One of this season’s best new products is this face primer, from Benefit. That Gal promises to smooth and brighten any complexion. The product comes in a plastic container that makes it look like a glue stick. When you twist the bottom, the pink primer comes out of the top, it is a light pink color with a thick lotion-like consistency, when rubbed between your fingers it has a definite silky feel. There is no smell that I am aware of.
The product can be used alone or under other face products, and is applied with your fingers. Though Benefit says to apply this in an upward motion, I’m not sure that this tip is really necessary. Once rubbed in I couldn’t tell that there was any pink tint to my skin, but when used beneath my Some Kind-a Gorgeous I had a luminous glow that was perfect for faking being well rested. I think one of the best things about this product is that although it does give you a luminous glow, it does this without shimmer or shine. It simply makes you look luminous!
Update 8/7/2007: MrsLP asked a great question in the comments, regarding whether I prefer this product or my DuWop Revolotion Face tinted moisturizer. I think a better comparison might be my Revlon Skinlights Skin Brightener, which I have never done a full review on, but which I discussed in a previous post. Both are meant to brighten your complexion with a lotion that has light reflecting pigments and is a light pink/nude color. Both can be worn alone. However, the main difference is the shimmer. Now, there are times when I want a shimmer (eg- parties, highlighting the brow bone at times), however the majority of the time this is not a good idea for your entire face. So, I think that overall the Benefit is better than the Revlon lotion. As for the DuWop, I think this would be better to compare to Some Kind-a Gorgeous, which will be my next review.
Benefit That Gal Face Primer