"that gal" brightening face primer

brightening face primer


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She’s as bright as she looks!

Our silky pink primer takes your complexion from dull to darling! Simply blend it on for the look of brighter, smoother skin.

  • Soothing raspberry & chamomile
  • Light-reflecting pigments
  • Flatters all skintones


11 mL 0.37 US fl. oz.



Please read the ingredient list on the packaging of your product to be sure that the ingredients are appropriate for your personal use.


When being ‘that’ girl is brilliant!

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.

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Mar 11, 2017

Best product!

Location: Sydney
Eyes: Brown
Skin tone: Medium

Great product that I have ever used.

Dec 25, 2016

Great face brightening product

Location: South Wales
Eyes: Blue
Skin tone: Fair
Love that it's: “Amazing smelling, Great for dewy skin”

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.

Nov 1, 2016

Brightening & smells good too

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Location: Somerset
Eyes: Brown
Skin tone: Medium
Love that it's: “smells good, brightening”

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 .

Sep 11, 2016

Great Quality Product

Location: Melbourne
Love that it's: “super”

The product is of high quality.

Sep 4, 2016

I love this product!

Location: Ireland
Eyes: Blue
Skin tone: Fair
Love that it's: “so moisturising”

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

Aug 21, 2016

I love this!

Location: Wiltshire
Eyes: Hazel
Skin tone: Light
Love that it's: “Got such a scrumptious smell”

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.

Aug 4, 2016

Honest review

Location: North Lincolnshire
Eyes: Blue
Skin tone: Light
Love that it's: “brightening”

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

Jul 31, 2016

Good but overpriced

Location: San Francisco
Eyes: Brown
Skin tone: Fair

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

Jul 18, 2016

Does not live up to my expectations.

Location: Hampshire
Eyes: Brown
Skin tone: Fair
Love that it's: “got a lovely smell!”

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!

Apr 25, 2016

Feels great

Location: London
Eyes: Brown
Skin tone: Light
Love that it's: “smells good, refreshing, Pretty”

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

Apr 17, 2016


Location: dublin
Eyes: Blue
Skin tone: Fair

nice one

Apr 13, 2016

Pretty Pink Primer

Location: Scotland
Eyes: Blue
Skin tone: Fair
Love that it's: “Pretty, Natural”

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

Apr 3, 2016

Really brightens the skin

Location: Essex, UK
Eyes: Hazel
Skin tone: Fair

Love this as a primer really brightens the skin

Oct 25, 2015

Great product!

Location: London
Eyes: Blue
Skin tone: Fair

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!

Jul 24, 2015

My Number One

Location: Maine, USA
Eyes: Blue
Skin tone: Fair

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.

Jun 12, 2015

Full Blown Reaction

Location: Undisclosed

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!!

Apr 28, 2015

this product is AMAZING!!!

Location: chicago, illnois
Eyes: Brown
Skin tone: Olive

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.

Apr 9, 2015

Great product poor packaging

Location: Arab, AL 35016, USA
Eyes: Blue
Skin tone: Fair

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...

Mar 27, 2015


Location: Scotland, UK
Eyes: Brown
Skin tone: Light
Love that it's: “Illuminating, brightening, refreshing, pinkish, Smooth”

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

Mar 18, 2015


Location: Undisclosed
Skin tone: Fair
Love that it's: “Smooth”

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.

Dec 24, 2014

Love it..

Location: Monterey, CA, USA
Eyes: Brown
Skin tone: Olive

I've try a lot of primers, nothing comes to to this one. I'm so glad I switch over to Benefit.

Dec 15, 2014

Excellent for dry skin

Location: New Zealand
Eyes: Green
Skin tone: Fair

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.

Sep 12, 2014


Location: Ghent, Belgium
Eyes: Brown
Skin tone: Medium

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 :-)

Aug 22, 2014

Pretty Perfect Indeed

Location: Scotland, UK
Eyes: Blue
Skin tone: Light
Love that it's: “brightening”

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!

