need to put anything over the top which is brilliant as don't particularly like wearing foundation all the time but feel at certain times I do need some cover
however it is still just a primer so it will not cover everything but it gets as close if not closer than anything else I've tried, one of my best buys this year without a doubt
It smells great, but when i put it on i find it doesn't help keep my makeup on and it makes my face oilier than usual.
This is the 4th tube of 'that gal' that I've purchased - and for good reason! I usually don't regularly buy the same product, but 'that gal' is just that good! It always makes me look brighter and more awake and has a lovely scent that cheers me up. Not sure if I'm just biased, but I also think that this holds my foundation in place better than other primers I've used!
I adore this product. I suffer from red patches and my skin is blemish prone. I mix this product with equal amounts of porefessional and apply evenly. The result is incredible. I'm not a professional so cannot say this will work for everyone. However for the first time in six years I went out with no foundation on. There was no need. The results are flawless.
ok not sure what happened. Nothing breaks me out ever ! anyway I wore this over my Clinique Turnaround serum and bang bang bang...tiny erruptions around jaw and chin. Burning and red bumps. I didnt touch it.....or put anything over it. Let it be. after a while it all disappeared. strange
Pinkish undertone might cause ashyness to NC40/42 skintones
I love that gal, but I also use porefessional and think that gal might not be as good. It's a lot stickier than porefessional and has a nicer scent, but they are fairly on par with each other and I think I get more value for porefessional, they're both great though!
I have used quite a few primers from Smashbox Photo Finish primer to Yves Saint Laurent (Matt Touch) Oil free primer (and loads of other brands). I found "That Gal" made my skin glow with a subtle but fresh radiance. I really like how my face looks when I wear it with or without a foundation. Don't know about others but it certainly works for me.
I can see how this product COULD be amazing, but for someone with pale skin with very red blemished it looks terrible, makes my skin even more red, gives it an oily texture that can rub off makeup easily and i personally thought it gave me more blemished, definitely not worth the price BUT if you do have clear, dry skin i can imagine it works really well.
This primer gives a really nice natural, un-cakey finish. Its great for every day and really easy to apply. Its masks redness and scars really well before you've even applied foundation or concealer.
I just got this and I had to try it out. After one use I'm not sold on the product just yet. I have read and heard reviews that it smelled like strawberries, that wasn't my experience. It wasn't fruity in any way in my opinion. It wasn't a horrible smell but definitely didn't smell like fruit! It is a very sheer product and very slightly tinted pink. I applied it under my foundation with my fingers and I felt like in order to cover my entire face I had to apply a decent amount. I didn't feel that the container was that large and I'm not sure how long it will actually last when you need to use two twists, at least for me, to cover the full face. I didn't notice a drastic change in my appearance but I noticed a slight one. I think I will only purchase the product again if it lasts me for a while. I think at this price that if it doesn't last long I won't repurchase! Not a bad product!
I use this when I can't be bothered with a full face of makeup - it really brightens up and evens out my skintone, i find it great for brightening the under eye area and just giving myself a dewy, healthy look which is very natural.
I don't think it was anything special, didn't last very long.
It brightend my appearence slightly,but not majorly. My makeup stayed on for quite a long time, but no longer than if I had used a primer half the price. Probaly won't re-purchase, but I did like it.
This product is awesome! I either wear it alone and it gives my skin a fresh glow, or mixed with Flawless Liquid foundation and it gives great coverage,
This is the best primer ever!
The product smoothens my skin and brightens it.Great to use it daily or under makeup.The only issue is that there are no benefit stores in India and have to order it whenever someone comes from out of India.
This is a lovely little product, but it definitely may not be for everyone.
That Gal is a simple primer with a very faint pink undertone to give dull, sleepy skin a little kick of brightness. If you're like me and you have a natural pink undertone, this is great but if you're more yellow or brown, be careful to blend this in so you don't have pink streaks!
For me, the product did not add much in the way of brightness or color because I always have a pinkness to my face even if I haven't slept in a week and have the flu but if you're prone to dullness and grayness, this will add a nice little zing to your tired skin.
I would recommend this if you're wanting a dewy look. If you're aiming at a matte look, you'll have to do some serious powder work because this primer does go down very dewy and moist.
I always use this product on minimum makeup days only - when I use this, I put it down, let it dry, and then apply a tinted moisturizer over it. It's great for a very low maintenance look but I would recommend something more heavy duty for a full makeup look - I recommend giving The POREfessional a try for that.
