Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Benefit: That Gal brightening face primer


Why we love it:

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

What else you need to know:

One shade helps brighten all skin tones. Can be worn alone, under or over makeup.


Contains soothing raspberry & chamomile, combined with sweet almond & algae extracts to help skin retain its natural moisture, for a soft & silky finish.



I was at Sephora the other day, and I saw the Benefit "That Gal" face primer. The lady told me that it was one of their best selling products, and I was really curious, so I purchased it for only $28.

At first I thought it was a little expensive since it's only an 11 oz. tube. But after I tried it, I loved it.

It definitely does brighten up your complexion.

It's very easy to apply. All you have to do is twist the base part of the primer and it'll come out on the top. (as you can see in the picture above)


It's really creamy so it's easy to spread. You can wear it alone or under/over your make-up.

You can also keep applying it during the day, to re-brighten your skin and polish your looks.

I use it before I apply my make-up on, and it works great. My make-up stays on longer and it also makes it easier to apply my foundation.

Would I purchase it again?

Yes, I would definitely purchase it again. I think it's going to be my normal "go-to face primer." haha.

Have you guys tried "That Gal" before? How did you like it?


  1. Thanks for posting a review on this! I looks like such an amazing product, and very unique as well. :)

  2. I haven't tried this yet but did check it out at Sephora. I think it has too much pink tint for my yellow skin.

  3. @ChicGeek: you're very welcome. it really is!

    @kristie: you really should! you can just apply it under your make-up. that way you can mix it up a bit:D

  4. THanks for sharing! Might have to check it out next time I pass by Sephora :-)

  5. hey! ooh I definitely need to try this!

    nice review!

  6. It did brighten my skin...but it burrnneeddd! :( So I stick with my Smashbox primer. :)

  7. @Emy: you're welcome.

    @Breee: thank you;D

    @Stacy: really? oh my. hahaha.

  8. Great blog Carrie! I love Benefit; here we have everything in Shepora!


  9. That sounds like such a great product:) Thanks for that review,sweetie

    Ps:I hope you had a chance to enter my GIVEAWAY!!!


  10. I like this product too, Carrie. It's light and helps my makeup stay on longer.:D

    I like the cute little tube and the pinkish product, makes me excited using mine!:D

    Looking forward to more reviews!:D
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  11. I haven't tried this, but sounds promising!

  12. @Laetitia: thank you. i'm starting to love it too:D

    @Diana: thank you!

    @Marie: aww. thanks. i agree, it really brightens up my face!

    @Dizzy: i really is:D

  13. hey carrie! =) thanks for following me! now im your newest follower!
    by the way i would be totally willing to try that primer! do you know if its available in any other stores besides sephora?

  14. @Megan: thanks. uhm, i think it's available in macy's. YOu should really try it:D

  15. looks promising! a new follower here.. thanks for visiting my site...

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  17. i don't own it, but i think i may have tried it courtesy of my older sister, i don't really remember how it worked for me though. but reading your review, i'm sure it's a really good product, and i think i should buy one too. :D

    <3, Mimi

  18. LOVE Benefit products...will have to check this one out! Thanks!

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  20. Thanks for sharing this with us! I really enjoyed reading it and seeing the pictures in case I decide to pick it up. :-)

    I am new to your blog and following you. I would love if you stopped by my blog and followed me.


  21. I've never tried it but it sounds great x

  22. @Shopcoholic: thank you. and you're welcome!

    @HopeMArie: aww, thanks for letting me know:D

    @Mimi: I really recommend that you do! it's so good.

    @TheZhush: hahaha. gooo!!!

    @MissK: oh, definitely:D

    @Maggie: thank you so much!

    @Nicolette: :DDD

  23. first time hearing about this, but it sounds like a good product. thanks for sharing.

    i follow you now; feel free to check out my blog and follow me too.

  24. hmmm sounds a great product to try!
    I know what I'll be buying over the next week now ;) xoxo

  25. @Cheryl: thanks. i will:D

    @thebeautifier: hahaha.

  26. I've never tried this one before. I'm currently using MAC prep and prime and I'm loving it, it's one of the best primers I've ever used!

    Just seen that The Body Shop launched a primer for dry skin as well and that will be my next purchase. Hopefully they will perform the same as prep and prime but for half of the price!

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