Aug 19, 2014

Not for oily skin!

Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Eyes: Green
Skin tone: Light

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. :(

Jul 29, 2014

The perfect Primer

Location: Sydney NSW, Australia
Eyes: Hazel
Skin tone: Medium
Love that it's: “hydrating”

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.

Jul 26, 2014

Gives your face a natural glow

Location: Sydney NSW, Australia
Eyes: Brown
Skin tone: Medium
Love that it's: “brightening”

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.

Jul 25, 2014

strawberry icecream

Location: The Netherlands
Eyes: Brown
Skin tone: Medium
Love that it's: “strawberry scented, translucent, liquid”

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.

Jul 22, 2014

That gal is awesome!

Location: Undisclosed
Love that it's: “pink, easy to use”

A pleasant mood comes easy with this one!

Jul 19, 2014

just all-round gorgeous!

Location: London, UK
Eyes: Blue
Skin tone: Light
Love that it's: “girly, light, natural, Smooth”

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.

Jul 9, 2014

Love this

Location: Maidenhead, Windsor and Maidenhead, UK
Eyes: Brown
Skin tone: Light

Love how this product makes my skin feel. Perfect for putting on and not needing any make on up.

May 30, 2014

Great Product, Convenient Packaging!

Location: St. Louis, MO, USA
Eyes: Blue
Skin tone: Light
Love that it's: “brightens, great packaging, good value”

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!

May 27, 2014

need more shades

Location: Chicago, IL, USA
Eyes: Green
Skin tone: Deep

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

Mar 22, 2014

Nice for dry skin

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Eyes: Green
Skin tone: Light
Love that it's: “hydrates”

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?

Feb 15, 2014


Location: Undisclosed
Eyes: Brown
Skin tone: Olive

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!

Feb 11, 2014

Truly brightens

Location: Oakland, CA, USA
Eyes: Green
Skin tone: Light
Love that it's: “clean, light, Fresh”

My face looks fresh and healthy after applying this primer. :)

Feb 2, 2014

Subtle glow and best primer I ever had

Location: Singapore
Eyes: Brown
Skin tone: Medium

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! :)

Jan 29, 2014

A Must Have

Location: Springdale, AR, USA
Eyes: Brown
Skin tone: Fair
Love that it's: “luminous, beautiful, Smooth, Effective, lasting”

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.

Jan 27, 2014

Best primer yet!

Location: Liverpool, Merseyside, UK
Eyes: Hazel
Skin tone: Light

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.

Jan 4, 2014

Beauty Staple - don't pass it up!

Location: Seattle, WA, USA
Eyes: Green
Skin tone: Fair
Love that it's: “dewy glow, brightening, smells amazing, great for sensitive skin, girly!”

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.

Dec 28, 2013

Serves its purpose, but isn't ideal

Location: Connecticut
Eyes: Brown
Skin tone: Olive
Love that it's: “long-lasting, translucent, sheer, dewy, Glowing, Smudge-proof, light, velvety”

"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.

Dec 27, 2013

Nothing To Write Home About

Location: Dallas, Tx
Eyes: Green
Skin tone: Fair

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.

Dec 23, 2013

Good Buy!

Location: Singapore, SG
Eyes: Brown
Skin tone: Light

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!

Nov 22, 2013

Its Ok

Location: Sydney NSW, Australia
Eyes: Blue
Skin tone: Fair

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.

Nov 13, 2013

Love it!!

Location: Ontario, Canada
Eyes: Green
Skin tone: Medium
Love that it's: “easy to use, fabulous alone or with makeup”

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!

Oct 11, 2013


Location: Undisclosed

It will never cover pock marks, a fake smile or a jersey accent.

Oct 10, 2013

An absolute essential!

Location: England, UK
Eyes: Hazel
Skin tone: Fair
Love that it's: “bright, dewy, Glowing, healthy, light”

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

Oct 2, 2013

Nothing happens

Location: Undisclosed

I have been used it for a week. I don't see any different in my face. Doesn't works.