All in all, I use this product a whole lot because it adds smoothness, moisture, and brightness for minimal makeup days. Give it a try, you will love it!
I have very sensitive skin yet despite the fragrance, I have no bad reactions. It makes my skin appear brighter and healthier - particularly helpful when ill or hungover - and creates a really nice base for other products, like concealer and foundation. It does run out surprisingly quickly though.
I have got 'confessions of a concealaholic' which I absolutely love. It was the trial size and once it ran out I just had to purchase the full size one of this! It is so lovely and leaves a lovely feel to your skin. It smells of strawberrys and lasts for absolutely ages! I also find that because I am pale, the lovely pink glow in this means I dont need to apply blusher all the time if I am just doing a small amount of makeup. Definately worth investing in...its a great product
I started using it because a sample was given to me as a free gift. I have a round, oily face, so I don't like to use a ton of blush, but certainly as I get older, I like some brightening on my cheekbones to make me look younger. But I can't add anything to my T zone, which is already oily. I put this on the tops of my cheekbones, on the inside corners of my eyes, and brow bones, underneath the rest of my makeup. It just brightens the areas that need it to make my face sparkly in the right places. Its pricy, but a tube will last FOREVER, with the small amount I use on a daily basis.
I dont wear foundation as my skin is generally clear but i do mix thi with girl meets pearl to create a pretty pinky glow all around the face. It helps hide imperfections and when i've tried it with foundation it really gives good staying power!
'that gal' gives my skin a lovely glow and although I am not one for smelly cosmetics and skin care, I love its fragrance. However, using it every day, I go through one every 4-6 weeks! I like it but even for its price, I wish it lasted longer.
This product really brightens up my appearance. And is my favourite stage in my makeup routine!
The consistency is really smooth and silky and is a delight to put on your face.
The product comes in a really cool bottle, it's fun to twist!
The reason that I did not give the product 5 stars was that I feel as though you do not get enough of the product for the money.
But I still feel as though it is worth it as it has now become a crucial stage in my makeup routine, as it creates a really smooth surface to put my foundation on!
The colour can be quite off putting because light colours can sometimes look weird on medium skin tones, but it looks great, it blends in really well. I'm nc 35 or beige in the hello flawless range, and it does not make me look ghost like which were my initial thoughts when I first tried it
My sample via LBB (Little Black Bag), a very generous one I must say, hooked me forever and I couldn't wait to order it. This must have product is delivered like a roll on deodorant so nothing is wasted. On some days you only need this, a little powder, some eyebrows and off you go. This is truly a must have in your make-up bag. I've got my sister, my nieces and several people at work hooked on this.
I love mixing That Gal with my liquid foundation, about half/half mix. It gives the loveliest glow! On quieter days when I'm not wearing foundation I mix it with Porefessional to even out and brighten my skin. Perfect!
I don't wear a lot of make up, so this is perfect for me to use instead of foundation - it really does what it says, which is brighten your face and make you look fresh. And it smells lovely too.
It's also great underneath eyeshadow as a primer, every time I wear it the eye shadow doesn't smudge or clump at all.
Highly recommend, but if you wear a lot of make up don't expect this to cover like a foundation.
I was really excited to get this as a free sample because I wanted something to brighten my complexion, that I could wear without foundation if I was just popping out. I found there were good sides and a bad sides to the product. The good sides are that it is easy to use, it smells lovely, and it literally keeps my foundation on ALL day. As in, I can put it on at 6.30am and it's still perfect at 9pm when I take it off. The bad sides are that it does nothing to brighten my complexion and it doesn't feel as nice on your face as Porefessional. It feels heavier, more like a moisturiser. I do feel that it is great as a primer though and will definitely be buying the full size one when my sample runs out!
Absolutely love the smell and how smooth it goes on.
Last's throughout the day as well.
Gives your face a nice glow too it!
I have exceptionally oily parts of my face, that do not respond well to most make ups. I either end up with a rash, or clogged pores. This product, never feels greasy, always washes away clean, and leaves my skin looking perfect. With a tiny dap of Erase Paste on that weird spot near my nose and "that gal" I've got a perfectly smooth look without having to use another make up product whatsoever.
Benefit...your products are always the best.
