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Review: Benefit POREfessional

February 02, 2012

Benefit POREfessional


£23.50 - Benefit website
I received this at the Benefit/Diet Coke event

What does it claim to do?

"Quickly minimise the appearance of pores & fine lines for smoother-than-smooth skin! Apply this silky, lightweight balm alone, under or over makeup. Translucent, oil-free formula complements all skintones and helps makeup stay put. Contains a Vitamin E derivative, known to protect skin from free radicals." - Benefit

What do I think?

This is another Benefit product that I've heard a lot of good things about, so was extremely happy to see it in my goody box at the event a few weeks ago. It wouldn't have been a product I would have purchased myself as I don't really have large pores, however I'm glad I've tried it as it works well as a primer.

You only need a small amount of this and the product is a light brown colour (however it doesn't transfer colour to your skin if that makes sense). It's very simple to apply- just pat it onto moisturised skin before applying your make-up. My first thought was that it really reminded me of the L'Oreal Studio Secrets Resurfacing Primer (a really old review here!) as it feels so velvety on your skin. It leaves your skin feeling so silky and soft which is a lovely base for make-up.

In terms of results, it does seem to make my make-up last longer and look nicer- although I can't pinpoint how exactly! I guess that's what a primer is meant to do really. I've not been totally amazed by it but can't criticize it at all so yeah- just generally a good product!

Would I re-purchase?

I don't think so as it's not a stand out product for me. If you want a similar product that's cheaper I'd recommend the L'Oreal Studio Secrets Resurfacing Primer.

12 comments on "Review: Benefit POREfessional"
  1. I've just brought this and it's brilliant!

  2. I've been keen to try this primer but I know that if I bought it I'd rarely use it - I'm just not a primer person! Always seem to skip that step haha.
    Will you be at IMATS this weekend lovely? Would be so nice to meet you if so! x

    1. Haha I know- I always just forget to put it on! Not at IMATS sadly- in Cambridge seeing uni friends for the weekend. Hopefully we will meet another time! X

  3. this product was so disappointing for me :( i think it was too hyped up! xxxx

  4. This product really work as far as hiding your pores as a primer.... but it made me break out, big time!

  5. I have huge pores but this didn't work for me ):

  6. I saw this! I would never buy it as I don't have massive pores either, but isn't it so handy when a product has a double use. I love that!


  7. I'd heard good things about this too but I probably wouldn't buy it myself because Benefit often gives me skin trouble. No idea why as I have no problem with other brands :(

    Good review though :)

    Amelia @ UGLY DUCKLING x


  8. I don't have massive pores, but sometimes, for special occasions, I want my skin to look completely flawless, I use this. It does work for me and airbrushes over my pores


  9. Glad I seen this review as I was considering purchasing this xx
    You have a great blog xx Would be great if you could check out my blog - Im doing a fab 200 follower giveaway - the winner gets £50 of Mac products of their choice and a OPI designer nail polish xx Maybe we could follow each other through GFC and bloglovin xxx Hope to see you at my blog soon xxx

  10. I was going to purchase this but now I've read this I think I'll go for the L'Oreal one! xxx

  11. I have really awful pores so might need to give this a go. Does the L'Oreal one do anything for pores?



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