Sep 28, 2013

It's a Staple!

Location: Texas, USA
Eyes: Blue
Skin tone: Light

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.

Aug 31, 2013

Best primer ever tried!

Location: England
Eyes: Blue
Skin tone: Medium

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

Aug 16, 2013

It smells great

Location: New Zealand
Eyes: Brown
Skin tone: Light
Love that it's: “great smelling”

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.

Jul 1, 2013

One of my makeup staples

Location: Australia
Eyes: Brown
Skin tone: Light

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!

Jun 7, 2013

Love this!

Location: London
Eyes: Green
Skin tone: Fair

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.

May 14, 2013

chin breakout

Location: HONG KONG
Eyes: Brown
Skin tone: Deep

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

May 12, 2013

Not sure if it beats porefessional!

Location: Australia
Eyes: Blue
Skin tone: Light
Love that it's: “scented”

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!

Apr 23, 2013

Works for me

Location: Melbourne VIC, Australia
Eyes: Brown
Skin tone: Light

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.

Mar 30, 2013

Not for blemishes.

Location: Kent, UK
Eyes: Green
Skin tone: Fair

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.

Mar 10, 2013

fresh face looking

Location: Chelsea, London, UK
Eyes: Green
Skin tone: Light
Love that it's: “dewy, pretty”

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.

Feb 21, 2013

Not bad

Location: Ohio, USA
Eyes: Hazel
Skin tone: Light

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!

Feb 19, 2013

Gives a lovely glow

Location: London, UK
Eyes: Blue
Skin tone: Fair

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.

Feb 15, 2013

Nothing special

Location: Portland, OR, USA
Eyes: Brown
Skin tone: Medium

I don't think it was anything special, didn't last very long.

Feb 8, 2013

not bad!

Location: London, UK
Eyes: Blue
Skin tone: Light

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.

Jan 26, 2013

My All time favourite Benefit products

Location: Perth WA, Australia
Eyes: Blue
Skin tone: Light

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,

Jan 21, 2013


Location: Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, UK
Eyes: Blue
Skin tone: Light
Love that it's: “silky”

This is the best primer ever!

Jan 11, 2013

Brightens skin

Location: India
Eyes: Brown
Skin tone: Medium

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.

Jan 4, 2013

Bright and beautiful simplicity

Location: Paris, Texas
Eyes: Hazel
Skin tone: Light
Love that it's: “bright, dewy, natural, pink”

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!

Jan 3, 2013

Not amazing value but a lovely product

Location: Undisclosed
Eyes: Hazel
Skin tone: Light

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.

Dec 27, 2012

Beautiful product

Location: Kent, UK
Eyes: Blue
Skin tone: Fair
Love that it's: “nice smelling”

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

Dec 24, 2012

Great for making me look younger!

Location: Akron, OH, USA
Eyes: Brown
Skin tone: Light
Love that it's: “brightening, easy, good value”

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.

Dec 22, 2012

great for a fresh-faced glow

Location: Staffordshire, England
Eyes: Brown
Skin tone: Medium
Love that it's: “pink, dewy, Fresh”

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!

Dec 12, 2012

complexion brightener which smells delish!

Location: Melbourne VIC, Australia
Eyes: Hazel
Skin tone: Fair

'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.

Dec 8, 2012

This product really brightens up my appearance. And is my...

Location: Undisclosed
Eyes: Green
Skin tone: Olive
Love that it's: “brightening”

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

Nov 29, 2012

Received Sample via LBB & Loved It!

Location: Milwaukee, WI, USA
Eyes: Hazel
Skin tone: Light
Love that it's: “easy to use, can't waste it, wear it alone, or under make-up”

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.

Nov 27, 2012

Perfect mixer!

Location: New South Wales, Australia
Eyes: Brown
Skin tone: Light
Love that it's: “brightening, smells amazing”

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!