Me (17) and my mum (44) both use this product!! We both loooove it! It's so hydrating and silky smooth but not oily! This goes perfect under any concealer/foundation as me and my mum both use different ones. Deffinately will be buying this again! :D
Well, not greasy.I am a neutral skin. And very fragrant.Love as the makeup before the milk
I have a friend who knows everything about Benefit! (She was the one that told me about it). She recommended 'The POREfessional' primer for me because I was complaining about the size of my pores. We went into debenhams a few days after that and I wanted to buy it, I also wanted a colour match for 'play stick'. The lady removed my makeup and said that my pores were tiny, and that it was my foundation that made it look like I have huge pores! She offered me 'That Gal' because Im quite young, she said it would brighten up my face and make it look natural! After she used it and did my makeup with 'hello flawless oxygen now' as there wasnt a light enough shade of 'play stick' my face looked amazing! Never looked as good before! My face was flawless! Now benefit is the only makeup company I trust! I would definetely recommend this to a friend! My 'huge pores' dissappeared! Thanks so much for this! :)
I absolutely love this primer and it's lasted so well with daily use.
I mix a twist of this with a dab of porefessional and my skin looks perfect with no need for foundation!
Perfect! 5 stars - love it, love it, love it!!
I am beginning to think Benefit products just don't work for my skin type or maybe it's my age. Since the Porefessional did not work for me. It was recommended to try That Gal and again my skin became very oily. Sorry Benefit I wanted to love your products but it just does not work for me.
I give four stars coz the texture of the product is good, light, moisturizing and easy to apply. And the smell is nice, light strawberry, i think.
But I don't see any point of using this product. It is a primer but without SPF. And I don't think it can keep the make-up last longer. Basically, it just brightens the skin a bit, which however, can be totally done by foundation and blush. If you want moisture, why not using the hydrating lotion?
So nice product with good design but not really useful.
I love this primer, it gives my skin a fresh look, not too shiny like a highlighter but with a healthy glow that I love it!
I got a sample of this and really never tried much or any benfit product and was excited........it makes it so much easier to put conclear or any makeup,this also gives me a bit of color when i wear it alone a must have for me!
That Gal is a product I don't use all of the time, I actually only use it when I wake up on the wrong side of the bed so to speak. Why? Well, it looks great on it's own, and so when I'm in a rush it's quick. Another great reason is the smell is irresistible! It smells a bit like strawberries and cream. It smooths my pores a bit and just lightens up my face. I can't help but feel a bit better on those wrong side of the bed mornings after using that That Gal!
That Gal subtly adds a little extra pinky glow to your skin. I use it on my cheeks and as a primer for my eyeshadow and dark circle concealers. A little goes a long, long way and it smells great!
This covers up imperfections and gives skin an instant glow! It also smells like candy!!! <3
I give this rating not because of the product itself, but the service and the package. Well, yes, I'm officially writing to complain. This primer I bought seemed used by someone. Or for other reasons, the package was open and the liquid was smeared onto the lid, immediately disappointing me. I hope for better and quality service, BENEFIT could check the product before sending to customers. Very very disappointed!
I have tried every high-end primer in the book, but this one beats them all. Despite having very oily skin, this keeps my makeup in place all day long. Although I didn't necessarily buy it for the brightening properties, the first day I wore it, a co-worker told me my skin was "absolutely glowing". I was surprised because my foundation is medium-to-full coverage and I didn't think it would show through. It does, however, create a very subtle brightening effect. Thanks Benefit for yet another fantastic product!
Bought 'That Gal' to lighten/brighten my under eye area, now I mainly use it to blend my contour powder. Really helps it hold its' own under my foundation; add a little blush on top, and I'm one of those lucky girls with great cheekbones.
This product smooths the skin out perfectly, gives you a beautiful complexion and on top of that smells absolutely amazing ! ! ! ! :D
This product was a little bit of a let down for me! i bought it last year before christmas to treat myself and the product only last 2 weeks max. I used the same amount of the produuct as the lady in the shop told me to an it still was used up in no time at all. This product was a waste of money as it only made a slight change to the way my skin looked for the highly expensive price that it comes with. I will never buy this product again as it was just a waste of money!
Nice overall, does brighten and make skin look a little illuminated, not sure if it's really a brightner than a primer though. I think it's best as a brightner myself.
I love this primer, it does what it says on the tin and so much more, it brightens the face and smells fantastic, really really reccommend!!!
This product smells lovely and gave a nice smooth base to apply foundation onto but that was about it. I cant say it made my skin look amazing and my makeup last all day because it didnt. For the size and the results i thought it was pricey and will be trying a different primer instead of buying this again.
I instantly fell in love with this product the first time I used it. I went from dull to glowing within seconds! I purchased it because a my friend's makeup is always awesome and she uses this product. I apply it under my fave powder foundation and it makes my skin look flawless. This lightweight primer is soft and creamy which allows your makeup to go on smoother as well as last longer. So go ahead...buy it!
I just bought my copy of Glamour and received the free sampler. I suffer with very dark circles under my eyes and the Erase Paste is amazing but I still feel like after a few hours they are beginning to show again. 1 dab of this amazing product and it instantly brightened up my under eye area which helped divert attention from the dark circles. Absolutely amazing! Only given it 4 stars because I haven't used it much but I will definitely be carrying it in my school bag and hand bag until it runs out when I will definitely be buying the full bottle!! :D
It may just be my skin tone, but I did not notice any difference with this primer, with or without foundation. Really rather disappointed.
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Can we mix it with Porefessional?
I really like the idea of a brightening primer but I also have large pores, which I like to cover up with porefessional. Is is possible to use both? How?
I mix them both! Perfect combo to brighten my skin & hide my pores!
I LOVE mixing "that gal" and the POREfessional! I put a small amount of the POREfessional, "that gal" and hello flawless oxygen wow on the back of my hand and mix with a cotton swab. Then, I apply the mixture with a foundation brush! It's super easy and my face looks flawless :)
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Do you apply bad gal before or after your moisturizer?
I apply it after and it looks nice! :)
After, it's a primer to be used in between moisturiser and foundation (or just after moisturiser if you don't like to wear foundation)
That gal is a primer so you should apply it after you moisturize.
That Gal purchased a year ago unopened
I purchased this a year a go for stock up and is unopened. I just finished my 'that gal' primer and I'm on to the next but is this still good to use? (even after 1 year in storage?)
Mine was just fine, but it was unopened and kept in a dark place (under my bathroom sink) Go for it!
Our products are typically good for 36 months unopened.This is a generalization as some products can be shorter than this.
"That Gal" over redness
I am pale and have problems with redness on my face. I like to wear primer alone on more chill days, and I know the pinkish tint is very sheer but will it make my redness more apparent?
Hi! I bought this product to even out my redness around my nose and cheeks. it really is a lovely product!
Hi There, I'm no expert but perhaps i can add some insight. I have pink based skin, and rosacea. I use this primer and i love it. It definately does not make my rosacea or red pigments more predominant. :)
I don't think so. I have redness as well, & have used this alone on days when I don't feel like wearing make up. Even though the product does have a pink tint I didn't notice any sort of pink color on the face. You really can't see the product when its on, your skin is just more refreshed looking!
Could you use this before putting on big easy?
Yes. As a foundation primer, that gal is thinner than Big Easy. And thinner layers usually go underneath the thicker layers, so they kiss the skin better
Yes, Gorgeous! You certainly can. That gal is the perfect partner to Big Easy.
Is it normal for the dispenser to take several turns for the product to come out?
I just bought this product full sized and I had to turn the bottom a bunch of times to get some product out. I just wanted to know if this was normal or not.
Yeah, when I first got this, I had to turn it 20 times to get the product to appear. After that, it only takes one or two turns.
Yes, Gorgeous! That's completely normal :-)
That gal brightening face primer
If "that gal" brightening face primer is worn under liquid foundation will it only act as a primer or will it still brighten the face and give the appearance of a brighter complexion?
Try using it under your foundation first. You can pat That Gal on over your foundation, if you'd like to brighten your complexion even more.
I think it will do both things.
What is the difference between "that gal" and "girl meets pearl"?
That Gal is a brightening primer, you can wear it under your usual make up, or alone. Girl Meets Pearl is a luminizer. I would not apply it all over, but rather over your make up as a high lighter.
That Gal is a silky pink primer that contains light-reflecting pigments to help brighten all skin tones. Girl meets pearl is a liquid pearl luminizer which contains light-reflecting pigments to give your complexion an exquisite, dewy glow.
Porefessional + "that gal"
Can I use these together? If so, which one goes on first?
Yes, and a wonderful combination they are too! I use them together myself on occasion. Just put "That Gal" on first, then pat on the Porefessional where you need it x
I usually use these together, and pore-fessional goes on first. It takes care of the pores, and That Gal adds the color and glow!