Nov 26, 2012

Love love love

Location: London, UK
Eyes: Brown
Skin tone: Light

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.

Nov 14, 2012

Great Primer, doesn't brighten.

Location: Manchester, UK
Eyes: Blue
Skin tone: Fair
Love that it's: “scented, simple, Smooth”

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!

Oct 29, 2012

Favourite primer!

Location: Toronto, ON
Eyes: Hazel
Skin tone: Olive
Love that it's: “glow, primer, favourite”

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!

Oct 17, 2012

the perfect primer... always

Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Eyes: Hazel
Skin tone: Light

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.

Oct 11, 2012


Location: West Sussex, UK
Eyes: Brown
Skin tone: Fair
Love that it's: “scented, silky, suited to different ages”

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

Oct 5, 2012

I love this

Location: china
Eyes: Amber
Skin tone: Medium
Love that it's: “that gal”

Well, not greasy.I am a neutral skin. And very fragrant.Love as the makeup before the milk

Sep 15, 2012


Location: United Kingdom
Eyes: Blue
Skin tone: Fair
Love that it's: “perfect, flawless”

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! :)

Sep 12, 2012

The best product I use!

Location: UK
Eyes: Blue
Skin tone: Fair

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!!

Sep 5, 2012

Made me oily

Location: Mountain View, CA, USA
Eyes: Brown
Skin tone: Medium

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.

Aug 24, 2012

'alright' but not very necessary

Location: Sydney, Australia
Eyes: Brown
Skin tone: Medium

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.

Aug 18, 2012

Fresh look

Location: Undisclosed

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!

Aug 6, 2012


Location: Orlando
Eyes: Green
Skin tone: Light
Love that it's: “easy to apply”

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!

Aug 4, 2012

Brightens my face and mood - lovely scent!

Location: Traverese City, MI
Eyes: Hazel
Skin tone: Light
Love that it's: “lovely scent, Smooth, brightening”

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!

Aug 2, 2012

Just that little extra

Location: USA
Eyes: Hazel
Skin tone: Light
Love that it's: “perfect, smells great, lasts forever, pink”

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!

Jul 27, 2012

Brightening and covering

Location: Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, UK
Eyes: Blue
Skin tone: Light

This covers up imperfections and gives skin an instant glow! It also smells like candy!!! <3

Jul 27, 2012

Good to use, but it seemed messy...

Location: Undisclosed

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!

Jul 24, 2012


Location: Fayetteville, NC
Eyes: Green
Skin tone: Light
Love that it's: “silky, brightening, smells yummy”

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!

Jul 22, 2012

Bought 'That Gal' to lighten/brighten my under eye area,...

Location: Branson, MO
Eyes: Brown
Skin tone: Medium

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.

Jul 1, 2012


Location: Glasgow, Glasgow City, UK
Eyes: Hazel
Skin tone: Olive

This product smooths the skin out perfectly, gives you a beautiful complexion and on top of that smells absolutely amazing ! ! ! ! :D

Jun 19, 2012

This product was a little bit of a let down for me! i...

Location: Newcastle
Eyes: Brown
Skin tone: Light

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!

Jun 9, 2012


Location: NY
Eyes: Blue
Skin tone: Light
Love that it's: “brightening”

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.

Jun 6, 2012


Location: London
Eyes: Brown
Skin tone: Medium

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!!!

Jun 2, 2012

Smells nice

Location: Lancashire, UK
Eyes: Green
Skin tone: Medium
Love that it's: “lovely smelling”

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.

Jun 2, 2012

Best primer on the market!

Location: Charleston, South Carolina
Eyes: Brown
Skin tone: Deep
Love that it's: “smooth & creamy”

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!

Jun 1, 2012

Amazing in only 2 seconds

Location: Dumfries, Scotland
Eyes: Blue
Skin tone: Light
Love that it's: “silky smooth, instantly brightens even the darkest of areas, great for carrying around”

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

May 26, 2012

No difference

Location: London
Eyes: Brown
Skin tone: Medium

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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