Porefessional+That Gal= perfect combination.
It doesn't really matter if you use them separately, together, first That Gal, next Porefessional or the other way around.
Yes, you can you use them together. Apply POREfessional first, and then that gal. You can also mix the two of them together.
Does "that gal work for African American skin tones?
That gal would probably work for your skin tone as i am nc 35 or beige in hello flawless and it does not make me look ghostly, you just have to blend it well.
I put on moisturiser and then that gal.
I would suggest doing this before you put on that gal because then it is easier to blend
Since it is a brightener and also a primer, it works perfectly with all skin tones, even African American.
Use as a foundation?
Can That Gal be used as a foundation or concealer of the sorts?
I use it as a foundation, especially when I am just hanging out. If you have a great complexion, I would imagine that may be all you need, even for evening. I usually use a foundation, but if I am feeling low key, I will use pore-fessionall with that gal on top, then add Dallas.
It isn't really a foundation but it does even out skin and make it look fresh and new. If you have pretty good skin you can wear it by itself and it should make skin look great! If not i would recommend Hello Flawless oxygen wow foundation on top of the primer!
No. It's a primer so it's worn under your foundation.
Is this for Acne Prone skin?
I have a tendency to break out if using something too heavy or oily on my face. Would you recommend this product? I currently use Hello Flawless alone but is really lightweight and it starts to fall off after a while. I want a primer that will smooth out my face and give a little bit more coverege when combined with Hello Flawless but do not want the cacky, heavy feel, nor do I want to break out. Thanks!
I find that this is very light and should be quite good for oily skin. It covers imperfections so should be good for blemishes or acne. If you just use a little it is not cakey at all. Hope this helps! <3
I have very oily skin and this does not break me out at all. It is lightweight, silky, and ultra-smooth. My foundation stays-put all day, even in 100 degree temperatures. This primer also creates a very subtle brightening effect even when used under foundation. I use this in conjunction with "the POREfessional" for the smoothest finish possible.
If you are looking for a bit more coverage without the heavy feel, I would go with a spot concealer like bo-oing or erase paste. That gal doesn't give more coverage; it brightens your face so that Hello Flawless can cover imperfections more effectively. I don't think this product will make you break out, because it is very light weight. However, if you have really sensitive skin it might react to the fragrance. From what you've told me, I'd recommend getting this product only if you paired it up with Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow, than set it with a fluff brush swipe of Hello Flawless. If you don't like liquid foundation, I recommend you look into getting the spot concealer and pair it with your Hello Flawless.
Hope this helped!!
For about how long does it lasts ?
Is it really worth the money?
I would say it's completely worth the money, lasts all day when you wear it, and the pot last for at least two months, you only use a pea sized amount when you use it, and i don't even use it every day. Hope this helps :)
I can confidently say that this lasts an awfully long time. I used mine daily, and it definitely lasted well over a year.
I swear by this product and use it every morning. With 2 twists, it typically lasts for about 3 months.
Can I use foundation over ?
Can I use Hellu Flawless Oxygen over that gal primer ?
YES, that is how I use mine, it leaves your skin so BEAUTIFUL honestly you won't regret the investment.
Yes of course, or you could mix that gal with flawless oxygen and then apply :)
You certainly can. I even mix Porefessional and That Gal and apply the mixture on my face with some Ultra Radiance mist, and then goes Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow.
wait time after applying that gal primer??
I used the that gal primer right after i put my moisturizer on and then when i put my concealer on I had rolling pieces on my face like my face was shedding. Do you have to let this primer dry before applying other items?
What i was shown is that you you the face total moisture cream then I apply mixed up the pore fessional and the that gal and use with a sponge to your face. I then use the some kind a gorgeous in light to the face. Hope that helps
When I put my concealer on after using That Gal, I haven't seen it rolling into pieces so far. Perhaps your concealer has begun to dry. As to the way of applying it, I always do it after putting my moisturizer on, the very same way you do.
I would suggest massaging the product in your hands before applying and then just wait a couple of minutes for the primer to dry after your application, it shouldn't "peel" off.
I was just wondering, can you use this as a highlighter on cheeks and brow like you would with girl meets pearl? It just seems a little pointless to have a lovely pink colour spread across your face, only to be covered with foundation afterwards?
You could, but it would not show much. I would recommend using high beam or watts up on the cheeks for more of a pop.
I have seen tons of pictures of girls wearing this but most of them seemed to have tans what if you have super pale skin would it be to strong of a color?
Don't let the pink shade mislead you, it won't add more colour to your complexion. Let the texture refresh and hydrate you instead.
Nope, that gal is colourless primer that evens out your skin tone. It will just make your skin appear brighter, thats all. :)
Nope! I am also super fair-skinned and I use this every day. Once you blend it, it glows no matter how tanned you are. I highly recommend this product, I think it looks better on those who are more fair.
Does this help your make up stay put?
Does this primer only brighten your complexion or does it make make up stay on and last like 'Stay don't Stray'?
Stay don't stray is meant as an eyeshadow and concealer primer, whereas that gal is to prime the entire face. It definitely keeps your make up on all day!
I use this as primer after I have moisturized my face. Then I apply my foundation, concealer, blush, and powder over top. I think it works great and I can tell that my make up stays on better when I use it. I also use stay don't stray for my eyes and yes it works very well as a primer. I never wear that gal by itself.
yes, like all primers it helps your make-up set.
it brightens your complection and keeps you foundation last all day
I've tried many different primers, certainly enough to know the pros and cons of each. "That Gal" certainly has its good points: it does brighten your complexion and helps make makeup application smoother and easier. However, I've never noticed any difference in how long it makes my makeup last. With "That Gal" my makeup fades throughout the day the same as it does if I don't wear a primer. But never fear: Benefit Cosmetics certainly makes other primers that will ensure your makeup stays on and looks great all day. You've got the right idea: "Stay Don't Stray" is definitely the way to go if you want a primer that will smooth your skin and ensure that your makeup will stay in place all day/night long and that your concealer and eye shadow will never settle into creases. If you don't need a primer as strong as "Stay Don't Stray," for everyday, Benefit's "The Porefessional" smooths skin and I've found that it does make makeup last at least several hours longer than "That Gal." I find I get the best results when I use "Stay Don't Stray" around mt eye area so my concealer and eye makeup look perfect all day, and then use "the Porefessional" for the rest of my face. I hope this helps you! :)
It's a primer. So it primes your face for the foundation, which in turn makes it last longer. You also use less of your foundation, because it goes on easier. It also "brightens" at the same time. If you're looking for a more matte look, use porefessional :)
Whereabouts on your face do you apply That Gal primer?
I haven't used it yet but am keen to know before it arrives! Do you apply it all over your face, including your nose and eyelids, or just on those features that you want to highlight, eg your cheeks? Also do you put it on underneath your Hello Flawless (also eagerly awaiting!) or over the top? And then do you apply your La Bamba? Thanks a lot!! I am a newcomer to Benefit - does it show?? :-)
That Gal- yes, you can apply it to your entire face, as once you apply foundation it doesn't work as a highlighter. use high beam or watts up over the foundation to highlight!
Prep, Prime, Perfect!
I apply all over my face except my eyelids. Great product, you'll love it!
I would recommend you using 'That Gal' all over the face-however this does not include eyelids or lips ( I ve tried both and believe that Stay don't stray is better for eyes and Lip Plump is better for the mouth)
I wear That Gal under Hello Flawless but do use it to brighten my complexion by doing the following:
1. Twist out just a half twist.
2. Mix it between the tips of your fingers
3. Dab it lightly all over the face.
La Bamba? Bella Bamba- over the top of Hello Flawless!
If you wish to highlight your features, I looooove Girl meets Pearl.
I hope this helps!x
I apply it all over after my lotion, eye cream and sunscreen. It makes a great primer to keep everything in place. I use it underneath my foundation as the first step to a flawless face. Then the La Bamba box o'powder. If you want to highlight I suggest using High Beam or Girl Meets Pearl to touch up your cheek bones and add a dewy look during the day. Have fun!
2) 'that gal'
4) box o'blush
5) highlight with high beam or girl meets pearl
It brightens the face, so you can apply it everywhere if you want or just cheeks to give highlight, but i wouldn't put it on your eyelids. You would put it on underneath Hello Flawless (which is amazing btw!)
Does that-gal face brightening primer contain oil?
I have oily skin and am prone to breakouts.
I have oily skin too and I haven't found That Gal to feel oily at all, in fact I find it controls the shine quite well.
I can't say for sure that it's oil free, but I too am oily and love it, and don't feel that it makes me break out. It's breathable, which is nice, unlike silicone textured primers.